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The song she performs is "Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)," first recorded by Irma Thomas in Her original single.
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Irma Thomas: “Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)”
It has come to prominence in recent years due to occasional appearances in the television series Black Mirror. In his book Randy Newman's American Dreams , Kevin Courrier describes the song as one that "comfortably sits in that long pop - and blues - tradition of the sacrificial woman who stands by her no-good man" and describes Thomas's performance as one of "immaculate conviction that is both defiant and pained". - But it is a lovely piece of music.
Why is a song that didn't make the top half of the Billboard Hot in having its best chart year ever in ? When the U. Her original single peaked at No. Findlay's outstanding rendition brought the song back into public consciousness, but there was more to come. In "White Christmas," a special holiday episode of Black Mirror that aired after season 2, Janet Montgomery's character Bethany sings the same song in a karaoke bar. The four-time use of the song propelled the decades-old tune onto Billboard's monthly Top TV Songs chart, where it peaked at No. Seely, 23 years old at the time, was working at Liberty Records on Sunset Blvd.