My oh my! We’re somewhere between loved-up and unrequited; Lord, what fools these mortals be. Sheesh! Pass the vodka and the bowl of cherries. And while you’re at it, please send all your lonely worms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kiki Dee – Amoureuse – Debby M: The first song that popped into my head when tinny called for A’s and now it’s firmly lodged. Transported me straight back to 197Something and TOTP, but I think it’s a lovely song. Keep meaning to listen out for Véronique Sanson’s original….
Linda Thompson – Paint and Powder Beauty – Goneforeign: From her 2002 album Fashionably Late. A great album filled with earworms.
Judy Street – What – WileMena: Most of you will know the Soft Cell cover which I’ve always loved, but just can’t beat the original.
Omar – Outside – Albahooky: Here’s a tune, actually a tsunami of soul by Britain’s finest from 1994, co-written with Leon Ware and this has everything; lush strings, layered harmony and a fabulous step change near the end “if it’s about to blow, then take it outside, get outside” – right on!
Soul Children – I’ll Be The Other Woman – tincanman: It’s good to have boundaries: She doesn’t mind being with a married man, but she won’t be with a married Casanova. Great early Stax soul.
Songdog – Gene Autry’s Ghost – glasshalfempty: “Tinnie’s weekly series of ‘songs beginning with the letter…’ reminded me of this lush number from Songdog. Who in the ‘Spill can resist a song with the lines ‘I took you home to play some records…I was already in love as the stylus crackled in the run in groove…’?”