The Ultimate Girl-Power Broadway Musical Playlist

Okay, ladies, now let’s get in formation and start our day right with a few show tunes. This week, we’ve rounded up 12 powerhouse songs featured in musicals that are sure to get you feeling encouraged, inspired and TOTALLY ready to celebrate your fellow sisters. Without further ado…

1. “Six” – Six

Treat yourself like the QUEEN you are! The finale of “Six”, the acclaimed pop-concert musical coming to Broadway in 2020, allows the infamous six wives of Henry VIII to “rewrite” their history, giving themselves the happy endings they deserve.

2. “The Schuyler Sisters” – Hamilton

Grab two of your best girls and jam with this fierce trio of ladies. These sisters are sure to *revolutionize* your day for the better. WORK!

3. “I’m Here” – The Color Purple

In this beloved musical, a young woman endures tragedy but prevails in finding her true self and offering some of the most empowering lyrics to date: “I believe I have inside of me everything that I need to live a bountiful life, and all the love alive in me, I’ll stand as tall as the tallest tree.”

4. “Defying Gravity” – Wicked

Whether you’re an Elphaba or a Glinda, it’s time to trust your instincts, close your eyes, and make that leap towards whatever goal you’ve been wanting to achieve. This inspiring song will help… You are unlimited!

5. “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” – Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

We hear you, Carole, we hear you.

6. “Dancing Queen” – Mamma Mia!

Is there a better way to start your day? Or end your day? Or to have a mid-day dance party? Whether you’re jamming solo style in your bedroom or getting ready for a night out on the town with girlfriends, this little ditty is just the one for you.

7. “The Lioness Hunt” – The Lion King

Claws out, ladies. This understated choral number from the ‘The Lion King’ Broadway musical is a beautiful tribute to the fierce lionesses of Pride Rock. And it’s awesome.

8. “Cell Block Tango” – Chicago

Pop! Six! Squish! This one is for that dude who wronged you… 😉

9. “A Soft Place To Land” – Waitress

Sometimes sugar, butter, flour and the soundtrack of ‘Waitress’ is all you need. This modern musical is chock full of powerhouse-lady musical numbers but this particular gem is a favorite of ours. It’s the perfect add to your playlist, especially when you’re seeking relaxation vibes.

10. “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair” – South Pacific

This is our total breakup aesthetic, just saying…

11. “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” – Dreamgirls

Maybe you’re not going on that date you’re dreading. Maybe you’re not going to work today. Maybe you’re not going to leave your bed this entire weekend. Wherever you’re not going, YOU GOT THIS! (But for real, this is an amazing song. Take a listen.)

12. “Don’t Rain On My Parade” – Funny Girl

What better way to end the Ultimate Girl-Power Broadway Musical Playlist than with Babs? Perhaps one of the greatest hits from the iconic musical ‘Funny Girl’, this song is a belt-worthy tune all about shutting out the haters and living your very best life. As Barbra would say, “Life’s candy and the sun’s a ball of butter. Don’t bring around a cloud to rain on my parade!”

Have a show tune you would add to this playlist? Share it with us in the comments below!

Written by Kailey Hansen

Kailey received her B.A. in English, studied Shakespeare in London and interned at an opera house.

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