Cheesy Song of the Day, March 2: ‘Through The Fire’ Chaka Khan

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Did this come out when I was in 9th grade? And a quick check tells me I am so wrong!   Teenagers, senior citizens, hipsters, Mitt Romney fans, dog lovers — who doesn’t want to hear that someone will go through hell for their love? An sung with certainty by the incomparable Chaka Khan?

No one.  Sentimental and sweet.  Sigh.

And then to have it brilliantly reconfigured for Kanye West’s life after near death cri de coeur, ‘Through The Wire‘?  Double sigh.

Another story about the song: a long time ago in another life, I met a man from Azerbaijan.  He told me that when he first came to America, the first song he heard was ‘Through The Fire.’  He fell deeply in love with Chaka Khan and had to have all her records.  Oh America.  You cast your spell in so many ways.

What’s YOUR Cheesy Song of the Day?

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