This is not Baby Shark or The Wheels On the Bus or a lullaby. This is an adult playlist with songs that I hope inspire greatness, fearlessness, female empowerment, and strength. Will I play it with baby in the car? Yeah, no doubt. Are there some curse words in these songs? Yes.

Listen. I had You Sexy Thing by Hot Chocolate memorized by the time I was 5. My kid will be fine.

So what’s on baby’s badass female playlist?

The Daughters by Little Big Town

Woman by Kesha
Good As Hell by Lizzo
Armor by Sara Bareilles
Whole Lotta Woman by Kelly Clarkson
GIRL by Maren Morris

7 Rings by Ariana Grande
Gunpowder & Lead by Miranda Lambert
A Girl Is a Gun by Old Dominion
You Need To Calm Down by Taylor Swift

Man! I Feel Like A Woman by Shania Twain
XXX’s And OOO’s by Trisha Yearwood
This One’s for the Girls by Martina McBride
Redneck Woman by Gretchen Wilson
Goodbye Earl by the Dixie Chicks

Fancy by Reba McEntire (interesting choice, I know)
Consider Me Gone by Reba McEntire
9 to 5 by Dolly Parton
Wild One by Faith Hill
Who I Am by Jessica Andrews
That Don’t Impress Me Much by Shania Twain

Kerosene by Miranda Lambert
Wide Open Spaces by the Dixie Chicks
Any Man of Mine by Shania Twain
The More Boys I Meet by Carrie Underwood
NO by Meghan Trainor

Brave by Sara Bareilles
Fairytale by Sara Bareilles
Sit Still, Look Pretty by Daya
Independent Woman, Pt. 1 by Destiny’s Child
You Don’t Own Me by Lesley Gore
Girl in a Country Song by Maddie & Tae

Miss Independent by Kelly Clarkson
Diva by Beyoncé
Dear Me by Madeline Merlo

What would you add to her growing playlist?

10 thoughts on “The Baby Playlist

  1. Man I Feel Like a Woman and Don’t Impress Me Much! OMG… those bring back memories. LOL.

    I would add I’m Every Woman (Chaka Khan or Whitney Houston, depending on your preference), Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves by The Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin, Suddenly I See by KT Tunstall, Bitch by Meredith Brooks, R-E-S-P-E-C-T by Aretha Franklin, possibly Just a Girl by No Doubt, possibly You Gotta Be by Des’ree,, possibly Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper. Apparently I have a lot. LOL.


  2. Oh man, some great, great songs on the list. I’m not a huge country music fan so some of the songs I don’t know, but I trust that they are kick-ass songs about kick-ass women! Also, a quick side note: this made me think of the car commercial where the parents are rocking to Milkshake by Kelis with kids in the car but they have headsets on. 😀

    Well, even though I’m not a country fan, the first song that popped into my head with I Hope You Dance by LeeAnn Womack. 😀 Invincible by Pat Benatar, All My Life by K-Ci & JoJo. Run this World (Girls) by Beyonce, Fight Song by Rachel Platten, Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys and Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani. I concur with Bev’s list too!


    1. Hahahaha. I never remember listening to actual kid songs in the car with my parents… It was always 80s music with my mom and old country with my dad. So I don’t see why we need to subject ourselves to baby shark if we can get her hooked on something else. LOL
      Love your additions!


  3. Soooo many good songs here since you know I love country music! Wide Open Spaces? One of my top 3 songs of all time. Also love GIRL, Who I am, Brave, Girl in a Country Song, Redneck Woman… so many good ones!


  4. I can only say that I love this playlist – I would have chosen exactly these songs (with perhaps a few more badass Dixie Chicks songs, and maybe a new one or two or three from the Highwomen?).
    And I hope this doesn’t freak you out, but I liked it on Spotify. I hope that’s okay!


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