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Something...best love song?

neilo23neilo23 Posts: 783
edited August 2012 in The bottom bracket
Something from the Beatles is, according to Sinatra, the best love song ever made. Sinatra himself wasn't too bad, but his version is a bit shaky. Was he right?

I think Sinatra was right, although "ne me quitte pas" or "if you go away" must be second
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  • pauldavidpauldavid Posts: 392
    RUBBISH!!!

    Anything by Barry White beats a group of scruffy scousers who need haircuts in the love songs stakes.

    And he was a keen cyclist
  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,828
    pauldavid wrote:
    RUBBISH!!!

    Anything by Barry White beats a group of scruffy scousers who need haircuts in the love songs stakes.

    And he was a keen cyclist

    Yes, it could be anything by Barry White, because the always sound the same.

    I've been berated on here before because i like the Beatles, and I do like "Something", it's a good song, The only No.1 of theirs to be written by George Harrison IIRC.

    But, it's not the best love song in my opinion. A better one is " God only knows" by the Beach Boys, until I can think of another, and thought to be the best by Macca himself so there you go.


    The older I get, the better I was.

  • mudcow007mudcow007 Posts: 3,861
    Love - Lennon

    More than words - extreme

    and the modern classic

    face down censored up - meek mill
    Keeping it classy since '83
  • CiBCiB Posts: 6,098
    If you're limiting it to the Mop Tops, Here There & Everywhere beats Something by something a bit less than a country mile, more likely a couple of hundred yards maybe.

    Beyond that lot though there are just too many to list. The first one that bounces gaily to the front of my head is A Woman's Heart by Eleanor McEvoy. Or Resplendent by Bill Malone & The Vigilantes Of Love. where do you stop though?
  • Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 7,508
    I'm an old romantic - this does it for me


    I'll be the ticket if you're my collector

    I've got the fare if you're my inspector

    I'll be the luggage, if you'll be the porter

    I'll be the parcel if you'll be my sorter

    and this

    I should be lying on that sun-soaked beach with her
    Caressing her warm brown skin
    And then in a year or maybe not quite
    We'll be sharing the same next of kin

    xx
    The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns
    momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.
  • cornerblockcornerblock Posts: 3,228
    neilo23 wrote:
    Something from the Beatles is, according to Sinatra, the best love song ever made. Sinatra himself wasn't too bad, but his version is a bit shaky. Was he right? (And if anyone says "You do something to me" from Wella, begone!

    Weller is to Mods what Jack Daniels is to whisky. Discuss)

    I think Sinatra was right, although "ne me quitte pas" or "if you go away" must be second

    A Mod who stopped being a Mod when Fred Perry stopped caring

    I thought this was a good question until you dared to diss the best English songwriter of my generation, you heathen!
    Forget You Do Something To Me, my fave is English Rose. Put your prejudices to one side and listen.
  • mrdsgsmrdsgs Posts: 337
    I prefer Carnation by The jam but not a love song, quite the opposite, how about Style Council, You're the best thing...
    Colnago Addict!
  • VesterbergVesterberg Posts: 330
    I love you - by Unexpected Item in the Bagging Area
  • crispybug2crispybug2 Posts: 2,915
    Best Love Song?????


    I'm Not In Love - 10cc

    Love and Affection - Joan Armatrading

    You've Lost That Loving Feeling - The Righteous Brothers

    Lovin' You - Minnie Riperton

    And probably my favourite, I sang this my son every night when he was a baby...

    Sweet Baby James - James Taylor
  • Smokin JoeSmokin Joe Posts: 2,706
    Kaiser Chiefs, Every Day I Love You Less.

    If you're gonna write a love song do it properly.
  • tim_wandtim_wand Posts: 2,552
    Beach Boys " God only knows what id be without you"
  • Peddle Up!Peddle Up! Posts: 2,040
    Purveyor of "up" :)
  • neilo23neilo23 Posts: 783
    neilo23 wrote:
    Something from the Beatles is, according to Sinatra, the best love song ever made. Sinatra himself wasn't too bad, but his version is a bit shaky. Was he right? (And if anyone says "You do something to me" from Wella, begone!

    Weller is to Mods what Jack Daniels is to whisky. Discuss)

    I think Sinatra was right, although "ne me quitte pas" or "if you go away" must be second

    A Mod who stopped being a Mod when Fred Perry stopped caring

    I thought this was a good question until you dared to diss the best English songwriter of my generation, you heathen!
    Forget You Do Something To Me, my fave is English Rose. Put your prejudices to one side and listen.

    Oops, I forgot me smilies :D The Weller slagging was a bit tongue in cheek. Was a huge fan, not so much these days, but still rate him and he's the best dressed man in the land.

    A couple of my fave love songs:

    Small Faces - Afterglow (of your love), Tin Soldier
    Arctic Monkeys - Cornerstone
    Last Shadow Puppets - My mistakes were made for you
    Elvis - You were always on my mind
    Bowie - In the heat of the morning
    Christie Moore - Black is the colour
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Prodigy - Smack my b1tch up.

