It's A Man's Man's Man's World - James Brown (1966)
The Godfather of Funk gets all biblical on this track, saying that man may run everything, but he couldn't do it without the love and support of his woman. While it has a slightly dated view of life, it nevertheless is the greatest single James ever released, beating his funk experiments with its vocal power. You can hear the inklings of dozens of songs that this track influenced (I'm looking at you, "Fallin' "!), and it's hard to find a better Orchestra swell opening outside of classical music. The man is gone, but his music will remain timeless, as will this song's chill inducing potential.
Xtina just nails this song here!
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