Extra Virgin :: What Are Your Favorite Love Songs?
When I was in high school, I felt sort of detached from love songs. It seemed like half of them were about something I knew nothing about and the other half I wasn’t allowed to listen to. Even when I was crushing on a boy, I didn’t necessarily relate to what the songs were singing about on the radio. It wasn’t until Logan that I had the seminal “falling in love” experience. I underwent the euphoria, the heartbreak, the self-doubt, the radical self-sacrifice that often encompasses the whole affair. That’s when I started really resonating with the emotions in a love song. I finally knew what all those poets were talking about.
Of course, it’s not all love songs that speak to me, but there are a few that evoke the feelings of romance, heartbreak, and longing that I associate with romantic love. Some of my favorites are Come What May, If You Could Only See, and The Scientist. For better or worse, just the first few chords of these songs will conjure up all kinds of strong feelings. :)
What about you? Do you like love songs? What are some of your favorites? What’s the best love song of all time? What is it about music that’s just so powerful?
(Photo of Jeff Buckley)