Best Love Songs and Romantic Music

My daughter was watching old episodes of Glee last night while I was cleaning up the kitchen, and I couldn’t help but become absorbed in the music. Yes, the characters occasionally grind on my nerves but I have to admit, the music was very catchy. The songs played on this particular episode were celebrated for what they are – true great classics. On this particular show, Glee was paying homage to Billy Joel – the American pianist, singer-songwriter and composer responsible for one hell of a hangover I had many moons ago. He was more likely responsible for a few love bites back in the 90’s too😉 You can’t help but have fun when Billy is singing his hit songs, and when he sings those ballads…well….I just couldn’t help but get in the mood.

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Listening to Romantic Music

When Billy began releasing his hit songs such as Piano Man and Street-life Serenade, I wasn’t even born, but that didn’t stop my appreciation as I got older. Back when I was in high school, I remember using my double sided tape recorder (remember those?) to copy my friends tape of Billy’s hit songs A Matter of Trust and I Go to Extremes. But as far as Billy’s songs went at the time, that was it for me. In the late 80’s I was more interested in George Michael, Whitney Houston and Rick Astley. I had hip dance moves that needed electric beats so my hairbrush and I could bust some cool moves in my mirror. Lol!!!

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Couple Dancing Together

My partner is responsible for re-introducing me to Mr Joel’s classics in my 30’s, and if he is reading this – thank you! So thanks to Glee, I started thinking about Billy Joel and his wonderful songs. Not just those sweet sexy ballads, but upbeat songs that make you want to grab your partner by the hand and swing him about the room. Well maybe not that energetic, but you catch my drift. From Billy I moved on to Bruno Mars, then to Ed Sheeran and well before I knew it, I had a great list of mood music spinning around in my head. Of course I didn’t want to keep it all to myself, so I have them below and added a few more for your reading entertainment – enjoy….

My Romance Addiction list of fabulous “mood” music –

Mirrors by Justin Timberlake

Where You Are by Gavin DeGraw

I Want to Know What Love Is by Foreigner

Show Me How To Love by Vanessa Amorosi

You’ll Never Be Alone by Anastacia

Endless Love by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross

I Love You by Avril Lavigne

Shape of My Heart by Backstreet Boys

Forever and For Always by Shania Twain

Just The Way You Are by Billy Joel

Have I Told You Lately by Rod Stewart

Holding You by Stan Walker and Ginny Blackmore

If This Isn’t Love by Jennifer Hudson

Wrap My Arms by Brian McFadden

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack

Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars

Crazy For You by Madonna

Everything I Do, I Do It For You by Bryan Adams

Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran

How Long Will I Love You? by Ellie Goulding

You’re My Better Half by Keith Urban

I Surrender by Celine Dion

When a Man Loves a Woman by Michael Bolton

Come Away With Me by Norah Jones

If you can think of any other songs that light your fire, then leave a comment below. It’s all about the mood… if you’re feeling inspired tonight then I suggest putting the kids to bed early, light a few candles, and select the perfect song either from the list above or one of your own. Everyone enjoys a little magic and adventure…a little romance….

x x x

  1. First of all, when you left a comment on my blog, I didn’t realize we shared the same name! How cool is that? And, why didn’t I see it sooner. Maybe I thought it was my name appearing next to your picture for some odd reason? Anyway, I’m glad you commented because it’s how I found your blog. Great post, by the way. It was a major blast from the past with reading all your music titles. Yeah, I remember those:) I looove music. It changes my mood instantly! (for the better) Looking forward to following you:) signed, the “other” Julie Ann

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  2. Our wedding song was from Billy Joel’s first album, Cold Spring Harbor, called “You’re my Home”.

    You missed the golden age of Billy Joel. In 1977, my junior year in high school, he released “The Stranger” a breakout hit which is still his best selling album.

    I immediately fell in love with his love songs. While other artists sang of their perfect love and perfect life, Billy Joel told real life stories. No marriage or relationship is perfect. “Just the Way you Are” is a great example. His love songs always had a sting to them.

    He was amazing right up until he married Christy Brinkley. Suddenly, love was prefect. His love songs SUCKED! Out loud. I’m all about marriage so it pains me to say I was so happy when he divorced her. He got back to the grit. Not as great as the past songs, but much better than “Uptown Girl”.

    If you want to hear a great example of his realism in love songs, listen to “Stiletto”. Then “She’s always a Woman to Me”.

    Just for kicks, my fave Joel song is “Angry Young Man”. Also, if you ever get a chance to see him in concert, don’t miss his last words of advice when he leaves the stage.


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