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message 1: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Tom Jones gave his on NPR: http://www.npr.org/2011/02/08/1335611...

Off the top of my head:
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
These Arms of Mine - Otis Redding
Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson
Right in Time - Lucinda Williams
I'm on Fire - Bruce Springsteen
I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash
I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend - The Ramones
45 Years - Stan Rogers
Nobody Xcept You - Bob Dylan
Kiss That Counted - Catie Curtis


message 2: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments Hmm, off the top of my head,

L-O-V-E, Love - Al Green
Theme from "Romeo & Juliet" - Henry Mancini
Hundreds of Sparrows - sparklehorse
Love Song - The Cure
The Very Thought of You - Etta James
Calling You - Blue October
These Arms of Mine - Otis Redding
The Story - Brandi Carlile
Mango Tree - Angus & Julia Stone
Into the Mystic - Van Morrison
Isn't It Romantic - Tony Bennett
First Day of My Life - Bright Eyes
When You Say Nothing At All - Keith Whitley
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash

When I'm Thinking About You - The Sundays


message 3: by Brittomart (new)

Brittomart Are these positive love songs?


message 4: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments iBritt wrote: "Are these positive love songs?"

Yes, but I'd be happy to contribute to a separate thread of anti-love songs if you start one.


message 5: by Brittomart (new)

Brittomart I might do that 'cause I don't know many happy love songs.


message 6: by Ken (new)

Ken (playjerist) | 721 comments I’m guessing ninety percent of all songs in popular music are about love.

What is love, anyhow?


message 7: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments Dance Me to the End of Love - Leonard Cohen

OHchiwawa! That one is sexay.


message 8: by Brittomart (new)

Brittomart Oh!

Degausser by Brand New
Cosmic Love by Florence + the Machine
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry (Bite Me)
Undisclosed Desires - Muse
Starlight - Muse
WTF? - OK Go
Marry Me - St. Vincent
Whole Wide World - Wreckless Eric


message 9: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments Always - Ella Fitzgerald


message 10: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Ken wrote: "I’m guessing ninety percent of all songs in popular music are about love.

What is love, anyhow?"


Baby, don't hurt me.


I forgot to put Thirteen by Big Star on my list. So sweet. Perfect, innocent teenage love.


message 11: by Suefly (new)

Suefly | 620 comments The Story-Brandi Carlile
Wild is the Wind-Nina Simone
At Last-Etta James
I'll Be There For You (child of the 80's!!!)-Bon Jovi


message 12: by Ken (new)

Ken (playjerist) | 721 comments “I Will” – Beatles
“Caroline No” – Brian Wilson/Beach Boys
“Everybody Here Wants You” – Jeff Buckley
“You Send Me” – Sam Cooke
“Hallelujah” - Prefab Sprout
“1,000 Times” – Tahiti 80
“You and I” – Stevie Wonder
“Words of Love” – Buddy Holly
“September” Earth, Wind and Fire
“My Funny Valentine” – Sinatra
“If I Ever Feel Better” – Phoenix
“Shelter from the Storm” – Dylan
“Someday, Someway” – Marshall Crenshaw
“Blue Eyes” – Lewis Taylor
“In the City in the Rain” The 6ths
“Different Drum” – Stone Poneys


message 13: by Ken (new)

Ken (playjerist) | 721 comments Sarah Pi wrote: "Ken wrote: "I’m guessing ninety percent of all songs in popular music are about love.

What is love, anyhow?"

Baby, don't hurt me.


I forgot to put Thirteen by Big Star on my list. So sweet. Perf..."


That banging on your window in the middle of the night is Alex Chilton's ghost saying, "HEEEEY!"


message 14: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Ken wrote: "That banging on your window in the middle of the night is Alex Chilton's ghost saying, "HEEEEY!"

If I let him in to haunt me can we jam?


message 15: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments At Last is a great addition to the list. I'll also add Save the Last Dance For Me.


message 16: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca White (rebecca_white) | 1028 comments I have a hard time with threads like this because I can't run through all of the songs in my head fast enough. But I have said that Van Morrison has written the best love songs - Ballerina and Sweet Thing off of Astral Weeks are almost enough. As long as he was married to Janet Planet he was truly inspired.


message 17: by Suefly (new)

Suefly | 620 comments Koeeoaddi wrote: "There are just way too many of these, but I just can't resist the lists.


