Top40db

Music Service

Forum

 

Svend
37 Canada
Joined: Mar 13th 2004
Send mail.

File   File   File   File   File  

Author: Svend
Subject: RIP, Helen Reddy
Date: Sep 30th  11:39 am

“I Am Woman” reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts at the end of 1972 (a good six months after it was released — individual call-in requests helped build radio play) and earned her the Grammy Award for best female pop vocal performance. She was the first Australian-born artist to win a Grammy and the first to make the Billboard 100 record charts.

Some male observers called the song — beginning with the words “I am woman/ Hear me roar/ In numbers/ Too big to ignore,” sung by a 5-foot-3 soprano — angry, man-hating, dangerous or all three.

“That simply underlined the many things women needed liberating from,” a writer for Variety reflected in 2019. “Nobody called Sinatra a menace when he sang ‘My Way,' a no less straightforward hymn to self-determination.”

nytimes.com/2020/09/29/arts/m...oNcXGzYk

Msg 1 - Svend 27 days ago

Answers

Site by: Todd


Log on to hide ad.