Friday, February 25, 2011

***SPECIAL UPDATE***
Due to a certain Korn fan's attempt at stuffing the ballot box, I am sad to report that my weaselly real life friend Jim Bob* has disqualified his entry from the race.
So far, "Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel is winning, and I hereby change my vote from Brenda Russell to Peter Gabriel.




Karen Zipdrive presents:The First Annual Best Love Song Contest

Everyone has at least a few favorite love songs that the moment they hear they are transported to a happier place.
I have many, but my entry is "Piano In The Dark," by Brenda Russell.
Her anguish, hope and passion provide the listener with the chance to feel those same emotions, vicariously through her.
Tell me your favorite love song in the comments, and if you like, please provide a link to the song's YouTube video, if there is one available.
The winning song (whichever gets the most votes) gets played here, along with a quasi scholarly essay on the song and its artist.
So, watch this video, get inspired and comment.
:D




*suck it, cheater

23 comments:

JimBob said...

Korn - Love Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-0oIn3bPxU

Karen Zipdrive said...

Yer kiddin', right?

JimBob said...

u said favorite love song...and u know i'm not much for the sappy stuff.

Dusty,Hells most vocal Bitch said...

OMG..JimBob is back from the dead????

I do like this song KZ..very nice!!

Distributorcap said...

if anything by barry manilow wins i am voting republican

Matty Boy said...

Probably too obscure to win anything, but Johnsburg, Illinois by Tom Waits is still one of my favorites.

For more uptempo, Reet Petite by Jackie Wilson, a song so good Van Morrison wrote a song about it.

Cuz2 said...

I don't know if this is my number one, but I think it's a great one.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY0_oVV29PM

Sue J said...

Annie:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvNpvM2Nf28

Anonymous said...

i vote for jimbob!

Anonymous said...

me too!

JimBob said...

lol. do i win now?

Tengrain said...

The Way You Look Tonight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR4FwZeSyYs

(Fred Astaire, man, you don't get better than this.)

Rgds,

TG
PS - one of my friends sang this at their wedding reception to his bride. He practiced for months (she didn't know).

bigsis said...

The best love/addiction song in the world by Toni Braxton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s_Moht0VP8&feature=related

Irving Berlin's "What'll I do" is pretty great too if you prefer the oldies.

nonnie9999 said...

i'm gonna have to go with nat king cole. unforgettable:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDN5rG3wLa4

when i fall in love:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0e-IhSX_7I

i can't decide which one i love more.

Iain said...

This one takes me back to the same memories as Brenda Russell:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ1S7x0q_Iw

Matty Boy said...

Here are some YouTube selections to back up my nominations.

Tom Waits Johnsburg Illinois
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azD2Q5FudBE&feature=related

Jackie Wilson Reet Petite
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LFT1sO8GUc

Lisa said...

I suck at coming up with favorites. I don't even know how I would begin to narrow it down. Melt with You holds a special place in my heart though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuN6gs0AJls

Cuz2 said...

We all seem to be only voting for our own choice. I like plenty of the others but I want to add: Peter Gabriel in your eyes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zrzr4R3LpsQ

It might make you think of this movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-j379JbL-xM

:)

bigsis said...

If we're voting on a "love" song I guess I'd have to vote for Peter Gabriel's "In your eyes" because the words touch my soul.
But I prefer a good "lust" song like something by Barry White that melts me when I hear it.

Sue said...

Okay, here's mine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imoxccKh_HY

Rachel Yamagata - "I'll Find A Way."

Lost.in.Idaho said...

Is it too late to vote?? Awww...

For v-day, I sung a slowed-down acoustic version of Buckcherry's Crazy Bitch to my girl.

She LOVED it, and wants me to record it. If you've seen The Hangover, think the wedding singer's version of 'The Candy Shop' but sweeter and more heartfelt.

Peter Gabriel works, I guess. *harumph*

JimBob said...

hey are you sure "weaselly" has two l's in it?

JimBob said...

wait. suck what?