All You Need Is Love: A Playlist for Marital Bliss.

16 All-Time Favorite Love Songs

I used to play old Beatles records on  my parents’ record player. And Thriller. I loved the photo of Michael Jackson with the baby tiger.

I used to make mix tapes.

Then, from 2005 to 2011, I made mix CDs for my friends and family for Christmas. I abandoned the practice in 2012, due to living abroad where the postal service is not too reliable and the advent of digital music technology. Although I definitely appreciate iTunes, my iPad mini, and other online music services such as Pandora, I must say it is sad to think of vinyl records becoming extinct.

I got married on July 19. We didn’t have a wedding, but if we had, I would have played these songs at the reception.

1. At Last by Etta James

She will bring me to tears.

2. All You Need Is Love by The Beatles

There nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be. It’s easy…

3. Cirandar by Seu Jorge and Almaz

Our daughter’s middle name is Ciranda because of this song. Jade Ciranda was born on January 6, 2013.

4. The Lovecats by The Cure

Love. Cats. Let’s dance!

5. Jesus, Etc. by Norah Jones

6. The Best of What’s Around by Dave Matthews Band

For old times’ sake.

7. You Can’t Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones

If you try sometimes, you just might find you get what you need.

8. I Feel Good by James Brown

9. Dancing Machine by The Jackson Five

10. Rock With You by Michael Jackson

Relax your mind.

11. Hey Jude by The Beatles

I change Jude to Jade and sing it to the baby.

12. Could You Be Loved, Bob Marley and the Wailers

13. Don’t Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas) by Regina Spektor

14. Let’s Stay Together by Al Green

15. Me Gustas Tu by Manu Chao

Me gusta Guatemala!

16. Love by John Lennon

Love is real; real is love.


 p.s. What is your favorite love song? Leave a comment to expand the playlist!

2 thoughts on “All You Need Is Love: A Playlist for Marital Bliss.

  1. Can’t Help Falling in Love…I’m not an Elvis fan at all but sing this one in my ear and you’ve got me! Weird!

  2. Great choice, Penny. My friend and former boss Ric used to sing “Wiiiiiise men say…. Only foooooools rush in…” At our middle school assemblies, to get the kids to quiet down. It was one of the few highlights the year I taught 8th grade (2011-12).

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