My interest in Cher‘s comeback virtually vanished the moment she scrapped her scheduled country-rock album for another dance record and a dated duet with Lady GaGa. It’s not that I don’t love Cher in dance diva mode –I worship all the genres that the living legend has tackled over her 50-year career– but she’s been there, done that, and I was looking forward to her reinvention as a camp country queen.
The 66-year-old’s been pretty quiet about her triumphant return, but in true Cher fashion, she came out and blindsided us today with the unexpected premiere of her new single — which is 1) not that garbage GaGa duet, and 2) fucking AWESOMUS MAXIMUS!!!
Titled “Woman’s World” and produced by club king Paul Oakenfold, Cher’s comeback smash is the drag queen anthem to end all drag queen anthems. It’s a feminist classic. It renders “Born this Way” obsolete and irrelevant. It’s so good that even heterosexual males can get down to it in secret as long as they check their dignity at the door and swear to never tell a soul about it.
“Torn up / busted / taken apart,” Cher bellows. “I’ve been broken down / left with a broken heart / but I’m stronger / strong enough to rise above / this is a woman’s world!”
Gloria Gaynor, WHO?
The lyrics are gayer than gay, but Oakenfold’s slick, pulsating production pushes “Woman’s World” from simply a homo club fave into a universal dance smash and potential top forty crossover hit. It’s a lot safer than I’d like to see from Cher –she’s certainly isn’t taking any risks like she used to back in the day– but when the results are this amazing, how can I fault her?
brb cutting off my penis shafting a pill and getting crunk to the kween