13 Songs From Girls Who Rock

It’s Monday yet again, Darlings (where does the weekend go?). To get you started off right, we decided to build a playlist dedicated to girls that rock. These are all-female rock groups, female-fronted bands, or solo artists who have kicked ass and taken names from the 80s until now. Historically, women have been underrepresented in rock music but that’s beginning to change in the new millennium. The playlist compiles musicians from a range of eras, hopefully capturing the musical flavor of different artists but also different flavors of rock. From punk-ish to heavy, this list shows women can be just as kickass about rock as any dude.

We start off with an early ’00s classic “Take It Off” by the Donnas. We’ve loved this song since it was featured in “Drive Me Crazy” with Queen of the 90s Melissa Joan Hart. The Donnas are followed by two iconic songs from Heart and Alanis Morisette. We move a little forward in time until we get to Echosmith’s “Come Together.” The rock gets a little heavier with The Pretty Reckless and Flyleaf before finishing off with one of the smoothest rock songs ever, “Black Velvet” by Alannah Myles.


  1. “Take It Off”–The Donnas, “Spend the Night”
  2. “Barracuda”–Heart, “Little Queen”
  3. “All I Really Want”–Alanis Morisette, “Jagged Little Pill”
  4. “Just A Girl”–No Doubt, “Tragic Kingdom”
  5. “crushcrushcrush”–Paramore, “RIOT!”
  6. “Only Happy When It Rains”–Garbage, “Absolute Garbage”
  7. “TKO”–Le Tigre, “This Island”
  8. “Come Together”–Echosmith, “Talking Dreams”
  9. “Heads Will Roll”–Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “It’s Blitz!”
  10. “Heaven Knows”–The Pretty Reckless, “Going to Hell”
  11. “Call You Out”–Flyleaf, “New Horizons”
  12. “I Hate Myself for Lovin You”–Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, “Up Your Alley”
  13. “Black Velvet”–Alannah Myles, “Alannah Myles”
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