Thursday, February 14, 2019

Valentines Week 2014: The Top Love Songs of the Rock Era

We began our research investigating the great love songs since 1955, looking at the lyrics and listening to melodies to find The Top 140 Love Songs of the Rock Era*.  Our first draft ranked the songs based on quality, for if it isn't a great song, it cannot be a great love song.  From there, we  probed the lyrics, judging their words for meaning, emotion, and above all, passion.  We listened carefully for the sincerity in the singer's voice.  No matter what the lyrics are, and no matter how great the accompaniement, a love song is only as great as it comes across.  We also judged the songs by how couples were attracted to them on the dance floor, and it feels lying next to a special someone listening to that song.      

#1:
I Will Always Love You
Whitney Houston (121M, 555K-12K)

If I should stay
I would only be in your way
So I'll go but I know
I'll think of you every step of the way

And I... will always love you, ooh
Will always love you
You
My darling, you...
Mmm-mm

Bittersweet memories –
That is all I'm taking with me.
So good-bye.
Please don't cry:
We both know I'm not what you, you need

And I... will always love you
I... will always love you
You, ooh

[Instrumental / Sax solo]

I hope life treats you kind
And I hope you have all you've dreamed of
And I wish you joy and happiness
But above all this I wish you love

And I... will always love you
I will always love you
I will always love you
I will always love you

I will always love you
I, I will always love you.

You.
Darling, I love you.
I'll always...
I'll always love you.
Ooh
Ooh 

#2:
Unchained Melody
Righteous Brothers (5.9M, 31K-343)
Whoa, my love
My darling
I've hungered for your touch
A long, lonely time

And time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine?

I need your love
I need your love
God speed your love to me

Lonely rivers flow to the sea, to the sea
To the open arms of the sea
Lonely rivers sigh, "Wait for me, wait for me
I'll be coming home, wait for me"

Whoa, my love
My darling
I've hungered, hungered for your touch
A long, lonely time

And time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine?

I need your love
I need your love
God speed your love to me 




When A Man Loves A Woman--Percy Sledge (9.3M, 33K-674)

Longer--Dan Fogelberg (2M, 6K-124)
My Heart Will Go On--Celine Dion  (40M, 161K-5K)
Evergreen--Barbra Streisand (993K, 2K-94)
07. “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” – Roberta Flack (1.4M, 9K-206)
Unforgettable--Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole (1.7M, 7K-75)
Colour My World--Chicago (486K, 1.8K-58)
11. Endless Love - Lionel Richie & Diana Ross (4M, 9K-167)




Everything I Do (I Do It For You) Brian Adams (120M, 322K-4K)
????Cherish--Association (14K, 114-2)
Always--Atlantic Starr (3.6M, 10.1K-251)
Truly--Lionel Richie (10M-16.7K-270)
Can't Help Falling In Love--Elvis Presley (3.9M, 16K-222)
Open Arms--Journey (9M, 27K-641)
17.  Vision of Love--Mariah Carey (5.2M, 19K-414)
At Last--Etta James (3.6M, 15K-233)
Love Me Tender--Elvis Presley (4.8M 14K-392)
Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman--Bryan Adams (36M, 98K-1K) 



Something--Beatles (2.9M, 9.8K-213)
23.  “My Girl” – The Temptations (6.4M, 18K-300)
Here And Now--Luther Vandross (5M, 19K-492)
Kiss You All Over--Exile (255K, 1.5K-27)
My Prayer--Platters (742K, 2K-18)
Ain't No Mountain High Enough--Diana Ross (1.3M, 4K-71)
Nights In White Satin--Moody Blues (28M, 113K-1K)
The Power of Love--Celine Dion (18.3M, 58K-2.3K)
Close To You--Carpenters (2.2M, 10K-92)
Lady--Kenny Rogers (5.9M, 15K-275)





Lady--Kenny Rogers (5.9M, 15K-275)
Lady, I'm your knight in shining armor and I love you
You have made me what I am and I am yours
My love, there's so many ways I want to say I love you
Let me hold you in my arms forever more

You have gone and made me such a fool
I'm so lost in your love
And oh, we belong together
Won't you believe in my song

Lady, for so many years I thought I'd never find you
You have come into my life and made me whole
Forever let me wake to see you each and every morning
Let me hear you whisper softly in my ear

In my eyes I see no one else but you
There's no other love like our love
And yes, oh yes, I'll always want you near me
I've waited for you for so long

Lady, your love's the only love I need
And beside me is where I want you to be
'Cause, my love, there's somethin' I want you to know
You're the love of my life, you're my lady




Always And Forever--Heatwave (4.3M, 24K-568)
32.  Just You N' Me--Chicago (195K, 1K-20)
Fever--Peggy Lee (19M, 93K-1K)
True-Spandau Ballet (19M, 86K-1K)
If--Bread (2.8M, 10.1K-185)
Because You Loved Me--Celine Dion (12.1M, 24K-816)
Can You Feel The Love Tonight--Elton John (13M, 42K-1.2K)
38.  Rush, Rush--Paula Abdul (1.8M, 6.7K-162)
Hello--Lionel Richie (25M, 68K-2.2K)
Your Song--Elton John (15.7M, 41K-522)



