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Menopause Playlist: 31 Hot Hits for Women of a Certain Age

FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song.

Make Menopause Seem Almost Fun: Smokin' Hot Songs

You can't fight Mother Nature, so you might as well celebrate it.  Make a fun song playlist for yourself or your favorite Woman Of A Certain Age using these rock, pop, country, and R&B hits.

You can't fight Mother Nature, so you might as well celebrate it. Make a fun song playlist for yourself or your favorite Woman Of A Certain Age using these rock, pop, country, and R&B hits.

Menopause: Time for Change

You're a confident, sassy woman between the ages of about 45 and 55, and you know you can still make temperatures rise. But this feels different. Suddenly the room becomes smokin' hot, and this heat wave is all you, girlfriend.

Hey, Menopausal Mama, there's no need to be grumpy and glum. You can't truly fight nature, so why not face it and embrace it? It looks like you're joining the club!

Celebrate the fact that you're a "Woman of a Certain Age" by making your own Menopause Playlist. Here are song suggestions to start you out.

Own Your Awesomeness, You Middle Aged Maven

Forget about the naysayers, the stereotypes, the Negative Nellies.  You are magnificent!

Forget about the naysayers, the stereotypes, the Negative Nellies. You are magnificent!

1. "Heat of the Moment" by Asia

When Asia introduced this worldwide hit in 1982, the group wasn't thinking about hot flashes, those intense episodes of heat that can come out of nowhere and last from seconds to minutes. Their line about "the heat of the moment shone in your eyes" sure takes on new meaning if you're a mid-life woman.

2. "The Heat Is on" by Glenn Frey

Glenn Frey keeps asking if you can feel whether the heat is on in this 1984 song. Yeah, Glenn, we feel it. Hot flashes can last anywhere from six months to 15 years.

Meet Your New Frenemy: The Heat Miser

Hot flashes are like having the Heat Miser pop in for a surprise visit.

Hot flashes are like having the Heat Miser pop in for a surprise visit.

3. "Too Hot" by Kool & The Gang

Kool & The Gang may be singing about love here in this 1979 song, but their lyrics capture the heat that a Woman of a Certain Age can identity with:

Oh, it's too hot, too hot, too hot, lady
Gotta run for shelter, gotta run for shade.

4. "Hot Blooded" by Foreigner

When you think of Foreigner and this 1978 song, do you think of hot flashes? That's not the image they were aiming for when they sang of having a "fever of 103" but hey, we've all seasoned a bit since then, am I right?

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5. "Hot Hot Hot" by Buster Poindexter and the Banshees of Blue

This energetic, calypso-style song by Buster Poindexter and the Banshees of Blue (1987) almost makes hot flashing seem like a fun and fashionable thing to do.

Remember These Days?

This baby silvery lutung, or silvered leaf monkey, is high maintenance, and his poor mom is a frazzled mess.  Does it remind you of the good old days?  Sure, NOW you can chuckle!

This baby silvery lutung, or silvered leaf monkey, is high maintenance, and his poor mom is a frazzled mess. Does it remind you of the good old days? Sure, NOW you can chuckle!

6. "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer

Back in 1979 when Donna Summer made this hit popular, disco was still hot. Other events that year: a gallon of gas cost just 86 cents, U.S. hostages were taken into captivity in Iran, the Sony Walkman was first introduced, and Saddam Hussein became the leader of Iraq. You've made it through all this and more, girlfriend. High five, hot mama!

7. "Hot in Here" by Nelly

In this 2002 hip-hop song, Nelly seems to empathize (for a moment at least) with those among us who have hot flashes:

It's getting hot in here, so hot, so take off all your clothes
I am getting, so hot, I wanna take my clothes off.

8. "Don't Cha" by the Pussycat Dolls

In this fun 2005 song by the Pussycat Dolls, the sings taunt, "Don't cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?" We older ladies who are dealing with personal heat waves know that one day those younger women will be as hot as us. They just need to give their awesomeness some time to simmer and season a little.

