Song of the Day, December 12: Can’t Stop the Girl by Linda Thompson

LTCantStopToday’s song is Can’t Stop the Girl. After Richard and Linda Thompson split up during the tour for their brilliant 1982 album Shoot Out the Lights, Linda had to regroup and consider her career. She got together with producer Hugh Murphy and his wife, Betsy Cook, creating her first solo recording after nearly two decades of work as a singer. Cook and Thompson hit it off and wrote a number of songs together, including this strong tune that became the opening track of One Clear Moment.

A driving anthem of independence and determination, it captures the spirit of her career renewal beautifully. Thompson is in fine voice, delivering each declaration with charming energy.

Enjoy this fine song today.


About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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