Favorite Romantic Songs

I love romantic songs, and here’s some of my top favorites:

Till the end of time by Mariah Carey

Weak by SWV

Angel of Mine by Monica

Through the Fire and Stronger than before by Chaka Kahn

Until you come back to me (That’s what I’m gonna do) and Daydreaming by Aretha Franklin

Ribbon in the sky by Stevie Wonder

Isn’t it time by the Babys

Laughter in the rain by Neil Sedaka

Nothing can keep from you by Eric Johnson

If you leave me now by Chicago

Dreaming of You and Donde Quiera Que Estes (duet with the Barrio Boyzz) by Selena

Ready or not by After 7

I feel the earth move by Carole King

More than a feeling by Boston (Brad Delp, RIP)

Lady by Styx (I change it to ‘Baby’ when I sing it)

More than words by Extreme

Summer Breeze by Seals and Crofts

Share your favorites during this time of Summer loving:)

You’ve got some good ones.

I love all forms of music, but my heart is in heavy metal. But headbangers can have a soft side!

Broken-Amy Lee and Seether (Yes, it’s about a break up, but there is still alot of love there)

Picture-Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow

Baby I’m Amazed-Paul McCartney

I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You-Elvis Presley (a personal favorite of mine)

One-U2

In Your Eyes-Peter Gaberial

Lovesong-The Cure (anything by The Cure is GOLD)

More Than Words-Extreme (We agree on that one, and I love having someone else recognize that Gary Cherone is an underrated artist)

SPEAK SOFTLY LOVE from THE GOD FATHER
YESTERDAY THE BEATLES
I WRITE THE SONGS BARRY MANILOW
STARDUST NAT KING COLE
YOU DON’T KNOW ME RAY CHARLES
MAY I HAVE THIS DANCE ANNE MURRAY
AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER VIC DAMONE
STRANGER IN PARADISE TONY MARTIN
I CAN’T SMILE WITHOUT YOU BARRY MANILOW
TO EACH HIW OWN TONY MARTIN
AS TIME GOES BY DOOLEY WILSON
ICAN’T STOP LOVING YOU RAY CHARLES
I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU THE FLEETWOODS

THERE ARE SOOOO MANY!

Four:
Retreat
http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/docs/12retrt1.mp3

Mess Call
http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/docs/20mess.mp3

To The Colors
http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/docs/11colors.mp3

Charge
http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/docs/charge.wav

The wife doesn’t care too much for them.:frowning:

Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton

Always On My Mind by Elvis Presley

I LOVE threads like this.

“I Need you” and “Show You Love” by Jars of Clay (spiritual, but these could easily play at a Wedding)

“Not meant to be” by Theory of a Dead Man

“My Maria” by Brooks and Dunn

“Kiss Me” by Sixpence None The Richer

“Do You Dream of Me” by Michael W. Smith

“Light My Fire” by Jose Feliciano

“She Is” by The Fray

“First Time” by Lifehouse

“How Deep is your Love” by The Bee Gees

“Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd

“Make Me Smile” by Chicago (the awesome 70s Chicago, not the cheesy 80s version)

“I’ll Make Love to You” by Boyz II Men

I Can’t Make You Love Me (Bonnie Raitt)

Tonight–We’ll Be Fine For A While–Leonard Cohen)

Right Here Waiting–Richard Marx

Your Song—Elton John

Memories of Us–Keith Urban

If—Bread

Time in a Bottle—Jim Croce

Love the Eric Johnson pick* Wouldn’t have been one I thought of right away

I Drove All Night–Celine Dion (Roy Orbison)

Open Arms–Journey

Another Auld Lange’s Ayne–Dan Fogelberg----also . . .Longer

In Your Eyes is a great pick too

Someone To Watch Over Me—Gershwin

Rosanna–Toto

Baby, I Love Your Way–Peter Frampton

Everything I Do—Bryan Adams

Leather and Lace–Stevie Nicks and Don Henley

Against All Odds—Phil Collins

I Can’t Tell You Why—The Eagles

Fields of Gold—Sting

Time After Time—Cyndi Lauper

Head Over Heels—Tears for Fears

Have I Told You Lately—Rod Stewart

Let’s Get It On—Marvin Gaye

Let’s Stay Together—Al Green

Ever I Saw Your Face—Roberta Flack

Anything Motown—

God Only Knows–Beach Boys

Just so many . . .I’ll leave it at that for now (Also love the Baby’s Pick—Underrated band).

