Klaus Nomi ‎– You Don't Own Me

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PB 8783 Klaus Nomi You Don't Own Me(7", Single) RCA Victor PB 8783 France 1981 Sell This Version
PB-8783 Klaus Nomi You Don't Own Me = No Te Pertenezco(7") RCA Victor PB-8783 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
PB 8783 Klaus Nomi You Don't Own Me = No Te Pertenezco(7", Single, Promo) RCA PB 8783 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
DC 8812 Klaus Nomi You Don't Own Me(12", Promo) RCA Victor DC 8812 France 1981 Sell This Version

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jadedtom

jadedtom

August 5, 2010
referencing You Don't Own Me, 7", Single, PB 8783

Hilarious, over-the-top version of Lesley Gore's classic "You Don't Own Me". This song has been singled out as one of the great feminist pop statements of the sixties, and winds up in the eighties as some sort of liberating gay anthem.

I remember the strange video with Klaus propelling himself on some sort of psychedelic 'hoveround' as he changes sexes from male to female with his octaves-spanning vocals.

Klaus succumbed to AIDS in the early eighties. On a bittersweet note, Lesley Gore admits that after all these years she's a lesbian. Somehow, I'm not surprised.

I still prefer the Gore version, which still holds up well after all these years. Nomi's version is for laughs only. Throw it in your mix of Village People and Bronski Beat, if you have any of their trash.