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Avery Brooks’ (End of the Year) Survival Resources, Day 1: Your Badass Playlist

12.28.20

No matter how I’m feeling, a good song can change my entire mood. So, what better way to kick off this series of posts than a list of songs/anthems to help bring out your inner awesomeness. These are either songs with lyrics that inspire me to express my inner badass/true self and/or music that jolts me into a more confident and energetic place. Though I’m sure one or two might slip through (or the song is just too empowering not to include it), I tried to keep this list to songs not involving a breakup/other person, etc., as best I could. Those might come later:)

 

It’s also worth noting that I like nearly all different kinds of music so regularly listen to a wide assortment. Though I have been on a big Kygo, Khalid, and Billie Eilish kick the past few years. And Sia. Always Sia. And while I do appreciate indie music, the busyness of life in the past few years has made it such that I often am limited to what’s on the radio (i.e., pop music) and my fave Pandora playlists. So, feel free to post on social media with your own anthem/badass songs because I’m sure others will benefit and I’d love to expand my own repertoire (I’ll put the rules of engagement at the end of this post as a reminder). Also, this is not an exhaustive list, and I am positive over the next few days I’ll be kicking myself because of artists and songs that I left off the list. But this is just to get people started and maybe find something to lift their spirits and make them step a bit more confidently through their day.

 

Each song is hyperlinked to the YouTube video. So, here we go:

 

Your Badass Playlist

 

Lizzo – Good As Hell

 

Billie Eilish – Bad Guy

 

Sia – Unstoppable

 

Kesha – Praying

 

Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now

 

Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still

 

Halsey – Still Learning

 

Billie Eilish – Therefore I Am

 

Sia – Chandelier

 

Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire

 

LSD – Audio ft. Sia, Diplo, Labrinth

 

Rihanna – Diamonds

 

Dua Lipa – Levitating ft. DaBaby

 

David Guetta – Titanium ft. Sia

 

Sia’s acoustic performance of Titanium

 

Alicia Keys – Underdog

 

Lady Gaga ft. Beyoncé – Telephone

 

Christina Aguilera – Fighter

 

Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks

 

Kings of Leon – Sex on Fire

 

Imagine Dragons – Believer

 

LSD – Genius ft. Sia, Diplo, Labrinth

 

The Roots – The Seed  (this is definitely for the music, not the lyrics, ha)

 

Rachel Platten – Fight Song

 

Katy Perry – Firework

 

Sia – Bird Set Free

 

 

Rules of engagement reminder: The whole point of this is to help people feel a sense of community, joy, peace, or whatever resonates for them. Also, this is me opening up about things that have mattered to me. So, you may disagree about whether something I like is something you like, but you don’t need to share that here. I hope that in a kind and supportive way, people may feel inspired to share things that have helped them as well. Since I do not have the comment feature enabled for each blog post (for now at least), you can comment on the social media posts for each blog. I will keep an eye on it and remove comments and people if needed to keep it a safe space, but please, respect each other, share good things, and be kind. And feel free to comment even if you don’t have a resource to share. I love to hear if things are helpful or resonate in some way with people.

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