K-Chuck Radio: More 3-minute emotional symphonies

There are happy songs, there are angry songs – and then there are the songs that bring your emotions to the boil.  The ones that are the equivalent of a half-gallon of ice cream and a TV tuned to Investigation Discovery.

On today’s K-Chuck Radio, let’s go through a few of those emotional classics.  Bring lots of tissues.

THE CAKE
Baby, That’s Me

This track features the whole “Wrecking Crew” studio lineup, and was the first hit for the three-member California psychedelic trio.

WALTER JACKSON
Suddenly I’m All Alone

You know what catches me on this track?  The church bells in the opening notes.  No way to prepare for that.

THE PAUPERS
If I Call You By Some Name

The Paupers had several hits in Canada; this was a change of pace for them.  It was also their best-selling single.

THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE
Worst That Could Happen

I’ve heard Johnny Maestro perform this song live.  He didn’t need the other eleven members of the Brooklyn Bridge; his voice still sounds broken-hearted every time he performed this track.

THE TEMPTATIONS
Since I Lost My Baby

David Ruffin.  I don’t need to say any more than that.  Okay, Eddie Kendricks and Otis Williams and the rest of the Temptations.  Happy?

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE
Army Corps of Architects

I loved this song when it was part of my Sub Pop Singles Club subscription service.  Awesome track.

JOURNEY
Still They Ride

If you could name ten Journey songs off the top of your head, you might not name this track.  And that’s a shame, because it’s absolutely elegant.

BOSTON
A Man I’ll Never Be

Again, if you could name ten Boston songs, you would probably not remember this track.  It did hit the Top 40, and is just a completely awesome soaring ballad with Brad Delp’s ethereal vocals.

DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
Goin’ Back

Has Dusty Springfield ever recorded a song that was less than total perfection?  Yeah, I can’t think of any.  Probably because her vocals are better than perfect.

BERT SOMMER
Jennifer

In another time, this would have been a #1 worldwide hit.  Today, it’s just a fragment of the collection of a singer-songwriter who deserved much more.

Songs for the emotions.  Right here for you… on K-Chuck Radio.

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