On this stormy Sunday afternoon I got to thinking a bit about today’s music. If you haven’t noticed, the majority of the female artists hits out now are empowerment songs. I absolutely love it because for the younger generation coming up in today’s world it’s extremely important for girls to know that they can do anything they want when they’re ready.
This brought me to digging a little into many years ago to see what type of women empowerment music was out there for my Mom or my Aunts. Well, I had a very hard time finding anything in the 40’s or the 50’s. The majority of the female artists back then sang about love which is dreamy and I love, LOVE. But, there was also quite a few hits of men doing the women wrong or whatever. So, I’m skipping the forties and the fifties and jumping ahead to the sixties. I think I’ll start doing this segment every Sunday. 🙂
The sixties….there were the headbands, bell bottoms, Jackie Kennedy versus the Brigitte Bardot wannabe’s…plaid, go go boots and mini skirts were in and oh so hip. Ladies were wearing the gigantic beehives way before Adele was even thought about. The cat eye was perfected and the headscarves were tightened and matched accordingly to whatever pattern your dress was. The palest shades of pink lipstick were smoothed over their lips and the clip on earrings were dangling. Their style was impeccable if you ask me.
In my opinion this is when women began to speak their mind and shook up the music scene a little. They kicked the gravel out of the way and started vocalizing their feelings and wanted to be heard….. Enjoy!
My gosh, what would we do without this power house? She brought it and served it up….the best of the best, Aretha Franklin. I love her little dance on the sidewalk, sassy!
Sigh….Lesley Gore…she could probably sing Trump’s RNC speech and it would sound good. Ha! Strong message here in her song “You Don’t Own Me”.
Legs? What Legs? One of my very favorites! Love the dancing and the outfits, fabulous song!