On an ordinary weekday, you rush to get yourself out the door. At most, your routine involves throwing on whatever’s trendy (or, more realistically, free from pit stains and unpleasant scents) and giving your face a once over. But when it’s the freakin’ weekend and you’re about to have you some fun, you put a little more effort into your primping. And what would a little preparation be without a kick-ass getting ready playlist?
Some people will try to say that music is the least important part of getting ready. They will argue that picking the perfect outfit or transforming your makeup from day to night are higher priorities. Friends, I respectfully disagree. Although those two steps are crucial to getting yourself physically ready to face the world after 6 p.m., a getting ready playlist is essential for preparing yourself emotionally for a night off of the couch.
Think about it. The right set of songs prevents you from staying in for the upteenth weekend. It gives you a Beyoncé-level of confidence. It pumps you up for the night ahead and, if done properly, sets you up for an evening of success (whatever that may mean to you).
What’s that you say? You don’t have such a playlist? Fear not. Whether you’re applying makeup by yourself or pre-gaming (pre-wine-ing?) with a group of friends, these 15 songs make getting ready the best part of the night. (And to make your night easier, download the whole playlist at the bottom of the page.)