Tunesdays Volume 3: Songs to Fall in Love To
I felt like heading down the romantic route for this week’s installment. The roommate shaved his beard and looks like a better version of his high school self (props to you Honey!) and it got me thinking about falling in love. So here are 5 (plus one) songs to fall in love to.
You Make My Dreams Come True by Hall & Oates
I’m surprised that it took 3 installments to fit Hall & Oates into this series but they’ve finally made it and what a song it is. It’s so catchy, so lovely; a real proclamation of love without being a big pile of sap. This will get you grooving.
Something Special by Aubrie Sellers
I’ll start this with a disclaimer that the “roommate” despises this song but personally, I think is sweet and light hearted, exactly what you need when you’re falling head over boots. If you were in the department for picking a first dance song for your wedding (and I’m not so everyone relax), I’d suggest this.
Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley
A list of love songs would be utterly incomplete without Elvis. I’ve noticed a TON of covers of this classic being made by all sorts of artists from different genres and I haven’t found one I didn’t like. Fundamentally, this song is THAT good.
Forever and Ever, Amen by Randy Travis
A teenage version of myself sang this tune to my high school sweetheart turned ”roommate” when we first started courting (yes, people still do that in spite of tinder inspired hook-up culture) and I’m of the opinion that my performance is what really sealed the deal.
Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton
The guitar intro on this one is enough to make me start bawling, obviously. If you actually make it to the 3rd verse and aren’t a total mess you’ll understand that he’s singing about truly unconditional love. And in my honest opinion, that’s the best kind.
And a bonus track, because there is no such thing as too many love songs…
Harvest Moon by Neil Young
There’s something about this folksy tune that gives me butterflies every time I hear it. It has an ear pleasing melody in which the descending notes seem to mimic the exact motion of falling in love. It’s almost spell-like. Just do yourself a favour and never watch the music video. Trust me, it will ruin it for you.