Fried Eggs, Anyone?

Yep, this is about what it feels like, fried eggs and all.

Yep, this is about what it feels like, fried eggs and all.

9. "Heat Wave" by Martha and the Vandellas

Martha and the Vandellas compare love to a heatwave in this Motown song from 1963. The woman's "head is in a haze" and she is very emotional. Sound familiar?

Sometimes I stare in space
Tears all over my face
I can't explain it, don't understand it
I ain't never felt like this before.

10. "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys

Middle aged masterpiece, here's a woman-affirming ode to you and your sisters by Alicia Keys (2012). Perhaps it'll make you think of your hot flashes as personal power surges. Bzzzzz. Bzzzz.

11. "Hotter Than Hell" by Kiss

This song by Kiss (1974) is an old one, but the group sure describes the feeling just right: "hotter than hell ... burn you like a midday sun." Hey, thanks, guys! It must have been their hair and makeup that made them appreciate how uncomfortable we can feel.

That's a woman who knows her way around an ice cream cone.

That's a woman who knows her way around an ice cream cone.

12. "Burn" by Usher

Usher (2004) says that you can't do anything to stop the heat and you just gotta let it burn. Really?

13. "Time for a Cool Change" by Little River Band

Whether you use cooling towels or pillows, fans, or another solution, this 1979 song by the Australian group Little River Band will encourage you to seek comfort: "I know that it's time for a cool change."

14. "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" by C+C Music Factory

C+C Music Factory (1990) may have been sweating because they were dancing, but if you're going through the change of life, you know that night sweats can make it hard to get a good night's sleep.

15. "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice

You remember this Vanilla Ice song from 1990 because you were there, sister! It was the first hip hop single to cross over and become a commercial success on the Billboard charts. Although it later received heavy backlash and was named one of the worst songs ever, the thought of "ice ice baby" now seems not so bad in the midst of hot flashes.

Old Gray Mare? Nope, Not You!

"The old gray mare, she ain't what she used to be, Ain't what she used to be, ain't what she used to be."  Can you believe this is a children's folk song?

"The old gray mare, she ain't what she used to be, Ain't what she used to be, ain't what she used to be." Can you believe this is a children's folk song?

16. "Cry a Little" by Faith Hill

In Faith Hill's 2002 country song about rejection and regret, her crying is reminiscent of the emotionalism that can suddenly strike during menopause. It's worse if you have a partner who doesn't empathize. Sing it for us, Faith!

Could you cry a little? Lie just a little?
Pretend that you're feeling a little more pain?
I gave, now I'm wanting something in return
So cry just a little for me.

Say "Goodbye" to The Menstrual Fairy

Don't let her smile fool you.  The Menstrual Fairy is a vengeful b*tch.  She may disappear from your life, but she'll leave you with some symptoms you won't soon forget.

Don't let her smile fool you. The Menstrual Fairy is a vengeful b*tch. She may disappear from your life, but she'll leave you with some symptoms you won't soon forget.

Welcome to Mid-Life: Signs of Menopause

fun ...fun ...and more fun

hot flashes

heart palpitations

lower sex drive

changes in mood (irritability, sadness, anxiety, discontentedness, and/or anger)

vaginal dryness

menstrual irregularity then cessation

insomnia/changes in sleep pattern

urinary incontinence

night sweats

uncomfortable or painful intercourse

increase in abdominal fat

skin becomes thinner and less elastic

crashing fatigue

more migraines

loss of bone mass

memory lapses

trouble concentrating

breast tenderness

Hey, You Powerful Lady

No matter what you may think of Hillary Clinton's politics, you have to admit that that older woman can rock a pantsuit and power colors.  Go, you powerful lady!

No matter what you may think of Hillary Clinton's politics, you have to admit that that older woman can rock a pantsuit and power colors. Go, you powerful lady!

