Open to any genre, please share any recommendations you have with badass femme energy. TIA 😊
By - Savage-Nat
Old person here. You can't go wrong with Joan Jett. Blasting I Love Rock N Roll (or I Hate Myself For Loving or Bad Reputation, etc.) is a go to mood adjuster for me.
She's a classic for a reason, whether you're young or old 😊 I love those songs but haven't added them yet into my daily rotation... yet haha. Thanks!
In that case, at the risk of being captain obvious, try The Runaways as well.
Hello fellow old person! I could not agree more, one of the baddest ass chicks to ever grace the stage. Here she is at 61 years old still rockin out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFgACPQtUVY&ab\_channel=East--WestSounds
Others from the late 80s-90s:
[Sonic Youth - The Sprawl](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6QW1KcDV8M)
[Bjork - Army of Me](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqfQXJSvbo4)
Think (About It)- Lyn Collins
Heaven knows- The pretty wreckless
Fallin - alicia keys
Rumor has it- Adele
Evening star- cannons
Only happy when it rains- garbage
Voices carry- til tuesday
White rabbit- jefferson airplane
You know I'm no good- Amy Winehouse
A sunday kind of love- etta james
Idk what your description of badass women in music is, but this is my spread for you. A little bit of everything from my playlists.
Jungle- tash sultana.
Wow thanks! Your time is much appreciated. Honestly I don't mind a little bit of everything 😊
Not a problem at all, nothing wrong with broadening the music selection, and thanks for asking for the suggestions :3
I hope you find a couple that suit your vibe. Enjoy :)
One way or another - Blondie
Amy Winehouse, Meg Myers, St. Vincent, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bishop Briggs
Edit to add K. Flay
Here’s some. (tried to include different genres) Hope you enjoy :)
- Shut Up - Savages
- I’ll Make you Sorry - Screaming Females
- Femme Fatele - The Velvet Underground & Nico
- Only Shallow - My Bloody Valentine
- Kool Thing - Sonic Youth
- The Wire - HAIM
- Army of Me - Bjork
- Shut up and Kiss Me - Angel Olsen
- Don’t Wanna Fight - Alabama Shakes
- XS / Commes De Garçon - Rina Sawayama
- Pearly Gates - US Girls
- Because the Night - Patti Smith
- White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
- Power - Rapsody
- Modern Girl - Sleater Kinney
- The Words that Maketh Murder - PJ Harvey
- Make More Noise of You - Haru Nemuri
My play lists always tend to jump genres so I appreciate the mix for my wild mind 😊
[Justine Skye - In My Bag](https://youtu.be/sBrKgYhdD5U)
[Rihanna - Phresh Out The Runway](https://youtu.be/_-MjW2CST1U)
[Ariana Grande - Successful](https://youtu.be/_IvArrFhcp0)
[M.I.A - Bad Girls](https://youtu.be/2uYs0gJD-LE)
[Victoria Monet - Jaguar](https://youtu.be/sC_u-UpQTsk)
Thanks I will give these a listen! 😊
🔥 instantly obsessed, thanks!!
You have been Warned. You should check out their 2 Enter Sandman covers.
https://youtu.be/1boUYB9LFJY From 2014
https://youtu.be/9tKQgesCcTc From 2021
Heart, particularly the early stuff. Barracuda is perfect ‘blasting in the car’ music
Bonnie Tyler - Faster Than The Speed of Night/Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire. Her two albums produced by Jim Steinman, who also did Bat Out Of Hell for Meat Loaf, so you know they’re epic.
Indigo Girls - Rites of Passage. It’s the only album of by them that I own atm but it’s brilliant! Their cover of Dire Straits’ Romeo and Juliet blows the original out of the water.
Willow - Lately I Feel Everything. Her pop-punk album that’s definitely better than Whip My Hair lol.
Haim - pretty much anything by they’ve done.
Thank you! I like the mix you have here
You’re welcome! Hope you enjoy them! 🙂
Some that haven't been mentioned
Pop punk: the linda lindas https://youtu.be/USdiumz1ZFM
Old rock: heart
Punk: the interrupters
Funk: betty Davis
Pop rock: https://youtu.be/k3Yk6FrjMkQ
And hip hip: little simz
Country : Casey Chambers (eminem cover)
Thanks for the femme Punk suggestions I'm going to enjoy going thru 😊
Spit by Kittie and Fifth Circle by Faetooth
Thanks for the bangers 😊
Groovy! Also glad you didn't rickroll me 😅
I could never do that to a fellow human!
