Let’s go girls! Okay, Shania Twain might not be in this Icons Update, but we have some incredible women on the lineup today. We love to see women succeeding in the music industry, and it’s even more incredible when they’ve achieved the longevity and success that these ladies have. From Drama Queens to Disco, we’ve got it all, so make sure you don’t skip this one!
JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS
You know we love Joan Jett & the Blackhearts here at THP HQ, so when we heard that they were releasing an EP, we had to spread the news ASAP. Joan and the gang have just released a digital EP called Mindsets, and it is one to add to your summer playlists right now. It’s classic rock and roll like we all know and love from Joan, but the subject matter reflects on the last difficult few years and the different Mindsets we’ve all used to get through. Here’s the tracklist to give you some idea of what you’re heading into.
- ‘If You’re Blue’
- ‘Whiskey Goes Good’
- ‘Shooting Into Space’
- ‘Rearview Mirror’
- ‘Before the Dawn’
- ‘(Make the Music Go) Boom’
‘If You’re Blue’ has such a catchy hook and feel-good message behind it, and we’ve had it on repeat. Here’s to making your own rules, supporting your friends, and being there for each other. Classic summer rock and roll! You can hear it live and catch Joan Jett & the Blackhearts on tour this summer with Bryan Adams all over the states, so make sure you grab a ticket here!
Yeah, you read that correctly, Broadway legend, Disney Queen, Actress, and of course, Glee icon Idina Menzel is returning to music. It’s giving ‘Dramatic.’ No, honestly, the new single ‘Dramatic’ is a dance hit that we feel is going to take the festival season by storm and become not only ‘Dramatic’ but iconic too. The single is the second in the leadup to her album Drama Queen which is set to be released on August 18th. It seems like a long way away, but it just means we can keep this good thing going all summer!
The music video for the first single, ‘Move,’ just dropped in time for Pride month, and it’s everything we could’ve hoped for. As if this ‘Move’ could get any more iconic, you can preorder a HOT PINK version of the vinyl right now. Everyone is embracing the Barbie summer of 2023, and we’re so here for it.
This one has our 70’s loving hearts singing. In 2021, Debbie Gibson brought out her 10th studio album, The Body Remembers, and she’s just dropped a video for the fan-favorite single ‘Love Don’t Care.’ We’ve got glitter, tassels, killer choreography, and a younger love interest; it’s so 70s!
Debbie’s been in the industry since she was 16, and she’s still slaying just as hard at 52; we only hope we can be half as iconic as her one day. She’s still putting out music that makes us want to give our bedroom mirror a full-length concert, and we hope she continues to release bangers for decades to come. Speaking of concerts, you can catch Debbie on her ‘The Body Remembers Encore’ tour all summer long. Get your tickets here! We’ll see you on the dance floor!
Which tracks from these icons have made it onto your daily playlist? Let us know in the comments, or drop us a Tweet @thehoneypop. You can also find us on Facebook or Instagram so be sure to buzz over there and have your say!