Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Music Blog

Valentine's Weekend is upon us. You know it because I've been yammering about it for weeks now. From decorating ideas to gift offerings and from cookie recipes to a list of sinfully delicious aphrodisiacs, I've been stressing the importance of preparing for and enjoying this most romantic and love-filled of holidays. We are in the home stretch before the big day arrives this Monday. It seemed most fitting, then, to dedicate today's Friday Music Blog to the following topic:  "Your Favorite Love Songs". That's right, the songs that make you smile to yourself, make your heart go pitter patter because you are thinking about her... or him... The songs that make you long for a date in your past, a kiss from a special someone, or the intensity of a moment you shared yesterday.

Love songs work on so many levels - they offer hope to those looking for love, a 'knowing feeling' for those in love, and wistfulness for those bereft of love. But most are optimistic, a bit sappy (who isn't when they are in love?) and genuinely emotional. This may be your least favorite genre of music, but please indulge me; I couldn't, in good conscious, let the Friday before Valentine's go without a nod to the greatest love songs. So, I need your help compiling a list. Remember how affective "mixed tapes" used to be to declare your love? Well, now it's playlists made on iTunes but same diff! Help a hopeless romantic out by crossing the styles, genres,and types of music to scour your collections and favorites to create the most unbelievably complete resource of the world's best love songs. It's a challenge and I think you all are up to it.

I most anxiously await your replies so I, too, can create a 'perfect' playlist of the best love songs available! Thank you in advance for your contributions!

Happy Valentine's Weekend! Don't forget to use these blogs as your source for all things Valentiney to help you prepare, plan, and implement the best Valentine's Day yet! Enjoy!!


  1. She's Got a Way - Billy Joel
    All About Soul - Billy Joel
    Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel
    She's Always a Woman - Billy Joel
    You've Made Me So Very Happy - BST
    Baby I'm-A Want You - Bread
    Make It With You - Bread
    Do That To Me One More Time - Captain & Tennille
    Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain & Tennille
    Where You Lead I Will Follow - Carole King
    Seasons of Love - Rent
    Beginnings - Chicago
    All the Love I Have Inside - Chris DeBurgh
    Feels So Good - Chuck Mangione
    I Love You - Climax Blues Band
    Never Saw a Miracle - Curtis Stigers
    On the Street Where You Live - Dennis DeYoung
    I Need You to Turn To - Elton John
    I Have Always Loved You - Enrique Iglesias
    Could I Have This Kiss Forever - Enrique Ilgesias
    You're My #1 - Enrique Iglesias
    Hero - Enrique Iglesias
    More Than Words - Extreme
    You Are the Woman - Firefall
    Kiss On My List - hall & Oates
    Hold My Hand - Hootie & The Blowfish
    Only Wanna Be With You - Hootie & The Blowfish
    Something in the Way She Moves - James Taylor
    How Sweet It Is - James Taylor
    Your Smiling Face James Taylor
    Little More Time With You - James Taylor
    On the Wings of Love - Jeffrey Osborne
    I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song - Jim Croce
    Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker
    When the Night Comes - Joe Cocker
    You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker
    Love Song - Pippin
    When U Love Someone - Kid Rock

  2. Mom and mine all time favorite is " A Summer Place".
    We used to dance to this in college. It still sends chills down our spines.

  3. Whip it - Devo

    ***** Let's get it on - Marvin Gaye *****

  4. Good topic Chief!
    All The Things You Are- Ella Fitzgerald
    C'est Magnifique- Frank Sinatra
    No Ordinary Love- Sade
    Embraceable You- Ella Fitzgerald
    Almost Hear You Sigh- Rolling Stones
    Can't Get Enough Of Your Love- Barry White
    Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)- Louis Armstrong
    Rooms On Fire- Stevie Nicks
    Still... You Turn Me On- Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    Nights In White Satin- Moody Blues
    I Want To Know What Love Is- Foreigner
    Autumn In New York- Frank Sinatra
    Things We Said Today- The Beatles
    My Sharona- The Knack
    Shower The People- James Taylor
    I Saw Her Standing There- The Beatles
    The Best Is Yet To Come- Justin Hayward
    Breaking Up Is Hard To Do- Neil Sedaka
    Call Me Irresponsible- Frank Sinatra
    Autumn Leaves- Nat King Cole
    Just A Little Lovin'- Dusty Springfield
    She's A Mystery- Bon Jovi
    The Very Thought Of You- Tony Bennet
    Let's Go Crazy- Prince
    Can't Stand Losing You- The Police
    Big Lie Small World- Sting
    Here's To Life- Shirley Horn
    Fooled Around and Fell In Love- Elvin Bishop
    Closer To You- The Wallflowers (and Cassandra Wilson)
    By The Time I Get To Phoenix- Glen Campbell
    Treat Her Right- Roy Head & The Traits
    My Best Friends Girl- The Cars
    Come A Little Bit Closer- Jay & The Americans
    Moonlight Feels Right- Starbuck
    You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling- Righteous Bros.
    The Look Of Love- Dusty Springfield
    I Got You Babe- Sonny and Cher
    Cosmic Love- Florence + The Machine
    The Letter- The Boxtops
    You Don't Love Me- Bloomfield/Kooper
    Happy Together- The Turtles
    I've Got A Woman- Ray Charles
    50 Ways To Leave Your Lover- Paul Simon
    Forever Autumn- Moody Blues
    Do To You- Bryan Adams
    Love Is All Around- The Troggs
    We've Got A Groovy Thing Goin'- Simon and Garfunkel
    For My Lady- Moody Blues
    When A Man Loves A Woman- Percy Sledge
    With You I'm Born Again- Billy Preston & Syreeta
    Love Is A Long Road- Tom Petty
    The Honeymoon's Over- Betty Hutton
    Yours Forever- John Mellancamp

  5. "Something" -The Beatles (George Harrison)
    "Just My Imagination" -The Temptations

    and, a couple of emotionally charged opera numbers:
    "O Mio Babbino Caro" -Puccini
    "Liebestod" -from Wagner's "Tristan & Isolde"

  6. When I Said I Do - Clint Black / Lisa Hartman. This song gets me every time it's played!

  7. C'mon, you have to have Marvin Gaye in there. And where's "My Funny Valentine"?

    Don't forget Les Paul and Mary Ford's "How high the Moon".