Five inspirational women in music

Kate Bush - Wedding Jam Alternative Wedding Songs

 

It’s International Women’s Day, so we decided to highlight five of the most inspiring women in music. From the beauty and power of Beyonce to the gentle grace of Joni Mitchell and on to the combination of the spiritual and the political that makes Erykah Badu so essential. Each and every one of these ladies brings something truly special to the world of music.

Click play on the video below to see all these artists and many more besides. As ever, we also hope that you get inspiration for your own playlist, some of these songs could make perfect alternative wedding songs…

Kate Bush

Part of being feminine is about self expression and celebrating your uniqueness – which is something that Kate Bush personifies better than just about anybody else.

Beyonce

There is nobody on earth who can match Beyonce in full flight. Yes, some of her songs are ropey, but when she gets it right, there is no stopping her. Can you believe Crazy in Love is 10 years old already?

Joni Mitchell

A supreme musical talent who survived the 1960s and ’70s with her grace and her sanity intact. While Bob Dylan pushed folk into rock territory, Joni went deep into the challenges posed by jazz. Joni’s songs are timeless and will continue to inspire for many years to come…

Erykah Badu

The arch-motivator in the re-invention of soul music in the 1990s, Erykah is in touch with the past, present and future of music, life and everything. In the video in the playlist above, she takes charge of her band in a way that would make James Brown proud…

Bjork

Unique is an oft-misused word, but for Bjork it is never enough. Always able to take you to places you’ve never been before, we salute the Icelandic beauty for brightening our days.

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