I’m Humming Romantic Songs Today

titanic_-kate-and-leo.jpgdirtydancing2.jpgAfter seeing Music and Lyrics I sang that silly “I’ve been living with a clown above my bed” line to myself for days.  Don’t you hate it when a really irritating song gets stuck in your head?  I love sound tracks and have several I listen to for inspiration.  Notting Hill is one of my favorites, as are Lonesome Dove and Hope Floats.

notting-hill.jpgWhat are your favorite unforgettably romantic songs from the movies? Here are ten I came up with, but there are a jillion more that I love. Are any of these on your favorites list? Which movie songs are stuck in your head for life?

* No Matter What, Boyzone, Notting Hill
* Take My Breath Away, Berlin, Top Gun
* Unchained Melody, Righteous Brothers, Ghost
* You’ve Got A Way, Shania Twain, Notting Hill
* To Make You Feel My Love, Tricia Yearwood, Hope Floats
* Summer Nights, John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Grease
* Under the Boardwalk, Bette Midler, Beaches
* My Heart Will Go On, Celine Dion, Titanic
* The Time of My Life, Jennifer Warnes & Bill Medley, Dirty Dancing
* Pretty Woman, Roy Orbison, Pretty Woman

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49 thoughts on “I’m Humming Romantic Songs Today”

  1. Oh yeah…most of the ones you listed are on my favorites list (and now that you mention that song from Music and Lyrics I’m hearing it! LOL I just ordered that soundtrack a couple of days ago.)

    I definitely think of Summer Nights from Grease(one of my all time favorites) but I also think of Hopelessly Devoted. Love John Travolta’s heart, but if I get Sandy stuck in my head I’m done for! LOL I love both the Grease movies and I know almost all the songs from the second one.

    Some others that stick in my head-

    I Say A Little Prayer, sung by the cast in My Best Friend’s Wedding.
    I Wanna Grow Old With You from The Wedding Singer.
    Cry from a Walk To Remember.

    One that’s rather obscure that I love is the song “Simply Jessie” from a movie made in the 70’s with Rex Smith called Sooner or Later.

    Thanks for bring these up because I just searched amazon and found the soundtrack to Sooner or Later, which I didn’t know even existed! I’m going to have to get it! LOL

  2. GOOD songs, Taryn! I can’t remember Sooner or Later, so I’m going to have to check it out. I do love obscure flicks. And it seems the ones the critics hate are the ones I love, so if a movie is getting high praise, I’m wary.

    I’m a big Grease fan, too. I have the soundtrack and the DVD. Wondering how you liked the new Hairspray. Good Morning Baltimore gets stuck in my head every so often. LOL

  3. I’m a bit of a weirdo. I like instrumental soundtracks. One of my favorites is from the most recent Pride and Prejudice. I hear the music and I can just see Mr. Darcy striding across the field. Ahhh. Perfect!

    I’ll try to think of some “real” songs . . . 🙂

  4. I like all of the ones on your list Cheryl. We watched “Phantom of the Opera” last weekend so all of those songs have been flitting through my head all week. No particular one. I even woke up yesterday humming one! At least that’s what my hubby told me.

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  5. You find ‘love themes’ in all sorts of movies. I like but don’t love Ten Things I Hate About You, with Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson. But I love the love song in that movie, Feels Like Home.
    I made my daughters watch it with me and said, “Pay attention to this song, it’s the perfect PERFECT song for a Bride and Groom’s dance at their wedding.
    When the song was over my oldest daughter yells, “I claim it.”
    Who knew the girls were ‘claiming’ things for their weddings. And she got married last September and she did use it.

    Well, if you knew how much this moment means to me
    And how long I’ve waited for your touch
    And if you knew how happy you are making me
    I never thought that I’d love anyone so much

    It feels like home to me, it feels like home to me
    It feels like I’m all the way the back where I come from
    It feels like home to me, it feels like home to me
    It feels like I’m all the way back where I belong
    It feels like I’m all the way back where I belong

  6. I’ve got both on VHS(someday I will have to get them on DVD when my tapes wear out! LOL I’ve also got the soundtracks- my Grease is on album- found it at the fleamarket in wonderful condition with a plastic slip cover for $2 or $3- the second one on cassette.)

    I can’t say I’ve seen Hairspray…(hanging my head in shame)…Not that I didn’t want to see it, just someone slipped by me. LOL I definitely need to see both versions.

  7. All of those songs are wonderful! I like ‘Sooner or Later’.

    My favorite is ‘The Book of Love’ by Peter Gabriel. It’s from ‘Shall We Dance.’ (You’d like it Julie – it’s heavy on the instruments 😉

  8. Julie, I like instrumental soundstracks as well. That’s what Lonesome Dove is. And I agree about Pride and Prejudice–great music.

    Betsy, Phantom is here right now, and Kristin went last week and loved it. They had second balcony front seats, which were perfect.

