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You Don’t Own Me

You Don’t Own Me was originally recorded by Leslie Gore in 1963 when she was only 17 years old. At the time, the defiant song inspired young women, and is seen as one of the early influences of the Women’s Liberation Movement. 

There have been several successful covers of the song, most recently by SayGrace in 2015, who gives the song a modern swagger.

Interestingly, SayGrace’s version is produced by Quincy Jones, who also produced Leslie Gore’s version. 


  1. The original has that sense of, declaration to it, the second sounded, more like a, plea of sorts, but, both get the, message across, that men are not the owners and/or masters of, women.

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    • Yes, I like your take! The radio version of SayGrace’s cover has a horrifically bad rap verse crammed in the middle, so I was happy to find this live version that showcases her voice without the added distraction.


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