This is the theme song for the Netflix series GLOW
, a fictional rendering of a real TV show about female professional wrestlers set in 1985. Patty Smyth told Spin
that she didn't get notice that it was being used for the show because she didn't write the song - she heard about it through friends.
Holly Knight told Songfacts why it's such a good fit: "That show was literally about fighting, but also fighting for identity. It is also about individuality, because all the girls had to take on an alter ego persona and dress a certain way, and they all picked people that to them were empowering."