Faithfully--Journey (23M, 90K-2K)
Time In A Bottle--Jim Croce (6.2M, 36K-400)
Never My Love--Association (1.2M, 3.8K-57)
44. “I’ll Be There” – The Jackson 5 (2M, 6K-77)
Amazed (8.7M, 44K-1K)
I'll Make Love To You--Boyz II Men (37M, 99K-2.8K)
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life--Stevie Wonder (1.3M, 2.8K-44)
You Send Me--Sam Cooke (2M, 9.3K-169)
You're Still The One--Shania Twain (7M, 17.7K-218)
You Light Up My Life--Debby Boone (2.5M, 5.7K-236)



From This Moment On--Shania Twain (55M, 135K-3K)
Only You--Platters (13.6M, 40.6K-515)
Total Eclipse Of The Heart--Bonnie Tyler (39M, 185K-3.7K)
I Only Have Eyes For You--Flamingos (2.3M, 14.7K-218)
I Swear--All 4 Love (7.8M, 35K-704)
56. You're The First, The Last, My Everything - Barry White (7.6M, 21K-297)
Precious And Few--Climax 439K, 2K-26)
To Love Somebody--Bee Gees (7.5M, 19K-34)
The Wind Beneath My Wings--Bette Midler (2.4M, 10.5K-386)
How Deep Is Your Love--Bee Gees (25M, 97K-1.8K)
Heaven--Bryan Adams (36M, 88K-2K)


61. “I Just Called to Say I Love You” – Stevie Wonder (25M, 106K-2.3K)
In The Still Of The Night--Five Satins (2M, 6.9K-110)
63. “Just the Way You Are” – Billy Joel  (1.8M, 7K-213)
Too Much Heaven--Bee Gees (31M, 95K-1.8K)
Come Away With Me--Norah Jones (5.9M, 13.8K-323)
Annie's Song--John Denver (8.9M, 29K-672)
And I Love Her--Beatles (6.7M, 34K-491)
Lovin' You--Minnie Riperton (1.6M, 7.2K-251)
Happy Together--Turtles (5M, 35K-473)
When I Need You--Leo Sayer (2M, 9.2K-193)



The Closer I Get To You--Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway (1.2M, 8.4K-105)
Baby I'm-A-Want You (3.9M, 10.5K-172)
Take My Breath Away--Berlin (35M, 116K-2.5K)
Tonight I Celebrate My Love--Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack (1.8M, 5.7K-171)
A Moment Like This--Kelly Clarkson (6M, 13K-413)
You've Made Me So Very Happy--Blood, Sweat & Tears (331K, 1.7K-25)
Stuck On You--Lionel Richie (3.3M, 7.5K-73)
78.  Babe--Styx (3.7M, 9K-182)
"Pledging My Love"Johnny Ace
80.  Breathe--Faith Hill (8.5M, 29K-577)




Biggest Part Of Me--Ambrosia (1.6M, 7.6K-98)
Reach Out I'll Be There--Four Tops (1.9M, 6K-49)
83. Three Times A Lady - The Commodores (928K, 3.2K-38)
A Natural Woman--Aretha Franklin (4.3M, 17K-195)



#84: 

"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"
Aretha Franklin
I'll Be--Edwin McCain (30M, 70K-1.3K)
The Look Of Love--Dusty Springfield (69K, 342-2)
 Don't Know Much--Bill Medley (406K, 2.1K-29)
88.  Shining Star--Manhattans (1.6M, 8.2K-135)
 Here, There And Everywhere--Beatles (1.8M, 4.9K-62)
Night And Day--Temptations 470K, 1.4K-30)







My Guy--Mary Wells (1.3M, 3.7M-54)






 #92:

"Waiting For A Girl Like You"
Foreigner 




93.  Let's Stay Together--Tina Turner (645K, 2K-60)
 
"Let's Stay Together"
Tina Turner


I Have Nothing--Whitney Houston (27M, 102K-2K)
Kiss From A Rose--Seal (16.5M, 59K-1.3K)
Just The Two Of Us--Grover Washington, Jr. & Bill Withers (1.7M, 10K-128)
Reunited--Peaches & Herb (942K, 2.8K-29)
98.  Lost In Love--Air Supply (797K, 3.4K-122)
Can't Take My Eyes Off You--Frankie Valli (13M, 52K-1K)
Rock Your Baby--George McCrae (1.8M, 5.7K-110)





For Your Precious Love--Jerry Butler & the Impressions (943K, 4.3K-90)
Glory Of Love--Peter Cetera (9.4M, 26K-762)
Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe--Barry White (22M, 52k-620)
I'm Still In Love With You--Al Green (3.4M, 13K-243)
You're The Inspiration (9.3M, 28K-489)


"You're The Inspiration"
Chicago 

You know our love was meant to be The kind of love that lasts forever And I want you here with me From tonight until the end of time You should know, everywhere I go You're always on my mind, in my heart In my soul Baby[Chorus:] You're the meaning in my life You're the inspiration You bring feeling to my life You're the inspiration Wanna have you near me I wanna have you hear me sayin' No one needs you more than I need you And I know, yes I know that it's plain to see We're so in love when we're together And I know that I need you here with me From tonight until the end of time You should know, everywhere I go Always on my mind, in my heart in my soul[Chorus x3]

