smoothfm goes all-female playlist for International Women’s Day
smoothfm is one of many Aussie radio networks celebrating International Women’s Day.
From 6am through to midnight, smooth 95.3 and smooth 91.5 is spinning a playlist comprised entirely of female artists.
Keep a listen out for Adele, Tina Arena, Olivia Newton-John, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Madonna and Cyndi Lauper just to name a few.
smoothfm’s Sydney’s Bogart Torelli and smoothfm Melbourne’s Jennifer Hansen have both nominated their favourite female artists, and songs that reflect the sentiment of the day.
“The most obvious and favourite for International Women’s Day would have to be Helen Reddy’s “ I Am Woman”,” said Jenifer. “It’s the most iconic feminist song of all time and I adore it.
“Still on empowerment… Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive”. I sang this with actress, and now director Kate Kendall, one year at the Alannah and Madeleine Foundation’s charity fundraiser Starry Night Ball at Crown. We had a ball performing on stage and it will always be a favourite karaoke number for me.
“Finally, Dixie Chicks – Not Ready To Make Nice: is another great song about empowerment and standing up for what you believe in. I really admire the girls for their bravery in speaking out at the time about the US involvement in the war in Iraq and their thoughts of freedom of speech and this song also won a Grammy for Song Of The Year in 2007.”
For her part, Bogart nominated Tina Turner‘s ‘Simply The Best.
“I saw her in Sydney on the Private Dancer Tour and she blew me away. An amazing human from singing in the Nutbush church choir to leaving an abusive relationship to superstardom. Tina is the best.
“Another is Tina Arena, and the award-winning Chains the song highlighted her amazing talent. She is the daughter of Italian Immigrants just like me, who’s hard work and self-belief has cemented her success.
“Adele, Don’t you remember, someone like you.. I love all her songs. Not surprising one of the bestselling artist in the world. I love her voice, her attitude and the fact she does not crave the world of celebrity.”