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Hugely disappointing that there aren't many rock/punk/hiphop covers of Leslie Gore's "You Don't Own Me" because the lyrics could fit a loud/fast arrangement so well. (Sadly, Joan Jett's version is good but not quite there.)

Sidenote: Men covering and genderswapping it can get in the sea - it's subversive because it's a woman telling a man to stop treating her like property. (Oh hey, 1961 you still manage to be relevant today? πŸ˜“)

Sidenote II: Dusty Springfield's "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" is a good mixtape accompaniment for it: same era, similar arrangement, almost opposing lyrics. Also would make a good girlpunk cover? Kind of surprised The Donnas didn't cover it? (Or not girls: Me First And The Gimme Gimmes?)

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@erinbee Why have I never heard this before(*)? It's like the anti-Phil Spector.

(*) I can take a guess :/

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The Lascivious Biddies did a good version. They didn't speed it up, though. If anything, it's a tad slower which enhances the creepy antagonist feeling.

@amylsacks Oh, this is a good arrangement! Especially with the backup singers - it makes it sound like if the guy continues acting the fool, he'll have to answer to them πŸ˜…

@erinbee Looks like it was used in one volume of *Silent Hill*, too. How 'bout that. :D

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