Favorite Female Lyricists #6 - Kate Bush
March 27, 2017 5:42pm CST
We are at #6 in my Favorite Female Lyricists series, in which I'm counting down my favorite female lyricists. As always, these are not necessarily the best, or most popular, but they are the ones that I listen to the most. The sixth spot in the countdown belongs to Kate Bush. Born in Kent, England, Kate Bush is a Brit Award winner, as well as a recipient of the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. Bush has also been bestowed the honor of being awarded the title of CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire.) Oh, and she's also a heck of a songwriter, and she's been at it a long time. She wrote her hit "The Man with the Child in His Eyes" when she was 13. In 1978, her debut single, "Wuthering Heights," was the first self-written song by a female to top the UK Singles chart. She was 19. Throw in creative lyrics to songs such as "Running Up that Hill" (the differences between men and women,) "Cloudbusting" (the relationship between psychologist Wilhelm Reich and his son Peter, and "The Sensual World" (James Joyce's Ulysses character Molly Bloom enters the real world,) and as I said, you've got one seriously good songwriter. Kate Bush is one of those that I liked immediately, even if I did occasionally misinterpret her lyrics (there was a time that I actually thought "Running Up that Hill" was about sex!) Enjoy! (Info verified by Wikipedia)
Official music video for the single "Running Up That Hill" written and produced by British singer Kate Bush. The song was the first single from Kate's 1985 a...
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28 Mar 17
I don't know her much specifically as a lyricist, but I do know that singing voice which can be soft yet powerful. I think Peter Gabriel is the one who wrote this, but throwing this duet in here as I love this song with Kate Bush in it . .