As Aida Pavletich observes,

each genre of popular music has a different ideal of womanhood which is part of the mystique of this girl singer who is wife, lover, mother. She is the fallen angel of country, the glamorous femme fatale of pop, the sassy fox of R&B, the sister of folk. She's tramp, bitch and goddess, funky mama, sweetheart, the woman left lonely, the hapless victim of her man. 1