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Love songs continuation

7 Oct

Ok so this goes back to to a previous post when I was asking for love songs either written or sang by women. I could not come up with song tittle that met those standards so I researched. First I tried to look for what makes a good love song and why a love song is a love song.

So what makes a good love song? 

  1. A good love song should be catchy because if it is not then people would not remember it and it would not make you think about that special person in your life nor would couples choose them as ‘their song’ that gets played at weddings or anniversaries.
  2. It must be original, because people want to be original when they pick a song to represent their relationship. 
  3. The lyrics must make sense and their meaning must be understood by the couple who chooses them (there is nothing  worse than realizing the song that you chose to represent your relationship is not at all about love or even liking someone but about sleazy or shady dealings between people or worse a break up).
  4. Finally a good performer can transfer lyrics to emotions so a good singer/performer is a key component to a love song or any song really. 

Now what was I looking for in the love songs performed or written by women? well I mainly wanted women to sing about their significant other in a positive light, ideally they are together and happy preferably. No bashing on the guy’s current girlfriend (because that is mean and no nice guy wants a girl to just destroy another girl for his attention, that just makes you a mean girl), And no saying things like ‘you could looks better but I still love you’ (way to destroy someone’s confidence) or to appreciate the someone for the things they gets you but they still love them (as if you would have payed him attention if he had not started out by giving you things?).

As to why I chose this well I have been exposed to many love song that men sing to their significant other and while I think that this is very romantic (specially when the guys plays and sings the song for you) when I wanted to perhaps chose a song to sing for them perhaps (I have not really done so) I found that I had a limit on the songs I had available to respond as a girl. And so this post is born. 

  1. Crazy in Love by Beyonce: Alright so this is a good example because she is literally talking about love, the fact that she made this song with the now husband then rumored boyfriend is an added plus. It is in many words a romantic song, the lyrics just brag about a significant other and how much they are liked by her. Then there is the fact that Beyonce sings this so is there really a question about her being a good performer? The song is original, and if you listen to this song and not sing the first part for the rest of the day, I question your humanity.
  2. Then He kissed me by The Crystals: So this is a teen-girl band but I think it qualifies, it is catchy and it just talks about a being kissed by guy they liked. I will say that they just sorta jumped to marriage but I blame that on the 60’s and the fact that they are young. However they thought the guy was awesome and they were happy about the kiss. This song is so light-hearted it just  makes you think about a first kiss with someone. 
  3. I say a Little Prayer for you by Aretha Franklin: This makes the cut because i meets criteria it does not bring people down, it is upbeat and memorable (people will sing along if you start it) and it just goes on along the lines of thinking about a significant other, like all the time (I can say that constant thinking about someone makes then the object of your affection). 
  4. Zing! Went the strings of My Heart by Judy Garland: A very straight forward love song/poem. It is very gender neutral so I will include it in this list because it’s nice.
  5. How Will I know by Whitney Huston: Ok so in this one she is just wondering if this perfect guy loves her and describes the pre-going out jitters, which I think it’s fair. That uncertainty thing has been felt by almost everyone right? This song passes because it is catchy and was popular when it came out, they focus one person and does insult or gives back-handed compliments to anyone (positive love song).
  6. La Vie En Rose by Grace Jones: The song is originally sung by Edith Piaf in the olden day but it was given an update in the 70’s by Jones. Again a complete love song though while in French is talk about how awesome it is to just look at this guy and cuddle essentially. So valid example. 
  7. No One by Alicia Keys: Alicia Keys is good and in this song she reassures her significant other that people may talk but they will be together through it all, meets the criteria so it is here. 
  8. Constant Craving by K.D. Lang: A song about love where it is just the her singing to a significant other, I can count it as romantic I like the tune. 
  9. I just can’t get you out of my Head by Kylie Minogue: Catchy and totally singable to maybe say you like someone or at the very least a way to say you can’t stop thinking about them. It may not be a super romantic love song but you can dance to it.
  10. Umbrella by Rihanna: This song is actually rather sweet, it is basically saying that in the good they will both be good together and in the bad she will be there to help them out. Symbolically the umbrella is like she is protecting him which is in my book a romantic promise.
  11. Be My Baby by The Ronettes: Just your average declaration of love here super cute, I like it.
  12. Stoned Love by The Supremes: This is just a long term couple king of love song you know we will be together even if we have bumps along the way we can work it through deal. 
  13. Ain’t No Other Man by Christina Aguilera: It says it on the tittle, there is nothing like making someone feel special right? 

Alright so for the sake of this post I have gone through song lyrics and many lists (in other word appreciate this or I will be sad). Also I find it disturbing that according to several songs in the 60’s many young men died in motorcycle accidents. 

Note: On the last Love song post someone mentioned ‘I will always love you’ by Whitney Huston but I do not count it because it is about saying good bye even though she loves him. So this makes me think that the intended party of the song broke up with the singer. (just my opinion if you just want to sing the chorus to your significant other go ahead) 

This are not all of them but my research has led me to be aware of more love songs by women than previously aware of. so this list may expand.




The love songs.

21 Sep

Ok so after spending some time with a musician, I began to wonder if I knew more than a few love songs sung by women. So  I did what I always do whenever I have a question about anything and I hit the knowledge of the internet. I started with best 100 love songs ever, this led me to find that out of one hundred songs only thirty were sung by women and I even generously counted when a female/male voice did a duet like Sonny and Cher (you know I got you babe followed by a divorce).

Then in the female voice only category I found awesome ladies like Cindy Lauper-Time after Time (a favorite of mine) Madona, Maria Carry, Bionce and of course Celine Dion with My Heart Will Go On ( you know that song that was stuck in everyone’s heads after Titanic). 

So what is my point here? 

well it just seems that there is something out there making women sing more about cheating men or being dumped than love.

The Beattles sang several love songs, John Lennon love Yoko enough to write her many love songs. and there are much more songs by men that close into the idea of romantic love.

In my personal experience I even consider Florence + the machine-dog days as a love-songish because there is a part where she says that she kisses him (but actually it goes She killed him with kisses). So maybe I am not the best on deciding what a love song is, but surely more people have to have had realized this right?

I will do some more research and get back to this topic.

if you read this let me know if you agree disagree or if you can think of love songs sung by women.