Father Figure--George Michael (8.5M, 26K-514)










When I'm With You--Sheriff (270K, 1.5-30)
Have I Told You Lately--Rod Stewart (1.5 M, 5.7K-107)

Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there's no one else above you
Fill my heart with gladness
take away all my sadness
ease my troubles that's what you do

For the morning sun in all it's glory
greets the day with hope and comfort too
You fill my life with laughter
and somehow you make it better
ease my troubles that's what you do
There's a love that's divine
and it's yours and it's mine like the sun
And at the end of the day
we should give thanks and pray
to the one, to the one

Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there's no one else above you
Fill my heart with gladness
take away all my sadness
ease my troubles that's what you do

There's a love that's divine
and it's yours and it's mine like the sun
And at the end of the day
we should give thanks and pray
to the one, to the one

And have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there's no one else above you
You fill my heart with gladness
take away my sadness
ease my troubles that's what you do
Take away all my sadness
fill my life with gladness
ease my troubles that's what you do
Take away all my sadness
fill my life with gladness
ease my troubles that's what you do
The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me--Gladys Knight & the Pips (191K, 1K-24)
Betcha By Golly Wow--Stylistics (1.8M, 6.7K-44)
By Your Side--Sade (18M, 74K-1K) 
I Can't Help Myself--Four Tops (1.3M, 4K-42) 
Sweet Love--Baker (1.2M, 5K-81)
“You Are So Beautiful” – Joe Cocker (4.4M, 11K-165)
You Make Loving Fun--Fleetwood Mac (1.8M, 5.3K-89)
117.  More Than A Woman--Bee Gees (6M, 18K-311)
I Do--Westlife (418K, 1.3K-23) 



#119:
"I Want To Know What Love Is"
Foreigner

In this classic song, the writer admits that he has experienced great heartache and pain, which right there tells you that he hasn't been in a true love relationship.  But he believes he has finally found someone that might be that special person, and he wants her to "show him what love is".


 Gotta take a little time,
A little time to think things over...
I better read between the lines,
In case I need it when I'm older.

Now this mountain I must climb,
Feels like a world upon my shoulders.
Through the clouds, I see love shine;
It keeps me warm as life grows colder.

In my life, there's been heartache and pain--
I don't know if I can face it again.
Can't stop now, I've traveled so far
To change this lonely life.

I wanna' know what love is;
I want you to show me.
I wanna feel what love is; 
I know you can show me.

I'm gonna take a little time,
A little time to look around me...
I've got nowhere left to hide;
It looks like love has finally found me.
In my life, there's been heartache and pain--
I don't know if I can face it again.
I can't stop now, I've traveled so far
To change this lonely life.
I wanna' know what love is;
I want you to show me/
I wanna feel what love is;
I know you can show me/

I want to know what love is;
I want you to show me.
And I wanna feel, I want to feel what love is.
And I know, I know you can show me.

Let's talk about love,
I want to know what love is, the love that you feel inside...
I want you to show me, and I'm feeling so much love.

I wanna feel what love is, no, you just cannot hide.

I know you can show me, yeah.





I wanna' know what love is; let's talk about love.


I want you to show me, I wanna' feel it too.


I wanna' feel what love is; I want to feel it too,


And I know and I know, I know you can show me.


Show me love is real, yeah,


I wanna know what love is...


Caught Up In The Rapture--Anita Baker (1.5M, 7.9K-198)
120.  My Love--Paul McCartney & Wings (2.3M, 7.7K-78) 

122.  I Got You Babe--Sonny & Cher (1.6M, 6.5K-116) 
123 Baby, Baby--Amy Grant (316K, 503-19)
(690K, 2.9K-50)
You Make Me Feel Brand New--Stylistics (1.2M, 7.6K-195)
Because I Love You (The Postman Song)--Stevie B (238K, 1.1K-27)
126.  The Lady In Red--Chris DeBurgh (13M, 30K-545)
Giving You The Best That I Got--Anita Baker (478K, 3.9K-71)
Your Love Is King--Sade (4.6M, 18K-322)
129.  All For Love--Bryan Adams, Sting & Rod Stewart (20M, 73K-1K)
Then Came You--Dionne Warwick & the Spinners (251K, 1.3K-16)



131. Michelle” – The Beatles (4M, 12K-243)
I Knew I Loved You--Savage Garden (21M, 96K-1.4K)
Strangers In The Night--Frank Sinatra (14M, 48K-563)
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic--Police (996K, 2.7K-41)
This Guy's In Love With You--Herb Alpert (132K, 883-14)
This I Promise You--*N Sync (17M 38K-1K)
????How Do I Live--LeAnn Rimes (3.8M, 14.1K-381)
139.  (I've Had) The Time Of My Life--Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes (2.4M, 6.2K-129)
My Cherie Amour--Stevie Wonder (1.6M, 6.5K-56)
Fields of Gold***Sting (10M, 42K-888)



















#138: 


"Nothing's Gonna' Stop Us Now"
Starship

This song tells of an enduring love for all-time; the protagonists (a shared male and female lead) give their commitment that no matter what happens around them, she is committed to her lover and to the relationship.



