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May 7, 2017 12:39 PM   Subscribe

“You Don’t Own Me” is a song by Lesley Gore.
“You Don’t Own Me” (Featuring G-Eazy) is a modern cover by Grace.
This one-minute video in a tweet is the best music video for the cover.
posted by Going To Maine (31 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
 
(Just to clear up any ambiguity: the oblivious conversion of Gore’s song of independence into a male-female combo pairing full of boring EDM drops that add nothing and a bog standard glitzy videos, and the corresponding comment on that cover provided by a white dude committing a bunch of minor social rule violations is just *kisses fingers*.)
posted by Going To Maine at 12:52 PM on May 7, 2017 [22 favorites]


At least he doesn't put milk in first, then cereal.
posted by chavenet at 1:13 PM on May 7, 2017


At least he doesn't put milk in first, then cereal.

Buh? How do you . . . ??? What if the cereal doesn't fit?? How can a person . . . ??? *boggles*
posted by chainsofreedom at 1:20 PM on May 7, 2017 [2 favorites]


Milk first is the best way to eat Quaker Oat Squares because they get soggy way too fast. Half full bowl of milk, add a handful of squares, eat, repeat until milk is gone. For all other cereals, however, milk first is an abomination.
/cereal derail
posted by Flannery Culp at 1:34 PM on May 7, 2017 [3 favorites]


And wouldn't you get a bunch of unpalatably dry cereal floating on top? (I mean, people can feel free to have their cereal, or any other food, however they like as far as I'm concerned. As a picky eater myself I certainly wouldn't feel comfortable imposing restrictions on how other people want to eat.)

Is this going to be one of those MetaFilter threads where everyone ends up in a heated discussion about cereal instead of the topic of the post?
posted by NMcCoy at 1:35 PM on May 7, 2017 [5 favorites]


The first version of the song I heard was the soundtrack version of the one from First Wives Club, and so that's the "canonical" one in my head.
posted by NMcCoy at 1:42 PM on May 7, 2017 [4 favorites]


You Don't Nomi
posted by RobotHero at 1:45 PM on May 7, 2017 [8 favorites]


The final step in the de-evolution* of the song would be to have it performed by a chorus of Confederate Civil War reenactors in full grey uniform, conducted by Jefferson Sessions.

But seriously, a much more appropriate and less potentially troubling soundtrack would be "Signs" by the Five Man Electrical Band.

*with apologies to Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:51 PM on May 7, 2017 [3 favorites]


Lesbian Lesley Gore's ok'd a cover of "You Don't Own Me": In 2012, Lesley lent the same song to a reproductive justice PSA featuring dozens of female creatives, many of whom have been active in projects that celebrated community among women, among them Tavi Gevinson, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Natasha Lyonne.
posted by Carol Anne at 2:16 PM on May 7, 2017 [7 favorites]


Huh, kinda interesting that Quincy Jones produced both the original and the cover.
posted by valkane at 2:48 PM on May 7, 2017 [2 favorites]


RobotHero: One of the best parts of Nomi's cover is not only how he doesn't change the gender, but the sheer emphasis in "Don't say I can't play with other... BOYS!"
posted by SansPoint at 2:50 PM on May 7, 2017 [2 favorites]


Recuperation.
posted by Bob Regular at 3:22 PM on May 7, 2017


Vimeo of the lip-synching PSA from 2012 that Carol Anne mentions.
posted by Rash at 3:31 PM on May 7, 2017 [3 favorites]


Joan Jett
posted by 4ster at 4:30 PM on May 7, 2017 [2 favorites]


I LOVE LESLEY GORE SO MUCH!

that is all
posted by MCMikeNamara at 4:38 PM on May 7, 2017 [1 favorite]


I'm pretty sure that cover is mentioned in the Bible as a warning. The story will be taught around a fire in the post apocalyptic world as one of the breaking points.

I like the Kid Rock reference in the tweet, because Kid Rock is funny. Like clown funny.
posted by bongo_x at 4:38 PM on May 7, 2017


I once saw a eurodance cover of Zombie, the Cranberries haunting anthem for the Irish dead, which featured a chanteuse in a neon tube top boogying in front of a carwash to a house beat cheesier than gorgonzola.

Google, however, has failed me - it is possible i dreamed it.
posted by Sebmojo at 4:40 PM on May 7, 2017 [1 favorite]


Kid Rock is funny. Like clown funny.

You mean, let me understand this cause, ya know maybe it's me, I'm a little fucked up maybe, but Kid Rock's funny how, I mean funny like Kid Rock's a clown, Kid Rock amuses you? Kid Rock makes you laugh, Kid Rock's here to fuckin' amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How is Kid Rock funny?
posted by Naberius at 4:58 PM on May 7, 2017 [6 favorites]


unmistakable, omega-shaped hair. She sat wide-legged in a red chair near the cover’s bottom-left corner, a forearm lazily resting on its back: Even by today’s ungirdled standards, her posture, her jeans, and her button-down were anything but ladylike...

Earlier today I was driving home, and grooving along to 'It's My Party' on the oldies station. And just now I read that it was produced by Quincy Jones.
posted by ovvl at 5:06 PM on May 7, 2017 [1 favorite]


I love this song, and the use of it for Harley Quinn's intro song in Suicide Squad might have been the worst thing in the entire movie for me.
posted by showbiz_liz at 5:37 PM on May 7, 2017 [1 favorite]


Lest we forget: The Blow Monkeys' cover.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 6:12 PM on May 7, 2017


I love this song, and the use of it for Harley Quinn's intro song in Suicide Squad might have been the worst thing in the entire movie for me.

Especially since I'm the movie Harley is still besotted with the Joker. A post Joker Harley who wants to smack "puddin" in the face with a rocket launcher would be well suited to the original Gore song, but to have this song be the theme of a still "owned" Harley is a thousand times missing the goddamn point.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 6:36 PM on May 7, 2017 [1 favorite]


*in* the movie, not *i'm* the movie. Damnit missed the edit window!
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 6:43 PM on May 7, 2017


Wow, that's a really fun song to pay more attention to.
posted by eggkeeper at 7:14 PM on May 7, 2017


Hmm, I thought the use of this particular song for Harley Q was meant to be ironical. I'm probably giving that shitshow of a production far too much credit.

Anyway, the cover made my ears bleed and the tweet made me laugh out loud, so thanks.
posted by xyzzy at 7:17 PM on May 7, 2017 [1 favorite]


That is a hell of a song for when it came out. How wonderful for little girls to hear this in 1963 and imagine freedom as a possibility, or even anything besides just being purty and feminine, and quiet, and really wishing the date would be over.
posted by Oyéah at 7:52 PM on May 7, 2017 [4 favorites]




I'm surprised that I really like the cover, with the glaring exception of the dude. Someone please get the dude out of there please. Someone please record a cover where the dude gets yanked out of the song mid-verse. We can replace him with a sax solo or possibly Nicki Minaj or even just dead air. Just... just go away, dude.
posted by Metroid Baby at 7:52 AM on May 8, 2017


Grace has a very nice voice and I don't understand why this guy keeps interrupting her song.
posted by RobotHero at 8:27 AM on May 8, 2017 [3 favorites]


I don't actually, uh, like it per se, but this at-one-point ubiquitous Corolla ad was, well, maybe effective? Ish?
posted by DrAstroZoom at 8:43 AM on May 8, 2017




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