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by Alexandria Wojcik   Mar 8, 2016 23:20 PM EST

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Before the primary polls opened in Michigan and Mississippi, Democratic presidential nomination front-runner Hillary Clinton kicked off International Women's Day with a Spotify playlist featuring uplifting tracks from female artists including Beyonce, M.I.A., Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Alabama Shakes

Clinton shared the streamable mixtape via Twitter early, saying it will be "on repeat" at her campaign's headquarters throughout Women's History Month.

Labeled "a soundtrack for smashing glass ceilings," the 30-track playlist highlights contemporary women in music who have been breaking down barriers across genres. The selection starts with Beyonce's "Run the World (Girls)" and ends with Andra Day's "Rise Up," highlighting cuts from Demi Lovato, Missy Elliott, Sia, LION BABE, Charli XCX and Janelle Monae .

Clinton also includes some throwback tracks like TLC's "No Scrubs," No Doubt's "Just A Girl," Madonna's "Express Yourself," Lauryn Hill's "Everything Is Everything" and Shania Twain's "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!"

The playlist notably features Dixie Chicks' "Not Ready to Make Nice" from the 2006 album Taking The Long Way. The song is about the controversy kicked up when the band was critical of President George W. Bush during a concert in 2003. Countless country radio stations banned their music.

Another surprise is "The Schuyler Sisters" from the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. Give the selection a listen via the candidate's official Spotify, below.


This women's empowerment mixtape isn't Clinton's first selection of favorite songs shared along the presidential campaign trail, Cosmopolitan points out. Last summer the candidate released her official 2016 campaign playlist featuring 13 uplifting songs including "Happy" by Pharrell and "Roar" by Katy Perry.

The candidate previously posted a "Girl Power" mix, which also starts out with Beyonce. Clinton has expressed her admiration for the former Destiny's Child singer in the past, asserting in a question-and-answer session in Iowa last year: "I want to be as good a president as Beyonce is a performer," NME reports.

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