Music Monday: Love Songs

It’s February and love is in the air thanks to Hallmark, Hershey’s and florists.  Years ago, my husband and I decided to stop spending money on cheesy Valentine’s Day gifts and challenge each other to be more creative and thoughtful (and more frugal) when demonstrating our affection and admiration of each other.

 

One year, I loaded Allan’s MP3 player with a bunch of love songs and other tunes that made me think of him when I heard them.  I think I may do this again, but with some of my more recent favorite love songs, like Guster’s Do You Love Me?

 

Hubby isn’t a huge Guster fan, but this song always puts a smile on my face and a little pep in my step.  It’s a feel good song that sounds much like a sunshiny song from the 60s, reminiscent of something by Herman’s Hermits.So although he’s not a huge Guster fan, he’ll think of me bouncing around happily to the tune when he hears it.

 

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I’d also add the soulful sound of James Morrison’s Precious Love. It’s another song reminiscent of the 60’s. I love the Ottis Redding sound and style of James Morrison’s demonstrates.

 

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And since my hubbie is learning to play this song on the guitar, I would also add the acoustic version Train’s Marry Me. I couldn’t find any videos that weren’t blocked by Sony and the video is so lovely. I highly urge to follow the link and watch it on YouTube.

 

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What love songs on your playlist?

 

 

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Denise

From start to finish, Denise is Run DMT, a Tampa Bay marathon mom on the run trying to maintain an easy pace through it all between races and raising three beautiful, brilliant children (ages 13, 9, 4). In 2007, I discovered a passion for running and in February 2015, I completed my tenth marathon, however, I continue to train for a variety of races and triathlons. In my spare time, I founded Tampa Bay Bloggers, a hyperlocal blogging network.

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21 comments

  1. kirsty815 says:

    Aww some fab pics! LOVE the first one! Had never seen the Train Marry Me video, so sweet! Gonna add ‘em to my ipod! Thanks for bringing your brood up to our house yesterday we had fun! Meg told me this morning she liked having her cousins over and when she gets home from school she needs to search for Moo! lol

  2. Larry Harms says:

    Great songs; I’m not a huge fan of Guster but I like them and agree that it sounds like a sunshiny song from the 60s.

    I like the intro to the Train video and it is a very sweet song.

  3. XmasDolly says:

    I’m really starting to like Train more & more, and the more I hear them they’re coming a favorite real soon here! Great choices. Thanks for playing. Have a great week.

  4. JamericanSpice says:

    I love that you and your husband made that decision about Valentines Day. I want to tell dh this too. I don’t want silly gifts or for him to feel he has to buy me something. I would rather us investing in our relationship.

    I have not seen / heard some of these before but they are very good. I love me some Train! Where was he all my life, oh wait, I was always listening :)

    Have a sunny week!

  5. carly says:

    Hi there!First I want to thank you for your comment on my blog.I’m glad you liked the Vanessa Mae music.I’m not sure I have shared Vanessa’s music in the past…it’s possible though!
    I enjoyed your picks, especially the song by Train!Have a great week!

  6. Lorie Shewbridge says:

    I’ve never heard of Guster, but that song is marvelous.
    I really love the second song… so smooooooth!
    And of course Train is fantastic, always! What a beautiful song.
    Thanks for always linking up with us and giving us a shout-out. You’re the best. I think the blogosphere is such a wonderfully supportive place!

  7. Madeleine says:

    Great selection of songs. I like your alternative valentine’s approach. My Mum’s birthday in on 13th so the price of flowers for her birthday is exorbitant. I always wait a week when the price go down again… :O)

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