Looking in your eyes, I see a paradise.
This world that I found is too good to be true.
Standing here beside you, I want so much to give you this love in my heart that I'm feeling for you.


 Let 'em say we're crazy--I don't care about that.
Put your hand in my hand, baby, don't ever look back.
Let the world around us just fall apart.
 Baby we can make it if we're heart to heart.


 And we can build this thing together, standing strong forever, nothing's gonna' stop us now.
And if this world runs out of lovers, we'll still have each other.
Nothing's gonna' stop us, nothing's gonna' stop us now.


 I'm so glad I found you; I'm not gonna' lose you, whatever it takes I will stay here with you.
Take it to the good times, see it through the bad times.
Whatever it takes is what I'm gonna' do.


 Let em' say we're crazy.
What do they know?
Put your arms around me, baby, don't ever let go.
Let the world around us just fall apart.
 Baby, we can make it if we're heart to heart.

And we can build this thing together, standing strong forever, nothing's gonna stop us now.
And if this world runs out of lovers, we'll still have each other.
Nothing's gonna' stop us, nothing's gonna' stop us...

Ooh, all that I need is you.
All that I ever need,
And all that I want to do is hold you forever, ever and ever.

And we can build this thing together, standing strong forever, nothing's gonna' stop us now.
And if this world runs out of lovers we'll still have each other.
Nothing's gonna' stop us, nothing's gonna' stop us now.

(Repeat Chorus)
















#140:


"Baby, I Love Your Way"
Peter Frampton

The writer of this song is not satisfied with seeing the love of his life casually; he wants to be with her all the time. 

Shadows grow so long before my eyes,
And they're moving across the page.
Suddenly the day turns into night...
Far away from the city.
Don't hesitate--
'Cause your love won't wait!

Oh baby, I love your way, everyday.
Wanna' tell you I love your way, everyday,
Wanna' be with you night and day.

Moon appears to shine and light the sky,
With the help of some firefly,
Wonder how they have the power to shine, shine, shine,
I can see them under the pine.
But don't hesitate
'Cause your love won't wait!

Oh baby, I love your way, everyday.
Wanna' tell you I love your way, oh.
Wanna be with you night and day, oh yeah.

Well don't hesitate--
'Cause your love won't wait!

I can see the sunset in your eyes,
Brown and gray, blue besides...
Clouds are stalking islands in the sun.
I wish I could buy one
Out of season.

Don't hesitate
'Cause your love won't wait!

Oh baby, I love your way, everyday.
Wanna' tell you I love your way,
Wanna be with you night and day.

Oh baby, I love your way, everyday.
Wanna tell you I love your way,
Wanna be with you night and day, yeah.




Nothing's Gonna' Stop Us Now****

Starship (11M, 38K-805)





Baby, I Love Your Way--Peter Frampton


#135: (2.5M, 8.3K-178)

"Cherish"
Madonna
In this song, the protagonist has fallen head over heels in love with someone, but the relationship has just started.  She is convinced that this one is "the one".
Cherish, cherish

So tired of broken hearts and losing at this game...
Before I start this dance,
I take a chance in telling you
I want more than just romance.
You are my destiny,
I can't let go,
Baby can't you see?
Cupid, please take your aim at me!

Cherish the thought
Of always having you here by my side.
(Oh baby I) cherish the joy;
You keep bringing it into my life.
(I'm always singing it)
Cherish the strength;
You got the power to make me feel good .
(And baby I) perish the thought
Of ever leaving,
I never would.

I was never satisfied with casual encounters.
I can't hide my need for two hearts that bleed
With burning love
That's the way it's got to be.
Romeo and Juliet, they never felt this way I bet,
So don't underestimate my point of view.

Cherish the thought
Of always having you here by my side.
(Oh baby I) cherish the joy;
You keep bringing it into my life.
(I'm always singing it)
Cherish the strength;
You got the power to make me feel good.
(And baby I) perish the thought
Of ever leaving;
I never would.

Who? You!
Can't get away, I won't let you.
Who? You!
I could never forget to
Cherish is the word I use to remind me of
Your love.

(You're givin' it
You're givin' it to me boy,
Keep giving me all-all-all your joy
Give me faith;
I will always cherish you).

Romeo and Juliet, they never felt this way I bet.
So don't underestimate my point of view.

Who? You!
Can't get away, I won't let you
Who? You!
I could never forget to
Cherish is the word I use to remind me of
Your love

Cherish the thought
Of always having you here by my side.
(Oh baby I) cherish the joy;
You keep bringing it into my life.
(I'm always singing it)
Cherish your strength;
You got the power to make me feel good
(And baby I) perish the thought
Of ever leaving,
I never would .

Cherish
Give me faith,
Give me joy, my boy!
I will always cherish you.
Give me faith ,
Give me joy, my boy!
I will always cherish you.

Cherish your strength.
(You're givin' it, you're givin' it to me boy)
(Can't get away, I won't let you)
(Keep giving me all your joy)
Perish the thought .
(You're givin' it, you're givin' it to me boy) .
(I could never forget to)
(Keep giving me all your joy).

