And the reason I say Part 1 is because in between the suggestions of my friends, and the browsing I did on iTunes, I have enough songs to make a whole 'nother cd, it was just really late the other night and I was getting tired and lazy. But Part 2 is definitely on it’s way. You know. When I'm not so tired and lazy. Like when my kids go away to college.
“Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera (both the radio version and the dance version)
“Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield
“Stupid Girls” by Pink (although I think it’s coming off the disc because even the clean version is not clean enough for me. Er, clean enough for my kids)
“Happy Girl” and “She’s a Butterfly” by Martina McBride
“I Don’t Need You (to tell me I’m pretty)” by Samantha Mumba
“This is My Time” by Raven
“Breakthrough” and “Fly” by Hope 7
“Miss Independent” by Kelly Clarkson
“Just a Girl” by No Doubt
“We Can” by Leann Rimes
“Stronger” by Britney Spears
“Supergirl” by Amy Anne
“Super Girl” by Julia
“What I Like About You” by Barbie Hit Mix
“Rush” by Aly & AJ
“Who Said” by Hannah Montana The song that is playing now --- love it!
Other songs that were suggested, that I either didn’t love *as much* or loved very much, but couldn’t find on iTunes:
“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper
“Man I Feel Like a Woman” by Shania Twain
“Respect” by Aretha Franklin
“Dancing Queen” by A Teens or Abba
“Perfect Day” by Hoku
“Independent Woman” by Destiny’s Child
“All I Want to Do” by Sheryl Crow
“Brand New Day” by Forty Foot Echo
“I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor
“One Girl Revolution” by Superchick
“Can’t Hold Us Down” by Christina Augilera and Lil Kim
“I Decide” by Lindsey Lohan
“Watch me Shine” by Joanna Pacitti
“Ain’t No Stopping Us Now” and “Sisters” by Spice Girls
“Can’t Get Me Down” by Lo-Ball
“Girl Power” by Cheetah Girls
“Breakaway” by Kelly Clarkson (I simply couldn’t put this song on the CD because it leaves me an emotional wreck every time I hear it. I know it’s about a small town girl, leaving home, but when I hear it, in my heart it’s about a child dying from cancer and leaving everyone behind and I wind up driving down the road sobbing and hysterical ….. not quite the cheerful feeling I was going for with this cd. But no, I don’t think my daughter’s cancer experience left me psychologically scarred or anything, thanks for asking.)
“Me Against the World” and “We Love” by Superchick
“Good Life” by Leslie Mills
“What’s Good for Me” by Lucy Woodward
“Girl Can Rock” by Hilary Duff
“I Love Life” by Melissa Lefton
“Me vs the World” by Halo Friendlies
Disney also put out a good CD called Girls Rock which I bought for Brayden last year. She took it to school and lent it to a friend --- hmmm, haven't seen it since, big surprise. So now she keeps telling me I need to buy her another one and I keep telling her this is called learning a lesson the hard way and what an allowance is for.
Thanks to the recommendation in the guestbook, I’m also looking at downloading the self-titled album from Barlow Girl, which is in the iTunes inspirational category, but seems to be pro-girl and very upbeat and catchy. I mean, my kids aren’t exactly going to sit around holding hands each evening and singing Kumbya, so this might be a fun alternative.
So anyway, those are the song titles I’m using (thanks to my scrapbooking buddy Laura for suggesting most of them) --- hope they can help some of you who want to do the same thing for your girls!
And yep, Kellen’s still a ninja-butterfly.