Great Women in Music, Film, Stage & Digital Arts

by | Mar 26, 2021

MediaTech Spotify Playlists curated by the MediaTech Staff, Faculty & our anonymous Curator-at-large.

Our March playlist Great Women in Music, Film, Stage & Digital Arts is curated to celebrate the contributions of  women in music, film, stage and the digital arts from recording artists, composers, and directors to animation colorists, makeup artists and costume designers. The playlist is never ending as the contributions of these talents are innumerable and we will update this post periodically as the playlist grows!


MOVIE: A Star is Born
Song: “The Man That Got Away” Judy Garland – Club Scene
Recording Artist:
Judy Garland
Song: “Queen Bee” – Barbara Streisand – Club Scene
Recording Artist: Barbara Streisand
Song: “La Vie En Rose” Lady Gaga – Club Scene
Recording Artist: Lady Gaga
Submitted By: Cristal Givens – The trilogoy of “Star is Born” movies highlighted the diamond-in-the-rough stories of their heroines, protrayed by these 3 amazing recording artist, actor and performers of their time. 

Song: “All We Are” – 25th Anniversary DVD
Recording Artist / Writer:
Doro Pesch / Warlock
Submitted By: Dr. Wendy Jasper – Her name is synonymous with strength and for more than thirty years she has been the best known female name in metal. She’s the metal pioneer that blazed out of Germany and lit the world on fire with one of the most recognizable voices of the genre. Read full article >>

MOVIE: Suffragette
Song: “Oh Freedom”
Director: Sarah Gavron
Screenplay: Abi Morgan
Actor: Meryl Streep
Recording Artists Composers: Seraphina Simone, Tallulah Brown, Trills
Submitted by: Brad Ruekberg – Director Sarah Gavron’s film Suffragette tells the story of the movement from the point of view of the fictional Maud Watts, who joins the WSPU at the height of its influence, and becomes deeply involved in its activities. It stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham-Carter, and Meryl Streep as Pankhurst.

MOVIE: Mulan
Song: “Loyal Brave & True”
Recording Artist: Christina Aquilera
Director: Niki Caro
Actor: Yifei Liu
Submitted By: Brad Ruekberg

MOVIE: Howl’s Moving Castle
Song: Merry-Go-Round
Animation C0lor Designer: Michiyo Yasuda
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Submitted By: Cristal Givens Although the music is written by Joe Hisaishi, this song stirs images in the mind colored by famed Studio Ghibli color animator, Michiyo Yasuda and follows the animated story favorite Howl’s Moving Castle, written by Diana Wynne Jones.

MOVIE: Dreamgirls
Song: “And I am Telling You I’m Not Going”
Recording Artist / Actor: Jennifer Hudson
Hair & Makeup: The Hair & Makeup Department
Submitted By: Tiffany Vollmer

MOVIE: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”
Song: “May It be”
Recording Artist: Enya
Submitted By: Cristal Givens Recording artist, songwriter & composer, Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin “Enya” was commissioned by Peter Jackson and Howard Shore to write, compose and perform the iconic song from the motion picture, Lord of the Rings. The best selling solo-artist in Ireland, multi award winning Enya is credited for bringing celtic music to the popular world music stage.

ADDITIONAL TRACKS by MediaTech’s curator-at-large

MOVIE: 9 to 5
Song: “9 to 5”
Recording Artists: Dolly Parton

MOVIE: Evita
Song: “Don’t Cry For me Argentina”
Recording Artist, Songwriter, Producer: Madonna

MOVIE: Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
Song: “We Don’t need Another Her0”
Recording Artist, Actor: Tina Turner
Costume Design: Norma Moriceau

BOOK: Wuthering Heights
Writer: Emily Bronte
Actor: Merle Oberon
Song: ”Wuthering Heights”
Recording Artist: Kate Bush