17. "Don't You Forget About Me" by Simple Minds

Menopausal Mama, you may be prone to mid-life memory lapses and trouble concentrating, but you're not alone. I bet you recall this 1985 song by Simple Minds from days gone by. You do, don't you?

18. "Forget You" by CeeLo Green

CeeLo Green (2010) may be singing about a cheating lover, but this fun, upbeat song will remind you that sometimes forgetting isn't such a bad thing!

19. "The B*tch Is Back" by Elton John

Menopause can cause mood swings, but dare anyone to call you this to your face. Some vintage Elton John (1974) will help you make light of your irritability, you marvelous midlife maven.

20. "Nothing in Between" by Meredith Brooks

Also known as "The B*tch song," Meredith Brooks (1997) describes all the extremes of what she is. In a fun way, it will remind you of the mid-life roller coaster.

21. "I Ain't as Good as I Once Was" by Toby Keith

Laugh along with Toby Keith with this 2005 country song. It'll remind you that we're all facing the realities of aging:

I ain't as good as I once was
I got a few years on me now
But there was a time, back in my prime
When I could really lay it down.

22. "I've Seen Better Days" by Citizen King

When you get to be of a certain age, you realize: who hasn't seen better days? This 1999 song by Citizen King might remind you that aging is nothing to be ashamed of.

Yep, Her Too

Angelina Jolie announced in March 2015 that she has gone into forced menopause following the removal of her ovaries and Fallopian tubes.  As a preventative measure, she underwent the surgery at age 39 following a cancer scare.

Angelina Jolie announced in March 2015 that she has gone into forced menopause following the removal of her ovaries and Fallopian tubes. As a preventative measure, she underwent the surgery at age 39 following a cancer scare.

23. "Older Women" by Ronnie McDowell

When it comes to a romp in the sack, Ronnie McDowell (1981) has discovered that older women are like a fine wine:

Older women, are beautiful lovers
Older women, they understand
I've been around some, and I have discovered
That older women know just how to please a man.

Love the second half of your life as much as this lady is.

Love the second half of your life as much as this lady is.

24. "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac (1975) depicts a person's life as a changing of seasons, and our challenge is to remain resilient and adjust to the demands of change. Some changes are more difficult than others, of course.

Well, I've been afraid of changing
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older and I'm getting older too.

25. "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair" by George Jones

This is a fun, defiant song about growing old on your own terms. Only "The Possum," George Jones (1992) could put this level of energy into a "take your Geritol and shove it" type song. Embrace your middle-aged awesomeness and let this be your anthem.

Even More Hot Songs About Menopause

Got a song suggestion? Leave us a suggestion in the Comments Section below.

SongArtistYear Released

26. Fire

The Pointer Sisters

1979

27. Disco Inferno

The Trammps

1976

28. This Is Why I'm Hot

MIMS

2006

29. Emotional Rollercoaster

Vivian Green

2002

30. Love Rollercoaster

Red Hot Chili Peppers

1996

31. Older Ladies

Donnalou Stevens

2014

Some days will be more turbulent than others.

Some days will be more turbulent than others.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2015 FlourishAnyway

Comments

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 21, 2017:

Peg - That song is a real hoot. You are right. I'm adding it! Thanks for the suggestion! Have a wonderful week ahead, my friend.

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on January 21, 2017:

What a fantastic topic for a song playlist. You have gathered some of the hottest songs to go with this rather uncomfortable and unavoidable part of life. Bring on the ice cream, I'm having my own personal summer. One more song that seems to go along with this theme is "Older Ladies" by Donnalou Stevens. It's a hoot.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 05, 2017:

Nadine - I've heard about the cold shivers and wish that were me. At least I could dress in layers. I make my family suffer with air conditioner blasting in winter. They'll get over it and so will I. Thanks for reading. Have a wonderful 2017.