“Always” – Atlantic Starr
"Keeper of the Stars" – Tracy Byrd
"Let’s Take the Long Way Around the World" – Ronnie Milsap
"Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You" – Glenn Madeiros
"You’re Something Special to Me" – George Strait
"Close Enough to Perfect" and “She and I” – Alabama
"Valentine" and “My Baby Loves Me” – Martina McBride
"Remember When" – Alan Jackson
"We Belong" – Pat Benatar
"I’d Love to Lay You Down" – Conway Twitty
"Still the One" – Shania Twain
"Through the Years" – Kenny Rogers
"I Want to Know What Love Is" – Foreigner
"The Best of Times" – Styx

“I Drove All Night” – originally written for Roy Orbison, first recorded by Cyndi Lauper, murdered by Celine Dion

“The Power Of Love” – Jennifer Rush
"The Power Of Love" – Frankie Goes To Hollywood
"Take My Breath Away" – Berlin
"I Who Have Nothing" – Ben E. King, Tom Jones, et al; surprisingly good *disco *version by Robert “Benson” Guillaume (the volume is low on this one)
“I Want To Know What Love Is” – Foreigner
"I’m On Fire For You Baby" – April Wine
"Janine" – Trooper

“Speak Softly, Love” – Andy Williams, The Godfather
"Moon River" – Andy Williams, Breakfast at Tiffany’s
"A Time For Us" – Andy Williams, Romeo and Juliet
"Theme from A Summer Place" – Percy Faith
"Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing" – The Ames Brothers
"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" – written by Ewan McColl, the composer of “Dirty Old Town”
“If You Could Read My Mind” – Gordon Lightfoot
"My Immortal" – Evanescence
"Crying In The Rain" – The Everly Bros. (A-Ha do an excellent version as well)
“At This Moment” – Billy Vera and the Beaters
"Until It’s Time For You To Go" – Buffy Sainte-Marie

And probably my three favourites:

“Unchained Melody” – The Righteous Brothers (actually a Bobby Hatfield solo)
“I Love You” – Sarah McLachlan
"When I’m With Her" – The Tremeloes (go to Song #14 for an excerpt)

Annie’s Song. John Denver wrote this for his wife and then within a couple of years, they divorced.:mad:

youtube.com/watch?v=C21G2OkHEYo

If Tomorrow Never Comes. Garth Brooks. He wrote this for his wife, then in a couple years, took up with that ********** Trisha Yearwood:mad:

youtube.com/watch?v=mK57Fe0XzHw

Moral of the story: Never write a love song for your wife.

Marty Robbins wrote “My Woman, My Woman, My Wife” in 1969-70 for his wife, Marizona (nee Baldwin), whom he was married to from 1948 to his death in 1982.

Awwww . I didn’t know that and I was a huge Marty Robbins fan. Saw him many times, but I was very young then. Probably didn’t pay too much attention.

I bet a lot of Johnny Cash’s songs were for June too.

‘Soave sia il vento’ from Mozart’s Così fan tutte and the ‘Hab’ mir’s gelobt/Ist ein traum’ sequence at the end of Richard Strauss’ ‘Rosenkavalier’.

How could I forget this song??? I’m a HUGE Marty Robbins fan (God rest his soul), and I think this is one of the most powerful heartfelt tributes to a spouse ever!

There’s also “Claudette” and “Oh, Pretty Woman”, written by Roy Orbison about his first wife; they divorced because of her infidelities (not his), but they were reconciled and remarried, and she was later killed in a traffic accident.

Side note: Another ballad I love, sung by Orbison – “She’s a Mystery to Me” – was written by Bono and The Edge of U2. Didn’t know that till but 5 minutes ago.

I love the line, “She tears again my bleeding heart…” :crying:

Emo, hold the whine. That’s how you do it. :thumbsup:

I forgot about the beautiful song ‘The Next Time I Fall’, a duet with Peter Cetera and Amy Grant. I’m watching this video right now;)

That’s awesome! I heard that song on the radio a few months ago and just about melted.

