Saturday Open Thread |Unrequited Love Songs| Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Raitt 1I Can’t Make You Love Me” is a song written by Mike Reid and Allen Shamblin and recorded by American singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt for her eleventh studio album Luck of the Draw (1991). Released as the album’s third single in 1991, “I Can’t Make You Love Me” became one of Raitt’s most successful singles, reaching the top-twenty on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and the top-ten on the Adult Contemporary.

In August 2000, Mojo magazine voted “I Can’t Make You Love Me” the eighth best track on its The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time list.[1] The song is ranked at number 339 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.[2] “I Can’t Make You Love Me” has been recorded by a number of other artists, including George Michael, Adele, Boyz II Men, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Nancy Wilson, Nina Girado, Priyanka Chopra and many others. It has also become a popular selection for televised contestants in singing competitions such as American Idol, Canadian Idol, The Voice, The X Factor and others.

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21 Responses to Saturday Open Thread |Unrequited Love Songs| Bonnie Raitt

  1. rikyrah says:


    Randy, Red, Superfreak and Julia: Scandal Season 4 Premiere Recap
    Luvvie — September 27, 2014

    The Scandal season 4 premiere begins on a beach far, far away. Olivia Pope is luxuriating in this dope one piece suit when Jake from State Farm joins her for some 15-minute hanky panky. WELL THEN. Liv’s natural hair game was giving me what I needed though.

  2. rikyrah says:

    the difference between those listening to the President and those who already have their posts written out and just uses the President’s speech to fit in with that

    Charles Johnson



    Amazing speech by President Obama at the Congressional Black Caucus dinner: “Keep prayin’ but go out there and vote!”

    8:30 PM – 27 Sep 2014

  3. rikyrah says:

    Mr. NFTG @Kennymack1971

    POTUS just low key served up a glass of STFU juice to Crunky & the rest of the Blackademic whiners re: My Brother’s Keeper.
    8:27 PM – 27 Sep 2014

  4. rikyrah says:

    The Journey for Justice Alliance

    Across our cities and school districts, our public schools are being closed. Students are being displaced and families are losing access to neighborhood schools. Sometimes, closure is based on student academic performance. Sometimes it is rationalized by under-enrollment or financial needs. But in every case—every time a neighborhood public school is closed—students’ education is disrupted and communities are destabilized.

    School closings are not distributed evenly across our districts. In every district represented in the Journey for Justice coalition, school closings disproportionately impact African American and Latino students, schools and communities. That is why several of our organizations have filed Title VI complaints with the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. We are demanding that the Department investigate the racial impact of school closings in our cities.

    We are on a Journey for Justice. From our sidewalks, our backyards and our homes, we see things that aren’t reported by those who try to justify and explain these closings. Officials in Washington, D.C. need to see if from our perspective.


    Death by a thousand cuts: Racism, Privatization & Public School Sabotage.

  5. rikyrah says:

    Natalie Jackson @NatJackEsq

    Angela Corey is only retrying #MichaelDunn to quell any protest against retrying #marissaalexander. This is not good for Marrissaalexander!

    • Liza says:

      I’ve heard this and truthfully, I don’t know the answer. But Dunn’s jury was split 9-3 (if I’m not mistaken) in favor of conviction and that generally leads to a retrial. A split like that virtually guarantees a retrial.

  6. rikyrah says:

    The President and the Tow Truck Driver
    Clarence Baugh, who clears a path for all presidential motorcades through New York, has served every president since George H.W. Bush. But until this week, he’d never met one.
    The New York cops call him the tow truck driver to the presidents.

    “In a world in turmoil where the president of the United States is in search of a course of action, one man clears the path ahead, and if there’s anything in the way, he moves it,” an NYPD sergeant said this week. “His name is Clarence Baugh.”

    Baugh is the longtime driver of the tow truck in the “sweep team” that precedes all presidential motorcades through New York, ever ready to remove any and all obstructing vehicles.

    He is also so manifestly and forthrightly pleasant as to seem like good nature personified, unsoured by his previous assignments hauling away the vehicles of resentful scofflaws in Brooklyn and Queens.

  7. Hugh Masekela – Grazing In The Grass. Enjoy your weekend, everyone.

  8. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

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