Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday Tune, vol 72 - Wuv, True Wuv

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as I've aged in years and motherly maturation, the yearn and burn for the long 'n lean, and the angled 'n chiseled, has been replaced by attributes like committed and loyal, enduring and patient, and forgiving and supporting.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.



Aubrey said...

Love it.

Julia said...

When you say nothing at all, love that one. Played it at my wedding reception. Brings me back. LOVED this lovely playlist.

Winder said...

You're awesome!

Jessica said...

Funny is hot, fer sure.

Love this playlist. Love your eclectic taste.

dug said...

all the lights went out, by marcy playground.

it even has a line about telling a joke.