"Rosie the Riveter" is a cultural icon representing the American woman working during WWII. She symbolizes the strong, independent woman of that time. -- Now, more than 70 years later, the symbol stands as strong as she. I am proud to be a woman and am grateful for other brave women before me that endured the struggle of sexism and paved the equal path to our society today.

These are the confessions, lessons learned and experiences from my life. A single, independent, strong, young professional woman living in a busy Downtown city in Northern California.

Embracing my domesticity while enjoying the freedom of being perfectly lonely.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Perfectly Lonely Playlist

Music is part of my soul. It always has been. Through song, dance, instrumental... whatever it may be. It has made my life better.

I think everyone can relate to that feeling when a certain song comes on and it empowers you...with joy, sadness, nostalgia, strength. Whatever it may triggers something in our brains that makes us feel a certain way. 

So, when I found myself broken up with my longtime boyfriend, moving out of the house we made our home and finding myself alone WAY more, music came to the rescue. 

I went onto my iPhone/Spotify and made myself a PERFECTLY LONELY PLAYLIST. A playlist that encourages me, gives me strength, and reminds me that I am okay being single, alone. John Mayer said it best, being perfectly lonely. 

So, I thought I would share it with you! These songs struck a key in my heart and I hope they help you too. (Warning: There is no consistency with genre except they are good "Single Lady" songs!) You can find my playlist on Spotify under "Perfectly Lonely" or search Emily Schneider. 

Superwoman - Alicia Keys 
A Woman's Worth - Alicia Keys
A Brand New Me - Alicia Keys
Girl On Fire, Inferno Version - Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj
Body & Soul - Amy Winehouse, Tony Bennett
Love Is A Losing Game - Amy Winehouse
Tears Dry On Their Own - Amy Winehouse
You Know I'm No Good - Amy Winehouse
Time To Say Goodbye - Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman
Don't Tell Me - Avril Lavigne 
Irreplaceable - Beyonce
Listen - Beyonce
Me, Myself, & I - Beyonce
Single Ladies - Beyonce
Hit 'Em Up Style (Ooops!) - Blu Cantrell 
Don't Keep Me Waiting - Britney Spears
Out From Under - Britney Spears
Overprotected - Britney Spears
Selfish - Britney Spears
Stronger - Britney Spears
Trouble For Me - Britney Spears
I Will Survive - Cake (or Gloria Gaynor for the original but Cake is my fave) 
Good Girl - Carrie Underwood 
Last Name - Carrie Underwood 
Army Of Me - Christina Aguilera
Circles - Christina Aguilera
Glam - Christina Aguilera
I Hate Boys - Christina Aguilera
Monday Morning - Christina Aguilera
Not Myself Tonight - Christina Aguilera
Prima Donna - Christina Aguilera
Stronger Than Ever - Christina Aguilera
Vanity - Christina Aguilera
Just A Fool - Christina Aguilera & Blake Shelton
Jar Of Hearts - Christina Perri 
Like A Boy - Ciara
Bad Habit - Destiny's Child 
Emotion - Destiny's Child 
Girl - Destiny's Child 
Say My Name - Destiny's Child 
Won't Back Down - Eminem & P!nk
Let Loose - Expendables
Shake It Out - Florence + The Machines
I Don't Wanna Be In Love (Dance Floor Anthem) - Good Charlotte
Video - India.Arie
Breakdown - Jack Johnson 
Imagine - Jack Johnson
99 Problems - Jay-Z 
Assassin - John Mayer
Edge of Desire - John Mayer
Friends, Lovers or Nothing - John Mayer
Heartbreak Warfare - John Mayer
In Repair - John Mayer
Waiting on the World to Change - John Mayer
Who Says - John Mayer
Stronger - Kanye West
To The World - Kanye West, R. Kelly, Teyana Taylor 
The One - Kanye West, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Marsha Ambrosius
Stupid Boy - Keith Urban
Caught Out There - Kelis 
Dark Side - Kelly Clarkson OR Glee Cast 
Miss Independent - Kelly Clarkson 
Since U Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson
Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson
Gimme What I Want - Keri Hilson
Pretty Girl Rock - Keri Hilson
C'Mon - Ke$ha
Dirty Love - Ke$ha, Iggy Pop 
Erase Me - Kid Cudi, Kanye West
With Or Without You - Kina Grannis
Goodbye - Kristinia DeBarge
Doo Wop (That Thing) - Lauryn Hill 
Fuck You - Lily Allen 
Knock 'Em Out - Lily Allen 
The Fear - Lily Allen 
How To Hate - Lil Wayne & T. Pain 
Dedication To My Ex (Miss That) - Lloyd & Lil Wayne & Andre 300
Another Night - Mac Miller 
What It Feels Like For A Girl - Madonna OR Glee Cast 
Better That We Break - Maroon 5
If I Never See Your Face Again - Maroon 5
Bitch - Meredith Brooks
Amnesia - MoZella
Let's Stop Calling It Love - MoZella
Light Years Away - MoZella (Pretty sad one, beware)
Uh-Uh - MoZella
You Don't Love Anyone But Yourself - MoZella 
Single - Natasha Bedingfield
Miss Independent - Ne-Yo
Maneater - Nelly Furtado 
Hella Good - No Doubt
Just A Girl - No Doubt
There You Go - P!nk 
U+Ur Hand - P!nk
Hell On Heels - Pistol Annies
Any Man Of Mine - Shania Twain 
Man! I Feel Like A Woman! - Shania Twain 
That Don't Impress Me Much - Shania Twain 
Young, Wild & Free - Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa
Lucky You - the JaneDear girls
Wildflower - the JaneDear girls
Whiskey Girl - Toby Keith 
He Wasn't Man Enough - Toni Braxton 
Fed Up - Through The Roots 
Independent - Webbie
The Thrill - Wiz Khalifa 

Wow! That was a bigger list than I thought! -- Did I miss any of your favorites?? 
- Besides Taylor Swift. Sorry I have a personal vendetta against her. Another post on that later -

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