I’m still not sure where this song fits into the spectrum of emotion.
Made famous more recently from the movie “Drive” starring the Earth-shatteringly beautiful Ryan Gosling, this song explodes during the movie’s dramatic climax – which, oddly enough, describes what my brain goes through when Katyna Ranieri (the vocalist) hits that high note around the 1:37 mark.
“Oh My Love” originally appeared in the 1971 Italian film “Addio Zio Tom – Goodbye Uncle Tom,” a pseudo documentary that examined America’s history with slavery. Actors played historical figures, incidents were replicated from original documented accounts – critics described it as a “non-stop orgy of violence, rape and torture committed by Whites against their Black slaves.”
Don’t worry, if things get too heavy while listening to this song, feel free to play the one below, light up a cigarette and pretend you’re wearing a satin scorpion jacket. Everyone does that, right?