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Listen to the First Lady's Day of the Girl Playlist

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In honor of International Day of the Girl, First Lady Michelle Obama shares her first-ever Spotify playlist.

In honor of International Day of the Girl, the First Lady is sharing her first-ever Spotify playlist. From the soul singers of the 60s to the young female artists who have followed in their footsteps – the First Lady has put together a playlist that every woman – young or old – will love.

At the Global Citizens Festival in September, the First Lady launched a campaign to spread awareness of the 62 million girls worldwide who are not in school. Join the First Lady, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Janelle Monae and so many others by tweeting or Instagraming a photo of yourself using the hashtag #62MillionGirls and telling the world what you learned in school: “In school, I learned ____. #62MillionGirls don’t have that chance.” Visit 62milliongirls.com to see the yearbook, download the Peace Corps toolkit, and learn all the ways that you and your friends can get involved in Let Girls Learn.

So, subscribe to the White House on Spotify, grab your friends and kick off International Day of the Girl like the First Lady.

The First Lady's Day of the Girl Playlist

Here's the full list of tracks:

  1. Run the World  (Girls) – Beyoncé
  2. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross
  3. Doubt – May J. Blige
  4. When The Day Comes – Nico & Vinz
  5. Girl on Fire – Alicia Keys
  6. On The Sunny Side Of The Street—Billie Holliday
  7. A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) – Fergie
  8. Confident – Demi Lovato
  9. Bravo – Ledisi
  10. No Scrubs – TLC
  11. Survivor – Destiny’s Child
  12. Defying Gravity – Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel
  13. Bang, Bang – Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj
  14. Black Gold – Esperanza Spalding
  15. Doo Wop (That Thing) – Lauryn Hill
  16. Back to Basics - From "Pitch Perfect 2" Soundtrack – The Barden Bellas
  17. Given Em What They Love – Janelle Monáe feat. Prince
  18. My Shot – Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
  19. And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going – Jennifer Hudson
  20. Respect – Aretha Franklin


Like that? Check out playlists hand-picked by President Obama for a summer day and a summer night.

You'll also love our White House In Performance series. Over the course of the past few years, we've hosted a series of concerts right here in the White House — welcoming artists from Stevie Wonder to Paul McCartney to Jennifer Hudson. 

You can take a look at a selection of videos from these concerts here.