Cats, the topic above is what contemporary music has always revelled in. A rich vein of subject matter, so to speak.
You’re romancing a personage of the opposite sex – you listen to lots of music about that phenomenon, while imagining that nothing could ever be wrong with the world. Being incapable of thinking about anything else does this.
You’re in love – you essay a seemingly endless seam of songs about that very topic. Especially as you’ve been rendered incapable (again) of thinking about anything else, in particular, the mundanity of a former life you’ve now decreed to be irrelevant.
You’ve suddenly and inexplicably found yourself with a broken heart and here’s where it gets complicated and essayed in even more depth.
All of a sudden there is nothing worth living for. You experience joyless, sleepless and interminable nights while the jagged edges dig mercilessly into your side when you roll over.
Then you get over yourself and place those ‘orrible emotional experiences in the very deepest recesses of your mental library.
Without realising that you might hear a sound, sniff a smell, see a subliminal something, feel an object or taste a substance that immediately takes you back there.
Time remains the great healer, allegedly.
Anyway, here’s the two intro tracks:
Let’s hear your choices covering the touchy topics above, Cats. You know you want to!
136 thoughts on “Rabz’ Radio Show April Fool’s Day 2023 – Romance, love and fractured cardio organs”
The first lady of hurt, Sandy Posey: Shattered.
I have to apologize Rabz, I’m elsewhere with limited internet. But I can scrape up enough bandwidth for an obvious one!
YES – Owner of a Lonely Heart (1983)
Have a great evening!
Rabz, here’s a song for the lovelorn…we’ve all been there.
And another for the tough old buggers.
From the depths to the middle finger! 😀
Apologies, Cats – translated into the correct terminology:
FFS, Collectivism is so insidious. 😕
Chris Stapleton -Cold
It is indeed a thin line …
Icy Blue Heart
Eric, magnificent stuff.
Do not ever fall in love with a glittering prize, Cats.
Cats, Bury me deep in lerve …
One of the Cats steered me towards this one by Jeff Buckley. It is the current soundtrack to my emotional life…
The Hush …
For when you want a goil.
Luzu – that is one of the most beautiful lost love songs of all time.
Okay. I’m reading the room now.
But I warned you.
Rabz, just the mention of your name…
I gave you all I had
I gave you good and bad …
I’ll Be Seeing You
Starting off one the greatest albums in human history with a heartbreaking tale …
Which is why you wear an M12 … 🙂
I can’t speak for men, natch, but this wasthe Beloved’s favourites.
The complete works of TISM.
if you don’t love me now
The complete works of TISM.
And a bottle of Bombay Sapphire.
And another one about longing…
poetry and phrasing – Back to Black
Wow! The hatred and misery is strong in this one. And I don’t mean you Rabz.
only love can break you heart
Unrequited love, eh?
Who hasn’t been there.
Pity this poor lone sailor, though:
Long afloat on shipless oceans…
No hard feelings
Fever – Peggy Lee
Sirens. They still beckon in my life, Rog – and of course, I’ve not learned the essential lesson.
Hence the latest heartbreak. 😕
Rabz, let’s be alone together, but then I spoil it…
somebody that I used to know
Be my baby.
Oft copied, but never bettered, Rabz.
Tim was a bit of a doofus, but what a voice.
Wait a minute, baby …
John Prine and Iris DeMent – In Spite of Ourselves
Matrix, one of the most gut wrenching.
The Beach Boys
One of the most beautiful love songs of all time …
Tearing me apart …
this guy’s in love with you
you cant make you love me
omg … is that a Bonnie Raitt song?
The lips, the heart …
Bread – lost without your love
I’ve found a place …
I dont need you any more
Cee Cee James – Done Love Wrong
I just wanna be loved …
Time for the quintessential heartbreak song.
All great sad songs
“Don’t Forget to Remember Me” . . my love
(sorry can’t link)
The rim of her mouth was golden …
Anyone who’s had a heart
Wouldn’t turn around and break it …
While standin’ on a corner …
And yeah, me, I’m not a colourless bureaucrat/accountant/economist – I’m in a rock and roll band, I tells ya! 🙂
Here is another Breakup Song.
This girl doesn’t go away quietly.
This sad song is from way back.
Except when they do, Crossie.
The silent treatment – it burns like nothing else …
Then there is this breakup song with some optimism in the end.
You say you
stand by your man …
After all that heavy emotion, I think it’s bedtime
That’s why I never suffered in silence.
Crossie – come up and see me – make me smile …
A good song for any occasion.
Just remembered this one:
The Hollies – the air that I breathe
Dionne Warwick’s Anyone Who Had a Heart.
