Music Monday: V is for Luther Vandross

I’ve been through the alphabet twice now, this time ending with the sublime talent that was Luther Vandross. Inspiration to many, loved by all.

So many to choose from:

1. Never Too Much – an all time classic

2. Give Me The Reason 

3. Stop to Love

4. So Amazing

5. Dance with My Father – will always be emotional as it was the last single whilst he was alive

More Luther Vandross here

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30 Songs for 30 Days: Day 14 – A Song That No-One Would Expect You to Love

I’ve thought quite a bit about this one as I think everyone knows I love a huge variety of music. I’ve looked to the extremes: hip hop, heavy metal, just heavy, opera, choral, punk and glam rock but I don’t think anything will be a revelation. I settle for out and out boy-band pop!

I love love love 5ive!

This should be added to my list of tracks that keep me going which is why it’s featured here instead of another 5ive classic, If Ya Gettin’ Down. It’s been an age since I’ve heard this stuff!

I hear this track (that they wrote) sold nearly half a million copies, wow!

30 Songs in 30 Days: Day 13 – A Song That is a Guilty Pleasure song

First one that comes to mind is Irene Cara – Flashdance (What a Feeling)

Guilty because I don’t care for the film (never managed to get through it) but the song is one of my three ‘inspirational songs’ that make me feel I can do anything.

30 Songs in 30 Days: Day 12 – A Song from a Band You Hate

Hate is a very strong word but let’s go with it for Robbie Williams.

I do like this track No Regrets but it is the genius Neil Tennant from Pet Shop Boys on backing vocals so I should be forgiven. (Although I thought it was written by PSB, has their stamp all over it)

30 Songs in 30 Days: Day 11 – A Song From Your Favourite Band

Well I have three favourite bands and Cherry Ghost probably fit in this category best.

I’ll go with 4AM because it fills me with a lovely memory of listening to it on the flight back from San Francisco after a gorgeous break. It was probably 4am UK time.

30 Songs in 30 Days: Day 10 – A Song That Makes You Fall Asleep

There isn’t a song that makes me fall asleep, they only serve to keep me awake, good or bad.

If I was to think of a song that was soothing it will be from the country/folk genres so I pick one of my all time favourites.

Also one of my favourite lyrics of all time.