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Great music by women

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IAmAmy Mon 14-Nov-16 22:42:51

This may not be the right place or forum for this thread but just in case: I feel music is far too dominated by men. What great songs are there by women? I know most of my favourite songs are by women, I'd love to hear more.

YonicProbe Mon 14-Nov-16 22:44:35

Ah, Amy, there have been a couple of fabulous threads on this. Let me ponder.

IAmAmy Mon 14-Nov-16 22:45:44

I should have looked that up first!

YonicProbe Mon 14-Nov-16 22:52:32

Not at all - owing to sadly high numbers of withdrawn posts (thank you for nothing, F4J), the threads are a bit Swiss cheese and there's at least one more where I can't remember the OP:

IAmAmy Mon 14-Nov-16 22:54:20

Thank you Yonic!

HappyHeart87 Mon 14-Nov-16 22:56:31

Jo Mango is an amazing Scottish singer / song writer. I love 'My Lung'.

Regina Specktor's "Apres Moi"

Phoebe Kreutz 'Big Lousy Moon' album is all funny.

"Hide and Seek" by Imogen Heap

Tori Amos - "Golddust"

IAmAmy Mon 14-Nov-16 22:58:25

I will queue these up now, thank you!

Two of my favourites by my favourite (also feminist) band:

HappyHeart87 Mon 14-Nov-16 23:00:27

Omg and anything by Suzi Blu.

YonicProbe Mon 14-Nov-16 23:00:51

YonicProbe Mon 14-Nov-16 23:03:01

YonicProbe Mon 14-Nov-16 23:03:44

IAmAmy Mon 14-Nov-16 23:03:56

I think these songs are going to dominate my listening for quite some time! How wonderful grin

YonicProbe Mon 14-Nov-16 23:05:45

I am the advanced search ninja!

Though I think all the threads are 4-5 years old so we could do with some new picks!

LassWiTheDelicateAir Mon 14-Nov-16 23:07:23

Not songs but these are female musicians or female led bands I enjoy

Rhiannon Giddens
The Staves
Mountain Man
Laura Veirs
Gillian Welsh
The Unthanks
Applewood Road
Isobel Campbell
Anais Mitchell
War Paint
Ashley Monroe
Basia Bulat
First Aid Kit
Camera Obscura
Charlotte Carpenter
Courtney Barnett
Emmylou Harris
Fatoumata Diawara
Iris de Ment
Margo Price
Sara Watkins
Agnes Obel
Bonnie Raitt
Linda Ronstadt
Christine and the Queens
Dolly Parton
Edi Reader
Fay Hield
Loreena McKennitt
Lucinda Williams
Natalie Merchant
Neko Case
Thea Gilmore

Xenophile Mon 14-Nov-16 23:09:02

I miss Stewie Griffin's Mom.


IAmAmy Mon 14-Nov-16 23:10:22

Yonic, much appreciated, lots for me to work through!

Lass I shall really enjoy listening to many of those, thank you.

You both should investigate the "Wolf Alice" songs I posted...they might be more what my age group listen to but even my mum quite likes them (thanks to bombardment from me).

YonicProbe Mon 14-Nov-16 23:10:36

Great list, Lass!

Thanks Amy, I'm looking forward to seeing new nominations and revisiting old, could do with some positivity in general world uncertainty!

Butterchunks Mon 14-Nov-16 23:10:39

Not had a chance to look at the old threads that have kindly been posted but I wanted to add a few names to the list: Ani DiFranco, Pj Harvey, Tori Amos, Carina Round, Kate Bush, Regina Specktor. If there was a film of my life these would feature heavily on the soundtrack.

YonicProbe Mon 14-Nov-16 23:12:59

Me too, Xeno.

<totes relevant>

<runs away before getting lamped for saying "totes">


IAmAmy Mon 14-Nov-16 23:13:36

After this I will come up with some by other artists but OMG love.

LassWiTheDelicateAir Mon 14-Nov-16 23:13:36

I've omitted the likes of Joplin, Stevie Nicks, Kate Bush, Carole King, Carly Simon as they are not active and I assume well enough known anyway.

lurkingnonparent Mon 14-Nov-16 23:15:03

I've just gone back from a festival where more of the headline acts we saw were by women than men. Julia holter, Eliza soares, cate Le bon, Anna von houswolf, patty waters, savages, and loads more. And it just was the case. It wasn't a women's festival, just a music festival. I was so excited how many women we saw.

lurkingnonparent Mon 14-Nov-16 23:16:28

Oh and Margaret glaspy is wonderful too

IAmAmy Mon 14-Nov-16 23:16:33

I would love to go to a festival like that. The festivals I've been to have inevitably been dominated by male bands.

Backingvocals Mon 14-Nov-16 23:19:01

Not quite what you asked as this is performed by a woman not written by a woman but check out this performance by Lesley Gore. I feel sure Amy Winehouse modelled some of her delivery on this. She was only 17 at the time...

It actually makes me feel quite tearful as she's so defiant.

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