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.

6 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #285: “I AM WOMAN”- HELEN REDDY – DECEMBER 9, 1972

  1. I liked this song well enough back when it was a hit, and was a fair to middling Helen Reddy fan. Now I think that, while the sentiments expressed in the lyrics are good, overall it’s a sappy song and I can no longer bear to listen to it.

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