Favorite Female Lyricists #6 - Kate Bush

@teamfreak16 (42460)
Denver, Colorado
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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@silvermist (20096)
• India
2 Apr 17
@teamfreak16 Always loved her.I love her duet with Peter Gabriel"Don't Give Up".Though she did not write it I was going to give the link to that song when I saw @much2say has already done that.
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@teamfreak16 (42460)
• Denver, Colorado
2 Apr 17
It's a great song. How can you go wrong with the two of them?
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@silvermist (20096)
• India
2 Apr 17
@teamfreak16 Yes,how can we?Never get tired of listening to the song.
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@teamfreak16 (42460)
• Denver, Colorado
2 Apr 17
@silvermist - I love them both, so it's win-win for me.
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@much2say (40826)
• United States
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 . .
The official Don't Give Up video. Directed by Godley and Creme. A standout track from Peter's fifth studio album and the first one to have a proper title: So...
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@teamfreak16 (42460)
• Denver, Colorado
28 Mar 17
Yes, I love Peter Gabriel!
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@much2say (40826)
• United States
29 Mar 17
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@TRBRocks420 (85698)
• Banks, Oregon
27 Mar 17
Good song and, video thanks for sharing.
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@teamfreak16 (42460)
• Denver, Colorado
27 Mar 17
Oh, you're welcome. Glad you liked it.
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@FourWalls (16219)
• United States
28 Mar 17
Nice interpretive dance in the video, too. Right now "Breathing" resonates with me the most because I'm having a hard time doing it....
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@teamfreak16 (42460)
• Denver, Colorado
28 Mar 17
Well that sucks. Hope you feel better.
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@FourWalls (16219)
• United States
28 Mar 17
@teamfreak16 -- asthma, and it rained this evening. No surprise.
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@teamfreak16 (42460)
• Denver, Colorado
28 Mar 17
@FourWalls - My girlfriend's asthma has been acting up lately as well.
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@JudyEv (141090)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Mar 17
Thanks for the link. There are some great links featuring comedians using misheard lyrics in their routines.
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@teamfreak16 (42460)
• Denver, Colorado
28 Mar 17
I think somebody actually posted one not too long ago. Was it you?
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@JudyEv (141090)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Mar 17
@teamfreak16 No, mostly I've seen them when Vince is told about them on FB or whatever. We had a few we'd made up in the brass band.
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@teamfreak16 (42460)
• Denver, Colorado
28 Mar 17
@JudyEv - Ah. I'm sure I've seen one recently.
@Ronrybs (8077)
• London, England
28 Mar 17
I missed Kate bursting onto the music scene. I am now discovering her. Only 40 years late!
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@teamfreak16 (42460)
• Denver, Colorado
28 Mar 17
Better late than never!
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• Banks, Oregon
28 Mar 17
Running up that Hill is a great song another great choice!
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@teamfreak16 (42460)
• Denver, Colorado
28 Mar 17
Thank you. It's definitely a fantastic song.
@JohnRoberts (66933)
• Los Angeles, California
27 Mar 17
The Celtic dream girl. Rubberband Girl from The Red Shoes album is my favorite of hers.
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@teamfreak16 (42460)
• Denver, Colorado
27 Mar 17
That's a good one. I'm pretty much enamored with the entire Sensual World album, but I'd pick "This Woman's Work."
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