Thanks to Peter Hurst for sharing his copy of Lesley Gore’s version of You Don’t Own Me

Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, and Bette Midler sang this song in the 1996 film The First Wives Club.  It’s also featured in Dirty Dancing, Hairspray and of course more recently Suicide Squad .

I’ve never really thought about the story behind Cat Stevens’ song Father and Son, but evidently it’s about a Russian family where the father doesn’t want his son to join the revolution, preferring him to stay home and work on the farm. I read that Stevens made up the story but it’s influenced by his relationship with his own father ( I don’t know how true that is)


Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out
Lesley Gore – You Don’t Own Me
Joe Cocker – Unchain My Heart
Blue Mink – The Banner Man
Roxy Music – Jealous Guy
Birdy – Wings
Cat Stevens – Father & Son
CCS – The Tap Turns On The Water
M People – One Night In Heaven
Mac & Katie Kissoon – Like A Butterfly
Savage Garden – Truly Madly Deeply
Scissor Sisters – Laura
Bay City Rollers Keep On Dancing
Robbie Williams – Let Me Entertain You
Rod Stewart – Baby Jane
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Tears Of A Clown
Stealers Wheel – Stuck In The Middle With You
Edison Lighthouse – Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
Viola Wills – Gonna Get Along Without You Now
Visage – Fade To Grey
Saturdays – Just Can’t Get Enough
The Osmonds – Crazy Horses
James Blunt – 1973
Katy Perry – If We Ever Meet Again
Simple Minds – Promised You a Miracle
The Shadows – Kon Tiki
Sweet – Ballroom Blitz


and this track is also in Suicide Squad 🙂