Thursday, March 08, 2018

International Women's Day: Singapore Ladies Empower Yourselves With Songs


Dedicated To My Wife:

Many music enthusiasts think that Helen Reddy's, I Am Woman was the first feminist song that survived the pop charts. The actual fact is, way before her song became a big hit for women power, there were already other songs commemorating the movement for female rights.

Below is a compilation that should be more than sufficient for our Singapore ladies to sing their lungs out today. Just to add some spice. The 2018 United Nations theme for International Woman's Day is: Time Is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women's Lives.
I Am Woman Helen Reddy From YouTube Video by:

So dear ladies, check the lyrics and sing it to your boyfriends, brothers, male friends, male colleagues, husbands, etc. 15 songs are more than sufficient to choose from. 

I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Harper Valley PTA - Bobby Gentry
No More Tears, Enough Is Enough - Donna Summer Barbra Streisand

Do Right Woman, Do Right Man - Aretha Franklin
Sun Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
I Am Woman - Helen Reddy
Diana Ross And The Supremes from 1960's: Stop In The Name Of Love.

You Let Me Down - Billie Holiday
You Don't Own Me - Lesley Gore
Me And Bobby McGhee - Janis Joplin

Just Because I'm A Woman - Dolly Parton
Respect - Aretha Franklin
I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross

Words Of Love - Papas and Mamas
Don't Make Me Over - Dionne Warwick
Stop In The Name Of Love - The Supremes

Wishing all my women readers and viewers a Happy International Women's Day.
Dusty Springfield: Son Of A Preacher Man Video by:

Information: Here and There
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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Andy, thanks for the list. So far i only heard of 'I will survive'.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Hi Anonymous,

Happy to note that you have a wider reference to women's power songs. Thanks for visiting the blog. Come again soon.

ANGELA LEOW said...

Wonderful list. Thanks for sharing. 😀😀

ALPHONSO SOOSAY (NAOMI AND THE BOYS DRUMMER) said...

Helen Reddy was best remembered as co-writer and performer of the 1972 hit "I Am Woman".

NARAYANA PRAKASH said...

This is a total classic.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thanks to ANGELA LEOW on FACEBOOK for posting this story. Some of the comments come from her readers and friends.