From NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY
Written by Harriet Schock
This week, let’s go back to the seventies and review “Ain’t No Way To Treat A Lady,” a 1975 hit by one of the pop queens of that decade, Helen Reddy. The Australian songbird worked an impressive string of fifteen Top 40 hits including #1s like “I Am Woman,” “Delta Dawn” and “Angie Baby.” Ms. Reddy had a beautiful, sweet voice perfectly suited for the kind of soft rock/adult contemporary material that was successfully sung in those years by Barbra Streisand and Melissa Manchester. “Ain’t No Way To Treat A Lady” was another winner for Ms. Reddy and reached #8 on Billboard’s Hot 100 as well as #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.