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:
Funk/R&B/Soul:
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
SuperGroups:
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!!!
KEEP IT FRESH TO DEATH!!!

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Comments

  • Cooper  On February 14, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    happy heart day Jason. I finally got electricity back just in time to make heart day rounds.

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