Sioux Falls’ Favorite Love Songs
Love songs are deeply personal for so many reasons. They connect you to emotions, your own and other people's in a way nothing else can. They remind you of the love you have, the love you lost, perhaps the love you're still looking for. You might even be transported back in time, to high school, college, your wedding day or some other equally important event, just by hearing the strains of "your" song.
Music, for that matter is extraordinarily personal for a lot of people. Our taste in music is acutely reflective of who we are as human beings. Our preferences in music, informs others in our lives about aspects of our personal biography. The more eclectic your taste, the broader your range of interests and experiences.
Or maybe that's just me. I was raised by two people who were very cosmopolitan, well-educated, highly intellectual, heavy on life experiences, passionately flawed and in love with music - all kinds of music. Broadway show tunes, opera, big band, honky-tonk piano, jazz, polka, country, popular, dance, Latin, Irish, and Italian music all made appearances in our home.
Rock music was something my parents just didn't understand or like. This was the one genre we parted ways on, but other than that, to this day, I still love just about every kind of music. And a good love song with profoundly complex, meaningful lyrics and a beautiful melody? Breathtaking!
On this account I know I'm not alone. Take a look at all the responses we had to a Facebook question we posed for Valentine's Day, "What is the Best Love Song of All Time?"
- Tami Miller - Silent Lucidity, Queensryche and From this Moment On, Shania Twain
- Gwen Oakland and Daren Anderson - Love of a Lifetime, Firehouse
- Cami Rosheim - My Heart Will Go On, Celine Dion
- Tami Langholz - God Only Knows, Brian Wilson (Beach Boys)
- Lisa Enderson - Let's Get It On, Marvin Gaye
- Susie Whitaker - When a Man Loves a Woman, Percy Sledge
- Duane Christensen - Talking to the Moon, Bruno Mars
- Christina Lien - Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran
- Melissa Sutton - Wonderful Tonight, Eric Clapton
- Cathy Strand - Because You Loved Me, Celine Dion
- Darrin Johnson - When You Say Nothing At All, Allison Krauss
- Jessica Rowley - At Last, Etta James
- Jackie Verley - Broken Together, Casting Crowns
- Roxane Ensz - Keeper of the Stars, Tracy Lawrence
- Ben Davis and Tina Duffek agree on Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers
- Jeff Sudenga - Open Arms, Journey
- Melinda Raff - Can't Get Enough of Your Love Babe, Barry White
- Nancy Fallon - Maybe I'm Amazed, Paul McCartney
- Mary Nolz - Color My World, Chicago
- Tom Gunlicks - The Power of Love, Celine Dion
- Gene Hetland - I Only Have Eyes for You, Art Garfunkel
- ...and many, many more!
Thanks to everyone who shared and Happy Valentine's Day to all!