Another earworm they play at the Peddlers Mall all the time. If it's gonna be stuck in my head, I'm gonna share that "joy" with you all. This one is dedicated to the customer who was walking up the aisle singing along at the same time that I was working, also singing along.
This one is a twofer treat as we get back into the Retro Y'all groove. I had a hard time picking which version of this song to feature, since there are two well known versions of it, both equally popular and both equally retro. In the end I decided to include them both.
That was Tanya Tucker. Now here's Helen Reddy.
I have to say that I prefer Tucker's version. I'm always attracted to good, old-fashioned twangy country, plus I love the harmonies and the gospel choir feel of the ending better. Although, that odd little dance step Reddy is doing is really cure, in an awkward sort of way.
My mother hated this song, for some reason. She had some kind of Helen Reddy's greatest hits LP and played "I am Woman" over and over (and over) again after she and my father split. She would always rush to the stereo to stop it before "Delta Dawn" could come on.
According to Wikipedia, this was almost released as single by Bette Midler, until Helen Reddy released it first.
Until I researched the song, I had no idea Helen Reddy was from Australia.