For the Love of Slow Songs
Posted by Trish Milburn Feb 15 2013, 12:01 am
We all have our all-time favorite songs, and mine fall into several categories. Today, in honor of the month of love, I’m going to share my fave ballads, aka “slow songs” you could probably easily see your high school self dancing to with a cute guy at the homecoming dance.
When I was in high school, there is no telling how many times I watched Top Gun with my friend Jennifer, whose dad was career Navy. Plus, hey, that volleyball scene. Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away” is my all-time favorite love song.
I discover a lot of music through YouTube fan videos or when they are used on TV shows. Such is the case for “All You Wanted” by Sounds Under Radio. It’s been used on The Vampire Diaries.
Another song I found when it was used to accompany a fan video for a couple on Spartacus was Trading Yesterday’s “Love Song Requiem”. I love the music, the lyrics, everything about it.
If you watched a movie in the ’80s, chances were you heard a Kenny Loggins. One of my favorites is “Meet Me Halfway” from the movie Over the Top.
Another YouTube find was “Angels on the Moon” by Thriving Ivory.
I’ve been a fan of Shinedown’s for some time now, but I’m on a total kick of listening to their music now since seeing them in concert last Friday. I love their song “Through the Ghost”.
Another of my favorite ’80s tunes is “Broken Wings” by Mr. Mister. There’s a trip in the way-back machine to when I was 15.
Do any of these appeal to you? What are your current favorite ballads? Which ones do you remember dancing to at school dances?