Nadine May from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on January 05, 2017:

This post was such a great read. Funny and entertaining. Many thanks. Boy I can relate to the increase in abdominal fat. So not fair since I had such a slim figure.Thank goodness I never suffered hot flashes, instead I had cold shivers.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 27, 2015:

Peggy W - Thanks so much. Glad you survived the heat wave.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 27, 2015:

Paula - That MUST be genetic. You are one lucky lady not to have had any symptoms! Thanks for sharing your good fortune and for reading.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 27, 2015:

Clever idea for a hub! Thank goodness those days are now in my past. We lived through it although some days were easier than others. Ha!

Suzie from Carson City on July 27, 2015:

FA.......I love this hub and your song list is awesome.......I sincerely "feel" for women who suffer. I have witnessed so much of this with my female friends and family members........WHO, by the way, seem to become a bit angry with me when I confess to never ever having so much as a Tiny menopausal issue....It HAS to be genetic. My mother and sister could claim the same thing.

I feel like I need to "apologize!" LOL......OK, sorry ladies....:(

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 27, 2015:

Mel - Oh, I bet you stay in trouble with her. ;0 Go get that woman flowers just because. Thanks for reading!

Mel Carriere from San Diego California on July 26, 2015:

This was great. My wife and I are both struggling with menopause now, although my hormones are just fine. You forgot "Roller Coaster" by the Ohio players, because the personality of a menopausal woman can go from down to up and back down again in a matter of microseconds, unlike the normal female 28 day lunar cycle thing. I really enjoy your wit. Great hub!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 22, 2015:

ezzly - Glad you enjoyed this! There's gotta be something good in all of this getting old.

ezzly on June 21, 2015:

#once again a stunning piece of work right down to the apt title ;) Liked, funny and tweeting

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 13, 2015:

Linda - Give those smokin' hot ladies my best! Thanks for sharing my list that's too hot to handle! Have a terrific rest of the week!

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on May 13, 2015:

Too hot!! I am in a menopause FB group where I intend to share this fabulous song list!! :)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 08, 2015:

Theophanes - Their name alone is freakin' awesome. I'm going to look up some of their music. Thanks!

Theophanes Avery from New England on May 08, 2015:

OK I am not in this phase of my life but I had to click this anyway. #8 had me rolling! Thanks for the laugh!

Also you really really need to listen to The Four Bitchin' Babes. I don't know if they have any menopause songs but it seems like they should. They're really funny, have the same sense of female humor. :)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 07, 2015:

TreasuresBrenda - I hope all those HOT girlfriends will cool it for a bit. Oh, what we put up with! Thanks for stopping by!

Treasures By Brenda from Canada on May 07, 2015:

Wow! That's quite a list. I'll be sharing it with my HOT girlfriends. Even my husband would get a kick out of these songs.

Susie Lehto from Minnesota on May 02, 2015:

Flourish, I think you can handle the reason why I believe I skipped Menopause. An older lady was telling how she did not go through menopause because of Jesus' sacrifice. I took what she said into my heart as a word of faith, and that is the only explanation I have. I believed.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 01, 2015:

Susie - How did you get so lucky? Wow! And many thanks for the boost of confidence.

Susie Lehto from Minnesota on May 01, 2015:

This was great for some laughs. One thing I missed is menopause, it seems to have skipped me for some reason. And, I think I should be glad about that. Once again a great list of songs. You ROCK!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 29, 2015:

peachpurple - They're fun to listen to at any age, I promise! Thanks for stopping by!

peachy from Home Sweet Home on April 29, 2015:

when i reach at that age, i will start listening to those songs, thanks

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 28, 2015:

Nell - I love that song! Toby Keith is one of my favorites! Thanks for visiting and sharing, voting. Have a great week!

Nell Rose from England on April 28, 2015:

Hiya, that video I Ain't As Good As I Once Was had me laughing so loud! brilliant! what a great hub, love the humor, and yes been there done that, certain age heat I mean! lol! all these songs were so true, and still laughing at the video! voted up and shared, nell

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 22, 2015:

Blond Logic - You gotta keep your cool any way you can. Thanks for visiting and commenting!

