Something something natural? What song is this?
August 3, 2010 9:31 AM   Subscribe

What this song I'm thinking of? 70s-sounding easy listening/R&B/soul, sung by a woman, something about being natural - but it's not Aretha Franklin's (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman. It's well-known, but I just can't bring a thing about it to mind!
posted by two or three cars parked under the stars to Media & Arts (11 answers total)
 
Carol King's cover of it, maybe?
posted by mkultra at 9:38 AM on August 3, 2010


I take it you also mean it's not Carole King's (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman either?
posted by MuffinMan at 9:40 AM on August 3, 2010


Can you describe anything else about it, even if it sounds really goofy or silly? Like a memory of an instrument in it or a glimmer of the beat or some sort of association with the feeling it evokes or what it reminds you of?
posted by desuetude at 9:43 AM on August 3, 2010


I was going to suggest Carole King's version, too.

(And is it actually a cover when the songwriter sings it? 'Cause she sorta wrote it with Gerry Goffin 'n'all.)
posted by zizzle at 9:45 AM on August 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Thanks for trying, people. But it's not the Carole King version either. See that's the problem, as soon as I think of (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, it stomps all over my hazy memory of this other song. I've been almost remembering it for YEARS.

It's not in the Carole King style anyway - it might have the same kind of sound as something like Here I Am (Come and Take Me) by Al Green. But smoother.

Also, I think it was in an ad for lotion or something, like eight or ten years ago. That might have been a cover though; I was a child.
posted by two or three cars parked under the stars at 10:13 AM on August 3, 2010


I'm Every Woman? Chaka Khan did it in 1978 then Whitney Houston covered it in the 90's I think.

I'm every woman, it's all in me
Anything you want done baby, I'll do it naturally...

posted by Serene Empress Dork at 10:20 AM on August 3, 2010


It's not "I'm Every Woman", is it?

I know both this and "Natural Woman" have been used in numerous cosmetic ads in the last 10 - 15 years.
posted by zizzle at 10:20 AM on August 3, 2010


Jinx!
posted by zizzle at 10:20 AM on August 3, 2010


You're not thinking of Lisa Stansfield's "So Natural"?

It's not 70s, but it's not a new song either.
posted by MuffinMan at 10:24 AM on August 3, 2010


Sorry, I should have said that I'm Every Woman is the other song that it's not. It's not the Lisa Stansfield song either.

I swear it exists, though. Thanks again everyone!
posted by two or three cars parked under the stars at 10:32 AM on August 3, 2010


Well, I remembered. And it's almost none of the things I said it was. It doesn't even have "natural" in it!

Got to Be Real by Cheryl Lynn. (Told you it was smooth.) Thanks so much everyone - and sorry. :)
posted by two or three cars parked under the stars at 10:39 AM on August 3, 2010


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