She's a Lady

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"She's a Lady"
Single by Tom Jones
from the album Tom Jones Sings She's a Lady
B-side"My Way"
ReleasedJanuary 1971[1]
LabelDecca (UK), Parrot (US and Canada)
Songwriter(s)Paul Anka
Producer(s)Gordon Mills
Tom Jones UK singles chronology
"I (Who Have Nothing)"
"She's a Lady"
"Puppet Man"

"She's a Lady" is a song written by Paul Anka and released on his album Paul Anka '70s (RCA 4309, 1970). The most successful recording was performed by Tom Jones and released at the beginning of 1971. It is Jones's highest-charting single in the U.S. (and his 5th and final Billboard Top 10 hit).

Chart performance[edit]

"She's a Lady" hit #1 in Cash Box magazine for a week and spent one week at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, behind "Me and Bobby McGee" by Janis Joplin.[2] The song was also a #4 hit on the US Billboard Easy Listening chart.[3] Billboard ranked it as the #25 song for 1971.[4] In Canada, the single reached #1 on the RPM 100 national singles chart.[5]

Paul Anka's recording of the song[edit]

The song was re-released in 2013 on Paul Anka's " Duets" CD with a new rendition featuring Tom Jones. Anka rewrote the first verse of the song (recorded with Jones) because he disliked its chauvinistic sentiments.[6]

B-side track[edit]

The single's B-side track was "My Way" whose lyrics were also written by Paul Anka.

Chart history[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

The song has been covered multiple times. The more notable versions include:

Appearances in other media[edit]




  • This song is currently the introduction for Kate Voegele on her 'Lift Me Up' tour.
  • The song is featured in the YouTuber JonTron's video about the NES game Nightshade, in which Jon sings a slowed down version of the song while destroying the game cartridge.


  1. ^ "BBC Wales - Music - Tom Jones - Tom Jones discography". Retrieved 2014-03-25.
  2. ^ "The Hot 100". Billboard.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 131.
  4. ^ Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1971
  5. ^ List of RPM number-one singles of 1971
  6. ^ Anka, Paul; Dalton, David (9 April 2013). My Way: An Autobiography. St. Martin's Publishing. ISBN 9781250035202. {{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)
  7. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  8. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". 1971-02-27. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  9. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – She's a Lady". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved November 5, 2018.
  10. ^ Flavour of New Zealand, 5 April 1971
  11. ^ "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  12. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  13. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, March 27, 1971
  14. ^
  15. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada".
  16. ^
  17. ^ Billboard, December 25, 1971.
  18. ^ Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 25, 1971
  19. ^ "WOW! Gingzilla Is A 7-Foot-Tall Lady With A Beard And A Voice! - America's Got Talent 2019" (Video). Youtube. America's Got Talent. 28 May 2019. Retrieved 27 June 2019.

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