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SOTD: Strong enough

[Verse 1]
I don't need your sympathy
There's nothing you can say or do for me

And I don't want a miracle
You'll never change for no one
And I hear your reasons why
Where did you sleep last night?
And was she worth it, was she worth it?

[Chorus]
'Cause I'm strong enough to live without you
Strong enough and I quit crying
Long enough, now I'm strong enough
To know you gotta go

There's no more to say
So save your breath and walk away
No matter what I hear you say
I'm strong enough to know you gotta go

[Verse 2]
So you feel misunderstood
Baby have I got news for you
On being used, I could write the book
But you don't wanna hear about it

I've been losing sleep
You've been going cheap
She ain't worth half of me, it's true
Now I'm telling you, that

[Chorus]
'Cause I'm strong enough to live without you
Strong enough and I quit crying
Long enough, now I'm strong enough
To know you gotta go


[Bridge]
Come hell or waters high
You'll never see me cry
This is our last goodbye, it's true
I'm telling you, now

[Chorus]
'Cause I'm strong enough to live without you
Strong enough and I quit crying
Long enough, now I'm strong enough
To know you gotta go

There's no more to say
So save your breath and walk away
No matter what I hear you say
I'm strong enough to know you gotta go
'Cause I'm strong enough to live without you
Strong enough and I quit crying
Long enough, now I'm strong enough
To know you gotta go

Cher’s music catalog is timeless. I have yet to hear it all, but I have not yet heard a song I do not like. Through every decade she has hits. Constantly. She is really the only true diva and just such a legend in pop culture and music history.

Strong Enough is one song that I’ve really liked lately. I never was into this pop/synth style of music, but shes’s certainly the exception.

Part of Cher’s incredible disco-tinged, auto-tune fuelled late 90s period, “Strong Enough” was released as a single in 1999 and shot to number 1 on the US Dance Club Songs chart. It’s a desperately dated track, throwing listeners right back into the dance music revolution of the 80s, complete with rising synths and well-chosen horn blasts, as well as stratospheric vocals.

The music video is even weirder, with Cher broadcasting her song worldwide, watched by unsuspecting ex-boyfriends, groups of video-game playing teenagers, and, at one point, an entire city (Genius).

Strong Enough is a song by American recording artist Cher from her twenty-second studio album Believe (1998). The song was released as the second single from the album. It was released on February 19, 1999 by Warner Bros, and WEA. The song's composition and musical style is strongly reminiscent of 1970s disco music. The song received positive reviews from music critics, many calling it a highlight to Believe. The song had less success in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at number fifty-seven, but did top the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play charts. It also went to number one in Hungary and into top ten in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, New Zealand, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.

The above live performance from her Farewell Tour is one of my favorites. I love the dramatic entrance to the stage, the absolute attention to detail this entire tour and production conquered, and her attitude. She’s really just so confident and bold. There will never be another performer like her. I sort of equate her to the female equivalent of Michael Jackson. I don’t think that’s wrong. She’s just so fascinating and talented. I cannot wait to go to her concerts.

kk