Republicans are pushing government towards a shutdown if they can’t take health care and rights away from women. Today’s theme for the Music Thread is a push back against that, songs about respect for and the strength of women.

Respect – Aretha Franklin

I Am Woman – Helen Reddy

Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves – Eurythmics

Woman – John Lennon

Born This Way – Lady Gaga

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Truth
9 years ago

I forgot Maanam: Whose That Lipstick On The Glass (I couldn’t find the English version I had earlier, but this is the original)

KillgoreTrout
9 years ago

Joni Mitchell–Hejira;

Khirad
9 years ago

Tori Amos, ft. James Maynard Keenan – Muhammad, My Friend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P_33BbQlBg

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Tori Amos – God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQFe_b3zwwc

I still can’t believe the statistical improbability that no women here listen to Tori… it’s like the first time that’s ever happened. 😛

KillgoreTrout
9 years ago

Eurythmics–I Saved The World Today;

KillgoreTrout
9 years ago

Time to step it up a bit. Melissa Etheridge–Like The Way I Do;

Truth
9 years ago

Here’s a slightly different Annie Lennox: Bridge Over Troubled Waters

KillgoreTrout
9 years ago
Reply to  Truth

Truth, I like it. She puts the right emotion into that great song.

KillgoreTrout
9 years ago

Cassandra Wilson–Love Is Blindness;

KillgoreTrout
9 years ago

Laura Nyro–Stoned Soul Picnic;

KillgoreTrout
9 years ago

I’ve run out of suffragett songs, so I’ll just play beautiful songs done by women. Roberta Flack–The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face;

Truth
9 years ago
Reply to  KillgoreTrout

I never understood anything else than to post wonderful songs from or about women…. thanks for reminding me of Roberta Flack. Now I finally found a rap-free version of Killing Me Softly With His song:

KillgoreTrout
9 years ago
Reply to  Truth

Yeah, she has such a great voice, and her songs are beautiful.

Truth
9 years ago
Reply to  KillgoreTrout

Indeed! Glad you brought her up again – somehow she escaped my attention earlier in life.

KillgoreTrout
9 years ago
Reply to  Truth

I’m an old romantic.

KillgoreTrout
9 years ago

Joni–Woman of Heart and Mind;

KillgoreTrout
9 years ago

Laura Nyro–Woman of the World;

KillgoreTrout
9 years ago

Joy of Cooking–Warrior Women;

KillgoreTrout
9 years ago

Joni–Song for Sharon;

PatsyT
9 years ago

Talk about female power!
Wagner – Die Walküre Act 3 – Ride of the Valkyries
You Go Girls!
httpsh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mmpcdNNMos&feature=related

javaz
9 years ago

This youtube isn’t related at all, at least I don’t think so, but it’s another one of my absolute favorite songs of all time – yet it’s not available on any CD or album.

I love Sheryl Crow and love Sting –

And Norah Jones, well, she reminds us of our daughter that was killed in 2003 and we both so love Norah Jones – and if you could see our daughter’s pic and if you could have heard her play guitar and sing, I think that you’d think so, too.

We’ll never get over losing her, but life goes on, but my GOD, how we miss her so very much.

Truth
9 years ago
Reply to  javaz

Both wonderful songs, javaz. And so very sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter.

(PS: Sherryl Crow/Sting should be available, it says underneath the video:
Music video by Sheryl Crow performing Always On Your Side. (C) 2006 A&M Records)