When you hear a great song, you can think of where you were when you first heard it, the sounds, the smells. It takes the emotions of a moment and holds it for years to come. It transcends time. A great song has all the key elements — melody; emotion; a strong statement that becomes part of the lexicon; and great production. As soon as you start, you get that magic feeling, an extra feeling. Robinson thought Barrett Strong should record "Shop Around," but Gordy persuaded Smokey that he was the right man for the song. After it came out, Gordy heard it on the radio and found it way too slow. He woke Robinson at 3 a. That one worked. In the early s, Cuomo had an awkward girlfriend who was routinely picked on.
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Some you may know, some you may not, and some may deserve a leap of faith. Instead of offering a single great artist or song, this Friday we are giving you 20 greats, each perfectly paired with a particular weekend activity. Friday meeting. Paired with hit-maker J Balvin, this track is the one you need playing as warm up for the weekend. Perfect for… the house party playlist. Their beachy music video tells you the kind of vibe this song brings. Guilt, regret, and shame are key components to any hangover. Wallow just a little bit and then get over it. Perfect for… a Saturday morning dance party in your undies as your mood shifts while you continue to purge the mistakes from Friday night.