Whoa, doggy! You met this guy/girl and he/she’s awesome, you are finally in a committed/casual relationship. It’s been a magical 5 days, and then all of a sudden; Nothing. No return phone calls – you only left 32 messages. You’ve texted at least 100 times, where is he/she? You even tried Facebook, but there must be something wrong, it says you’re blocked. That can’t be right. He/She has left you no choice; the only thing left to do is to make a mixtape. You’re going to make it perfectly clear to him/her that he/she belongs with you, and leaving was a mistake. (Although you secretly believe nothing is wrong and this is just some sort of mix-up.) At the very least, let’s get back together. Please?
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My Co-Host Kristi from Finding Ninee does her own super special version. A story, silly drawings and a song! Click anywhere you see her name and a link, and you’ll Move On Down to her post. She’s also in the Linky; so give her some love, and all the other linkers too!
Next week’s Mix will be a treat for us all! It’s an All-Skate! The Top 5 Songs You Jam to in Your Car, windows down, singing your heart out!
You Belong To ME
The title track of this mix tape is You Belong To Me by The Doobie Brothers. I chose the Doobie’s Version because, let’s face it, Michael McDonald’s voice is like butter. Lest you think this is a cover song, here’s a Factoid: This song was actually written by Michael McDonald AND Carly Simon.
Now really, who would leave this guy? And he’ll do WHATEVER you want if you’ll just stay with him!
Factoid: Al Greene came from a very religious family and was kicked out of his house in his teens for listening to Jackie Wilson. Factoid 2: In 1976 Al Green (now without the E) became a fully ordained minister – after a wake-up call. He is still one today, preaching right down the street from Graceland.
“If you feel like leaving, you know you can go, but why don’t you wait until tomorrow? If you want to be freeeeee, you know, all you have to do is say so.” I’m guessing she’s been saying that Daryl, or you wouldn’t be writing this song.
Factoid: (Not to shoot myself in the foot.) Apparently Daryl wrote this song for his collaborator/girlfriend. Sara clearly had no intention of leaving, they were together for 28 years until they broke-up in 2001, but since you didn’t know that until now, it still counts. Factoid 2: He also co-wrote songs with her sister Janna, the most famous being Kiss on My List.
I didn’t know that a girl like you could make me feel so sad, Rosanna. I never thought that losing you could ever hurt so bad.
Factoid: this song is NOT, in fact, about Rosanna Arquette. While it is true that the keyboard player was dating her at that same time, he did not write the song, it was merely a song based on many relationships. The band did nothing to dissuade the public from making their assumptions, finding the whole thing amusing. Factoid 2: The drummer from Toto, Jeff Porcaro, died in 1992; he and his brother founded Toto. However, well before Toto’s inception, he was already one of the most recorded drummers in history. Playing with a host of musicians, such as Steely Dan, Boz Scaggs, Pink Floyd, Paul Simon, Stan Getz, and that doesn’t even scratch the surface! Michael Jackson made a dedication to him in the liner notes of HIStory: Past Present and Future. He died, at 38, by accidentally inhaling the insecticide he was spraying on his lawn. His career is fascinating. Click his name to learn a little more. (p.s. any band that can jam this hard to a song they recorded 20 years earlier, has my undying loyalty.)
Could there be a more classic song of desperation when a someone you love takes that love away?
Factoid: Although the song may be more well-known to some of you youngsters as part two of Soft Cell’s Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go (both of which are cover songs) this song was The Supreme’s first #1 hit; staying in that position for two weeks. Since then it has been covered over 16 times. Even J. Geils did it before Soft Cell.
And if you love these songs so much you must have them on iTunes click here:
You Belong to Me – The Very Best of the Doobie Brothers (Remastered)
You Belong to Me (Single Version) – Reflections – Carly Simon’s Greatest Hits
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green: Greatest Hits
Sara Smile – The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates (Remastered)
Rosanna – Toto IV
Where Did Our Love Go – Number 1’s: Diana Ross & The Supremes
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Rockin it with my favorite co-host; MC Mommee & Tunin Tuck