Come Be My Love
Romantic songs for Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all flowers, chocolates, and cakes. It can be just a quiet romantic time together by candlelight with sparkling red wine, and romantic songs playing in the background. Take your love and dance in the dark as your shadows slide along the wall.
“I Want to Know What Love Is” is a power ballad that was recorded by the British-American rock band Foreigner. It was released as the lead single from their fifth album Agent Provocateur in 1984. The song went to number one in both the US and the UK. It remains as one of the band’s best-known songs. It also charted on Billboard’s Hot Adult Contemporary Recurrents chart. The song is at number 476 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The Greatest Songs of All Time.
“Love You Till the End” is a song recorded by Celtic punk band The Pogues. It was written by band member Darryl Hunt. The song is on their seventh and final album Pogue Mahone from 1966. The album had one single released “How Come.” This song was to be released as a second single but was shelved. The song appears in the 1999 movie “Mystery, Alaska” and on the soundtrack of the movie “P.S. I Love You.”
“Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” is song that was written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio in 1967. It was recorded as a single by American singer Frankie Valli. It became one of his biggest hits and earned a Gold record.
“When Love Comes Knockin’ (At Your Door)” is a song written by Carole Bayer Sager and Neil Sedaka. It was recorded by American pop band The Monkees with lead vocal sung by Davy Jones. The song is on their second album More of the Monkees from 1967. The album went to number one in the UK and has been certified quintuple platinum by the RIAA.
“You Are My Destiny” is a song written and performed by Canadian-American singer, songwriter, and actor Paul Anka in 1957. The song charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and the R&B charts. It was also released in the UK.
“More Than Words” is a song recorded by American rock band Extreme. It is the fifth track and third single from their second album Pornograffitti in 1990. This is a power ballad with the acoustic guitar work by Nuno Bettencourt and vocals by Gary Cherone along with harmony vocals by Bettencourt. The song charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles charts.
“Forever” is a power ballad recorded by the American rock band Kiss. The song was released as the second single from their 1988 album Hot in the Shade. The song was co-written by Paul Stanley and Michael Bolton. It charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks charts.
“Love of My Life” is a song recorded by the British rock band Queen. It is on their 1975 album A Night at the Opera. This is a sentimental ballad that features a harp played by Brian May. In 1981 the band performed it in South America and it is on their live album Live Killer which version reached number one on the singles chart in both Argentina and Brazil. Band member Freddy Mercury wrote the song on the piano and guitar first and May rearranged it for acoustic 12-string guitar for live performances. They introduced it during the New of the World Tour in 1977 and the song became a concert favorite, Mercury would stop singing and the audience continued the song.
“You’re My First, My Last, My Everything” is a song recorded by American singer and songwriter Barry White. It is on his third album Can’t Get Enough from 1974. The song was written by White, Tony Sepe, and Peter Radcliffe. It charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles charts. The RIAA certified it Gold and the British Phonographic Industry BPI certified it Silver.
“I See Your Face Again” is a song recorded by the Dutch rock band Sandy Coast. The band was successful in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The song is on their debut album And Their Name is… from 1968.
“Somewhere My Love” or “Lara’s Theme” was written for the movie “Doctor Zhivago” in 1965. The most popular version was recorded by the Ray Coniff Singers. American bandleader and arranger Ray Coniff had a hit with this song around the world in 1966. It charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Easy Listening charts.
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