Monday, 12 April 2010

Countdown: Women Who Rock, #18 - Sheryl Crow

#18 - Sheryl Crow

The quintessential '90s Americana' Queen of rock. It's almost hard to believe that Tuesday Night Music Club was released in 1994! Wait, what's Tuesday Night Music Club? Um, that's her first album... the one that won Album of the Year at the Grammys. The one that made her a bonafide star and sold over ten million copies worldwide.

An argument could be made that she's more of a pop/country artist than a genuine rock star these days, but in the 90s it was a different story. 'If It Makes You Happy' and 'All I Wanna Do' were crossover hits, making the top 10 in every major market. 'Are You Strong Enough' was a hugely successful rock ballad with country influences. And she did a Bond theme! Sheryl Crow deserves her place on the list and is, today, generally forgotten by music lovers outside of the USA. Shame.

Key Tracks: 'I Shall Believe' (Tuesday Night Music Club), 'If It Makes You Happy' and 'Everday Is A Winding Road' (Sheryl Crow), 'Tomorrow Never Dies,' 'My Favourite Mistake' (The Globe Sessions).

Sheryl Crow - My Favourite Mistake

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