As much as I’d love to do away with 99.9 percent of the gendered bullshit surrounding weddings, I have to confess, getting ready for my wedding with just my bridesmaids and the women in my family was one of the highlights of the day (my grandmother even got in on the action). Maybe it was all those years on the cheerleading squad, or my all-girl Odyssey of the Mind team, but I’ve got a soft spot for a room full of girls, a bottle of champagne, and Spice Girls on full blast. And even if you’re not having a wedding party, or your wedding party is mixed gender, who can argue with bubbly and Britpop? So with that in mind, today we’ve rounded up a playlist of some of the staff’s favorite #GirlPower tunes. Now excuse me while I go turn the volume up, and sing into my hairbrush microphone.
What did you listen to while getting ready for your wedding? Bonus points if it’s Britpop!
“No Scrubs” by TLC
“Independent Women Pt 1” by Destiny’s Child
“Can’t Hold Us Down” by Christina Aguiliera ft. Lil Kim
“Miss Independent” by Kelly Clarkson
“Roar” by Katy Perry
“Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” by Beyoncé
“Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys
“Wannabe” by Spice Girls
“Goodbye Earl” by Dixie Chicks
“Work It” by Missy Elliott
“My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)” by En Vogue
“Call Me” by Blondie
“So What” by P!nk
“This One’s for the Girls” by Martina McBride
“Electric Lady” by Janelle Monae
“Starships” by Nicki Minaj
“1, 2 Step” by Ciara ft. Missy Elliott
“Jumpin’, Jumpin’” by Destiny’s Child
“Just a Girl” by No Doubt
“Lady Marmalade” by Christina Aguilera, Lil Kim, Mya, and Pink ft. Missy Elliott
“Drunk in Love” by Beyoncé ft. Jay-Z
“We Found Love” by Rihanna
“Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry
“Wishin’ and Hopin’” by Dusty Springfield
“Fancy” by Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
“Run the World (Girls)” by Beyoncé
“Are You That Somebody” by Aaliyah
“Boyz” by M.I.A.
“Get Right” by JLo
“Milkshake” by Kelis
Want to hear it now? You can listen to the entire playlist right here!