Sometimes I’m searching for a song and I hit on a classic singer who I think must have a pile of good love songs, but I guess it won’t surprise you that there are so many more songs written about a broken heart. Otis Redding made his fair share of heart wrenchers: I decided against recommending “I’ve been loving you too long” – hardly the best start to married life eh?
Instead, how about “That’s how Strong My Love Is” – a soulful declaration, perfect for smooching to. Originally released on the 1965 album ‘The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads’ (catchy title), you’ll find it on pretty much every ‘Best Of’ out there. Check it out here – and please appreciate the fantastically literal way the video-maker has taken the lyrics – If Pans People made videos, this is how they would be…
Tears-from-your-Mum Factor: 9
Inappropriate song of the week: Eyeless by Slipknot