"American Woman" released by the Canadian rock band The Guess Who in January 1970, from their sixth studio album of the same name. On May 22, 1970,
the single was certified as gold by the RIAA. Lead singer Burton Cummings was quoted, "When I said 'American woman, stay away from me,' I really meant
'Canadian woman, I prefer you.'"
Growing up I listened to this song all the time and knew way back then what he meant by that line. I guess then the seed was planted and that's why I
later ended up marrying a Canadian girl. I'd still play this song back when I was married and she hated it till I finally broke down and told her the
story behind the song. Good times. True story!
My younger daughter was and is into Pink so I got to hear her at home, alot but Dad had the bigger amp, speakers & sub to drown it out. She is
definitely unique and there were days I didn't mind listening to her.
Kansas - Dust in the Wind (1978)
The title of the song is a Bible reference, paraphrasing Ecclesiastes 1:14:
“I reflected on everything that is accomplished by man on earth, and I concluded:
Everything he has accomplished is futile — like chasing the wind!"
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