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“Nazareth – Love Hurts (w/Lyrics)” 

“Nazareth – Love Hurts (w/Lyrics)” 

Love Hurts” is a song written and composed by the American songwriting duo Felice and Boudleaux Bryant. First recorded by The Everly Brothers in July 1960, the song is also well known from a 1975 international hit version by the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth and in the UK by a top five hit in 1975 by the English singer Jim Capaldi.

The song was introduced in December 1960 as an album track on A Date with The Everly Brothers, but was never released as a single (A-side or B-side) by the Everlys. The first hit version of the song was by Roy Orbison, who earned Australian radio play, hitting the Top Five of that country’s singles charts in 1961. A recording by Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons was included on Parsons’ posthumously released Grievous Angel album. After Parsons’ 1973 death, Harris made the song a staple of her repertoire, and has included it in her concert set lists from the 1970s to the present. Harris has since re-recorded the song twice.

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The most successful recording of the song was by hard rock band Nazareth, who took the song to the U.S. Top 10 in 1975 and hit number one in Norway and the Netherlands. In the UK the most successful version of the song was by former Traffic member Jim Capaldi, who took it to number four in the charts in November 1975 during an 11-week run. The song was also covered by Cher in 1975 for her album Stars. Cher re-recorded the song in 1991 for her album of the same name. Rod Stewart recorded the song in 2006 for his album Still the Same… Great Rock Classics of Our Time which was No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

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Amy Grant – Baby Baby

Amy Grant – Baby Baby

Amy Lee Grant is an American singer, songwriter, musician, author and media personality. She is known for performing contemporary Christian music and for a successful crossover to pop music in the 1980s and 1990s. She has been referred to as “The Queen of Christian Pop”. source

 
 

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Van Morrison – “Moondance”

Van Morrison – “Moondance”
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Moondance is the third studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison. It was released on 27 February 1970 by Warner Bros. Records. After the commercial failure of his first Warner Bros. album Astral Weeks, Morrison moved to upstate New York with his wife and began writing songs for Moondance.

After leaving the rock band Them, Morrison met record producer Bert Berns in New York City and recorded his first solo single, “Brown Eyed Girl”, in March 1967 for Berns’ Bang Records. When the producer unexpectedly died later that year, Morrison was offered a record deal by Warner Bros. Recordsexecutive Joe Smith, who had seen the singer perform at Boston’s Catacombs nightclub in August 1968. Smith bought out Morrison’s Bang contract, and he was able to record his first album for Warner Bros., Astral Weeks, that year. Although it was later acclaimed by critics, its collection of lengthy, acoustic, revelatory folk jazz songs was not well received by consumers at the time and the album proved to be a commercial failure.

After recording Astral Weeks, Morrison moved with his wife, Janet Planet, to a home on a mountain top in the Catskillsnear Woodstock, a hamlet in upstate New York with an artistic community. According to Planet, he was influenced by Bob Dylan, who had just moved out of town when Morrison arrived. “Van fully intended to become Dylan’s best friend”, Planet recalled. “Every time we’d drive past Dylan’s house … Van would just stare wistfully out the window at the gravel road leading to Dylan’s place. He thought Dylan was the only contemporary worthy of his attention.”

Morrison began writing songs for Moondance in July 1969. Because of Astral Weekss poor sales figures, the singer wanted to produce a record that would be more accessible and appealing to listeners. “I make albums primarily to sell them and if I get too far out a lot of people can’t relate to it”, he later said. “I had to forget about the artistic thing because it didn’t make sense on a practical level. One has to live.” The musicians who went on to record Moondance with Morrison were recruited from Woodstock and would continue working with him for several years, including guitarist John Platania, saxophonist Jack Schroer, and keyboardist Jef . The singer left after the Woodstock music festival in August attracted an influx of people to the area.

 
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Crowded House – Don’t Dream It’s Over 

Crowded House are a rock band formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1985. The founding members were New Zealander Neil Finn(vocalist, guitarist, primary songwriter) and Australians Paul Hester (drums) and Nick Seymour (bass). Later band members included Neil Finn’s brother, Tim Finn, and Americans Mark Hart and Matt Sherrod.

