13 February 2008

Pop Tarts over the Sink Valentine Day Songs...

Do you have some favorite love songs from the past? Cry in Your Beer songs? Eating Pop Tarts Over the Sink for Valentine's Day songs?

Here are a few that have gotten me through heartbreaks (or prolonged the pain actually...). Sometimes I listened to these songs instead of doing productive things like going to class and eating meals or showering. Yeah, I know, pathetic....

Spring Love - Stevie B
Sad words to such an upbeat melody. I wore my Stevie B tape out....

Could Have Been - Tiffany
The saddest line of the song: How can you hold what could've been on a cold and lonely night?

I Don't Wanna Cry - Mariah Carey
Nothing in the world
Could take us back
To where we used to be

Never Say Good Bye - Bon Jovi
We danced so close
We danced so slow
And I swore I'd never let you go
Together - forever

Friends in Low Places - Garth Brooks (just kidding!)

Love Bites - Def Leppard -
I don't wanna touch you too much baby
'Cos making love to you might drive me crazy

Some songs that I wanted to have dedicated to me (professing undying love and that I'll never leave you, baby.):

Patience - Guns N Roses Remember the whistling along with the guitar strumming at the beginning of the song?

Said, woman, take it slow
It'll work itself out fine
All we need is just a little patience

I'll Be There for You - Bon Jovi (This song still makes my heart hurt!)
I know you know we've had some good times
Now they have their own hiding place
I can promise you tomorrow
But I can't buy back yesterday

And Baby you know my hands are dirty
But I wanted to be your valentine
I'll be the water when you get thirsty, baby
When you get drunk, I'll be the wine

Shake You Down - Gregory Abbott I still have my 45 of this song (yes, I'm OLD!)
You're in my mind
Girl I wanna shake you down
I can give you all the lovin you need

With or Without You - U2 I wore this tape out too...

Because I Love You - Stevie B
If you should feel that I don´t really care
And that you're starting to lose ground
Just let me reassure you
That you can count on me
And that I'll always be around

Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton (but of course!)

While I'm thinking about it I just loved Rush Rush (Paula Abdul) - possibly amplified because the yummy Keanu Reeves was in the video and the beautiful violins that just touch your soul.

Seriously, the words describe how I feel these days about my husband, after 13 years of togetherness...

And all I want from you is
What you are
And even if you're right
Next to me
You're still too far away
If I'm not inside your arms
I get dramatic baby,
Yes I know
But I need you, I want you
Ooh man, I love you so

Here are some sad songs that I remember my mom listened to and/or sang as her marriage to my dad was dissolving (get out the Kleenex...):

Wasted Days and Wasted Nights - Freddy Fender
Why should I keep loving you
When I know that you're not true
And why should I call your name
When your the blame
For making me blue

Before the Next Teardrop Fall - Freddy Fender
But if he ever breaks your heart
If the teardrops ever start
I'll be there
Before the next teardrop falls

Please Release Me - Engelbert Humperdink
I didn't understand my mom's feelings back when I was a child and I heard her singing this song with her sweet Filipino accent (wat? ay dunt haban aksent!). Many years later listening to the words it really pained (pains) me to think about what she went through during that sad and lonely time with no family around.... Check out the video - sad -- Engelbert's actually crying while he's singing the song. How would you like to be the woman on the receiving end of THAT song?

Hoping that NONE of you can relate to any of the sad songs in this post on the eve of Valentine's Day! And if you happen to be in the group planning to eat your V-day meal over the sink, I leave you with this.


  1. Nols, I never took you for a sappy 80's bubble gum music gal! I do know that when I hear songs that were declared "ours" by old boyfriends, I get a little forlorn for the days of my youth and rock solid abs. These days, the songs that trigger tears (of joy) are like the theme song from Thomas the Tank Engine.

    I do know that Otis Redding, B B King, and Van Morrison are great to listen to when you want to eat a whole quart of Ben and Jerry's New York Super Fudge Chunk in one sitting.

    Hope Valentine's is filled with joy, even if it comes at the bottom of an ice cream quart.

  2. Hey Nols,
    Just wanted to add a few of my fave love/sad songs. Talk to ya soon!

    Right here waiting for you

    Love Song - Cure

    Love Song - Sara Bareilles

    Love ya Tess


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