It’s been kind of a heavy week here, on Mommy Wants Cocaine Vodka, and I was going to peck out the story of how The Daver and I met, but I think that’s better suited to a day when I don’t have to be up and down and around and out like a chimp on meth. (notice I said CHIMP, not CHUMP)

No, I think today is a day for fluff. So I am going to bring out an old favorite: Love Songs That Make Me…A Little Gushy.

Dave Matthews Band, “Crush”

Now, I’ve always mocked DMB, not because they didn’t have talent, because they do, but because it was always the favorite choice of rich hippie frat boys who wore pukka shell necklaces and deliberately distressed Abercrombie and Fitch shorts. And they’d always call their band “Dave” as in “have you seen the new DAVE album?”

See, now, that sense of imposed familiarity has always annoyed Your Aunt Becky*, but undeniably the song “Crush” is one of the best love songs ever written. Somehow, the guy who looks like a middle-school teacher that routinely got all sorts of panties thrown at him, somehow he captured that feeling of falling in love.

“It’s crazy, I’m thinking, just knowing that the world is round.

And here, I’m dancing on the ground.

Am I right side up or upside down, and is this real, or am I dreaming?”

I’m deeply resentful of the fact that not only do I love, love, love this song, I would probably marry it. I exact my revenge upon him by imagining him as the retarded savant he played on House, MD.

I’m sure he’s weeping into his millions of dollars and teenage panty pile.

Ray Charles & Van Morrison “Crazy Love”

Several weeks before my wedding, I begged Dave to change Our Song from Louis Armstrong’s “Wonderful World” to this song, which combined two of my favorite voices. Van Morrison has one of those voices that seems to coat me in honey and make me warm and fuzzy inside, no matter how shitty a mood I’m in.

(this is also how Johnny Cash makes me feel)

If you like him I beg, no, I INSIST that you go to iTunes and download his version of “Comfortably Numb” with Roger Waters. It’s.breathtaking. No, I mean, it, like you’ll be unable to breathe, it’s so good.

When he sings, “And the Heavens open every time she smiles,” in “Crazy Love” it never feels to give me pee shivers and goosebumps. In a GOOD way, not like an “I’m scared for my life of this clown with an Uzi in front of me.”

Elton John, “The Way You Look Tonight.”

Now, he’s made his career out of singing sappy love songs, and his catalog either makes me swoon or roll my eyes depending on which one I’m listening to (“butterflies are free to fly, FLY AWAY, HIGH AWAY?” BLECH). But this one, this one makes me just melty inside.

(unrelatedly, I think “The Bitch Is Back” is exquisite)

BONUS!!

The one you can mock me mercilessly for, because the song is seriously Full of The Lame and The Corny:

Bon Jovi’s “Always.”

This song came out when I was dating my first boyfriend, back sometime around 1994, and I was entranced.

This was uncharacteristically bad taste for me, whose first albums purchased from Columbia Record Company (buy 4, get like 13 free) included, The Red Hot Chili Peppers album Blood Sugar Sex Magik (arguably their best album, um, EVER), Pearl Jam’s Ten and Sex Pistols Anarchy in the UK.

All albums I still listen to.

But there it was, cheesy ass-rock from a guy who spent more time in front of the mirror than a 14 year old girl, and I loved it. I STILL love it, although not because it’s the kind of song that gets a girl in the mood or anything, but because it’s just…awesomely bad.

SUPER BONUS OVERACHIEVER SONG!!

Rod Stewart’s “You’re In My Heart.”

Okay, I know, I KNOW, you’re snickering, I can hear it, people. I have bionic hearing and I can hear your snorts from even here. Rod Stewart is The King of Cheese, I know, and his songs mostly suck, and he’s like eleventy-niner hundred years old.

I DON’T CARE.

You’re In My Heart” is one of the awesomest love songs ever written. And when I told Daver as much, I swear he looked around for my Depends and my Geritol and then insisted upon seeing my driver’s license. Perhaps he was making sure my AARP card wasn’t expired or something.

It wasn’t.

—————-

Your turn. What love songs make you swoon and get mushy inside? The more shameful, the better.

OH! And I’m going to try and respond to you in the comments, because I’m not awesome about emailing everyone as they comment. So yeah, I’ll be IN THE COMMENTS. STALKING YOU.

*get it!?!

Comments = full of the awesome. Like gravy. I can haz an RSS RSS feed .

