This is for my girls all around the world…
So what am I not supposed to have an opinion?
Should I be quiet just because I’m a woman?
Call me a bitch ’cause I speak what’s on my mind
Guess it’s easier for you to swallow if I sat and smiled
When a female fires back
Suddenly the target don’t know how to act
So he does what any little boy will do
Making up a few false rumours or two
Christina Aguilera – “Can’t Hold Us Down”
With the Noughties Trivia Special only two days away, I’ve been busy “researching” the decade; listening to old So Fresh compilations, re-watching Legally Blonde on DVD, reading the Wikipedia entry for Bring it On…
While combing through my iTunes to begin work on the night’s playlist and audio questions, I rediscovered this gem. Most people wouldn’t peg me as a Christina Aguilera fan – because I’m not – but her 2002 Stripped album is a great piece of work, and this song is just so damn catchy. And, of course, the lyrics are dripping with girl power: “Never can, never will, can’t hold us down!”