Let a Woman Be a Woman

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"Let a Woman Be a Woman"
Single by Dyke and the Blazers
Songwriter(s)Arlester Christian

"Let a Woman Be a Woman" is a 1969 song by Dyke and the Blazers.[1] It was sampled by the band the Heavy for their hit song "How You Like Me Now?" from the 2009 album The House That Dirt Built.[2][failed verification] [3]


The song, a streetsmart funk number breaks into two building site sound effects: the first a siren - the second a cross signal sound, the latter became one of the most sampled musical segments in hip hop.


Chart (1969) Peak
Billboard Hot 100[4] 36
Billboard Best Selling Soul Singles[5] 4


  1. ^ "Let a Woman Be a Woman". Discogs.com.
  2. ^ Grundey, Adam (September 9, 2012). "The Heavy: How You Like Them Now?". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on April 2, 2013.
  3. ^ "Who Sampled Who, The Heavy How You Like Me Now". Retrieved 2010-04-16.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2003). Top Pop Singles 1955-2002 (1st ed.). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 178. ISBN 0-89820-155-1.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1996). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-1995. Record Research. p. 105.