Today for the A-Z, letter L, I am going to talk about Love songs, which each and every one of us can have a very different take on. I have a playlist called "Love songs" at Last.fm, and at present it features the following songs:
|1 Type O Negative – Pyretta Blaze
2 Billy Corgan – Mina Loy (M.O.H.)
3 Foo Fighters – February Stars
4 The Smashing Pumpkins – Stand Inside Your Love
5 Unwritten Law – How You Feel
6 Radiohead – True Love Waits (live)
7 Local H – Eddie Vedder
8 HIM – Sleepwalking Past Hope
9 Magic Dirt – Grab Your Hair
10 AC/DC – Whole Lotta Rosie (live)
11 Soundgarden – Loud Love
12 Stone Temple Pilots – Sex Type Thing
13 Red Hot Chili Peppers – Sir Psycho Sexy
|14 Type O Negative – Love You to Death
15 Zwan – The Empty Sea (Live)
16 The Smashing Pumpkins – By Starlight
17 darkpop – Fool
18 Liz Phair – Gunshy
19 Heather Nova – Make You Mine
20 Zwan – Heartsong
21 Liz Phair – I Know It's Not Easy
22 Bon Jovi – In These Arms
23 Mylo – In My Arms
24 Queensrÿche – Silent Lucidity
25 Vertical Horizon – Give You Back
26 VAST – Flames
For all I know, some of these songs are not even about love, but they make me feel or think of love. Some of them are obviously about the nasty side of love. Others are about seduction, and/or just plain sex. There are still more that are about misery caused by love and loss. So, as you can see, love songs don't have to be just mushy and romantic. They can be about any aspect of love.
One year for Valentine's Day, a year when I was the only one doing anything for me, I made a big production out of the day, including making myself a romantic CD which featured some of the songs above. A lot of people may question the merit of including Type O Negative on a Valentine's Day CD. And what about Liz Phair's miserable tune about waiting for something that's just never going to happen? Well, sure, they're not precisely chirpy tunes, but they're still about love, damn it!
But now I leave it to you to tell me...
What are your favourite love (or "love") songs?