Cherish the thought .
(Give me faith, give me joy, my boy I will always cherish you)
(Can't get away, can't get away)
Cherish the joy .
(Give me faith, give me joy, my boy I will always cherish you)
(Can't get away, can't get away)
Cherish your strength .
(You're givin' it to me boy,,
keep giving me all your joy).
(Can't get away, can't get away)
Perish the thought.
(You're givin' it to me boy,
keep giving me all your joy).
(Can't get away, can't get away)

Cherish the thought .
(Give me faith, give me joy, my boy I will always cherish you)
(Can't get away, can't get away)
Cherish the joy.
(Give me faith, give me joy, my boy I will always cherish you)
(Can't get away, can't get away)





 
#132:

"More"
Andy Williams 

Some love songs are long--in this one, Andy Williams communicates in just a few words what others are not able to in songs of four minutes or more.  The crooner belts these powerful, deeply emotional words in this classic love song.
More than the greatest love the world has known,
This is the love I'll give to you alone.
More than the simplest words I try to say,
I only live to love you more each day.

More than you'll never know, my arms long to hold you so!
My life will be in your keeping, waking, sleeping, laughing, weeping.
Longer than always is a long long time,
But far beyond forever you'll be mine.

I know I never lived before and my heart is very sure--
No one else could love you more.

I know I never lived before and my heart is very sure--
No one else could love you more.



Cherish--Madonna (2.5M, 8.3K-172)****


You Needed Me--Anne Murray (771K, 2.8K-107)
Truly, Madly, Deeply--Savage Garden (4.9M, 15K-413)
 Sweet Child O' Mine--Guns N' Roses (13M, 41K-501)
“P.S. I Love You” – The Beatles (1.7 M, 4.3K to 68)
Woman In Love--Barbra Streisand (7M, 25K-766) 
Stand By Me--Ben E. King (95K, 793-13)
You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine--Lou Rawls (272K, 1.8K-30)
  To Sir With Love--Lulu (3M, 11K-164)
Ain't No Other Man--Christina Aguilera (31M, 98K-1.8K) 
Against All Odds--Phil Collins (16.2M, 43K-621)
The Rose--Bette Midler (4.4M, 16K-520)
More****
Andy Williams (507K, 906-30)





 ????Wonderful Tonight--Eric Clapton (7.5M, 19K-341)


 Feel Like Making Love
Roberta Flack (600K, 2.5K-38)







  Midnight Train To Georgia--Gladys Knight & the Pips (1.4M, 6K-200)





Every Woman In The World***Air Supply(1.9M, 4.1K-114)




????Thank You--Dido (29M, 102K-1.5K)






#139:

"Thank You"
Dido

My tea's gone cold,
 I'm wondering why I got out of bed at all. 
The morning rain clouds up my window
 and I can't see at all.

And even if I could, it'd all be grey,
 but your picture on my wall--
it reminds me that it's not so bad,
 it's not so bad.

I drank too much last night, got bills to pay.
 My head just feels in pain.
I missed the bus and there'll be hell today.
I'm late for work again, and even if I'm there,
they'll all imply that I might not last the day. 
And then you call me and it's not so bad,
 it's not so bad and...

I want to thank you for giving me the best day of my life.
Oh, just to be with you is having the best day of my life.

 Push the door, I'm home at last and I'm soaking through and through.
 then you handed me a towel and all I see is you,
and even if my house falls down now,
I wouldn't have a clue because you're near me and..

 I want to thank you for giving me the best day of my life.
Oh, just to be with you is having the best day of my life. [x2]







"Alone"
Heart




"Alone"
Heart
Not all love songs are about current lovers.  We will see several examples of people who regret losing someone and still being in love with them.  In this one, the relationship has not started (yet), but the protagonist cannot wait the person of their desire alone to start that relationship.

I hear the ticking of the clock,
I'm lying here the room's pitch dark.
I wonder where you are tonight--
No answer on the telephone.
And the night goes by so very slow...
Oh I hope that it won't end, though,
Alone.

Till now, I always got by on my own;
I never really cared until I met you.
And now it chills me to the bone.

How do I get you alone?
How do I get you alone?

You don't know how long I have wanted
to touch your lips and hold you tight, oh.
You don't know how long I have waited,
and I was going to tell you tonight.
But the secret is still my own,
and my love for you is still unknown,
Alone.

Till now I always got by on my own;
I never, really cared until I met you.
And now it chills me to the bone.

How do I get you alone?
How do I get you alone?
How do I get you alone?
How do I get you alone?

Alone, alone!














More Than I Can Say--Leo Sayer (6.4M, 21K-470)










#140:

"A Case Of You"
Joni Mitchell

Few lyricists can put pen to paper like Joni Mitchell.  She proclaims that her lover is "in her blood like holy wine", and wants to order up "a case of him". 


Just before our love got lost you said,
"I am as constant as a northern star."
And I said, "Constantly in the darkness,
Where's that at?
If you want me, I'll be in the bar."

On the back of a cartoon coaster,
In the blue TV screen light,
I drew a map of Canada.
Oh, Canada,
With your face sketched on it twice.

Oh, you're in my blood like holy wine;
You taste so bitter and so sweet.
Oh, I could drink a case of you, darling,
And I would still be on my feet,
Oh, I would still be on my feet.

