Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Music Monday: Best Love Songs

I was going to do this post for Valentine's Day, but I was pretty busy with Hannah here. Then I had so many other ideas so I never got around to it. But here it is!

I like a variety of love songs, some popular and some not so popular. I generally like them first for their music, but the lyrical content definitely adds to the song.

Hey There Delilah by Plain White T's. This is a classic. It may have been overplayed on the radio, but it's still very nice. It's simple with cute lyrics and nice background violins. I also like it because it's a perfect range for me to sing. :D I hadn't seen this video before, so that's cool.

Blush (Only You) by Plumb. I like Plumb, and that's saying a lot since I don't listen to a lot of female artists. I really like the intro and when she first comes in. The chorus also has some nice intensity. Finally, the lyrics are sweet and hopeful.

Oh Boy by MxPx. Yes, yes, here's another WAY old song, but it's so good! This one is just a fun, punk song sung by a hopeful lover. I also have fond feelings towards this song because when I broke my wrists, Rosey was playing it while driving to the hospital. I really liked it so she kept playing it over and over again so that I could learn the lyrics. Fun times.

If by House of Heroes. LOVE this song. The lyrics for part of the verses are a bit strange, but they sound good to the ear, and the chorus lyrics are very good. When I saw them in concert, I was also amazed that all three of the guys have amazing voices, not just the lead.

Circle in the Sand by Belinda Carlisle, covered by [spunge]. I adore the [spunge] version of this song. It's a very energetic, upbeat love song, a nice change from a lot of the slow, sappy-sounding songs. If you really like slow and sappy, then check out the original by Carlisle; it's an interesting 80s song.

Well, I'd probably better leave it at that. Do you guys have any favorites of your own? Like (or dislike) any of these ones?

Maybe next Monday I'll have to do the best break-up songs.


  1. I definitely second the "If" selection. A couple of others I enjoy are "Alone" by Sanctus Real, "Myspace Girl" by the Afters, "Evil Genius" by Eleventyseven, and "Baby's a Red" by House of Heroes. The last three are more specific circumstances though- not exactly the very flexible love songs. You should really check out Myspace Girl though, it's pretty great.

  2. Oh, and then a really good one is "Someday, Someday" by Strike Four. Not sure you can find that one though...

  3. Thanks for the recommendations, James. I think "Alone" is my favorite of those ones.
    And I really like Baby's a Red! "I'm not ashamed to be your comrade."

  4. I'd never heard of Plumb before, but I like her music a lot now, thanks to you! : )
    Hey, Laura we agree on a music artist! haha ; )


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