Billboard #1 Hits: #285: “I Am Woman”- Helen Reddy- December 9, 1972. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: “I Am Woman”- Helen Reddy
- Record Company- Capitol
- Genre: Pop
- Written by Ray Burton and Helen Reddy
- Time: 3:04
- B-side: “More Than You Could Take”
- Album- I Am Woman
- Grade: C
- Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #1 in Canada.
Every time I hear this song I think of 6th grade and one of my classmates- Donnie- walking around singing this song- not particularly well. Last time I heard he was still Donnie. “I Am Woman” first appeared on Helen Reddy’s debut album in the spring of 1971. It wasn’t until over a year later that the single took off-becoming an anthem for the women’s rights movement. Helen Reddy is one of those artists who was big for a short period of time- mainly first half of the 70’s- she had 14 Top 40 hits and 3 #1’s and then disappeared from the charts never to be heard from again.