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Thursday, February 14, 2008

A 'little' song spectacular: In honor of St. Valentine

Music will sooth the savage beast, so I'm told. (I'm a beastly sort, being a Lion via the zodiac.) So why not some tunes for the holiday that give men reasons to buy chocolates, roses, rings and Lexuses for their significant others/girlfriends/Heather Mills' wannabe brides. (Cynical...I wonder why?)

So in honor of said performance of showing true (and often untrue) affection for your love, I put together a few lists of songs, and if you like, vote once per each group that is displayed for the BEST SONG/ARTIST. Kinda like a belated grammy award across several years. Realize, I could go on for a while, but I just put this together. Slapdash as it were.

So here goes a few lists:
Sex Machine - James Brown
Papa Was a Rolling Stone - The Temptations
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
Cantaloop - US3 (Herbie Hancock sampled)
Can't Get Enough of Your Love Babe - Barry White
Behind Blue Eyes - The Who
Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin
Turn it on Again - Genesis
Hotel California - The Eagles
Speed of Love - Rush
Great Gig in the Sky - Pink Floyd
Black - Rolling Stones
Love Me Do - The Beatles

Slow, Sappy & 1-hitters
Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
Never Tear Us Apart - INXS
Stand By Me - B.E. King
Joey - Concrete Blonde
Somebody - Depeche Mode
(I'd Just) Died in Your Arms Tonight - Cutting Crew
Black Velvet - Alana Miles
Wishing Well - Terence Trent Darby
Rock Me Amadeus - Falco
Silent Lucidity - Queensryche

Alternative Groups
Girlfriend in a Coma - The Smiths
Pictures of You - The Cure
Wonderwall - Oasis
Black - Pearl Jam
Low - Cracker

Early Rap/HIP HOP Legends
It Takes Two - Rob Base & DJ Easy Rock
Bust A Move - Young MC
Humpty Dance - Digital Underground
Changes - Tupac (Bruce Hornsby sample)
Mama Said Knock You Out - LL Cool J (video below)

I missed a few genres or avenues or songs, but it takes plenty of time to just link these things. I hope you all can survive a winter of too much 'weather.' And Happy Valentine's Day!!!
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