Eurythmics - Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves Lyrics

Now there was a time when they used to say
That behind every - "great man."
There had to be a - "great woman."
But in these times of change you know
That it's no longer true.
So we're comin' out of the kitchen
'Cause there's somethin' we forgot to say to you (we say)

Sisters are doin' it for themselves.
Standin' on their own two feet.
And ringin' on their own bells.
Sisters are doin' it for themselves.

Now this is a song to celebrate
The conscious liberation of the female state!
Mothers - daughters and their daughters too.
Woman to woman
We're singin' with you.
The "inferior sex" got a new exterior
We got doctors, lawyers, politicians too.
Everybody - take a look around.
Can you see - can you see - can you see
There's a woman right next to you.

[Chorus repeats]

Now we ain't makin' stories
And we ain't layin' plans
'Cause a man still loves a woman
And a woman still loves a man
(Just a same though)

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  1. Marianne piiksi

    my favorite band of all times!!👍👍👍👍👄😘🌈🥰😍🤩

  2. Valenda Newell

    IT doesn't get any better than this folks, TWO SUPERSTARS jamming like there's no tomorrow....JAM ON SISTERS!!....JAM ON!!❤❤

  3. Pia Dauspeel

    ultimate workout song!!!!!!!

  4. Astuteous Maximus

    White boy here. While Annie had a powerful voice, you can clearly see that the real sister here has the more powerful voice

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  7. Amanda Zamora

    The first time I heard this song was in the movie The First Wives Club! One of my favorites! 😍❤️♥️

  8. Australian Dude

    I’m a guy and this is still empowering

  9. Nolan Mattson

    The simpsons brought me here.

  10. Merlene Spies

    A Classic!

  11. loveinspired7

    I can embrace this song WHILE still recognizing my husband as the head of our household. 💜
    It's a mistake to think that we have to choose either or...

  12. David Scott-Thompson

    Thank Miranda

  13. Martín Ferrer

    A masterpiece

  14. 3monsters014

    From the kitchen by force to the chemistry lab of our own free will; For the first time in history women are out numbering men in the US medical schools!

  15. Marlon Corredor

    This person is British so why is this person in the Scottish list.

  16. Arrow Entertainment

    Married with children

  17. Cathy Rudolph

    One of the best female anthems of all times. It sounds as relevant today as it was 20+ years ago.
    I love how this song conveys that feminism does not equal man-hating!
    I love how this song conveys that feminism does not equal man-hating!

    Mikey_Suze Four

    This is STILL a relevant anthem for men and women!

  18. princess Andrea

    Ms Franklin i litterly BOW to you, your talent in soul singing is second to NONE... Ms Lennox you are too a legend in your own rignt. 🙏

  19. EcnalKcin

    The song is good. All the pro-feminist BS in the comment section makes worried about a future where feelings are more important than reality. For example, in the US, women have more legal rights than men. Additionally, most of the platforms feminists rally around are partially or entirely BS. Yet, we have a lot of young women that seriously believe they are some sort of oppressed and that they live in a patriarchy.

  20. Mack Sarnie

    0:07 Is this from Carry on Cleo

  21. Opinions: Philosophy and Science

    Brooklyn 99

  22. paxamericanafilms

    This rocks!

  23. Joseph Holdman


  24. Dannibee Hill

    And no he ain't invited tell ur mate call me ;)

  25. Dannibee Hill

    Told ya lesbian

  26. Sidney Robinson

    Absolutely great song sung by 2 absolutely amazing voices and women

  27. Trevor Sedis

    A much better song:

  28. Trevor Sedis

    The biggest abusers/neglecters of children and the elderly are women.

    The biggest practitioners of infanticide, historically and now, are women.

    Those starting half the fights with men in couples are women.

    Those starting ALL the fights in lesbian couples are women (the most violent DV).


  29. Trevor Sedis

    Real, equal, liberated, take-charge women insist on patriarchal laws to give women unearned affirmative action gibmes while men are forced to continue doing the dirty, dangerous jobs in life.

  30. jenny demetrios

    Sisters......Who’s rocking to this in 2019?

    Ninetta Bagarella

    Just now..after i end up 8 yesrs of toxic relationship.

  31. Christian Debasio

    Love the song 20 yrs later. Annie held her own with Aretha. Impressive! :-)

  32. wiggawiggum

    two stunning voices, a great guitar and an inspiring text. That's enough.

  33. sammy eagleson

    Elizabeth Warren 2020!

  34. donna hookem

    I love my sister! !!!!

  35. devekut2

    Interesting to see this bullsh*t propaganda was being peddled decades ago.

  36. Gene Mc Cortes

    This could have been a great song for Charlie's Angels. I love it!

  37. Costa Rica Penthouse Playa Jacó

    Why am I just hearing this now. Wonderful

  38. trizzy tee

    2019 and this song still motivates women today to do it for themselves. Annie was an icon of the 80’s

  39. Razvan Lazar

    Annie and Aretha: Feminism done right.
    Karen: I'm offended

  40. freyanenya white

    Just preparing sum girly groove music to balance Jeanette s fancy too...take no offense..

    freyanenya white

    Balancing like a surfer..kind of🌊🌊🌊🌠

    freyanenya white


  41. pumpkintubs

    sisters are buying dildos for themselves // fed up with men buy a dildo xxx

  42. Grandas Girl

    Yep that's 2 women he's turned lesbian lol

  43. Grandas Girl

    Lesbian lol seems to be his thing anyway

  44. Jonathan McKinnon

    The most two faced species, and these so called "women" want "liberty"! When a woman is put in charge of something, or anything. They abuse there power! This song turns my stomach! Disgusting!

