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10 Most Popular Wedding 'First Dance' Songs

Etta James is No. 1 on Spotify ranking

(Newser) - This happens to be one of the top weekends of the year for weddings, notes Business Insider , which picks up on new rankings from Spotify of the most popular first-dance songs. And the winners are:
  1. "At Last," Etta James
  2. "I Won't Give Up," Jason Mraz
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Those We Lost in 2012

Whitney Houston, Joe Paterno, Dick Clark, Ravi Shankar

(Newser) - Neil Armstrong would always be taking that first step onto the moon, and Dick Clark was forever "the world's oldest teenager." A look at some of the notables who died in 2012:
  • Etta James, 73. Blues singer best known for her enduring classic "At Last."
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Etta James Dead at 73

Succumbs to complications of leukemia, says manager

(Newser) - Etta James has died at age 73, with her husband and sons by her bedside at a California hospital, her manager says. The legendary R&B chanteuse was reported to be "in pretty bad shape" in recent months ; she was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, and court documents revealed... More »

Etta James Hospitalized

Singer is 'in pretty bad shape,' says manager

(Newser) - Etta James' longtime manager says the terminally ill blues singer has been hospitalized after experiencing difficulty breathing. James' family is with her at a Southern California hospital where she was taken Wednesday. The singer is "in pretty bad shape" and is on a breathing apparatus, her manager says, but... More »

Doctor: Etta James Terminally Ill

Her doctor asks for prayers

(Newser) - Blues legend Etta James is now in the end stages of leukemia, reports the Riverside Press-Enterprise . Her doctor says the illness was declared incurable two weeks ago, and it's compounded by the singer's kidney failure and dementia . “I am Southern and Christian and would just ask for... More »

Etta James Has Leukemia, Dementia

Singer's condition comes out during court case

(Newser) - Legendary singer Etta James is suffering from dementia and leukemia, court documents show. The 72-year-old’s illnesses came to light during a civil case involving her husband, who wants control of more than $1 million of her money, and her son, who wants the money to be overseen by a... More »

Etta 'Just Kidding' About Beyoncé Diss

'Big-eared' prez 'might not ever like me,' James laments

(Newser) - Etta James was just trying to be funny when she vowed to whup Beyoncé’s ass for singing "her song" at the inauguration, the Daily News reports. “I've always had that comedian kind of attitude,” James said, insisting she only kept up the insults because her... More »

Etta James Disses Beyonce, Obama

Singing legend claims pop star stole her song at inauguration

(Newser) - Etta James has a message for “the great Beyoncé”: She’s “gonna get her ass whupped.” The legendary singer was none too pleased that Beyoncé performed her signature tune, “At Last,” at an inaugural ball, the Daily News reports. James—whom Beyoncé portrayed in... More »

Cadillac Is Quite a Ride

Top-notch music, performances powers the story of Chess Records

(Newser) - Cadillac Records may play fast and loose with historical fact, but you can't fault the tunes that fuel it, say critics. The "rollicking and insightful celebration of Chicago blues in its hectic golden age" tells the story of Chess Records and bluesmen like Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters, writes... More »

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