|“Funnel of Love”|
|Song by Wanda Jackson|
|Writer(s)||Charles McCoy, Kent Westbury|
"Funnel of Love" is a song by Wanda Jackson written by Charlie McCoy (credited as "Charles McCoy") and Kent Westbury. Recorded in 1960 and released in 1961, "Funnel of Love" was released as the B-side to Jackson's major country-pop single, "Right or Wrong." 
Adele covered the song in 2011, and has referred to it as one of her favorite songs on numerous occasions.
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On June 26, 2009, Adele appeared as a guest DJ for the California-based radio station KCRW during their "Morning Becomes Eclectic" program. During her appearance, "Funnel of Love" was one of four songs that Adele handpicked to play, citing it as one of her favorite songs. 
Adele covered "Funnel of Love" live at Xfm Manchester on January 1, 2011.  She had previously told Rolling Stone in 2010 that her music influenced some of 21: "I got addicted to this Wanda Jackson hits album. She's so cheeky and so raunchy. She's kind of like the female Elvis: really sexual, not afraid to embarrass herself."  According to Jackson, Adele was heavily inspired by the song while writing "Rolling in the Deep," and may not have written "Rolling in the Deep" had she not heard it.  Jackson went on to serve as an opener for Adele during the second North American leg of her 2011 tour.
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