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Old 6th Feb 2006, 23:36
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Devil World's Greatest Love songs

Hi everyone.

I did a search and this did not really come up so I apologise if it has been done before.

But I was listening a new complilation given to me recently and it got me wondering what people think is the worlds' greatest love song.

Years ago I think I would have had a different list to the one I am going to post here. Maybe cos my music tastes have changed very slightly.

I found it difficult to think where to start but my list would include

Aerosmith "don't want to miss a thing"
Maroon5 " She will be loved"
Spandu Ballet "Through the barricardes"
Enrigue Englasis "Hero"
Kelly Clarkson "Because of you"

and unchained melody but the version I have on this tape is just not as good as the original

Over to you guys. What makes your top love song?

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Old 6th Feb 2006, 23:39
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Um, what about The Cure "Love song"
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Old 7th Feb 2006, 00:26
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"Given the dog a bone" AC/DC
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Old 7th Feb 2006, 00:38
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'In My Life', Beatles. Sincerity is what makes it.
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Old 7th Feb 2006, 00:43
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how about......


Like your songs especially 'through the barricades' how about:

'Drive' by The Cars
'Nothing compares to you' by Sinead O'Connor
'You're Beautiful' by James Blunt
'Angels' by Robbie Williams (written for his mum)
'Your Song' Elton John
'Two out of three' Meatloaf
and lots more........

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Old 7th Feb 2006, 01:22
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"Amazed" - Lonestar

One that people other than Aussies may not have heard of - google for "If I Could" by a group called 1927.


If I could paint
I’d paint a portrait of you
The sunlight in your eyes
A masterpiece of truth
And a single tear like a silent prayer
That’s shining so much brighter
Than a diamond ever dared
If I could do anything at all
I’d do it for you

If I could write
I’d write a book for you
A tale of hidden treasures with an I.O.U.
But a million words wouldn’t say a thing
That won’t be said in three words
Where love’s the central theme
If I could do anything at all
I’d do it for you

Hey darling can’t you see
What you mean to me
Anything I could do I’d do it for you
Hey darling don’t you know
Just how far I’d go
Anything I could do I’d do it for you

Sometimes I feel so second rate
Seems loving you was my greatest mistake
I know I’m insecure and love don’t keep a score
But I wish I could give you more

If I could play
I’d play up a storm for you
A raging sea of passion that you never knew
Every whispered sound would touch your heart
And maybe for a moment
I could be your favourite star

If I could do anything at all
If I could I’d give you more
If I could do anything at all
I’d do it for you?

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Old 7th Feb 2006, 02:29
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David Grey's "This Years Love" is a goodie
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Old 7th Feb 2006, 02:50
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a few of my favorites.............

"Your love amazes me" by John Berry
"I do" by Paul Brandt
"Anymore" by Travis Tritt
"Love Song" by Tesla
"If" by Bread
"Someone like you" by Van Morrison
"Let's stay together" by Al Green

...and the Barry White's voice singing anything

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Old 7th Feb 2006, 02:57
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Maybe slightly off theme (but not much!!) - also consider Everything I Own by David Gates.

He wrote the song after his father died. You could consider the words/sentiment for a lover etc as well as a relative
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Old 7th Feb 2006, 03:25
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Old 7th Feb 2006, 03:42
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just a selection

Unchained Melody / Heart version

Hurricane / Neil Young

More Than a Feeling/ Boston

Hard Woman / Mick Jagger

For Emily / Simon and Garfunkel

Wonderfull Tonight / Eric Clapton

Against All Odds / Phil Collins

and right out of left field, you know youve really got it bad when you're humming Barry Manilow's, Can't Live, if living is without you.

Thank yall you've bin a wonderful audience.
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Old 7th Feb 2006, 03:54
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Enrigue Englasis "Hero"
Very nice !

'I've got a woman' - Ray Charles

'My Baby just cares for me' - Nina Simone

'What a difference a day makes' - Della Reese

'The way you look tonight' - Frank Sinatra

'Ain't no mountain high enough' - Aretha Franklin

'Wish you were here' - Incubus

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Old 7th Feb 2006, 04:10
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Tori Amos - Winter
U2 - Hold me, thrill me, kiss me
Skunk Anansie - Secretly
Racoon - Love you more
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
Mecano - Hijo de la Luna
Krezip - I would stay
Heather Nova - Like Lovers do
Heather Nova - Waste the day
Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
The Cranberries - Just my imagination
Blof - Een dag op de grens (Dutch Band)
16 Down - Day that I met you (Another Dutch Band)

Not all lovesongs in the true sense of the word; they would make for some nice romantic backgroundmusic anyway
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Old 7th Feb 2006, 04:11
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Um, what about The Cure "Love song"

Amen, my # 1 as well.

