Monday, April 11, 2016

Music Monday - "Mercy" by Duffy (2008)

I'm usually all about retro music here, but I do enjoy some newer music as well!  "Mercy" by Duffy was a 2008 hit.  It has a great, soulful retro sound that I just love.  Her voice is very distinctive -- she reminds me a bit of Amy Winehouse and a bit of Dusty Springfield as well.  This song was used in one of my all time favorite So You Think You Can Dance numbers as well, a contemporary dance about a relationship starring Katee and Twitch.

"Mercy" was on Duffy's second album, and it was a radio hit in 2008.  The song was written by Duffy and Steve Booker.  She has written:  "The lyrics were about having a feeling towards someone, whether it’s a romantic feeling or just some chemistry that you don’t want, and you desperately want to be released from that feeling."  This song captures that feeling so well!

Do you remember this one?   Any other Duffy songs that you recommend?  I'd love to hear from you in the comments, below.


Angela Tolsma said...

So I've heard this song lots but I've never paid attention to who was singing it!! Definitely adding her to my playlist to listen to for the week!!

Jean said...

This was great! Thank you for posting. I had not heard it before, and, of course, wondered where had I been.

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