Oh, I am a lonely painter;
I live in a box of paints.
I'm frightened by the devil,
And I'm drawn to those ones that ain't afraid.

I remember that time you told me
You said, "Love is touching souls."
Surely you touched mine,
'Cause part of you pours out of me
In these lines from time to time.

Oh, you're in my blood like holy wine;
You taste so bitter and so sweet.
Oh, I could drink a case of you, darling
And still I'd be on my feet,
I would still be on my feet.

I met a woman;
She had a mouth like yours.
She knew your life;
She knew your devils and your deeds.
And she said, "Go to him, stay with him if you can
but be prepared to bleed."

Oh, but you are in my blood;
You're my holy wine.
You're so bitter,
bitter and so sweet.
Oh, I could drink a case of you darling,
still I'd be on my feet,
I would still be on my feet.




"All My Life"
K-Ci & JoJo
In this song, the writer expresses true love and affection for their woman.  He expresses sincere thanks for what she has done for him and is very thankful to God for finding her and having her in his life. 

I will never find another lover sweeter than you,
Sweeter than you.
And I will never find another lover more precious than you,
More precious than you.

Girl you are close to me you're like my mother,
Close to me you're like my father,
Close to me you're like my sister,
Close to me you're like my brother.
You are the only one, my everything, and for you this song I sing.

And all my life, I've prayed for someone like you,
And I thank God that I, that I finally found you.
All my life, I've prayed for someone like you,
And I hope that you feel the same way too .
Yes, I pray that you do love me too.

I said you're all that I'm thinking of.....baby

Said, I promise to never fall in love with a stranger,
You're all I'm thinking of; I praise the Lord above,
for sending me your love; I cherish every hug;
I really love you!

And all my life, baby, baby, I've prayed for someone like you,
And I thank God that I, that I finally found you, baby.
All my life, I've prayed for someone like you,
And I hope that you feel the same way too.
Yes, I pray that you do, love me.

You're all that I ever known, when you smile, on my face, all I see is a glow.
You turned my life around; you picked me up when I was down.
You're all that I ever known; when you smile on your face all I see is a glow.
You picked me up when I was down.
You're all that I ever known, when you smile on your face all I see is a glow.
You picked me up when I was down, and I hope that you feel the same way too.
Yes, I pray that you do love me too.

All my life, I've prayed for someone like you,
And I thank God that I, that I finally found you.
All my life, I've prayed for someone like you,
Yes, I pray that you do love me too.
All my life, I've prayed for someone like you,
And I thank God that I, that I finally found you.
All my life, I've prayed for someone like you.
Yes, I pray that you do love me too.

 Make It With You--Bread
Wild Thing--Troggs (4.5M, 12.8K-215)
Building A Mystery (2M, 7K-116)
Your Body Is A Wonderland--John Mayer (29M, 89K-2.4K)
Silly Love Songs (808K, 3K-57)
Love You Inside Out--Bee Gees (138K, 650-17)
Take On Me--Aha (3M, 12K-395)
Just Like Starting Over--John Lennon (324K, 1.4K-28)
On Bended Knee--Boyz II Men (459K, 804-8)

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)--James Taylor (1M, 2.6K-81) 
  Baby Love****
Supremes (713K, 2.1K-20)

In this classic #1 song by the Supremes, the two lovers have separated.  Clearly, the protagonist wants to get back together, and longs for "kissing and making up".  This isn't a great decision for her, for in the opening stanza, we hear how "all he does is treat her bad, break her heart and leave her sad."  Ladies, any man who does that to you is not worth your trouble.
Ooh baby love, my baby love
I need you, oh how I need you
But all you do is treat me bad
Break my heart and leave me sad
Tell me, what did I do wrong
To make you stay away so long

'Cause baby love, my baby love
Been missing ya, miss kissing ya
Instead of breaking up
Let's do some kissing and making up
Don't throw our love away
In my arms why don't you stay
Need ya, need ya
Baby love, ooh, baby love

Baby love, my baby love
Why must we separate, my love
All of my whole life through
I never loved no one but you
Why you do me like you do
I get this need

Ooh, ooh, need to hold you
Once again, my love
Feel your warm embrace, my love
Don't throw our love away

Please don't do me this way
Not happy like I used to be
Loneliness has got the best of me
My love, my baby love

I need you, oh how I need you
Why you do me like you do
After I've been true to you
So deep in love with you

Baby, baby, ooh 'til it's hurtin' me
'Til it's hurtin' me
Ooh, baby love
Don't throw our love away
Don't throw our love away

?????Hero--Enrique Iglesias (125M, 362K-11K)








Crazy For You--Madonna (316K, 1K-36)
Nobody's Supposed To Be Here--Deborah Cox (5.7M, 33K-551)
????You're In My Heart--Rod Stewart (3.5M, 8.5K-166)  
The One That You Love--Air Supply (81K, 167-6) 
???Dedicated To The One I Love--Shirelles (290K, 1.7K-15)
?????Nobody Does It Better--Carly Simon (646K, 2.6K-46) 
????Up Where We Belong--Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes (766K, 2.8K-37) 
????Keep On Loving You-REO Speedwagon (13M, 32K-827)
Baby, I Need Your Lovin'--Johnny Rivers
I Think I Love You--Partridge Family (436K, 2K-70)
?????Chapel of Love--Dixie Cups (3.6M, 9K-206) 
My Boo--Usher & Alicia Keys (31M, 110K-3K)
?????  Save The Best For Last--Vanessa Williams (11.6M, 36K-280) 
Feelings--Morris Albert (4M, 9.7K-237)





