Best Love Songs Pre-1980's

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  1. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    I figure since Valentine's Day is coming upon us, I'd start a best love song thread. What defines a love song? Well, think of Dr. Julius Hibbert from The Simpsons. It's the love between a man and a woman (or in Rain's case the love between a man and a man). Well, you get the point.
    Any HTF member can nominate up to two songs (list artist as well please). The only qualification is that it's a love song (between two people), and it must've been made before the 80's. The song only requires somebody to second it once. A song that wouldn't qualify would be One Love by Bob Marley and the Wailers. It's a love song, but not really between two people. I'm going to try and have at least 64 entries in this tournament.
    Please correct me if I have a song in this tournament that was made after 1980.
    Here are the current entries in the tournament.
    We've Got Tonight by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
    All My Loving by The Beatles
    Your Song by Elton John
    Words by Bee Gees
    Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton
    Just the Way Your Are by Billy Joel
    Even the Nights Are Better by Air Supply
    If by Bread
    Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce
    Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Swede
    Love Me, Tender by Elvis
    Without You by Nilsson
    Dream Weaver by Gary Wright
    Peaceful, Easy Feeling by The Eagles
    Just You 'n' Me by Chicago
    Slowhand by Pointer Sisters
    When A Man Loves A Woman by Percy Sledge
    Lady by Kenny Rodgers
    What's Your Name? by Lynnard Skynnard
    Whole Lotta Love by Led Zepplin
    More Than a Feeling by Boston
    Layla by Derek and the Dominos
    Feel Like Making Love by Bad Company
    Lost in Love by Air Supply
    Baby I Love Your Way by Peter Frampton
    Nights in White Satin by The Moody Blues *
    I Only Have Eyes for You by The Flamingos *
    * - new entries in tournament
    I can't think of anymore right off the top of my head, my brain is starting to hurt. I'm pretty sure I'll be slapping my forehead once somebody nominates something "obvious". And yes, I'm only 21, and I love all these songs. :b
     
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    I'd nominate You're In My Heart by Rod Stewart, but if you examine the lyrics closely it's acutally a love song to a soccer team, so it doesn't qualify. [​IMG]
    I can't do Martha, My Dear by the Beatles because that's love between a man and his sheepdog [​IMG]
    Since Layla is in there, I'm assuming it's OK to include extra-marital love (that's a song about love between a man and his best friend's wife), so I'll nominate
    All the Girls Love Alice - Elton John (love between a young girl and a number of married women)
    Something - Beatles (how boring: love between a man & his wife)
    I hope somebody nominates some Al Green.
     
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    "You Make Me Feel Brand New", by the Stylistics.
    Smooooooth[​IMG]
    Jon
     
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    I nominate "Here, There and Everywhere" by The Beatles.
     
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    OK, let me redo this.

    Wild Horses; The Stones

    Lay, Lady, Lay; Bob Dylan
     
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    Loving You by Elvis
     
  7. Jeff_A

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    Only two nominations?

    The Dave Clark Five: Because

    The Flamingos: I Only Have Eyes For You
     
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    Nights in White Satin and King and Queen- The Moody Blues

    Gypsy Eyes- Jimi Hendrix Experience
     
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    Dome, do you really consider the following love songs? I think both of them are strictly about sex (not love). [​IMG]
    Led Zeppelin: Whole Lotta Love
    Lynyrd Skynyrd: What's Your Name
     
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    hummm ...

    Precious and few - climax

    Always and Forever - Luther Vandross

    Man I'm old !!!
     
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    "I Only Have Eyes for You" by The Flamingos gets my vote for greatest love song ever.
     
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    Nights in White Satin -The Moody Blues
     
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    I don't think this quite meets the criteria but I think the best slow song of the 70s is Kansas - Dust In The Wind.
     
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    Some Kind of Wonderful -- Grand Funk Railroad
     
  15. Dome Vongvises

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    Current Nominations
    All the Girls Love Alice by Elton John
    Something by The Beatles
    You Make Me Feel Brand New by The Stylistics
    Loving You by Elvis
    Here, There and Everywhere by The Beatles
    Because by The Dave Clark Five
    Gypsy Eyes by Jimi Hendrix Experience
    Some Kind of Wonderful by Grand Funk Railroad
    Precious and Few by Climax
    Always and Forever by Luther Vandross
    New Entries in the Tournament
    Nights in White Satin by The Moody Blues
    I Only Have Eyes for You by The Flamingos
    Good nominations. All the other songs need is for somebody to second them. I miss any nominations, remind me.
    Jeff Amaris
     
  16. Dome Vongvises

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    To Micheal Hein
    - I love "Dust in the Wind", but I'm not quite sure if it is a love song or not. If somebody can come up with a convincing argument, I'd be more than happy to add it to the nomination list.
    Unlike the other tournaments being hosted, I'm encouraging everybody to get their friends to participate, even if it means "back scratching" deals.
     

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