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Lesser-Known Love Songs

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Lesser-Known Love Songs

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Lesser-Known Love Songs

Lesser-Known Love Songs

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Host Bob Boilen chats with Monitor Mix blogger Carrie Brownstein, All Songs Considered producer Robin Hilton and Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson about their favorite songs for love and heartbreak. Hear some of the lesser-known tracks by artists like Betty Davis, The Gerbils, Brian Eno, and Clem Snide, plus a few classic favorites.

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Lesser-Known Love Songs

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Glue

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Gerbils

  • Song: Glue
  • from Are You Sleepy?

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Are You Sleepy?
Album
Are You Sleepy?
Artist
Gerbils
Label
Hidden Agenda
Released
1998

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I'll Come Running

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Brian Eno

  • Song: I'll Come Running
  • from Another Green World

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Another Green World
Album
Another Green World
Artist
Brian Eno
Released
2008

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As Long as the Grass Shall Grow

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Johnny Cash

  • Song: As Long as the Grass Shall Grow
  • from Unearthed

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Unearthed
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Unearthed
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Johnny Cash
Label
American Recordings, LLC
Released
2008

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Anti Love Song

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Betty Davis

  • Song: Anti Love Song

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Betty Davis
Album
Betty Davis
Artist
Betty Davis
Label
MPC Ltd.
Released
1973

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When I Ran off and Left Her

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Vic Chesnutt

  • Song: When I Ran off and Left Her
  • from Drunk (Deluxe Reissue, 2004)

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Drunk
Album
Drunk
Artist
Vic Chesnutt
Label
Texas Hotel
Released
1993

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(Outro) With Bees

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Neko Case

  • Song: (Outro) With Bees
  • from Blacklisted

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Blacklisted
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Blacklisted
Artist
Neko Case
Label
Anti
Released
2002

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Part Company

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The Go-Betweens

  • Song: Part Company
  • from Spring Hill Fair

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Spring Hill Fair
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Spring Hill Fair
Artist
The Go-Betweens
Label
Japanese Import
Released
1984

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There She Goes

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The La's

  • Song: There She Goes
  • from La's

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La's
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La's
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The La's
Label
Plain
Released
1990

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Book of Love

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Magnetic Fields

  • Song: Book of Love
  • from 69 Love Songs

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69 Love Songs
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69 Love Songs
Artist
Magnetic Fields
Label
Domino
Released
1999

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You Send Me

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Sam Cooke

  • Song: You Send Me
  • from Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964

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Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964
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Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964
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Sam Cooke
Label
ABKCO Records
Released
2003

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All by Myself

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Eric Carmen

  • Song: All by Myself
  • from Definitive Collection

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Definitive Collection
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Definitive Collection
Artist
Eric Carmen
Label
Arista
Released
1997

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Danny Says

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The Ramones

  • Song: Danny Says
  • from End of the Century [Expanded]

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End of the Century [Expanded]
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End of the Century [Expanded]
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The Ramones
Label
Rhino
Released
2002

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Find Love

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Clem Snide

  • Song: Find Love
  • from Soft Spot

This is an unreleased demo version of "Find Love." The studio version is available on the album 'Soft Spot.'

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Soft Spot
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Soft Spot
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Clem Snide
Label
Fargo
Released
2003

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I Love You [*][Demo Version]

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The Velvet Underground

  • Song: I Love You [*][Demo Version]
  • from Loaded [Fully Loaded Edition]

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Loaded [Fully Loaded Edition]
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Loaded [Fully Loaded Edition]
Artist
The Velvet Underground
Label
Atlantic
Released
1997

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My Sweet Hunk O' Trash

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Billie Holiday

  • Song: My Sweet Hunk O' Trash
  • from Complete Decca Recordings

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Complete Decca Recordings
Album
Complete Decca Recordings
Artist
Billie Holiday
Label
Verve
Released
1944

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