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.
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!!!
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