Okie dokie people. Here we go with the most predictable word of the whole lot: ‘Love’.
To quote Ross from Friends (as I often do…):
“Ah, love. L-O-V-E love. ‘L’ is for life. I mean what is life without love? ‘O’ is for OH WOW! …” And so on.
Although it is the most talked/sung about sentiment/emotion/whatever-you-want-to-call-it, I actually only have eight songs that begin with ‘Love’, though that doesn’t include the two L.O.V.E songs I mentioned here. But, there are clearly about a million more that I don’t own.
I just looked some up, and there are indeed too many to mention, but I did notice these two which were next to each other in a list and their presence pleased me:
Love Will Keep Us Together - The Captain and Tennille
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
This seems to sum up our use of the word ‘Love’ in songs – it’s either the most amazing thing in the world, or the cause of a lot of misery etc etc. Well… I suppose that’s not completely true, some songwriters get more complex about the concept, but it is usually the case that ‘Love’ songs can fall into one of two camps.
Anyway, enough with the waffle, here are my ‘Love’ songs:
Love In an Elevator - Aerosmith
Love Is a Stranger - Eurythmics
Love Is Better Than a Warm Trombone - Gomez (interesting title…)
Love Me Do - The Beatles
Love Me Girl - Yeasayer
The Lovecats - The Cure
Lovers’ Carvings - Bibio (used on a Kindle advert. Haven’t got any other songs by Bibio, but based on this one I would think I’d like more of his/their work, I just haven’t bothered to spend the time listening to any other tracks yet.)
Lovesong - The Cure
I think I would have had Love Is the Drug on here from the Radio Est 1967 album (actually a Kylie Minogue cover of the Roxy Music classic, but a fairly good cover) but for some reason I took it off my iPod – maybe I took the whole album off at one point… I fail to remember.
Well, I think that should be it for now. I thought it would take me a while to tackle the whole ‘Love’ schtick, but actually I didn’t have that many songs. I suppose there are also loads of songs that contain ‘Love’ in the title, just not at the start, and millions that mention ‘Love’ within the song, but just don’t include it in the title.
OK, I’ll bow out now, and see you at M. Mmmhmm?
Bibio’s Lovers’ Carvings (at around 1.30 it turns into a whole new song. So good):