Since we should never need an excuse to celebrate them, this week’s update to the mix features 10 songs written and/or performed by women! Some are originals, some are covers, all are jams.
Kicking things off is Yvonne Archer’s fantastic version of Chaka Khan’s Ain’t Nobody, followed by ESG’s You Make No Sense. Linda Ronstadt‘s breakout Stone Poneys hit Different Drum is next along with Til Tuesday’s (Aimee Mann’s 80s band) Coming Up Close. Denmark’s Erika de Casier celebrates Puppy Love, then reggae singer Ebony with one of my favorite songs, a cover of Valerie Simpson’s Silly Wasn’t I. The underrated Ydegirl follows with I need this, before things get wild with Spellling’s Real Fun. To close things out this week, TLC’s album cut (and closer of the classic CrazySexyCool) Sumthin Wicked This Way Comes and Inoj’s banger Love You Down.