Mixtape Monday: "I"

Today, on a very special episode of Mixtape Monday, we feature the first ever fully-themed tape HERC made for his future bride.  It is also the first in the alphabetical series where he actually wrote something on the j-card:
For those of you having a difficult time making out the words:
Love in 23 versions
Why this was tape "I" and not tape "L"?  We may never know.  HERC wants to say it was made in late December 1984 or possibly early January 1985.  Was it an audio Valentine for his intended?  He says that is unlikely, that the songs on this tape were chosen because they were songs he liked that happened to have the word "love" in their title.
These two songs on the tape captured HERC's ears upon his recent listen - one opens Side A while the other closes Side B:
  • "Sea Of Love" - HERC remembers it fondly as one of the few records that crossed generational lines between his grandparents, his parents and 18 year old HERC.  For the Christmas of 1984, he bought the cassette for his Texas Grandma and the vinyl, five song extended play for his Mom;
  • "Love Makes You Blind" - HERC first heard and owned this throaty, rough-edged ballad on the soundtrack album for the film No Small Affair, where it was subtitled Love Theme from No Small Affair.  HERC's favorite song from that album remains the last song, "Eiffel Tower".

SIDE A46:06
1984Sea Of LoveThe Honeydrippers03:04
1980Love StinksJ. Geils Band03:45
1982I Love Rock N RollJoan Jett & the Blackhearts02:56
1979I Was Made For Loving YouKiss04:31
1982Space Age Love SongA Flock Of Seagulls03:48
1983Making Love Out Of Nothing At AllAir Supply05:40
1976Rock N Roll Love LetterBay City Rollers02:54
1967All You Need Is LoveThe Beatles03:50
1983Too Late For LoveDef Leppard04:27
1984The Power Of LoveFrankie Goes To Hollywood05:32
1980Crazy Little Thing Called LoveQueen02:43
1984Countdown To LoveGregg Phillinganes02:56
SIDE B45:39
1982Hope You Love Me Like You Say You DoHuey Lewis & the News03:45
1984Love Don't Live Here AnymoreMadonna04:48
1983Love Is A Battlefield (edit)Pat Benatar04:10
1982You Can't Hurry LovePhil Collins02:55
1984Pride (In The Name Of Love)U203:48
1975Fooled Around And Fell In Love (edit)Elvin Bishop03:00
1981Turn Your Love AroundGeorge Benson03:50
1984LoverboyBilly Ocean05:16
1982Bring Your Love DownYaz04:40
1981Genius Of LoveTom Tom Club05:34
1984Love Makes You BlindFiona03:53

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