So, as I blogged about a few days ago, Cupid is once again due for a bit of arrow shooting and all round amorous merriment. It might not be something you buy into, but all the same it’s galloping towards us like a horse whose had a shock. I have indeed purchased Valentine’s cards, one for my sister (as we do every year in case the other doesn’t get one!) and one for, well, someone pretty cool.
So I thought I would do something a bit fun; I’ll tell you my top five love related songs and what they mean to me, and I want you to help me out by telling me yours. They don’t have to be soppy or slow (“Isn’t She Lovely” was written about a baby) but they do have to be special to you.
If at this point you are about to browse somewhere that doesn’t bang on about soppy numbers with key changes all over the show then not so fast with they keypad! If you know me even a little you will know that I’m not the sort of girl who reaches for a tissue when Bambi’s mum died, so I’m pretty unlikely to be cranking out the Gary Barlow.
At 5: Shakespeare Sister, Stay; this song makes me think of my dad, as when thus song was in the height of its popularity he loved it. It’s a love song (the woman is trying to get her fella back from an evil sorceress on another planet if the vid is anything to go by) so that is number five. At eight or nine I loved the angst beetlejuice-esque make up and at twenty-five I wish they would bring that look back. I wouldn’t need to worry about make up remover, I could just layer it!
At 4: Westlife, World Of Our Own. I know, Westlife, how embarrassing. But at aged fourteen I was hopelessly in love with Shane from Westlife, and this was always my favourite. There’s no soppy crooning, it’s upbeat, and some might say it’s one of my guilty pleasures.
3: Bon Jovi, This Ain’t A Love Song. It so is a love song, despite him repeatedly singing that we are “wrong, we areee wrong, this ain’t a love song.” I think the tight leather trousers and hair spray fumes have gone to his head. Regardless.
At Number 2: Kiss the Girl, The Little Mermaid. Who doesn’t love a love song sung to a bit of a reggae beat, under the sea and performed by crabs? Exactly.
And my ultimate top love song of all time? Elton John and Kiki Dee, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart. I love it. If the boy put on some star-shaped glasses and serenaded me with this, I would fall about laughing. This isn’t that far-fetched, he spent the other morning singing me excerpts from all the Disney hits!! AND I LOVED IT 🙂
And now, time for you to take the spotlight. I want to know what songs make you smile, regardless of whether they are sung by humans, cartoon characters, or, weeeelll, Elton John.
What are yours?