184 Responses to Daddy’s Little Girl Loves Disco

  • Badass Geek says:

    I think I’ll beg out of this one. I value my pride too much.

  • Lucy Cooper says:

    I am stalking YOU, Aunt Becky. Just loitering around the Interweb, waiting for a new post on MWV. And here it is!
    OK, since you fessed up to Dave, I’m gonna have to say I love Crash. “I watch you there, though the window and I stare, as you wear nothing, but you wear it so well.” Good CHEESE o my cheesiness!. And I am cheesy putty in any man’s hands upon hearing that.
    Also, Nightswimming by REM. And I think REM is college douche music, too, but what a gorgeous song.
    Finally, This Year’s Love- David Gray. Mister and I survived a real rough patch last year. Big Time. One day I was driving along by myself and really stopped to listen to this song and I ugly-chin cried right there on Interstate 540. It still makes me emotional to hear it even now.
    Happy weekend Aunt Becky.

  • V says:

    The only song on my “Love” playlist right now, which is OBViously a work in progress, is “Lucky” by Jason Mraz.

    I LOVE “Crush” too, though, because it was given to me by an Ex, and it really is a great love song.

    I know there are songs that bring me to tears, but I think I haven’t listened to any in a while, because I can’t remember them.

  • Cheri-Beri says:

    “You’ll Be In My Heart” by Phil Collins.

    You’re not the only one who sucks, Aunt Becky. Just admitting this publicly made me think about 7 notches less of myself.

  • Your Aunt Becky
    Twitter: mommywantsvodka
    says:

    OOOH! PM, I love “The Way You Look Tonight.” And most of Clapton’s songbook. But who doesn’t?

  • Kristi Stevens says:

    Seven Spanish Angels by Ray Charles and Willie Nelson – this song has a special place in my heart – my uncle who died in March used to sing it to my aunt all the time :-(

    She’s Lost That Loving Feeling by the Righteous Brothers, I know, what can I say?

    Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton, who doesn’t want a man to feel this way about her at least once?

    Remember When by Alan Jackson – makes me cry everytime

  • Anjali says:

    You’re Still the One by Shania Twain. And I don’t even like country.

  • moonspun says:

    Ok, well I was 14 and dating in 1981, so liking Rod Stewart wasn’t so bad and hey….that’s a great song.
    Therefore, my time frame revealed, I’ll always have a soft spot for Air Supply and “Making Love out of Nothing at All.” but I do NOT have it on my laptop. Somethings you can’t go back to…
    My all time favorite cheesy lovesong is probably “Annie’s Song” By John Denver. L.O.V.E it!
    My hubby and I danced to “God Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts at our wedding. Very appropriate for a second marriage!

  • Sara says:

    Here goes…

    (Everything I Do) I Do it For You by Bryan Adams.

    The movie Robin Hood Prince of Thieves came out when I was 10, just as I was starting the transition from kid to angsty teenager, and I thought the movie and the song were both the best ever made. I listened that one song on repeat on my walkman on the bus to school every day, and although hearing the song now makes me roll my eyes, inside I’m re-living my first crush and the feeling of that powerful swirl of hormones that mother nature dumps on you right around then.

    • Your Aunt Becky
      Twitter: mommywantsvodka
      says:

      OHMYGOD SARA, ME TOO! I fucking LOVE that song! HOLY SHIT. It’s SO STUPID and I adore it. Also? “Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?” Amazing.

      Amanda, bwahahahahaha! I love you.

      Moonspun, Annie’s Song is awesome. I don’t know the Rascal Flatts song, but I’ll have to check it out.

  • Sarah says:

    Oh dear.

    Well. I freaking LOVE Always, too. So much so that I totally had my kids singing it when they were 2 & 3. And got part of that on video, before they realized what was going on – even at that age, they knew they couldn’t allow that nonsense – and ran screaming. But they were freaking adorable. So much so that my damn near Jersey born man got sick of hearing it, and HE’s the BJ fan, if you will, in this family, so it’s kind of his fault. But I did like it pre-him.

