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Which Song Was Way Ahead Of Its Time?

Here's looking at you, Lesley Gore.

If you're anything like me, you love listening to old songs because they're absolutely timeless, and just really, really good.

And when you're listening to this old music, sometimes you come across a progressive song that dared to tell a much-needed story, and for that, the song (and the artist) were groundbreaking.

This made me want to ask you, dear reader: Which song was way ahead of its time?

Maybe you think Lesley Gore's "You Don't Own Me" from 1963 was incredibly groundbreaking, especially since it's a song about embracing female independence.

Or perhaps you love TLC's "Waterfalls" from 1994 because it was one of the first songs to ever talk about HIV in an unfiltered way.

Or maybe you think Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit" from 1939 was heartbreakingly brilliant. You love that Holiday sang about an important issue that most people refused to even acknowledge, which was the lynchings of innocent Black citizens in the US.

Whatever it is, we want to know. Tell us which song was way ahead of its time, and why, in the comments below.

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