Friday Dance Party! I DON'T CARE: 9 Confidence-Boosting Tracks For When You Don't Wanna Give AF

Did you wake up at any point this week and think "I DON'T CARE, f*** your ideals, f*** it all, I am awesome and nobody can take that away from me?"  (If not, why not?  You should think that every day, really!)

This week's Friday Let-Off-Steam Dance Party is all about having confidence, being who you were born to be, saying "So What?" and laughing in the face of anyone silly enough to try and cap your shine.

Let's start mellow this week to ease you into the weekend.  Here's India Arie with a 2001 beauty...

Video - India Arie

 

I’m not the average girl from your video
And I ain’t built like a supermodel
But I learned to love myself unconditionally,
Because I am a queen

 

Because you are a Queen, you're probably too bootylicious for some people, right?  Well good, because your jelly isn't for them anyway.

Bootylicious - Destiny's Child

 

I don't think you're ready for this jelly
Cause my body's too bootylicious for ya babe

 

I hope you are proudly shaking it around the living room right about now.  Because as Demi says in this next track, what's wrong with being confident? (NOTHING).

Confident - Demi Lovato

 

So you say I'm complicated
But you've had me underrated
What's wrong with being, what's wrong with being
What's wrong with being confident?

 

Sometimes it feels REALLY good to be able to just say 'I don't care'.  If you can laugh about it, even better!  This joyous song from Cheryl expresses it all.

I Don't Care - Cheryl

 

I don't care
And it feels so fucking good to say I swear
That I don't care

 

Why don't you care what people have to say?  Because baby, you were born this way.  Now strip to your goddamn knick-knacks and bra a la Gaga and go wild.

Born This Way - Lady Gaga

 

No matter gay, straight, or bi,
Lesbian, transgendered life,
I'm on the right track baby,
I was born to survive.

 

Mans shirts!  Short skirts!  DO WHATEVER YOU WANT!  You don't care, you were born bootylicious!

Man! I Feel Like A Woman - Shania Twain

 

Wanna make some noise, really raise my voice
Yeah, I wanna scream and shout
No inhibitions, make no conditions
Get a little outta line

 

Besides, everyone else is a tool, so...

So What - P!nk

 

So, so what?
I'm still a rock star
I got my rock moves
And I don't need you

 

Alright, let's slip back to the '80s now (also featured in the Pitch Perfect riff-off - classic!)

Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar

 

Knock me down, it's all in vain
I get right back on my feet again
Hit me with your best shot
Why don't you hit me with your best shot

 

Okay, calm down for crying out loud, you'll wake the neighbours.  Finally, let's remember why we're here.  Because you might need a fight song to get you through the rest of Friday as a Strong Woman.  Well here you go, loves.

Fight Song - Rachel Platten

 

This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I'm alright song
My power's turned on
Starting right now I'll be strong

 

That was fun, thanks for joining the Friday 'Let Off Steam' dance party!  I hope you liked it, Strong Women Squad.  If you have any Friday Dance Party playlist suggestions just let me know via the Get In Touch page. 

Come back next week for another musical celebration, and a brand new theme.

L x

Psst - here's a Spotify playlist if you're at work and need to have a listen incognito.  Enjoy!