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!
Good Lord, how I love hearing Barbara Cook sing Losing My Mind. Unfortunately, it was the soundtrack of my life in my early 20’s. However, if you’ve never heard Dorothy Loudon sing it, you’ve never really heard the song. Not to offer a complete spoiler, but she takes the title very literally. Make sure you watch the whole clip; it’s amazing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQcUdSwHD_w
I love it!
What a great topic! Just the Way You Are does it for me. Sung by anyone!
As a teenager in the 1980s, I was a huge Whitney Houston fan.
It’s hard to pick just one of her songs, so I will list two (with videos):
The Greatest Love of All
Saving All My Love For You
Her voice is amazing!
Ah, love songs. Which one is my favorite often depends on how I’m feeling, but like Julie, I like heartbreak songs. One of my favorites is Keith Urban’s “You’ll Think of Me.” Best. Breakup. Song. Ever. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2en4ofkt1eo
That is a great song!
At our wedding reception, my wife and I danced to U2’s Where The Streets Have No Name. Not your typical love song, but one of my faves. Then there’s I’m Yours by Jason Mraz. It makes me smile every time I hear it.
I’m going to go listen to both. I’ll probably recognize them, but I’m terrible with remembering titles and who sang what. Always have been!
Elusive Butterfly will get me every time. It takes me back to 1966 and a fascinating boyfriend.
I’ll have to listen to that one too!
I’m going to go completely out of left field here. “Can I Have This Dance” from the High School Musical 3 soundtrack is one that I love. Also Chris DeBurg’s “Lady in Red.”
Love both of your choices, Mark.
I love both of those songs!
So many good ones out there, but I love some of the real oldies like “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Blue Moon” and of course “As Time Goes by” from “Casablanca!”
Oh how I do enjoy a well written and sung love song! One that often comes into my head and has me humming or even singing right out loud is “The Very Thought of You” which Nat King Cole could sing to perfection.
She was an amazing singer.
Any song by Luther Vandross
His voice is like a warm blanket!
You Should Know and Forever I Do Both by Damian McGinty.
I will have to look those up!
Lady in Red by Chris de Burgh is a favorite song of mine!
I love it too!
My favorite love song is Sometime by Bernice Johnson Reagon ( Sweet Honey in the Rock).
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