Tunes Tuesday: Motivating Music for Female Empowerment

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | music

Mar 07

It’s time for another Tunes Tuesday linkup with Steff from Run Steff Run and Kimberly from Kooky Runner.  We’re so excited to have you share your favorite music with us each week!

We’re looking for inspiration for our running and workout playlists and even a “jog” down memory lane as you share your favorite jams!

Since it’s the first Tuesday of the month, the theme is motivating music.  In honor of the start of Women’s History Month, I thought I’d share some of my favorite tunes featuring women empowerment!  I hope you enjoy my playlist!

I’m also joining Marcia, Patty, and Erika for Tuesdays on the Run!

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If you're a runner looking for music inspiration, check out the Tunes Tuesday linkup!

Tunes Tuesday:  Independent Women

What types of music motivate you the most?  I’m a HUGE fan of music featuring female artists with strong messages on female empowerment.  Since March marks Women’s History Month, I thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to share some of my favorite inspiring songs from women as part of Tunes Tuesday!

How do you even describe the various challenges and pressures that a woman faces every day?  I have a great career, a wonderful boyfriend, and a new home.  But what do I hear about the most – when am I getting married?  When am I having kids?  Society has so many expectations for women and it never seems to end – from the classroom to the board room and everything in between!

Even though it’s never easy, I wouldn’t have it any other way (though can we work on that equal pay for equal work thing?).  I love who I am and I really enjoy music that reminds us that there’s nothing wrong with being authentic to ourselves!

I realize that I have a largely female audience that reads the blog, so I hope you enjoy this week’s playlist featuring themes of female empowerment!

Featured Artists: Female Empowerment

Looking for new music for your workout playlist? Check out Tunes Tuesday, hosted by Run Steff Run, Kooky Runner, and Run With No Regrets! Enjoy this playlist of songs for female empowerment!

Queen Latifah – U.N.I.T.Y:  I absolutely love this song.  Queen Latifah was such a pioneer for female entertainers and entrepreneurs and I’ll always be a fan!  This song is still relevant today.

Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman:  A classic!  I love Whitney Houston’s version too but I wanted to show love to the originator!

Aretha Franklin – Respect:  Of course this song made the list, Aretha is the queen!

TLC – Unpretty:  TLC always had such great, empowering messages in their songs.  This is one of my favorites.  BOO to anyone who tries to make you feel unpretty!

P!nk – F**kin’ Perfect:  P!nk has always been a badass and she really knows how to be vulnerable in her music, like in this song!

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Alicia Keys – Superwoman:  Alicia has been singing songs about the strength and awesomeness of women for years, and I’m here for it!

Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want to Have Fun:  Because sometimes it’s just that simple!

Jennifer Lopez – Ain’t Your Mama:  I first heard this song in my spinning class and quickly fell in love with it!  It’s just a fun song not to be taken too seriously, lol!

Des’ree – You Gotta Be:  The chorus of this song really resonates with me because as women, we’re always told what we “gotta be” – hard, tough, calm, etc.  Such crap!

Beyonce – Diva:  We all know that Beyonce is huge on female empowerment!  My favorites are her songs from Destiny’s Child but I wanted to show love to this song too!  What’s wrong with being a diva sometimes?

Mary J. Blige – No More Drama:  Mary keeps it real!  I love this song and have had to tell myself “no more drama” more than a few times these past few years!

Join Us Every Tuesday and Share Your Tunes!

  1. Write your post on the topic of the week. You can also include a playlist focusing on the week’s topic!
  2. Link back to KookyRunner, Run Steff Run and Run With No Regrets. Make sure you mention the link up, you never know who is reading and would love to join in on the fun!
  3. Add your link to the link up at one of our blogs.  Please remember to post the link to your actual post and not just your blog, it makes things a lot easier!
  4. Make sure you visit the other posts in the linkup and leave a comment! This is about building a community and showing the other bloggers how much you appreciate them joining the link up!

For this specific link up we will operate on a four-week schedule. Each week will have a specific theme. You can take the theme any way you choose, be creative and just have fun with it!

  • First Tuesday – Motivation Music (Music that inspires you)
  • Second Tuesday – Random Music (One-Hit Wonders, Dance Songs, etc.) – We hope you join us next week!
  • Third Tuesday – Pump Up Music (Fast-paced jams that get your heart pumping!)
  • Fourth Tuesday – Your Current Favorite Music (Favorite song, band, music artist or type of music)
  • In a month with five Tuesdays, we’ll have a free week!


What’s your favorite tune that inspires and motivates you?  Any songs that I missed?

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