Kim Gordon, you are the coolest.

Kim Gordon, you are the coolest.

Any day is a great day to make a mix for those you love. And how much do I love our readers of TheGloss? A bushel and a peck, and a whole lot more. Seriously.

Since it is International Women’s Day and on this day we should not only honor ourselves and the women who influence us on a daily basis, we should also take time to pay homage to the “stars.” I don’t mean female celebrities (how hard would you laugh if I cited Kim Kardashian right here?), but women who made their mark, and let the world know they meant, and mean, business with their art.

While I’d love to make a list of every woman whoever rocked the world with their greatness, I have a feeling that would, A. Take up way too much time, and B. Be somewhat annoying after you read page 27 of the post.

Instead, I’m going to make you a mix of female musicians who not only know a thing or two about music, but how to get their politics out there and make waves. Obviously, we’re going to get this party started with some Kathleen Hanna.

1. “Rebel Girl” by Bikini Kill:

2. “Dancing Barefoot” by Patti Smith:

3. “We Shall Overcome” by Joan Baez:

4. “You Don’t Own Me” by Lesley Gore:

5. “Teenage Riot” by Sonic Youth (Kim Gordon):

6. “Girls” by Santigold:

7. “Fuck and Run” by Liz Phair:

8. “Cities in the Dust” by Siouxsie & the Banshees (Siouxsie Sioux):

9. “I’m Not a Pretty Girl” by Ani Difranco:

10. “Good Things” by Sleater-Kinney:

11. “Hysteric” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Karen O.):

Happy International Women’s Day, ladies! No go off and conquer with this killer quote in mind: “Well-behaved women seldom make history.”

It’s true.