The Marie Claire Galentine's Party Playlist

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So we've finally solved the riddle behind why Anti took *so long* to drop. Rihanna wanted to unveil her latest record in proximity to Valentine's Day. Not because it's lovey-dovey, but because we needed it hot off the press for our Galentine's Day playlist. RiRi is our single gal hero, after all.

Beyoncé's unveiling of "Formation" over the weekend was similarly serendipitous timing. While first and foremost a black power anthem, it's laced with unapologetically-feminist lines we want to recite on loop: You know you that bitch when you cause all this conversation.

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From the instant classics to the classic classics, here are 40 tracks that beg to soundtrack your night full of escaping that V-Day nonsense with your ridiculously awesome lady friends.

P.S. "Formation" is not on Spotify, so we've embedded it below!

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