My Music Playlist for Valentine's Day
#1 Thirsty Merc - Someday Someday
#2 Norah Jones - Turn Me On
#3 Donell Jones - Knocks me Off my feet (Stevie Wonder cover)
#4 Elton John - Your Song
#5 Frank Sinatra - Moon River
#6 Lyndel David Hall - All You Need Is Love (The Beatles cover)
#7 The Beach Boys - Don't Worry Baby
#8 Brian McKnight - The Only One For Me
#9 Lifehouse - You and Me
#10 The Temptations - My Girl
My first relationship has always been with music. I have an extensive knowledge for it and it always there for me through the good times and the bad times. I'm sure many of you can relate! My post today is about my favourite love songs. There are alot of songs sung about love but when you really think about it most of it portrays feelings of heartbreak, confusion, sadness, loss and unrequited love. Do you know how hard it really is to find a song about positivity in love and dedication and loyalty? It makes me wonder if artists must find it easier to express sadness rather than happiness.
So first off, one of my all time favourite songs is by Australian band Thirsty Merc and their song 'Someday Someday' and to me it's a sweet song about a man declaring his love to his girl and giving her hope for the future despite their youthful struggles. I always perk up when I hear this song especially since its been played during some special moments in my life most recently.
Norah Jones' 'Turn Me On' was featured in my all time favourite movie 'Love Actually' and it plays the moment Sarah and Karl slow dance at their staff party. They let their walls down for the first time (especially Sarah) and they become tender and affectionate, falling in love as the song plays.
Donnel Jones' 'Knocks me off my feet' was one of the first R&B love songs I heard while I was young and has resonated with me ever since. It's just so simple and full of devotion. Although Stevie Wonder's original is really good, something about Donnel's voice really brings it home for me.
Elton John's song 'Your Song' is just amazing to me. I love the simple harmony between Elton's vocals, lyrics and his piano.
I'm not too sure where I first heard Frank Sinatra's 'Moon River' but its one of those songs that makes you want to travel to other worlds. I did hear the song in the movie 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' a couple of years ago, but I found it didn't sit right. Frank's voice really carries the song and brings it to life.
I've always loved Lyndel David Hall's 'All You Need is Love' and his soulful approach to The Beatles' song. It was also featured in 'Love Actually'; the moment Juliet and Peter walk down the aisle after being married and it always brings tears to my eyes. God dammit, I wish a moment like that happened to me.
The Beach Boys - 'Don't Worry Baby' is just a positive one that makes me feel relaxed and puts me in a good mood every time I hear the soothing melody and vocals. The same goes for 'You & Me'by Lifehouse. That song pulls at my heart strings by the time I hear the chorus... putting into my head a scene of two people being in love and enjoying each others company in comfortable silence.
Brian Mcknight's 'The Only One for Me', I used to listen to all the time when I was younger and going through young heartbreak. I found Brian's voice so soothing it put me at peace when I was sad and lost.
Then last but not lease, The Temptation's 'My Girl'. How I wish someone wrote this song about me especially since I am in love with Motown songs. It has the perfect riff and group vocals. The lyrics' 'When it's cold outside, I've got the month of May' is very special to me because my birthday is in the middle of May (Is this song written especially for me?). This song epitomises everything I think love should be like - sweet, gleeful, simple and possibly a little corny.
I also have a playlist for those other types of feelings like unrequited love, asking for forgiveness, loss of love, heart break and the torture of being in love (oh how I know those feelings so well). But today it's all about positivity so I hope these songs resonates with you guys, my lovely readers. Even though I haven't exactly found my own Prince Charming as per se, its nice to sometimes dream about it in the comfort of this music.