Originally active from 1985 to 1996, the band had consistent commercial and critical success in Australia and New Zealand and international chart success in two phases, beginning with their self-titled debut album, which reached number twelve on the US Album Chart in 1987 and provided the Top Ten hits “Don’t Dream It’s Over” and “Something So Strong”. Further international success came in the UK, Europe and South Africa with their third and fourth albums, Woodface and Together Alone and the compilation album Recurring Dream, which included the hits “Fall at Your Feet”, “Weather with You”, “Distant Sun”, “Locked Out”, “Instinct” and “Not the Girl You Think You Are”. Neil and Tim Finn were each awarded an OBE in June 1993, for their contribution to the music of New Zealand.

Founding drummer Hester left in May 1994 citing family reasons, but briefly returned for their “Farewell to the World” concerts in Melbourne and Sydney in 1996. Neil Finn had decided to end the band to concentrate on his solo career and the Finn Brothersproject with Tim.On 26 March 2005 Hester died by suicide, aged 46. In 2006 the group re-formed with a new drummer Matt Sherrod and released two further albums (in 2007 and 2010), both of which reached number one on Australia’s album chart. As of July 2010 the group has sold 10 million albums. In November 2016 they were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

 
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Just When I Needed You Most – Randy VanWarmer

VanWarmer was inspired to write “Just When I Needed You Most” after his old car that he loved and used for years broke down on the way to work in Denver, Colorado and by a “devastating” breakup with a girlfriend: he wrote the song six months after that breakup co-writing it with Tony Wilson of the group Hot Chocolate two years before it became a hit.

After recording “Just When I Needed You Most” for an album recorded for the UK division of Bearsville Records, VanWarmer then flew to the US to pressure Bearsville’s head office to promote the album which was duly remixed and released with “Just When I Needed You Most” as lead single although VanWarmer would recall that Bearsville evinced little enthusiasm for the track: “Nobody thought my version was an especially good version of the song [which] a few other people were thinking of cutting…Everybody just assumed mine was a demo for people to listen to who’d [then] cut the definitive version”. It has also been asserted that “Your Light” the flip was the original intended A-side of VanWarmer’s single.

Released as a single in February 1979, VanWarmer’s “Just When I Needed You Most” spent two weeks atop the US Billboard adult contemporary chart in May of that year and in June 1979 reached its peak position of No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart accruing an overall Top 40 tenure of 14 weeks and earning RIAA Gold record status. In addition, the track reached No. 71 on the Billboard country music chart. And in September 1979 made the Top 10 on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at No. 8. VanWarmer attributed his single’s success to empathy for its heartbreak scenario: “It’s happened to everyone. That emotion is universal…I always hoped the record wasn’t wallowing in self-pity and it had some redeeming value, and I guess it does.”

VanWarmer also attributed his single’s success to the autoharp instrumental break between the second and third verses, performed by John Sebastian.

VanWarmer died on January 12, 2004, in Seattle. He had been suffering from leukemia for the previous year.
Years active: 1978–2004

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Song Lyrics:

You packed in the morning, I stared out the window
And I struggled for something to say
You left in the rain without closing the door
I didn’t stand in your way.

But I miss you more than I missed you before
And now where I’ll find comfort, God knows
‘Cause you left me just when I needed you most
Left me just when I needed you most.

Now most every morning, I stare out the window
And I think about where you might be
I’ve written you letters that I’d like to send
If you would just send one to me.

‘Cause I need you more than I needed before
And now where I’ll find comfort, God knows
‘Cause you left me just when I needed you most
Left me just when I needed you most.

You packed in the morning, I stared out the window
And I struggled for something to say
You left in the rain without closing the door
I didn’t stand in your way.

Now I love you more than I loved you before
And now where I’ll find comfort, God knows
‘Cause you left me just when I needed you most
Oh yeah, you left me just when I needed you most
You left me just when I needed you most.

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“Let’s Stick Together” – Canned Heat

“Let’s Stick Together” – Canned Heat

Let’s Stick Together” or “Let’s Work Together” as it was subsequently titled, is a blues song written by Wilbert Harrison, which was released in 1962. In 1969 and 1970, the song was a hi

t for Harrison and has been recorded by a variety of artists, including Canned Heatand Bryan Ferry, who had chart successes with the song.

 

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Chandelier – Sia

Chandelier – Sia

“Chandelier” is a song by Australian singer Siafrom her sixth studio album, 1000 Forms of Fear (2014). Written by Sia and Jesse Shatkinand produced by Shatkin and Greg Kurstin, the song was released on 17 March 2014 as the lead single from the album. It is an electropopsong, featuring electronica, R&B and reggaeinfluences. Lyrically, the song has a melancholic theme, detailing the demoralisation and rationalisation of alcoholism through the typical thought process of a “party girl”. source

 

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