Song of the Day: Swing Out Sister, “Am I The Same Girl”

Today’s assignment is to find a love song from 1992, so I’ve chosen Swing Out Sister’s 1992 cover of "Am I The Same Girl." It was written by Eugene Record and Sonny Sanders and originally recorded by Barbara Acklin in 1968, Young-Holt Unlimited recorded an instrumental version of the song called "Soulful Strut" by stripping Barbara’s vocals and replacing them with a piano solo. Swing Out Sister’s cover reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart and #45 on the Hot 100, #5 in Canada, and #1 on the Euro Dance chart.

5 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Swing Out Sister, “Am I The Same Girl”

  1. I enjoyed listening to this and can’t believe it came out in 1992 because there is an actual orchestra with horns and everything! Her outfit..Holy Emma Peel, Batman!

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    1. Corinne Drewery, the singer, is very fashion-oriented. In fact, her description on Wikipedia is singer-songwriter and fashion designer. They do use synthesizers as well, but it’s not all her singing and him playing a synthesizer.

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  2. I haven’t herd this one before that I know of, but it does seem to be a little like one of those songs I would hear on the radio but not really listen to, just background music.

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