I didn’t realize that Freddie Mercury had a solo song called Love Kills. Do you have a favorite song about love?
Edith/Maddie: Showing my age here, but I had fun going on a little nostalgia trip re-listening to a slew of Beatles songs about love. Check out this funny video with real footage of them singing “Words of Love” or this lovely version of “If I Fell” or “It’s Only Love.” You might not want to pay too close attention to some of the lyrics, though, especially on “Run for Your Life” – yikes, that fits the theme of Love Kills, all right.
Sherry: I love songs about love. It doesn’t matter if they are romantic, sibling, friends, or family — they make me happy. The one that makes me think most of my husband is Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts. I love this part of the chorus: That every long lost dream led me to where you are Others who broke my heart, they were like Northern stars pointing me on my way into your loving arms. Here’s a link to the entire song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-vZlrBYLSU
Liz: I LOVE love songs too! And Sherry, that is so sweet. I really love James Arthur’s Say You Won’t Let Go. I think the lyrics are the sweetest. I also love Shallow from A Star is Born, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Although I’d love anything they sang together, I think!
Julie: Did you ever listen to Carly Simon’s album Torch? I wore out one of my LPs of that. Such an amazing emotional journey, plus her voice.
I’m a sucker for love songs as well. But mostly heartbreak love songs. They are so cathartic. This Sondheim, Losing My Mind, is one of my favorites:
Readers: Share your favorite love song!