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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.   Headroom
  8.   Anything (To Get Your Attention)
  9.   Down Here in Hell (With You)
  10.   Turn My TV On
  11.   Watching You Go Crazy Is Driving Me Insane
  12.   Eyes Like Pearls
  13.   North Hollywood
  14.   Priest or Police
  15.   Ride, Ride, Ride
  16.   No Sense of Crime
  17.   What Can I Say
  18.   Highlights
  19.   Night Is Young
  20.   Plum
  21.   Designer Jeans
  22.   Intro
  23.   If I Wanna Dance with You
  24.   Emotional Criminal
  25.   French for Cloud (CSTBU)
  26.   Vega (Stripes On)
  27.   A Time Machine Is My New Girlfriend
  28.   Hidden Charms
  29.   God Moves At Midnight
  30.   The Night Is Young
  31.   Mean Sleep by Nikka Costa
  32.   Hot Stage Lights
  33.   If I Take You Home (Upon...)
  34.   Teach Me a New Language
  35.   A Woman Never Changes
  36.   Hold My Hand
  37.   Falls (Violet)
  38.   Hello Goodbye
  39.   Pedestal
  40.   Moving Targets
  41.   It's a Mysterious Hustle
  42.   Cross Dresser
  43.   The Thrill of This Love
  44.   At the End of a Slow Dance
  45.   Interlude
  46.   Suspicion (She Knows Me Too Well)
  47.   Out of the Sky
  48.   Who Will Love Me in Winter
  49.   Precious
  50.   Rub My Feet (Suddenly)
  51.   Break Down Ur Door
  52.   The Lowest 1 of My Desires
  53.   What Were You Hoping for?
  54.   Old Hat
  55.   The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets
  56.   She Stays With Me
  57.   ...Puddin'
  58.   (Let It) Soak (n)
  59.   Daredevil, Baby
  60.   Her December
  61.   Hole in My Heart

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