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Friday random ten: I can’t

While some letters have presented a challenge to this “Ten Songs That Start With The Same Word” theme, some letters present a plethora of riches. The letter I, for instance, as so many songs begin with the first person singular in some form, not to mention words like “if”, “in”, and “it”. I had to go to the next word to narrow things down a bit, so here are ten songs that begin “I Can’t”. Because I can find ten such songs.

1. I Can’t Believe You’re In Love With Me – Elena James
2. I Can’t Dance – Genesis
3. I Can’t Get Next To You – Annie Lennox
4. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love – Duke Ellington
5. I Can’t Make You Love Me – Bonnie Raitt
6. I Can’t Stand It – Sue Ann
7. I Can’t Stop Loving You – Ray Charles
8. I Can’t Tame Wild Women – Hot Club of Cowtown
9. I Can’t Turn You Loose – Was (Not Was)
10. I Can’t Understand – Los Lobos

I could spend several weeks on the letter I, but I won’t. What’s on your list this week?

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4 Comments

  1. Linkmeister says:

    So much negativity! I have eleven “I Can’t” songs, only five “I Can.” That says something; I’m not sure what.

    I Can’t Be Bothered Now — Fred Astaire, The RKO Radio Studio Orchestra
    I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me — Frank Sinatra
    I Can’t Explain — The Who
    I Can’t Get Next to You — The Temptations
    I Can’t Get Over You — Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy
    I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You) — Linda Ronstadt
    I Can’t Let Go — The Hollies
    I Can’t Let Go — Linda Ronstadt
    I Can’t Quit Her — Blood, Sweat & Tears
    I Can’t Stand It — Eric Clapton
    I Can’t Tell The Bottom From The Top — The Hollies
    I Can’t Tell You Why — The Eagles

  2. Joe White says:

    I Can’t Be Brothered Now Fred Astaire The Great American Composers- Gershwin, George & Ira
    I Can’t Live Without You Bad CompanyHoly Water Rock 1
    I Can’t Tell You Why Vince Gill 4:06 Common Thread: The Songs Of The Eagles Rock

    I only have three…guess it’s my “can do” attitude. 😉

  3. Joe White says:

    I Can’t Be Brothered Now Fred Astaire The Great American Composers- Gershwin, George & Ira
    I Can’t Live Without You Bad Company Holy Water
    I Can’t Tell You Why Vince Gill Common Thread: The Songs Of The Eagles

    as for I Can:

    I Can Change Saddam Hussein South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
    I Can Love You Better Dixie Chicks Wide Open Spaces
    I Can Love You Like That John Michael Montgomery John Michael Montgomery
    I Can Still Make Cheyenne George Strait Latest Greatest Straitest Hits

    3 negatives to 4 positives…guess it’s my “can do” attitude. 😉

  4. matt says:

    I love Hot Club of Cowtown, but I wanted to add a couple of obvious ones (in my mind):

    I Can’t Get Behind That – William Shatner
    I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down – Elvis Costello