Best Love Songs for Boomers

I don’t know many popular songs today but sing me a line of a song that was popular “back in the day” and I bet I can finish the song for you! We each have a sound track to our lives and when I asked my boomer friends to tell me the best love songs, the ones that were popular when they were falling in love, they instantly remembered.

What song makes you remember your loved one the most?

Marie says, “At last by Etta James.” My husband chose it for our wedding song. We loved a lot of disco music, I especially love The BeeGees.

Cindy says, “Don’t Know Much” by Aaron Neville and Linda Ronstadt!! It was our wedding song. My husband passed 10 years ago and I still listen to this song and think of him! ???

Karen says, “From This Moment.” It was sung at our wedding by two of our daughters, his first two and my oldest two “bonus daughters”. Another special song was, “Could I Have This Dance?” We had it played for our first dance as a married couple.

Lynn says, “Hey Baby” by Bruce Channel was our song in 1963 and we still dance to it 54 years later. Love it.

Cyndy says, “Can’t help falling in love with you,” by Elvis. 52 yrs next week! (Congratulations!)

Judy says, “Key Largo” because we met in Key West. He passed 16 years ago and certain songs still remind me of our time together.
Bernice says, “Stand by me” (BB King. love it ) And we have stood by each other 43 years!
New Love Songs
Just because I don’t know a lot of the new music doesn’t mean that there aren’t great songs out there that our grandchildren will be falling in love to. And their songs will be just as special to them as ours are to us.
Elvis was The King
The song that makes me think of my husband is “Georgia: by Willie Nelson. I was living in Georgia when we met and he was from Michigan. He had never heard of Willie Nelson so I bought the album and sent it to him for his birthday. His sister later told me he nearly drove them all crazy listening to it again and again.

Our wedding day, 37 years ago this August.

I was lucky enough to see Willie on my 50th birthday and I was lucky enough to see Elvis in 1974, my senior year of high school. I loved Elvis and saw all his movies and bought all his albums. When one of my friends mentioned his song, “I can’t help falling in love with you,” I thought it would be a great song to leave you with.

The best love songs are the ones that are playing in the background of our lives while we are falling in love.

I’d like to hear about your special song. Leave a comment and tell us about it!

Comments

  1. Patricia 27 Feb, 2017

    Your link to that song “Love Lifted Me” was something I really needed to be reminded of! Of course I love Elvis music, but there’s something about the old hymns that “speak to me”. Somehow that one did today and will be the music in my heart all day long!

  2. teresak 27 Feb, 2017

    I’m so glad and so glad you stopped by!