Monday, February 14, 2005

Romantic Music

Lists and lists are what everyone loves, so on Valentine's Day why not the 28 most romantic musical compositions. Well, that are at least my favorites, maybe not the most romantic. If nothing else, this gives us single folks something to do today.

1: Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller
2: Stardust - Frank Sinatra, Tommy Dorsey
3: All I Want Is You - U2
4: Begin the Beguine - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
5: And I Love Her - The Beatles
6: At Last - Glenn Miller
7: In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel
8: And the Angels Sing - Glenn Miller
9: Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
10: I Want You (She's So Heavy) - The Beatles
11: Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
12: Something - The Beatles
13: Just Like Heaven - The Cure
14: With or Without You - U2
15: An American in Paris - George Gershwin
16: Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin
17: I've Got the World on a String - Frank Sinatra
18: One - U2
19: Wink and a Smile - Harry Connick Jr.
20: The Lady Is a Tramp - Frank Sinatra
21: Alison - Elvis Costello
22: Blackbird - Beatles
23: Lovesong - The Cure
24: Cry Baby Cry - Beatles
25: Bad - U2
26: Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
27: Lullaby - The Cure
28: Where the Streets Have No Name - U2

What would you add or subtract? I don't include much current music, because well, I do listen to all that much new music. If there is something new that can top anything on this list, I have yet to hear it.

NPR offers something different from last year.

1 comment:

  1. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes -- The Platters
    Is This Love? -- Bob Marley
    I'm the Man Who Loves You -- Wilco
    At Last -- Etta James
    Love -- John Lennon
    Two of Us -- Beatles
    Under the Red Sky -- Bob Dylan
    Love You Should've Come Over -- Jeff Buckley
    When You're Falling -- Afro-Celt Sound System
    Blue Moon Revisited -- Cowboy Junkies
    Every Little Thing She Does is Maggie -- The Police (That's how I sing it, anyway.)
    Girlfriend -- Matthew Sweet
    Love Song -- Madonna and Prince
    Cannonball -- Damian Rice
    You've Really Got A Hold on Me -- Smokey Robinson
    Yesterday -- the Beatles, of course, but I prefer the Marvin Gaye cover.
    Dancing Barefoot -- U2 cover of Patti Smith tune.
    Just What I Needed -- The Cars
    Starless Summer Sky -- Marshall Crenshaw
    Concrete & Clay -- Unit 4 + 2
    PYT -- Michael Jackson
    The World's Spinning at 45 RPM -- Pizzicato Five
    And the entire Twilight Singers "Blackberry Belle" album.

    Whew! That's all I can think of for right now.


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