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Sister Janet Mead

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The Resume

    (1938-January 26, 2022)
    Born in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Joined the Sisters of Mercy
    Recorded ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ with a pop/rock musical backing (1974)

Why she might be annoying:

    The obvious nom de disque for her was already taken.
    ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ was originally recorded as a B-side, with a cover of Donovan’s ‘Brother Sun, Sister Moon’ as the expected hit.
    She was a one-hit wonder.
    She called the period after her song became a hit ‘a horrible time’ that caused her to question her faith.

Why she might not be annoying:

    She had perfect pitch.
    She taught music at St. Aloysius College.
    She led a successful series of ‘rock masses’ at Adelaide Cathedral.
    ’The Lord’s Prayer’ became a Top 10 hit in over a dozen countries, including the US and Great Britain.
    ’The Lord’s Prayer’ was the first song recorded in Australia to sell a million singles in the US.
    She donated her royalties from ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ to charity.
    Despite her post-hit crisis of faith, she did not leave her order.

Credit: C. Fishel

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 93 Votes: 55.91% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 10 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 21 Votes: 52.38% Annoying