    (I'm in a cynical mood today...... :lol: )
    Faster than a tent.......
  • mingmongmingmong Posts: 542
    Blur - To the end.
  • RDWRDW Posts: 1,900
  • All or Nothing - Small Faces :wink:

    But the list of candidates is a very long one
    "You really think you can burn off sugar with exercise?" downhill paul
  • Peddle Up!Peddle Up! Posts: 2,040
    And, of course, this. 8)
    Purveyor of "up" :)
  • pinnopinno Posts: 47,763
    Peddle Up! wrote:

    Class :D:D

    What about...

    You to me are everything the sweetest song that I could sing oh baby
    To you i'm just the kind o' clown who picks you up each time your down oh baby... etc etc
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Peddle Up!Peddle Up! Posts: 2,040
    Peddle Up! wrote:

    Class :D:D

    What about...

    You to me are everything the sweetest song that I could sing oh baby
    To you i'm just the kind o' clown who picks you up each time your down oh baby... etc etc

    Your cold shower awaits. :D
    Purveyor of "up" :)
  • pinnopinno Posts: 47,763
    Peddle Up! wrote:
    Peddle Up! wrote:

    Class :D:D

    What about...

    You to me are everything the sweetest song that I could sing oh baby
    To you i'm just the kind o' clown who picks you up each time your down oh baby... etc etc

    Your cold shower awaits. :D

    The last 3 outings on the Italian scaffolding have been wet - and you want to give me another cold shower ?! :(

    On that note, this is for you:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4SHr_EJGI4&feature=player_detailpage
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • neilo23neilo23 Posts: 783
    Are the best love songs, or at least the ones which have the most meaning after becoming a "grown up", surely not the ones which describe lost love as opposed to new love?
    In a novel by Louis' daddy Paul Theroux (Hotel Honolulu?) one character explains to another why he thinks Stephen King is censored : because it's much easier to write about the bad things in life than it is to describe the joy of the best things in life.
    I think in literature this is often the case, but music seems to be able to convey joy better than words alone.

    I therefore have a soft spot for Ce Ce Penisons Finally.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 47,763
    neilo23 wrote:
    Are the best love songs.....Ce Ce Penisons Finally.

    Thank you for that very that very thoughtful philosophical foresight totally out of bottom bracket character. However, I am now jumping up and down like a schoolboy on sherbert at a chocolate factory.

    I have discovered how to do this: !!!

    Ha har

    and this

    Right... back to the love songs
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • neilo23neilo23 Posts: 783
    neilo23 wrote:
    Are the best love songs.....Ce Ce Penisons Finally.

    Thank you for that very that very thoughtful philosophical foresight totally out of bottom bracket character. However, I am now jumping up and down like a schoolboy on sherbert at a chocolate factory.

    I have discovered how to do this: !!!

    Ha har

    and this

    Right... back to the love songs

    Can't you tell I'm a literature degree dropout? The reason I like this song is because it reminds me of my youthful (unsuccessful) attempts outside the disco at trying to pull the girl we lovingly named "Brickface". I managed to get hold of sheep's head, though. Eat that, sucker!
  • neilo23neilo23 Posts: 783
    neilo23 wrote:
    Are the best love songs.....Ce Ce Penisons Finally.

    Thank you for that very that very thoughtful philosophical foresight totally out of bottom bracket character. However, I am now jumping up and down like a schoolboy on sherbert at a chocolate factory.

    I have discovered how to do this: !!!

    Ha har

    and this

    Right... back to the love songs

    Simply Red? Great voice, shame he's such a krunt
  • dmclite-3.0dmclite-3.0 Posts: 845
    Best love songs...

    Loving Cup, Rolling Stones.
    Roxy Music, Oh Yeah.
    Chicken shack, I'd rather go blind.
    Bob Dylan, Lay lady lay.
    Betales, In my life.
    I don't mean to brag, I don't mean to boast, but I'm intercontinental when I eat French toast...
  • mattshropsmattshrops Posts: 1,134
    puts me straight back in time-as all love songs should.

    The what if factor....

    http://youtu.be/PqZmJ7RGAP4
    Death or Glory- Just another Story
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    mattshrops wrote:
    puts me straight back in time-as all love songs should.

    The what if factor....

    http://youtu.be/PqZmJ7RGAP4

    I got married to this song in Chatham registry office, my wife has no idea it was The Ramones. :D
  • mattshropsmattshrops Posts: 1,134
    mattshrops wrote:
    puts me straight back in time-as all love songs should.

    The what if factor....

    http://youtu.be/PqZmJ7RGAP4

    I got married to this song in Chatham registry office, my wife has no idea it was The Ramones. :D


    Great choice. 8)

    Mind you does the missus know you didnt put it in your list above :oops:
    Death or Glory- Just another Story
  • mattshrops wrote:
    mattshrops wrote:
    puts me straight back in time-as all love songs should.

    The what if factor....

    http://youtu.be/PqZmJ7RGAP4

    I got married to this song in Chatham registry office, my wife has no idea it was The Ramones. :D


    Great choice. 8)

    Mind you does the missus know you didnt put it in your list above :oops:

    She knows nothing. :D
    I don't mean to brag, I don't mean to boast, but I'm intercontinental when I eat French toast...
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