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Readers recommend playlist: songs that say what love is

Delivered... Paul Hayes | Scene | Thu 15 Jun 2017 12:00 pm

A reader goes through your nominations seeking the meaning of love, with Roxy Music, New Order, Madness and Sade among those offering answers

Here is this week’s playlist – songs picked by a reader from your suggestions after last week’s callout. Thanks for taking part. Read more about how our weekly series works at the end of the piece.

Veteran rock band Foreigner sure want to know what love is. Instead of telling them to go off and Google it, let’s enlist the help of a selection of musicians and musical styles, their tunes all recommended by you, to find the answer.

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Readers recommend playlist: the best of your 1980s 12-inch singles

Delivered... Paul Hayes | Scene | Thu 19 Jan 2017 1:00 pm

A reader takes a journey of discovery through your favourite 12-inch singles and remixes. Classics from Grace Jones, New Order and Happy Mondays make the cut

Here is this week’s playlist – songs picked by a reader from your suggestions after last week’s callout. Thanks for taking part. Read more about how our weekly Readers Recommend series works at the end of the piece.

Related: Tom Moulton on Grace Jones: 'They were like her slaves, just looking at her all goo-goo eyed'

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Readers recommend: songs about mood-changing music – results

Delivered... Paul Hayes | Scene | Thu 27 Aug 2015 12:00 pm

Sinatra to Marley, Spalding to Spearmint, RR regular Fuel picks the highs and lows of songs that show how they’re affected by other music from last week’s topic

Cole Porter wrote Begin the Beguine to describe how a beguine (a dance) first raises good memories then summons others he would rather not face. Frank Sinatra does the rest. I wonder if the tune is ever number A-11 on a jukebox? Play A-11 and Johnny Paycheck says there will be tears. Meanwhile, Paleface has been listening to a more modern rock sound and it makes him want to steal, take drugs, kill. So I ask you, is music a force for good?

Ask the residents of Jericho or Hamelin. Would they have welcomed the Grateful Dead and that “rainbow of sound … Like Jehovah’s favorite choir. People joinin’ hand in hand. While the music plays the band.” Well would they? Or would they have regarded them as potential vandals, or pied pipers corrupting youths into an extraordinary counter-culture of freaks and geeks that upset the “natural order”.

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Readers recommend: songs about the wilderness – results

Delivered... Paul Hayes | Scene | Thu 11 Jun 2015 12:00 pm

Up Everest with Public Service Broadcasting to a trip down Death Valley with Sonic Youth, RR regular Fuel takes a walk on the wild side with songs from last week’s topic thread

What would the world be, once bereft
Of wet and of wildness? Let them be left,
O let them be left, wildness and wet;
Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.

Gerard Manley Hopkins put this plea in the poem Inversnaid. But humans are drawn to regions unknown and we climb Everest because it is there; Public Service Broadcasting providing a glistening tune for the summit of the world, highlighting our desire to explore and chart the world; to know its extent but not to know it profoundly.

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