Lovers Who Cannot Move On: List of Heartache Songs in Tribute to Percy Sledge

by Helmut Eder

Singer Percy Sledge passed away last week, an event that evoked memories of one of the greatest songs of an eternally heartbroken lover. It may have forever marked Sledge as a one-hit wonder, but “When a Man Loves a Woman” is undoubtedly a hit worth being remembered for. “This gentle, eternally devoted soul had just been blindsided by his woman, who’d left him broke, bleeding inside, and sleeping out in the rain,” explained USA Today’s Jerry Shriver in his 4/15/15 obituary of Sledge.

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