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Robert Palmer — Every Kinda People
Album: Double Fun
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6.7

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Total ratings: 307









Released: 1978
Length: 3:13
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Said the fight to make ends meet
Keeps a man upon his feet
Holding down his job
Trying to show he can't be bought

Ooh, it takes every kind of people
To make what life's about, yeah
Every kind of people
To make the world go 'round

Someone's looking for a lead
In his duty to a King or creed
Protecting what he feels is right
Fights against wrong with his life

There's no profit in deceit
Honest men know that
Revenge do not taste sweet
Whether yellow, black or white
Each and every man's the same inside

It takes every kind of people
To make what life's about, yeah
Every kind of people
To make the world go 'round

You know that love's the only goal
That could bring a peace to any soul
Hey, and every man's the same
He wants the sunshine in his name

Ooh, it takes every kind of people
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 Sasha2001 wrote:
I loved this song when it was called, "What's Going On" and Marvin Gaye sang it.
 
I love Marvin Gaye's 'version', and I love this too.

Mr. Palmer may have had a few clunkers, but he made some gems too.
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So smooth and professionally polished.  And I appreciate it for that.
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
"Every Kinda People".

Very appropriate Robert, that's us listeners right here on Radio Paradise.

Some like this, some love it, some wish it was never played.

It is just a happy song that some people categorise as Pop and therefore they believe has no place on this station.

BillG knows otherwise. 
 
I’m a bigger fan of this comment than I am of the song. : )
The lyrics are certainly a credo to live by.

Bob Babbitt's bass playing alone makes this well worth listening to.
 beelzebubba wrote:
This sucks! It sucks! I'm glad He's dead! Now on to finding and killing Don Henley!
 

What a thing to say of anyone. Did you even listen to the lyrics?
I loved this song when it was called, "What's Going On" and Marvin Gaye sang it.
whoa, new to me.  Had to peek - thought it was some late Motown
Palmer  always had great visuals whether on his album covers or his videos, classics all.
Love it!  Some songs are timeless!  Takes every kind of music!
 Daveinbawlmer wrote:
Oh - I thought this was supposed to be eclectic radio - its my local junky radio station - i better tune back to RadioParadise :whisper:
 
Even if it was 15 years ago.... I find it hard to believe that the OP would be hearing this regularly on any local radio station.  This is a 70's popular rock classic that disappeared from radio playlists in the 80's at the latest.  Thus making the playing of this track an eclectic selection.  No surprise there as BillG knows what he's doing.
Thank you, RP, for this and all of the other great music I would not have been exposed to. Especially the unheard gems from artists I thought I knew.
Thanks for this Bill- great upbeat song for a sunny Saturday afternoon as spring tried to break winter’s grip on the Northeast.
Lovin' the album cover....
"Every Kinda People".

Very appropriate Robert, that's us listeners right here on Radio Paradise.

Some like this, some love it, some wish it was never played.

It is just a happy song that some people categorise as Pop and therefore they believe has no place on this station.

BillG knows otherwise. 
Super blast from the past, this guy produced some fine sounding pieces  : )
Five 'n' a half years, Bill, blow the dust off this thing.
 
