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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Song in my heart - What are the top 5 romantic songs of all time?

ROMANCE - To court or woo romantically; treat with ardor or chivalrousness; a strong fascination or enthusiasm for something. [Romance week starts here. Click for this week's Bliss Initiatives.]




Alrighty then. I had planned to make a list of some really great romance resources today but I was a little disappointed in my finds. In previous Romance weeks I had already found a bunch of interesting stuff.


       Everyday Romance and Tips
       Romantic Tips and other Fun Stuff


And my goal was to find something NEW.  It isn't as if I have actually already tried all of the old ideas. Really the resources in those two posts are pretty extensive but somehow I am looking for something new to get those romance fires a burning. Then it hit me. What would be NEW for me would be to hunt down some good old fashioned love songs.


I have already confessed my musical ineptitude and several of you were kind enough to provide some musical choices for my initial education when I requested you share "5 must hear" songs. A few of you even sent emails filled with artists and songs for me to check out. I have enjoyed it very much!!  What I did with the songs you sent, in addition to just listening to most of them, is I created a Pandora station based on each person's selections.  Now I can think of music in terms of specific bloggy friends. Oh I'm in the mood for Jingle music or M. songs will make little J laugh or something else depending on who provided the list. It has been a lot of fun.


In the instant that you love someone, 
in the second that the hammer hits, 
reality runs up your spine and the pieces finally fit. 
From "The One" by Elton John


So now here we are in the middle of romance week and I think a musical component is sorely lacking! You see your education is bearing fruit! A few of the "must hear" songs you guys have already shared were romantic but I was wondering if you were going to pick the TOP 5 Romantic Songs of all time what would they be?


Bill Lamb over at About.com puts Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" at the top of his Top 10 Love Songs list.
LoveToKnow says "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys tops on their Best Love Songs of all Time.
AOL Radio Blog picked Billy Joel "Just the Way You Are" as number one in their Top 10 Romantic Songs List.


So, how about you? What would be on your list. I asked for 5 but any number you would like to share is a gift so please don't let my number restrain or pressure you in any way! If you are willing, I'd also like to know why those songs make the cut for you. At the end of the week I will give you MY top 5 list based on everything I am introduced to this week!


What are your favorite romantic songs? Why?


Next Post: The second installment of the Sweetie Escapades



My 13 bliss virtues are joy, order, creativity, passion, whimsy, serenity, inquiry, community, romance, gratitude, moxie, humility, and surprise.





This week we are studying Romance. Next up is Gratitude Week

8 comments:

  1. Love songs? Hmmmm...I KNOW I am going to forget some great ones.
    Angel Mine by Cowboy Junkies (my wedding song!)
    Dance Me to the End of Love by Leonard Cohen (he is such an amazingly gifted singer-songwriter)
    Your Song by Elton John (just because you mentioned Elton John - and his old work IS phenomenal. The lyrics are beautiful)
    Wicked Game by Chris Isaak (sexy stuff!)
    With or without you by U2 (because I love them! AND
    One by U2 (universal love for all of mankind)
    Ice Cream by Sarah McLachlan (sometimes love is better than ice cream...depends on the flavor!!!)
    As I said, I'm sure I could think of tons more...but hopefully this is a good start!
    Theresa

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  2. The Righteous Brothers' "Unchained Melody." Nothing better for a slow dance!

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  3. My Girl by the Temptations
    Halo by Beyonce
    When you love a woman (I don't remember the singer)
    Everything I do by Bryan Adams
    Somewhere Over the rainbow
    What a wonderful world by Louis Armstrong
    Let's me love you by Mario
    Staring at the sun by U2
    To Really Love a woman by Bryan Adams (i love him and I think most of his songs ro-man-tic)
    Heave by Bryan Adams
    Always by Bon Jovi
    I wanna know what love is by Foreigners

    I love and love the Unchained Love isn't the one from the movie Ghost?
    the list could go on and on...

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  4. Wow!! Love this blog, and this subject... There are probably thousands of songs out there that "speak to me", but a few of the top ones in my head right now are:
    Always a Woman to Me - Billy Joel
    When a Man Loves a Woman
    In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel
    Something - Beatles

    What a wonderful Blog you have here! I'm so glad to be following you now (that means I'll DEFINITELY be back!) Thanks for leaving such a nice comment on my blog today!

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  5. Hello! Hello! Am just back from Oxnard (celebrating mom's 70th b.day -- hoorah!) No regular internet connection while there, so was limited to iphone which is great. I am thankful... but it's tough to keep up with e-mail and blog-posting/reading via phone...

    I will step up to your challenge re: love songs ( REM? Cowboy Junkies? Chet Baker? but this is preliminary and will get back to you tomorrow...)

    Love your idea re: a list of 101 things I love about my Sweet Husband. He will treasure that. As for having a romantic husband? I always describe him as my "365-day-a-year-sweet & wonderful-husband" but he does not step up to the plate for romantic gestures. I get the usual birthday cards and flowers for valentines day, but it's up to me to plan special date-nights & surprises. However, I always assert, I'd rather have a "365-day-a-year-sweet & wonderful-husband" than one who is only wonderful on special occasions...

    As for finding a husband once intention was clear, that was my experience, too. I met my husband about 6 months after I decided I wanted someone who was honest, had good integrity and was sincere. The fact that he is a perfect father, very handsome in my eyes, well grounded, sensible and romantic in spirit (if not in action) is icing on the cake...

    Happy romance week --
    M.B.

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  6. P.S. Nice little blog-redesign... not sure exactly what you did, but things are looking clean and fresh around here...

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  7. Hi, I love your blog! And I love the weekly themes, cute idea! I've only got one song on my mind right now as far as the most romantic song, this is "our song" for me and my hubby. Tim Mcgraw and Faith Hill, it's your love. We sing it at the top of our lungs on long car rides :) anyways I'll be back to check out your blog in the near future!

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  8. Angel Mine by Cowboy Junkies
    Funny Valentine by Rogers & Hart
    Take me as I Am by Ingrid Michaelson
    You are the Eveything by REM
    When I'm 64 by the Beatles
    Fly me to the Moon written by Bart Howard
    Fisherman's Blues by the Waterboys
    (also, Caramel by Suzanne Vega & Ice Cream by Sarah McLaughlin.)

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