Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"You Don't Own Me" by Lesley Gore.

OK, back to the 60's: Philly composers Madara and White penned this classic for neighborhood friend Maureen Gray. Quincy Jones had a 17 year-old songbird record it instead, taking it to #2 in '64. It became an early anthem for the nascent Women's Lib movement. Covered by Dusty Springfield and by Joan Jett. Part of "The First Wives Club", "Hairspray" and "Dirty Dancing" soundtracks. Song? Artist? Yesterday's answer: "Cruel To Be Kind" by Nick Lowe.

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