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Superhero Playlist: Wonder Woman

Superhero Playlist: Wonder Woman

Music and comic book fans rejoice! Superhero Playlist is back, and we’re bringing it back to you with one of the most classic superheroes to ever grace the pages of DC Comics. We’re talking about Diana of Themyscira herself. That’s right, in this week’s installment, we’re going to take a peek into Wonder Woman’s playlist to see just what musical treasures we can find. We’ll pay homage to all aspects of Wonder Woman’s story — even some of her nifty tools. So sit right back, grab yourself some headphones, and listen to our Superhero Playlist: Wonder Woman. michael jackson

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Dirty Diana, Michael Jackson, 1987

Diana is her name and fightin’ crime is her game. The thing that makes Diana a formidable superhero and one of the greatest icons in comic book history is her brutal strength and fighting ability. This song is about a badass woman who just happens to be named Diana, so we think it works well. Don’t you think? Plus, we wanted to get a little MJ in the mix, and you can’t go wrong with this one. “She says there’s no turnin’ back, she trapped me in her heart.” Steve_Miller_Band_1969

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Jet Airliner, Steve Miller Band, 1977

One of the gadgets that Wonder Woman is most well-known for is her invisible jet. It’s gotten her out of many a nasty situation and helped her make a quick getaway without being detected. We’re not sure if Steve Miller Band ever had Diana’s see-through jet in mind when they wrote this hit, but we think it still works. “Oh big ol’ jet airliner, don’t carry me too far away.”

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Rope, Foo Fighters, 2011

“This indecision got me climbing up the walls…” Another trusty tool that Diana never goes without is her useful golden lasso (or in this case, a rope). Whenever Wonder Woman snags an enemy with her lasso, they are bound to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth. It has often come in handy whenever Wonder Woman needs to interrogate a henchman or supervillain. If Diana wants an honest answer, she knows how to get it. With this Foo Fighters song, we thought we’d bend the lyrics a bit to make it fit. nicki minaj

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Get On Your Knees, Nicki Minaj feat. Ariana Grande, 2014

“I don’t need a dozen roses. You ain’t gotta wine and dine me, no.” You can’t have a Wonder Woman playlist without a few songs about strong women. And while the rest of this song might be a little risqué, the overall focus is a woman who is in charge, and that is what Wonder Woman does best. She takes control of the situation and gets the job done. Plain and simple. Diana of Themyscira was raised in a society of women, and she will take no grief from any man. Odds are, she’s told more than a few henchmen and goons to get on their knees.

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Independent Women, Pt. 1, Destiny’s Child, 1999

“Question: Tell me how you feel about this. Try to control me boy, you get dismissed.” Ladies, we hope you appreciate these classics, because there’s plenty more where that last one came from. With a hit like Destiny’s Child’s “Independent Women,” it should come as no surprise that this is already attached to another film about strong women: Charlie’s Angels. But it finds a fitting spot on Wonder Woman’s playlist too. m.i.a.

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Amazon, M.I.A., 2005

We’re paying homage to Diana’s origins as an Amazonian Warrior princess with this song. Although the song itself is actually about a woman kidnapped for ransom and using her will and strength to persevere, which makes this song work even better. While recent comic book versions of Wonder Woman feature her as a demigod, the original Wonder Woman is an Amazonian Warrior, expertly trained on the battlefield.

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Just a Girl, No Doubt, 1995

If you’re looking for a song that signifies female equality and breaking from the societal norms, look no further. In many ways, Wonder Woman broke down gender barriers and expectations in comics. As Gwen Stefani sings about her frustrations in dealing with gender expectations, imagine Diana struggling to break out of her own expectations as a female superhero. We’re sure Batman and Superman don’t envy her for having been put under those ridiculous expectations, but she handles it with pride and shows the world that she can be whoever she wants to be.

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Born this Way, Lady Gaga, 2011

Much like Superman and several other DC characters, Wonder Woman has always had her powers. Simply put, she was born that way. Her strength and abilities have always been a part of her, and she takes no shame in the way she is. Diana is perhaps one of the most confident of the Justice League members, and it shows in her determination and strength of mind. She’s never once doubted herself or her abilities. “I’m on the right track, baby. I was born this way.”

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Killer Queen, Queen, 1974

“She’s a killer Queen. Gunpowder, gelatin, dynamite with a laser beam. Guaranteed to blow your mind.” While she isn’t always depicted as a Queen, Diana is usually the heir to the throne on Themyscira. Her mother, Hippolyta, is often depicted as the Queen. However, on occasion, whether due to Hippolyta’s death or disappearance, Wonder Woman has been made Queen, and you better believe she’s a killer.

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Wonder Woman Theme, Charles Fox, 1975 We’re taking it back old school, giving Lynda Carter and the cast and crew of 1975’s Wonder Woman a shout out. It’s a theme song so cheesy its good. While we are going to take a safe bet that this song won’t be making any appearances with Wonder Woman in her appearances in next year’s Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, we hope they’ll at least throw in some subtle nods to the classic.

And there you have it. Wonder Woman and her playlist, in all their glory. Sit back and let the music take over as you picture Wonder Woman flying in to save the day, her golden gauntlets held high, handy lasso at her side, and trusty invisible jet at the ready. When it comes to awesome female comic book heroes, t doesn’t get more classy and iconic than Wonder Woman. Think we missed any good song choices? Who do you think we should cover next? Let us know in the comments!

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