But strangely enough, her impassive delivery actually makes the song feel Listen: White Stripes, "In the Cold Cold Night" 19.Regina Spektor, "Us" (2004) There are different interpretations of this song, but one feels particularly salient: it's about love.The lyric "they made a statue of us," coupled with the flooding of the piano and Spektor's proud, earnest vocals, speaks to a beautiful wish for permanence in love.
Although it may not seem like a big deal to all the charmers out there, to a man who plays a keytar, it's a big deal. Bright Eyes, "First Day Of My Life" (2005) Conor Oberst has an instantly recognizable voice.
It quivers like Eddie Vedder's, but without that deep, throaty confidence; for some, it's too fragile, too "emo," and too weak.
— With a good love, everything else in life can seem better. The Beatles may have said it with "All You Need Is Love," but "Chasing Cars" nails the desire for the other person to feel the same way. Weirdly moving, it's a love song that also manages to cover life, death, and everything in between. Jay-Z, "'03 Bonnie and Clyde" (2002) To hear Jay-Z, the man who once rapped, "Me, give my heart to a woman?
/ Not for nothing, never happening/ I'll be forever mackin'," talk about how much he needs his girlfriend is heart-warming.
These are songs you could play to your current squeeze immediately after saying, "Steve/Miriam, this song explains my feelings for you, which may be nuanced but are ultimately positive," and not expect to sleep on the couch.
Bloggers, DJs, and critics helped us assemble this comprehensive list of great love songs. One, we excluded breakup songs and come-back-to-me songs and please-sleep-with-me songs.Okay, ," their first American single, is something different. "January Wedding" is as pure a love song as you could ever wish for: "True love is not the kind of thing you should turn down / Don't ever turn it down." — Listen: Avett Brothers, "January Wedding" 23.The song is majestic and ethereal; the chords are shimmering, expanding, always on the brink of overwhelming you. Corinne Bailey Rae, "Like a Star" (2006) Corinne Bailey Rae knows her way around a love song.Then, the kicker, which must, Listen: Old 97's, "Question" 17.Drake, "Best I Ever Had" (2009) While most MCs come out the gate talking about their money, their gunshot wounds, or their sexual prowess, Drake's debut single distinguished the Canadian rapper from all the rest.Yet what really grabs me is the romance of the whole thing. She may fight with her paramour, like, all the time, but she still finds it an honor to love someone whom she feels is "just like a star across my sky, just like an angel off the page." — Listen: Corinne Bailey Rae, "Like a Star" 22.