Some of My Favorite Love Songs
Love songs are funny things, some days they make you cry, some days they make you laugh. Sometimes the crying is sadness other times from joy. It just depends on the place you are in life. Sometimes the laughter is joy and sometimes from the twist of irony. Love songs can make you heart flutter or twist in it like a knife. The funniest part is the same song that flutters today, may twist tomorrow. Such is the dance of the love songs.
I love songs that speak of trueness and lasting love. They lift me up when I am down and give me hope when all is black. It is raining today in the DC area, but the sun is shining within me. Although doubt and darkness are trying to edge their way in, a wall of hope is keeping them out of my mind. Sometimes, when we most need one, we are sent a friend who understands us.
Sting-It's Probably Me
Sting is a gifted musician. He was fantastic with The Police, but I really like him best solo. This song, "It's Probably Me" is from the album, "Ten Summoner's Tales". This is my favorite album by Sting. "It's Probably Me" is also part of the soundtrack for the movie, "Lethal Weapon 3". I found Mel Gibson and Rene Russo's interaction amusing.
The Pretenders-Stand by You
Crissie Hynde of The Pretenders was the rockingest woman around in the late 1970's. As the 80's arrived so did her music, changing us forever. This is a great song about strength and longevity. It tells the story of unconditional love, the kind most people only dream of.
Elvis Presley-Love Me Tender
Sorry, but could a love song hub be complete without Elvis? Elvis was one of the greatest crooners of all time, not to mention sexy beyond comparison. This one always has and always will be one of my favorites.
Bette Midler-The Rose
A song of love for all those who don't believe. "Just remember..." Bette says. I love Bette Midler. She is sexy and funny and strong. She is as beautiful as she is timeless.
The Bangles-Eternal Flame
The Bangles were an 80's girl band. What can I say, I was alive and well in the 80's. Just graduating and entering "real" life, the 80's were great. This song has always touched my heart and remains one of the greats.
Roberta Flack-Killing Me Softy With His Song
This song was originally recorded by Lori Liebermann, but I remember Roberta singing it. It was redone in 1996 by the Fugees, sung by Lauryn Hill. I can never decide which version I like most...I guess it depends on my mood at the time. I have included both. This is a hauntingly beautiful song. I have loved it since I was a child. It is timeless.