February 01 2017

Love Unlimited: Tedd Patterson

New York-Le Bain
Iconic New York DJ Tedd Patterson shares his top five love songs before he returns to Le Bain on Saturday, February 18th.
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"How dare you make me chose FIVE songs?" –Tedd Patterson
1
Love Unlimited Orchestra's "Love's Theme"
LOVE. The early days of disco (before it was called disco, I think). One of those records I waited by the radio for. It takes me back. I still play the vocal version of this (by Love Unlimited) at home when I need something familiar. A masterpiece.
2
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles' "Ooh Baby Baby"
One of those records that I remember always being there. It still makes me stop and listen when I hear it. Smokey can write a love song. This is one of his best ever. And...the dude is crying!
"This time I'm playing it smart. I'm gonna walk away from love before love breaks my heart.” –David Ruffin in "Walk Away From Love"
3
Gladys Knight & The Pips' "Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me"
A beautifully written song from one of my favorite singers of all time. The best song that ever happened? Perhaps.
4
David Ruffin's "Walk Away From Love"
Brokenhearted love songs always tug on my emotions. Plus, it's got a good beat and you can dance to it! So much emotion in his delivery...I will never get sick of this classic.
5
Barry White's "I've Got So Much To Give"
This is just the sexiest shit ever written.