    Great song, Mary, I can’t recall if I’ve heard it! I think I’ve seen that movie.

    Taryn, you’re a fleamarket shopper, a girl after my own heart!

    Great choices, Sherri!

  9. Most romantic movie song?

    Hands down it is….Take my Breath Away — Top Gun!

    Love that song.

    Hope everyone has a BLESSED and HAPPY Valentine’s Day filled with LOVE and dreams that come true!

  10. One of my favorite love songs is by Mickey Gilley, Room Full of Roses.

    And anything George Strait sings as long as he is wearing jeans 🙂

  11. Oh, one of my favorites is “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel! I remembered thanks to Sherri. 🙂

    I just love soundtracks! You can find so many songs and artists you wouldn’t have otherwise known about.

  12. Barb LOL glad it’s the MUSIC that’s entertaining you.
    Feels Like Home is during and after the love scene in How To Lose a Guy in Ten Days, which is a great scene so one might be excused for missing the song.

    Competing with Shania for favorite song, for me, is–The Temptations, My Girl.

    But I love that song because I’ve got four daughters so it’s not exactly a love song connection for me, it’s a MOM connection.

    But it’s a great love song.

  13. “I Cross My Heart” by George Strait in “Pure Country”. I also like the instrumentals in the movie “Besieged”.

  14. At glambuzz.com these are listed as the top ten romantic songs of all time:

    10. You’re Beautiful, James Blunt
    Admit it, this song haunts you. Yes, it was totally overplayed, but didn’t the lyrics resonate? Hearing this song, you just yearned to be the one he was singing about. Or was that just me?

    9. My Heart Will Go On, Celine Dion
    Even though Ms. Dion overdramtically hits her chest every time she sings this song, it’s still absolutely awe-inspiring. Period.

    8. All I Want Is You, U2
    This lesser-known song by U2 can be found on the soundtrack of the ‘90s movie Reality Bites—and if you haven’t heard it, I suggest you hustle and download it soon. It’s soft, stirring, with just a touch of sexy. Quick tip for guys: Light some candles, push play, and just wait for her to swoon!

    7. Wonderful Tonight, Eric Clapton
    This song was on almost every mix tape made in the early 90s—and it still has the same pull now that it did then. And have you ever heard it live? Intense.

    6. Amazed, Lonestar
    Yes, it’s country. But the lyrics of this song are, dare I say it, amazing. It is a perfect wedding song, as the words are pretty much vows anyway.

    5. Lover Lay Down, The Dave Matthews Band
    Okay, so I know this song is about adultery and it’s not that I condone it, but it absolutely wins the prize for rationalizing it better than anything I’ve ever heard.

    4. Total Eclipse of the Heart, Bonnie Tyler
    This is one of those songs that you find yourself singing really loudly to yourself in the car while making grand gestures with your hands. This song is incredible and can be listened to on repeat without ever getting old. You might end up sobbing, but it won’t get old.

    3. At Last, Etta James
    Even though this song wraps up every wedding, it affects me every time I hear it. Her very first, “At Laaaaaast” just tugs at the heart strings. (Does this list have enough clichés for you?)

    2. True Companion, Marc Cohn
    Whose heard this song at a wedding and NOT cried? I mean, the lyrics alone are breathtaking but the melody too… man, it’s just so great.

    1. I Will Always Love You, Whitney Houston
    Is anyone surprised by this choice? The incredible voice, the moving music, the scenes that play in your head from The Bodyguard…well maybe not that last part so much. It’s just the perfect love song.

  15. I like your list, too. I was trying to figure out what tune is running through my head right now. I just knew it was something romantic for Valentine’s Day. Alas—it’s just the theme song from the Curious George TV show, slowed down and sounding romantic in my head. That silly monkey invades my head most days and nights. Of course, with 2 PBS stations here, I can see his show up to 6 times a day, plus we TIVO it in cas I get lonely for it. HA!

  16. So many songs to choose:
    Braveheart soundtrack!!! LOVE IT!

    Taryn – I thought I was the only person on this planet who likes Grease2. 🙂 Now, let me ask, do you also like Xanadu? Because that’s got one of the best songs in it “Don’t Walk Away” by ELO.

    Barb – Love me some George Straight too. He lives in the Dominion in my home town of San Antonio. Those eyes, that smile, that butt in those jeans! Le sigh!

    Other songs:
    I Must Have Done Something Wonderful – The Sound of Music (when Maria and the Captain dance in the garden)

    Once Upon A Dream – Sleeping Beauty

    Come What May – Moulin Rouge (I love love love that whole soundtrack. The way they blended so many different genres of music and made it work.)

    Almost Paradise – Footloose

    All For Love – Three Musketeers

    Eveything I Do – Robin Hood: Prince of Theives (totally cliche and overplayed, but I like it)

    I could go on and on, but better stop here,

  17. Oh my gosh, there are so many goooood songs listed! I think my ultimate choice though is “Unchained Melody.” It was also my husband’s favorite one. I could listen to that song all day and feel like I’ve been turned into liquid and poured into my love’s heart. Just beautiful.