I’m a total romantic, and love romantic songs… don’t care if they’re sappy or not, I just love 'em. I guess one of the upsides of leaving home and living in a girls-only dorm is that maybe I can get all sentimental over those songs without all those brothers raising skeptical eyes at me. Not that they’re all sappy, of course… some of them are quite good. But in those cases, they prefer to focus on the good music rather than the romance. :stuck_out_tongue:

Browsing through my collection, and listening them by song title and my favourite artist regardless of who wrote it or originally performed it, I have:

“Looking Forward” - CSNY
"True Love Ways" - Buddy Holly
"My Sweet Lady" - John Denver
"Flesh and Blood" - Johnny Cash
"Here Comes the Knight" - Van Morrison (doubly romantic because it has swords and shields)
“L-O-V-E” - Natalie Cole
"In the Garden" - Van Morrison (not only thoroughly romantic, but such beautiful imagery as well)
“Can’t Help Falling In Love” - Elvis Presley
"Your Song" - Elton John
"Always On My Mind" - Willie Nelson (I do love Elvis’ version, but for me it has to be second-best)
“Isn’t It So” - Stephen Stills
"Memories Are Made Of This" - Dean Martin
"Harvest Moon" - Neil Young melts
"Oh, What A Dream" - Johnny Cash
"Beyond the Sea" - Bobby Darin
"Where You Lead" - Carole King
"Will Ye Go Lassie Go" - The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem
"The Way You Look Tonight" - Frank Sinatra
"When I Fall In Love" - Sam Cooke melts
"Emotionally Yours" - Bob Dylan
"My Girl" - The Temptations
"Quality Street" - Van Morrison
"Sweet Thames Flow Softly" - Planxty
"The Dutchman" - Liam Clancy & Tommy Makem
"Carrying A Torch" - Van Morrison
"Embraceable You" - Judy Garland

Also try “Twelfth of Never” by Johnny Mathis
"Play Me" by Neil Diamond
"The Look of Love" by Dusty Springfield
"Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" by The Platters
"I Only Have Eyes For You" by The Flamingoes
"Come Softly To Me" by The Fleetwoods
"Sleepwalk" by Santo & Johnny

And in my mind, “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin…because at school dances in the late 70s/early 80s, it was a guaranteed 9-minute last-dance :smiley:

I can’t believe I forgot…

“Con te partiro (Time to Say Goodbye)”, by Andrea Bocelli – with or without Sarah Brightman
"Il Mondo" by Patrizio Buane

Oh, yes, that one is beautiful! And on the Sarah Brightman train of thought, some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stuff is very romantic. “Unexpected Song” may be a little on the sappy side, but I love it all the same.

And I love Morrison’s “Have I Told You Lately”. Not only is it just beautiful, but it doesn’t have that Christian element in it as well. I’ve heard one or two places that he actually wrote it as a love song to God… never heard it definitely verified, though. Anyway, I’ve always loved Morrison’s songs for their romance… not just in the sense of romantic love, but additionally in a broader way. There’s something very Chestertonian about the way he writes. “The Street Only Knew Your Name” is such a romantic piece, and so is “The Healing Game”.

“Carrickfergus” – either Makem & Clancy, or Loreena McKennitt

The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem have such a treasure trove of beautiful Irish and Scottish pieces, don’t they? Like I said, “Will Ye Go Lassie Go” (and there’s an exquisite video on YouTube of Judy Collins and Pete Seeger doing that one together)… then there’s “Red is the Rose”, and “Eileen Aroon”, and “Ballinderry”. Of course those old folk songs often seem to have a strong touch of sorrow as well.

And in my mind, “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin…because at school dances in the late 70s/early 80s, it was a guaranteed 9-minute last-dance

Yeah, those personal associations really make certain songs very romantic to the individual, even if the song itself wouldn’t be considered classic romance (the way “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” is). I’ve always found “Helpless” by Neil Young to be romantic, and “Shooting Star” by Bob Dylan (I think from the “Oh Mercy” album?) always touched a romantic chord in me.

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