We’ve been promising this list for a long time! Here is the Monthlies Utimate Period Playlist. Get yourself dancing and singing along, celebrate the shedding of your uterine lining and rest calm in the knowledge you’re not the only one going through it!
Think we’ve missed something? Drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions. The list may be ultimate but it’s open to evolution too!
Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love
For those days when you keep bleeding, keep keep bleeding. Leona knows how you feel.
Mary J Blige – PMS
Mary tells PMS as it is. Her lower back is aching and her clothes don’t fit. We know the feeling only too well but she’s singing us through.
Taylor Swift – Bad Blood
Sometimes we all hate periods. Taylor knows. It’s bad blood (but actually it’s not bad, it’s natural, and it’s kind of only half blood, the other half is cells and stuff. I don’t suppose that would be such a catchy title for Tay-tay though!)
Garbage – Bleed Like Me
We googled the lyrics to this one and it’s deep – there’s eating disorders, self harm, transgender uncertainty. They’re all bleeding. Take care of yourselves everyone.
Beyoncé – Grown Woman
Queen Bey is a big girl now. And she’s a grown woman. She can do whatever she wants. She probably menstruates #tenuous but we love Beyoncé too much to leave her out.
R.E.M. – Everybody Hurts
Everybody hurts sometimes. Sing it to us REM, sing our cramps away!
Tacocat – Crimson Wave
Pure joy in this song. The lobsters, the fake surfing, the shark, the communists in the summerhouse. Could this be the ultimate period song?