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Best Covers: Lenny Kravitz ‘American Woman

One of the biggest hits for the Canadian group The Guess Who was a song that seemingly warned against getting involved with ‘American Woman’. But the songwriter Burton Cummings has since said, in a 2013 interview, that it was simply a way of saying that he preferred Canadian girls. Whatever the meaning, Lenny Kravitz tapped into the song’s magnetism and room for guitar theatrics in his 1999 cover that has since become a cover version that stands alongside the original.