I pretty much stole this idea from my future wife Becca. She wrote an entry on her top favorite love songs, but for me I can't just chose "love songs" since there are about 500 different aspects of love songs (IMO.) I mean you've got unrequited love, lost love, found love, true love. lost and found love. etc. So whatever, here's a little compilation of my favorite "LOVE ETC" songs. Enjoy blogger world.
1. Passionate - Kind of Like Spitting 2. William, It Was Really Nothing - The Smiths 3. Silver Lining - Rilo Kiley 4. Goodnight and Go - Imogen Heap 5. I'll Love you More Than You'll Ever Know - Blood Sweat and Tears 6. Marie - Kevin Devine 7. Blue in the Face - Alkaline Trio 8. Talk Tonight - Oasis 9. At Your Most Beautiful - Last Days of April 10. Innocent Vigilant Ordinary - The Appleseed Cast 11. Album of the Year - The Good Life 12. Landlocked Blues - Bright Eyes 13. Autumn Sweater - Yo La Tengo 14. Hope for Us - The Jealous Sound 15. Wild Horses - The Sundays 16. Fade into you - Mazzy Star 17. Cry baby Cry - The Beatles 18. Calculation Theme - Metric 19. Your Ex-Love is Dead - Stars 20. A minor incident - Badly Drawn Boy 21. One Summer Last Fall - Jets to Brazil 22. Twin Falls - Built to Spill 23. Ten Cent Blues - Eisley 24. Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss - Brad Zefferen 25. Linger - Cranberries 26. My Heart is an Apple - The Arcade Fire 27. You Are what You Love - Jenny Lewis 28. Arizona - Pedro the Lion 29. Positive Tension - Bloc Party 30. Josephine - The Magnetic Fields 31. New England Sunrise - DieradioDie 32. Don't Leave the Light on Baby - Belle & Sebastian
I know I know, it's a long ass play list but trust me narrowing it down to just 32 songs was excruciatingly hard. I am deeply and ridiculously emotionally rooted to every single one of these songs. Some of these tracks have literally been following me around since I was 14 years old. Some remind me of my family, some of old unrequited love, one or two remind me of drinking red stripe with a straw and sitting on the hood of older kids cars in Southern New Jersey. But most remind me of the guy I've been in love with all along.
When my boyfriend and I first started dating I was only 18 and he had just turned 21. It was long distance instantly considering I live in Delaware and he's located in North Eastern Pennsylvania. It's about a 7hr trip if you count in the hour long train ride to Philly, the hour of waiting for the Martz bus, and then the three hour bus ride to his actual home. When he went away to tour with his band the summer of 07' he was gone for about two months and I missed him so much I literally thought my head and heart were going to explode. I mean I was used to missing him for weeks at a time, but months? MONTHS? I was going insane. When I told him how I felt he said "listen to the song Talk Tonight by Oasis," which he had sneakingly uploaded onto my ipod before he left. I listened to that song alone in the break room of the Walgreens where I working at the time. Two and a half years later and this song still gives me goosebumps. If he found out I was blogging about this he'd probably off himself, so I'm sorry Matt, I love you!
The other 31 songs are equally as powerful to me, emotionally, physically everything. So to cop out on Becca, what are some of your favorite love ETC or just plain love songs?