Good love songs?

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Good love songs?

Unread postby KittyPink » Tue May 23, 2017 8:08 am

So, anyone have suggestions?
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Re: Good love songs?

Unread postby Jacob » Tue May 23, 2017 10:41 am

I'm not the biggest bob dylan fan but I always like listening to 'All I Really Want To Do' from Another Side to Bob Dylan as it sort of strips away all the not-so-great reasons people want to get with eachother and has a very upbeat message compared to the rest of that pretty cynical album.

Another one is "Everyday is new" by Tanita Tikaram, from one of her more recent albums which didn't really get much attention but I love it, it feels so sunny. I think it was recorded live with the whole band which gives it that sparkly feeling.
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Re: Good love songs?

Unread postby thewrit3r » Tue May 23, 2017 4:38 pm

"All of Me" by John Legend is pretty good. I also really love "Enchanted" by Taylor Swift, "Still Into You" by Paramore, and "Mirrors" by Justin Timberlake. There are so many good love songs out there! :D
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Re: Good love songs?

Unread postby Sam W » Wed May 24, 2017 5:52 am

"Picture in a Frame" by Tom Waits, "Twin Human Highway Flares" by the Mountain Goats, "Take a Giant Step" by The Monkees, and "You're So Square (Baby I Don't Care)" by Buddy Holly are all favorites of mine

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Re: Good love songs?

Unread postby alice » Wed May 24, 2017 7:57 pm

I looooove Ingrid Michaelson's cover of "Can't Help Falling in Love." Also a sucker for Helpless from Hamilton :)

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Re: Good love songs?

Unread postby thewrit3r » Thu May 25, 2017 10:54 am

I love Hamilton! So many good songs :D
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Re: Good love songs?

Unread postby Avondran » Thu May 25, 2017 4:45 pm

"Stay With Me" by Sam Smith is really good!! "Always Be My Baby" by Mariah Carey too.

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Re: Good love songs?

Unread postby Kaizen » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:53 pm

An unusual take on a love song: I just discovered "I'll Take Today" by Gary Allan, and I love it because I think it's the first song I've heard (it might be the first representation I've found in any media!) in which a person talks to his current partner about an old relationship, acknowledges that he did enjoy the old relationship and does look back on it fondly, but also firmly says that now he loves the current partner and wants to be with them.

Some others I like are "Follow You Follow Me" by Genesis, "Where Are You Going" by Dave Matthews Band, "How Your Love Makes Me Feel" by Diamond Rio, and "Sugar" by Tonic.

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Re: Good love songs?

Unread postby wintergreen » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:40 pm

I'm a big musical theatre person so these might be out of fashion but "Ten Minutes Ago" and "the Sweetest Sound" from Cinderella are amazing. "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy" from South Pacific is really cute.

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Re: Good love songs?

Unread postby Laima » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:19 pm

Hey KittyPink,

Here are three of my favorite love songs <3:

"Layla" - Eric Clapton: This is a very passionate and heart wrenching song about unrequited love, as Clapton was in love with Patty Boyd, George Harrison's wife.

"He's My Sunny Boy" - Diana Ross and The Supremes: This one is very bubbly, and for me it seems to epitomize having a gigantic crush!

"Triad" - David Crosby/The Byrds: This one is a very mellow song about polyamory. I especially like that this song is open-minded and encourages people to go outside their comfort zone.

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Re: Good love songs?

Unread postby Revan » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:26 pm

I adore this one for example...

Zeromancer - New Madonna

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeromancer

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Re: Good love songs?

Unread postby BiKinksterBoy » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:43 pm

"digital love" by daft punk. it's a simple song about dreaming about a loved one or future loved one
"drop pop candy" by Reol. it's japanese and part of it may have been vocaloid, but it's a classic in my book for songs about admiring and love from afar
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Re: Good love songs?

Unread postby BiKinksterBoy » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:39 pm

as cheesy as it sounds, I'd check out some old Rick Astley songs. he's just so earnest and shit. none of that "ay girl i love you bitch" stuff
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Re: Good love songs?

