FRIDAY PLAYLIST: Strong women edition

Happy Friday! There’s a little film coming out next week called ‘Suffragette’ – you might have heard of it, it’s not a massive deal or anything… – so I thought to celebrate female empowerment and women everywhere I’d make a playlist of my top female artists.

10) PVRIS

I had to include PVRIS, because Lynn Gunn is the epitome of awesome, but I decided to put them lower down because I’ve had them in way too many playlists recently – sorry about that!

9) The Pretty Reckless

People often complain about Taylor Momsen, but she’s managed to have a successful acting career and a successful career in music – what’s there to mock about that?

8) Marmozets

Marmozets are definitely not my type of music, but I can’t fault Becca MacIntyre, who is the front of the scene for women in heavier music. I’m thinking lots more heavy bands with females will be emerging thanks to their influence on the scene. 

7) Taylor Swift

No playlist on strong females of our time could be complete without Taylor Swift, who is inspiring an entire generation of girls to live life to the fullest and be true to them. 

6) Halestorm

There’s only one word for Lzzy Hale – kickass. 

5) Halsey

I’ve only started listening to Halsey (aka Ashley Frangipane) recently, but she’s managed to get a #2 album on Billboard despite being on an indie record label. She rocks. 

4) We Are The In Crowd

Tay Jardine manages to be sweet and friendly, and badass as all heck. 

3) Tonight Alive

The only Australian band on this list, Jenna McDougall is flying the flag for all women down under. 

2) Lady Gaga

As well as using the profits of her new song to aid victims of sexual assault, Lady Gaga – despite her insane fashion sense – has always been vocal about women’s rights. She’s dealt with more misogyny and bullying than any other inclusion on this list, so bravo to her. 

1) Paramore

Not afraid to admit when she’s wrong, Hayley Williams, Paramore’s frontwoman, is an inspiration to women everywhere. She’s been in the band since she was thirteen – THIRTEEN! – and she hasn’t let fame go to her head.