Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date Tonight

Tonight’s date song is in memory of our beloved sister of soul, Etta James, may she rest in peace. We have the sweet sounds of Ms. James to thank for those moments in music that make you throw down your inhibitions and pull someone close. Like, real close. Etta brings out that “reach over, grab the front his shirt, pull him to you, and press your bodies tight” behavior. It’s moments like these that make us eternally grateful of our Lady of Love and Lust. Until we meet again, Etta.

[Etta James & Harvey Fuqua, “If I Can’t Have You” At Last, Chess Records, 1961] [youtube id=”BoX1OhZwjvQ” width=”600″ height=”350″]

Song for the Soundtrack of Your No Date Tonight

Go ahead and lean on someone when you’re not strong. Best fix for a no date tonight is to get out and get a groove on. Don’t text the past and expect a different future. If there was a pill to take someone off the Eternal Sunshine of Your Spotless Mind, would you take it? Does it show a sign of weakness? Do you fit this Bill? You better think.

[Bill Withers, “I Don’t Want You on My Mind” Still Bill, Sony Music, 1972] [youtube id=”4PTUil1JQzA” width=”600″ height=”350″]

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