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REVIEWS: Queen Cher Makes a Triumphant Comeback With New Single "Woman's World"



Cher has unveiled the first single from her upcoming 26th studio album, and it's a sizzling hot dancefloor anthem.
The empowering song, 'Woman's World', is the first original solo material from the pop icon since 2001's 'Living Proof', apart from a handful of tracks for 2010's 'Burlesque'.

The response has been overwhelmingly positive, and the reviewers have been buzzing about it all day:

"Cher’s comeback smash is the drag queen anthem to end all drag queen anthems. It’s a feminist classic. It’s so good that even heterosexual males can get down to it in secret as long as they check their dignity at the door and swear to never tell a soul about it. Oakenfold’s slick, pulsating production pushes “Woman’s World” from simply a homo club fave into a universal dance smash and potential top forty crossover hit."

"“Woman's World” opens with bouncing club beats as Cher sings, “I'm dancing solo in the dark.” Age is nothing but a number as she sells the track with a fierce delivery. The chorus is then enveloped in a wall of synthesizers when Cher's bold voice powerfully belts: “This is a woman's world!” She's been around since the 1960s, but leaves her mark unfazed in 2012 with this electro banger."


The dance anthem was produced by popular English DJ Paul Oakenfold amongst others.
The single is taken from Cher's upcoming album, which is still expected to be released early 2013.





Cher - Woman's World

I'm dancing solo
In the dark on the club floor
I need to let it go
Shake it off stop thinking about you
I lose myself in the beat of the drum
Trying try-trying to forget what you done done
But honey this is a battle that you haven't won
Torn up, busted taken apart
I've been broken down
Left with a broken heart
But I'm stronger
Strong enough to rise above
This is a woman's world
This is a woman's world
Tell the truth
This is a woman's world
Tell the truth
This is a woman's world
Said I'm stronger
Strong enough to rise above
This is a woman's world
This is a woman's world
Love hurts, your lies they cut me
But now your words don't mean a thing
I don't give a damn if you ever love me
Cause it don't matter I'm moving on
Go-gonna lose myself in the beat of the drum
Cause honey this is a battle that you haven't won
Torn up, busted taken apart
I've been broken down
Left with a broken heart
But I'm stronger
Strong enough to rise above
This is a woman's world
This is a woman's world
Tell the truth
This is a woman's world
Tell the truth
This is a woman's world
Said I'm stronger
Strong enough to rise above
This is a woman's world
This is a woman's world
Tell the truth
This is a woman's world
Tell the truth
This is a woman's world
Said I'm stronger
Strong enough to rise above
This is a woman's world
This is a woman's world
All the women in the world
Stand up come together now
This is a woman's world
Everybody in the club
Stand up come together now
This is a woman's world
All the women in the world
Stand up come together now
This is a woman's world
Everybody in the club
Stand up come together now
This is a woman's world
Tell the truth
This is a woman's world
Tell the truth 
This is a woman's world
Said I'm stronger
Strong enough to rise above
This is a woman's world
This is a woman's world
Tell the truth
This is a woman's world
Tell the truth
This is a woman's world
Said I'm stronger
Strong enough to rise above
This is a woman's world
This is a woman's world
Tell the truth
This is a woman's world
Tell the truth
This is a woman's world
Said I'm stronger
Strong enough to rise above
This is a woman's world
This is a woman's world



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distantechoes4 22nd-Nov-2012 07:56 pm (UTC)
I prefer "Walking In Memphis", but "Believe is amazing yes!
victory_goddess 22nd-Nov-2012 08:08 pm (UTC)
I had no idea she covered "Walking in Memphis." I actually kinda like it better than the original.
redaodai 22nd-Nov-2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
Same. Although not kinda, it's more "definitely" for me. I remember it being played in that X-Files episode.
victory_goddess 22nd-Nov-2012 08:16 pm (UTC)
I grew up listening to the Marc Cohn version, so there's a bit of nostalgia attached to it (actually bought his entire album for that one damn song.) That said, she sounds better on it than he did. He seemed like he was almost trying too hard to sound soulful, where as in her arrangement, it sounds more natural. Although, I don't get why she changed it from "Marion plays piano" to "Gabriel plays piano."
distantechoes4 22nd-Nov-2012 08:15 pm (UTC)
It's one of the rare times I love a cover more! She completely slayed it.
victory_goddess 22nd-Nov-2012 08:17 pm (UTC)
Like I said above, I grew up listening to the Marc Cohn version, so there's a bit of nostalgia attached to it. But that said, he always came off as almost trying too hard to sound soulful, where as her arrangement makes it sound more natural.
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