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SONGS OF LOVE AND HEARTBREAK

Gustav Klimt The Kiss

For Valentine’s Day, BBC Radio 6 challenged people to make a mixtape of their six  favourite love songs. Of course, I couldn’t resist, though it was a task reducing the list down to six. I just about managed it, though there are dozens of  others I might included – from Aretha Franklin to Radiohead, from Bob Marley to Lauryn Hill.

And just to add a twist, I’ve added six of favourite heartbreak songs, too.

And I’m sure nobody else agrees with me, on either list.

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Songs of love

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Patti Smith, Because the Night

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Van Morisson, Into the Mystic

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Nina Simone, I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl

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Otis Redding, Try a Little Tenderness

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The Undertones, Get Over You

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Yasmin Levy, Una Noche Mas

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…and of heartbreak

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Etta James, I’d Rather Go Blind

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Aretha Franklin, Don’t Play That Song For Me

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Amy Winehouse, Back to Black

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John Lee Hooker, Baby Please Don’t Go

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Bob Dylan, Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright

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The Buzzcocks, Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t Have)

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The painting is Gustav Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’