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Annie Lennox, Aretha Franklin and The Charles Williams Gospel Choir share the vocals. The song is considered to be a modern feminist anthem.
Tina Turner was the first choice for the collaboration but she turned The Eurythmics down because the song was apparently too feminist in content.
In an interview coinciding with her 2006 ASCAP Founders Award, Annie Lennox said: "Women are the most extraordinary force in the world. There is such a strong need for feminism, particularly in developing countries where women are still relegated to third class citizen status - where they don't have choices about their fertility, education and life choices. I'm very grateful for the things that feminism has offered me. I can vote in a democratic system. Women and men are trying to progress together, but women very often carry the brunt of the burden in life. Actually, I do like to take the opportunity to speak up for women's rights."
This was featured in the 1996 film The First Wives Club and in the 2003 movie Legally Blonde 2. (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above)
Rebecca St. James
This Australian Christian music star found herself a California surfer guy, giving new meaning to her song "Wait For Me."
John Lee Hooker
Into the vaults for Bruce Pollock's 1984 conversation with the esteemed Bluesman. Hooker talks about transforming a Tony Bennett classic and why you don't have to be sad and lonely to write The Blues.
Divided Souls: Musical Alter Egos
Long before Eminem, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj created alternate personas, David Bowie, Bono, Joni Mitchell and even Hank Williams took on characters.
After many years working on the Bridge School, Pegi is establishing her career as a singer/songwriter.