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18 reasons why Cher is fundamentally awesome

Guest writer Ed Brody brings 18 irrefutable reasons why the peerless and original pop diva Cher is fundamentally awesome.

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Before Beyoncé, before Gaga. Before Rihanna and before Katy. Before Britney, Christina, Cyndi and Céline. Before Whitney and Mariah, and before Madonna. Before colour television, before the Vietnam War, before man walked on the moon. Before the decimalised pound. Before everything, before time immemorial…

There was Cher.

Born Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPierre, this shimmering vestibule of unrelenting fabulousness has been a towering fixture on the entertainment landscape for nearly five decades now, and her sparkling tsunami shows no sign of slowing down, with a new studio album on the horizon featuring collaborations with Lady Gaga, P!nk, and Jake Shears, amongst others.

Whilst there are many, many poptart pretenders to the throne these days, Cher’s status as the Goddess of Pop remains, for me, unchallenged. 18 actual reasons why Cher is awesome on an existentially fundamental level? Follow this, you bitches…

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  1. Avery Happyperson

    29 Jun 2013 at 01:05

    Yeah shame she did not have a decent song since…heu…..Her Sonny and Cher days.

    • Young Tan

      29 Jun 2013 at 01:16

      That’s subjective. In my opinion she’s had loads of great songs since, both famous ones and lesser-known ones.

    • Rohit Chauhan

      29 Jun 2013 at 13:08

      She’s had many! What have you got?

  2. MarkB

    29 Jun 2013 at 01:47

    She is just so awesome!

  3. Andrew

    29 Jun 2013 at 02:40

    You left out one of the most awesome things she’s done!!!

  4. Angel Daniel Sosa Muñoz

    29 Jun 2013 at 03:45

    I like your article, but you forgot some important facts, “change and reinvention”.

    I guess If Cher were on Galapagos when Darwin, the Origin of species probably talk about her instead turtles and birds.

  5. apsutter

    1 Jul 2013 at 22:31

    The duet with Elton is amazing. And how freaking great is Tina Turner?! Also Meryl is so incredibly GORGEOUS in the clip of the Oscars and proving, once again, that she is a class act by being so overjoyed for Cher.

  6. Scott Stoltz

    2 Jul 2013 at 03:03

    Being of the “original” Cher fans, going back to the Caesar & Cleo days, I have watched this amazing woman, unwavering as a fan, reach the pinnacle of success in an industry known for chewing people up! She will go down in history as one of the most successful entertainers of our time. And your “18 Reasons” was great. I have several more reasons, don’t you know?

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