Ann Wilson Covers Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me” on Jimmy Kimmel Live
- American rock band Heart's Ann Wilson appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where she covered Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me”.
The song is the second single from Ann Wilson's solo album "Immortal", which was released on September 14, 2018.
The original version was released by American singer-songwriter Lesley Gore in 1963. It was written by Philadelphia songwriters John Madara and David White. The song reached No. 4 on the UK singles chart.
“‘You Don’t Own Me’ was originally an early feminist anthem in the 1960s and Seventies,” she said in a statement. “Since then the idea of self possession has grown to be more universal. This song is about refusing to be objectified and owned. By anyone.”
Ann Wilson's solo album "Immortal" comprises of 10-track cover including George Michael, Leonard Cohen, Amy Winehous, Gerry Rafferty, Chris Cornell, David Bowie, Cream, The Eagles and Lesley Gore.
“The souls [of these artists] may have departed but the songs will forever be their resonances,” she said. “These are the poets of our time and their expressions must be handed down. Poetry is lasting and elemental like carvings in rock.”
- source : Rolling Stone