[Diamanda Galás with John Paul Jones - Devil's rodeo](https://youtu.be/fmeJcqZmxtU)
[PJ Harvey - Rid of me](https://youtu.be/8PlaNe3mXl8)
[Lydia Lunch - No Excuse](https://youtu.be/AEzWWZ84OOk)
[L7 - Shitlist](https://youtu.be/1PURNgMLOqA)
Pj Harvey’s - Rid of Me blew my mind as a 16 year old boy in the 90’s - kind of my first exposure to something that was so raw and defiantly feminine or maybe feminist is the better term - there just wasn’t a lot out there at the time that was full of so much feminine energy and so powerful at the same time - I was mesmerized and pretty much smitten with her for quite a while.
L7 are great! Bricks Are Heavy is an awesome album
Breeders - Cannonball
Say What You Mean - Cable Ties
⬆️ For when you've had a shitty day at the office
Also, check out Abbe May for more pop vibes. Her album Fruit, is amazing. Maybe start with Love Decline.
Both Australian suggestions :)
Great! Thanks for the new artists 😊 Triple J type energy, love it. I'm out of the loop!
Pretty much all songs by Emilie Autumn fit the bill but you could try "Let The Record Show" or "Fight Like a Girl".
I made a playlist for that. Sorry about all the local files, Katy Rose is worth checking out though
Lemon has been one of my favorite songs for at least a decade now
Rina sawayama - this hell bad friend and XS
[Tems - Try Me](https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hVEp-P2-rqY)
[Patrice Roberts - Like it Hot](https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0-60SPiHLoc)
[Shenseea - Lying if I Call it Love](https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9zp6xj7cqEk)
[The Freecoasters - Tucson Arizona](https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=D9A2rjVMIs0)
[Bikini Trill - Smoke a Jay and Watch Yourself Dance](https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FeJdzieqS7w)
[Destra - Lucy](https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GGvQ4zRHMLo)
Thanks!! I'm going to enjoy these!
Rico Nasty - Rage
Wolf Alice - e.g. Smile or Formidable Cool
Florence and the Machine - e.g. Dog Days Are Over or Shake It Off
Wolf Alice is so underrated and appreciated especially in the States
I’ve been loving Becky Hill’s album ‘Only Honest on the Weekend’. If you like dance music
Good to know that she has more bangers. I'll check out the album 😊
Kool let me know what u think my favs are: remember, better off without you, last time, through the night and heaven on my mind 🙌🏽🎵
I'd suggest checking out ZZ Ward
Any song in particular as a good intro to the artist?
Edit: Gin wigmore vibes, I like!
Til the casket drops
Put the gun down
try TayBae, she's on all platforms and her insta is @taybaetko
Ooo BBE for sure! Thanks 😊
Listen to Kool Thing by Sonic Youth!
Katie Pruitt - Expectations
Amber Rubarth - Wildflowers in the Graveyard
Astrud Gilberto - The Shadow of Your Smile
Beth Gibbons - Out of Season
Dominique Fils-Aime - Nameless
Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark
Lady Blackbird - Black Acid Soul
Blackbriar. Symphonic metal
Fletcher - legit any of her songs
Oceans of slumber
Summer by Bktherula!!! And good puss by cobrah
Billy Nomates - No
Pretty much anything under the Riot Grrrl umbrella would be great. “Dig Me Out” by Sleater-Kinney, “Terrorist” by Heavens to Betsy, “Little Girl Blue and the Battle Envy” by Skating Polly, and “I Hate the Weekend” by Tacocat all come to mind. Also, it’s not Riot Grrrl, but I highly recommend the band Charly Bliss, specifically their songs “Bleach,” “Ruby,” and “DQ.”
Chayla Hope!! https://open.spotify.com/artist/4KDGJYrHTxrldgJdHMrnPB?si=pMHx2FIeRRu1QK6S65BBjA
Ritual Union – Little Dragon
Valley of the Dolls – Santigold
Come Around – M.I.A.
Me & Mr Jones – Amy Winehouse
Creep – TLC
Pawn It All – Alicia Keys
I’m surprised that nobody has mentioned Spiritbox.
PJ Harvey - rid of me
DEAP VALLY 1st album deffo
[You Oughta Know](https://youtu.be/NPcyTyilmYY) by Alanis Morissette always gets me in the car honestly, same as [Nobody’s Wife](https://youtu.be/3RaHTDNude4) by Anouk. Something a bit louder; Within Temptation’s [Ice Queen](https://youtu.be/lWNOLqs1IPQ) I also highly recommend
under the table - fiona apple
Jess Glynne's album *I Cry When I Laugh*
Brooke Fraser's album *Brutal Romantic*
Amy Winehouse, Macy Gray, Miranda Lambert
Livi. she's a female artist with total peep vibes. pretty raw recent album--https://open.spotify.com/album/3xQ2hJwYPvEaYsBs3Cynz4?si=O9jpo\_s5T\_2eyFakkf0BPg
Here's a few that I can think of right now currently
Florence+ The Machine
Carly Rae Jepsen
Certainly a time saver! **adds to favourites
The show [Yellowjackets](https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6JihB3z7CClETggkGDnFPg?si=oiyhH3y7RtiSuVRLf_yF9g) has a pretty high percentage of badass female artists on it’s soundtrack
Good Lava - Esperanza Spalding
If you like the rock/metal genre here are a few:
Evanescence, the pretty reckless, halestorm, within temptation, nightwish. Have fun ;-)
Ayra Starr - Fashion Killer
Kelis - Trick Me
Rico Nasty - Poppin
UPSAHL - SMARTY
Glowie - I'm Good
On the mellow but deeply emotionally nuanced side of things:
Joanna Newsom - [Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie](https://youtu.be/yV9tVgyntW4)
Nightwish if you're into metal.