    Cheryl, I loved “Music and Lyrics.” It was goofy and tender and sweet. Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant make a terrific couple.

  18. If you want to do Disney
    How about Can You Feel the Love Tonight from The Lion King

    Or ‘Beauty and the Beast(unimaginative title) from Beauty and the Beast

    Tale as old as time
    True as it can be
    Barely even friends
    Then somebody bends

    Or ‘A Whole New World’ from Aladdin
    I can show you the world
    Shining, shimmering, splendid
    Tell me, princess, now when did
    You last let your heart decide?

    I can open your eyes
    Take you wonder by wonder
    Over, sideways and under
    On a magic carpet ride

  19. Eve! Yes. Oh I love Grease 2. I thought Maxwell Caulfield was the best thing since sliced bread when I was little. We had HBO when I was little and every time it came on I would watch it over and over again, singing along with all the songs and bawling my eyes out when Stephanie thought Michael was dead!

    And Yes- I’ve got Xanadu on VHS! My hubby teases me about it being such a b-movie, but I love it and the music in it!

  20. LOL!!
    I love Aladdin! And, you know what? You’re right!! Definitely a “ride” to go on.

    Xanadu is the cheesiest movie since the invention of cheese, but I LOVE IT!! I have the soundtrack, know all the songs by heart, and love the thought of the muse of dance (Terpsichore) falling in love. Even if it is with someone who’s channeling Andy Gibb’s hairstyle. 😀

    DYK, Maxwell Caulfield had been married for like 20 yrs to Juliet Mills? She’s 17 yrs older than him and is the elder sister of Hayley Mills.

    OH! Hayley Mills – Summer Magic! Love that movie and the slow song is very romantic.

    How about – Are We Dancing? (John Davidson & Leslie Ann Warren) from The Happiest Millionaire. So dreamy…. they’re waltzing

    “Is this feeling something real?
    Or will it disappear?

    Are we dancing?
    Saw we really are.
    Then I’ll know that I
    (I’ll know that I)
    Reached into the sky
    (reached to the sky)
    I reached into the sky
    And touched a star……

    Le Sigh 😀


  21. Oh sooooo many good ones. I’ll add two: the soundtrack to Forever Young and I’m not sure of the name but in Highlander (first movie) Queen sings a song – Who wants to live forever.

  22. I LOVE Highlander and I love that haunting song, Who Wants to Live Forever, Jeanne.

    They played it on the series when things got sad. Usually when someone Duncan loved died and he had to face immortality with yet one more painful loss scarring his soul.

  23. I love the song “Feels like home to me” it and “I’m going to Love Somebody” both from “How to lose a guy in ten days”.

    The movie prince and me has a song I Hope I Don’t Fall in Love with you.” I don’t think it is as much the song as the feeling at the moment.

    Totally loooove “To Feel My Love” from Hope Floats — One of the best love movies ever.

  24. Sherry and Sherri!

    Yes, Sherry, I watch Hope Floats every few months because I love it so.

    Sherri — Kristin and I went to the theater to see Music & Lyrics and as soon as the opening song came on, I was in stitches. She didn’t get it. I kept saying, “That’s Hugh Grant hahahahah!”

    I think it’s the most hilarious video ever.

  25. I only can sing most of the songs listed above. They are wonderful. I want to say Happy Valentine’s Day! and Happy everyday! I’m so lucky to find my mate on horsematch.com. I am now enjoying the good time and live a happy life. Hope everyone here also have a good luck and live a happy life!

  26. I love Faith Hill’s Breathe, Aerosmith’s I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing from Armageddon, Foreighner’s I Want to Know What Love Is, Bette Midler’s The Rose, Guns N Roses’ November Rain. I could go on and on…..

  27. [Eve, Summer Magic was 1968! Talk about a blast from the past! That was my favorite movie.
    Remember The Ugly Bug ball?]

    It may have been a couple years before I was born, but I LOVE it! I really enjoy all the Hayley Mills movies she did for Walt Disney. Thanks for the link to youtube. It’s funny to watch Hayley Mills seethe with jealousy while her cousing is flirting with the college man. I’ll have to get out my vhs and watch my faves. Moonspinners (based on a Mary Stewart novel) is another one. Of course I remember the ugly bug ball! I also am a big fan of the Annette Funicello movies for WD.

    Thanks to my mother, I’ve got VERY eclectic tastes. 😀

    Bluecat – totally on November Rain!!

  28. I was a huge Hayley MIlls fan and even kept a scrapbook with pics from teen magazines and ticket stubs, etc. Alas it got lost somewhere before I left home, and I miss it yet. My older brother was an usher at the theater downtown and got us free movie tickets for a while. How about The Castaways? Yes, I loved The Moonspinners, too. I have that LP soundtrack! LOL Boy, I date myself.

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