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The Valentine's Day music thread



Hamfast
Rohan


Feb 14 2013, 3:16am


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The Valentine's Day music thread

Greetings music lovers Tongue

It's hard to deny that the vast majority of music has something to do with matters of the heart. The song is usually about falling in love or being scorned in love.....or sex.

So in the Valentine's Day spirit, there has to be some favorite tunes out there from the TORnsters that are close to your heart. Wedding song ? Most couples have a 'song' that both parties in the relationship utterly adore together, or perhaps you'd like to dedicate a song to your sweetie Heart

Here's a few songs that have put me in a romantic mood over the years....
Billie Holiday - Let's Dream in the Moonlight I posted this recently, as I absolutely love this song.....the lyrics especially
Let's dream in the moonlight
Tell me that you love me
Tell the stars above me
What's in your heart

Let's dream in the moonlight
Say you're glad you found me
Put your arms around me
Before we part

Even though it's just pretending
And the night is almost through
I can say I'm only lending
When I give my heart to you

Let's dream in the moonlight
Let your lips touch mine
Though we're only dreaming tonight
Tonight

Nat King Cole - When I Grow Too Old To Dream
Stevie Wonder - Hey Love

And the broken hearted...

J.Geils Band - Love Stinks
The Smiths - Unhappy Birthday
Lee Fields - Cuttin' Out On Me

And now for something completely different....Blush

Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight

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zarabia
Tol Eressea


Feb 14 2013, 7:50am


Views: 113
Some favorite romantic songs

Some of my choices are pretty obvious, some, not so much.

Let's Stay Together - Al Green ('nough said Smile)
My Funny Valentine - I like Elvis Costello's version: simple but beautiful
I Melt With You - Modern English
Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
I Was Made To Love Her - Stevie Wonder
Crash Into Me - Dave Matthews Band
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
Return To Me - Dean Martin
Just Like Starting Over - John Lennon
At Last - Etta James

Some that are more melancholy:

Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
You Don't Know Me - Ray Charles

Here are a couple that don't always come to mind when you think of romantic:

Fairytale of New York - The Pogues
(Here's the romantic bit from the duo:)

He - I could have been someone.
She - Well so could anyone. You took my dreams from me when I first found you.
He - I kept them with me, babe. I put them with my own. Can't make it all alone. I built my dreams around you.

And one of the most romantic lines from any song (IMO) comes from Born To Run:

Together we can live with the sadness; I'll love you with all the madness in my soul!
But I'm weirdCrazy



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acheron
Gondor


Feb 14 2013, 1:09pm


Views: 136
wedding song

Our wedding song was Songbird, by Christine McVie.

I also always liked The Luckiest, by Ben Folds.

For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much -- the wheel, New York, wars, and so on -- while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man, for precisely the same reasons. -- Douglas Adams


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Feb 14 2013, 3:44pm


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Here's one of my all-time favorite love songs.

Roseville Fair

Oh, the night was clear,
And the stars were a-shinin'.
The moon came up so quiet in the sky.
All the people gathered 'round,
And the band was a-tunin'.
I can hear them now,
Playin' "Comin' Through The Rye."

Cho: And we danced all night
To the fiddle and the banjo.
Their drifting tunes seemed to fill the air.
So long ago, but I can still remember
How we fell in love at the Roseville Fair.

You were dressed in blue and you looked so lovely,
Just a gentle flower of a small-town girl.
[From: http://www.elyrics.net ]
You took my hand and we stepped to the music,
And with a single smile, you became my world.

Cho.

Now we courted well, and we courted dearly,
And we'd rock for hours on your front porch chair.
Then a year went by from the time that I met you,
And I made you mine at the Roseville Fair.

Cho.

So here's a song for all the lovers,
And here's a tune that they can share.
May they dance all night
To the fiddle and the banjo
The way we did at the Roseville Fair


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Magpie
Immortal


Feb 14 2013, 7:53pm


Views: 106
I'm not terribly romantic

nor is my husband.

But this May we will have been together for 40 years. When we first met, he played guitar and this is one of the song he would sing:

Donovan - Colours

Yellow is the colour of my true love's hair
In the mornin' when we rise,
In the mornin' when we rise,
That's the time, that's the time,
I love the best.

Blue's the colour of the sky
In the mornin' when we rise,
In the mornin' when we rise.
In the mornin' when we rise.
That's the time, that's the time
I love the best.

Green's the colour of the sparklin' corn
In the mornin' when we rise,
In the mornin' when we rise.
In the mornin' when we rise.
That's the time, that's the time
I love the best.

Mellow is the feeling that I get
When I see her, mm hmm,
When I see her, uh huh.
That's the time, that's the time
I love the best.

Freedom is a word I rarely use
Without thinkin', mm hmm,
Without thinkin', mm hmm,
Of the time, of the time
When I've been loved.


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Magpie
Immortal


Feb 14 2013, 7:54pm


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ah, Bill Staines. :-) //

 


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sherlock
Gondor


Feb 14 2013, 9:48pm


Views: 100
Well

My husband died three years ago tomorrow & he was a big Neil Young fan. Neil wrote a lot of music & a lot of love songs so I'll pick Harvest Moon.


acheron
Gondor


Feb 15 2013, 2:30am


Views: 105
slightly different type of love song

My favorite song of all time: "Romeo and Juliet", by Dire Straits.

Gotta say though, the video's pretty bad. Dire Straits didn't quite know what they were doing with music videos at first. (The video for "Tunnel of Love", also an absolutely fantastic song, is equally awful.)

Of course they figured it out by the time "Money for Nothing" came along...

For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much -- the wheel, New York, wars, and so on -- while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man, for precisely the same reasons. -- Douglas Adams


silneldor
Half-elven


Feb 15 2013, 5:39pm


Views: 126
If you have a moment

"The earth and the fullness thereof"
My love, is the earth from which my wife and son sprang along with the overwhelming beauty at every turn, at every step, every breath. The song of creation sings, still...

Yamagara- 'Existence'

Howard Ferre- Journey's End'

I wanted to bring you 'Skye' but
George Winston's 'Blossom/Meadow' will do quite nicely i think:)