Someone That I Used To Love

Album: Don't Look Back (1980)
Charted: 21
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  • This is a sad song about a woman whose boyfriend was never satisfied with the love she gave him, but rather than hold on and keep trying, she decides to walk away and stop throwing her heart away on him. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA

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  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyPer:
    Natalie Cole, daughter of the late Nat 'King' Cole who charted five times in the top ten on her own, died in a Los Angeles hospital Thursday (December 31st, 2015) of congestive heart failure - a complication of hepatitis C and a previous kidney transplant due to drug use, she was 65...
    Born Stephanie Natalie Cole in Los Angeles in 1950, she was only 15 when her father died of lung cancer. Her mother had sung with Duke Ellington's orchestra. She started performing while still in college but struggled to get out from under her father's shadow. It was singer Chuck Jackson and producer Marvin Yancy (whom she later married) who saw her performing in Chicago in 1975 and recorded her first album, "Inseparable," with her, eventually getting her signed to Capitol Records - her father's old label. The result was "This Will Be," a #6 single that year. The next year she won Grammys for "Best New Artist" and "Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Female"- the first of nine she would eventually win...
    In 1977 she reached the top ten again with "I've Got Love On My Mind" (#5) and the following year with "Our Love" (#10). Other hits included "Pink Cadillac" (#5-1988) and "Miss You Like Crazy" (#7-1989). She is also remembered for "Unforgettable" #14)- a "duet" with her late father in 1991...
    Her autobiography, "Angel On My Shoulder" was published in 2000, detailing her recovery from addiction and was turned into a made-for TV movie. She has appeared several times on TV herself, notably in "Grey's Anatomy" and "Touched By An Angel". She was also married at times to Rufus drummer Andre Fischer and gospel singer Andrae Crouch. She is survived by a 38 year-old son...
    May she R.I.P.
  • John from Nashville, TnThis song was written by Michael Masser and Gerry Goffin, the same team that wrote "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To?)". It was later recorded by Barbra Streisand on the anthology THE COLLECTION...GREATEST HITS AND MORE, VOLUME 3.
  • Mike from Santa Barbara, CaThis song was inspired by Cole's divorce from her then-husband, Marvin Yancy.
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