All the sites that I frequent have been posting Spotify playlists so I’m eager to share a few of my favorite empowering pump ups that I listen to almost on a daily basis, along with my favorite lyrics from each song and my Style Mag Daily interpretation.
“You must not know ‘bout me…”
— Basically the best comeback to anyone who underestimates you (I may or may not have said this to many a psychiatrist)
— The song is about how Bey is the one who is irreplaceable, not her no good bf.
9 to 5
By Dolly Parton
“Tumble outta bed and I stumble to the kitchen/
Pour myself a cup of ambition”
SMD: Coffee = Ambition. Dolly get’s it.
“Want to move ahead but the boss won’t seem to let me/
I swear sometimes that man is out to get me!”
SMD: The man is out to get us, at eighty cents to the dollar, and Dolly knows it.
You Don’t Own Me
By Lesley Gore
“Don’t tell me what to do/
Don’t tell me what to say/
And please when I go out with you/
Don’t put me on display”
SMD: Written in 1963 so some lyrics in this song seem a little dated, but super eerie how some aren’t dated at all.