I made myself a LARGE mix of love songs for this Valentines Day -- love songs that are fabulously far-out and remarkably stimulating. The name of said playlist is, "Wuv, True Wuv" in honor of that jowly priest from The Princess Bride -- you know, the one who said stuff like "to-gever," and "mahwaige." In the process of this playlist production, I discovered that I am, indeed, a sucker for love songs.
Here's the interesting thing, however. My flavor of love song has changed over the years. Drastically. Once upon a time, I became excited and whatnot over things like sultry eyes, pecks of steel, dark hair, and wooing words. It's true, I was in it for the hunks. Being in it for the hunks was got me married to Spouse, for he is altogether hunkish.
As the years have progressed, and as I've aged in years and motherly maturation, the yearn and burn for the long 'n lean, and the angled 'n chiseled, has been replaced by attributes like committed and loyal, enduring and patient, and forgiving and supporting.
There's one more character trait that's necessary for keeping it spicy, though. And it's the most important of them all. At the top of this list of lusty identifiers is the hallmark of all things attractive: funny. For funny is hot. It just is.
I've been awed as of late over tunes that make me feel the love that comes from being committed, loyal, enduring, patient, forgiving, supporting, and funny. So of that LARGE mix of love songs, I present to you the ones that bring on the Wuv, True Wuv, just the way I feel it now.
God Gave Me You - Dave Barnes
Prairie Wedding - Mark Knopfler
When You Say Nothing At All - Alison Krauss
Wedding Day - Alejandro Escovedo
L.O.V. - Fitz & The Tantrums
When U Love Somebody (Album) - Fruit Bats
All Kinds Of Everything - Sinéad O'Connor & Terry Hall
Your Red Dress (Wedding Song at Cemetery) - Alaska In Winter
You're My Best Friend - Queen
Baby, I Love Your Way - Peter Frampton
Baby, Now That I've Found You - Alison Krauss
A Place In The World - Mary Chapin Carpenter
Arms of a Woman - Amos Lee
Unintended - Muse
Talkin' About A Home - Chris Isaak (this is one of the best and youtube has nil!)
Beauty Of Uncertainty - KT Tunstall
Love And Love Again - Jesca Hoop
Such Great Heights - Iron & Wine
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
When I Look Up - Jack Johnson
Still... You Turn Me On - Emerson, Lake and Palmer
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - George Michael
Blessed - Elton John
Somebody Loves You - Eels
Miss You In A Heartbeat (Acoustic Version)- Def Leppard
I Will Follow You Into The Dark - Death Cab For Cutie
Soul One - Blind Melon
All I Want Is You - U2
Love Song - Dandy Warhols + Mark Knopfler
My Life Is Totally Boring Without You - Cracker
Two Hearts - Chris Isaak
The Story - Brandi Carlile
Last but not least, Wreck My Car - Scott H. Biram 'cause Spouse wrecked my car on the hunnymoon. Believe it or not, it was pretty dang funny.
Next week's Tuesday Tunes? Wuv Songs from Verwha.