I'm a Woman (song)
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The song "I'm a Woman" was written by famed songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, and was first recorded in 1962 by Christine Kittrell. It was recorded and released as a single later that year by Peggy Lee, reaching number 54 on U.S. pop charts. It was also the title song to Lee's 1963 album I'm a Woman, and appeared on her subsequent albums In Love Again! (1964) and Is That All There Is? (1969). The song was used in Enjoli perfume commercials of the 1970s and has been covered many times, including two covers by Maria Muldaur; first with Jim Kweskin's Jug Band in the mid-1960s, then again as a solo performer in 1974. The latter reached number 12 on U.S. pop charts, and was Muldaur's only hit other than her signature song "Midnight at the Oasis".
Other well-known versions include Bette Midler's from her Peggy Lee tribute album Bette Midler Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook, a duet by Raquel Welch and Miss Piggy from the former's appearance on The Muppet Show with Raquel spelling the first two letters from the word "Woman" (W O) while Miss Piggy ended it with the letters "P I G," and twice by Melinda Doolittle on season 6 of American Idol. Country legend, Reba McEntire recorded it on her 1979 album, Out of a Dream. Nanette Workman recorded "I'm a Woman" for her 2001 Roots 'n' Blues album. Elisa Girlando and Out of Truth released a version in 2008. Country star Wynonna Judd recorded it on her 2009 album, Sing: Chapter 1. It was also used in 1995's Leiber & Stoller-themed musical Smokey Joe's Cafe and during an episode of Ally McBeal as sung by Jane Krakowski, Vonda Shepard, and Lisa Nicole Carson.
In 2013, Jennifer Love Hewitt released a new version of the song to promote her Lifetime TV Show, The Client List. The recording was produced by Randy Jackson. The video reached the top ten in the iTunes Music Video chart.
- Feliciano, Kristina. "Matthew Rolston and Jennifer Love Hewitt join forces for “I’m a Woman,” the sexy new promotional music video for Lifetime’s hit series “The Client List”". Stockland Martel. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
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