Get rid of your period misery. Sing along with the Period Playlist. As loud as you possibly can. ‘It feels like a werewolf is living in my uterus!’ Or: ‘PMS is my excuse. What’s yours for being mental?’ Feel better already? Click on the album covers and other images for shopping information or sound tracks via Amazon, Spotify and YouTube.
PMDD – Yonic (2017)
‘Why am I so angry? I want to punch you in the face! Do you have to breathe so loudly? Oh, I can’t find my fucking keys! Why is everything so hard?’ Anti-folksinger Yonic brings songs like Anal, Bush, Gas, Wrinkles, Orgasms and… PMDD. Her debut album is called Lips Unsealed.
Ani DiFranco – Blood in the Board Room (1993)
American singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco – who has released quite a few albums since her debut in 1990 – is known as a feminist icon. Her songs usually have a political undertone. In Blood in the Boardroom she decides to visit a meeting at her record company while bleeding, without a tampon, as a protest against the male-dominated music industry. ‘So I just left a big brown bloodstain, on their white chair.’ (Puddle Dive).
Bully – Trying (2015)
Alicia Bognanno from the American band Bully sings about shark week as it is. You usually don’t feel like it and it is never convenient. But you don’t want to miss your period either. ‘Been praying for my period all week.’ (Feels Like).
PMS – Mary J. Blige (2004)
‘My lower back is achin. And my clothes don’t fit. Now ain’t that a bitch? Sing along say, PMS!’ (No more Drama).
PMS Blues – Dolly Parton (1994)
‘But you know we can’t help it. We don’t even know the cause. But as soon as this part’s over, then comes the menopause.’ (Heartsongs live from Home).
Crimson Wave – Tacocat (2014)
‘All the girls are surfing the wave, surfing the crimson wave today.’ (NVM).
Heavy Flow – Toast (2011)
Nope, Heavy Flow from Toast isn’t the best example of good behavior (drinking, smoking pot, binge-eating, screaming). Nevertheless: it is a good impression of how a heavy flow can feel like. So enjoy this video on YouTube.
28 Days – U.S. Girls (2007)
A catchy celebrate-your-period theme song form U.S. Girls (aka the American-Canadian Meghan Remy). We haven’t found an album with this specific song, but you can find albums from U.S Girls via Amazon.
Beautiful Red Dress – Laurie Anderson (1989)
‘Well they say women shouldn’t be the president. Cause we go crazy from time to time.’ (Strange Angels).
Happy and Bleeding – PJ Harvey (1999)
Basically the whole album is dedicated to a missed period. ‘So fruit flower myself inside out. I’m happy and bleeding for you.’ (Dry).
My red self – Heavens to Betsy (1993)
‘What is the color, the color of shame. Is it red, is it blood blood red? Does it creep out from my two legs? Never wear white, or your shame will creep thru.’ We have not found a Heavens to Betsy-album with this song on it, except Kill Rock Stars, an album with various artists.
Period Piece – Lena D (2013)
‘It’s my period, it’s my period, it’s my peri-eri-eri-od!’ Try to get rid of this tune from Lena Dabrusin … Good luck!
‘And now that dress won’t fit, but I don’t give a shit. Because I’ve got that flow. I think that you should know. I’ve got that flow.’
The Period Song – Girliyapa (2016)
‘They won’t let you enter the kitchen and the temple. PMS is my excuse. What’s yours for being mental?’
Shark Week – Hand Job Academy (2013)
Three women singing about… periods. Well: ‘It feels like a werewolf is living in my uterus. My body never feels quite as uncute as this.’
Drop It ‘Cause It’s Rot – Mia Lethbridge (2015)
A protest song against the former Australian tampon tax, based on Snoop Dogg’s Drop It Like It’s Hot. ‘I BLEED just coz I was born as me’ and ‘The Vagina, half the people got them. Yet there’s a tax if you’re born with one of ‘em.’
Bad Blood (End The Tampon Tax) – Cariad Lloyd and Jenny Bede (2015)
‘It’s so sad to think you make us pay until we die. So ladies now for your bad blood, why not try using a dishcloth?’ Heavy Flow and Applic Hater battle against the British tampon tax in a video inspired by Taylor Swift’s hit Bad Blood.
Let it Flow – Kristine Gerolaga (2015)
Crazy about the popular Disney hit from Frozen, Let It Go? Listen to one of the parodies, all called Let It Flow. We recommend the version from Kristine Gerolaga; also the trailer of her short film A Period Drama. ‘Keep your panties on!’
Special request for the Period Playlist?
Did we miss a period theme song on the Period Playlist? Let us know! (Spoiler: no, Only Women Bleed from Alice Cooper is not about menstruation). Mail us at redactie<@>period.nl or use the contact form.