This was the first US hit for Kiki Dee (real name: Pauline Matthews), who was a former backup singer for Dusty Springfield. Though she's best known for her duet with Elton John, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart
," she had a successful solo career before that. This song is about a free-spirited yet pragmatic woman who's on her way up in life due to her musical talent and isn't going to let anything get her down or stand in her way.
Mike - Santa Barbara, CA