Lesser-Known Love Songs : All Songs Considered Host Bob Boilen chats with Carrie Brownstein, Robin Hilton and Stephen Thompson about their favorite songs for love and heartbreak.

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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I'll Come Running

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Brian Eno

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

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Betty Davis

  • Song: Anti Love Song
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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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(Outro) With Bees

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Neko Case

  • Song: (Outro) With Bees
  • from Blacklisted
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Part Company

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The Go-Betweens

  • Song: Part Company
  • from Spring Hill Fair
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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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Book of Love

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Magnetic Fields

  • Song: Book of Love
  • from 69 Love Songs
  • by The Magnetic Fields
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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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All by Myself

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Eric Carmen

  • Song: All by Myself
  • from Definitive Collection
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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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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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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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My Sweet Hunk O' Trash

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Billie Holiday

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