Crank These Feminist Tunes on New Year’s Eve

As we bring 2014 to a close, we celebrate a year of feminism—a year in which the movement rose to national spotlight (quite literally), sparking conversations and empowerment on a grand scale. For those partaking in New Year’s Eve celebrations (and for those camped out with a good book), we’ve compiled some feminist gems to keep your playlists going long after the ball drops. The genres and decades are varied, but these songs are sure to keep your toes tapping and your feminism flowing. Happy New Year!

New Year’s Eve Feminist Playlist

  1. Can’t Hold Us Down” –Christina Aguilera
  2. Not Ready to Make Nice” –Dixie Chicks
  3. Rebel Girl” –Bikini Kill
  4. U.N.I.T.Y.” –Queen Latifah
  5. None of Your Business” –Salt-N-Pepa
  6. F*** You” –Lily Allen
  7. Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves” –Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin
  8. No Scrubs” –TLC
  9. I’m Not Your Hero” – Tegan and Sara
  10. Run the World (Girls)” –Beyoncé
  11. I Will Survive” –Gloria Gaynor
  12. Hot Topic” –Le Tigre
  13. Independent Women Pts. I & II” –Destiny’s Child

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Brianna Kovan is a reader and writer from the Midwest. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in English.