Love Will Keep Us Together--Captain & Tennille (125K, 505-7)
 “In My Life”--The Beatles (9M, 28K-478)
You Bring Me Joy--Anita Baker (232K, 1.9K-39)
Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing--Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (253K, 965-8)
This Magic Moment--Drifters(1.8M, 9K-227)
You Don't Have To Be A Star--Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. (1.1M, 3.9K-77)
Woman--John Lennon (1.6M, 5.8K-426)
The Letter--Box Tops (5M, 17K-268)
Fantasy--Mariah Carey (11M, 39K-1K)
(I Just) Died In Your Arms--Cutting Crew (2M, 12.5K-160)
I Do Love You--Billy Stewart (238K, 1.2K-38)
The Wedding Song--Paul Stookey (272K, 973-17)
You're The One That I Want--Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta (5.5M, 13K-325)
Songbird--Fleetwood Mac (266K, 1.2K-32)
Maybe I'm Amazed--Paul McCartney & Wings (30K, 139-4)

You're My) Soul and Inspiration”--the Righteous Brothers (278K, 1.1K-18)






I Can't Stop Loving You--Ray Charles (2.2M, 8.2K-153)

One In A Million--Aaliyah (574K, 2.5K-29)
I'd Do Anything For Love--Meat Loaf (1.2M, 3.7K-187)
 I'll Be There For You--Bon Jovi (8.2M, 17K-222)
Love Story--Taylor Swift (198M, 587K-22K)
My Love--Justin Timberlake (17M, 41K-1.5K)
Sealed With A Kiss--Brian Hyland (140K, 822-23)
You're Beautiful--James Blunt
Heart Of Gold--Neil Young (626K, 2.7K-67)
Forever And Ever, Amen--Randy Travis (222K, 964-18)
I Will Follow Him--Little Peggy March (4.2M, 15K-267)
Can't Fight This Feeling--REO Speedwagon (18.5M, 46K-1K)
I Only Want To Be With You--Dusty Springfield (18K, 95-1)
No One In The World--Anita Baker (188K, 1.3K-27)
Rosanna--Toto (4.4M, 13K-471)
We Belong Together--Mariah Carey (20M, 42K-1.4K)
Secret Garden--Bruce Springsteen (648K, 1630-20)
This Boy--Beatles (433K, 1.4K-19)
Best of My Love--Emotions (19,000 27-4)
140.  More Than A Feeling--Boston (25M, (97K-1.4K)
For My Lady--Moody Blues (270K, 1040-16)
La-La Means I Love You-Delfonics (378K, 3.1K-50)
To Be With You--Enrique Iglesias (3.3M, 7.6K-121)
Lovesong--Cure (6.6M, 36K-545)
Lovely Day--Bill Withers (11.5M, 60K-897)
In Your Eyes--Peter Gabriel (3.5M, 13K-247)
Beginnings-Chicago (754K, 3.2K-72)
140.  Stop To Love--Luther Vandross (982K, 2.7K-51)
I've Been Loving You Too Long--Otis Redding (2.2M, 10K-137)








Power Of Love/Love Power--Luther Vandross (190K, 776-22)
My Love--Justin Timberlake (17M, 40K-1.1K)
The Way You Look Tonight--Tony Bennett 1.1M 3.8K-101)
My Love--Lionel Richie (662K, 1.9K-32)
Light My Fire--Doors (2.5M, 9K-247)
Nothing Compares 2 U--Sinead O'Connor (127M, 412K-10K)
I Just Want To Be Your Everything--Andy Gibb (6.3M 20.7K-427)
You're The Only Woman--Ambrosia (644K, 2.6K-58)
I Love You--Climax Blues Band (1.8M, 5.6K-129)
If I Fell--Beatles (3M, 12K-169)
When I Fall In Love--Nat King Cole (4.3M, 17K-245)
Because--Dave Clark Five (87K, 423-9)
Leather & Lace--Don Henley & Stevie Nicks* (1.3M, 4K-42)
Sometimes When We Touch--Dan Hill (11M, 23K-743)
Every Woman In The World--Air Supply (1.8M 3.7K-102)
Girl--Beatles (942K, 3.4K-52)
Hopelessly Devoted To You--Olivia Newton-John (1.7M, 4K-74)
Islands In The Stream--Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton (1.4M, 4K-215)
I Melt With You--Modern English (2483-84)
Be Without You--Mary J. Blige (31M, 124K-2K)
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing--Aerosmith (59M, 216K-4K)
Higher And Higher--Rita Coolidge (261K, 933-15)
The Best--Tina Turner* (1.3M, 4K-42)
Be My Baby--Ronettes (18M, 53K-968)
Love Is All Around 1.6M, 1.6K-137)
Iris--Goo Goo Dolls (58M, 186K-3K)
I'll Stand By You--Pretenders
Hey There Delilah--Plain White T's (50M, 189K-5K)
He's So Fine--Chiffons (440K, 1K-53)
I Do (Cherish You)--98 Degrees (9M, 19K-587)
Your Body Is a Wonderland--John Mayer (28M, 87K-2K)
You're My Best Friend--Queen (4.2M, 23K-443)
Time After Time--Cyndi Lauper (32K-831)
Always On My Mind--Willie Nelson (601K, 3K-78)
Eternal Flame--Bangles (8127-303)
Power Of Love/Love Power--Luther Vandross (3362-52)

