Love Songs to Drift into Dreamland

There may be nights you are cuddling with your lover, with fingers trailing across cooling skin. Or when you feel his/her touch on you bare skin that elicit goosebumps in anticipation of more loving. Or moments when you want to remember or savor those feelings and sensations from that afterglow.

There may be nights when you are alone and miss the one you love, and all you can do for now is to hug the pillow tight.

Here are a few of my favorite songs I like to listen to, when I am in a mood to drift on a dreamy gentle wave of love in the moonlight on starry nights:

Now and forever by Anne Murray

Cool night by Paul Davis

I go crazy by Paul Davis

Sexy eyes by Dr Hook

Love is the answer by England Dan & John Ford Coley

Look what you’ve done to me by Boz Scaggs

Someone like you by Van Morrison

All I want is you by Carly Simon

Baby come back by Player

Room in your heart by Living in A Box

I believe in love by James Ingram & Sally Yeh

One more time by Kenny G feat. Chante Moore

Don’t make me wait for love by Kenny G

Crush by Yuna feat. Usher

The only one by Lionel Richie

Stargazing by Daiyan Trisha

The moment you were mine by Anne Cochran

Dancing on my own by Calum Scott

When we were young (cover by Adele) by Calum Scott

Say you won’t let go by James Arthur

Only love can hurt like this by Paloma Faith

Love Songs to Drift into Dreamland

Improbability of Love (& V’s Love Play List)

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Whistlejacket by George Stubbs, at The National Gallery

A few months ago, my friend (P) lent me a book, “The Improbability of Love” by Hannah Rothschild, which she had gotten from a book signing event in London. I found the book delightful to read and enjoyed it very much.

The story is about a woman who buys a painting in a second-hand shop, which is later discovered to be a genuine masterpiece by an eighteenth century French painter. A love story of sorts with a complex intertwined path among various players in the art world, the book also offers an amusing narrative from the painting’s point of view – a portrait of a woman – and its colorful provenance.

What I also found appealing about this book is that it references The National Gallery in London and several paintings that I recall admiring during my visit there last year, specifically a stunning painting of a life size horse, “Whistlejacket” by George Stubbs. If you are ever in London, I urge you to visit The National Gallery and spend a few hours there to admire their collections.

This novel got me thinking, what is my own (im)probability of love? Will I ever meet the man of my dreams to settle down with? When will I find someone worthy to give my heart to again? Do I need a man to make me happy? (Yes, I see that eye roll!) These questions sometimes flit through my mind when I watch romantic movies and listen to poignant love songs.

I wonder: have you ever listened to a song and recall it as a ‘milestone’ or marker of sorts, such as attributing a song to a past love or during a significant time period in your life or when you are floating on cloud nine or in a memorable relationship or pre/post break up? Personally several persons and instances come to mind from my own experiences and I am pleased to share this list with you, many of which are my favorite songs. Some make me weepy, some make me grin, while some just squeezes my heart.

You may be familiar with some of these songs; perhaps you may be curious enough to look up a few and listen to some from my play list, and hopefully enjoy them too.

“Crazy for you” by Madonna (IC)
“Borderline” by Madonna
“Electric blue” by Icehouse
“Separate lives” by Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin (MM)
“I’ll be over you” by Toto
“All cried out” by Alison Moyet
“Hands to heaven” by Breathe (MM)
“Where do broken hearts go” by Whitney Houston (NL to me)
“Domino dancing” by Pet Shop Boys
“Been in love before” by Cutting Crew
“Kisses in the moonlight” by George Benson
“Two occasions” by Babyface
“Make it last forever” by Keith Sweat
“Can you stand the rain” by New Edition
“My my my” by Johnny Gill
“Giving my all to you” by Johnny Gill
“I like” by Guy
“Is this love” by Whitesnake
“OPP” by Naughty by Nature
“Close to you” by Maxi Priest
“Waiting for a star to fall” by Boy Meets Girl
“Rush, rush” by Paula Abdul (MY)
“I can’t make you love me” by Bonnie Raitt (AK) (One of my go-to karaoke songs)
“Kiss of life” by Sade
“Paradise is here” by Cher
“Woman in chains” by Tears for Fears
“Take me home” by Sophie Ellis Bextor
“At last” by Etta James (AM to me)
“Ma che bello questo amore” by Eros Ramazzotti (CA)
“Musica E” by Eros Ramazzotti and Andrea Bocelli (CA)
“That’s what you get” by Paramore (SS)
“Umbrella” by Rihanna (KA)
“Be without you” by Mary J Blige
“Burn” by Usher (SS)
“Out of touch” by Hall & Oates
“Love me harder” by Ariana Grande
“Quisiera ser” by Alejandro Sanz (for the expressive passion; check out the version with Destiny’s Child)
“I’ll be alright without you” by Journey (am currently obsessed with the moving instrumentals after the last of the vocals)
“Never knew love like this” by Stephanie Mills (am hopeful for this to come…)

 

Improbability of Love (& V’s Love Play List)