Music is truly something special. You hear a song, and instantly you’re transported back in time to a memory and it has the power to make you smile, laugh or even cry. It’s that powerful. Maybe this is why there are so many rich musicians around, yet ask yourself this – could you live without music?
I once heard a quote – “music is the soundtrack of our lives”, I believe by Dick Clark. I really couldn’t have put it better myself.
It’s no surprise that so much thought goes into the music played at a wedding, as memories are made and deserve a deep and meaningful musical interlude. A top-class romantic song sets the scene, the mood and, again, a future memory. So with that in mind, what are the most popular romantic songs ever recorded? Well, here are five of the best, and you’re bound to have heard them.
1. Something – The Beatles
This beautiful song is from the classic Abbey Road album. Written by George Harrison, it has been covered by over 150 artists since its release in 1969. It is well worthy of its place at the top my this list, just listen and enjoy…
2. You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
Some songs are timeless, and sound as beautiful the thousandth time as they did the first time. This Joe Cocker classic is certainly one of them, released way back in 1975. You only have to listen to the lyrics to know it’s certainly one for a wedding or anniversary interlude, and quite the tearjerker too.
3. Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
Now come on, who hasn’t heard this song? Whether it’s by the original songsters, Righteous Brothers, or by one of the many artists that has covered it over the years, you must have heard this tune of lost love. Beautiful, simple and a true classic. You can always tell how good a song is by how long-lasting it is, and the amount of covers speaks for itself, as well the original video for the song, which is in black and white!
4. At Last – Etta James
A truly beautiful song, made extremely popular by auditionees at the many talent shows on TV these days, such as American Idol and X Factor. A stalwart in more ways than one, this joyful song of romance and happiness was released all the way back in 1941 – says it all really.
5. Truly, Madly, Deeply – Savage Garden
Savage Garden were renowned for their tear-jerking love songs, and the Australian duo’s career spawned many a romantic tune. Truly, Madly, Deeply was a huge hit in 1998, and to this day remains a stayer on those ‘best of love songs’ compilations we see around Valentine’s Day.
The power of music is all down to a song’s lyrics, and the level of romance is amped up a notch with a beautiful slow melody. There are millions of romantic songs out there; some good, some not so good, and everyone’s tastes are different.
Can you suggest any other love-fest tunes?