Blessid_Union_of_Souls_(album)Blessid Union of Souls – “I Wanna Be There” – (1997)

It’s interesting to me how people don’t seem to remember Blessid Union of Souls. They had four top 40 hits in the late 90s, with a fair number of other singles receiving regular radio airplay. This was a top 40 hit and is probably among the band’s most-remembered songs (and one of their best). It was the lead single off of their second album.

#107 – Blessid Union of Souls – “Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me for Me)” – (1999)

This is one of those songs with funky lyrics that everyone liked to sing along with. Example: “she likes me for me/not because I hang with Leonardo/or that guy who played in “Fargo”/I think his name is Steve.” It’s full of pop culture references, the title referring to Leonardo DiCaprio, who was at the peak of his Titanic fame at the time of original release. The album Walking of the Buzz was also responsible for the single “Standing at the Edge of the Earth.” Their 1997 self-titled album spawned the singles “I Wanna Be There” and the very good “Light in Your Eyes.” 1995’s Home contained the awesome “Let Me Be the One” and “I Believe.” Blessid Union of Souls was, unfortunately, one of those great 90s bands that just kind of got lost with time.