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Friday, September 01, 2006,9:29 AM
Best Love Songs of the Past 40 Years
So, my best friend's parents are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary next week. BSG would like to make a compilation CD of the top love songs for every year they've been married (opinion only, not billboard). Some of the suggestions I've given her are:

At Last by Etta James
Grow Old Along With Me by Mary Chapin Carpenter
You're Still You by Josh Groban
Feels Like Forever by Joe Cocker
Lullaby by Dixie Chicks
When I Said I Do by Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black
You Can Leave Your Hat On by Joe Cocker
Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye
The Very Thought of You by (take your pick) Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald ~~~ technically older than the 40 year mark, but how can you skip Frankie?! ~~~ also it's being sung by new standards artists, so maybe we can sneak it in?
Come Away With Me by Norah Jones
Fever by Peggy Lee
When You Say Nothing at All by Alison Krauss

For some reason, she didn't really care for these suggesions:

You're the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly by Delbert McClinton
Why Don't We Get Drunk (and Screw) by Jimmy Buffett

We're hoping to make a 2-disc set for them this weekend and would like an assortment of all musical genres. So ~ what are some of your favorite love songs?


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  • At 12:05 PM, Blogger Holly

    I love Etta James. She's one of my favorites. Alright, let's see what else...

    Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton

    When A Man Loves A Woman by Percy Sledge

    Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin

    Keeper of the Stars by Tracy Byrd

    Leather and Lace by Stevie Nicks with Don Henley

    Bed of Roses by Bon Jovi

    When I See You Smile by Bad English

    Love of A Lifetime by Firehouse

    Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman by Bryan Adams (which I love, but you could go with (Everything I Do) I Do It For You)

    I could go on and on and on, but I'll stop...oh, well, except I need to add The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra..and since Michael Buble just redid it, it qualifies, right? LOL

    Alright, I'm done.


  • At 12:36 PM, Blogger Devonna

    Oh, these are good ones! I love When I See You Smile ~ it's an all time favorite. It was redone by Uncle Sam for Touched by an Angel a few years ago and I listened to it over and over (and over) again.

    I love Michael Buble ~ I think we definitely need to keep him in mind too ~ and since he's redoing all the great standards, I think they all should qualify :-)

    Some of these titles bring back such great memories. It's amazing how a song can transport us back into time, isn't it? I listen to 80's rock and I find myself cranking the radio and voila, I'm a teenager again.

    Thanks Holly!

  • At 3:01 PM, Blogger Holly

    Oh, I totally agree. It's so amazing how you'll hear a song on the radio and suddenly you're not here anymore, you're somewhere in the past: reliving your first kiss, the first fight you had with your husband, the first time you looked across the room and saw the man you knew you'd spend the rest of your life with.

    Gosh, so many memories. LOL It's the same for me with 80's music.

  • At 10:32 AM, Blogger Isabel

    Love Etta James At Last. That was the song Joey and I danced too.

    Unchained Melody by the Rightous Brothers

    Everything I do, I Do it For you- Bryan Adams

    HAve a Little Faith in Me

    Take my breath Away -Berlin

    Truly Madly Deeply- Savage Garden

    I like the way you love me by brenton wood

    Reasons by earth wind and fire.


  • At 2:32 PM, Blogger Devonna

    Have a Little Faith in Me....I love that song! The first time I heard it was in the movie Benny and Joon. I'm a big fan of John Hiatt's because of that song.