THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
228-Chaka Khan-I’m Every Woman.
1978-Number 11 single.
Best Bit-At 2.52.’Chaka,Chaka,Chaka,Chaka Khan,let me rock you Chaka Khan,that’s all I wanna do. Chaka Khan let me rock you,let me feel for you.’
Chaka Khan was born Yvette Marie Stevens in 1953 in Chicago,Illinois,U.S.Her breakthrough occurred in 1973 as lead singer with the Funk band Rufus.In 1978 she released her first solo Album ‘Chaka’ from which this song was taken.
I’m Every Woman’ was written by the husband and wife songwriting team of Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson (see also best songs 703 and 359) who had already had success as writers for the Tamla Motown label in the 1960’s and 70’s.
In 1992 Whitney Houston recorded the song as part of the ‘Bodyguard’ soundtrack,it was released as a single and peaked at Number 4 in the UK in 1993.Houston’s mother Cissy had sang backing vocals on the Chaka Khan original and makes a cameo appearance in the songs video along with Khan and Valerie Simpson.
‘I can cast a spell of secrets you can tell, mix a special brew put fire inside of you.’
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