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
Oh - I thought this was supposed to be eclectic radio - its my local junky radio station - i better tune back to RadioParadise
Woah. Better go grab Addictions Vol 1 and 2! This guy was all over the map!
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
Oh - I thought this was supposed to be eclectic radio - its my local junky radio station - i better tune back to RadioParadise :whisper:
Wake up dude, Robert Palmer is the most eclectic guy ever
:-({|= :cowboy:
rah wrote:
This was Robert Palmer...? I think I always assumed it was a Marvin Gaye cover. Sad.
Ditto. Can I still like it? Why not?
Song before this in the set was Thievery Corp - Richest Man in Babylon. I'd never have put these two in the same room, but that's why I'm not a DJ... The steel-drums tie the two together beautifully. Once I got over the shock of seeing Robert Palmer light up on the display, I really enjoyed the transition.
i really can't believe how many people don't like this song. wow.
Oh - I thought this was supposed to be eclectic radio - its my local junky radio station - i better tune back to RadioParadise :whisper:
nice stuff but not nearly, nearly as good as his earlier, sneakin' sally stuff.
Mute Buttons are made for this.
Well to avoid tha criticism of the "glad he's dead person" (although he/she is a jerk with a narrow mind who should go listen to their boring schmuck music on a car stereo with tinny speakers), this is a great song. One of my alltime favorites to catch as I rarely hear it. However, it's right out there on the balancing edge of being too poppy. Yet some how Palmer pulls it off. Nicely.
Leslie wrote:
A great classic tune that defines a certain time in my life. :cool:
ditto :cheers: :D :hearteyes:
jkdufair wrote:
Geez. Doesn't anyone have a sense of humor here? I like Robert Palmer, but it's just a joke. Don't know beelzebubba and can't search his posts (like a few other people, i.e. businessgypsy), but at face value, it's just a good pop culture gag...
Really? (use Chris Farley's 2 finger quote gestures and voice for visual effect) I guess I better get my sense of humor "fine tuned" in order to "pick up" on the some the more "hep" "pop culture gags". Because I "don't get that" or I'm not sure what "face value" is. I "don't use deoderant", I.............. Well, you get the idea.
A great classic tune that defines a certain time in my life. :cool:
sheesh........ Somebody open a window and smudge the place with sage or something. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :daisy.gif: :sunny.gif: :meditate.gif: :highfive.gif: :daisy.gif: :sunny.gif: :meditate.gif: :highfive.gif: :daisy.gif:
beelzebubba wrote:
< This sucks! It sucks! I'm glad He's dead! Now on to finding and killing Don Henley!
a month later he was responding to women artists, The Be Good Tanyas for one, with a posted photo of a Tampax box.
A nice surprise here. Thanks!
lame
beelzebubba wrote:
This sucks! It sucks! I'm glad He's dead! Now on to finding and killing Don Henley!
Geez. Doesn't anyone have a sense of humor here? I like Robert Palmer, but it's just a joke. Don't know beelzebubba and can't search his posts (like a few other people, i.e. businessgypsy), but at face value, it's just a good pop culture gag...
Shut up Beevis! I like it, has a strong "What's Going On" feel to it. 8/10
beelzebubba wrote:
This sucks! It sucks! I'm glad He's dead! Now on to finding and killing Don Henley!
WTF is in the water in Palmyra, PA. Read, listen and learn. :beat:
beelzebubba wrote:
This sucks! It sucks! I'm glad He's dead! Now on to finding and killing Don Henley!
Call me draconian, but some thoughts need to be kept to yourself.
hey, i think it's pretty awful too - but i just switched the station for a few minutes. after reading that moron's comments though, i think i'm going to go out of my way to try to like this one.
beelzebubba wrote:
This sucks! It sucks! I'm glad He's dead! Now on to finding and killing Don Henley!
What say we start a petition to ban this putz from RP? What an asinine, beyond crass remark. Hope you got the reaction(s) you were seeking, you lab rat.
beelzebubba wrote:
This sucks! It sucks! I'm glad He's dead! Now on to finding and killing Don Henley!
What a dick. It is a shame that kind of empty-headed crap get your rocks off, Beezle. Many people only know Palmer from the 80's videos with the dancing models, but he had much greater musical depth than such a surface impression from the videos might lead one to believe. Like most RP listeners, Palmer wasn't afraid to explore different styles of music. A man of eclectic tastes, he knew how to craft catchy music, most always with a good groove coming from his love of r&b and blues. Bill and Rebecca, if you can get your hands on it, "Never Met a Dog" from his early 70's band, VINEGAR JOE would be good to hear in Paradise now and then. His first solo album had the fun and great sounding three song suite that got a lot of radio play, "Sailin Shoes"-"Hey Julia"-"Sneakin Sally Through The Alley". "Every Kind of People" was his first big hit, while "You're Gonna Get What's Comin" (let's hear this one too!)- from the same album - seemed to serve as the template for future propulsive rock tracks on his later albums such as "Bad Case of Loving You". Not afraid to embrace the "new", Palmer became massively famous in the new-romantic, post new-wave era of MTV's heyday, working with Duran Duran members to make some simple songs that were catchy and massively powerful. With that fame came the price of overexposure that "freeze-framed" his image to that era. Alas, some people never could see beyond that image and Palmer's craftsmanship and musical chops were overshadowed by those simple impression. Palmer seemed to me a class act, someone who dearly loved music and approached it from a perspective (open-minded, exploring, eclectic) that is quite comparable to most Paradise listeners. I am sorry he died so young.
beelzebubba wrote:
This sucks! It sucks! I'm glad He's dead! Now on to finding and killing Don Henley!
Please go elsewhere to spew your senseless filth. :twisted:
beelzebubba wrote:
This sucks! It sucks! I'm glad He's dead! Now on to finding and killing Don Henley!
Well I was with you on the "High Fidelity" picture on the last Police song, but this is totally classless. You suck, Beelzebubba.
beelzebubba wrote:
This sucks! It sucks! I'm glad He's dead! Now on to finding and killing Don Henley!
Dude you're on the wrong station..check out HystericalFM..or take a cold :!: shower
This was Robert Palmer...? I think I always assumed it was a Marvin Gaye cover. Sad.
A very nice touch, Bill. Thanks.
so sad...I just learned of his death in Paris. Definitely one of the great pop artists of the 80s. so sad, so sad. I would love to hear "the telephone"
This sucks! It sucks! I'm glad He's dead! Now on to finding and killing Don Henley!
Hoo that Heineken commercial from WAY back...