Thursday, April 14, 2016

L IS FOR LOVE

For each letter of the A to Z, I'm going to give you a KEYWORD. You post in the comments a song with that word in the title. I will give you one to start (along with a video). If you like, you can go to YouTube and embed your video in the comments, so that readers can also listen to your song. No repeats and only post one song so that everyone can participate. If you're just brimming with songs, come back in a few days and lay it on me! If you want to see who else is participating in the A to Z click here.

I really thought there would be better audience participation for yesterday's word: Kiss. Not sure if it was a hard word or you guys are simply plum wore out from A to Zing. In any case, here are the songs you thought of with Kiss in the title:

Alex J. Cavanaugh: Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me by U2
Rosey (they Robyn): Kiss on my List by Hall and Oates
Holli: Kiss Them For More by Souixsie and the Banshees
Jeffrey: This Kiss by Faith Hill
Mary: Kiss You All Over by Exile
ABFTS: Kiss Me Where It Smells by Bloodhound Gang
Andrea (they Marcy): Kiss by Prince
Michele: The Last Kiss by J. Frank Wilson
Stephen T. McCarthy: The World's A Mess; It's In My Kiss by X
D.G. Hudson: Maria (Shut Up and Kiss Me) by Willie Nelson
LC: Then He Kissed Me by The Crystals
Birgit: Kiss by Marilyn Monroe
Ericka: Kiss Me Deadly by Lita Ford
Robin (yes, me again): And Then You Kissed Me II by The Cardigans (the first was the "feature")
and Kiss This by Aaron Tippin and Shut Up And Kiss Me by Mary Chapin Carpenter
If you can think of more songs from previous letters and WANT to post them now, feel free to go back and add them:)

It's a new day and a new letter!

What is the KEYWORD?


You can use variations. In this case, loves, loved, loving, lovely. Since I think there are TONS AND TONS AND TONS of these songs, I give you permission to post THREE right off the bat. Go!

I present to you....Love Letter by Bonnie Raitt.




If that didn't make your nerve ends tingle, maybe this will do the trick! I present to you Making Love Out of Nothing At All by Air Supply.



You can comment with a song or embed by copy/pasting the code in the search bar. Thanks for playing along!


Special thanks to Arlee Bird and the A to Z team who make this possible!

Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out
Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh
J
eremy Hawkins @ Hollywood Nuts
Damyanti Biswas @ Daily Write
Heather M. Gardner @ The Waiting is the Hardest Part
Author AJ Lauer
P
am Brown Margolis @ An Unconventional Librarian
Zalka Csenge Virág @ The Multicolored Diary
Joy Campbell @ The Character Depot
John Holton @The Sound of One Hand Typing

65 comments:

  1. GIRL WONDER, I "LOVE" today's keyword of "LOVE".

    And how can you not love a love song by a guy insisting that he's "NOT IN LOVE"?

    I give you...

    "I'M NOT IN LOVE" by 10cc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln86-fteBOc

    And now, what we ALL KNOW is the "REAL TRUTH" about love...

    "LOVE STINKS" by The J. Geils Band

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDTGmFAPhrs

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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    1. Stephen, you beat me to it! :) I love the 10cc song!

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    2. I added my own 10cc song! LOL

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    3. I didn't think I knew that 10cc song until it started to play. And then, I did. Two excellent anti-love choices.

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  2. Feel Like Making Love by Bad Company:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEuKkcX1uKA

    and

    My Love by Paul McCartney & Wings

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx5QxoWCG-I

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    1. Feel Like Making Love is one GROOVIN' song. I don't think I'd heard this Paul McCartney song before (although so many of his songs sound similar to me). But, I liked it:)

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  3. Carole King - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
    https://youtu.be/m8KlYc0xG80

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  4. Higher Love -Steve Winwood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwuHtbcvTh8

    Tina Turner - What's Love Got to do With It https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGpFcHTxjZs

    Bye Bye Love - The Cars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR6GDGoiO8Y

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    1. Look at you pulling out the stops. I said three. I got three.

      I knew them all but The Cars song. People all talk about Tina Turner's legs. I'm surprised they never said more about her HAIR.

