Nothing beats being surrounded by your closest gal pals and having a good time. Galentine’s Day (February 13) is the day to take the time to laugh, cry, and relish in the good times with your best friends. So, grab your mimosas and air mics and get ready to vibe to MEFeater’s Galentine’s playlist.
1. “Count on Me” by CeCe Winans and Whitney Houston
This classic and heartfelt ballad is one of the best songs to have on your Galentine’s playlist. This ballad speaks on being able to rely on friends (and vice versa) and sticking with each other through tough thick and thin. Besides, the vocals Whitney Houston and CeCe Winans provide throughout the song are nothing short of pure emotion and warmth.
2. “No Scrubs” by TLC
I don’t want no scrubs, and neither should you or your friends. TLC is no stranger to telling women to stand up for themselves and know their worth. “No Scrubs” is a timeless jam to belt out to with your girls.
3. “Electric Lady” by Janelle Monáe
We can always count on Janelle Monáe to give us a song to dance to. “Electric Lady” is the hype woman song to have on your playlist to remind you and your girls that you bring the fire everywhere you go. Listening to this song with your gal pals will have you jamming immediately.
4. “Girl” by Destiny’s Child
Destiny’s Child is the epitome of sisterhood. It’s no surprise that “Girl” makes it onto the list. It’s the ultimate woman empowerment song that’ll make you appreciate the love and support of your girls.
5. “Run the World (Girls)” by Beyoncé
We know Beyoncé is all about empowering women and all things feminism. It only makes sense for “Run the World (Girls)” to be on the Galentine’s playlist. “Run the World (Girls)” is the girl-power anthem to have a fun and spontaneous karaoke session to.
6. “Woman” by Doja Cat
Doja Cat never fails to give us an entertaining bop. Although the song is very catchy, the lyrics are deep in terms of not putting women down and uplifting each other. “Woman” is one of the greatest woman empowerment songs ever made, and should therefore be on your playlist.
7. “Lightbeamers” by FKA Twigs
“Did you give yourself away again? Don’t do it again.”FKA Twigs in “lightbeamers” (2022)
In her new mixtape, Caprisongs, FKA Twigs sings about reinventing herself and finding love within herself, friends, and hobbies. In “lightbeamers”, Twigs sings about knowing your worth and never succumbing to mediocrity to be loved. This song is perfect for your Galentine’s Day playlist to remind you and your girls to not lose yourselves in giving time and love to someone else.
8. “Young” by Stalk Ashley
It’s safe to say this r&b/dancehall tune is meant for people that are enjoying the single life and are not looking to be tied down. “Young” is a song for grabbing a glass of wine (or rum) and dancing around the room. Stalk Ashley captures the essence of being young and keeping your standards high while enjoying life.
9. “That’s My Girl” by Fifth Harmony
“Good girls better go bad.”Dinah from Fifth Harmony on “That’s My Girl”
“That’s My Girl” is the song to have on your Galentine’s playlist for when you and your girls need to help each other get over a breakup or what feels like an unbearable situation. The song reassures women that they’re the prize and to be resilient. The powerful yet harmonious “THAT’S MY GIRL” hook fills the soul with grit and vitality.
10. “Do It” by Chloe x Halle
“We ain’t out here looking for boo”, and ain’t! “Do It” is the inspiring know-your-worth song that deserves to be on your Galentine’s playlist. We can thank Chloe and Halle Bailey for this iconic bop.
11. “Get Up” by Lion Babe featuring Trinidad James
“Get Up” is an underrated woman empowerment song that will have you and your girls screaming “GET UP!” and dancing immediately. Trinidad James’ verse makes the song more amazing by telling women to embrace their beauty and not to let anyone bring them down.
Fun fact: Lion Babe’s lead singer, Jillian Hervey, is the daughter of singer and actress Vanessa Williams.
12. “Best Friend” by Saweetie featuring Doja Cat
Doja Cat and Saweetie bring the girl power in this song. Doja and Saweetie rap about uplifting their best friend and complimenting their greatest attributes. This song needs to be on your playlist because it is the ultimate new-age hype woman song. Additionally, this song is great to listen to for long car rides.
13. “I AM WOMAN” by Emmy Meli
This powerful ballad has taken social media by storm. Emmy Meli’s “I AM WOMAN” is the new self-love, women empowerment song that has women belting “I AM WOMAN! I AM FEARLESS!” all around the world. “I AM WOMAN” should be featured on your playlist because it is one of the most dynamic and captivating woman empowerment songs that will have you feeling confident and irresistible.