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RIP Percy Sledge

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Flip Wilson, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

  2. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    One of the greats.
  3. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Wait, Michael Bolton didn't write that? (ducking)

    Sledge got a lot of mileage out of that one song. He used to appear regularly at the Alabama state fair and would often sing 20-minute medleys of WAMLAW, often changing the lyrics to "When a Man Loves Alabama" and "When a Man Loves the State Fair" in later verses.
  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    One of the great soul ballads ever. Perhaps the primo slow dancing at parties song of the '60s.
  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Funny thing to me is that everyone considers it this great love song when it's really about how a woman can wreck a man's life when he's in love.
  6. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Beat me to it. Maybe Bolton will perform at his funeral.
  7. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    RIP to the original one hit wonder.
  8. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    That's about the most universal condition of love known to man.
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  9. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    But it sure ain't romantic.
  10. Amy

    Amy Well-Known Member

    It's not?
  11. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Yeah ... if you haven't made some ridiculous and indefensible life decisions in pursuit of a woman, you haven't really lived.
  12. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    Not quite. He did have a second, follow-up, hit with "Take Time To Know Her," which was along the same lines. Wasn't quite as big a hit as "When A Man...," but I believe it charted.
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