    As an added bonus, Bed of Roses ALSO gets me all adither. But in a weird creepy melancholy way, because it reminds me of graduating from boot camp. Not too creepy in and of itself, except that the whole nasty mess of that compound of sad people in Waco, TX was burning to the ground the wknd I graduated from boot camp, and so it’s all tied up with driving around Orlando with my parents, going to Sea World, hearing that song on the radio a million times, hearing about those people dying on the radio a million times, being FREEEEEEE after taking the scenic 4 month tour of boot camp, and the smell of the ocean after we broke my rules and drove to the coast. Because obviously.

    Love Will Keep Us Together. Think of me, babe, whenever. My mother must of have alternated that with non-stop John Denver – filling up my young senses – and Anne Murray, because even though we ain’t got money, I am STILL so in love with you, honey, since before I can freaking remember ANYthing else, I have known the words to those songs. Which… when I was and am neck deep in Metallica, can really throw me off, since hearing any of those songs is the auditory equivalent of wrapping up in a fuzzy blanket with a cup of cocoa in front of a fire while the cold winds blow, and completely shuts down any headbanging sensiblities I may be trying to indulge in. I assume this was part of her pre-empitive master-planned strike against the rebellion she knew would come sooner or later.

    Since then… ANYTHING from Moulin Rouge, almost anything from Elton’s first “greatest hits” album, and that blasted Edwin McCain? Is that his name? I Could Not Ask For More… yeah. That”s totally our song, the man and I… I get all squishy just thinking about it. And.. while I’m admitting to things, I do like country, and Amazed by those one guys. SQUISHY!!

    Took this way too seriously, didn’t I?

  • Sara says:

    Ha! Also one of my faves :-) Although whenever I hear the last line of the chorus, I can’t help but think that man was in desperate need of a thesaurus.

    “Tell me have you ever REALLY, really really ever loved a woman?”

  • SciFi Dad says:

    Black – Pearl Jam

  • Allie says:

    Ok, but only because you confessed first. When I was younger (pre marriage bliss) I would stop everything for Cher’s Turn Back Time, and still on occassion if no one else is in the car, will sing to it with the volume all the way up.

  • big huge SIGH.
    I love all of these songs. We should have gotten together at BlogHer, kicked back in a corner and swayed. LOL

  • Jennifer says:

    “A Whole New World”. Yes, from Aladdin. It goes back to the skating ring and teenage angst and all that. But it still gets me.

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  • i love, love, love “Crush” (and most of “Dave,” I confess) but prefer Eric Clapton’s version of “The Way You Look Tonight.

    I also love “Lady in Red” – I have such sweet memories of my parents dancing to that song. My mom had a red dress she always wore to weddings, and my dad always requested that song.

  • Shannon says:

    I am not ready to share such intimate infatuations of music loveliness.

    I don’t know what that means, all I know is that I probably only slept for about 47 minutes last night and the 4 cups of coffee that I’ve had this morning are only allowing me to sit upright and not pee myself.

    My four year old daughter’s favorite musician is Elton John. She has constantly been singing, “Don’t go breaking my heart…” Seriously, that’s it. Just that, “Don’t go breaking my heart.” OVER AND OVER AND OVER!!

  • Allyn says:

    I’m also a huge fan of Ten, Blood Sugar Sex Magik and any Sex Pistols. hooray! One of my favorite songs is “Black” by Pearl Jam, and I admit my wedding song was chosen when I was about 10 years old – “Never Tear Us Apart” by INXS.

  • amy d says:

    Ha, Ha…I did get it! That was clever, “imposed familiarity ”

    I totally pany drop for anything Dave Matthews. It’s not just crush that gets me…he seems like the most romantic guy on Earth! He captures EVERY love song so perfectly. He’s probably a total jerk in real life, huh?

    I hate when people leave youtube links, but you MUST, MUST, MUST check out DMB’s “Angel” (if you’re not already familiar) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei3tyzbS0aw

    By far the best Dave song ever!

    I also think NIN’s Hurt is the most brilliant song of all time. Not a romantical selection, but Jonhnny Cash’s remake always sends shivers down my spine. Your thoughts?

    • Your Aunt Becky
      Twitter: mommywantsvodka
      says:

      Amy, I literally CANNOT listen to Johnny Cash’s version of “Hurt.” It’s THAT powerful that I seriously cannot listen to it. But his cover of “Redemption Song” is fucking incredible. It’s un-freaking real.

  • Kelly says:

    I’ve never heard “Crush” before, I’m listening to it right now on YouTube. Looooooove it. Now I’ll be in a DMB mood for the rest of the day.

