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Some of My Favorite Love Songs

Updated on July 24, 2009

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.

Roberta Flack

The Fugees with Lauryn Hill


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      trooper22 8 years ago from Chicago

      All great choices!

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      Elena. 8 years ago from Madrid

      Not bad at all, k@ri! :-) For all the history "Killing me softly.." has, I never knew Gloria Gaynor also had a cover way back when. I heard her performing it live last year in Madrid and I just about melted!

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      shamelabboush 8 years ago

      You've done great choosing Roberta, it's a fantastic song.

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      I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 8 years ago

      Nice selection of songs, k@ri!

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      Eileen Kersey 8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Some great choices there. Little typo on Roberta Flack heading :)

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      badcompany, I'm glad you like the hub. I love the Pretenders, and this song says it all.

      trooper, Thanks! I'm glad you like them.

      Elena, So many people have covered that song, and I've never heard a version I didn't like! I would have melted also, but then, I melt every time I hear it. :D

      shamelaboush, Roberta is great singing this song! Thanks!

      Invictus, Glad you liked them!

      ethel, Thanks for the heads up! I was LOL when I saw the typo. Glad you liked the songs. :D

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      Mr.Mu 8 years ago

      Killing me softly rocked radio in my homestate before we had a hip-hop and rnb station monumental cover.

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      Some really great choices here! Some songs that I had forgotten about too.

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      Elena. 8 years ago from Madrid

      Ay, k@ri, I just notice your face is up there! Way pretty, amiga! :-)

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      Mr. Mu, Killing me Softly has, is and will always be a classic in my book!

      Triplet Mom, I'm glad you like them!

      Ohhh Elena, You are much too kind! I put it up for Father's Day, in case my Dad stopped by.

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      Hawkesdream 8 years ago from Cornwall

      The Rose, is so moving, makes my heart ache and eyes water, every time I hear it. But , I always have to listen.

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      Hawkesdream, I feel the same haunts me after listening to it.

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      Laughing Mom 8 years ago

      Sting is GREAT! I listen to music quite a bit, and no one has yet to be able to predict what I'll choose. I have 7 playlists on my iPod, and I'm forever frustrating everyone in the car or whoever is at home by changing the songs constantly! Your blues hub and this one have some great songs that I added because you reminded me. Thanks!

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hai k@ri. We probably have the same interesting with kind of this music.Like enternal flame by The Bangles, stand by You by The pretenders.I like singing very much. On weekend my familiy and I always sing together. I also use Hip-Hop style for my Yamaha keyboards for "Killing Me Softly" song. It nice song. Thanks for share

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      OMG girl...these are just too good...Bette..."It's the dream---afraid of waking, that never takes a chance....and It's the soul afraid of dying, that never learns to live..." :O)....

      ...then you got me good with "Killing me softly with his song, killing me softly..." my great choices sweetie....loved the drummer on this one...totally...

      ...oops and then of course the very best...STING.."It's Probably Me" Eric Clapton oh good can it get???sighing and deaming....:O) Hugs and a big thanks fo stirring me up tonight....

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      Paper Moon 8 years ago from In the clouds

      Great song choices. Love all of the songs. I am not partial to the Fugees version, I usually like remakes and covers, but it just don't have that Zing to me.

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      Laughing Mom, I love Sting! Glad to give you the reminders :D

      prasetio, I love these songs. I like that you and your family sings together. Sounds like alot of fun!

      G-Ma, I'm really glad you like the selections. I thought the same thing when I found Sting with Eric Clapton! Hugs back!

      Paper Moon, I'm glad you like them, for me it depends on my mood in which I like.

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      ralwus 8 years ago

      I'll be, sham already said what I was thinking. That song was a killer for me. Great choices KCC

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      ralwus, That song makes me melt (as Elena said). I'm glad you liked them. I would like to see your's! I bet you know many. :D

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      raiderfan 8 years ago from Arizona

      you got good choices, hell yeah!

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      raiderfan, I am glad you liked them..."hell yeah!" :D

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      RedElf 8 years ago from Canada

      What a lovely hub - thanks so much k@ri. Have always loved "The Rose".

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      Thanks RedElf! I've always love "The Rose" myself. :D

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      James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

      I cast my little vote for "Killing Me Softly" as the most beautiful love song ever, though "Tears From Heaven" would be up there if it qualifies in this category.  Thanks for memories.

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      k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      James, I love "Killing Me Softly" and I also love "Tears from Heaven". That is a beautiful song and I thought about if, but I felt it was more about love and loss than just love. Thanks! :D

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