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"
Released January 1971[1]
Recorded 1970
Genre Pop
Length 2:53
Label Decca (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"
"I (Who Have Nothing)"
"She's a Lady"
"Puppet Man"

"She's a Lady" is a million-selling gold-certified hit song written by Paul Anka and performed by Tom Jones, and released at the beginning of 1971. It is Jones' highest-charting single in the U.S. to date (and his final Billboard Top Ten hit), hitting #1 in Cash Box magazine for a week and spending one week at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[2] Anka rewrote the first verse of the song (recorded with Jones) for his 2013 Duets album, because he disliked its chauvinistic sentiments.[3] The songs was also a #4 hit on the US Billboard Easy Listening chart.[4] Billboard ranked it as the No. 25 song for 1971.[5]

In Canada, the single reached #1 on the RPM 100 national singles chart.[6]

Paul Anka's recording of the song was released on his album Paul Anka '70s (RCA 4309, 1970) The song was re-released in 2013 on Paul Anka's " Duets" CD with a new rendition featuring Paul Anka & Tom Jones.

B-side track[edit]

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

Cover versions[edit]

The song has been covered multiple times

  • Between 1972 and 1974, by Singapore-based female singer Ervinna, backing music by the Charlie & His Boys, on her LP album Golden Hits Of 20th Century Vol. 6 with White Cloud Record of Singapore.
  • In 1978 by Filipino singer Sam Sorono (1950–2008) on his Sings Tom Jones' Greatest Hits LP album with EMI Records.
  • In 1998, by Chinese Singer, Jacky Cheung.
  • In 2000 by Funkstar De Luxe in his Studio Album Keep on Moving (It's Too Funky in Here).
  • In 2001 by Hong Kong singer Sammi Cheng in her Cantonese Studio Album Shocking Pink.
  • In 2007 as a single by Dutch singer Jeroen van der Boom.
  • In 2009, by Ali Campbell (ex UB 40) and Shaggy, on the album Flying High.
  • In 2011, by the Hungarian metal band Superbutt in 2011, released on their album Music For Animals
  • In 2016, by the New York duo Lion Babe

Appearances in other media[edit]




  • This song is currently the introduction for Kate Voegele on her 'Lift Me Up' tour.


  1. ^ "BBC Wales - Music - Tom Jones - Tom Jones discography". Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  2. ^ "The Hot 100". Billboard. 
  3. ^ "My Way: An Autobiography". Paul Anka. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 131. 
  5. ^ Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1971
  6. ^ List of RPM number-one singles of 1971

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Preceded by
"Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted" by The Partridge Family
Canadian RPM 100 number-one single
April 3, 1971 (one week)
Succeeded by
"Stay Awhile" by The Bells