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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    Best Romantic Songs (The Songs That Might Make Us Cry)

    Even and old rock and roll lover like Bear will soften up on occasion and enjoy some of the more romantic tunes. Prior to "kicking out the jambs" and "rolling in my sweet baby's arms" we all have to enjoy some musical foreplay with the love's of our life.

    Here's some of The Bear's favorites. Trust that many young folks will say, "Huh?" when they see some of the tunes. My initial choices include romantic tunes and tunes that may focus on "love lost", etc.
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    Cherish - The Association
    Moon River - Henry Mancini Orchestra
    Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying - Gerry & The Pacemakers
    MacArthur Park - Richard Harris
    My Man - Barbra Streisand
    Beginnings - Chicago
    The First That You Will Dance With - From The Musical "Aspects Of Love"
    Love Changes Everything - Also From "Aspects Of Love" (Andrew Lloyd Webber)
    No Day Like Today - From the Musical "Rent"
    Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers

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    I'm Not In Love - 10cc
    Jackie Blue - Ozark Mountain Daredevils
    If You Leave Me Now - Chicago
    Will You Still Love Me - Chicago
    Wedding Bell Blues - Laura Nyro
    Play on Love - Jefferson Starship
    Love the One You're With - CSNY
    Say You Love Me - Fleetwood Mac
    In the Mood - Glen Miller
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Nobody does it betta than Lionel Richie:

    Three Times a Lady
    Truly
    Endless Love
    She (Elvis Costello)
    I Love You Just the Way You Are
    Everything I Do (Bryan Adams)

    these are for a somewhat younger set...

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    Quote Originally posted by oulevin
    I Love You Just the Way You Are
    Yes, Billy Joel.
    Dreams go by (Harry Chapin)

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    A few will cause me to stop and reflect, too. These include:

    -10CC - 'I'm Not In Love'
    -Bee Gees - 'Fanny (Be Tender With Your Love)', 'Run To Me', 'Words'
    -Bread - (several)
    -Charles And Eddy - 'Would I Lie To You'
    -Chi-Lites - 'Oh Girl'
    -Climax - 'Precious And Few'
    -Cole, Natalie - 'Our Love'
    -Coolidge, Rita - 'I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love'
    -Hall And Oates - 'She's Gone'
    -John, Elton - 'Nikita'
    -Jones, Howard - 'No One Is To Blame'
    -KC And the Sunshine Band - 'Please Don't Go'
    -Lobo - 'I Love You Too Much (To Ever Start Liking You)', I'd Love You To Want Me'
    -Lovin' Spoonful - 'Darling Be Home Soon'
    -Main Ingredient - 'Everybody Plays the Fool'
    -Mason, Dave - 'We Just Disagree'
    -Moody Blues - 'Nights In White Satin'
    -Nazareth - 'Love Hurts'
    -New Colony Six - 'Things I'd Like To Say'
    -O'Sullivan, Gilbert - 'Alone Again (Naturally)'
    -Player - 'Baby Come Back'
    -Prince - 'Most Beautiful Girl In the World'
    -Ross, Diana - 'Touch Me In the Morning'
    -Rubicon - 'I'm Gonna Take Care Of Everything'
    -Spinners - 'Games People Play (They Just Can't Stop It)'
    -Stewart, Rod - 'Love Touch'
    -Stylistics - 'I'm Stone In Love With You'
    -Summers, Donna - 'Love To Love You Baby'
    -Winwood, Steve - 'Higher Love'
    -Wright, Gary - 'Dream Weaver'

    Enjoy!

    Mike
    Last edited by mgk920; 29 Aug 2004 at 1:30 AM.

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    -John, Elton - 'Nikita'
    This was, of course, his way of coming out of the closet.

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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North
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    Moon River - Henry Mancini Orchestra
    Hands down one of the best songs ever written.


    Not a song(s) that makes you cry, that has to be some depressive Radiohead song to tell you the truth. But the song for the Brides and Grooms dance at my weeding started with “Stand by me” and a minute and a half into the song switched over to Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get it on,” two songs that mean a lot to the wife and I.
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    What is this thing called "romance" which you speak of?

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    For me

    - just about every Lou Reed/ Velvet Underground song that is not about drugs or transvestites

    John Prine - All the Best

    Frank Zappa - J.A.P.

    Billy Bragg - most of the songs that are not about social justice, especially the one that ends, "and she cut her hair and I stopped loving her"

    I'll also add all Ramones love songs. Who else would come up with "I saw her at the 7-11 and now I am in seventh heaven".

    Until recently, love songs about relationships and their demise seemed sappy, not so much anymore.
    Last edited by donk; 30 Aug 2004 at 1:29 PM. Reason: add the ramones
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    I don't know if I would call them romantic, but these are the songs that I find I feel emotional when I hear...

    #1 always happens that I get weepy: Wish you were here -- Pink Floyd
    # 2 Years Ago -- SuperDeluxe
    # 3 Alone again or -- The Damned

    The rest...
    Say a little prayer -- Aretha Franklin
    Sweet 16 -- Billy Idol
    Trouble -- Coldplay
    I Confess -- The engilsh beat
    Mad About you -- Hooverphonic
    When Things Get Slow Around Here -- Judy Bats
    Lullaby -- Judy Bats
    You're Just to Good To be True -- several artists do this well
    Flowers Bloom -- Mandalay
    Without You -- Pietasters
    Moonbathing -- Sky Cries Mary
    Dancing Barefoot -- Patti Smyth (or U2's remake)
    &
    Bust a move -- Young MC

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    What about “Last Goodbye” by Jeff Buckley, as well as his rendition of “Hallelujah”?

