Super Hero Girl

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Originally released in 2016, Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Reid Jamieson’s “Super Hero Girl” has been hitting the charts in February 2021: Much like the women who inspired it – you just can’t keep a good song down.  With the support of Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia, the song has garnered recent media attention and has been charting internationally #3 (Pop), #11(AC) plus #8 (Canada Top 50) according to the Roots Music Report. Celebrating Women’s voices on the world stage, this Motown-flavoured anthem was inspired by all that women have accomplished and will continue to do.  “Super Hero Girl” was written (and produced) by Reid Jamieson and his wife Carolyn Victoria Mill. Performed by powerhouse vocalist Jamieson, the song also features JUNO Award-winning saxophonist Tom Keenlyside (Natalie Cole, Harry Connick Jr., and Diana Krall), on horns and saxophone.

Recent enthusiasm for the tune came about when Kamala Harris broke the glass ceiling to become the first female U.S. Vice President, and the first African American, the first Asian American and the first Caribbean American to be sworn into that post in United States history. She’s also the highest-ranking female elected official in U.S. history. On a related note: Born on October 20th Kamala shares a birthday with Jamieson, she lived in Canada for a time, and she wrote a children’s book called Superheroes are Everywhere. Dedicated to Margaret Sanger, the song is influenced by strong female figures such as Hillary Rodham Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Malala Yousafzai, Greta Thunberg, Kamala Harris and all the complicated women and girls getting busy turning history into #Herstory​.

SUPER HERO GIRL – lyrics

The sound of your voice
Is it from another planet?
Your grace and your poise
Shazam! I’d like to have it
With soul is how you roll
Its so intoxicating
Did I mention your moves
And how you just never fake it?

Your place on the stage
Sets the tone for us to follow
The notes on the page
If you don’t sing them
they sound hollow
I hope you quit day job
Cause the world
will be a happier place
If you are singing your song…

C’mon woman save the world
You are a super hero girl
C’mon woman save the world
Our only hope for peace on earth

Flippin’ thru the pages
Of so-called history
Just how your name is missing
Remains a mystery
Those that they show
Aint even in your league
And if there was any justice they’d see

C’mon woman save the world
You are a super hero girl
C’mon woman save the world
Our only hope for peace on earth

The lady has a plan
And if anybody can
I tell you she’s our man!

C’mon woman save the world
You are a super hero girl
C’mon woman save the world
Our only hope for peace on earth

C’mon woman save the world
You are a super hero girl
Wonder woman save the world
Our only hope for peace on earth

C’mon woman save the world.

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CREDITS: All vocals and instruments by Reid Jamieson, except horns by the Juno Award-winning saxophonist Tom Keenlyside (Natalie Cole, Harry Connick Jr., and Diana Krall). Written (and produced) by Reid Jamieson and Carolyn Victoria Mill. Recorded and mixed by Reid Jamieson at home in Vancouver, BC. Mastered by Brock McFarlane at CPS Mastering. More at www.reidjamieson.com

A few things to note about the reasons for an Oct 2016 release:

This song is dedicated to Margaret Sanger, she who opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. in 1916, that would go on to become Planned Parenthood.  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Sanger
October 16 marks 100 years since the founding of Planned Parenthood in 1916. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_Parenthood

#ImWithHer #100yearsstrong #BecauseOfHer #WomenBelong #WonderWoman75

“There is a striking kinship between our movement and Margaret Sanger’s early effort…Our sure beginning in the struggle for equality by nonviolent direct action may not have been so resolute without the tradition established by Margaret Sanger.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

October is Women’s History Month in Canada, and Oct 18 is Persons Day. On October 18 1929 Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung, Irene Parlby, Louise McKinney and Henrietta Muir Edward fought for and won our right to be considered persons in Canada. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persons…​ October 21 is the 75th anniversary of the appearance of WONDER WOMAN (inspired in part by Margaret Sanger). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_…​ October 26 is the 69th birthday of brave and tenacious Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton – who, in less than one menstrual cycle’s time, is very much in danger of becoming the first female president of the United States of America. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillary…

SUPER HERO GIRL

UPC CA-R40-16-70001 ISRC 190394963057