Love Songs

music musings, beaverdamusa.comAs I write this musing, it is Valentine’s Day.  I thought I would wax poetic on how love has impacted different music genres through the years.  Then I realized I didn’t know what the hell that last sentence meant.  In football terms, I dropped back and punted. 

I then decided to see what my music catalog turned up when I searched for “love”.  It returned 926 songs that had “love” in the song title, performer’s name, or album title.  Once again I am amazed at the diversity in my catalog.  Contrary to my sweet Valentine’s belief, there are songs more recent than 1995 in the list.

I won’t bore you with all the songs, but here are some that grabbed my eye as I scrolled through the list:

  • Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love by Van Halen – my favorite DLR era song.  Don’t think they had Valentine’s Day in mind when they wrote this….
  • Anything for Love by Meat Loaf – this song revived his career in the 90’s.  Love this song and glad to get to see him do it live.
  • Burning Love by Elvis – E loved him some love songs.
  • Calling Dr Love by KISS.  Again, this goes in the category of “don’t think Valentine’s Day was on their mind”.
  • Cool Love by Pablo Cruise – have always loved this song.  Still hoping Dave Jenkins will do it live someday.
  • Deeper Kinda Love by Sammy Hagar – a hidden gem by the Red Rocker.
  • Endless Love by Lionel Richie – don’t hate.
  • Heard It in A Love Song by Marshall Tucker Band – a classic that causes me to pause every time I hear the opening notes.
  • I Wanna Learn A Love Song by Harry Chapin – one of my favorites by Harry.  
  • Love in the Midnight by Styx – I can still hear the 8-track fade out and back in as the track changed on this deep cut on Cornerstone.
  • When It’s Love by Van Halen – my favorite Sammy-era song.  
  • When You Need My Love by Darryl Worley – the twist he puts on the lyrics on the last verse is great songwriting.

As you can see by the sampling above, love appears in all kinds of songs with a variety of meanings.   Regardless, Happy Valentine’s Day!

Musing on Love

Zach

 

About Zach Clayton

Zach Clayton started Music Musings in 2013, but isn’t a stranger to music. While he may be a mild mannered accountant by day, he always has tunes going and forces his staff at work to play music trivia when they enter his office. He is a self-proclaimed lover of all music genres with over 3,500 songs in his iPod. Zach’s first concert was Eddie Money in Vanderbilt’s Memorial Gym in 1979 and claims to have seen Van Halen (all three incarnations) over 25 times. There have only been one or two years since 1979 that Zach hasn’t been to a concert. He also has the uncanny knack of getting to know several folks in the music scene – both out front and behind the scenes. Zach is in the process of indoctrinating his two boys into the rock and roll way by exposing them to concerts and various music while holding them hostage in his truck screaming the mantra – “rap is crap!”

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