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  5. Three choices??? *insert evil laugh here*
    "A Groovy Kind of Love" by Phil Collins
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsC_SARyPzk

    "The Carpal Tunnel of Love" by Fall Out Boy (if you've never seen Happy Tree Friends this video will probably be disturbing...)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCV2h1uHx3o

    and
    "Love Story" by Taylor Swift
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xg3vE8Ie_E

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    1. Okay, I love Phil Collins (just about everything he does), so this was a groovy choice for me.

      Didn't love The Carpal Tunnel of Love. That was not influenced by the video, because I heeded your warning and didn't watch it.

      Taylor Swift. I like her. I know she gets a bad rap from many people, but I think she's really talented and will be around for a long time. This isn't my favorite song of hers, but I like it.

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  6. Love and Affection by Nelson
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1W6-ErrHls

    Love Song by Tesla
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2q_-xN2N54

    Love Bites by Def Leppard
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T1IVyXBGjM

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    1. I love Tesla!! They came to town where I lived awhile back and the tickets were already sold out when I found out they were coming. Big bummer!

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    2. Tesla rocks! Saw them live a few years ago and loved it. I wore out my cassette from college days. Lol

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    3. Girl, listening to your three choices made me feel like I was back in the 80s!

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  7. One of the few times Rush used that word - Need Some Love.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y9l3of5DS0

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    1. I'm learning my Rush songs thanks to you. I liked this one.

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  8. I love you because.... Johnny Cash
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN9WLE8MXF4

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    1. This is a sweet song. Thanks Holli.

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  9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrZHPOeOxQQ

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    1. I have many memories associated with this song. Some are good, some not so much. However, that is not the fault of the song. I think Bon Jovi is an artist who's gotten better with age.... like a fine wine.

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  10. I LOVE that 10cc song - I even remember when it came out! And Higher Love is also one of my faves. But the first song that came to mind was Donna Summer Love to Love You, even tho I don't like it anywhere near as much as the other two. Go figure.

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    1. It's funny the things we remember. We don't have to love a song to remember it. For sure!

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  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uij5s69iEjs

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    1. Not heard this before, but I liked it so much I watched it twice. Now I'm gonna add it to the playlist on my phone!

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  12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy4uzNDYFlE

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    1. My mind is playing tricks on me. I knew this song, but I was thinking Garth Brooks. Wrong. John Michael Montgomery. Amazing how alike they look in that still picture. I should've known it wasn't Garth. It's darn near impossible to find his music on YouTube.

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  13. Sorry I missed yesterday. It was a rough one! :P I did post a K song now.
    My "Love" selection:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0utAHY3xo4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3T_xeoGES8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykU8iSKkJR0

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    1. I didn't think I knew the first one until I started playing it. Check. Know it!

      The second one is a song I loved as teenager. Since I started singing karaoke, I like it less and less. Seems like every female who can't actually sing tries to give this one a whirl. Yikes.

      Not heard this Bee Gees tune before. The boys sure do look young on that album cover.

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  14. Can I cheat and add another one? This is a real "soundtrack of my life" song that I just stumbled across on Youtube: ♥

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB8EZ5Xa_QI&list=RDykU8iSKkJR0&index=26

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  15. The Things we do for love - 10cc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgptvsHHYK4

    Love is in the air - John Paul Young
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNC0kIzM1Fo

    Making Love Out of Nothing At All - Air Supply
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogoIxkPjRts

    Mary
    #AtoZChallenge L is for Loretta Lynn

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    1. Love the first one. Didn't know the second one. And I featured the third one in MY post (see above). You're forgiven for not actually reading my post since you've got a lot on your plate. I'm so glad I read YOUR post before this comment...

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    2. oh snap! for some reason I only saw your first song. I almost went with a different air supply song but at last second tossed this one in. I shoulda known better. Hopefully I will catch tomorrow's post before I leave town for the weekend. It's been a long day, for sure.

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  16. Well, since you're giving me 3 I'm not going to spoil it by giving you 3 crappy 90s songs. That's just plain punishment. I'll give you a break today. You KNOW there are tons of crappy songs with Love in the title. Nsync and Backstreet Boys have about 4 each right out the gate.

