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17 October 2002 @ 11:24 am
Interesting input, but here's my list now...  
I made this post in order to see what other people thought were great love songs, just out of curiosity really. Thanks to everyone who responded.

Of all those responses, however, only one song that appears on my list was mentioned. Here's my list of favorite love songs (to date):

Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen We're Floating in Space
U2 - One Love (old U2 all the way)
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (the only song I really like by this band, actually)
Rikki - Suteki da ne (FFX Love Theme)
Self - Better than Aliens
Rufus Wainwright - Hallelujah
Collective Soul - We Three (End song from Chasing Amy)
Barenaked Ladies - Put Your Arms Around Me
Sarah McLachlan - Possession (Accoustic Version)...(.it's a hidden track on the album)
Spacehog - Beautiful Girl
Bjork - Pagan Poetry
Brandon Spangler - Once... (He may not have meant it to be a love song, but I like to think of it as one)
John Lennon - Love
Simon and Garfunkel - Kathy's Song
Gackt - Story
Stevie Wonder - I Believe (When I Fall in Love with You It Will Be Forever)...(End song from High Fidelity)
Sakamoto Maaya and Yoko Kanno - Yakusoku wa Iranai (I don't need promises)...(Opening song to Vision of Escaflowne)
Coldplay - Yellow (accoustic version)
Radiohead - True Love Waits (the version with the synth, unreleased, verses in a different order than the EP)
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane over the Sea

Some sap, some real sentiment, some of my favorites. You should try them, because I've been trying yours, hehe. Now, lunch.
Mood: Hungry!
Music: Barenaked Ladies - What a Good Boy
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Mellenabsentmammoth on October 17th, 2002 09:30 am (UTC)
I know, I know, I know...but I just like the Rufus one. I'm bad, I know, but I like it better.

Sue me for being a victim of my tastes.
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Mellen: Puzzled Fayeabsentmammoth on October 17th, 2002 09:52 am (UTC)
Oh no! I don't like it over the Cohen one by THAT much, it's just a preference. The reason I probably like it a little more is because, despite Cohen having the original version, I did hear the Wainwright one first. This usually leads to a preference, I find, just because it's how you learned the song.

Please don't hate me!!
Secret Agent Beach Party: This syringe contains a deadly poisonpharminatrix on October 17th, 2002 12:52 pm (UTC)
The Jeff Buckley version makes me cry.
neural network: Aashliana on October 17th, 2002 11:53 am (UTC)
awesome taste!
Torin/Darren WhoEver: needs smilewolfieboy on October 18th, 2002 02:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Interesting input, but here's my list now...
Sarah McLachlan - Possession (Accoustic Version)...(.it's a hidden track on the album)

You're free to interpret songs as you desire but I thought you might find it amusing that Sarah actually wrote this as a way to deal with an obsessed fan that wrote about how he was going to take her (Sarah McLachlan) away and they'd live happily, all alone somewhere...
Mellenabsentmammoth on October 20th, 2002 08:23 am (UTC)
Re: Interesting input, but here's my list now...
She writes a lot of pretty songs on weird ideas. I remember hearing that Angel is about movie stars and heroin, for example.

The first time I heard the song I chose, though, was in the show Due South, where it was used in one of the best love scenes ever. It actually went mid-way from the accoustic to the standard version, but I liked the accoustic one best. It was a great scene, and that's what really made my impression of the song as strong as it is.