Mary Wickison from Brazil on April 22, 2015:

I use to work with several women who were suffering hot flashes. It wasn't uncommon to walk in and see them with their heads in a fridge or fanning themselves with the fridge door.

We need more of this lighter look at the menopause.

Fun stuff.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 22, 2015:

Shyron - Thanks for taking the time to comment for sharing. It looks like it'll be a long hot summer.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on April 22, 2015:

Great play list, I would add "The Heat Goes On" by Sonny and Cher. Sorry that is "The Beat Goes On" and I didn't miss it.

Voted up across the board and will share.

Blessings and hugs.

Stay cool even when you are hot!

Don't let en see you sweat

Tell them that you're not

say it is the pepper sandwich

you just ate that is hot.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 22, 2015:

Martie - Thank you! Some days I flourish more than others.

Martie Coetser from South Africa on April 22, 2015:

This delightful hub about menopause suits your name, FlourishAnyway :)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 21, 2015:

SheGetsCreative - Glad you enjoyed this! Thanks for stopping by!

Angela F from Seattle, WA on April 21, 2015:

What a feel good hub for women of "a certain age". Saw many of my favorite songs on your list.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 20, 2015:

Nadine - Oh, I wish! I could just put on a sweater and the red sweaty face wouldn't betray me! Thanks for reading!

Nadine May from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on April 20, 2015:

What an enjoyable article. I shared it with my partner in the office. Ha Ha. Funny enough I never had hot flashes, instead I had cold flashes; ever heard of that? I would suddenly get the shivers and brake out in gooseflesh.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 18, 2015:

Genna - That sounds even more challenging than the gradual method. So sorry for all that you went through and for whatever prompted it, but I am happy that you are now flourishing. Thank you for sharing and commenting on your own experience. Have a great weekend!

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on April 18, 2015:

Like Jolie, I went into the forced version when I lost my ovaries during a similar surgery. Wham! It was like hitting a brick wall riding a bicycle at 50 miles an hour. I would cry in the market over a can of tomato soup. My emotions were ricocheting all over the place. Everything has long since leveled out, so to speak, but the hot flashes (like being suddenly lit on fire), were legendary. I sympathize and empathize with my fellow women who go through the change. But there are some nice side benefits, too. Your playlist was a hoot! A great, enjoyable read. Voted waaaay up and shared.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 17, 2015:

Sheila - I appreciate your stopping by to read and listen. Have a great weekend.

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on April 17, 2015:

This is awesome! I love your playlist! You have chosen some of my favorite songs. Luckily those days are over for me, thank goodness! I was one of the lucky ones who barely knew I was going through it. Love you hub! Up and awesome!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 16, 2015:

Thanks, Audrey! I appreciate you.

Audrey Howitt from California on April 16, 2015:

Sending this one around --so funny!!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 15, 2015:

cat on a soapbox - It's dangerous, but I have discovered that Amazon sells Cella's cherries individually wrapped in bulk. OMG. Thanks for stopping by! I love your name! Meow.

Catherine Tally from Los Angeles on April 14, 2015:

Laughter and chocolate helped me through those years, and I've never looked back! Couldn't resist your catchy title and was not disappointed. LOVE your humor and your playlist! Stay cool!

Cat:)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 14, 2015:

MsD - Thank you for reading. Stay as cool as you are!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on April 14, 2015:

Flourish, this a very fun read. I like the way you put the "certain age" perspective on selected lines. Enjoyable!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 14, 2015:

Mona - Thanks for stopping by! Glad you enjoyed these. Have a fabulous week. Stay cool!

Mona Sabalones Gonzalez from Philippines on April 14, 2015:

Love your sense of humor! I should make playlists of all your songs using your categories.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 13, 2015:

Bill - Glad you enjoyed this! There's something for everyone here! Have a great week!

Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on April 13, 2015:

Hi Flourish. Too funny. Another great list. What will you come up with next? There are actually some pretty good tunes on the list. Have a great week.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 13, 2015:

Jeannie - There's a song list for just about everything, I am convinced! Cher and Madonna -- now those are some oldies but goodies.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 13, 2015:

Deborah - Isn't it wonderful to be smokin' hot?

