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