Ladies, if you’ve been missing out on these catchy, sexy tunes, it’s time to listen up.
Girl fire can be broadly described as uptempo undertones coupled with high-pitched female vocals. It’s the kind of music you blast while driving to the mall with your bestie, getting in the mood to max out daddy’s credit card. Or the songs you play in the background when you’re applying your make-up in anticipation of a big night out. It’s the song you crank after that cute guy from the bar you met last week finally gives you a call. It’s our music, songs made special for the female fans of electronic music, and it’s only getting bigger.
I’ve compiled a list of our top five girl fire tracks for you to enjoy. So turn up the volume, throw on some lipstick, and shake what your momma gave ya!
1. Call Me Maybe (Reidiculous Remix) - Carly Rae Jespen
When I think girl fire, the first song that comes to mind is Carly Rae Jepsen’s new singalong hit Call Me Maybe. She’s being hailed as the new Katy Perry with her radio smash hit, reaching out to the girls of America with her playful and pitchy lyrics. Reidiculous remixed the mainstream song, shuffling his progressive electronic drops and bassy beats into the mix.
2. Fallin - Lauryn Vyce
The singer-songwriter is fairly new to the scene, but her love-song “Fallin” sounds like the work of a seasoned veteran. Her soaring vocals, soothing electro-basslines and lovable hook combine for this all-too-familiar story of falling in love with the wrong one. “Fallin” is perfect music to set the mood for an afternoon lounging by the pool, or a gossip-swapping session.
3. Domino (Myon & Shane 54 Club Mix) - Jessie J
Jessie J’s “Domino” was the sing-along song of last summer, peaking at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and becoming becoming her second UK number one. “Domino” was already a wild-night-out anthem, but Myon & Shane 54 elevated the dance floor hit by adding their progressive house twist, picking up the tempo and bringing Jessie’s lyrics to their full potential.
4. Fly (Liam Keegan Radio Remix) - Nicki Minaj Ft. Rihanna
It’s hard to talk about the queens of girl fire without mentioning mainstream’s infamous female duo Rihanna and Nicki Minaj. The girls collaborated on Fly, which became an instant radio sensation in August of 2011. The song’s lyrics are all about girl-power, but the underbelly beat slowed the song to a soulful ballad instead of the fast-paced movers we’d expect from the leading ladies. Liam Keegan transformed the song into a club banger by adding a booming bassline and catchy drum beats.
5. Birthday Girl (Danny Olson’s Celebratory Remix) - Starshell
Starshell put her modern twist on the classic “it’s my birthday and I’ll cry if I want to” jam that sang away our mothers’ lonely high school nights. The new, and improved, lyrics have our generation of women partying all night - instead of crying if we want to, we’re kissing who we want to. Danny Olson took the poppy hit and added in electro-basslines, turning this sassy single into a dance floor dime. Girls, don’t be afraid to let loose to this one, and break out your wildly provocative dance moves that will make your mothers faint.