In observance of my anniversary – 18 years of bliss with the wonderful former Miss Lee Ann Knight – here’s a sampling of “love” songs from my iPod, all the ones beginning with the word “love” and a few with the word in the title:
Love Comes Tumbling | U2
One of my favorite U2 songs.
Love Hurts | Heart
From one of Heart’s live albums.
Love in the Midnight | Styx
From the “Cornerstone” album, the pinnacle of the band’s career.
Love is a Battlefield | Pat Benatar
Back in the days when MTV ruled…
Love is Here to Stay | Frank Sinatra
Can honestly say I’ve never listened to the song. I got it while making a playlist for a wedding reception we had at our house for friends of ours…
Love is Like Oxygen | Sweet
Love is Reason | A-ha
…and even more 80s.
Love Song | The Cure
This song put The Cure on the map, introducing many 80s listeners to a strange brand of music and an even stranger Robert Smith, the prince of goth and gloom.
Love Will Keep Us Alive | Eagles
Timothy B. Schmidt at his best.
Lovely Ladies | Les Miserable Soundtrack
Not a love song at all, if you’re familiar with the play…
Last Love Song | Cat Stevens
From the last “Cat Stevens” album, before he became Yusuf Islam…
Look of Love | ABC
Underrated import from ABC.
Victim of Love | Eagles
Another one from the Eagles.
Everlasting Love | Howard Jones
Much better song than the sappy “No One is to Blame”
Message of Love | Journey
From the “comeback” album that ended up being Steve Perry’s last effort with the band.
Without Your Love | Toto
From the vastly underrated “Fahrenheit” album.