Followed by:

- "The Rain King," Counting Crowes, live MTV unplugged version (available in I-Tunes store). Heard this only once in the late eighties driving across the desert in California; was able to find it last fall on the internet. God bless the internet.

- "Honesty" + "Just the Way You Are," Billy Joel, cheesy but so am I.

- "Sentimental Over You," Mel Torme aka the Velvet Fog.

- "She Thinks my Tractor's Sexy," Kenny Chesney (forgive me, I live in Alabama).

- "We Got a Good Fire Going," Don Williams, GUARANTEED to get you lucky if you're with a country girl....
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I don't know if this qualifies as a love song, but I think it's the sexiest song ever: "Music of the Night" from "Phantom of the Opera."

Whooo, I'm getting dizzy just thinking about it. I must lay down......

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Old 7th Feb 2006, 04:34
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Roberta Flack's-"First time I ever saw your face"
It gives me the goose bumps...
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Old 7th Feb 2006, 05:10
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Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

So close, no matter how far
couldn't be much more from the heart
forever trust in who we are
And nothing else matters

never opened myself this way
life is ours, we live it our way
oh these words i dont just sing (say?)
and nothing else matters

trust i seek, and i find in you
every day for us something new
open mind for a different view
and nothing else matters...

ting ting ting ting ting ting (E-G-A-E-A-G-E)
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Old 7th Feb 2006, 06:15
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The Blacksmith, by the late, great Jake Thackray - wordsmith extraordinaire. A tender song about a couple who are not quite how one usually imagines a pair of young lovers. We cannot all be Helen of Troy or Adonis; I accept that my feet are ever so slightly too narrow, for instance.


He was a blacksmith by trade.
He used to live on his own.
She was a little old maid.
She was all gristle and bone.
Just a crone that you might not have fancied yourself.
She was not born to attract.
She was lined up for the shelf,
If it were not for the fact the blacksmith loved her well,
He loved her like hell,
He used to grunt and sigh, fit to die,
But from afar, for he was shy, as blacksmiths often are.

She made a meagre livelihood
From her home-made toffee that she’d sell
Up and down the neighbourhood
To a butterscotch and caramel clientele.
Optimistically, she used to think
That she’d get a husband yet.
She was far too modest to wink,
Too proud to be cocquette, you bet,
Cos she’d got a squint, she was skinny, she was skint.
It never seemed that she so palpably, bizarre, banal
Could ever be a femme fatale.

Time has no time to spare,
And the years passed by as they must.
Spinstership, but with despair,
And the blacksmith sweated with lust, fit to bust,
Until one day she went into the church,
Her simple heart to unclose.
“Lord, don’t leave me in the lurch,
Don’t turn up Your nose, God knows,
I’m not much cop, but me legs go up to the top,
Oh, tell me why You’ve passed me by,
And if You can, Dear Lord on high, get me a man.”

She, she was in for a shock,
For high in the tower, like a bird,
The smith was mending the clock,
And he had overheard every word.
He nearly fell off his perch with delight,
But, stout fellow, he kept his head.
He didn’t snigger as a lot of men might,
But, in the tones of Jehovah instead, he said,
“You’re not bereft, there’s a good lad left,
He’s nothing flash, but still, reliable, staunch and true.
Dear daughter, will, will a blacksmith do?”

The spinster’s eyes opened wide
When she heard the Almighty One.
In a trembling voice, she replied,
“Lord, any man is better than none!”
Whereupon the joyous blacksmith went home at the trot,
Dressed up to kill in a tick.
Went and asked her if she’d have him or not,
And she said "Yes!" damned quick
Because she knew her state, it’s daft to wait
When love is overdue to miss your cue.
Delay or demur, in answer to a little cri de coeur.

This is as much a romance
As all of the others that you get,
And not so much a song and a dance
As Romeo and Juliet, nor as wet,
Because their love didn’t go to their heads,
No call to go berserk.
The spinster went up to bed, and the blacksmith went to work, don’t smirk.
Such loves are few, they were happy, they were true,
They knew their hearts desires, as love requires,
With no deceits, he used his fires to boil up her sweets.

Jake Thackray.
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Old 7th Feb 2006, 06:18
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Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye. Never mind love song, this is THE greatest song ever!!!
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Old 7th Feb 2006, 07:14
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Jump in my car/Ted Mulry Gang
Am I ever gonna see your face again/Angels

They sure don't make em like that anymore....

Oh you mean you were being serious?
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