P!nk - "What About Us"
I have loved Alecia Moore since her very first hit "Most Girls". She had a raw edge to both her look and her voice that made you take notice that she wasn't just another pre-packaged pop confection. Over the years her career has remained constant, always a dropping fresh sounds and consistently staying in the Top 100 with all her music.
She's ventured into different territories, from politics to folk music and come all the way back to her punk-pop origins. Now she is wiser, stronger, and even more clear in her voice, and how to use it. An active feminist and strong defender of the LGBTQ community she now uses her voice to speak for people who don't always have the platform; and we love her for it.
In this pop ballad dance track we see her with a band of outcasts daring the world to remember them. A powerful message in a time filled with social and political upheaval.
So today, with my fist in the air, I choose P!nk's "What About Us" as my, kick down the doors, look them dead in the eye, dare you to tell me not to, song for a, walk through fire, over oceans, under worlds, Wednesday.