Jeannie Marie from Baltimore, MD on April 13, 2015:

Oh my goodness, I never thought this list could exist, but yet, here it is. Finally some songs that can celebrate menopause. It is my personal opinion it is time for Madonna or Cher to break out some songs about menopause... someone needs to do it!

Deborah Neyens from Iowa on April 13, 2015:

Too funny. And, sadly, I can relate.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 13, 2015:

Linda - If you look hard enough you can find fun in just about anything! I guess this proves it, eh? Have a cool Spring week, my friend.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on April 12, 2015:

This is a very entertaining and creative hub, Flourish! Thanks for the amusement, which I'm sure many women will appreciate. Women going through menopause need all the support they can get!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 12, 2015:

Heidi - I prefer to think of us not as older, but as appropriately seasoned. Thank you for the addition and for the vote!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 12, 2015:

Audrey - Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week, poetess!

Audrey Howitt from California on April 12, 2015:

I had to guffaw--so funny!!

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on April 12, 2015:

Love the playlist! And I'll add these:

* More than a song, it's a group: Heatwave. Gimme some "Grooveline" and I'll be heatin' up the disco floor.

* Or maybe "Disco Inferno" by The Trampps?

Okay, you can now tell that I am definitely in the group that's a "certain age." :-D Voted up, funny and sharing the heat!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 12, 2015:

Suzanne - It's not fun when you cannot trust your own thermostat. I sometimes have the AC blasting and my husband is cold, but it's only temporary. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

Suzanne Day from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on April 12, 2015:

Good list! I suspect I'll be going through menopause in the next few years and my music will jar with that, so I'm bookmarking and pinning this playlist for future reference. Especially Ice Ice Baby, best cooling down song of the moment! Voted interesting - great topic choice.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 12, 2015:

travmaj - Glad you enjoyed this unusual topic for a song hub. Glad your climate change days are behind you. Have a wonderful week ahead!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 12, 2015:

Patricia - That's one of my very favorite songs, too! 103 is about right. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week and stay cool!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 12, 2015:

Vellur - Thank you for stopping by! Glad you enjoyed it!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 12, 2015:

Faith Reaper - I couldn't believe the energy of George Jones in that video! Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing so widely. Have a terrific week ahead!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 12, 2015:

Sha - Oh, the misery of hormones! And men wonder why we're grumpy? Ha. Have a wonderful week and thanks for sharing your experience.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 12, 2015:

Larry - Glad you enjoyed it. Take care of that new baby!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 12, 2015:

purl3agony - Great addition! Thanks for suggesting that!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on April 12, 2015:

This is interesting and great fun. Never thought of associating menopause with songs. Enjoyed reading and a great selection of songs.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on April 12, 2015:

Sizzle sizzle....while my 'mp' days are behind me and actually I had very little of the HOT HOT, I had friends who did.

My favorite on your hot list is HOT BLOODED.

Great list, love this.

Voted up ++++ and shared

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

travmaj from australia on April 12, 2015:

What observations - have to say it's all over for me, I can recall having a Heatwave. Yes, a tropical one!

Needless to say I didn't ever imagine it could happen to me.

Years ago and still in shock.

Much fun and most enjoyable as usual. Thank you.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on April 11, 2015:

Hahaha, only you can come up with a topic such as this as you are just so wonderfully creative! There are a lot of my favorites on your playlist here.

I always liked "The Heat is On", "Hot Blooded", "Hot Stuff" and "I Don't Need No Rockin' Chair" ...

