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A Soundtrack of Love and Heartbreak, curated by 50+ artists
February 14, 2011 5:09 PM   Subscribe

eMusic has a collection of more than 50 artists reflecting on love songs, from Andreya Triana (Coldplay's "Yellow" reminds of her first love and heartbreak), to Yuki Chikudate (from Asobi Seksu) (Debbie Gibson's "Lost in Your Eyes" brings back the innocent early-elementary school crushes), and Dan Deacon (who heard Yo La Tengo's "Shadows" after a sucky breakup). All songs mentioned are linked below the break.

The lead-in includes some lines from Rubber Ring by The Smiths.

Yuki Chikudate (from Asobi Seksu) -- Debbie Gibson - "Lost in Your Eyes"

Dan Deacon -- Yo La Tengo - "Shadows"

Charles Bradley -- The Eagles - "Take it to the Limit"

Lenka -- Donovan = "Catch the Wind"

Joshua Epstein (from Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.) -- Prince - "Nothing Compares 2 U"

Alynda Lee Segarra (from Hurray for the Riff Raff) -- The Falcons - "I Found a Love"

Andreya Triana -- Coldplay - "Yellow"

Sarah Kirkland Snider -- OMD - "If You Leave"

Jarrett Dougherty (from Screaming Females) -- R. Kelly - "I Believe I Can Fly"

Jason Isbell -- Bryan Adams - "Heaven"

Emily Barker -- Aretha Franklin - "Respect"

Nicole Atkins -- Paul Westerberg - "Dyslexic Heart"

Tim Showalter (from Strand of Oaks) -- Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - "The Way"

Delicate Steve -- Bon Jovi - "It's My Life"

Frank Lyon (from Keepaway) -- Dungen - "Panda"

Mattie Derham (from Does It Offend You, Yeah?) -- Berlin - "Take My Breath Away"

Samuel Cooper (aka Sunglasses) -- K-Ci and JoJo - "All My Life"

Sonny & the Sunsets -- a song he made for his girlfriend / he doesn't like Valentine's Day

Benjamin Shaw -- Flying Burrito Brothers - "Sin City"

Katy Goodman (aka La Sera) - The Cardigans - "Lovefool"

Ian Axel -- self-penned "Monster Song"

Dominant Legs -- Pinhead Gunpowder - "Song of My Returning"

William Brittelle - Warrant - "Heaven"

Dustin O'Halloran -- Leonard Cohen - "Suzanne"

Lou Rogai (of Lewis & Clarke) -- Anita Ward - "Ring My Bell"

Jack Hayter -- Mark Mulcahy - "From This Moment On" (cover of Shania Twain)

James Jackson Toth (aka Wooden Wand) -- The Pogues - "Once Upon A Time"

Tom Currier (from The Jigsaw Seen) -- "The Avengers" theme, by John Dankworth

Laura Donnelly (Laki Mera) -- Telefon Tel Aviv - "What It Is Without the Hand That Wields It"

Adam Malec (from Procedure Club) -- Edie Brickell & New Bohemians - "Ghost of a Dog"

Houses -- Girls - "Hellhole Ratrace"

John Thornley (U.S. Royalty) -- Red House Painters - "Have You Forgotten"

Ralph Van Raat -- something off of some album by Coldplay (really, he was that vague)

Daniel Lannon (from The Frail) -- a second memory of K-Ci and JoJo - "All My Life"

Olivier Alary (aka Ensemble) -- Ivan - "Fotonovela"

Linwood Regensburg (from Those Darlins) -- Bob Dylan - "All I Really Wanna Do"

Brandon Stewart (from The After Party) forgot what the question was

Sharron Kraus -- Violent Femmes - "Add It Up" (NSFW)

Chris Coco -- Beck's cover of "Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime"

Pete Molinari -- Lead Belly - "Big Fat Woman"

Curry & Coco -- Rah Band - "Clouds Across The Moon"

The Seconds -- Kiss - "Rock and Roll All Nite"
posted by filthy light thief (5 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
I lied, that's only most of the songs referenced. I'll leave the last few to someone else (or I'll add them later).
posted by filthy light thief at 5:10 PM on February 14, 2011


Debbie Gibson was the reason I became a goth at the tender age of twelve.
posted by pxe2000 at 5:16 PM on February 14, 2011


What about Debbie Boone? You Light Up My Life? Anyone?
posted by MattMangels at 5:32 PM on February 14, 2011


Emusic is a lot of fun. I've been able to feed my fix for reggae, Irish music & my absurd fetish for off-the-wall cover tunes. and its all legal-like.
posted by ironbob at 6:43 PM on February 14, 2011


What about Debbie Boone? You Light Up My Life? Anyone?

Patti Smith did a swell cover version on Kids are People Too..
posted by ovvl at 7:49 PM on February 14, 2011


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