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Love Songs :: Top Ten Tuesday


My Top Ten Love Songs
Top Ten Tuesday

By request, a Top Ten Tuesday list of My Top Ten Love Songs. This list has changed over the years, and I had to trim off quite a few favorites to limit the list to Ten, and tomorrow, or next month, or next year, if this request came to me again, the list might look different. That said, I know there are a few that have been there for as long as I can remember, and will probably be sticking around for forever.

The list tends to veer older, with a few, more recent songs, woven in. The classics though are awfully hard to compete with, especially in regards to songs about love. They transcend cheesiness and contrived sentimentality, gifting something a bit more vulnerable, imperfect, and real.

So, here’s my list, at  least for today, by request…

My Top Ten Love Songs

1. “Heroes” :: David Bowie

“Though nothing,
will keep us together,
we could steal time,
just for one day.
We can be heroes,
forever and ever
What’d you say?”

2. “Bring it on Home to Me” :: Sam Cooke

You know I’ll always be your slave,
’till I’m buried and buried in my grave.
Oh, honey bring it to me,
bring your sweet loving,
bring it on home to me.”

3. “Love & Happiness” :: Al Green

“Love and happiness,
something that can make you do wrong,
make you do right.

4. “Slave to Love” :: Bryan Ferry

“We’re too young to reason,
too grown up to dream.”

5. “Something” :: The Beatles

“Somewhere in her smile she knows,
that I don’t need no other lover.”

6. “Ship Song” :: Nick Cave

“Come sail your ships around me,
and burn your bridges down.
We make a little history, baby,
every time you come around.”

7. “Wild Horses” :: The Rolling Stones

“Wild, wild horses,
couldn’t drag me away.

8. “Fade Into You” :: Mazzy Star

“I wanna hold the hand inside you.
I wanna take the breath that’s true.”

9. “Wonderwall” :: Oasis

“Because maybe,
you’re gonna be the one that saves me.
And after all,
you’re my wonderwall.”

10. “God Only Knows” :: The Beach Boys

“I may not always love you,
but long as there are stars above you,
you never need to doubt it,
I’ll make you so sure about it.
God only knows what I’d be without you.”

That’s my Top Ten Love Songs for Top Ten Tuesday. What would be on your list?

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