Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Love these Love Songs


Ok, Christmas is done but I thought it works to show how much we love each other. Valentine’s Day is next week and....meh....any day can be Valentine’s Day when you love someone so I am choosing 3 songs that I go all goo goo ga ga, batt my eyelashes and dream of my Prince Charming....Hugh Jackman. Hahahaaa sorry, honey. I’m joking on the Monday Moves Me even though I post on Wednesday. Enjoy my 3 songs that make me swoon.


This is from the film version of South Pacific that starred Mitzi Gaynor and Rossano Brazzi who is dubbed by Giorgio in this version. I love this musical,  by Rogers and Hammerstein, and when this song was sung, my little girl inside, sighed wishing to have someone sing that song to me. I just love this song and, I think, this is one of the best love songs ever created. It was originally sung by Ezio Pinza back in 1949 on Broadway with Mary Martin.


This song was written by Pete Ham and Tom Evans from the British rock band, Badfinger. I had no idea until I looked it up. In fact, I love this song but didn't have a clue who sang it until I visited a fellow blogger, John from The Sound of One Hand Typing. Thank you for letting me know. I had no clue that this great singer died so young, age 52, from a heart attack.


I believe I spoke about this beautiful song before, but I just love it. It's a song by The Moody Blues, one of my favourite bands and Ray Thomas is one of my favourite of this band. He created a great song and was the soul of the band  I believe.

So what love songs can you think of


  1. Hi, Birgit!

    That picture of you and your hubby is a keeper, dear friend, a delightful couple portrait, but where's my buddy Harley? I've come down with a serous case of "Harley withdrawal." :)

    I well remember the song "Some Enchanted Evening." One of my earliest childhood memories is of listening to the chart-topping 1949 version by Perry Como. My folks bought that 45 and I played it on my tiny tinny turntable in the basement, entertaining myself for hours pretending to be a DJ. Later on, I added to my personal collection the single by Jay And The Americans that was a top 5 hit up there in Canada in 1965. Are you familiar with that group's rendition of 'Some Enchanted Evening"?

    "Without You" is another sweet and memorable love song. I well remember Nilsson's version. Checking the stats, the single entered the Billboard Hot 100 on the bottom rung, at #99, a week before Christmas, 1971, possibly signaling that the record would be a flop. But it held on and in the ten weeks that followed climbed all the way to #1 where it remained for an impressive 4 weeks. Nilsson's cover also topped the U.S. Easy Listening chart 5 weeks. Thanks for letting us know that Harry had a bad heart and died young, same as Bobby Darin.

    "For My Lady" is unfamiliar because I am not as big a fan of The Moody Blues as are you and many others. It is indeed a pretty song, one that tugs at the heartstrings.

    I'm drawing a blank. I can't think of a single love song.


    But, all seriousness aside, as funny guys on the radio used to say, I'd like to mention one particular love song that has always meant a lot to me. "I Love You" (how's that for a title?) was recorded by the psychedelic pop sextet known as People. Released at the start of 1968, the single was a slow burn. It took more than five months to climb the chart and reached it's peak in late June inside the top 15. It was on a night in June, 1968, that I met the future Mrs. Shady #1 on the dance floor of the Shady Dell. We fell for each other, became a couple and adopted "I Love You" by People as "our song."

    Have a wonderful Wednesday, dear friend BB. I'll be here waiting for your tamale, sitting in the balcony-- "At The Movies!"

  2. It's nice to get a glimpse of you and you & your honey. And also that filled bookshelf too-smile. hugs-Erika

  3. I know the second one because my wife likes that song.

  4. Without You just rips at my heart. It's beautiful.

  5. We love Harry Nilsson's Without You, it brings up so many memories💗Thank you showing the love between you and your honey, that makes it even more complete💗Double Pawkisses from us especially for you🐾😽💞

  6. I remember the Nilsson well, it was no 1 in 1972, the year I went on a school exchange to Germany, my first trip abroad, so I always associate it with that. I can think of many good love songs but I never stray far from Leonard Cohen (I’m your man) or Nick Cave (Into my arms).

  7. Birgit hello!
    Happy V-day!
    Lovely selection.

    My favourites are: La Vien Rose, Shallow, I will always Remember us this way - the latter two from A Star is Born.

    I also love I Belong to You - Eros Ramazzotti and Anastacia
    Have a blessed day with your adorable one.