Had enough of silly love songs?

 I hope not. I’m in the market for your best, your gooiest love songs. Not sad ones, not somebody-done-somebody-wrong ones, not unrequited-love ones. I’m looking for songs such as Accidentally in Love by the Counting Crows and not Everybody Hurts by R.E.M.

This is just one of many lists I’m making during “downtime” before I tackle the third draft. Lists are a big part of MacKenna’s story. Believe it or not, I have a list of all the lists I need to fill in. (Because, no, they are not all filled in. There are some things you don’t do during the draft stage. Pondering every last song that could go on a list is one of them.)

The list I’m pondering now is Landon’s prom mix. I need a little help. I have and know a ton of songs. When I sit down to make a list? Mind, screen–both are blank.

So, I need your help. Landon needs your help. Now, he’s not a music genre snob. If a song fits the mood of his playlist, he’ll add it. However, he does have standards. There are certain principles one does not compromise.

So, gooey, happy, love songs. Keep in mind, this is also playlist MacKenna calls “songs to barf by.” She’s a romantic, that girl.

Ready? Bring on the love in the comments if you have a suggestion.


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9 responses to “Had enough of silly love songs?

  1. Hall & Oates – “Had I Known You Better”
    John Hiatt – “Real Fine Love,” “Feels Like Rain
    Also – Miss B. in the pink snowsuit – ach, so cute

  2. “A Woman Needs Love” by Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio… 😉

    “Drift Off To Dream” by Travis Tritt

    “Hopelessly Devoted” by Olivia Newton-John

    “Me and You” by Kenny Chesney (my wedding song, BTW… so no dissing allowed :-))

    Okay, so he’s probably not going to go for country music… but, hey… it’s what I listen to. That and 80’s, so I’m most likely no help at all.

    But, you’ll still let me stick around, right? *G*

  3. Jenn

    How about “Silly Love Songs” by Paul McCartney? 😉 Sorry – it’s all I could think of after reading the title. It is a love song though.

  4. darcy

    Whoa. I didn’t realize I had such a jaded view of romantic love until I searched my iTunes tonight. Can something still be a love song if it includes the word ‘turd’?

    Here’s a few that might work though:

    Yellow — Coldplay
    Just Like Heaven — The Cure
    Hands Down — Dashboard Confessional
    Come Away With Me — Norah Jones
    You and Me — Lifehouse
    Such Great Heights — The Postal Service
    I Knew I Loved You — Savage Garden (For the record, I have no idea how such a sappy song made it into my harddrive. Like MacKenna might say, “Barf”.

  5. a few faves:
    Texas Two Step by Dave Matthews Band
    Stay by Dave Matthews Band
    Call and Answer by Bare Naked Ladies
    Hey There, Delilah by the Plain White Tees

    I’ll see if I can think of others… I’ve been down with the flu or something

  6. Oh! The Proclaimers: 500 miles

  7. I keep remembering others – sorry I keep littering your blog: Cars by Snow Patrol
    Cab by Train

  8. Abby

    I Can’t Fight this Feeling Anymore-REO Speedwagon
    Forever Your Girl-Paula Abdul
    Any song by Air Supply is gooey and sappy.
    More Than Words-I can’t recall the name of the band, but it’s a song from 1990-1991 that has two guys singing to guitar accompaniment. They are basically singing to their love interest and how they don’t want her to talk. They want her to ‘show’ her love. ‘Cause they’d already ‘know’. Real smooth.

  9. Abby

    Oh, just a couple more suggestions-

    ‘Turn to You’ and ‘Faithfully’ by Journey.

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