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GirlWithTheMouseyHair Thu 18-Nov-10 18:34:30

me again and banging on about my show again honestly this is providing a welath of information and sometimes it's more beneficial to excavate from pretentious non-theatre types.

We're creating soundtracks for the half hour in the bar and space before the show starts and want misongynistic songs which cross the last 60-70years. There's obviously tons in modern R&B but we've found some Andy Williams, Cliff Richard, Alice Cooper etc. We want male only voices for this.

During the interval we need 5 songs to play which are sung by women, referring to oppression of women (eg Kate Bush - A Woman's Work)

The end is the really tough one. We don't want power ballads or anything by Whitney Houston or the spice girls but definately uplifting songs about female empowerment

CommanderDrool Thu 18-Nov-10 18:37:34

'Sisters are doing it for themselves' Aretha Franklin Annie Lennox.

Independent woman, Destiny's child?

BertieBotts Thu 18-Nov-10 18:42:21

Look at Ani DiFranco, Tracy chapman.

singarainbow Thu 18-Nov-10 18:50:02

Check out Melissa Etheridge...any album will have something.

CommanderDrool Thu 18-Nov-10 18:52:15

Respect, Aretha Franklin

Also Pj Harvey 'sheela na gig' and 'dress' for oppression bit

CommanderDrool Thu 18-Nov-10 18:55:07

Also maybe something like 'big time Sensuality,' Bjork which is such a positive joyful song.

CommanderDrool Thu 18-Nov-10 18:56:22

9 to 5 Dolly Parton - workplace sexism

msrisotto Thu 18-Nov-10 19:41:18

Pink - Stupid girls grin

Ciara - Like a boy

Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight

Robyn - Who's that girl

Madison Avenue - Don't call me baby

Leslie Gore - You don't own me

Aretha Franklin - Respect

No Doubt - I'm just a girl

msrisotto Thu 18-Nov-10 19:43:33

Loretta Lynn - The pill

That one was banned from the radio in its time.

msrisotto Thu 18-Nov-10 19:46:46

Destiny's child - Independent woman

Kelly Clarkson - Miss Independent

HerBeatitude Thu 18-Nov-10 19:48:30

Cyndi Lauper - girls just wanna have fun (I love the line about some people wanting to take a beautiful girl and hide her away then "I want to be the one that walks in the sun")

msrisotto Thu 18-Nov-10 19:49:34

Helen Reddy - I am woman

Am going to stop looking now!

HerBeatitude Thu 18-Nov-10 19:50:12

msdynamite's quite good but I can't remember anything of her's...

HerBeatitude Thu 18-Nov-10 19:50:41

Pretenders - Thin line between love and hate

HerBeatitude Thu 18-Nov-10 19:57:52

Esther Philips - black eyed blues

dittany Thu 18-Nov-10 20:05:22

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AuraofDora Thu 18-Nov-10 20:05:52

aretha franklin respect

Nico / velvet underground i'll be your mirror

judy garland somewhere over the rainbow

ms dynamite is famous for her theme tune from a few years ago Her Beatitude i cant name it either atm

AuraofDora Thu 18-Nov-10 20:07:01

patti smith pissing in a river

dittany Thu 18-Nov-10 20:11:54

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AliceWorld Thu 18-Nov-10 20:13:24

What about riot grrrl stuff, does it need to be more recognisable?

msrisotto Thu 18-Nov-10 20:15:34

Is the Ms.Dynamite song you're thinking of It takes more?

GirlWithTheMouseyHair Thu 18-Nov-10 20:38:25

wow thanks everyone...dittany that misogynist list is especially perfect, songs that people know and love but prob haven't realised what they're saying (stones, bob dylan, beatles)

HerBeatitude Thu 18-Nov-10 20:41:10

Ah yes that's the one MrsR

ElephantsAndMiasmas Fri 19-Nov-10 10:29:45

You need PUT HIM OUT by Ms Dynamite.

Should be the soundtrack of the MN Relationships section.

Cocklodging, controlling and abusive behaviour, it's got it all. (Thinking for half time)

"Your little girl needs a daddy I agree but the fool is far from that. Any fool can be a father, that ain't no reason to keep on taking him back"

"He never reads wit' her or takes her out,
That shits called neglect you hear.
Sure she confused and tired of always seeing mummas face bruised and drowing in tears.
Look what you showin' her by lettin' him disrespect you,
You just growin' her to think that it's something that all men do.
You owe it to yourself and your daughter cos she thinks it's all alright,
When she get older,
Follow the footsteps you showed her,
How you gunna look her in the eye?"

ElephantsAndMiasmas Fri 19-Nov-10 10:36:14

RE: sexist shit songs.

"You're having my baby" - Paul (W)Anka

"what a lovely way of saying how much you love me" - there is some female vocal in this (one verse I think) lyrics here

You also need Jack Jones singing "Wives and Lovers" link "don't send him off with your hair in curlers, you may not see him again".

It's the surrendered wife anthem. lyrics


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