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Van Hunt

R&B multi-instrumentalist Van Hunt, born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, grew up surrounded by the pimp lifestyle of his father. A soundtrack of classic soul and contemporary R&B was his backdrop and Hunt immersed himself in the tones and moods of it all. A move from the Midwest to Atlanta in his early twenties allowed Hunt to hone his sound. He'd been playing guitar and writing songs since his teens, so naturally a career in music was on the horizon. Capitol inked him a deal in 2003 and his self-titled debut arrived in February 2004. Appearances on Soul Train, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, and NPR coincided with the release of Van Hunt's double single "Dust" and "Seconds of Pleasure"; the album peaked within the Top 40 of Billboard's R&B Albums chart. The strong follow-up, On the Jungle Floor, was issued in 2006 and topped the Heatseekers chart but failed to leave much of an impression otherwise. Hunt then shifted to Blue Note; promotional copies of Popular, his first album for the label, were mailed out, but the release was ultimately shelved. Hunt subsequently assembled Use in Case of Emergency, consisting of material from his vault, and provided it as a free download for his followers. In 2011, through his own label, the Sony RED-distributed Godless Hotspot, Hunt issued the bold What Were You Hoping For?, his third proper officially released album. Some crowd-funding assistance facilitated The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets, his relatively subdued fourth album, released on Godless Hotspot 2015. ~ MacKenzie Wilson
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Van Hunt


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Van Hunt

Top Songs by
Van Hunt

  1.   Song
  2.   Being a Girl
  3.   Seconds of Pleasure
  4.   Character
  5.   Dust
  6.   Your Love (Is the Greatest Drug I've Ever Known)
  7.   Anything (To Get Your Attention)
  8.   Down Here in Hell (With You)
  9.   Watching You Go Crazy Is Driving Me Insane
  10.   Eyes Like Pearls
  11.   North Hollywood
  12.   Headroom
  13.   Priest or Police
  14.   Turn My TV On
  15.   God Moves At Midnight
  16.   Night Is Young
  17.   Hidden Charms
  18.   Suspicion (She Knows Me Too Well)
  19.   It All Ends in Tears
  20.   Designer Jeans
  21.   Ride, Ride, Ride
  22.   Hello Goodbye
  23.   Pedestal
  24.   Old Hat
  25.   Bits & Pieces
  26.   SNM
  27.   There's Never a G'time 2 Say G'bye
  28.   N the Southern Shade
  29.   Prelude: The Dimples on Ur Bottom
  30.   What Were You Hoping for?
  31.   The Night Is Young
  32.   Daredevil, Baby
  33.   Her December
  34.   Precious
  35.   Emotional Criminal
  36.   Highlights
  37.   A Woman Never Changes
  38.   Rub My Feet (Suddenly)
  39.   French for Cloud (CSTBU)
  40.   She Stays With Me
  41.   ...Puddin'
  42.   (Let It) Soak (n)
  43.   Vega (Stripes On)
  44.   Feelings
  45.   Plum
  46.   Moving Targets
  47.   Falls (Violet)
  48.   Break Down Ur Door
  49.   Hole in My Heart
  50.   At the End of a Slow Dance
  51.   Interlude
  52.   If I Take You Home (Upon...)
  53.   Intro
  54.   The Thrill of This Love
  55.   If I Wanna Dance with You
  56.   The Lowest 1 of My Desires
  57.   The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets
  58.   A Time Machine Is My New Girlfriend
  59.   Who Will Love Me in Winter
  60.   Blood From a Heart of Stone
  61.   Mean Sleep by Nikka Costa
  62.   Hot Stage Lights
  63.   Out of the Sky
  64.   Popular: Count's Coda
  65.   Teach Me a New Language
  66.   What Can I Say
  67.   Hold My Hand
  68.   Ur a Monster, Pts. 1 & 2
  69.   It's a Mysterious Hustle
  70.   No Sense of Crime
  71.   Cross Dresser
  72.   Ur Personal Army

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