Tuesday, March 01, 2005

The best love songs in the whole world ever! (Volume 4.2)

So, it's Tuesday and it's my night off for the week! Hurrah. To be fair, I'll enjoy everything else I have to do this week, but it's nice to have one evening for just sitting around. I got a magazine through the door today (yay for subscriptions) and it's also Heat day, so I've been having a v nice time so far, despite the 2 chocolate squares which were certainly not within my Weight Watchers plan for the day!

I decided that waffling randomly about my diary may not be very interesting to anyone, so I'd do a random entry on love songs (insert flashing pink writing and little tweety birds here). I LOVE love songs. They are possibly the best thing ever! (for all of about 5 minutes until I think of something else that's the best thing ever...a very overused phrase for me). Of course the absolute best one is She by Elvis Costello, which is the song I'm having my first dance to at my wedding (must do a wedding entry at some point, have been obsessed for years...). But there are many other great songs out there so here is a list. I'm sure it's by no means complete and will have to be added to as I remember other fab ones that can't possibly be left out! Anyway, in the order they randomly occur to me, here goes...

She - Elvis Costello
The Way You Look Tonight - Tony Bennett
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer
Thankyou For Loving Me - Bon Jovi
Always - Bon Jovi (again - power ballads rock!)
Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warner
Your Song - Elton John
The Last Night of the World from Miss Saigon
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
The Young Ones - Cliff Richard!!!! (highly highly embarrassing but I like it)
Love Changes Everything - Michael Ball (again, highly embarrassing)
I'm Kissing You - Des'ree
Love Is In the Air - Cat Stevens
Unchained Melody - loads of people, but Robson and Jerome are the best!
Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield (fabulous song)
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
Flying Without Wings - Westlife (a classic, no matter what anybody says!)
Come What May from Moulin Rouge
Don't Marry Her, Have Me - The Beautiful South (quirky, maybe not a normal love song but irresistably catchy)
Take My Breath Away - Berlin
You've Lost That Loving Feeling - The Righteous Brothers (fab)
When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
I'm Leaving on a Jet Plane - John Denver
Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet
Can't Help Falling in Love - Andy Williams
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams (fab sober, fabber drunk!)
You Were Always On My Mind - Elvis Presley (ah, the memories of Baileys-fuelled sobbing)
I Got You Babe - Sonny and Cher (the old ones are the best)
Flowers in the Window - Travis
A Whole New World from Aladdin (hurrah for Disney)
Words - Boyzone (if only for the teenage memories)

hmm, I've exhausted my Windows Media Player list now. But I think that's quite enough to be going on with! I'm sure there will be updates as I think of more absolute classics.

In case you hadn't guessed, I may well be the world's most hopeless romantic (and have quite appalling taste in music!). But I wouldn't want to be any other way! It seems to me that a world without romance would be a truly hopeless thing, but one with it provides endless possibilities, golden memories and a reason to look forward to every day. So I'm afraid I shall keep believing in love!

That's probably quite enough for this entry. Do remind me of any fab songs I may have forgotten...


Helen Mct said...

Sarah! Stumbled over you blog. Never knew you were such a big romantic. Hehe. Couldn't agree more about She by Elvis Costello. There's something about it that always evokes visions of appearing at the top of some elegant staircase in a big floaty dress to the general bedazzlement of all present. Like the scene from Titanic. Might have something to do with Notting Hill also.

Sarah said...

Hey Helen! Ooh, I quite agree about the stairs image.

Can you tell I was feeling highly sentimental when I wrote that entry?!

NeverBroken said...

Excellent list! ^_^
Stumbled across it by chance, but it's given me some ideas for a love song CD im making for someone special. Thanks! ^_^