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Love Is a Losing Game #1052763
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Can someone put me out my misery and tell me what song this reminds me off from way back when. I'm fairly sure it was either a film or TV theme song around the 1970's, maybe earlier? Tune is near enough identical, I'm never good with lyrics but I thought they were similar as well?



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Her style fits well with the Bond films - maybe one of the very early intro themes was very similar .

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I've thought of a couple of near misses which are definitely NOT the one I was thinking of. I'll warn that some might not see the similarities but I don't necessarily hear things the same way as others.

Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra, this could well be the one but sung by someone else, its that close.



Everly Brothers - When Will I be Loved, this might be different musically without a bit of arranging but the lyrics may be closer to what I am thinking of. Imagine it slowed down and sung more seductively without the harmonies.








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Re: Love Is a Losing Game [Re: diggingdeeper] #1052768
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You need egg or Dilly to help here !

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She sounds just like Sarah Vaughan who its said was one of her influences, Thought it might be similar to one of her old songs, but I cant see any that sound that similar.

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shirley bassey ?

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Whoever it reminds you of DD it is a truly incredible song by Amy, one of my all time favourire songs. What a waste of such an immense talent !!!

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Ketty Lester singing Love Letters is quite similar

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Originally Posted by Salmon
Ketty Lester singing Love Letters is quite similar


I've seen Alison Moyet sing that song live, Ketty was better. Thanks for the suggestion.


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Insults are engendered from vulgar minds, like toadstools from a dunghill - Charles Caleb Colton

We don't do charity in Germany, We pay taxes. Charity is a failure of governments' responsibilities - Henning Wehn
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Originally Posted by fish5133
shirley bassey ?



'Never, never, never' is similar.


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