Valentine's Day is a wonderful holiday for many, but whether you're happily coupled or pleasantly solo, sometimes you need to stand up and roar your independence. Originally made famous by Lesley Gore in 1963 (and made doubly famous thanks to First Wives Club in 1996), "You Don't Own me" is a perennial pop anthem of freedom and feminist resolve, and today Billboard is sharing a wonderful new entry in the "You Don't Own Me" covers canon courtesy of Whitney Rose. Mixing outlaw country with '60s girl group flavor, Rose gives a spirited honky-tonk take on the classic.
"I've been singing this song live only for years. With every album I've made I've thought about including it, it's such a strong song and it's really empowering to perform," Rose tells Billboard. "Then there's the fact that you can't turn on the news these days without seeing that it’s just as relevant now as it was when Lesley Gore released it in 1963. I want everyone in the world to know this song and I want everyone to believe the words. I may not have that kind of reach but I wanted to do my part."