Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sunday Songs: Songs of LOVE

So sitting in church yesterday I learned it was World Marriage Day. How fitting, considering I was hoping to write a post of Sunday songs full of love in anticipation for the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday....

During this particular mass, the priest was renewing the vows of couples that have been married for 20+ years. They went through the different milestones (20 years, 30 years, etc.) and at the end, the entire congregation was surprised when he announced a couple that has spent 71 years of their life together. 71 years! I started thinking about that...That means they were married around 1938. I can't even begin to imagine how much they have experienced together. And to me, that is absolutely amazing. In a world that sometimes feels filled with hatred, divorce and infidelity, I am glad there are couples like this defying the odds.

This playlist, full of some of my all-time favorite love songs, is dedicated to that couple, whatever their names may be...

1. At Last, Etta James
2. Cowboy Take Me Away, Dixie Chicks
3. Out of My League, Stephen Speaks
4. Ribbon in the Sky, Stevie Wonder
5. Everything, Michael Buble
6. Love Of My Life, Dave Matthews & Santana
7. You Make It Easy, Air
8. Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You, Lauryn Hill
9. Forever, Ben Harper
10. Green Eyes, Coldplay
11.Grow Old With Me, Postal Service
12. I Cross My Heart, George Strait
13. If I Ain't Got You, Alicia Keys
14. Johnny & June, Heidi Newfield
15. God Bless The Broken Road, Rascal Flatts
16. Somersault, Zero 7
17. The Luckiest, Ben Folds Five
18. Me & You, Kenny Chesney
19. More Than Words, Extreme
20. My Favourite Book, Stars
21. When I'm 64, The Beatles
22. Sleeping To Dream, Jason Mraz
23. Stand By Me, Ben E. King
24. Ring of Fire, Johnny Cash

3 comments:

Rachel said...

Great list, Lauren.

There's another great country song that I love that would fit here. I don't know who it is by, but it says "Two Hearts, one love, that's us." It's very touching.

Sarah said...

Great post! I'll have to download some of the songs I don't know.

EstrellaBella10 said...

What a great list of love songs...perfect for saps like me! I personally love "The Luckiest." It's so sweet :)