Ain’t No Sunshine by Bill Withers
Released back in 1971, the song became an instant hit for Withers.
The song appears on the original soundtrack album for the film When We Were Kings (1997), and in FX’s first season (2016) of the anthology limited series American Crime Story.
But my favorite is in Nottinghill starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts.
All by Myself by Eric Carmen
Although Celine Dion put her own stamp on this song, I still prefer Eric Carmen’s version.
Love Hurts by Nazareth
First recorded by the Everly Brothers in July 1960, it wasn’t until Nazareth performed the song as a power ballad that it became a hit.
Dancing On My Own by Calum Scott
Still sends shivers through me.
Originally written and sang by Swedish singer Robyn, I’d never heard of it until British singer Calum Scott performed this song as part of his audition for Britain’s Got Talent in 2015. On his releasing it as a single, it quickly climbed the charts.
Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O’Conner
Written by Prince, Sinead took this song to another level. Loss, pain, and longing flow through her rendition. If you’ve never seen the video, catch it here:
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