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What is your most recent example of unexpectedly hearing a song you forgot how much you liked?



Driving home this evening I heard on the car radio Gordon Lightfoot's "Sundown" and I got wonderful chills all over.




Posted - July 21

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  • 7142

    About a month ago I heard this song again while driving to TO. I had forgot how much I loved it and how it always put me in a good mood. I’ve added  it to my regular playlist so I won’t forget about it again and will hear it often. 


     

      July 23, 2022 11:15 AM MDT
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  • 21433
    I've heard this song before and never paid close attention. Yes, it does have a fun 'aura' to it. Makes me feel good. I'm wondering if he's done some other songs I like.

    Thanks for answering.  :)
      July 25, 2022 6:26 PM MDT
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  • 7142
    He was in the band Outcast who were very popular in the early 2000’s. So you probably know some of his songs from that time.  
      July 29, 2022 10:07 AM MDT
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  • 21433
    That is probably it! I have one of Outkast's albums. I guess I've just not paid close attention to band members' names.  :)  Thanks for helping.
      July 29, 2022 6:07 PM MDT
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  • 11855
    How many moose did you pass along the way, eh?
      July 29, 2022 10:33 AM MDT
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  • 9391

    Banana Republic by the Boom Town Rats. The Skid Kids at the Community park in Parkville were playing it the other day and it really surprized me because it is not the usual type of music they listen to. Cheers and happy weekend! 

      July 23, 2022 8:22 PM MDT
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  • 21433
    I don't think I've heard this song before. Pretty cool!! I enjoy listening!
    :)

    Thanks for answering. :)
      July 25, 2022 6:31 PM MDT
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  • 50820


      Far too many to name. I was busy doing other things yesterday when I first read your question, I told myself I would get back to it later to answer. Just now today as I was about to answer, I’m listening to iHeart Radio, which I have set to play my saved favorites, the vast majority of which are from the 1980s top 100, but also as far back as the 1960s, 1970s, and some in the 1990s, but all across various genres and sub-genres. As such, more and more songs that fit your question have unexpectedly played, causing a dilemma for me as to which “last one” I should put. There are literally thousands in my playlists, and dozens of them I do not hear very often in a year’s time. Every time another gem pops up, I want it to be my singular answer, but that dismisses another equally beloved song. That’s why I’m responding with a LONG list of them. 

     

     

    “Fame” Irene Cara.

    “Slow Hand” The Pointer Sisters.

    “We Two” Little River Band.

    “If Ever I’m In Your Arms Again” Peabo Bryson.

    “The Next Time I Fall” Peter Cetera with Amy Grant.

    “Be Good, Johnny” Men at Work.

    “Open Arms” Journey.

    “Brandy” Looking Glass.

    “Rock the Boat” Hues Corporation.

    “Hot Stuff” Donna Summer.

    “King of Pain” The Police

    “(Our Love’s in) Jeopardy” Greg Kihn Band.

    “Method of Modern Love” Hall & Oates.

    “Hot Child in the City” Nick Glider.

    “Tender Love” Force MD’s.

    “I Want To Be Your Man” Zapp & Roger.

    “Something to Talk About” Bonnie Raitt.

    “Cool Change” Little River Band.

    “Should’ve Known Better” Richard Marx.

    “Bust A Move” Young MC.

    “Giving It Up For Your Love” Delbert McClinton.

    “Runaway” Del Shannon.

    “To Sir With Love” Lulu.

    “The Best of My Love” The Emotions.

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      July 23, 2022 9:29 PM MDT
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  • 21433
    Great stuff here, yes!! 

    (No surprise I "tuned in" especially to that second song on your list, ha.)

    And that Hues Corporation  -- what a nice sound.

    Thanks for answering.  :)
      July 25, 2022 6:34 PM MDT
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  • 50820
      Was that your first time hearing “Rock the Boat” by Hues Corporation?
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      July 26, 2022 10:03 AM MDT
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  • 21433
    No, I've heard it a lot. Not nearly enough for me, though. A feel-good song for me -- they blend so well together. to my ears. (And some kicka** instrumental backups, too!)


    I like more than several of your songs, too.
      July 26, 2022 5:43 PM MDT
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  • 11855
    1973 for me.
      July 29, 2022 10:33 AM MDT
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  • 15511
    Surprised that you can stand anything by Men at Work.
    "He just smiled and gave me a ..."
      August 1, 2022 5:16 AM MDT
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  • 30148
    I never knew what they were saying until being a member here. 
    I thought it said, "a bit of my sandwich."
      August 1, 2022 5:46 AM MDT
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  • 50820

     

      Lol. Now that you mention it, I can see how it would or could sound that way. I don’t think I had ever heard of Vegemite before the song came out. 


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      August 1, 2022 7:18 AM MDT
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  • 50820

     

      Lol. I like a lot of their songs. As for the Vegemite reference, I had not yet been to Australia when the song first came out, so I had no direct knowledge of Vegemite. When I finally went to Australia and tasted the stuff was when my aversion to it took immediate hold. It did not, however, change the song for me. 


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      August 1, 2022 7:15 AM MDT
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  • 15511
    Hymn to Her, The Pretenders.
      August 1, 2022 5:17 AM MDT
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  • 21433
    Only just now saw your answer, woops. Thanks for answering.  :)
      September 25, 2022 7:25 PM MDT
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