Jason Wiese | Lindenlink Reporter
In today’s culture, sex sells. The media uses the sexual nature of the human being to subliminally, but most often blatantly, seduce society into buying into a certain product, service, or just to get someone to like them. In the dating world, that is obvious.
America’s youth likes to use the media to attract attention and share experiences with one another, most often (excluding social media websites) with music. However, that is where the problem comes from.
Can you remember what song was playing when you and your significant other first kissed? Was it a song about pick-up trucks and red Solo cups? Was it a song that describes the following subjects: money, drugs, the female anatomy, shoes, etc.? Was it a song that inspired the latest South Korean dance craze? Or was it a about a quest by ship to a mystical mountain where angels arrive by starship to protest war?
I any of these apply, you have been romancing to the wrong music. Popular music lacks enough songs about true love. Most of the “love” songs are about break-ups, parties, and, of course, sex. Those are not love songs. I miss the days when you could turn on the radio, turn to your beloved, and sing along to the lyrics because they fittingly expressed how you really feel about each other instead of signing about a great party. To truly romance someone with music, one must find a song to truly romance to with lyrics that mean something down to their very core. Being a fan of various genres of music, and a bit of a romantic myself, I may be able to help you find the perfect playlist:
For Rock n’ Roll Couples:
- “All Day and All of the Night” The Kinks – Perfect for couples who are inseperable.
- “Thank You” Led Zeppelin – Robert Plant makes a strong plea of love to his wife.
- “Don’t Fear the Reaper” Blue Oyster Cult – Also perfect for Halloween parties, this classic celebrates a love worth dying for.
- “Angel” Aerosmith – A rocker about a match made in Heaven.
- “Sweet Child O’ Mine” Guns N’ Roses – A list of reasons why Axl Rose loves his girlfriend.
For Oldies Loving Couples:
- “At Last” Etta James – After years of waiting, Etta’s love “has come along.”
- “My Girl” The Temptations – How does this man have sunshine on a cloudy day? Because of his girl.
- “God Only Knows” The Beach Boys – For couples who cannot imagine being with anyone else.
- “Happy Together” The Turtles – The foundation of a good relationship: happiness.
- “Gimme’ Some Lovin’” The Spencer Davis Group – A love that has survived the trials and tribulations of society, and the celebration of it.
For Pop Couples:
- “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic” The Police – To be in love with both a person’s strengths and flaws defines a harmonious relationship.
- “I Knew I Loved You” Savage Garden – About finding The One just like you would have imagined it.
- “This I Promise You” N*SYNC – About dedicating your life to protecting and making your lover happy.
- “Sunday Morning” Maroon 5 – Describes how your lover can be the light in the darkness that occasionally surrounds us in life.
- “Just the Way You Are” Bruno Mars – Everyone wants to be loved like that. Everyone.
For Country Couples:
- “Forever and Ever, Amen” Randy Travis – A lasting promise to be faithful.
- “This Kiss” Faith Hill – The moment you realize what your lover means to you.
- “Amazed” Lonestar – A man who is “amazed” by the simplest things about his woman.
- “Bless the Broken Road” Rascal Flatts – Finding love out of misfortune.
- “Wanted” Hunter Hays – The way a person should make their lover feel.
For Party Couples:
- “Every Time We Touch” Cascada – You do not even need to be in love to want to dance to this, but it is better to dance to it with someone you love.
- “Crazy in Love” Beyonce Feat. Jay-Z – The most powerful couple in music rap their love to each other. Great for weddings.
- “OMG”or “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love” Usher Feat. will.i.am (on “OMG”) – Usher, with the help of a DJ, found someone that makes him want to scream acronyms.
- “Cinema” Skrillex – Also good for couples who love movies, this dubstep remix is about the inner and outer beauty of a lover.
For “Hipster” Couples (you know who you are):
- “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” The Proclaimers – I do not recommend walking 1,000 miles, but if you are doing it for the one you love, go for it!
- “Wonderwall” Oasis – About the person who will save you from your own morose.
- “Where Are You Going?” Dave Matthews Band – About following your significant other wherever they may go.
- “Everlasting Light” The Black Keys – It is hard to tell if it is really Dan Auerbach or a woman singing, but this is a non-gender specific ballad about true love anyway, and a great rhythmic rocker.
- “Ho Hey” The Lumineers – A folk song that perfectly describes true love simply and to the point. Perfect for group sing-alongs at bars, especially with your boyfriend or girlfriend.