Thursday, July 26, 2007

Memphis Artists Dominate EW's List

Posted on Thu, Jul 26, 2007 at 4:00 AM

In Entertainment Weekly’s ranking of the top love songs of all time, fully 20 percent of the Top 20 have connections to Memphis. Redding, Cash, Green, and of course, the King.

In fact, three of the top five songs have Memphis connections. At number five is Al Green's "Let's Stay Together;" at four is the Memphis-born Aretha Franklin's "(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman);" and at number two is Elvis' "Can't Help Falling in Love," of which EW writes: "Guaranteed to get anyone with half a heart all shook up. Beneath the lyrics is the unsettling suggestion that matters of the heart are largely dictated by fate; Presley's placid vocal signals that's fine by him."

EW's number one love song is "God Only Knows" by the Beach Boys.

Check out the list here.

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