Monday, February 6, 2012

Musical Monday: Best Love Songs {my top 5}

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Day #6:  Love Songs Countdown

Sweet Miss Angie @ My So Called Chaos hosts Musical Mondays.  I keep wanting to link-up, and I thought that since it is so close to Valentine's Day, I would share with you my Top Five Favorite Love Songs.



Art @ Home's Top Five Love Songs


5.  "Touch Me" by The Doors
This might seem like an unlikely choice due to the (implied) sarcasm of this song.  Let's face it: it is typical for men to say what we want to hear in the heat of a fight.  But it is Jim Morrison, and when he sings (accompanied by heavenly-sounding violins and a harpsichord) "I'm gonna love ya, till the heavens stop the rain.  I'm gonna love you till the stars fall from the sky,"  I'm falling for it.  Hook.  Line.  And sinker!  There are some other odd interpretations of this song, but I choose to ignore them, too!

4.   "Maybe I'm Amazed" by Paul McCartney
This song is special to me because Mr. Art @ Homes always says that it reminds him of me, and he sings it to me all the time.  *le sigh*  Got to love that man!  :D

3.   "Melt With You" by Modern English
Yet another odd choice.  The lovers in this song seem to want to melt into each other (almost happily) as a nuclear attack seems imminent in their immediate future.  But I am a child of the eighties, and we lived with the fear of the Cold War (until Ronald Reagan destroyed the iron curtain).  I do not care how twisted this song is.  I love it.

2.   "Only Fools Rush In" by Elvis Presley
This is definitely my dog, Bonnie's, favorite song.  It definitely wins points for romance lyrics wise, and the Hawaiian steel guitar lends an exotic beach sound that makes it the *perfect* love song.

1.   "Baby I Love Your Way" by Peter Frampton
My favorite love song of all time, the highly visual imagery appeals to the artist in me. Moonlight (glows) with the help of fireflies, sunsets (reflected) in your eyes, and clouds stalking islands in the sun: You pick out any of these images and they are so, so full of romance. The urgency and impatience of the singer's love juxtaposed with the passages of time in this song is genius!



So what have I been listening to lately?  "Maybe I'm Amazed."






Hurry home, Babe!  I miss you!!!


Lyrics for "Maybe I'm Amazed"



Maybe I'm amazed at the way you love me all the time
And maybe I'm afraid of the way I love you
Maybe I'm amazed at the way you pulled me out of time
And hung me on a line
Maybe I'm amazed at the way I really need you

Maybe I'm a man and maybe I'm a lonely man
Who's in the middle of something
That he doesn't really understand
Maybe I'm a man, maybe you're the only woman
Who could ever help me
Baby won't you help me to understand
Ooh hoo hoo hoo
Ooh hoo ooh oh

Oh oh
Yeah yeah yeah
Oh
Oh oh
Oh
Oh oh
Oh oh oh

Maybe I'm a man and maybe I'm a lonely man
Who's in the middle of something
That he doesn't really understand
Maybe I'm a man and maybe you're the only woman
Who could ever help me
Baby won't you help me to understand
Ooh hoo hoo hoo
Ooh hoo ooh oh

Maybe I'm amazed at the way you're with me all the time
Maybe I'm afraid of the way I leave you
Maybe I'm amazed at the way you help me sing my song
You right me when I'm wrong
Maybe I’m amazed at the way I really need you

Oh oh oh hoh oh
Hey hey hey
Oh oh oh
Hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo
Yeah yeah
Ooh hoo hoo hoo
Ooh hoo ooh oh


Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill




7 comments:

  1. Great songs.... Love the countdown to Valentines Day too!

    My favorite love song - Pretty Girl by Eric Clapton. Before we got married I casually asked my husband what our "first dance song" would be and without even hesitating he said "Pretty Girl by Eric Clapton".... It's been my favorite love song ever since. And it would have been our first dance song if we had a traditional wedding and reception!

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  2. Great choices, Ricki! As another child of the eighties, I have a soft place in my heart for Melt with You too.

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  3. Oh Modern English. I love all the eighties music. I am going to do a post on hearts tomorrow to tie in with your 14 days of love.

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  4. I love "Only Fools Rush In" too Ricki

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  5. Got to love Elvis, no matter what! Great list.

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  6. I got tears when I saw "Only Fools Rush In." I love that song, and it reminds me of my husband.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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