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Playlist: Listen, my Valentined friends! ~ February 2013

February 1, 2013

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In the words of Moby Grape… listen, my friends! Yes, it’s the (hopefully) monthly playlist presented by George’s Journal just for you good people.

There may be one or two classics to be found here dotted in among different tunes you’re unfamiliar with or have never heard before – or, of course, you may’ve heard them all before. All the same, whether you’re loved up or unloved come this Valentine’s Day, why not sit back, listen away and enjoy…

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CLICK on the song titles to hear them

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Jimmy Durante ~ Make Someone Happy1

Sylvie Vartan ~ Nostalgia2

Badfinger ~ Without You3

Roxy Music ~ If There Is Something4

Terry Callier ~ What Color Is Love

Slade ~ Everyday

Joe Cocker ~ You Are So Beautiful

Linda Ronstadt and The Muppets ~ Blue Bayou5

ABC ~ All Of My Heart

Paul Nicholas ~ Just Good Friends6

Frances Ruffelle ~ On My Own7

Patrick Swayze ~ She’s Like The Wind8

Kevin Kline ~ La Mer9

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1 As featured over the closing credits of the movie Sleepless In Seattle (1993) – and in many a TV commercial

2 The legendary French chanteuse’s 1969 version of Dream A Little Dream Of Me, a major chart hit in Italy; she also covered the tune in French under the title ‘Les Yeux Ouverts’

3 The original version of the Harry Nilsson classic as written and performed by The Beatles’ favourite band

4 As heard on the soundtrack of the ’70s-set nostalgia fest flick Flashbacks Of A Fool (2008)

5 La Ronstadt’s performance of her chart classic (backed by The Electric Mayhem and a chorus of swamp frogs) on a May 1980 episode of The Muppet Show (1976-81)

6 The opening and closing credits theme from John ‘Only Fools And Horses’ Sullivan’s other hit ’80s sitcom

7 From the 1985 cast recording of the original West End production of mega-musical Les Misérables; Ruffelle originated the role of Éponine and is the mother of British pop star Eliza Doolittle

Written by Swayze himself and as featured in his signature film Dirty Dancing (1987)

9 Kline’s semi-mocking, French-language take of the ballad standard from the film French Kiss (1996)

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