Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 43 Posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 16389 times:
There are love songs. Those goofy, sappy songs you hear get played on the radio late at night as often as not, accompanied by "listener phone requests". We have that here in LA every night on KOST 103.5 "Love Songs On The Coast (KOST)". Or at least we did up until a couple of years ago. I haven't listened to KOST probably since early 2002 when we were stuck with it at work. How that Karen Sharp hasn't slit her wrists yet is beyond me. The same songs get regurgitated over and over and over (at least they did the few times I actually listened to it....)
These are a dime a dozen. And almost all of them suck. Songs like "Because Of You" by 98º.
Or "You're The Inspiration" by Chicago.
It's a good song, but definitely not a one size fits all dedication that it's been bastardized into.
Then there's that one, I don't even know who sings it, but it goes something like "Whatever I said/whatever I did/I didn't mean it/I just want you back for good."
Somebody drive in the needle.
Then there are slow dance songs. You know the ones you slow dance to, whether it's at the prom or at a night club, or at the end of a romantic evening with your loved one. These are the timeless classics that evoke that old school feeling of being in love (love not being defined just as "how quick can I get into her pants").
So what do you think are the best "slow dance" songs of all time?
Here are my 5 picks, in no particular order.
1. "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton
2. "Knights In White Satin" by The Moody Blues
3. "If You Leave Me Now" by Chicago
4. "When I'm With You" by Sheriff
5. "We've Got Tonight" by Bob Seger
Mdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4151 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 16372 times:
I haven't listened to KOST probably since early 2002 when we were stuck with it at work.
I can't stand KOST anymore. I'm seriously going to take that station off of my presets.
The same songs get regurgitated over and over and over.
A-la KIIS-FM? Any song they get their hands onto is played twice an hour.
I like listening to Art Lebeau on 99.1 or 92.3 Sunday nights, theres great slow songs on there. As for myself, since I'm in the younger generation the newer slow songs have more meaning to me, such as R & B.
I can't think of much off the top of my head but here goes:
1. Usher: "You got it bad" First slow dance I had with my girlfriend to be.
2. Tyrese: "Sweet Lady
3. Joe: "I wanna know"
4. Babyface: "Every Time I Close My Eyes"
5. Jon B: "Someone to Love"
There's more but thats it for now.
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Derico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4370 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 16322 times:
Quite frankly I don't like love songs too much, though I admit once in a while I tune to some of those '7th floor itch' stations.
It is overdramatic, overarranged, and over the top, but if you really are asking for the most moving 'love song' of ALL time (just in English!): Definately The Righteous Brothers, Unchained Melody.
If you get too worked up with that song, you actually cry.
We've got tonight (Bob Seger), is a good option Matt D. put forth. I can't leave out 'Something' (The Beatles), and one of my personal favorites: The One (Elton John). I just love piano solos, and there's no more romantic instrument than the Piano. The song is pretty dramatic too.
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ElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 16307 times:
To Know Him, Is To Love Him.... The Teddy Bears (1958) Come Softly To Me.... The Fleetwoods (1959) Save The Last Dance For Me.... The Drifters (1960) Are You Lonesome To-night.... Elvis Presley (1960) Wonderland By Night.... Bert Kaempfert (1961) Instrumental Johnny Angel.... Shelley Faberes (1962) Roses Are Red.... Bobby Vinton (1962).....UGH! Our Day Will Come.... Ruby & The Romantics (1963) Everybody Loves Somebody.... Dean Martin (1964) I Hear A Symphony.... Diana Ross & The Supremes (1965) (You're My) Soul And Inspiration....Righteous Brothers (1966) Love Is Blue....Paul Mauriat (1968) Instrumental Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet....Henry Mancini (1969) Instrumental (They Long To Be) Close To You....The Carpenters (1970) How Can You Mend A Broken Heart....Bee Gees (1971) Oh Girl.... Chi-Lites (1972) My Love....Paul McCartney & Wings (1973) Feel Like Makin' Love....Roberta Flack (1974)....YUCK! My Eyes Adored You....Frankie Valli (1975)
That's enough (thank god)
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AGrayson514 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 396 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 16222 times:
With Or Without You - U2
Noorie(Hindi) - Bally Sagoo
I will always love you - Whitney Houston
Its All Coming Back to Me Now - Celine Dion
Kissing You - Deseree
Which reminds me, I'm supposed to like put suggestions in a hat for the upcoming Homecoming Dance, they always do really bad songs so I'll have to pay attention to this list here. I'm looking forward to that .
DeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 16199 times:
Bryan Adams- Everything I do
Beauty and the beast- Celine Dion
Time After Time- Cindi Lauper
One More Day- Diamond Rio
Your Song- Elton John
If I could Change the World- Eric Clapton
There you'll be- Faith Hill
That Summer- Garth brooks
I Love the Way you Love Me- John Montgomery
Open Arms- Journey
The Good Stuff- Kenny Chesney
I Melt- Rascall Flats
Ease My Troubles- Rod Stewart
Let's Make Love- Tim McGraw
She's My Kind Of Rain- Tim McGraw
Make a good CD and pop that in after makin dinner @ your house for your girl...she'll enjoy it mucho