Unread postby Jacob » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:11 am

BiKinksterBoy wrote:as cheesy as it sounds, I'd check out some old Rick Astley songs. he's just so earnest and shit. none of that "ay girl i love you bitch" stuff


I certainly have nothing against consenting rap stars talking dirty to each-other on a track though!
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Don't see why they call it lonesome.
I'm never lonesome when I go there." Connie Converse - Talkin' Like You

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Re: Good love songs?

Unread postby J.D. » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:02 pm

@Jacob if you're okay with explicit songs, I have a few raps that might do the trick.

See You Again - Tyler, the Creator (if you can look past Tyler's pre coming out comments, this song is beautiful and I can't stop listening to it, and it's barely explicit), Ms. Jackson - OutKast (again, not too explicit (although I could be wrong), Big Poppa - Notorious B.I.G. (a classic), Me and My Girlfriend - Tupac Shakur (this one's actually about his gun personified as his girlfriend, but still good nonetheless)

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Re: Good love songs?

Unread postby Kiera(n) » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:58 pm

Sailing, by Christopher Cross
As I Lay Me Down, Sophie B. Hawkins
Kiss Me, Sixpence None The Richer
I Knew I Loved You, Savage Garden
Collide, Howie Day
Truly Madly Deeply, Savage Garden
Even Now, Barry Manilow
My tastes tend towards the sappier side of things, but I guess that's nothing to be ashamed of. :D

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Re: Good love songs?

Unread postby wesley97 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:00 pm

The Only Exception by Paramore and They Think We're Stupid by Ezra Bell are probably my favorites right now :)
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Re: Good love songs?

Unread postby BiKinksterBoy » Thu May 31, 2018 7:20 pm

okay! Vocaloid time!
this one I think is really beautiful - Wrinkle performed by Gumi
This is so saccharine I might as well be diabetic, I love it - Rin Rin Signal performed by the Kagamine Twins (Rin and Len)
this is absolutely beautiful - One Hundred Years of Love performed by the one and only Hatsune Miku
always a solid choice - I heart performed by Rin
be warned this is a sad love song about when loved ones are away - Gears of Love performed by Gumi
This one is also somewhat sad love - Earth's Last Confession
I'm too lazy to translate the title of this so I'll just link it here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg65Sbq ... g65SbqmT0s
this is cute as hell - Dreaming Leaf performed by Miku
This is about a love story but still very good - Fools Among The Stars. it's a 2 part song, so if there are 2 videos labeled VY1 and VY2 that's why
This one is slightly wistful/melancholy, but still very good - Childhood Blues performed by Gumi
same caveat as before but a little more feels - Ikanaide (Don't Go) performed by Yuki
More sad love - Last Night, Good Night performed by Miku

okay, moving on...
Every other song by The All-American Rejects. Half their songs are about lost love/shitty love and the other half are about love in general. or they're like Move Along.
there's also probably a few dozen show tunes I could name.
Good-old-fashioned Lover Boy by Queen, pretty self-Explanatory
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Queen - Now I'm Here
quite a few Panic! At The Disco songs
Journey - Faithfully
Journey - Any Way You Want It
Led Zeppelin - Over The Hills and Far Away
Led Zeppelin - Going to California
Earth, Wind and Fire - September
Gorillaz' song On Melancholy Hill is a good one, but as the name implies it does carry a tinge of sadness
Maybe check out Mystery Skulls, but your mileage may vary with some of their (his? idk might be just one dude) work
A classic: Fly Me To The Moon
more Beatles songs than I can count, like All You Need is Love, I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Take On Me of course, but keep in mind that one may be
Blue Swede - Hooked On A Feeling
Redbone - Come and Get Your Love
Estelle Ft. Kanye West (yes I know its Kanye just roll with it) - American Boy
I'd say more for this but the title is some formidable Japanese and I don't feel confident in my ability to translate again https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy0bdQpEGPI
Asia - Heat of The Moment
Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar on Me. basically just a sex song actually
Great Days from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (yes it's an anime opening but it has a love theme if you see the lyrics)
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