Black Women You Don’t Know But Whose Songs You Sing

June 3, 2011  |  

(TheLoop21) — “With all my heart I love you baby/Stay with me and you will see/My arms will hold you baby/Never leave cause baby I believe I’m in love…”

It’s impossible not to close your eyes and sing along when you hear Anita Baker’s hit song, “Sweet Love.” Those lyrics, like many classic songs, speak to your heart whether you’re in love, out of love or wishing you had a love. We often ask our favorite artists how do they know exactly what I’m thinking? And with artists belting out the words to their songs so convincingly, it’s hard to believe that the artist didn’t pen the ballad themselves.  We often give an artist praise without even realizing that someone else actually wrote the lyrics to our favorite tune. Many women may not realize that some of their favorite female anthems including “Irreplaceable,” “Sweet Love,” and “Single Ladies,” were written by men.

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