Britian’s best female song-writer? Cathy Dennis or Tati….

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Cathy Dennis was born today in 1969.   I never heard of her but shame on me.    She was discovered by Simon Fuller’s management company at 17 and had a modest career as a performer in the early 1990’s, with dance songs like, Too Many Walls.    I will confess, I’m no big fan of those songs.  But, she then went on to have the most extraordinary song-writing career and is probably Britian’s greatest female song-writer.  There’s a very long list of singles (click here), but here are a few to give you an idea:  I Can Get you Out of My Head (Kylie), I Kissed a Girl, Katy Perry), Jealousy (Will Young), Toxix (Britney), Never Had a Dream Come True  and Reach(S CLub 7), etc…  Can’t say I love any of this, but you have to be pretty impressed with her track record.   She’s had 8 UK # 1’s and a tone of awards (Click here).    Despite all this, she wasn’t even mentioned in the top 50 of the Telegraph’s 50 Best British Song-writers

Which brings me to my point… She wouldn’t make my list of top 50 songwriters, but there’s another female artist that would.   Our own Tati and here’s three reasons why:

1. My favourite, Wodwo:

 

 2. Everyone else’s favourite, B.I.G. Breasts:

 

3.   A Girl Like You:

 

Three wonderful examples of great song writing.  So hats off to Cathy for writing all those hits.  And a little nod to Tati, for writing the beautiful songs.

 

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