The 10 Best Bloodstone Songs of All-Time

Bloodstone is an American band best known for its releases over two decades. However, it’s been around longer than interested individuals might expect. After all, it formed in the 1960s, meaning its members honed their skills before starting a recording career in the 1970s. Subsequently, it used a mix of newer and original members to tour from the 1980s onwards. Decades have passed. Despite this, Bloodline remains surprisingly well-liked.

Here is our opinion of the ten best Bloodstone songs ever released:

10. “My Little Lady”

“My Little Lady” was released on Riddle of the Sphinx in 1974. It sees its narrator lavishing praise on his lover. She makes him happy. Similarly, she’s the one who keeps him on the straight and narrow. On top of this, she’s faithful to him while being undemanding about material things. As such, it’s easy to understand the narrator when he asks rhetorically how he can feel anything but love for her.

9. “That’s Not How It Goes”

“That’s Not How It Goes” is a less happy song than “My Little Lady.” The lyrics don’t make it 100 percent clear what has gone wrong with the narrator’s romantic relationship. However, it doesn’t take the most discerning listener to figure out that something has derailed his imagined plans for the future. Certainly, Bloodstone delivered the song in a way to support this line of thought.

8. “You’re Still a Young Man”

“You’re Still a Young Man” sees the narrator failing to woo someone older than him. Once again, the lyrics leave much about what is happening uncertain. That makes it easier for interested individuals to insert their imagined details into the framework that has been provided. Something that makes the song more fascinating than it would be under other circumstances.

7. “Never Let You Go”

This song was Bloodstone’s second single. Chances are good that interested individuals can guess it’s about the degree of the narrator’s passion for his lover. The subject is much covered. Even so, Bloodstone performed the song so well that it merits mention. It seems safe to say that more than a few listeners agreed at the time of release. “Never Let You Go” was number seven on the R&B charts, lower than its predecessor but still a Top 10 finish.

6. “How Does It Feel”

“How Does It Feel” was released on We Go a Long Way Back in 1982. The latter is notable for being the last time Bloodstone had an album appear on the charts. Specifically, it fell one spot short of the Top 10 on the R&B chart. Simultaneously, it stopped at the number 95 position on the pop counterpart. “How Does It Feel” was similar in theme to some of the other songs on this list. Moreover, it shared their general excellence.

5. “Outside Woman”

Sometimes, a name can be strange but still be instantly understood. For proof, consider “Outside Woman.” The context makes the existence of a relationship probable. Unfortunately, “outside” suggests the woman has veered into the realm of the inappropriate in some way. Under these circumstances, the obvious guess is that she’s the other woman, which turns out to be the case. Regardless, Bloodstone’s “Outside Woman” came one position short of being an R&B chart-topper in 1974. As such, interested individuals can rest assured that it’s worth listening to.

4. “Who Has the Last Laugh Now”

Of course, other names are more straightforward. “Who Has the Last Laugh Now” exudes a sense of vindictiveness. Something that is further reinforced by the theme of the lyrics. It was never chosen to be one of Bloodstone’s singles. Even so, “Who Has the Last Laugh Now” endures as one of the band’s better-known songs. That means its message resonated with its listeners.

3. “Go On and Cry”

Songs can provide interested individuals with surprisingly sensible life advice from time to time. “Go On and Cry” is an excellent example. Its narrator talks about his heartbreak. Subsequently, he went to his mother, who told him it was alright to grieve for a failed relationship rather than force himself to keep everything bottled inside. “Go On and Cry” reached the number 18 position on the R&B chart. Unlike some of its counterparts, it failed to chart elsewhere, which is a real shame.

2. “Natural High”

Bloodstone’s debut album was self-titled. However, it isn’t well-known in the United States, which makes sense because it was never released there. Instead, there’s more focus on Bloodstone’s second album, Natural High. No doubt interested individuals can tell that this song was the title track. Moreover, it has the distinction of being the band’s first single ever. “Natural High” was a strong start for Bloodstone. It peaked at the fourth spot on the R&B chart. Simultaneously, it just made the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, meaning it possessed incredible crossover appeal in its time. No wonder “Natural High” is still considered one of the band’s best releases.

1. “We Go a Long Way Back”

“We Go a Long Way Back” was released later. Specifically, it was a 1982 single, meaning it was recorded and released when the band had been doing so for about a decade. Despite this, “We Go a Long Way Back” is one of Bloodstone’s best-remembered songs, which might be because it’s one of those works that grow on listeners over time. After all, it sees the narrator celebrating a long-lasting relationship that has survived because he and his significant other continued working on it. A sentiment that resonates the most with those who share similar experiences.

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