Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves (canzone degli Eurythmics ed Aretha Franklin del 1985)

Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves è un singolo pubblicato nel 1985 e frutto di una estemporanea collaborazione tra gli Eurythmics, gruppo in assoluta ascesa nel panorama synth-pop anni ’80, e la regina del soul Aretha Franklin. La canzone fu edita nei rispettivi album pubblicati nello stesso anno, ovvero BE YOURSELF TONIGHT degli Eurythmics e WHO’S ZOOMING WHO? della Franklin.

La canzone è un godereccio incontro tra due voci superbe, quella di Annie Lennox e – neanche a dirlo – della straordinaria Aretha, che si alternano su un testo che parla di emancipazione femminile rispetto ad un universo maschile troppo ingombrante. I cori gospel del ritornello sono il perfetto contorno per un brano campione di vendite.

Il successo del singolo giovò sicuramente al consolidamento della fama degli Eurythmics, col senno di poi gruppo-simbolo di tutto quel decennio, ma allo stesso tempo contribuì anche a dare nuovo impulso alla carriera di Aretha Franklin, la quale stava conoscendo una nuova giovinezza artistica dopo il declino degli anni ’70 ed il folgorante ritorno seguito alla partecipazione al film THE BLUES BROTHERS.

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