Monday, May 2, 2011

Find Me Waitin'

It was 30 years ago that Sheena Easton's "Morning Train (9 to 5)" charted at the #1 position of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. It's a song about a woman who lives her day in anticipation of the arrival of her man from work. It's probably not a favorite among feminists.

Funny how radically popular sentiments have changed in such a relatively short period of time, at least by historical standards. Contemporary depictions of a woman who waits eagerly at home, like a faithful dog, would probably be subject to vocal outrage. In all probability, such sentiments were probably on the outs even in the early Eighties. Notice in the video how Sheena is active and out of the house; she's not at all the dependant homebody of the lyrics.

We like independent women nowadays, and that's a good thing. But we can still enjoy a happy song from back in the day. ;-)

Here's a link to the song's Wikipedia page.


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