• Janae Hyman

Girls Anthem Written by Men Part 2





Though some women lament the absence of romantic qualities they see in far too many men these days, the fact is that romance is still alive and well if you know where to look.


Men have penned or sung some of the most heartfelt, passionate love songs in history, making women drool for decades.

Here's part two of our feature on women anthem sung by women but written or co-written by men



'Material Girl' Madonna, Songwriters Peter Brown and Robert Rans,

Madonna is not known for her writing prowess and underscores the bias nature of the music industry. Written by two guys, it's a satirical spin on 'Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend,' reminding us that while money may not fix all of life's problems, it's worth making a few sacrifices to achieve it.


'I Am Woman Hear Me Roar' Helen Reddy Songwriter Ray Burton.

Hearing this anthem's lyrics, one would assume it was some indestructible emblem of the women's movement, symbolizing progress like fair pay for women, freedom of choice, and all that good stuff. Unfortunately, it's a man ridiculing his feminist wife.





Feel Like Jumping Marcia Griffiths, Songwriter Bob Andy

A big hit in its day; the song was popular among women because of its liberating lyrics, a welcome change for women in the 1970s. The anthem was penned by lyrics master Bob Andy, who was in a relationship with Griffiths.



'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' Cyndi Lauper Songwriter Robert Hazard


The song was originally written and performed by singer Robert Hazard in 1979. It was made famous as a women anthem by American singer Cyndi Lauper, who released her version in 1983.




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