Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love Songs

Since it's Valentine's Day I thought it would be nice to share some of my favorite love songs.

While some folks prefer love ballads, you'll see that I enjoy all kinds including ballads, country, rock, and pop. It's the words and melody that move me. I like some that are sweet, some that are sappy, and some that are thoughtful. As the Beatles sang, "All you need is love"

I've included a few lines from the songs (composers in parenthesis) as well as the video.
So here goes:

"Love Is All Around" (Reg Presley)

"You know, I love you, I always will
My mind's made up
By the way that I feel
There's no beginning
There'll be no end
'Cause on my love you can depend"


"Softly Whispering I Love You" (Roger Greenaway and Roger Cook)

"And I know your soft  kiss turning into music
Every beat of my heart
When I hold you close to my heart
And I hear your voice whispering I love you"


"At Last" (Mack Gordon and Harry Warren)

"At last my love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a song"


"When You Say Nothing At All" (Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz)

"The smile on your face lets me know that you need me
There's a truth in your eyes sayin' you'll never leave me
The touch of your hand says you'll catch me if ever I fall
You say it best when you say nothing at all"


"Can't Help Falling in Love" ( Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, and George David Weiss)

"Take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can't help falling in love with you"

"Asking Us to Dance" (Hugh Prestwood)

"Darling tonight I am reminded how much these two hearts need romance
You know it isn't all that often we get this kind of chance
Why don't we get caught in this moment be victims of sweet circumstance
Tonight I feel like all creation is asking us to dance"

"Moondance"  (Van Morrison)

"Well, it's a marvelous night for a moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes
A fantabulous night to make romance
'Neath the cover of October skies"

"Something" (George Harrison)
"Somewhere in her smile she knows
That I don't need no other lover
Something in her style that shows me
I don't want to leave her now"


"Wonderful Tonight" (Eric Clapton)

"I feel wonderful
Because I see the love light in your eyes
And the wonder of it all
Is that you just don't realize how much I love you"

OK, I know that's a lot of stuff. There are more songs I could have included so perhaps I'll save them for next Valentine's Day.

What is your favorite? Feel free to share a video and/or lyrics in the comments section.

Until the next time...


  1. Oh! what a great selection of songs! specially love erick clapton and elvis :D
    thanks for sharing, hope you have a very happy valentine´s day, sending you a hug, Eliz

  2. Thank you, Elizabeth. Wishing you a happy Valentine's Day as well!

  3. Great choices! I love Etta James, and of course, Elvis and the Beatles. I really enjoyed listening to them all. How can you have a fav?
    Have a great Valentines Day, Michael, and thanks for the memories!

  4. Thanks, Sandie. I hope you have a love-ly Valentine's Day as well.