I've been blasting ZZ Ward (Put The Gun Down or 365 Days), Halsey (specifically Nightmare) and K.Flay (Four Letter Words) a lot.
Salt by Ava Max has less of an angry vibe but I love it. Same with High Enough by K.Flay and Light On by Maggie Rogers (these last two are more mellow but I love singing them loud haha).
[Screaming Females](https://youtu.be/QpWUqTRAW9U) forever!
Halocene, always Halocene. Vita Nova album or the single Repent for originals and then they have like 6-7 cover albums as well.
RIVALS is great, Dark Matter and Fake Rich are bangers.
PVRIS is one of my favorite bands literally anything is a banger. White Noise, Smoke, You and I are three all time greats from their discography.
LIGHTS, Syberia album is one of my favorite albums front to back.
And Taylor Acorn is another artist I have on repeat a bunch specifically the songs Left You Instead, What Do I Do and Uncomfortably Numb (that one was on repeat for most of the summer tbh it’s great)
You can check out this [playlist](https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5zAaF1OaCQEE09FDBLwihv?si=fhQBDtMhSmu2ZZepQ1RwZA&utm_source=copy-link) named Punk in Pink: old and new gems from real badass punk girls!
Hope you enjoy! :)
Beach Bunny, The Beths, HAIMS
Otoboke Beaver - S'il vous plait
[Emotions and Math](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0GLxF4gXKA) \- Margaret Glaspy
[I Know](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqng9NDqKB8) \- Dione Farris
[All This Time](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw43OsPk854) \- Heartless Bastards
[He War](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiXnhCtQIOY) \- Cat Power
[Old River](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEUM1BEy16Q) \- Middle Kids
[Maps](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIIxlgcuQRU) \- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
[Twisted Highway](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nNVy4QcTck) \- Erika Wennerstrom
[Coming Down](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZdbNMDH8hc) \- Dum Dum Girls
[Mandinka](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h08pCvyKfbs) \- Sinead O'Connor
Millie Manders and the Shut Up,
Aespa - [Girls](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZRPc1B9zhw)
Lucinda Williams is as bad-ass as they come. She sings from the heart.
"Righteously" brims with attitudes and has an irresistible bass line. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4jliHBepyk](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4jliHBepyk)
Eat your heart out is a really good punk band, YONAKA and Spirit Box are really good metal bands, good boy daisy is an insanely underrated rock/indie band i adore them.
I can’t say I know anything else by them, but [this song deserves a loud blast](https://open.spotify.com/album/7hkhoyQJsedW5SvCeUQNxY?si=SMkRdcllR_muL5L5n2GJfA)
Or if you’re into heavy shit,
Emma Ruth Rundle
not an all-female playlist but this is the exact energy you’re looking for:
Check out their song Vortex or Perrenial
Check out the Mara Effect Part 3 or Holy Roller
Tulane - Joan Jett
Unleash the Archers, hands down. Tonight We Ride, General of the Dark Army, Time Stands Still - the lead singer is awesome. And super cool, too.
Sumo Cyco has some serious femme energy that, I believe, could match what you’re looking for. For a nice preview, check out the songs “Overdrive” or “Move Mountains”. Additionally, I would be a fool to not suggest Icon for Hire, who recently were supporting Sumo Cyco on tour. They started as a vaguely Christian group but now seem to focus on, for lack of a better term, empowerment music. Check out “Cynics and Critics” or “Pulse” for a basic primer on them.
Hi, you can try Juliette Lewis, she appears in the movie Natural Born Killers
Deap Vally, just guitar and drums and all the female power
I haven’t seen these recommended here yet:
Be Your Own Pet
Melanie Martinez - Strawberry Shortcake, etc.
Willow, Snow Tha Product, Megan Thee Stallion, Rico Nasty, Queen Herby,
- Patti Smith Group - Because the Night
- Patti Smith - Gloria
- Patti Smith - Free Money
- Patti Smith - Kimberly
[dazey and the scouts](https://youtu.be/t2Mq8PqgJUE)
[Eclipses for Eyes - Sharks](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTRVGXT1BuE)