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I move to you: friends of RUSSH send love notes to their favourite songs

Shakira, Patti, Diana, Mazzy, and the ringing in our ears. These are the musical loves of our lives.

Per Valentine's Day tradition, friends of RUSSH have penned love letters to their favourite songs or albums. Songs that make us dance, songs that make us cry, songs that make us fall in love and songs that tap the well of our emotions. We all have them, and these are ours.

Collated by content editor Ella Jane and contributing editor Kitty Callaghan with accompanying collages by Kitty Callaghan, this is an ode to the way music makes us feel.

Forever mine, forever yours.

Langley Fox

Abel Koreniowski, Satin Birds 

Wynn Hamlynn

Radiohead, Reckoner

Montana Lower

Angel Olsen, Burn Your Fire For No Witness

Jake Terrey

The ringing in his ears

Kitty Callaghan

John Cooper Clarke, I Wanna Be Yours

Lola Van Vorst

Shakira, Wherever, Whenever

Jess Blanch

Magnetic Fields, Long Forgotten Fairytales 

Ilkin Kurt

Talking Heads, Remain in Light

Ella Jane

Funkadelic, Maggot Brain

Maria Elena

Cat Power, You Are Free

Chloe Borich

Patti Smith, Horses


Matilda Dods

Missy Higgins, The White Ablum

Ben Lee

Jay-Z, The Black Album

April Rose Pengilly


Trisha Greentree

Diana Ross, It's My House

Ione Skye

Kieth Jarrett, Dear Köln Concert Part 1

Andrew Dooris

Animal Collective, Banshee Beat



Sugar Bones

Mazzy Star, Hope Sandoval


Sam Armstrong

Bob Dylan, Visions of Johanna


Kanye West, College Dropout

Anna Harrison

Leonard Cohen, Famous Blue Raincoat



Sam Cooke, A Change Is Gonna Come

Filomena Natoli

Al Green, Let's Stay Together


Carla Uriarte

Harry Nilsson, Everybody's Talkin'

Jack Colwell

The Motels, Total Control


Elle Musa

In The Mood For Love, Yumeji's Theme

Thank you to all of you who contributed and shared your connection to moments in life made better by music. Happy Valentine's Day you and yours with love from RUSSH.

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