Mellow songs

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  1. oldman

    oldman Well-Known Member

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    I'm a dinosaur rocker for the most part. Led Zep is my favorite band, but I do like a lot of other music too.

    I'd like to see what you CFers like when it comes to mellow music, or specific songs.

    Some of my favorites:

    Holding Back The Years -- Simply Red http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG07WSu7Q9w

    I Go Crazy -- Paul Davis version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj4jXavFbOc

    Don't Dream It's Over -- Crowded House http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9gKyRmic20

    Everybody Here Wants You -- Jeff Buckley http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrMwgTc69y4
     
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    Summer Breeze - Seals and Crofts
    Southern Cross - CSN
    Easy - Commodores
     
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    It's crazy how talented John Mayer is. Unfortunately he got overexposed after his first big album and kind of started acting like a d-bag.
     
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    Lost Cause - Beck
    If You Don't Know Me By Now - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
    Question - Old 97s
     
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    The Rain Song
     
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    From the Beginning - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
     
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    #11 KnappShack, Jul 30, 2014
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    Boots of Spanish Leather. The Airborne Toxic Event cover is pretty good. It's in the Youtubes.

    Why is it that Dylan songs sound better when Dylan isn't singing them?

    Springsteen and Melissa Etheridge singing Thunder Road kicks butt.

    Air Supply!

    Donovan - Chase the Wind

    Don't Give Up On Us Baby - David Soul....the 70s were a weird time. Hit up the Bridge on Sirius. All of that soft hit stuff is there
     
  12. GTO

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    Black Water - The Doobie Brothers (not very slow, but definitely mellow)
    Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler
    As I Lay Me Down - Sophie B Hawkins
    A Long December - Counting Crows
    Making Love out of Nothing at All - Air Supply
    She Talks to Angels - The Black Crows
    No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley and the Wailers
    By The Rivers of Babylon - The Melodians
    Walking Away - Craig David
    Enjoy the Silence - Depeche Mode
    Lovesong - The Cure
    Twisted - Keith Sweat
    Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in my Hand - Primitive Radio Gods (that is one long title, but great song)

    I'm sure I have a ton more, but these are some of my favorites. Plus a ton of other reggae slow songs and Spanish ballads.
     
  13. cyhawkdmb

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    you like rebelution eh State?!?! They opened for OAR a few years back. Pretty chill band.
     
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    cyhawkdmb Well-Known Member

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    whar all the Dave Matthews Band songs?
     
  15. sleestakCy

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    #15 sleestakCy, Jul 30, 2014
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    Kishi Bashi - Manchester, Bright Whites for a little more up tempo, really anything by him.
    Two Hours Traffic - I Did What I Could
    Marshall Crenshaw
    Jules Shear
    Hothouse Flowers - Gypsy Fair
    Gaslight Anthem - National Anthem
    Jeremy Fisher - Cigarette
    Crowded House
    Avett Brothers
     
  16. Doc

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    I can pretty much go down the my work listening list, but here are some favorites.

    Railroad Man - The Eels (most of The Eels for that matter)
    Sweetest Kill - Broken Social Scene
    How It Ends - DeVotchKa
    Wait - M83
    Myth - Beach House
    Panama - Casados
    Body Talk - Wheat

    All of Bon Iver's stuff is pretty chill. El Ten Eleven. Iron & Wine, etc. etc. etc. There is no shortage of mellow stuff out there.
     
  17. Buster28

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    (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right - Barbara Mandrell

    It's a cover of a Luther Ingram R&B hit from the early 70s. It was a #1 country single and was her only top 40 pop hit.

    [video=youtube;kMIn7cnT2rA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMIn7cnT2rA[/video]
     
  18. sleestakCy

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    Doc,

    Do you listen to the old A Man Called E stuff?

    Fantastic.
     
  19. BoxsterCy

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    Cruised through my bookmarked music videos and didn’t find much “mellow†but have these as the closest thing.

    Blind Faith – Can’t Find My Way Home
    Traffic – Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
    Eric Clapton – Layla (Unplugged)
    The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
    Eva Cassidy – Time After Time (love this one but they delete the videos as fast as folks post them so only have the live version below).

    [video=youtube;NRoBiHzkXrI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRoBiHzkXrI[/video]
     
  20. cyhiphopp

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