‘Love’ly songs!

Okies! So the bug bit me too!! And the week since, I’ve been listening to only romantic and mushy songs giving me an overdoze of feel good factor and heart aches! And as is the vogue, I am gonna spread it out! There are songs that talk of the sweet love, the betrayal of love, the pain of love, and others! Most of these songs talk of how wonderful life is with the better half, and how they mean so much! Then there are songs that talk of promises – the ones kept and the ones broken! The songs that seem to really touch me a lot of times are nevertheless that of the failure of love. It is probably the intense emotions that are portrayed through such songs that cause them to be so touching. This time around, lets look at some of my favorite English Romantic songs. Personally, it is hard for me to categorize my interests when it comes to Western Music. It depends on my mood! Any given day, I do love soft music! But there are moments when I go crazy over 50 cents!!!!
Now the majority of the songs I listen to, when it comes to romance is Bryan Adams (no surprises there..), Enya, Ray Charles, MLTR, and a couple of others.
  • Only Time by Enya :- This is the soundtrack for a wonderful movie “Sweet November” with the charismatic Charlize Theron! Sung by Enya, this song instantly won me over for its deep music that seems to reverberate through the mind!
  • When you love someone by Bryan Adams :- The sound track from “Hope Floats”, I heard this song for the first time when I was in my first year of Engineering. I never got to listen to it later, but the song remained in my heart forever. Most of the people mistake this song to his another famous song “Have you ever really loved woman”. But then, I like this song more than the latter! The words are simply beautiful! The lines go something like..
When you love someone – you’ll do anything
You’ll do all the crazy things that you can’t explain
You’ll shoot the moon – put out the sun
When you love someone
You’ll deny the truth – believe a lie
There’ll be times that you’ll believe you can really fly
But your lonely nights – have just begun
When you love someone
When you love someone – you’ll feel it deep inside
And nothin else can ever change your mind
When you want someone – when you need someone
When you love someone…
When you love someone – you’ll sacrifice
You’d give it everything you got and you won’t think twice
You’d risk it all – no matter what may come
When you love someone
You’ll shoot the moon – put out the sun
When you love someone
  • You say it best when you say nothing at all by Alisson Krauss :- There are several versions of this song sung by different singers, and since I have heard it from Alisson, I am gonna list her here. As for the song, it speaks for itself.
  • You are so beautiful by Ray Charles :- It finally took the awesome movie “Ray” to introduce me to this legend. Bingo! Went searching for his songs, and voila! Fell instantly for this!
  • Moonlight Kiss by Bap Kennedy :- John Cusack’s movie “Serendipity” featured this song. The movie was certainly watchable, and left this song for me as a sweet memory!
  • Let’s Fall in Love by Frank Sinatra :- Here is the thing about singing legends! They sing from their heart to ours! I rarely listened to Frankie, till a friend of mine made me, and then … well I started listening to him! *giggling* My wish though is to wake up on my birthday listening to Sinatra’s “Happy Birthday to you”… as far as the mentioned song is concerned, I’d play it any day for mah gal 😉
  • Breaking My Heart by MLTR :- Since I was young, and could understand English.. there always had a reservation for listening to English Songs. There are 2 groups that I’d really credit with getting me over it – ABBA and MLTR. Their songs were easy for me to comprehend, and certainly made sense! Not to mention the great music! I also like their “Sleeping child” a lot! Then there is “Paint my love”, “Someday Somewhere”, etc.
  • Everytime I close my eyes by Mariah Carey :- The reason I like this song is not just because of its lyrics, but because it features Kenny G! I mean, with that wholesome combination who would not like the song!! Just right for a romantic candle light dinner!
  • Dreams by Cranberries :- This song featured in my all time favorite, most often watched, most fell in love with movie – You’ve Got Mail. I just love the song playing when Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks are walking by on the street during the fall! Ah! It was so picturesque, I instantly felt love!!!

Well.. there are even more and more songs that I’d wanna list here, the sound track of Dirty Dancing – “I’ve had the time of my life”, Lionel Richie’s “Angel”, “Don’t break my heart” by boyzone, “World of our own” by Westlife, and many others. But then, its gonna be tough for me to later get out of that mode! Well.. sinking back to the love tunes..

1 comment

    • anukta on March 2, 2006 at 7:24 AM

    Few are familiar n few equally unknown. I remember “you say it best”. It is good. Few of Enya,mostly from Lord of the Rings.I have got to find out rest of them.
    “My best friend’s wedding” is my all time favourite.

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