30-Day Song Challenge: Day 26

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A song that makes you want to fall in love…

So many love songs. So little time.
“You’d think that people would have had enough of silly love songs…
I look around me and I see it isn’t so…
Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs…
And what’s wrong with that…
It isn’t silly, love isn’t silly, love isn’t silly at all…”

Gives me chills…every time. For a song that was created to be the theme to a prison film, it has to be one of the greatest love songs ever written.


Originally released in 1967, this was re-released in 1972 and it made it to #2 on the Billboard 100. I am posting the full orchestral version with the ‘late lament’ in tact (including gong) considering we are officially in winter. This is a masterpiece. More chills…


I was very fortunate to get to see these two, live, with my mom at Carowinds in 1976. I was ten when the song came out and I remember it playing on the radio, vividly. Even at that young of an age, the words of love and longing struck a chord with me (pun intended) that remains to this day.


Oh, Pat Benatar…her music is a large part of my teen years. Her first album was released three days before my 13th birthday. What a way to grow up. She and her hubby, Neil, have rocked us all.




4 thoughts on “30-Day Song Challenge: Day 26

    badfinger20 said:
    December 26, 2018 at 10:01 PM

    Nights in White Satin is like taking a journey every time I listen.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      December 27, 2018 at 12:16 AM

      It’s one of those songs, in full length, that you light up, lay back & close your eyes.

    the britchy one said:
    December 27, 2018 at 9:12 AM

    Unsurprisingly I love Pat Beņatar too, her version of If you think you know how to love me is probably my favorite. I never knew unchained melody was a prison film theme, now I have to look that up too

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      December 27, 2018 at 11:40 AM

      She did a lot of covers…almost reminiscent of Linda Ronstadt. For a long time, I thought Ronstadt was just a cover artist.

      I agree with you. The Smokie original didn’t really do anything for me. And, her Mellencamp cover is better than his original. In fact, I prefer all of her covers to the originals (except Rated X…I’m not fond of that song no matter who is singing it). That’s how good she & her music is.


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