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    I guess many Smashing Pumpkins songs could count as "Romantic" although I classify them as melancholic... but whatever...
    Also a few from Lamb, Portishead, Radiohead, Bent, VAST, etc....
    I'm just too lazy to name them all...

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    Something

    Frank Sinatra called Something by George Harrison the greatest love song ever. It's on my list.
    I like to go back to the doo wop era with Lovers Never Say Goodby (Flamingoes), For Your Precious Love (Imperials), Earth Angel (Penguins). Also, there is an older version of Unchained Melody that imho is far better than the Rightous Brothers' cover. Peaceful Easy Feeling (Eagles) is nice as is Cowgirl in the Sand (Neil Young).
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    "In Your Eyes" Peter Gabrielle
    "I want to be in Love" Melissa Etheridge
    "Fly Me to the Moon" Steve Czarnecki
    "Weakness in Me" Joan Armatrading
    "Time after Time" Cyndi Lauper
    "Kathy's Song" Eva Cassidy version of Paul Simon
    "I will remember you" Sarah McLachlan
    "Ice Cream" Sarah McLachlan
    "Danny Boy" by Harry Belafonte
    "Five and Dime" Nancy Griffith
    "Power of Two" Indigo Girls
    "Polca Criolla" Inca Son
    "Nobody's Girl" Bonnie Raitt
    "Let's Stay Together" Rev. Al Green
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    Better late than never
    Magnet/Steel-Walter Eagen
    Baby I need your lovin-Johnny Rivers

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    Not exactly "romantic" but Neil Young's Harvest has got to be the lonliest album in the world. Not so much having your heart broken but just being plain old l-o-n-e-l-y.

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    Kathy's Song--Simon & Garfunkel
    The Scientist--Coldplay
    At Last--Etta James
    I Will--The Beatles
    Waiting In Vain--Annie Lennox (cover of Bob Marley)
    Let My Love Open the Door--Pete Townsend
    Stand By Me--Ben E. King
    Sweet Thing--Van Morrison
    If I Should Fall Behind--Bruce Springsteen

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    Ok, it's not a romantic song at all, but it always makes me a little sad, since it's about the effects of divorce on children. Used to make me bawl when I was going through the divorce...

    "Wonderful" by Everclear

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    Come on, people! I can't believe this one hasn't been mentioned yet:

    Cold November Rain - Guns 'N Roses
    All these years the people said he’s actin’ like a kid.
    He did not know he could not fly, so he did.
    - - Guy Clark, "The Cape"

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    To Name a Few

    Patience - Guns N Roses
    Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney
    Angle – Aerosmith
    Beth – Kiss
    Everything I Own – Bread
    Tuesday s Gone – Lynard Skynard
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    The Luckiest- Bend Folds Five
    Jill- Harry Connick Jr
    and I love love love Sting's verious of My One and Only Love
    When Jesus said "love your enemies", he probably didn't mean kill them.

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    Romancing The Valentine

    Shooting a "thread re-open" arrow into the air......time to share an old thread with all of the newbies (since this thread was last touched.....in 2004.) This Bear's list hasn't changed since the thread was first opened.

    What say you, oh romantic souls?



    Bear

    EDIT: Added video of Love Changes Everything from "Aspects Of Love". I love this song.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnLE0N87T6k
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    Interesting thread....here are some of my picks.

    I Love You Just the Way You Are-Billy Joel
    Glory of Love-Peter Cetera
    Time After Time-Cyndi Lauper originally but I like the Tuck & Patti version a lot
    Kal Ho Naa Ho-Sonu Nigam
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    Here are my picks. While most are slow-dance ballads, there are several on here that are a little more upbeat and rocking, but just as romantic nonetheless. Also, I specifically tried to not include songs of heartbreak or unrequited love.

    Bryan Adams - Heaven, Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman, Everything I Do (I Do it for You)
    Aerosmith - Crazy, Angel, I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing, Beyond Beautiful
    Bon Jovi - All About Lovin’ You, Born to Be My Baby, I’ll Be There for You, Bed of Roses, Thank You for Loving Me, In These Arms, I Want You, (You Want to) Make a Memory, Never Say Goodbye
    Boyz II Men – I’ll Make Love to You
    The Carpenters – (They Long to Be) Close to You
    Kenny Chesney – The Woman with You
    Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
    Def Leppard – Stand Up (Kick Love Into Motion)
    Extreme – More Than Words
    Foreigner – Waiting for a Girl Like You
    Guns N’ Roses – Patience
    Michael Jackson – I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
    Billy Joel – Just the Way You Are
    Journey – Open Arms
    Lifehouse – Hanging By a Moment
    Madonna – Crazy for You
    Mr. Big – To Be With You
    No Doubt – Running
    Tom Petty – Here Comes My Girl
    REO Speedwagon – Can’t Fight This Feeling
    The Scorpions – Still Loving You
    Shania Twain – You’re Still the One, Forever and Always
    Van Halen – Can’t Stop Loving You, When It’s Love
    Warrant – Heaven
    Whitesnake – Is This Love, The Deeper the Love
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    "Falling Slowly" by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. It's the theme song from the movie Once.

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