The Friends of Facebook Love Song Jamboree

Last week, inspired by a post from the Vancouver Observer, I asked my Facebook friends to post their favourite love songs in time for Valentine’s Day.  I kicked off the request by posting two of my faves, “Dance Me to the End of Love” and “I’m Your Man” by the inimitable Leonard Cohen, who some say sounds like a week of hard road, but whose dark, gravelly forest of a voice gives me shivers (the good kind) and whose poetry simply breaks me open.

I admit it. I have a weakness for love. I prefer it to a lot of other things. Too many to name. So, in honour of Saint Valentines Day, I am posting my official Friends of Facebook Love Song Jamboree.   I offer it with a wide-open heart and a million thanks for sharing these intimate, haunting, romantic, beautiful, tender, evocative and even quirky-charming tunes. The VERY BEST part of putting together the playlist is the glimpse it’s given me into the romantic musical preferences of my Facebook community. As I listen to the songs (pretty much daily since I started building the list) I find myself fondly connecting the song to the sender, and in true Valentine’s spirit, getting the message.

My heart has swelled, my eyes have brimmed, and my poetic little soul has been wailing “At Last” in true Etta James style, as I connect to my deep, abiding, and often neglected, love of spoken word, poetics and lyrical renderings.

I am poet. Hear me roar.

Your songs and postings stirred a voice within me. I hear it whisper (in a voice not unlike Leonard’s)…
“Be Mine”.

The Love Song Jamboree List

  • At Last – Etta James
  • You Shook Me All Night Long – The Lost Fingers
  • Wonderful World – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  • From This Moment  – Shania Twain
  • I Fall to Pieces – Patsy Cline
  • Coming Back to You – Jennifer Warnes
  • The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
  • Feels Like Home to Me – The Hit Co.
  • I Know You By Heart – Eva Cassidy
  • Our House – Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
  • Always and Forever – Heat Wave
  • Up Where We Belong – Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
  • When I’m Sixty-Four – The Beatles
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow  – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  • You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
  • Smile – Uncle Kracker
  • Faithfully – Journey
  • Ain’t No Cure For Love – Jennifer Warnes
  • Hearts and Bones – Paul Simon
  • When a Man Loves a Woman – Percy Sledge
  • Dance Me to the End of Love – Madeleine Peyroux
  • I’m Your Man – Leonard Cohen
  • Let Me Roll It – Paul McCartney
  • Michelle – Paul McCartney
  • My Love – Paul McCartney
  • I Wanna Hold Your Hand – The Beatles  and the Glee version
  • When I’m With You – Sherriff
  • All You Need is Love – The Beatles


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About Vicki

I’m a coach and consultant and in my spare time I like to cook and play house. I believe happy idleness is a purposeful pathway to a contented life. And I am happiest either in my pajamas or an apron – or both.

Comments

  1. Ahhhhhhh… thank you

  2. Thanks Vicki! Can't wait to be working to love songs all day!

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