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

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