“Extraordinary Machine” by Fiona Apple (2005)

Remember the whole “free Fiona” campaign? I’d completely forgotten about it until I went to do some research for this entry. A quick summary: it was rumored that Fiona’s record company was holding out on the singer/songwriter’s long-anticipated third album because it wasn’t “commercial enough”. Once songs began to leak, fans began to clamor for… Read More “Extraordinary Machine” by Fiona Apple (2005)

“Everywhere” by Fleetwood Mac (1987); “Everywhere” by Chaka Khan (1996)

Chaka Khan’s had some wins as a songwriter; “Sweet Thing” perhaps chief among them. But she’s better known as an interpreter, and her choices of cover material over the years has been exquisite. She’s sung Stevie (“Tell Me Something Good”), she’s sung Joni (“Ladies Man”), she’s got Brenda Russell’s best song (“Please Pardon Me (You… Read More “Everywhere” by Fleetwood Mac (1987); “Everywhere” by Chaka Khan (1996)

“Everybody Here Wants You” by Jeff Buckley (1998)

Jeff Buckley’s posthumously released “Everbody Here Wants You” has got to be one of the sexiest songs ever written. It practically drips with desire (sorry not sorry for the visual) thanks to Jeff’s smoldering vocal, and deserves a place on your seduction mixtape right alongside your favorite Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Sade and Maxwell songs.… Read More “Everybody Here Wants You” by Jeff Buckley (1998)

“Everybody” by The Jacksons (1980)/”Everybody” by Madonna (1982)/”Everybody” by Anthony Hamilton (2005)

Three different songs; celebrating community in sort of different ways. The Jacksons’ “Everybody” is buried at the end of side one on Triumph, their first album since Michael exploded with Off The Wall. It’s the song that sounds most like a Michael solo track, specifically Off The Wall’s “Get On The Floor” (which closes side… Read More “Everybody” by The Jacksons (1980)/”Everybody” by Madonna (1982)/”Everybody” by Anthony Hamilton (2005)