Sunday, February 14, 2010

My All-Time Favorite Love Songs

John Marine | 2/14/2010 06:55:00 PM | | |
Valentine's Day gives me a chance to share some of my favorite love songs. What you're about to see in this blog entry are some of my personal favorite love songs. A good thing about Valentine's Day is that there is actually a day where we can chat on love. I don't believe in Valentine's Day because I can't fathom why there should be only one day out of the whole year to show love to others? How come love can't be year-round? It's like Mother's Day and Father's Day (my mom had to be mom AND dad in my time). Enough babbling from me... let's kick this thing off proper, players!

--- Favorite Love Songs: Modern ---
I'll be sure to offer you some of my favorite love songs from both the past and the present. This section concerns recent songs. I mostly mean songs from 2000 to now.

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Since the cool kids have these things called MP3 players, I'm willing to let you check out MP3 downloads of some of my favorite love songs.

* "I Wanna Love You Forever (Album Version)" by Jessica Simpson
This was the first song I've heard from Texas native, Jessica Simpson. This song from 1999 remains a classic to me because Jessica just sounds so pure and so lovely. Let her bold voice captivate you as you listen to this song.

* "I Think I'm In Love With You (Album Version)" by Jessica Simpson
I like this song for the same reasons I like the previous songs. This song is very fun.
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* "Take My Breath Away" by Jessica Simpson
Let me tell you something... I had no idea that I'd start off with three songs from an artist I'm not usually a fanatic of. This one is the beautiful song from Jessica Simpson.

* "Clumsy" by Fergie
First hearing this song back in 2008, this is a rather catchy song.

* "No Air" by Jordin Sparks feat. Chris Brown, and "One Step At A Time" by Jordin Sparks
Jordin Sparks' self-titled album features two wonderful songs. The former American Idol winner, Jordin Sparks, has a bold and sweet voice accompanied by some great beats. "No Air" is a great song. I'm certainly a fan of "One Step at a Time" as it's a great song.

* "You Mean The World To Me" by Toni Braxton
This was my favorite song hearing it in 1994. It's my all-time favorite song from Toni Braxton.

* "Let's Get Married" by Jagged Edge
Not many artists or groups wanted to celebrate love to the point of talking marriage. That is, until Jagged Edge made their song.

* (various songs from Legacy - The Greatest Hits Collection)
This is the only full CD I'll feature in this blog entry because there are too many to name that I recommend. Favorite songs of mine (relevant to this blog entry's theme) include: "I'll Make Love to You," "End of the Road," "On Bended Knee," "One Sweet Day," and "4 Seasons of Loneliness." All songs can be found on the CD I mentioned. I think Boyz II Men is the last great R&B group. As far as celebrating love while also singing beautifully, Boyz II Men were the Isley Brothers of the '90s.

* "The Very Best Of Prince" by Prince
This 1995 song is one of my personal favorite songs of 1995. I sometimes feel like singing or playing this song to every beautiful girl I know or see. This song is as good as it gets in making a girl feel beautiful.

* "Two Is Better Than One" - Boys Like Girls (feat. Taylor Swift)
This is a very awesome song. Just listening to how the song flows is just awesome. Just the harmony of the voices is something amazing.

* "Goin' Crazy" by Natalie
Natalie was a former Houston Rockets Power Dancer. When she came along with this song somewhere in 2005 or 2006, the Clear Lake, TX native struck a chord with me with this song. This song is beautiful. This may be one of my favorite songs of the 2000s.

--- Favorite Love Songs: Classics ---
Here's some old school love!

* "For The Love Of You (Part 1 & 2)" by The Isley Brothers
Honestly... how can you NOT love this song? NOBODY has ever made a song that has even surpassed the original. Only one that comes close was a saxophone rendition by Candy Dulfer.

* "I Just Called To Say I Love You" by Stevie Wonder
The messages in this song are wonderful. It's to show that it doesn't have to be a holiday or some other special time of year just to tell the one you love "I Love You."

* "All I Do" by Stevie Wonder
Bold singing, great instrumentals, nice beats... this is another lovely performance by one Stevie Wonder.

* "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston
Good songs last forever. This is a classic song you'll hear in karaoke, American Idol, singing games, and things like that. Purely classic. I've better appreciated this song as I got older.

* "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston
Most of you know that I can't stand fandom of the '80s. Of the many misses of the '80s, this one is a hit. I was only four years old when this song was released in 1987. This is actually one of my personal favorite Whitney Houston songs.

* "Never Too Much" by Luther Vandross
This is perhaps my favorite song of the late Luther Vandross.

* "Waiting For A Girl Like You" by Foreigner
I've commonly heard this song in "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City." Again, I can't stand the '80s, but it doesn't mean that every song was terrible. This one is just great to listen to.

* "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You" by Michael Bolton
This song is a love classic to me. I think there's no shame in liking this song, especially the way Michael Bolton sings so boldly. Only other Michael Bolton song I've loved is "This Christmas."

* "You Are My Lady" by Freddie Jackson
Here is another love classic. It's the best way for a guy to say that his girl is everything he needs.

* "Love Train" by the O'Jays
You don't need no ticket to ride the Love Train. Truly a love classic even today.

* "Love TKO" by Teddy Pendergrass
Finally, with the death of Teddy Pendergrass, I HAVE to include this very cool song.

These are as many favorite love songs. Maybe you have your own all-time favorite. This MP3 clip widget features just about all the classic songs. So have a look and thanks for reading!

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