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You need to add these songs to your Galentine's Day playlist

Valentine's Day isn't just for romance! Galentine's Day is the perfect excuse to spend time with your closest friends—and there are so many amazing ways to celebrate how special your BFFs are. Whether you're hosting a DIY crafting extravaganza or indulging in a delightful brunch with your girls, the key to elevating your Galentine's adventures lies in curating the ultimate playlist.

Here are five fun tunes that you *must* add to your G-Day playlist this year...

"Dance The Night" by Dua Lipa


If you heart music with disco, house and electronica vibes, Dua Lipa's your girl. This hit song was the lead single from the motion-picture soundtrack for Greta Gerwig's 2023 Barbie movie, which took the world by storm last summer.  It was even nominated for several awards, including a Grammy for Song of the Year. This bop is the *perfect* dance-along tune for your Galentine's Day party.

"Karma" by Taylor Swift ft. Ice Spice


This controversial collab left fans conflicted when it hit the airwaves last spring, but that doesn't change the fact that this song is still a certified banger! Taylor Swift is always up for trying something new, and this Ice Spice collaboration shows that she can do it all. This dreamy pop song is ideal for dancing around with your besties—and the ethereal music video is great for a group viewing. 

"Rebel Girl" - Bikini Kill


Riot Grrrl was a feminist movement started in the early '90s that focused on liberation for girls via punk music and alternative fashion. If you're not familiar with the Riot Grrrl subculture, Galentine's Day is the perfect time to dive in! And what better place to start than with the 1992 classic girl-rock anthem, "Rebel Girl" by Bikini Kill? This grunge-y hard rock track is all about the close bond you have with the coolest girl in town. And just like the lyrics say, you guys try on each other's clothes and you love her like a sister. So if your bsf is your "rebel girl," give this song a listen the next time you're hanging out. 


"Deceptacon" by Le Tigre


If you were on TikTok in 2022, you probably heard this song in the background of eccentric OOTD videos. But it's not new—it actually predates the creation of TikTok by about 20 years. Just like "Rebel Girl", it's a classic from the Riot Grrrl band Le Tigre and was the opening track off their 1999 self-titled album. Classified as "dance-punk", this uptempo track encapsulates all the angst that comes around V-Day. Although the song was originally made to critique the commodification of Riot Grrrl, it stands the test of time as a fun track to headbang to when you're with all your girls. 


"Top Dog" - Magdalena Bay


Magdalena Bay is an independent music duo that specializes in dreamy electro-pop. If you're already a fan of Charli XCX or Grimes, then you'll love Magdalena Bay—the duo has named both artists in their list of musical influences. And their song "Top Dog" is a shoegaze-y synth-heavy hit that will make you and your girlies feel like you're floating on cloud 9. It's the perfect background music for sharing secrets at a sleepover.

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by Faith Green | 2/6/2024