    So today you get my eccentric young hipster tastes.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFiDnErxU_A

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfttyNSCI-g

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKkOF3SBCX8

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    1. I can't believe you've been spamming yes, I said spamming) me with horrendous 90s song when you actually listen to enjoyable music. I would very much appreciate it if you'd continue in this vein and stop smacking me with awful 90s tunes. I revoke the challenge. You win. You've beaten me into compliance.

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    2. You don't know how happy I am to hear that.

      You know how YouTube likes to give you suggestions based on what you watch/listen to? Yeah, now that I've been doing half a month of terrible 90s songs my entire suggestion list is now "Do you want to hear Creed?" "Do you want to hear Smash Mouth?" I've only ended up sabotaging myself.

      So I'm switching up my challenge, and now I'm making it Indie music you've never heard of that I think you might like. And maybe, just maybe I can reclaim my YouTube suggestions in the name of good taste.

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  17. I'll just list 2:
    Mills Brothers - You always hurt the one you Love
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS9U75YC-jA

    Dream Lover by Bobby Darin!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVHAQX5sSaU

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    1. The Mills Brothers!!! I saw the house they grew up in, my grandpa walked me by it, it was his hometown. :) Love that group!!

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    2. I can always count on you for a ride in The Way Back Machine. Thanks!

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  18. Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQ7uXX9K7Sk

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  19. I'm going to pick my most favorite song with LOVE in the title - Lilian Axe's Show a Little Love. This video came out on Headbanger's Ball when my husband and I were first dating, so the song holds a special place in my heart.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzLLdUoQ7Qk

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    1. So glad I hit you in your happy place:)

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  20. Stephen T. stole my first choice (Geils), but I snoozed and I loozed.

    How about three from Mr. RUndgren?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjMKz0wCGmw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNN96qYE9kg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA_uEwvw5PY

    Larry

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    1. I love 'Love Is The Answer'.
      What a great "Gospel" tune!

      ~ D-FensDogG

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    2. I knew I could count on you for this one! However, that means you and Robin have already eliminated my top 2!

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  21. I'm sooo happy no one has posted this one—especially since I'm so late :D
    https://youtu.be/h3Yrhv33Zb8

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    1. It's a bit long, but the first thing I thought of when I saw you posted this one was the TV show Grey's Anatomy. They used the elevator so well it could be an "art form." This video is rather long, but it's only the tip of the love in an elevator moments.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHyZV2fb1UM

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  22. Well, since you and Larry took my top ones, here's one outta left field...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG1GiOTC75M

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    1. Well, that's what happens when you don't arrive here at the buttcrack of dawn. ;)

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  23. OK, I'll post a third one, because it just so happens that earlier today I purchased the album this song comes from ('HAIR OF THE DOG') and because the song is in keeping with the theme I've established here.

    'LOVE HURTS' by Nazareth

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pHNkOQCIzk

    ~ Stephen

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  24. Your words are getting very sappy, I must say. :P

    Not one of my favs by this band, but the band is freaking amazing so:
    "Talk About Love" by The Curst Sons
    https://youtu.be/JOsJGTYi_O4

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    1. I think the sappy is over for a while now that we've knocked this one out.

      I dare say you have an interesting record collection. I'm not sure I've been familiar with a single artist you've posted. Not saying that is a bad thing as I like to have my musical vocabulary expanded...

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    2. I cannot function without music and everything on the radio is rubbish, so I have searched far and wide for decent music. Spotify helps. :)

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  25. Strange Love by Depeche Mode.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIrm0dHbCDU

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    1. A while back a fellow blogger turned me onto this family (in South America?) who make covers of Depeche Mode songs. I think the videos are very clever with their use of every day items to recreate the sounds. The kids get more involved in each song as they get older (which is also fun to watch). I'm not sure that this is my favorite cover of theirs, but it's the song you chose, so...
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk2ZrS0ZS6g

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  26. Okay, hopefully this one makes up for my faux paus.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQWWmcbrBiw

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    1. Who doesn't like some tainted love???

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  27. I used to love that song by the Nelson Brothers. I think my favorite song with "Love" in the title is What's Love got to do with it" by Tina Turner, as mentioned above!

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    1. It's just great to have you back in the blogosphere, my friend!

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