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So here’s my own top five to get the ball rolling.

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1. For a pure hit of feel good lyrics you be hard pushed to find more beautiful sentiments compressed into one great song than you can get in Luther Vandross’s ‘Never too much’( 1981). “….There’s not a minute, hour, day or night that I don’t love you….” Title track of Luther’s debut album and solo album….Surely up there as one of the greatest. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYiPQGmnyRI
2. Coming in at my number two, something a little more downbeat: Sinéad O’Connor’s ‘Nothing compares to you’ 1990. Heart achingly moving tune I’m sure you agree. She was always a bit funny looking that Sinéad, but she sure could sing a song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQv4Ue3hUM8
3. Back to a song about successful relationships. No 3 is Eric Clapton’s ‘You look wonderful tonight’ (1978). I like this song because for me it implies things might not always be the greatest, the relationship has its highs and lows but tonight there’s no one Eric would rather be taking to the party and he’s grateful. “And then she asks me, ‘Do I look all right?’ And I say, ‘Yes, you look wonderful tonight.’” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC04ZZploBE
4. Surely Barry White was a fun guy to hang around with. Who can pack so much unrestrained joy and exuberance in to a song? I particularly enjoy ‘Never going to give you up’ where the band start with a ascending note crescendoing into a big sexual grunt from Barry. Great way to start a tune! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4_M5PcJQmU
5. “Oh I need your love babe, guess you know it’s true. Hope you need my love babe just like I need you. “ There’s something raw about a Beattles love song that means you’re never going to get board of even their simplest numbers. ‘Eight days a week’ (1964) is a classic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtuybFrq7Rw

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