Beyonce & Jay-Z--Crazy In Love (285,226-10,217)
My Love--Petula Clark (2901-37)
Can't Smile Without You--Barry Manilow (11797-239)
Get Here--Oleta Adams (2576-63)
When I Think Of You--Janet Jackson (995-10)
Save The Last Dance For Me--Drifters (23850-306)
We Belong--Pat Benatar (3092-109)
Stay--Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs (9198-96)
Solid--Ashford & Simpson (106-5)
Woman--Peter & Gordon (44K, 153-4)
Every Woman--Dave Mason (21K, 82-2)
Sherry--4 Seasons (2342-65)

Love Song--Anne Murray (12K, 58-2)

Wouldn't It Be Nice--Beach Boys
Wonderwall--Oasis
Chasing Cars--Snow Patrol
I Love Your Smile--Shanice
Help Me--Joni Mitchell
Time and Tide--Basia
Lady--Styx
Crazy Little Thing Called Love--Queen
Only You--Ashanti
#1 Crush--Garbage
Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree--Tony Orlando & Dawn
Fallin'--Alicia Keys
Back In My Arms Again--Supremes





100. “Oh Girl” – The Chi-Lites



93. “Someone to Watch Over Me” – Linda Ronstadt


90. “All I Want” – Joni Mitchell


83. “Do You Want to Dance?” – Bette Midler

81. “Crazy” – Patsy Cline


78. “On the Street Where You Live” – From My Fair Lady
77. “Somewhere” – Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein

75. “Do You Believe in Magic?” – The Lovin’ Spoonful
74. “Just Like a Woman” – Bob Dylan
72. “Chelsea Morning” – Joni Mitchell
67. “Moon River” – Henry Mancini
63. “Come On Eileen” – Dexys Midnight Runners






52. “The Way We Were” – Barbra Streisand


48. “Lean on Me” – Bill Withers
42. “The Long and Winding Road” – The Beatles
40. “Higher Love” – Steve Winwood
39. “Love Theme From Romeo and Juliet” – Henry Mancini






1
2Usher and Alisha Keys
3Put It On MeJa Rule
4Underneath It AllNo Doubt
5
6Mariah Carey
7Kelly Clarkson
8Boyz II Men
9Thank You (For Loving) Bon Jovi
1098 Degrees


11973Marvin Gaye
21980Bette Midler
31956
41999
51990Extreme
61997Sarah McLachlan
71977The Beatles
81972Al Green
91975Barry White
101970The Jackson 5
111990Sinead O'Connor
121965Sonny & Cher
13Wicked Game1989Chris Isaak
141978Eric Clapton
151964The Beatles
161979Cheap Trick
171984George Michael/Wham!
18Careless Whisper1971The Carpenters
191971The Carpenters
201992
211981
221984Prince
231987Atlantic Starr
241993Janet Jackson
251970
261964The Beatles
271977Elvis Costello
281971
291966The Troggs
301975Morris Albert
312001
321981
331994
341984
351964The Beatles
361977
37She's Got A Way1971Billy Joel
381993Meat Loaf
391978
401986Roxette
411977
421972
43Nobody Wants To Be Lonely2000Ricky Martin
441965
45I Need Love1987LL Cool J
461976Donna Summer
47I 1985
481997
491988
501997
511976Peter Frampton
522001Enrique Iglesias
53Roxanne1978Sting & The Police
54Tell Me What You See1965The Beatles
552002
561989Luther Vandross
57Don't Speak1995No Doubt
581987
591986
601983
611978
621956Elvis Presley
631964The Beatles
641982Journey
651999Faith Hill
661978John Travolta w/ Olivia Newton-John
671967The Turtles
681994
691979
701980Air Supply
711995Bruce Springsteen
721985
731996Toni Braxton
74I Will1968The Beatles
751978Rod Stewart
762000NSYNC
771991
781989Bon Jovi
791965The Beatles
80All Cried Out1986Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam w/ Full Force
811998
821976Boston
832000Sade
841964The Beatles
851975Captain & Tennille
86Never Tear Us Apart1988INXS
87I Feel For You1984Chaka Khan
881987Heart
89I Can't Make You Love Me1991Bonnie Raitt
901981John Lennon
911966The Beatles
921973Stevie Wonder
93(1991
941997Shania Twain
951975Joe Cocker
961982Willie Nelson
971996Celine Dion
981983Modern English
991991Vanessa Williams
100Words Of Love1964The Beatles
















13. Wicked Game year - 1989 - Chris Isaak



18. Careless Whisper year - 1971 - The Carpenters


















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