“It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue.”
Didn’t realize that Marianne Faithful had a version of this.
A very long drawn out heart breaker.
My Immortal by Evanescence. Sorry can’t link.
We can’t have breakup songs without some country music.
In Memoriam James John. My son.
One more from Dwight.
GreyRanga, here it is.
Thirty + years have passed, but I Still Miss Someone.
Melanie – “Lay Down – Candles in the rain – 1970.”
A few too many Pinot Noirs this evening, a bit maudlin.
Phil Collins – Do you remember my favourite of this genre.
Four Jacks and a Jill – One of the first protest songs about apartheid…
This is Rabz Radio show – anyone who says that are completely sober is a liar of the first order…..
I’m losing you …
…i deeply resemble that
FFS, that’s why we’re here, Pedro
I really like this version of She’s Gone by Hall and Oates too.
for years I heard that
and I never listened
this time … magnificent
“Le Boudin” – Brought to you by the Foreign Legion…
The Hush …
Close to 20 years since hearing this song in its entirety.
Paul McCartney & Wings – Silly Love Songs (Official Video) [Remastered in 4K]
reminded on this version by the link above, graham bonnet singing ‘its all over now, baby blue’
nobody does sad love songs like latin folks
I Can’t Stop Loving You -Ray Charles
I Fall To Pieces – Patsy Cline
Go All The Way – Raspberries
Everything I Own – Bread
These eyes – The Guess Who
Diary – Bread
All I Know
I loved you in the morning – Leonard Cohen but preferably sung by Judy Collins.
Sorry – no idea how to link.
Jimmy Webb knocked out a few rippers in his time.
Then, there’s this:
A musical twist at the end; redemption?
Just because I can.
This version of “All I Know” was, apparently, the last thing Linda Ronstadt ever recorded.
one hand on my heart, one on the bottle
One For My Baby -Frank Sinatra
I’m not in love.
I adore a really good sad song. Especially one that makes me bawl like the proverbial baby. I had Throw your arms around me playing at my mother’s funeral. I’ll Stand By You never fails to reduce me to a quivering, swollen wreck, without the input of booze.
But I have no sad songs to sing drunkenly over the former Mr Pog. The song that completely encapsulates his character is You’re so Vain.
I nominate Pogria as reserve DJ, if the current one carries on with this piking palaver.
FADO! There is entire genre of emotionally-charged material.
Or something with a bit more contemporary=y relevance:
And one “for the road”.
Bruce you rotten bugger, you had to go there didn’t you. You had to link to Crowded House. 🙁
As a teenager, dreaming about what my future would bring, hoping it would be something like this.
A little pre Goth angst.
And these blokes:
Had it worked out back in the 1970s.
And, some more ACTUAL MUSICIANS:
Late to the party, as usual.
Spun* this on a daily basis at one stage. I’d forgotten about that…
* Spun, as in cued the tape and pressed play.
Sacré bleu – you’d like to suggest some future themes?
May is taken, BTW.
A Bob Dylan “breakup” song; given the”treatment” by Billy Strings:
Let me know when you’re lonely, babe …
A slight change of pace:
the Alison Krause/Vince Gill was almost too beautiful to listen to. What I also liked was this comment below the clip. Says it all;
3 years ago
Gorgeous. No Boobs hanging out, no dress slit up to her crotch, no bodysuits, no stage full of backup singers and dancers, just her and her crew and she’s won 29 GRAMMYS and didn’t have to look like a high priced call girl to do it.“
A real weepy.
Winter in America.
Nah. Just horrified the music show might cease.
Country music and silo art.
Music to drive/ride transcontinental.
And one more on this theme; You’ve lost that loving feeling.
Oh, the impossibility of love. So often out of time.
Meatloaf – two out of three ain’t bad.
Look after The Music Show, Rabz.
It’s a keeper.
Winter in America
My preferred version, Lizzie, by the mighty GSH.
McArthur park Glen Campbell
Edith piaf – one of her best love songs from many
Plus milord to cheer up anyone who needs it
Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris:
A phone conversation involving the WTC attack.
It’s aged well.
“You’re Not Alone” is a song written by Tim Kellett and Robin Taylor-Firth and performed by Olive on the 1996 album Extra Virgin. First released as a single in 1996, it found greater success in 1997 in a remixed single version, reaching number one on the UK Singles Chart. The song has been covered by a number of artists, most notably by German trance DJ and producer ATB in 2002.
ATB feat. Olive – You’re Not Alone
The final word on love.
Nothing says it better, for lovers everywhere.