Feel empowered even in lockdown by belting out these anthemic tunes from brilliant female singers.

There are some songs that are just so charged with go-get-em punch-the-air chutzpah that you can’t help but feel like you could conquer the world while belting them out. Ideally with a wooden spoon in the mirror. So many of these happen to be by fierce, independent women that we felt moved to make a playlist dedicated to them. We could have gone on and on.

As it is, we veer between the contemporary right back to Ella Fitzgerald via Aretha Franklkin, Nina Simone, Janis Joplin, Madonna and Alannis Morissette; in short, women who make us feel that everything will be alright in the end. We may be locked down, but in the immortal words of Gracie Fields who wraps up this list, we will always ‘Sing As We Go.’

Listen to the playlist on Spotify.

By Nancy Alsop
May 2020


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