Laura’s Music Challenge 17

Hurrah! More music! Join Laura’s weekly tuneful challenge and have some fun. I tag you and you!

1. Post a video of a song that makes you think of your youth.

2. Post a video of a song about having had your fill of bs. (This should be interesting)

3. Post a video of a song about being unapologetic for standing your ground.

So, all these songs are by men. I wanted to have songs by female artists, but the only one I really liked (that I could think of tonight) was Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Are Made For Walking,” which I’ve already posted a bunch of other times. It could fit in category 2 or 3, I guess. But even so, all the women look super sexy in that video, which dilutes the message. I mean, that is how the videos are by women. They sing these songs about how they are just done and so over it/him, and they sound sincere, but they still look like they very much care about attracting him or some other him/s.

Because they’re just songs. They don’t necessarily reflect the singer’s state of mind, attitude toward life, relationships, or any other thing. In fact, as we know, very often the person singing the song isn’t even the person who wrote the lyrics. There may be a woman singing very passionately about how horrible men are yada… and the song might have been written by a man. Maybe it was written by her husband and they’re very happy together. Why shouldn’t she look sexy in her video while she sings that she’ll never love again?

So, I just went with the men, which makes me mad, but what can you do? 🙄

(Sorry for babbling on and on, assuming anyone has read below the fold.)

10 responses to “Laura’s Music Challenge 17

  1. I’ve thought about the dominance of men in my collection of music. And just decided that, for whatever reason, that just happens to be how it is. There are more men performing the music I like than there are women. But, I’m sure there are a lot of female song writers I know nothing about. I don’t pay attention to who wrote a song.

    BTW, my unapologetic song would be Helen Reddy’s “I am Woman”. I love Helen Reddy.

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  2. Excellent selection! ❤️

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  3. All good songs! haha…the Monkees…I loved that show and their fun songs! 🙂


  4. Thanks for these Paula! I especially liked seeing the Monkees! It brought back some old memories! 😀 ❤

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