Lesley Gore is best remembered for the chart topping 1963 hit, "It's My Party," and the sequel, "Judy's Turn To Cry" (1963). Her best song, "You Don't Own Me" (1964), anticipated the emergence of the feminist movement with its assertion of female independence and the desire to be accepted on one's own terms.
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- California Nights 1967
- I Don't Wanna Be A Loser 1964
- It's My Party 1963
(This song topped both the R&B and Pop/Rock charts and later also became a hit for Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin (1982).)
- Judy's Turn To Cry 1963
- Look Of Love 1964
(This song was written by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry.)
- Maybe I Know 1964
- My Town, My Guy And Me 1965
- She's A Fool 1963
- Sunshine, Lollipops And Rainbows 1965
- That's The Way Boys Are 1964
- You Don't Own Me 1963
(A longtime favorite of allbutforgottenoldies.net, "You Don't Own Me" was truly ahead of its time in that it was one of very few songs in its day that had any feminist sensibilities. In this song, the woman (song narrator) declares her independence and rightly demands respect from her boyfriend - themes which still resonate today. This rare oldies gem peaked at #2 on the charts behind the Beatles' "I Want To Hold Your Hand.")
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