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In the Style of Sam Cooke
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Due to popular demand I am allowing Loves on this song: "Cupid" is a song by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke, released on May 16, 1961. The song charted at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 20 on the Hot R&B Sides chart; it performed best in the United Kingdom, peaking at number seven on the UK Singles Chart. the Personnel on the recording included Cooke's session regulars Clifton White and Rene Hall on guitar, and Clifford Hills on bass, and Joseph Gibbons on guitar and banjo. The song is ranked #452 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Cooke's producers had asked him to write a song for a girl they had seen on a Perry Como TV show — but once they heard her sing, they kept "Cupid" for Cooke to do himself. It was Cooke's idea to drop in the sound of an arrow being fired "straight to my lover's heart."