Friday, August 3, 2012

Great Love Songs

By: Casey Crow

Following along the lines of Naima's recent post and due to the fact I lost my list of Great Love Songs, I'd thought I make a new one. After all, we writers usually like our couples to have "a song" or something playing in the background in our books. I actually have two top ten list since I'm Southern and the country genre is an entity in of itself down here. So here's my country list and a general one (in no particular order).

1. We were in Love - Toby Keith
2. The Dance - Garth Brooks
3. We Own the Night - Lady Antebellum
4. I Need You Know - Lady A
5. Still the One - Shania Twain
6. Crazy - Patsy Cline (yeah, it's an oldie, but goodie)
7. What Hurts the Most - Rascal Flatts
8. Love Story - Taylor Swift
9. It's Your Love - Tim McGaw & Faith Hill
10. I Still Miss You - Keith Anderson

And here's my Top 12 Break-up Country songs: (Had to add a few extras. There are just too many fantastic tear-jerkers.)
1. Strange - Reba McIntrye
2. Should've Said No - Taylor Swift
3. Best Days of Your Life - Kelly Pickler
4. Taking Off This Pain - Ashton Shepherd (CMA artist who is a former tumbling student of mine!)
5. She Wouldn't Be Gone - Blake Shelton
6. How Do You Like Me Now - Toby Keith
7. Strong Enough - Blackhawk
8. First Time For Everything - Little Texas
9. Getting Stronger - Sara Evans (can I just point out that she's married to former University of Alabama quarterback Jay Barker that I went to college with? How nifty!)
10. If You're Going Through Hell - Rodney Atkins
11. Once Upon December - Taylor Swift
12. Don't Think I Don't About It - Darius Rucker

Top 10 from other genres:
1. Touch You Once - from Pretty in Pink (Who sings this?)
2. Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga (okay, so it may not the mushiest song, but it's cool and this is MY list LOL)
3. When You Lie Next to Me - Kate Coffey
4. Sometimes When We Touch - Rod Stewart (okay pretty much any one of his songs will do)
5. Glory of Love - Chicago (same as Rod)
6. Time of My Life - from Dirty Dancing (not that Black Eyed Peas mess)
7. I Need You Tonight - INXS
8. OMG - Usher
9. We Belong - Pat Benetar
10. Crazy for You - Madonna

Break up Top 10:
1. Skater Boy - Avril Lavine
2. I Got Over You - Chris Daughtry
3. What Do You Want From Me - Adam Lambert
4. If You Only Knew - Shinedown
5. Heart Don't Break Even - The Script
6. Here Without You - 3 Doors Down
7. We Belong - Pat Benetar
8. Stronger - Kelly Clarkson
9. Happy - Leona Lewis
10. Eh Eh - Lady Gaga


Naima Simone said...

LOL! You had me singing out loud several times! I love that song from Pretty in Pink. Didn't some British band sing that? Don't know the name either, but LOVE the song!! We Belong, I Got Over You, anything by Chicago, and I Need You Tonight! What about Never Tear Us Apart by INXS? See what you did, Casey? Now I have to go to YouTube! LOL! Great post!

Dalton Diaz said...

Pretty in Pink is by the Psychedelic Furs. I have it on cd!

Breakup songs? How about:
Wicked Game by Chris Isaak
Somebody that I Used to Know by Gotye

Jax Cassidy said...

I always put together a songtrack for every book I write. It really does flow with the music and it always seems to be the perfect addition when you're writing those tense, emotional scenes.

Great song selections BTW.

Casey Crow said...

Oh wow, I'm rushing to update the list with all the great picks y'all suggested!