Today - Jefferson Airplane
Bernadette - The Four Tops (slightly stalkerish, but never mind, it's a great song!)
As (I'll B..."




I love Layla...it shows that love isn't always lovey dovey gooey, but sometimes raw, dirty and sexy. Excellent addition!


message 18: by Aynge (last edited Feb 09, 2011 02:25PM) (new)

Aynge (ayngemac) | 1202 comments At Last - Etta James
Open Arms, Faithfully - Journey
As - Stevie Wonder
I'm the Man Who Loves You - Wilco
When I Grow Too Old to Dream - Nat King Cole

That's just off the top of my head.


message 19: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments Beautiful in my eyes - Joshua Kadison

And

"even tho we ain't got money, I'm so in love with ya honey..."


message 20: by Brittomart (new)

Brittomart Is "Running Up That Hill (Deal with God)" by Kate Bush a love song? 'cause I love that song.


message 21: by Ken (new)

Ken (playjerist) | 721 comments “If I Fell” – Beatles
“Don’t Talk, Put Your Head on my Shoulder” – Brian Wilson/Beach Boys
“Dream” – Everly Brothers
“I Only Have Eyes” - Art Garfunkle
“Distraction” – Zero Seven
“Stay Close” – Blue Nile
“Saturday Night” – Blue Nile
“Waters of March” – Antonio Carlos Jobim
“Be my Baby” – Ronettes
“I’ve Got a Feeling” – Ivy
“Bad to Me” – Billy Jay Kramer
“Crimson and Clover” Tommy James and the Shondells
“Ain’t No Sunshine” – Bill Withers
“Stormy” - Classic IV
“There She Goes” – The La’s
“She’s Not There” – Zombies
“Golden Lady” – Stevie Wonder
“Bus Stop” – Hollies
“I’m a Broken Heart” – Bird and the Bee
“La La Means I Love You” – Delfonics
“Heart” – Stars
“Hey Girl” – The Delays
“Safe Distance” – Explorers Club


message 22: by Janice (new)

Janice (jamasc) Crazy Love - Van Morrison
Lay, Lady, Lay - Bob Dylan
I Knew I Loved You - Savage Garden
Love & Honesty - Hawaiian Style Band
Let Me Love You Tonight - Pure Prairie League
Hold Me Thrill Me - Righteous Brothers
When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
Lady - Little River Band
I'll Make Love to You - Boys II Men
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
Sentimental Lady - Bob Welch
Wildflower - Skylark


message 23: by Aynge (new)

Aynge (ayngemac) | 1202 comments Let Me Love You Tonight! Love that one...


message 24: by janine (new)

janine | 7715 comments eels - jeannie's diary


message 25: by Malcolm (new)

Malcolm Esquire (MalcolmEsq) "Golden Lady" - Stevie Wonder
"Ain't Nothing But A Maybe" - Rufus
"Ain't No Sunshine" - Michael Jackson
"I Heard It Through The Grapevine" - Gladys Knight & The Pips/Marvin Gaye
"From Head To Toe" - Chris Clark
"I Get Along Without You Very Well" - Boulevard of Broken Dreams/Nina Simone
"Love Me Or Leave Me" - Nina Simone
"To Love Somebody" - Nina Simone
"Closest Thing To Crazy" - Katie Melua


message 26: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments "God Only Knows" by the Beach Boys. "Come What May" from the Moulin Rouge s/t.


message 27: by Michele (new)

Michele bookloverforever (lovebooks14) | 1970 comments "You Are Always on My Mind"...Willie Nelson....and..."You Look Wonderful Tonight".by Clapton.


message 28: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24099 comments Mod
"Islands in the Stream" - Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.

