My favourite love songs
"Raindrops on roses,
In preparation for my friend Klaus' birthday party in Copenhagen, I am compiling a list of my favourite love songs, in hopes that his friends will also enjoy singing along. These songs are also clues to understanding a person.
From the uplifting to the broken hearted, here they are!
John Denver's Annie's Song - not just that it's my namesake but also it's a genuinely uplifting song, for you fill up my senses, like a night in a forest
Top of the World - again, I feel like I'm on top of the world, because such a feeling is coming over me, and there's wonder in most everything I see! Not a cloud in the sky, like this entire week in Holland, as though Spring has finally decided it is here to stay.
Live is life by Opus - I heard and became smitten by it on my first backpacking trip to Europe
Yazoo's Only You which I first heard sung acapella by the Pitchforks barbershop quartet at Duke University. It's stuck ever since.
Thank you, Dido
Charlene's I've been to paradise but never been to me struck me a long time ago, a sort of premonition of things to come.
Extreme's More than Words shows that sometimes words aren't enough to convey feelings
Eric Clapton's Tears in heaven was written after the death of his infant son. But equally, it could sung in lament of a lost love. "Time can bring you down, time can bend your knees."
Oasis sang Don't Look Back in Anger I just like the song not really the lyrics.
Bob Marley's No Woman, No Cry - do only women cry ?
Meat Loaf's Two Out of Three Ain't Bad shows that love is still needed for a relationship to survive.
And finally, You've Got a Friend with a capital F from James Taylor
2 April 2004 Friday
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