Sidonie Gabrielle once said, “Music is love in search of a word.” Of course, she was French and they relate almost everything to love, but in this situation, I couldn’t agree with her more. One thing that I have noticed is that a lot of today’s youth relates their relationship to some Classic Rock band’s ballad (with or without knowing the meaning of the song itself!). Below are a few of the songs that I really think bring music and love close(r).
Something – The Beatles
Rated #1 on the 100 greatest love songs list, this song CLEARLY is George Harrison’s greatest works. Written for his wife at the time, Pattie Boyd, the song gives meaning to the world love, which as you may know, is really misjudged nowadays.
Maybe I’m amazed – Paul McCartney
When The Beatles broke up, Paul McCartney was having a really hard time dealing with it. And he wrote this song in memory of his wife (Well, first wife!) who helped him get through the bad time.
Layla – Eric Clapton
Ok fine, so he wrote this for Pattie Boyd (George Harrison’s wife) because his love towards her was only one sided, well, till she left Harrison and married him. Ok this doesn’t seem to make sense anymore. It’s just an amazing love song!
Romeo And Juliet – Dire Straits
Mark Knopfler’s voice, coupled with amazing guitars, drums, bass, and keys makes this one of the most romantic songs I have heard. The song hints that it’s a conversation between two lovers, and how the “Juliet” in the song, leaves her Romeo when she gets fame and moves away. Also, usage of Shakespeare’s title gives the song the added allusion that it needs.
Well, that should do it with the international bands. Moving on to the popular Indian Bands, there are a few that I know worth mentioning! For starters, Junkyard Groove’s “Let You Go” is an epic rendition of the word ‘love’. The song is brilliantly constructed and for those of you doing long distance, or something like it, this song is for you. Apart from that, there are a few bands that have actually attempted love songs (Considering how everyone’s going into metal nowadays. Blegh). Another song that I happened to stumble upon was Off The Record’s “Burning Sun”.
To every person in a relationship out there, I can safely tell you that music can only bring you and your partner closer. If you actually do love your partner, there’s nothing better that you can gift him/her. For a change, don’t think about fancy dates, or expensive gifts. Get your iPod out, take him/her for a walk, wear an earplug each, and listen to the songs I’ve mentioned above. Tell them what you think of the song from your perspective with respect to him/her. It’s not going to cost you a thing, but it’ll be the most romantic evening you’ve ever spent.
I’ll leave you with this thought for now. But I’ll be back soon with more music info and the likes.
Happy Valentine’s Day, folks!