Love Songs – Day 10
Love can make you believe in something much bigger than yourself …. and even the world around you. Here, 102.1 FM’s Kramp & Adler share a list of songs that reveals love’s passionately mature and adventurous side!
Picks of Brian Kramp: I’m not sure these are the “greatest,” but to me they are the ones that move me when thinking about what it means to love.
“Angel” — Sarah McLachlan: I’m not sure if she was singing about a lover, the afterlife or being on drugs, but dammit, it’s a beautiful song. If you can make love for hours on a cold basement floor with this in the background that’s gotta say something about the power of this song.
“Svefn-G-Englar” — Sigur Ros: It’s simply beautiful. I used to listen to this on my headphones before taking off from the city in which a very special person lived. It makes me feel safe. I want it played at my wedding and funeral.
“Fair” — Remy Zero: Before Zach Braff started using this band in his movies, they had a special place in my heart. For me, this will always be the song that offers hope in love.
“If I Can’t Change Your Mind” — Sugar: Maybe not a love song, per se, but it has longing and a bit of closure, which is love related.
“Do You Realize” — Flaming Lips: I don’t like songs that overuse or even use the word “forever” in it. This song kind of does just the opposite; it tells you how nice your face is but then melodically reminds you everyone you know will eventually die! If you’re going to woo someone, it’s good to start off with something nice, then hit the darks stuff later. This is also the official Rock Song for the state of Oklahoma, which speaks volumes about Oklahoma.
“That’s How Strong My Love Is” — Otis Redding: Just listen to this song ONCE and tell me you don’t believe EVERY word this guy is singing! He’s talking about all the stuff he wants to do and be just to prove his love (which sounds really difficult), and he sings it like it’s going to BE difficult! He throws both a “darling” and a “baby” in there though, which reminds the person being wooed that his is still a song about love and not a strong man contest. THIS is the best love song ever, even though I put it at No. 3!
Look for ONE more day of love songs as we end the Power of Three on TCD!
Love Songs from 93.3’s CV and Jane; Lisa Townsel Day 1
Love Songs from Salvation Army’s Faithe Colas; Cesar Rojas Day 2
Love Songs from Sunset Playhouse’s Jonathan West; Judith Ann Moriarty Day 3
Love Songs from WMSE’s Erin Wolf; DJ Hostettler Day 4
Love Songs from TCD’s Tom Strini and Barbara Castonguay Day 5
Love Songs from TCD’s Erin Petersen and tomjulio Day 6
Love Songs from TCD’s Ted Bobrow and Patti Wenzel Day 7
Love Songs from Singer/songwriter Lisa Gatewood and the MSO’s Frank Almond Day 8
Love Songs from TCD’s Jon Anne Willow and Mehrdad Dalamie Day 9