    Sorry, I don't support this!

  45. Andy Roman

    This is on Aretha Franklin's 1985 release WHO'S ZOOMIN' WHO? as well as the Eurythmics' BE YOURSELF TONIGHT.

  46. Andyco79

    I remember seeing this video on Heartlight City back in the mid 80s.

  47. How to: Clawissa

    Came for the rybka twins, stayed for this awesome Song

  48. Dewey Lauridsen

    Well ever time this plays, I get my old happy ass up and dance, and possibly mosh a bit. Sing it ladies, LOUD. Wooooo. Professor Dewey L.

  49. Andy Roman

    RIP Aretha Louise Franklin 3/25/1942-8/16/2018

  50. CrazyLittleThingCalledTiina Bear

    Still listening 2019! We woman are strong force of nature!!

  51. Chunilal Canacrai

    Aretha Franklin is Awesome
    She is Godlike

  52. Giuseppe Piga

    In the 80’s: Annie Lennox feat Aretha.
    Today.....something’s gone WRONG!!!

  53. Br F

    Brock Turner. Brock, the Bill C reporter. Man in blue athletic shirt. B. Maryland Naval base.

  54. Damen Smith

    i love this song it reminds me of bart simpson

  55. Tom Allan

    Sisters are doing it for theselves-remastered.

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  57. Jetski Lance

    ISS Space Walk today. CONGRATULATIONS ladies

  58. Lachlan Keddie

    Teacher: Okay class today we're going to a Careers Fair...

    Boys: I don't know what I want to do?


  59. Alexis Green-Hernandez

    Annie Lennox and the Queen of soul sound amazing together look them go amazing ladies indeed. Sing about us beautiful ladies of the world.

  60. Saurav Baral

    Anyone here after Terry had one drink

  61. donna hookem

    I'll be dancing back with you soon sis 😉!!

  62. Gary Pendleton

    You can always spot a crazy woman by how short her hair is.

  63. hieloluna

    I always thought this was a solo Lenox and Franklin duo; I didn’t realize it was considered a Eurythmics song. It’s just that the images of Dave Stewart look so out of place.

  64. MiniBoogerx

    Today's feminazis need to take a lesson from this song.

  65. Anna Barkova

    2019 Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves

  66. Angus McFife

    RIP Aretha.

  67. alsbigsmoke

    I dont love you Hoes

  68. Tess Duff

    I never realized how much Ruby Rose looks like a young Annie Lennox

  69. F L

    I don't remember this being much of hit in the states. The first time I ever heard was in the movie "The First Wive's Club.

  70. Fatima Nahar

    this was once our school bell

  71. Isaac Bobonis

    Anybody from Mixed-ish?

  72. Stayros Paparunas

    I think i had a like in this song...what did it happen?

  73. donna hookem

    Your my inspiration xxx

  74. disciples of christ

    r.i.p Aretha the queen of soul

  75. Stephen Mckellar

    i blame ann summers [joke people]

  76. Stephen Sanders

    here we go :p

  77. Stephen Sanders

    this is going to be in hd or 4k very soon :)

  78. thebatmanover9000

    LGBT anthem!

  79. Giorno'sMusic

    Maravilhosa! !!!

  80. donna hookem

    Now were talking business sis luv all the world xxx

  81. Michael Palmisano

    I don't like the anti-gay sentiment, especially when Lennox
    looks like a lesbian.

  82. Helen Bostock

    sister are doing it for they self times change yes

  83. Evenstar

    NINE NINE!!!

  84. Sandra Sandy Manning

    Dave Stewart's hot guitar licks in the intro & throughout the song!

  85. Helen Bostock

    we sister stand next to men

  86. Helen Bostock

    pure heaven this song

  87. Gaby Merman

    This is the best LSFYL I've ever seen.

  88. donna hookem

    Let's rock sis !

  89. Candace Shirley

    I'm sorry Aretha can sing anything, to me anything...

  90. Tom Allan

    Sisters are doing it for themselves...remastered ?

  91. Marcus Mckenzie

    Annie Lennox and Roxette.. know how to totally rock the short spikey hair!!! :D

  92. Errol Thomas

    Rest in peace Queen of Soul

  93. King Neptune

    A shout out to Her excellency Sirimavo Bandaranaike : the first female prime minister in the world! Go Sri Lanka!

  94. Marianne piiksi

    f.. yeh!!!👍👍👍👍

  95. Mr. Eighty

    Weirdest 80s collaboration ever.

    But good fruit.

  96. Sandra Sandy Manning

    Dave Stewart on the guitar...YES!

  97. marco d

    married with children :P Kelly

  98. Pamshairexpo

    I love this song 🤣

  99. donna hookem

    We never give up"" only succeed !!!!

  100. Kenneth McBride

    OMG aretha red shoes looks like the ones in her open casket. r.i.p.