Agree w/Michele on the Willie Nelson.


message 29: by Malcolm (new)

Malcolm Esquire (MalcolmEsq) "You Don't Know Me" - Ray Charles
"I Can't Stop Lovin' You" - Ray Charles
"Elusive Butterfly" - Bob Lind
"Home-Thoughts From Abroad" - Clifford T. Ward
"The Look of Love" - Gladys Knight & The Pips
"Am I The Same Girl" - Barbara Acklin
"First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" - Roberta Flack
"Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)" - The Temptations
"All of Me" - Johnnie Ray
"I Wanna Get Next To You" - Rose Royce
"I'm In Love And I Love The Feeling" - Rose Royce
"Like To Get To Know You" - Spanky & Our Gang
"The Sound of Your Name" - Charles Aznovour
"The Rhythm Divine" - Yello featuring Shirley Bassey
"Never, Never, Never" - Shirley Bassey
"One Less Bell To Answer/A House Is Not A Home" - Barbara Streisand
"Loving Arms" - Millie Jackson


message 30: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca White (rebecca_white) | 1028 comments iBritt wrote: "Is "Running Up That Hill (Deal with God)" by Kate Bush a love song? 'cause I love that song."

I'd call that an unrequited love song. But we seem to be including those.


message 31: by Dr. Detroit (new)

Dr. Detroit | 6019 comments




message 32: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Guest post from Jerry Harrison from the Talking Heads:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jerry-h...

Best Love Songs:

1. Walk The Line: Johnny Cash

2. Something: The Beatles

3. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher: Jackie Wilson

4. Crazy: Patsy Cline

5. I Alone: Live

6. For Your Precious Love: Jerry Butler

7. Be My Baby: The Ronettes

8. Love Me Tender: Elvis Presley

9. Let's Get It On: Marvin Gaye

10. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend: The Ramones

We share 3 of our top ten! And he has some good additions. Be My Baby is an awesome song.


message 33: by Nowhereman (new)

Nowhereman | 2 comments He Will Break Your Heart - Jerry Butler


message 34: by Jammies (new)

Jammies "Silly Love Songs"


message 35: by Brittomart (new)

Brittomart Fuck love.


message 36: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11617 comments iBritt wrote: "Fuck love."

I'm not familiar with that one. Could you hum a few bars so maybe I could fake it?


message 37: by Dr. Detroit (new)

Dr. Detroit | 6019 comments iBritt wrote: "Fuck love."

I think you're finally getting it. The idea that is, not the uh, er, never mind...


message 38: by Michele (new)

Michele bookloverforever (lovebooks14) | 1970 comments I enjoy "Be My Baby" too. ditto on "Crazy" written by Willie Nelson and sung by the incomparable Ms.Patsy Cline.


message 39: by Michael (new)

Michael Favorite love song is maybe In Spit of Ourselves by John Prine.

I like angry love songs more than love songs though and some favorites are:

1. Don't Think Twice, It's Alright - Bob Dylan
2. Can't You See - The Marshall Tucker Band
3. Morning Sky - Dan Fogelberg
4. Song for the Dumped - Ben Folds Five


message 40: by Michele (new)

Michele bookloverforever (lovebooks14) | 1970 comments white bird-david laflamme


message 41: by Dr. Detroit (new)

Dr. Detroit | 6019 comments Michael wrote: "Can't You See - The Marshall Tucker Band"

I'm with you except for whoever came up with the bright idea to use a FLUTE in the arrangement. They should've gone with a saxophone.


message 42: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments I think there should be another thread for anti-love songs.


message 43: by Malcolm (new)

Malcolm Esquire (MalcolmEsq) Jammies wrote: ""Silly Love Songs""

A Lovers Concerto - The Toys :o)


message 44: by Lori (new)

Lori (barfield) | 53 comments Lets see

1) Unbreak My Heart -- Toni Braxton http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2Rch6...
2) The Dance --------- Garth Brooks http://vodpod.com/watch/359654-garth-...
3) Frozen ------------ Madonna http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXFHf8...
4) Too Much Heaven --- Bee Gees http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nREV8b...
5) Wasted Time ------- Eagles http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x20p...
6) The Unforgiven ---- Metallica http://www.videosurf.com/video/metall...
7) Heart Turns To Stone - Foreigner http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1zp...
8) Cold Day In July ----- Dixie Chicks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ywD35...
9) Careless Memories ---- Duran Duran http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1N19z...
10) Turn the Page -------- Bob Seger http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe7yOc...


message 45: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments I thought you were the other Lori for a second and I got very confused by your choices. Just not what I expected her favorites to be.


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