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Friday, January 21, 2011

Fabulous Friday

When Annie Lennox and Aretha Franklin joined forces, the result became an anthem for women’s lib that lit up the 80’s in the same manner that Helen Reddy did a decade earlier with her classic I Am Woman. Annie and Aretha made a powerful duo. Their unique voices, combined, were like a force of nature.

When Eurhythmics was ruling with hits like Here Comes The Rain Again and Would I Lie To You, and Aretha was dominating the charts with Who’s Zoomin’ Who and Freeway of Love, the duet between these two phenomenal vocalists was a sure bet to take the pop front by storm. And this they did in a big way. Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves was a massive hit. It remains a radio fave to this day and women everywhere warmed to its message quickly.

The video features both stars in rare form. Leading their hit like a hurricane they brought down the house. Few duets in history have been this impacting. A sheer delight, Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves just conquers all. Go ahead Aretha and Annie, go ahead!


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