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A couple of years ago, I fell fell in love with this quote from Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, it was the basis of one of my favorite blog posts and has stuck with me. Every time I see it pop up somewhere, whether on a T-shirt, a blog post or a greeting card, I find myself stopping to think about it. I almost always conclude that I'm unlikely to make real history because I am fairly well behaved and somedays I'm okay with that and others I find myself wanting to do something really outrageous to make my mark on the world.
Because my mission here is to spread a little music love, let's talk about some of the female musicians who have lived up to Ms. Ulrich's quote:
Janis Joplin - Me & Bobby McGee
Loretta Lynn - Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)
Joan Jett - Bad Reputation
Madonna - Papa Don't Preach
Tori Amos - Silent All These Years
Pink - Stupid Girls
Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good
Who did I miss? Which female artists weren't afraid to push boundaries and in so doing created beautiful music? Please comment and add some of your favorites to help us put together a communal playlist full of women who made musical history.
The playlist we put together last week is FULL of retro goodness (and hairspray.) I've had a blast listening to to it, the songs you added were such fun and really brought back some great memories. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I have, thanks for your comments and contributions, it is so much fun to get to know you through the songs you love and the memories that go along with them.