G.O.A.T.: AIN’T NO LOVE IN THE HEART OF THE CITY by Bobby “Blue” Bland

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THE GREATEST OF ALL TUNES (G.O.A.T.) is a salute to the greatest songs of all time. One song per artist, with suggested further listening and covers!

Jay-Z completely co-opted this song, but the original is just as hot.  Bobby “Blue” Bland’s single wasn’t a huge hit, but it resonated—particularly because it felt like a “serious” song, even if the lyrics are ostensibly just another love song.

Cover versions: Jay-Z made it a rap hit, but the song works in every genre…Let’s start with a new, faithful rendition (and one of my 100 favorite songs of 2015), and then move from genre to genre.

Reggae version!

Hair Metal! (Whitesnake’s first big hit!)

The blues!

Rock and roll!

Top 40!

Soul!

Mash Up!

Country!

And lots of indie versions!

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