Kimberly (kimberly_a) wrote,
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Gender Issues iMix

While working on a list of songs to make a "gender issues" mix CD for chantal87, I decided to make an iMix (a themed song listing at the iTunes Music Store) focused on gender issues. Not just the liberal perspective, but also some bits of the conservative perspective, both serious and humorous, both old and recent, all different genres, stuff I like and stuff I don't particular like (and which I don't actually own) but which is still on-topic. In some cases, the relation to gender might even seem tenuous, because I chose the song because I thought it typified a stereotype or traditional cultural expectation.

It's sort of random and obviously incomplete, but I thought some folks might be interested in the list I came up with. The iMix that shows up on iTunes only includes, of course, those songs that are available on iTunes. This complete list, however, includes various songs I own but which aren't available through their store. This list is also, of course, muuuuuuuuch longer than the list of songs I'll actually be sending to chantal87 (especially since I don't own a lot of these songs).


Ace of Base, All That She Wants
Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & Pink, Lady Marmalade
Peter Alsop, It's Only a Wee-Wee So What's the Big Deal?
Tori Amos, Real Men
Barenaked Ladies, What A Good Boy
The Beatles, Lady Madonna
Kate Bush, This Woman's Work
Kasey Chambers, Not Pretty Enough
The Çhenille Sisters, Great to Be a Guy
The Cure, Boys Don't Cry
Da Vinci's Notebook, Enormous Penis
Aretha Franklin, Respect
Aretha Franklin, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
The House Jacks, Father Figure
James, Laid
The Jayhawks, Save It for a Rainy Day
Nicole Kidman, et al., Sparkling Diamonds
Avril Lavigne, Sk8er Boi
Christine Lavin, Sensitive New Age Guys
Christine Lavin, High Heel Shoes
Christine Lavin, Bald Headed Men
Kirsty Maccoll, In These Shoes?
Nellie McKay, Sari
George Michael, Father Figure
Bette Midler, In These Shoes?
Nerissa & Katryna Nields, This Town Is Wrong
No Doubt, Beauty Contest
No Doubt, Just a Girl
The Offspring, Why Don't You Get a Job?
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Tesla Girls
Chuck Prentiss, Gender Illusionist
Propagandhi, Refusing to Be a Man
Jonathan Richman, The Girl Stands Up To Me Now
Jonathan Richman, When I Say Wife
Rebecca Riots, Cut Through The Sugar
Rebecca Riots, Women's Bodies
Dusty Springfield, You Don't Own Me
Skinjobs, Gender Bender
Stray Cats, Stray Cat Strut
Toad the Wet Sprocket, Hold Her Down
Loudon Wainwright III, Men
The Weather Girls, It's Raining Men
Wham!, Bad Boys
Dar Williams, As Cool As I Am
Dar Williams, When I Was a Boy



And for my icon on this post, I present the androgynous Mr. Taylor Hanson. :)
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