Farty's Fortunes

Saturday, 30 June 2007

Twenty Love Songs

  1. Roberta Flack1 - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

  2. Bobby Goldsboro - Summer The First Time

  3. Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love With Someone (You Shouldn't've Fallen In Love With)?

  4. Rod McKuen2 - If You Go Away

  5. Clifford T Ward - Gentle

  6. Ace Of Base - Don't Turn Around

  7. 10cc - I'm Not In Love

  8. Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U

  9. Richard Marx - Right Here Waiting

  10. Justin Hayward - Forever Autumn

  11. Wilson Phillips - Hold On

  12. Tony Rich Project - Nobody Knows It But Me

  13. Darren Hayes - I Miss You

  14. John Waite - Missing You

  15. Texas - Say What You Want

  16. Toni Braxton - Unbreak My Heart

  17. Rickie Lee Jones - Years May Go By

  18. The Eagles - Peaceful Easy Feeling

  19. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah

  20. Trisha Yearwood - Thinking About You

No reason. No reason at all.

1 Yes, I know this version is Celine Dion. Bear with me.
2 And this is Jacques Brel. Someone told me his original version was better than RM. I agree.


john.g. said...

10cc Silly love songs?

Mr Farty said...

John - Good idea.

Mr Farty said...

Hang on - 10cc Silly Love Songs? Shome mishtake shurely?

SpanishGoth said...

Shite - I can only agree with one of those (the Buckley one)

Serves me right for being Gothic I suppose

Mr Farty said...

Goth - Spooky. I've been dredging t'internet for videos to match up with my selections, just found one for Buckley. See what you think.

Can't find CTW Gentle, not even a sound file. And my state-of-the-art turntable doesn't have a wotsits cable. Tricky...

*wanders off stroking his beard*

Manuel said...

May I boldly suggest "GOOD YEAR FOR THE ROSES" the Elvis Costello version. An absolute gem of a tune and my personal favourite...

Mr. X said...

We like the Buzzcocks!

Not really sure it qualifies as a love song, though...
Prefer This is a bit of punky sentiment is required.

What about This as well?

No reason... :)

Guyana-Gyal said...

This must be my esp working, yesterday I was making up the same kinda list in my head. Some oldies, like The air that I breathe by the Hollies. And an old, ooooold one, Eres Tu [don't know who sang that].

And songs by Bryan Adams.

john.g. said...

Sorry Farty, 10cc, I'm not in love. The other one was Wings. muppet, me!

Cat said...

Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me by the mighty Smiths gets my vote. Or is that an anti-love song? And speaking of votes, vote for me, otherwise I'm going to be evicted and that will make me cry...

Mr Farty said...

Manuel - Oh, nice. Yes.

Mr. X - It's a punk love song: still counts.
Your first choice - Jesus H.
Second choice - I used to hate the sax with a vengeance, it sounded like someone farting - how times change!
Then I heard this song. As the dj said when he played it on the radio this very week, some songs you have to play right to the end without interruption. Um, your clip doesn't. Try this version. The coda is longer than the song itself.

GG - Hollies, yep. Bryan Adams, indeedy. Eres Tú - Mocedades came second in Eurovision 1973. It was beaten by Anne-Marie David - Tu te reconnaîtras. I heart A-M D.
Where's your list, then? Come on!

John - Numpty. Actually, I think I'll change one of my selections. My blog, my rules.

Cat - See that? That's me, that is.

And I DID vote for you - twice. It's a fix.

Minx said...
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Minx said...

Up the junction - Squeeze.
I suppose it depends on your idea of romantic.....

Apart from that then it has to be 'Martha's Harbour' - All about Eve.

I fart in your general direction, Farty.