Ah, the day of commercial love is upon us. This Thursday, people of the western world will run themselves ragged buying flowers that cost twice their normal price. They will try and find the perfect gift for their significant other and then sit through an assembly line dinner at a packed restaurant, all in the name of love.
That is all fine and dandy for those people. In fact, if you’re one of those people who fully immerse themselves in the participation of Valentines Day, I’m still cool with you. I’m not gonna hop up on my soapbox and proclaim you insane if you’re one of those people who like to deck out their houses and open their wallets this week for something pink and fluffy. I’m just not one of them. These aren’t the bitter ramblings of a single, bitter lady trying to wade through the public display of affection either: I have a wonderful boyfriend. We will probably have dinner together as usual, and I’ve already requested he get me some chocolates this week; right after valentines day when they’re deeply discounted and therefore can get me twice as many for the same price, cause I’m cheap and just love chocolate. But that’s about it.
All these crimson displays in the grocery store today did get me thinking about love. Specifically, love songs. Most songs have some element of love in them. We can all relate to its common themes: happiness, longing, wanting, heartbreak and first loves.We’ve all been through it, we’ve all tasted it in some way, and days like this Thursday seem to bring it to the forefront for some people. Don’t feel bad for yourself if you’re one of those people or if you’re lonely this week. Don’t feel bad for single people on Valentines Day. Feel bad for that couple sitting at a restaurant not saying anything to each other. You know, the ones that you know are just hanging on by a thread & it’s so obvious they’ll drag this on forever just have someone, anyone.
As for me, I will be with my greatest love. The one who has been with me since I was a little girl. I’ll be with the one that always calls, always says what I need to hear. The one that has been there in my deepest, darkest times, the one whose hand is always there when I reach for it. The one that always knows just the right words to dry up all my tears. The one who is always along when I need a quiet drive, when I need to get something done, or I need someone to sing at the top of my lungs with. The one who is always there in strange cities, on late night drives and random adventures, the one that brings me back home no matter how far away I am. The one who has been with me in every happy, glittering moment, during first kisses and reunions, and in quiet corners with cups of tea. The only one will hold my heart till the day I die, the one that will always endure. Music, you will always be my first love, I will never have enough words to thank you for always being there for me and I wouldn’t want to spend the day with anyone else.
So below, please find 3 of my very favorite love songs. The first two are both light and soft, full of the sweetest lyrics I’ve ever heard and ones I never seem to get sick of. The third is a huge ballad we all know, but one I can never leave off my ‘top love songs’ list when I’m asked. I’ve been wishing that I magically wake up tomorrow with the female vocalists voice for the past 20 years. Hasn’t happened yet. No matter what kind of love song you’re into, I think you’ll find something here you’ll like. Either way, according to all these ads for overpriced chocolate, Valentines Day is supposed to be spent with ‘the one you love’. I hope you all do, and whether you’re in a relationship or not, I hope the person you always love the most is yourself.
“Cause when your here there’s nothing wrong, you’re as far as i can see. I would make this whole world spin around, just to see you again…….”
“And when the wind does blow against the grain, You must follow your heart……..”
“Will you cater to every fantasy I got? Will you hose me down with holy water, if I get too hot, hot? Will you take me places I’ve never known?………..