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10 Lovely Love Songs That Have Been Forgotten By Many Radio Stations

Updated on May 3, 2012

One of the things that I love to do during my free time is to crawl through YouTube to search through the millions of videos to find songs that I love. Sometimes, it feels like searching for a needle in a haystack!

This hub is a list of 10 of my favorite songs that I had nearly forgotten, until I found them once again on YouTube. Many of these songs have extremely beautiful melodies and beautiful lyrics, that are so charming.

So here are my 10 special YouTube finds!

Somewhere Down the Road by Barry Manilow

1. Somewhere Down the Road by Barry Manilow

I have always been a fan of Barry Manilow since I was a child. I love his voice, and the way he performs. In fact, I could write a hub about all the songs he sings, cause I love them all so much! But if I had to choose one song that I really relate to, and that is not so prominently featured on Barry Manilow's playlists, I would choose this - Somewhere Down the Road. The lyrics are just so wistful, and I am guilty of playing this song over and over again on youtube!

This YouTube version is a magical version - just a solo piano accompanying Barry Manilow. Love it so much!

2. Aubrey by Bread

I remember the first time I discovered this song on YouTube, while clicking around the rest of the songs by Bread. I was totally in love with it. The lyrics, by David Gates sitr up so much sadness in me, and yet I listened to this song over and over for a few days non-stop, as In clung on to the beauty of the poetic lyrics.

Did you know? Aubrey was inspired after David Gates watched Breakfast at Tiffany's, starring Audrey Hepburn, the movie that is famous for the song Moon River.

Two Less Lonely People in the World by Air Supply

3. Two Less Lonely People in the World by Air Supply

For some reason, as a high school and college kid, the words of the chorus had one of the sweetest rhymes to me. Two less lonely people in the world, and it's gonna be fine. Out of all the lonely people in the world, can't believe that you are mine... Up till today, I still love this song for its almost cheesy lyrics.

Air Supply has some of the best songs that I grew up on - I love Here I am, I Can Wait Forever... I always admire people who compose great songs, and Air Supply has my admiration for sure.

Longer Than by Dan Fogelberg

4. Longer Than by Dan Fogelberg

There are some songs that I have always wished that I had composed before anyone else. When I heard Longer Than, I remember thinking to myself how lovely and simple this song was - yet this simplicity is what moved me each time I heard this song.

If you have a childhood sweetheart to sing to, this song becomes all the more special. I really take my hat off to Dan Fogelberg and his likes who wrote such amazing songs. We need more of these today.

Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce

5. Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce

As a child, I loved this song for its musicality. I loved the melody, and how it changed from a minor key to a major key halfway through. However composed the music for this was a genius I thought. Then, when I was a little bit older and began to pay more attention to the lyrics of this song, I realized how tender and sincere they were.

Sometimes, feelings are so hard to express, but when I heard this song, I felt like Jim Croce had helped me to articulate what I have felt about having so little time to spend with those people that are special to me.

I Miss The Hungry Years by Neil Sedaka

6. I Miss the Hungry Years by Neil Sedaka

Neil Sedaka has one of the most unique male voices that I have ever heard. Many of his songs have a really upbeat feel to it, but not I miss the hungry years. I have always loved the poignant feeling this song gives me each time I listen to it.

This song is very wistful, and even as a teenager, aside from the lovely chord progressions and melodic turns, I loved the words and the way Neil Sedaka sang it with so much emotion. This video of Sedaka's performance takes the song a little faster than I'm used to, but it's still beautiful anyway.

Perhaps Love by John Denver

7. Perhaps Love by John Denver

If there is a soothing song that makes me contemplate about love, this is it.

I read that John Denver wrote this song when he and his wife were headed to a divorce. Perhaps this was the source of his profound emotions.

This duet with Placido Domingo is absolutely breathtaking. It's is a rather unlikely vocal combination, but when you juxtapose these two voices, hearing the solo lines and the harmonies blend is a real aural treat.

Times of Your Life by Paul Anka

8. Times of Your Life by Paul Anka

This song always comes to mind when I think of taking photographs, as Paul Anka's song was the song that played during the Kodak commercial when I was a kid.

Good morning yesterday, you wake up and time has slipped away. This song feels like a classic and timeless feel - I can imagine myself singing this for a long long time more. In fact, as I grow older, this song feels richer and more nostalgic with each listen.

And I Love You So by Don Mclean

9. And I Love You So by Don Mclean

If you are looking for a simple and touching song, you should like this a lot. Together with Don Mclean's pure vocals, the guitar accompaniment gives the song a warm and soft touch.

Although I heard this song when I was really young, I have always enjoyed it. The lyrics are almost conversational, and I have always imagined someone singing this song while they are surrounded in nature with their loved one.

She Believes in Me by Kenny Rogers

10. She Believes in Me by Kenny Rogers

When this song reaches the chorus, I always feel like singing along. She believes in me is one song that I have always liked for the lyrics and the music. It's almost as thought Kenny Rogers were singing us a story, with a quieter verse and a chorus that blossoms into a declaration of love.

This is one of the songs that Kenny Rogers sings that doesn't have such a strong country flavor, and it has been my favorite for many years now.

What long lost songs have you recently stumbled upon as you explored YouTube or your CD shelves? I would love to hear from you in the comment section below!


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    • Ask TeTe profile image

      Ask TeTe 

      5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      I thought I was the only sap that still liked Barry Manilow!'s good to meet you! He is a wonderful lyricist. I listed to his records over and over again in middle school. Then I added Ronnie Milsap to my music collection in high school, and Sandi Patty in college.

      Perhaps Love is one of my favorite songs to sing in weddings along with a song called Wedding Prayer. I think John Denver and Placido Domingo started the whole modern version of cross genera performances.

      Great Hub!!!!

    • Jackie Lynnley profile image

      Jackie Lynnley 

      5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Longer Than, really love that and been so long since I have heard it. Thanks, they all are great. One not playing you better fix before someone narcs you out. And I Love You one not playing,,,just make it bigger will do it i think...will come back later to hear it. Love that really a lot.

    • Charlotte B Plum profile imageAUTHOR

      Charlotte B Plum 

      6 years ago

      Hey hyphenbird!

      I am so glad that you like Aubrey too! Sometimes I wonder if anyone else likes the songs that do, especially because Aubrey is kinda sad, and I don't mean to be in such a melancholic mood all the time.

      Perhaps I should put together a hub of all the best musical hits! Memory would go right in there!

    • Charlotte B Plum profile imageAUTHOR

      Charlotte B Plum 

      6 years ago

      Dear Lesley

      Nice to see you again! I really loved Two less lonely people too, I sang it all the time in college.

      And yes, both of you are right about Elaine Page's Memory too. I grew up listening to my mom sing that song!

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      There are a few songs here I don't know, so I will have to check them out!

      Number 3 is one of my all time favourites and I agree with Hyphenbird, Memory by Elaine Page is beautiful.

      Many thanks and voting up.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Brenda Barnes 

      6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Oh you do have some lovely songs on here. There are so many artists and music to choose from. Aubrey has been a favorite of mine for years as is If, also by Bread. Thank you for putting together this great Hub. I can offer some of my favorites but they are all of them, lol

      How about Memory by Elaine Page? Oh, now I will spend the day on YouTube but love it.


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