It’s spring break time, and it’s time to get into that swimsuit if you’re so inclined, so you need a playlist of body positive power songs for that.
Maybe your swimsuit feels too tight or too loose in certain places, and if so, you should buy yourself a new one because you deserve the very best gear for doing canon balls. No matter what, it’s time to get your head in gear and wear something suitable having a fun, splashy time. (The good news is that more and more people like Swimsuits for All, Gabi Fresh, Chromat, and Malia Mills have all have suits for hot bods of more sizes.)
Luckily, when a musician sings a song about women who are proud of their bodies, it usually leads to chart-topping hits, and these songs also cause extreme booty bouncing. Sure, can all appreciate a beautifully poignant slow song about the struggle for self-love. The most cynical person you know would shed a tear when Alanis Morisette sings “Perfect.” We already know from TLC that buying “all the makeup that MAC can make” is not directly proportional to how you feel. But for the purposes of this playlist, we’re only interested in power songs with sass.
So without further ado, we’re presenting our ten zero cares body confident power songs to put on your fiercest swimwear to. Why hide out when you gotta ride out?
1. From the best beach crew ever:
Salt-n-Pepa “The Body Beautiful”
2. Debut time:
Diana Ross “I’m Coming Out”
3. The opener alone is enough, so much excellent fake gold:
Destiny’s Child “Bootylicious”
4. Because you’ve always had a sneaking suspicion you’re royalty:
Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu “Q.U.E.E.N.”
5. Taking you deep:
Lizzo “My Skin”
6. Excellent ‘Tude and excellent rhymes
Azealia Banks “Miss Amor”
7. Sass in endless supply:
RuPaul “Sissy That Walk”
8. A story with a point:
En Vogue “Free Your Mind”
9. A classic from a masterful wearer of hats:
Aretha Franklin “Respect”
10. For lolz:
MIKA “Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)