Valentine’s Day has always been a silly holiday for me. It is supposed to be a day for showing love to your significant other, which to be honest I don't have usually. However, Parks and Recreation soon came into my life and shed some light. When I found out about their invented holiday, “Galentine’s Day,” all of this made sense to me. This holiday shouldn’t be exclusive to the significant others, it should be about celebrating anyone you love in your life in this case specifically your gal pals. Because of this, I decided to put together a list of songs to celebrate the lovely women in your life. Head to brunch, maybe even at JJ’s Diner, and press play on these songs.
“Woman” by Kesha
How do you not feel empowered after hearing this tune? She discusses the strength and power women have on their own and with each other. And, she makes you feel like you are a complete badass. It is the perfect anthem to celebrate ladies in our lives.
"Put Your Records On" by Corrinne Bailey Rae
This song reminds us we should just chill out and enjoy life. Kick back and let your hair down. When you don’t have to worry about a partner and just hanging with the girls, it’s a freeing feeling.
"No Scrubs" by TLC
This crew has no problem reminding us all that being in relationships and dating around can be the worst. You never know who you are going to get in the dating scene, so you just have to trust the wise words of TLC, “A scrub is a guy that can't get no love from me.” So, ditch any scrubs and spend this holiday with your pals.
"Bad Girls" by M.I.A.
This jam with the lyrics and the vocals just show everyone how cool women are. We can do whatever we want and do it well according to M.I.A, so we might as well embrace it.
"Pretty Girl Rock" by Keri Hilson
Listen to this song on repeat, and I promise you will be reminded you are beautiful, confident, strong and independent. It is definitely a feel-good tune, so turn it on for Galentine’s Day, but also when you need some smiles in your life.
"You’ve Got the Love" by Florence and the Machine
Here is a shout out to your close pals for sticking by you, loving you and helping you through it all.