Largely Forgotten Great Songs by Female Artists

The title is clunky I realize, but I had to get some of these great songs down while I had them in mind, and to share them with whomever may be interested. Please add any that you feel compelled to, so I can check them out.

The Top Ten

1 Black Velvet - Alannah Myles

Anyone who's forgotten this gal is sorely low on testosterone - unless you're female, in which case, you just have a bad memory.

While on another list, I saw her name and immediately needed to hear the song. Great stuff, and it makes me thirsty. - Ned964

Makes you thirsty... I wonder if the line: "Mississippi in the middle of a dry spell" has had a subliminal affect... - Britgirl

Good one Britgirl. Lol. I hadn't made the connection, but now that you mention it, it's inescapable... - Ned964

So nice to see Ms.Myles on top, but then it stuck me, wouldn't that contradict the "Largely forgotten" title of the list? Oh well, for the umpteenth day in a row, I gotta go listen to this. - Ned964

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2 Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield

This song had a little resurgence in the mid 90's due to its inclusion in the Pulp Fiction soundtrack, but if I wanna hear it today, I gotta dig it up. - Ned964

I love this woman's Smokey vocals. This is her best in my humble opinion. - Britgirl

Me too. I looked on a greatest female singers of the sixties (would this make a good Top ten? ) list earlier and of course she was on it. There were some other gals on there I've never heard of (Although I did recognize some of the songs) and I will check it out further soon. Some great stuff in there I had forgotten about. - Ned964

Two shakes of a lamb's tail

3 Smooth Operator - Sade

Smoky room, smooth Jazz and a beautiful woman singing to you. It can't get any better than this. - Ned964

4 Midnight Blue - Melissa Manchester

A great song of trying to save a fragile relationship. Wow this lady can belt out a tune.. - Ned964

5 You're No Good - Linda Ronstadt

Yes, I put this on another list, but it is so good, I will risk being redundant. - Ned964

6 Angel Of The Morning - Juice Newton

Another song that saw a nice comeback when it was included in the Deadpool soundtrack, but I have to seek it out if I ever want to hear it. This is a cover song, done by many artists, I just prefer Newton's version. - Ned964

Really just a cover. The original by Merilee Rush & the Turnabouts is even more rare these days.

7 Brass In Pocket - Pretenders

Chrissy Hynde could fill up this list on her own. The ultimate come hither song for any man. - Ned964

8 Carnival - Natalie Merchant

Although this got some airplay when it was released, I don't hear it much now. An incredibly talented lady. - Ned964

9 It Must Have Been Love - Roxette

Indeed. Lovely song, although it makes my heart ache. - Britgirl

Great, forgotten gem. - Ned964

...and I'd better listen to this, it's been some time - Ned964

10 Landslide - Fleetwood Mac

Maybe Stevie Nicks greatest song. - Ned964

The Newcomers

? Linger - The Cranberries

Dolores O'Riordan - Billyv

? It's Too Late - Carole King

Largely forgotten, except by those it means something to. - Britgirl

The Contenders

11 You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes

Oh...blast. I meant to vote for Straight On by Heart. - Britgirl

Ha! much as I like a bit of Motown, I really did intend to vote for Heart. - Britgirl

Had to get one Motown song in there. - Ned964

12 I Say a Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin

I think Burt Bacharach wrote this, it's either that or he was involved with the Dionne Warwick cover, which I also like very much. - Ned964

13 Straight On - Heart

I really really like this song. It came long after I though Heart had done their best stuff. Nice comeback - Ned964

14 Who Will Save Your Soul - Jewel
15 Rescue Me - Fontella Bass

No comments here yet? What a great song. I'm glad I was reminded... - Ned964

It IS a great song indeed. - Britgirl

16 Superstar - Rita Coolidge

Nice one - Ned964

17 Blue Tattoo - Vanilla Ninja
18 Cool Vibes - Vanilla Ninja
19 Crazy for You - Madonna

Ahh...reminds me of my very first crush talking to me at the school Christmas party. Oh the memories. It's a pity I can't remember his name... - Britgirl

I thought this was cheesy when it popped, but have since come to appreciate it's simple beauty - Ned964

20 It's a Heartache - Bonnie Tyler
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Top Remixes

1. Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
2. Midnight Blue - Melissa Manchester
3. Smooth Operator - Sade
1. Black Velvet - Alannah Myles
2. Smooth Operator - Sade
3. It Must Have Been Love - Roxette



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