Sunday, 5 November 2017

Global Citizen: If "That's What I Like" by Bruno Mars was about Women's Rights



Published on Jun 5, 2017 by Global Citizen
YouTube: If "That's What I Like" by Bruno Mars was about Women's Rights

From Nairobi to Manhattan
You working hard, no slacking
But against your male coworkers
You only get a fraction
78 cents to the dollar baby
We know it ain’t fair, that’s why I holler baby

When girls get education
Their GDP grows taller
Let’s stop this hesitation
What up to Malala!
Too high a percentage, high high a percentage
Of girls out of classrooms, out of classroom, so let’s get it now

Jump in the Cadillac
(Girl, let's put some miles on it)
In Saudi Arabia
They don’t let women drive
But you deserve it baby, you deserve it all
So why won’t they give it to you

Don’t need jewels shining so bright
Just equal pay, equal rights
Ladies, for you that’s what I’d like, that’s what I’d like
We won’t stop fighting for your rights, for all your rights

It’s your body, do what you like
We need equal pay, equal rights
Ladies, for you that’s what I’d like, that’s what I’d like
We won’t stop fighting for your rights, for all your rights

You can keep your 24 karat
Just put an end to child marriage
For girls in Tanzania
Forget yo’ horse and carriage
You’re a class act, you ain’t no second class
So many glass ceilings that we gotta smash

Harassment in the workplace
Should never ever happen
Take a look in that mirror
Tell me who should take action?
Is it you? (is it you?) is it me? (is it me?)
Say it's us (say it's us) and I'll agree, baby

Fund women’s healthcare
More nickels and dimes on it
Tax on your tampons
That’s a sexist crime, ain’t it?
But you deserve it baby, you deserve it all
So come on, let’s level the law

Don’t need jewels shining so bright
Just equal pay, equal rights
Ladies, for you that’s what I’d like, that’s what I’d like
We won’t stop fighting for your rights, for all your rights

It’s your body, do what you like
We need equal pay, equal rights
Ladies, for you that’s what I’d like, that’s what I’d like
We won’t stop fighting for your rights, for all your rights


References

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Thursday, 2 November 2017

Robert Palmer: I Didn't Mean To Turn You On



Published on Nov 16, 2016 by RobertPalmerVEVO
YouTube: Robert Palmer - I Didn't Mean To Turn You On
Music video by Robert Palmer performing I Didn't Mean To Turn You On. (C) 1985 Universal Island Records Ltd. A Universal Music Company.

When I took you out
I knew what you were all about
But when I did
I didn't mean to turn you on
Now I bring you home
You told me goodnight's not enough for you
I'm sorry baby
I didn't mean to turn you on
No, I didn't mean to turn you on
You read me wrong
I wasn't trying to lead you on
Not like you think
I didn't mean to turn you on
I know you
Were expecting a one night stand
When I refused
I knew you wouldn't understand
I told you twice
I was only trying to be nice
Only trying to be nice
Ooh, I didn't mean to turn you on
Babe now why should I
Feel guilty 'cause I won't give
Guilty 'cause I won't give in
I didn't mean to turn you on
Ooh, I didn't mean to turn you on
When I took you out
Iknew what you were all about
But when I did
I didn't mean to turn you on
No, I didn't mean to turn you on
I didn't mean to turn you on....
I didn't mean to turn you on....


References

Wikipedia: I Didn't Mean to Turn You On
"I Didn't Mean to Turn You On" is a song written by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and originally performed by Cherrelle in 1984. In 1986, "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On" was covered by Robert Palmer. Palmer's cover fared better on the pop charts while Cherrelle's version was a hit on the R&B charts.

Original Cherrelle version
The single was Cherrelle's first hit, peaking at number eight on the soul chart and number seventy-nine on the Hot 100. On the US dance chart, "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On" went to number six. A slightly altered version of the song is featured in the 2015 N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton.


Robert Palmer version
Robert Palmer recorded a cover one year later and it was released as the fifth single from his 1985 album Riptide. The single hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1986, only behind "Amanda" by Boston, and the music video, which featured women much like the ones from "Addicted to Love", hit No. 1 on MTV on October 17, 1986.


Wikipedia: Robert Palmer (singer)
Robert Allen Palmer (19 January 1949 – 26 September 2003), born in Batley, Yorkshire, was a Grammy Award-winning English singer-songwriter. He was known for his distinctive voice and the eclectic mix of musical styles on his albums, combining soul, jazz, rock, pop, reggae and blues. He found success both in his solo career and in the supergroup Power Station, and had Top 10 songs in both the US and the UK.

His iconic music videos by Terence Donovan for the hits "Simply Irresistible" and "Addicted to Love", featured identically dressed dancing women with pale faces, dark eye makeup and bright red lipstick, which resembled the women in the art of Patrick Nagel, an artist popular in the 1980s. Sharp-suited, his involvement in the music industry commenced in the 1960s, covered five decades and included a spell with Vinegar Joe.




Wikipedia: Cherrelle
Cheryl Anne Norton, better known by her stage name Cherrelle, (born October 13, 1958) is an American R&B singer who gained fame in the mid-1980s. Her signature hits include "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On", "Where Do I Run To", "Everything I Miss at Home", and duets with R&B singer Alexander O'Neal such as "Saturday Love" and "Never Knew Love Like This."

Published on Jan 28, 2016 by Kad Groove Soul
YouTube: Cherrelle - I Didn't Mean To Turn You On (1984)
Music video by Robert Palmer performing I Didn't Mean To Turn You On. (C) 1985 Universal Island Records Ltd. A Universal Music Company.



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