Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Love songs

In case you ever wondered what my favorite love songs were, I-List Paducah made a list:
Here it is!

Lew Jetton’s Top 10 Never-Fail Love Songs

10. It’s Ecstasy, Barry White
“If I had Barry White’s voice, I could sound sexy reading the phone book!”

9. Lady Blue and Song for You, Leon Russell
“I love both of these songs so much, I can’t choose.”

8. You Are So Beautiful, Joe Cocker
“Another great one. It’s hard to beat Cocker for putting emotion into a song, and what stronger emotion is there than love!”

7. Save The Best For Last, Vanessa Williams
“Undoubtedly the most talented, the most famous and the most disgraced of all Miss Americas, Vanessa Williams’ voice has always moved me, and this song of hers is my favorite.”

6. Call Me, Al Green

“Al Green’s voice, along with Teenie Hodges guitar. What a combination.”

5. Unforgettable, Natalie Cole
“This song always brings chills to me, whether it’s solo, or the ‘unforgettable’ duet with her dad, Nat King Cole.”

4. Sexual Healing and Let’s Get It On, Marvin Gaye
“Without a doubt, two of the sexiest songs, sung by one of my favorite singers. Before Sexual Healing, Let’s Get It On was Marvin Gaye’s signature love song.”

Editor’s note: Anybody else needin’ a fan? Mercy!

3. Superstar, Luther Vandross
“Originally titled Groupie, this Delaney and Bonnie song was recorded so many times. I guess the biggest selling version was by the Carpenters, but Luther’s soaring version is by far my favorite. When you break it down, it’s really a very sad story, but so beautifully told by Vandross.”

2. I Can’t Make You Love Me, Bonnie Raitt
“I’ve been blessed to have witnessed a few magical moments. One was being there in person as Bonnie Raitt sang this song in Mississippi, not long after Katrina, with the great Jon Cleary on piano. You could have heard a pin drop in the packed hall. It’s such a great song. I’ve heard so many singers sing it. After her, they should never even try.”

1. Someone to Watch Over Me, Etta James
“Probably the most beautiful version of one of the most beautiful songs ever.”

1 comment:

Mary Thorsby said...

It's a most-excellent list, Lew! Thank you for contributing it to ilistpaducah.com! Please write more for us!!!! Your columns are great!