Girl, Put Your Records On
…tell me your favorite song
Recently I was out for a run on a sunny morning in the park near my home, shuffling through the 'top hits' playlist on Spotify, and a song came on that stopped me in my tracks. I broke out into serious dance moves. I couldn't help but move to the beat of the song, all in full display of the runners, bikers, and families carrying on with their business in full view. At this moment, I felt the impulse to express myself and move my body, with a lack of care for onlookers perceived judgments. How freeing! Not too long after this, I attended a baseball game and witnessed the players "walk-up song" that comes on in the stadium as they approach the plate, and it clicked.
This carefree dance moment and the players’ song inspired me to build a playlist that would elicit more empowering moments. I was reminded of how power music can be with evoking a range of feelings in an instant. To help develop this playlist, I recruited many of the wonderful women I've featured in my CANDID Interview series to share the song that gets them jazzed, focused, smiling, and keep steady in their passions and purpose.
Listen to the 'I AM A BADASS' playlist on Spotify if you want to spark these music vibes and add your pump-up/walk-up/self-love songs that make you want to stop everything you're doing and dance (and refocus your attention on the good stuff). Add your songs to this playlist or consider making your own! It works.
CANDID Featured Women ‘I AM A BADASS’ Songs:
Carly Zakin - “TRUTH HURTS” by Lizzo
Danielle Weisberg - “HIGH HOPES” by Panic! At the Disco
Stacy Taubman - “RISE UP” by Andra Day
Valerie Macaulay - “BAD GUY” by Billie Eilish
Tania Beasley-Jolly - “NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY” by Lil Kim
Audra Noyes - “YOU SAY” by Lauren Daigle
Kim Witczak - “I WAS HERE” by Beyoncé
Cheree Berry - “ANOTHER DAY OF SUN” from La La Land soundtrack
Reshma Chattaram Chamberlin - “AFRICA” by Toto
Diedre Gray - “HERE COMES THE HOTSTEPPER” by Ini Kamoze