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Takeover Tuesday: Grace Potter's 'Love and Pain' Playlist

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Billboard's Takeover Tuesday: Grace Potter

Welcome back to Takeover Tuesday, where each week Billboard taps charting artists and taste-makers to compile their very own playlist exclusive to Billboard's Spotify account. We give the artists free reign to base the list on whatever subject they want and add whatever tracks they choose. The only rule? Make it as creative and unique to them as possible.

Grace Potter, alongside her longtime backing band The Nocturnals, has been wooing fans for years, and now her debut solo album, Midnight, has arrived. On the project, Potter worked with producer Eric Valentine (Smash Mouth) to create a mix of blues/rock and soul-searching love songs.


On June 25, Potter will perform at Rachael Ray’s Feedback Chicago, where she’ll be both promoting Midnight, cooking up some serious BBQ and getting ready for the Grand Point North festival on September 17 and 18 in Burlington, Vermont.

Grace Potter on Playing Rachael Ray's Feedback Fest & Preparing for Her Own Grand Point North Fest

This week, Potter exclusively shares her “The Things We Do for Love” playlist, featuring a wide variety of some of her favorite throwback songs guaranteed to give you the feels.

Check them out below:

1. Bjork -- "Human Behaviour" 

2. The Moovers -- "Someone to Fulfill My Needs"

3. The Cars -- "My Best Friend's Girl"

4. Dr. John -- "Such a Night"

5. Johnny Cash -- "Hurt" (Nine Inch Nails Cover)

6. Al Green -- "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart"

7. Bon Jovi -- "You Give Love a Bad Name"


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8. Marvin Gaye -- "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"

9. Frank Sinatra -- "Somethin’ Stupid"

10. The Isley Brothers -- "Love the One You're With"

11. Bob Dylan -- "I Threw It All Away"

12. Donny Hathaway -- "Jealous Guy"

13. Gillian Welch -- "I Dream a Highway"

14. Stevie Wonder -- "Maybe Your Baby"

15. Etta James -- "I'd Rather Go Blind"

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