I Choo-Choo-Choose You

Detail - A Young Couple Sit On A Sofa Holding Hands While She Coyly Holds A Fan Up To Her Face by Rudolf Rössler, 1894.
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Two hours of love songs to celebrate Valentine's Day. All romantic love songs, all of them authentic and, if you can believe it, no cynical ones slipped in.

32 different acts in this show, here is some information about some of them:

Betty Hutton:

It’s Oh So Quiet!, cover of the Horst Winter song "Und jetzt ist es still", was released as the B-side to "Murder, He Says", which did not chart (And which I will be playing on next week’s show). However, most people may be familiar with Björk’s 1995 version which is still her biggest single. Hutton started performing at a very young age, reportedly she was singing with her sister and mother in the family’s speakeasy at as young as three years old. This also meant most of her younger years were spent on the run from the law. Betty Hutton reached stardom in her sixth released feature film, the Preston Sturges screwball comedy, “The Miracle of Morgan's Creek”. She continued her film career with the starring role in 1950’s “Annie Get Your Gun”.

Paul McCartney:

The idea of an album of traditional pop standards sprang from McCartney’s childhood memories of his family’s singalongs. Along with his producer, McCartney selected the songs all within that era as well as two songs he penned himself that fit with the style. The unfortunate album title, “Kisses On The Bottom”, comes from a lyric in the lead song "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter", originally performed by Fats Waller. Paul has described it as: “This is an album you listen to at home after work, with a glass of wine or a cup of tea." The record peaked at number 5 on the US Billboard charts.

Countries represented: USA, England, Jamaica, Canada, Ireland, South Africa.

"Love is not something that you can put chains on and throw into a lake. That's called Houdini. Love is liking someone a lot." - Jack Handey

  • 5:58pm Monster Mash by Bobby (Boris) Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers on The Original Monster Mash (Hallmark Music & Entertainment), 1962
  • 6:01pm The Heart Asks Pleasure First/The Promise by Michael Nyman on The Very Best Of Michael Nyman - Film Music 1980-2001 (Venture), 1993
  • 6:04pm It's Oh So Quiet! by Betty Hutton on Murder, He Says (RCA Victor), 1951
  • 6:07pm The Man In Me by Bob Dylan on New Morning (Columbia), 1970
  • 6:10pm It Must Be Love by Labi Siffre on Crying Laughing Loving Lying (EMI Records), 1972
  • 6:14pm Take My Hand by Yvonne Harrison With Tommy McCook & The Supersonics on The Chase / Take My Hand (Caltone), 1967
  • 6:16pm (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care by Buddy Holly on Buddy Holly (MCA Records), 1958
  • 6:18pm You Don't See My Love by Martin Denny on Exotica Today (Liberty), 1966
  • 6:20pm My Valentine by Paul McCartney on Kisses On The Bottom (MPL), 2012
  • 6:24pm My Very Good Friend The Milkman by Paul McCartney on Kisses On The Bottom (MPL), 2012
  • 6:27pm The Ballad Of Bobby And June by Mitch & Mickey on A Mighty Wind: The Album (DMZ), 2003
  • 6:31pm Thirteen by Big Star on #1 Record (Ardent Records), 1972
  • 6:33pm Johnsburg, Illinois by Tom Waits on Swordfishtrombones (Island Records), 1983
  • 6:35pm Forever by The Beach Boys on Sunflower (Capitol Records, Brother Records), 1970
  • 6:38pm Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You by Bob Dylan on Live 1975 (The Rolling Thunder Revue) (Columbia), 2002
  • 6:42pm Valentine Suite by Linda Cohen on Leda (Poppy), 1972
  • 6:46pm Hey Sunshine by Let's Whisper on Make Me Smile (WeePOP! Records), 2008
  • 6:48pm The Boy I Work With by Ed's Redeeming Qualities on More Bad Times (Flying Fish)
  • 6:51pm The Lottery Song by Harry Nilsson on Son Of Schmilsson (RCA), 1972
  • 6:54pm Can't Keep It In by Cat Stevens on Catch Bull At Four (A&M Records), 1972
  • 6:57pm It's My Feeling by Del Shannon on ...And The Music Plays On (Zonophone), 1978
  • 6:59pm When First I Love by Martin Denny on Exotica Volume II (Liberty), 1957
  • 7:02pm More Bad Times by Ed's Redeeming Qualities on More Bad Times (Flying Fish), 1990
  • 7:05pm Baking by Aztec Two-Step on Aztec Two-Step (Elektra), 1972
  • 7:07pm You Turn Me On I'm A Radio by Joni Mitchell on For The Roses (Asylum Records), 1972
  • 7:10pm Crazy Love by Van Morrison on Moondance (Warner Bros. Records), 1970
  • 7:13pm I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You by Tom Waits on Closing Time (Elektra), 1973
  • 7:17pm Hey Babe by Neil Young on American Stars 'N Bars (Reprise Records), 1977
  • 7:20pm You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (Lo Che Non Vivo [Senza Te]) by Martin Denny on Exotica Today (Liberty), 1966
  • 7:23pm Real Love by The Beatles on Real Love (Apple Records), 1996
  • 7:27pm Sofa No. 2 by Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention on One Size Fits All (Rykodisc), 1975
  • 7:30pm I'm A Believer by Robert Wyatt on I'm A Believer (Virgin), 1974
  • 7:35pm Thinking About You by Invaders on Two Sides Of The Invaders (Philips), 1967
  • 7:37pm It's So Easy Falling by Manfred Mann on Mighty Garvey (Umbrella Music), 1968
  • 7:40pm Looks Like You're Falling In Love by Michael Brown And His Friends on Spirit Of 66 (J.C. Penney Co., Inc.), 1966
  • 7:42pm Piano Variations on Thoughts of You by Dennis Wilson on Pacific Ocean Blue (Caribou Records), 2008
  • 7:46pm You by Carpenters on A Kind Of Hush (A&M Records), 1976
  • 7:50pm Jackson Park Express by "Weird Al" Yankovic on Mandatory Fun (Way Moby), 2014
  • 7:59pm Cheese Grater by Ed's Redeeming Qualities on More Bad Times (Flying Fish), 1990
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