Favorite Love Songs?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Boplicity, Feb 8, 2002.

  1. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Here's a little harmless fun for Valentine's Day. What would you consider to be your very favorite love songs or "the" all-time best love song? (True confession: I stole this idea from a recent AOL poll.)

    I would have to put "Unchained Melody" as one of my all-time favorites as much as for the lyrics as for the song, itself. I prefer the original version, but many of those polled at AOL like the Righteous Brothers' version.

    Still, there are so many, many wonderful love songs...songs of lost love, unrequited love, new love, jealous love, fading love, secret love, forbidden love, painful ove, etc. It is hard for me to really choose just a few special love songs.

    I'll add one more here...the wonderful song of encouragement to the love discouraged..."Some Enchanted Evening "(you will meet a stranger) from South Pacific written by Richard Rodgers.

    Oh, yes, another one that I always enjoy is "I Only Have Eyes for You."

    OK, folks, let's hear your favorites in the spirit of Valentine's Day.
  2. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Say what you will about the song, but "Lady in Red" has a fookin' brilliant bassline by Pino.

    Anything by Sade is also good and good bass. "Is it a Crime?" is one of my faves.
  3. One of my favorites would have to be "Unforgettable" by Nat King Cole. I really love most of his stuff. For something on a sadder note, I like "Lonely Street" by Andy Williams. On a Rock-N-roll note, I'd have to say "Moths" by Jethro Tull.

  4. "bombshell" - operation ivy
    "fairytale of new york" - the pogues
    "chesterfield king" - jawbreaker
    "classic girl" - jane's addiction
    "stir it up" - bob marley

    some "sad" love songs i like:
    "you got me" - the roots
    "across the sea" - weezer (actually my favorite song by them)
    "hallelujah" - jeff buckley
  5. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    [​IMG] There's one by the J. Geils Band. Can't recall the title right now :rolleyes:.
  6. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Oh goodness, there are too many to list. Here's a short one:
    Thoughts Of Old Flames - Pleasure
    Right Here - Shalamar
    Heart Of Gold - Bert Robinson
    Hurry Down Sunset - Chocolate Milk
    Give Me A Chance - Chapter 8
    One On One - Hall and Oates
    If Only You Knew - Patti LaBelle
    Constantly - Lia
    Weakness - Stevie Wonder & Dionne Warwick
    Angel - Anita Baker
    Flow In The Rain & Love Me Blind - Chiedza
    Can't Hide Love, Be Ever Wonderful, & All About Love - E,W,&F
  7. organicj


    Feb 8, 2002
    Dallas Texas
    Def Lepard's "Have you ever needed someone so bad?"

    Foreigner's "I wanna Know what love is"

    Aerosmith's "Big ten inch"
  8. DiegoMcgee


    Oct 20, 2001
    Providence RI
    I'm kind of partial to The Cure and The Smiths for
    love songs.
    I do have to agree with an earlier post, Sade is
    pure sex music and always has great bass in
    her tunes.
    jim obrien
  9. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I'd also have to vote for:
    Everybody Here Wants You - Jeff Buckley
    Breaking Us In Two - Joe Jackson
    Maxine - Donald Fagan
  10. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    OrganicJ, I had forgotten about the Def Lepard song, "Have You Ever Wanted Anyone So Bad." That is a wonderful love song. It wonderfully reflects aching, unrequited love or perhaps obsessive love.

    Three songs of love lost come to mind. "Cry Me a River", "I Get Along Without You Very Well" and "Walk on By."

    A great love song that has been generally underappreciated is the Santana/Michael Jackson collaboration on "Don't Let Go of My Hand" from "invincible." In the same vein I really enjoy Jackson's "Remember the Night" from "Dangerous".

    A tender love song written to one woman in particular is Gershwin's "Beth, You Is My woman Now."
  11. Slap you Around - GWAR

    No, not really. :p
  12. I deffinetley have to go with dancehallclasher; Janes Addiction's "classic girl" is a pretty sweet tune. Id also have to say "breaking the girl" by rhcp. One the first tunes I learned to play actually.
  13. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    Dancehallclasher nailed it with Bombshell, Fairytale of NewYork, and Stir It Up.

    Some others:

    Slow Dancing - U2
    Crash Into Me - Dave Matthews
    Summertime - The Sundays
    I Remember You - The Ramones
    Downtown Train - Tom Waits
    In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
    Who Would've Thought - Rancid
    David Duchovny (Why Won't You Love Me) - Bree Sharp (For the X-Files fan in your life)
  14. organicj


    Feb 8, 2002
    Dallas Texas
    Oh yeah,

    Since you guys are diggin' for stuff. I feel kinda left out now. So, how 'bout....
    Steelheart- Never let you go.
    L.A. Guns- Crystal Eyes
    Quiet Riot- Thunderbird

    Damn I'm out. Who's next?
  15. JohnL


    Sep 20, 2000
    Grayson, GA
    Me & My Bass Guitar - Victor Wooten :D
  16. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Ohhhhh yeah...

    Firehouse - Don't Treat Me Bad, Love of a Lifetime
    White Lion - Wait
    Led Zep - Thank You, The Rain Song

    Yup! :D

    I fell for all that CRAP.

    Sang those songs to her even.
  17. jblake


    Aug 30, 2001
    Gray, ME
    I'll have to go with Tom Waits for all of 'em:

    Gonna take it with me when I go: I saw him play this live and heard someone crying behind me.

    Jersey Girl
    Johnsburg Illinois
    A little trip to Heaven (my wedding song)
    Bad liver and a broken heart
    I hope I don't fall in love with you
  18. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    RHCP's "Super Secret Song" on Mother's Milk. Such a poignant statement... :D
  19. jblake


    Aug 30, 2001
    Gray, ME
    Hehe.. On THAT note I'd have to add Ween's L.M.L.Y.P.