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NFL Women's Apparel Commercial -- What's the Song?

April Smith and the Great Picture Show cover Lesley Gore's, 1964 single 'You Don't Own Me' in the new commercial for the NFL's new line of women's apparel.

The surprisingly muscular guitars alternate between a dry, crisp rhythm line and a brief melodic series of notes, and the song's strong feminist message resonates as a parade of women throw unwanted shirts at their confused male partners.

"You don't own me / I'm not just one of your many toys / You don't / Don't say I can't go with other boys / And don't tell me what to do / And don't tell me what to say."

Turns out, it's not the guys who are being rejected, just the man-sized clothing, since the NFL is now offering shirts tailored to fit woman in a more flattering manner.

Gore had a series of pop hits in the early- to mid-'60s, including her most popular single, the 1963 smash 'It's My Party (and I'll Cry if I Want To).' Lesley's last album was 2005's 'Ever Since,' and she continues to perform live in concert.

You can watch the NFL commercial featuring April Smith's 'You Don't Own Me' cover after the jump, and listen to Gore's original version on AOL Radio's '60s Oldies station.




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