You came here looking for Beyoncé, didn’t you?
Come on, let’s lay our cards on the table here. You were checking to see which era Beyoncé we would use for the image, how many times we mentioned our favourite music video from Lemonade (Formation, obvs) and ultimately have your reasons for loving her validated.
Well, you know what, we’re not going to do that. Yes, of course we love Queen Bey. But what about all the other AMAZING women we love?
In honour of International Women’s Day, we’re rounding up (not literally) the musical women we just CAN’T get enough of. Here’s a list of our fav ladies that… Well, aren’t Beyoncé, but they absolutely ROCK. Sorry B.
Yeah, we did just do that.
‘Cause we absolutely adore Solange. Last year she released album A Seat at the Table to wide acclaim and even bagged a Grammy win for single Cranes in the Sky.
But more than that, over the past few years she’s managed to step out of Bey’s large, gyrating, Givenchy-wearing shadow and emerge as a fab artist in her own right. And that’s no mean feat!
Now, if you don’t already love Sia, you probably don’t know enough about her.
From club bangers to poetic ballads, Sia has written some of your favourite hits for the likes of Katy Perry, Rihanna and of course, Beyoncé.
Only recently has she dipped her toe into the spotlight with her unique voice, a gymnastic alter ego and lots and lots of wigs. How can you not love her?
The type of gal you make bezzie mates with in the club loos, before securing BFF status in the smoking area whilst snapping selfies. She’s just like you, really.
The only difference is, when Adele goes home she crashes, burns, then gets up in the morning to write a ballad worth millions, even though she was vomming all night.
You on the other hand, just vom. Then spend all day doing Buzzfeed quizzes to find out which Adele song you are. Don’t worry, we got Chasing Pavements too. Ugh.
At the very minimum, Rihanna is the cool older girl at school you desperately wanted to be.
At her peak, she could probably end civilisation as we know it, if she wanted. She’s pure sass, or what you’re gran would describe as ‘spunky’. And for that, we will forever love her.
Look, she might be a little weird. Sure.
But we think weirdness should be celebrated. Who can honestly say they haven’t wanted to wear a dress made of their favourite cold meats, a gown in the shape of an inflatable star, or a jacket made of many mini Kermit the Frog puppets?
Okay, that last one is a little out there even for us, but you get the point. Gaga, we salute you – and your crazy fashion choices.
After winning two Grammy’s at the age of (prepare to feel old) 18, it’s clear that Lorde is the best thing to come out of New Zealand since beloved TV show Neighbours. Oh, is that Australian?
Never mind, not to worry. She’s the best thing to come out of New Zealand since, erm… Hugh Jackman? Wait. Kylie Minogue? Oh come on, they’re Australian too? Are we positive Lorde is from New Zealand?
Look, she’s the best thing to come out of New Zealand. Ever.
The Spice Girls
How could we celebrate International Women’s Day without looking back to where Girl Power began?
While young girls of today have selfies, Snapchat and the pressure of pretending to like Little Mix, your 90s childhood was full of epic pop songs and all the Spice memorabilia your pocket money could buy.
You identified with ALL of them in a sense, Spice World was GOALS and you wouldn’t have it any other way. Even now they’re all the wrong side of 40, the thought of a reunion still brings us ALL life – you’re not alone.
So, wondering where you can dance the night away to Wannabe? We think we might know a place…
We’ll be playing all these tunes tonight! Why not join us for a mid-week Intl Women’s Day party at your local Revolution bar? Fine, we promise we’ll even play Beyoncé.