Song of the Day #4,188: ‘Anyone Who Had a Heart’ – Shelby Lynne

Shelby Lynne’s 2008 album Just a Little Lovin’ is a tribute to Dusty Springfield, with Lynne covering nine songs popularized by the late English chanteuse.

Lynne drew comparisons to Springfield after her 1999 album I Am Shelby Lynne (a great one to check out if you haven’t already) and was later encouraged by Barry Manilow, of all people, to record a collection of Springfield’s songs. Lynne shelved the idea but returned to it several years later.

This album is a nice listen, with Lynne favoring understated versions of the songs set to acoustic backdrops. They don’t measure up to Springfield’s originals, but they aren’t really asking to.

This is a pleasant video that looks a bit like a Restoration Hardware catalog come to life. I find it funny that in 2009 Lynne is using a rotary dial phone.

[Verse 1]
Anyone who ever loved
Could look at me
And know that I love you
Anyone who ever dreamed
Could look at me
And know I dream of you

[Chorus]
Knowing I love you so
Anyone who had a heart
Would take me in his arms and love me, too
You couldn’t really have a heart
And hurt me like you hurt me
And be so untrue
What am I to do?

[Verse 2]
Every time you go away
I always say
“This time it’s goodbye, dear”
Loving you the way I do
I take you back
Without you I’d die, dear

[Chorus x2]

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,188: ‘Anyone Who Had a Heart’ – Shelby Lynne

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    The phone isn’t the only retro image. She plays a phonograph, uses a typewriter and has an analog clock.

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