My Top Five Love Songs

Happy Valentine's Day!

I am a HUGE romantic! In the past, I've proudly shown my love and appreciation to the woman I'd be involved with at that time. I'm currently single but I'm open to meeting someone and seeing what develops. But this is the season to love, to be in love and experience being loved by the most important people in your life. I strongly believe that Valentine's Day should be everyday, not one day. Now with that said here are my top five love songs. Each of these five songs have a very special meaning to me and have a personal connection.

1. Something - The Beatles

Many of you may know that I am a big fan of The Beatles. I've been in love with their music for the majority of my life. This particular song is my number one favorite love song because of not only the message of love but I sang this song at my best friends wedding in 2006.

2. My Love - Paul McCartney and Wings

Song numbers two and three are special to me because those are my two favorite songs by Sir Paul McCartney. I've designated these two songs to be played at my wedding, when I find a woman I want to marry,  on our first dance. It was very sweet how Sir Paul wrote this for his beloved Linda, and the message of love was very obvious. My favorite line of the song is, "When I go away, I know my heart will stay with my love."

3. Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney

I adore this song because it is amazing to be in love with someone and have it returned to you. It's about being with someone who makes YOU better personally and emotionally. Relationships take work, effort, laughter, communication and love. 

4. Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel

This classic is a beautiful expression of loving someone for who they are, good, bad and indifferent. Lady Gaga even mentioned it in her song "Bad Romance", "I want your ugly, I want your disease." But I digress. Loving someone for the individual they are is powerful as well as beautiful. Yes, you want your mate to be the best person they can be as long as they stay true to themselves.

"To thine own self be true" - Shakespeare  

5. If I Had A Gun - Noel Gallagher 

Don't be thrown off by the title but the song represents what we are willing to do for the person(s) we love. Gallagher's opening lyrics start, "If I had a gun, I'd shoot a hole into the sun, and love would burn this city down for you." The song is from his debut self-titled solo album. Gallagher has become a brilliant songwriter and he has the catalog to back it up since his days with Oasis (my favorite band second to The Beatles of course).