Thursday, May 5, 2011

Joss Stone: It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World

Today’s song would qualify in several categories. I could have used in on Monday as a cover song as Joss Stone remade this 1966 James Brown hit in 2004. It would also fit as a Friday Flipside as it was the “B” side of her single “Super Duper Love.” Today, however, it is the TV Thursday tune as it is currently being used as the background music for the latest commercial for Chanel Coco Mademoiselle.

While James Brown composed the music, Betty Jean Newsome authored the lyrics based on her own perception of the differences between the sexes. The title, “It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World” capitalized on a movie title from a few years earlier: “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.” Brown’s version charted at #1 on the R&B Charts and #8 on the Hot 100. Being a flipside, Stone’s version did not chart.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Commercial

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