BitchTapes: From the Mouths of Babes

The late, great Aaliyah

Last week’s mix celebrated women who have persisted, and have been making music for 25 years or more. The tables are turning this week. Our latest mix is full of artists who made these songs at or before the age of 21. Many of them went on to have lengthy and successful careers after these recordings, and some are still teenagers today. YOUTHS, am I right? (Seriously, though: young people are the actual coolest.) Would that all of our pre-21 offerings could have been this meaningful to global art and culture! Here’s to the next wave of righteous babes. 

Track List

1. A Living Human Girl - The Regrettes

2. Great Skies - Smoosh

3. Petting Zoo - Charlie Belle

4. Both Hands - Ani DiFranco

5. Make you Feel My Love - Adele

6. Paper Thin - MC Lyye

7. Amy Amy Amy - Amy Winehouse

8. Dirty Gold - Angel Haze

9. Awakening - AURORA

10. Someday - Mariah Carey

11. Cherry Bomb - The Runaways

12. Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes

13. Before the World Was Big - Girlpool

14. Jumpin’ Jumpin - Destiny’s Child

15. Sea Creatures - SOAK

16. Baby - Brandy

17. Devil We Know - Lily & Madeleine

18. Age Ain’t Nothin’ But a Number - Aaliyah

19. Too Little, Too Late - JoJo

20. My Love - Selena y Los Dinos

by Katie Presley
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Katie Presley is a writer and editor currently based on the East Coast (help, how did this happen??). She's been with Bitch in one form or another since 2010, when she started as a New Media Intern, and most recently served as Bitch's first and only Music Editor, from 2016-2017. Past resume lines include Assistant Producer for All Songs Considered at NPR Music, panelist on Pop Culture Happy Hour, and bylines at NPR and Ms. Katie is also a doula and herbalist, and writes a blog on herbal medicine, "The Herbal Apprentice." She also co-founded the first full-spectrum doula organization in Texas, The Bridge Collective. She is also a late-comer to being a Dog Person, but currently lives with four cats. 

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