I've been needing little boosts here and there lately, and this playlist is perfectly designed for it. Looping it here and there and everywhere - en route to barre, in the shower, before meetings and speaking engagements - and it's exactly the right amount of extra oomph to put me in the mood to rock whatever's coming up. Favorite lyrics and snippets below:
Lizzo, “Good as Hell” - "Boss up and change your life, You can have it all, no sacrifice"
Katy Perry, “Firework” - "You're original, cannot be replaced"
Yuna, “Rescue” - "Yeah, she's got a light in her face, She don't need no rescue and she's okay"
Daya, “Sit Still Look Pretty” - "Oh, I don't know what you've been told, But this gal right here's gonna rule the world"
Sara Bareilles, “Brave” - "Let your words be anything but empty"
Beyonce, “Schoolin’ Life” - "Stop living in regret, baby, it's not over yet"
NONONO, “Pumpin Blood” - "You're a catalyst to your own happiness, you know"
Robyn, “Dancing On My Own” - "I keep dancin' on my own," duh.
Jimmy Eat World, “The Middle” - "Little girl in the middle of your life, everything, everything's gonna be just fine" (also see here)
The New Radicals, “You Get What You Give” - "You get what you give," also duh. Also see here.
Sia, “Elastic Heart” - "But you won't see me fall apart, 'Cause I've got an elastic heart"
Florence + The Machine, “Shake It Out” - "And it's time to dance with the devil on your back"
La Roux, “Bulletproof” - "Tick, tick, tick, tick on the watch, And life's too short for me to stop"
Lizzo and Caroline Smith, “Let’em Say” - "But if you’re giving in then don’t you change, Cause living well's the best revenge"
Idina Menzel, “Let it Go” - DUH.
Elle King, “America’s Sweetheart” - "You tryna change me, you can go to hell, Cause I don't wanna be nobody else"
Adele, “Send My Love (To Your New Lover” - "Baby, I'm still rising"
Paramore, “Ain’t It Fun” - "So what are you gonna do, When the world don't orbit around you"