Up +++ tweeting, pinning, g+ and sharing

Blessings always

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on April 11, 2015:

What a hoot, Flourish! Thankfully, I'm completely over menopause. But I remember those hot flashes and night sweats as clearly as I remember giving birth. Hot flashes show up out of nowhere and people who are close to you can see when they creep up. Nevermind the fact that you furiously start fanning yourself and want to rip your clothes off - it's evident in your face! I bought my cooling gel mattress topper when I was at the tail end of menopause. Those night sweats like to have killed me. I can't sleep when I'm hot. Who can, right? What really sucks about menopause is just when you think the hot flashes and night sweats are over, they show up again six months later. It's been well over a year for me now, so I think I can safely say I'm done.

The best part of menopause is never again having a period or worries of getting pregnant.

Excellent hub, my friend. What a great pick-me-up!

Larry Rankin from Oklahoma on April 11, 2015:

You can think of a music list for anything:-) Fun read.

Donna Herron from USA on April 11, 2015:

Charmingly funny :) But I would add "Fire" by the Pointer Sisters. Thanks for sharing!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 11, 2015:

Jodah - Glad you got a kick out of this! Have a great weekend!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 11, 2015:

Yvonne - Glad you liked it! Stay cool!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 11, 2015:

Frank - Glad you found it fun! If you can't have fun, what is there? Have a terrific weekend and stay cool!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 11, 2015:

justthemessenger - Don't you know it? You are quite the poet! Glad you found sometime you could enjoy too!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 11, 2015:

My Bell - You sound like a fun spin instructor! Have a great weekend and thanks for reading.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 11, 2015:

A wonderful collection Flourish (as usual) and I even like quite a few of these songs, and I'm not a menopausal woman :) Voted up. Great hub, funny too.

Yvonne Decelis from Boston, Massachusetts on April 10, 2015:

LMAO!!!

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on April 10, 2015:

this was so entertaining... I can't get over the fun I had reading and reminicing.. and laughing at the top 25 hot list for the menapause at heart

James C Moore from The Great Midwest on April 10, 2015:

He's Mr. Heatmiser he's Mr. Sun, dada dada, he's Mr. Heatmisr he's Mr. 101... or something like that. I wasn't sure the topic would interest me when I saw the title. But between the heatmiser, and a Kool and the Gang song, this is a true hitlist and original concept.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 10, 2015:

Jackie - Glad you enjoyed it. None of us are as great as we were in our own legends. Have a great weekend!

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on April 10, 2015:

"I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good as I ever was!" Love that...thanks for the laughs!

Marcelle Bell on April 10, 2015:

This is great, Flourish. I have a spin class theme "Hot & Cold" that uses a lot of these tunes. Your hubs on music are always so fun! Thumbs up!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 10, 2015:

Catherine - Oh, and to live in Florida, too, where it's already hot! I've had the car air conditioner on all winter. Have a cool weekend!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 10, 2015:

ArtDiva - Happy Birthday, you wonderful Woman Of A Certain Age. May this be the best year ever for you.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 10, 2015:

cam8510 - Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you found it fun and humorous, too

Chris Mills from Traverse City, MI on April 10, 2015:

I guess it's easy for me to laugh at this, but what else is there to do? It took a woman to write this hub. Woe to the man who might have tried. Very funny.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 10, 2015:

ologsinquito - I know, right? Have a great weekend!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 10, 2015:

Bill - You can either laugh at it or loathe it because it sure ain't going anywhere. Thanks for stopping by, and have yourself a cool weekend.

Catherine Giordano from Orlando Florida on April 10, 2015:

As soon as I saw your title I had to read this. I wondered if you would include "Hot Hot Hot." You did. It is my theme song. Excuse me. I have to stick my head in the refrigerator now. The signs of menopause. I have them all! Voted up +++

ArtDiva on April 10, 2015:

Girl On Fire by Alicia Keys is the best, ever, whatever the age, and I'm in my 70's. Fun read to get your mojo kicking. It's my birthday, and this read is kicking off my day.

ologsinquito from USA on April 10, 2015:

What can I say. :)

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 10, 2015:

I love your sense of humor. I was howling when I saw the title of this article, although there is nothing funny about menopause, of course. :) Have a great weekend and well done here!