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?
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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