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Old 06-04-2010, 15:37
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Good thread My list could be very very long - I adore ballads and slow songs !

The Scientist - Coldplay
Stop Crying Your Heart Out - Oasis
Half The World Away - Oasis
Run - Leona Lewis
Fall - The Saturdays
I'll Stand By You - Girls Aloud
Forever & A Night - Girls Aloud
Hear Me Out - Girls Aloud
I Say A Prayer For You - Girls Aloud
100 Different Ways - Girls Aloud
Beautiful - Christina Aguilera
Hurt - Christina Aguilera
Sometimes - Britney Spears
Every Time - Britney Spears
If You Believe - Sasha
Ben - Michael Jackson
Always - Bon Jovi
Hallelujah - Alexandra Burke
Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Conner
Amazed - Lonestar
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and the Garfunkle
Heaven - DJ Sammy (candle lit version - got me through my dog's death)
Broken - Leona Lewis
I Don't Believe You - Pink
Too Lost In You - Sugababes
Here With Me - Dido
Cry - Rihanna

I can't think of them all now.
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Old 06-04-2010, 16:01
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Fantastic choices! Some of mine are probably quite cheesy:

Roxy Music - Avalon (not this one though )
Judie Tzuke - Stay With Me Til Dawn
Champaign - How 'Bout Us
Heatwave - Always and Forever
Alexander O' Neal - If You Were Here Tonight
The Style Council - You're The Best Thing
The Jam - English Rose (beauty!)
Blur - To The End
Paula Abdul - Rush Rush
Anita Baker - Sweet Love-this is an amazing song!Stunning vocals-one of the contestants sang this on AI the other week
Brenda Russell - Piano In The Dark
Rose Royce - I Wanna Get Next To You
Terence Trent D'Arby - Let's Go Forward
Hall & Oates - One On One
George Michael - A Different Corner
Madonna - Crazy For You/ Live To Tell/ Take A Bow
Simply Red - For Your Babies (not ashamed to admit to it either)

Janet Jackson - Let's Wait A While
Atlantic Starr - Secret Lovers
-another amazing record
Randy Crawford - Time For Love
Randy Crawford - Secret Combination
Randy Crawford - Rainy Night In Georgia

Kate Bush - Wow
Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You
Fat Larry's Band - Zoom
Alessi - O Lori
Sophie B Hawkins - Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover
The Beatles - Something


Category of their own:


Frank Sinatra - One For My Baby (One More For The Road)
Frank Sinatra - All The Way
Dean Martin - Everybody Loves Somebody
Nat King Cole - What'll I Do
Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
Billie Holliday - The Very Thought Of You
Etta James - At Last
The Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You
The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Wow you have got an amazing selection-great taste in music.

The ones I like in particular are highlighted.

I would add for mine:
Roberta Flack/Peabo Bryson-Tonight I celebrate my love for you.
Roberta/Flack/Donny Hathaway-The closer I get to you
The Kane Gang-Closest thing to Heaven
George Micheal-Careless Wisper
Tina Turner-Let's Stay together (prefer this to Al Green version).
Gladys Knight-Licence to Kill (Bond theme!)
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Old 06-04-2010, 16:17
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Whitney - I have nothing
Corinne Bailey Rae - Like a star
Lovely song. Has such a warm feel to it.
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Old 06-04-2010, 17:08
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Hear You Me - Jimmy Eat World
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Old 06-04-2010, 17:11
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Stevie Wonder - You and I
Mariah Carey - Mine Again, Butterfly, Vanishing,
Whitney Houston - I Have Nothing, Saving All My Love For You
Aretha Franklin - Ain't No Way
Destiny's Child - Cater To You
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Old 06-04-2010, 19:24
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Sugababes - Caught in a moment
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Old 06-04-2010, 19:25
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I quite like Be The One - The Ting Tings
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Old 06-04-2010, 21:13
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Pink-Nobody Knows, I Don't Believe You, Glitter in the Air, Crystal Ball
Mariah Carey- Vision of Love, Mine Again
Spice Girls- 2 Become 1, Viva Forever, Too Much
Whitney Housten- Greatest Love of All, One Moment in Time
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Old 06-04-2010, 23:02
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I also really like "Somewhere down the road" covered by the singer Nina, really beautiful:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYEgisIhcCI
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Old 07-04-2010, 12:53
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"Something" - The Beatles
"God Only Knows", "Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)" - The Beach Boys
"You Do Something To Me" - Paul Weller
"Zoom" - Fat Larry's Band
"You Send Me" - Sam Cooke
"Quiet Storm (Motown Remixed version) - Smokey Robinson
"Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying" - Gerry & The Pacemakers
"Hello (It's Me)" - The Isley Brothers
"Edge Of The Universe", "How Deep Is Your Love" - The Bee Gees
"I Can't Tell You Why" - The Eagles
"Stand By My Woman", "It Ain't Over Til It's Over" - Lenny Kravitz
"Captain Of Her Heart" - Double
"Be Thankful For What You've Got", "Gypsy Woman" - Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions
"Harvest For The World" - The Isley Brothers or The Christians
"You Really Got Me" - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
"Love Is A Losing Game" - Amy Winehouse
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Old 07-04-2010, 12:58
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Waiting for a Girl Like You - Foreigner
Jesus to a Child - George Michael
Careless Whisper - George Michael
Brown Eyes - Lady Gaga
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Old 07-04-2010, 13:07
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Hear You Me - Jimmy Eat World
Agree. This song still makes me tear up a little bit, even at the 683rd listen. Would also like to add:

Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
Harvest Moon - Neil Young
Nightswimming - R.E.M.
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Old 07-04-2010, 19:38
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Going outside of the 'established' norm; and pretty unusually for me for otherwise normally being completely uninterested in the genre; I really love brief top 20 hit 'All Cried Out' by Allure from the late 90s, an earnest attempt by a female r'n'b group to recreate the 'big black soul ballad' of the 80s which succeeds, wonderfully.

Another big r'n'b soul throwback screecher I love is of course En Vogue's persistently popular smash 'Don't Let Go (Love)'.
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Old 07-04-2010, 22:01
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Boyz II Men - Doin' just fine
Whitney Houston - One moment in time
Whitney Houston and Deborah Cox - Same script, different cast
Lionel Richie - Hello
Boyz II Men - End of the road
Lemar - Another day
Oasis- Don't go away
Skunk Anansie - Hedonism
Def agree with you RusselIan on All Cried out - Allure ft 112, I absoloutely love that song.
Bette Midler - Wind beneath my wings
Madonna - You'lle see
Kci and JoJo - All my life
Marah Carey - My all
Phil Collins - Against the odds
All 4 One - I swear
Richard Marx - Right here waiting
Natalie Cole - Miss you like crazy
Luther Vandross - Dance with my father
Micheal Jackson - She's out of my life
Micheal Jackson - You are not alone

So many more I could be here all day lol!
Whitney would feature another hundred times to, and Boyz II Men lol.
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Old 07-04-2010, 23:44
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Wow you have got an amazing selection-great taste in music...

I would add for mine:
Roberta Flack/Peabo Bryson-Tonight I celebrate my love for you.
Roberta/Flack/Donny Hathaway-The closer I get to you

The Kane Gang-Closest thing to Heaven
George Micheal-Careless Wisper
Tina Turner-Let's Stay together (prefer this to Al Green version).
Gladys Knight-Licence to Kill (Bond theme!)
Thanks for the compliment! If only most of my friends thought the same!!! Your additions were high calibre as well, particularly the Roberta Flack selections. I used to play both of those routinely at my gigs when I was DJing. Out of interest, did you ever hear the cover version of "The Closer I Get To You" by Luther & Beyonce? Roberta and Donny win my vote every time but I was impressed with the cover.
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Old 08-04-2010, 00:17
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Therapy - All Time Low
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Old 08-04-2010, 00:18
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Old 08-04-2010, 02:26
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Boyz II Men - End Of The Road
James Morrison - You Give Me Something
Take That - Love Aint Here Anymore
Mariah Carey - I Don't Wanna Cry
Luther Vandross - Dance With My Father
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Old 08-04-2010, 19:40
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Boys to men - A song for Mama
Martine McCutcheon - Perfect moment
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Old 08-04-2010, 19:46
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Run-Snow Patrol
Stop Crying Your Heart Out -Oasis
I Miss You - Blink 182
We Are Broken- Paramore
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Old 08-04-2010, 19:49
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Michael Jackson - Human Nature/One Day In Your Life/ Music & Me
Christina Aguilera - Hurt
Sinead O'Conner - Nothing Compares 2 U
The Killers - Smile Like You Mean It
U2 - With Or Without You
Bette Midler - Wind beneath my wings
Madonna - Live To Tell/Take A Bow
George Michael - Careless Whisper
Snow Patrol - Run
Spice Girls - Viva Forever
Destiny's Child - Emotions
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Old 14-04-2010, 22:16
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Another vote for Champaign here, and a couple more I don't think have been mentioned

So Cruel - U2
Move Closer - Phyllis Nelson
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Old 11-04-2014, 05:22
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Aware that this is an old thread, but I found it searching for a particular song and thought I might as well add some of my faves, so;

Judie Tzuke - Shoot From the Heart
Evanescence - My Immortal (album version with drums)
Evanescence - Swimming Home
Cyndi Lauper- Hot Gets a Little Cold
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Hysteric
Warpaint - Undertow
Goldfrapp - Clowns
Goldfrapp - Eat Yourself
Lana Del Rey - Ride
Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
Samantha Sang - Emotion
The XX - Angels
Rihanna - Stay
Little Dragon - Twice
James Blunt - 1973
Damien Rice - Volcano
Tegan and Sara - I Was A Fool
Scissor Sisters - Mary
Scissor Sisters - Land of a Thousand Words
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Old 11-04-2014, 05:36
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Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx
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Old 11-04-2014, 21:38
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The long forgotten George Benson 'In Your Eyes'

Metallica 'Nothing Else Matters'

Slipknot 'Snuff'

Foreigner 'I wanna know what love is'

Black Sabbath 'Planet Caravan'

Billy Joel 'Honesty'
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