#tbt: Cupid, by Sam Cooke
Sam Cooke, the King of Soul, came out with this love ballad in 1961. This song was just one of this pioneer’s repertoire that led the way for other powerhouse soul singers, like Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, and Stevie Wonder. “Cupid” relies on Sam’s smooth and nearly effortless vocals; this plea to Cupid comes easy to him. In fact, it went on to rank as #458 of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.