I love love songs. Give me a slow ballad or a happy little ditty and I'm dancing and singing and the world around me seems a little brighter. I'm not looking for the most recent, some of my favorite love songs were popular before I was born.
Like Elvis' Can't Help Falling In Love. My love for this song has everything to do with the movie - the moment with Elvis' character in "Blue Hawaii" sings this song to his grandmother? It gets me every time. It probably also helps that one of my favorite bands (UB40) covered it with a reggae beat in the 1990s...
Then there is Eric Clapton's Wonderful Tonight. There is something so...longing in the guitar riff that starts the song. And Eric's voice is a little lonely, but not melancholy. It's like he's just waiting...and who can't identify with waiting for something...beautiful?
Or the happy little Caught Up In You by .38 Special. It captures perfect that first blush of infatuation, don't you think? That moment when you want to call or text or drop in just to say hello...those moments when you can't stop thinking about that person - and you know there are more important things than the feel of his arm around your shoulders or the scent of his cologne...but in that moment, you can't think of a single more important thing.
And the mournful Till You Come Back to Me Again by Garth Brooks. Who can't identify with love that's a little bit lost, but that we just can't give up on?
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These are a few of my favorite love songs, and several of them have made their way onto playlists for my books...do you have a favorite love song?