    Robin Thicke writes my favorite love songs. They all make me mushy/ want to get it on.

  • Ashley says:

    Always by Bon Jovi – because it’s our song, Aunt Becky. It is. I don’t care what you say.

    Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve – it was the best song in Cruel Intentions.

    Beth by KISS – it’s Hubby and I’s song. Awesome, no?

    Come What May from Moulin Rouge – I know it’s a cover, but I walked down the aisle to this song. :) It fits Hubby and I very well.

    Lovegame by Lady GaGa – who doesn’t love a song that wants to take a ride on your disco stick? Cause I know you wanna ride mine. ;)

    • Your Aunt Becky
      Twitter: mommywantsvodka
      says:

      Ashley, you know it’s our song. You can tell everybody, this is our song (GET THE AWESOME ELTON JOHN REFERENCE?)(God, I rule).

      Anjali, I heard somewhere that that song “You’re Still The One” was like some huge recordbreaker. I had NO idea.

      Kelly, You’re welcome. It’s a lovely song, isn’t it? Captures falling in love in words.

      Kristi, I can’t listen to “She’s Lost That Loving Feeling” without thinking of Top Gun. A couple of my friends used to serenade me with that song as a joke. They did a very off-key duet. It was hilarious.

  • Erica says:

    I love Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight” I know, it’s cheesy and they play it at every wedding dance ever, but I can’t help it.

  • Jennifer says:

    Okay, my hubby and mine’s song was/is Keeper of the Stars by Tracy Byrd.

    I also ADORE You’re Still the One by Shania.

    When I was in the 6th grade my “boyfriend” and I had a Huey Lewis song as our song. I can’t even remember what it was now.

    And I love You’ll be in my Heart by Phil Collins, but it’s mine and DS’s song. He was born right around the time the movie came out. DD#1’s song is Baby Mine from Dumbo. DD#2 and #3 got ripped off. They got Man in the Moon by Harry Connick, Jr. which is also a song my H would sing to me while we were dating.

    That and Frank Sinatra. H sang a lot of both of those guys at me when we were dating. They still make me melt. Recipe for Making Love, etc.

  • Some Random Drunk says:

    I always, ALWAYS cry when I hear ‘The Dance’ by Garth Brooks. My mom had cancer when I was in high school and one day when she was really sick she asked me to play this song at her funeral. Mom’s in remission now(!!) but I still sob whenever I hear the song.

  • Anything by Counting Crows. But specifically “Anna Begins” and “A Long December”.

  • lynn says:

    I love Third Day’s Love Song and Reliant K’s The best thing are two of my favorites…

  • Lo says:

    The song that makes me cry every time, pathetic I know, is Fairytale of New York, originally by the Pogues I think but there’s an excellent cover by Dustin Kensrue. Have a listen, it’s a pretty crappy love song but weird and inspiring and depressing all at the same time. Also if you love you some Ray Charles and Van Morrison, try Otis Redding, Dreams to Remember and These Arms of Mine always leave me with goosebumps.

  • When pressed for these type of answers, I always think, I am just a cold and heartless bitch and nothing makes me sentimental. So, I write that and press (Submit) and as i walk away from my computer, a flood of “what about this and that . . ” dialogue goes off in my head.

    The truth of the matter is that I am a human tower of jello and very much ruled by my emotions. If the moon is in the correct position ANYTHING can make me cry. So, on a bad day, a kotex commercial can make pour buckets of tears on other days, nothing. Hell,sometimes I cry when my son’s band plays Enter Sandman (if they play it well, that is). I guess I am not stable enough to have a favorite anything.

    • Your Aunt Becky
      Twitter: mommywantsvodka
      says:

      DG, “Enter Sandman” is a ROCKING song. I have had “The Unforgiven” in my head for close to a week. Maybe I will finally listen to it today.

      Lo, I’ll check out Otis Redding, I LOVE his voice, and I bet I’d love more of his music.

      Lynn, I’m going to have to check out YouTube for those. Never heard ‘em.

      C, “A Long December” makes me just SAD. SAD, SAD, SAD. SAD. With a side of depressing. I guess that means it’s a good song, right?

  • Dot says:

    “Someone to Watch Over Me” and “Lady in Red.” Go ahead, take yer best shot. ;-)

  • Amanda says:

    Okay this admission is so embarrassing that I really must close my eyes as I type it….

    I like….

    I like…

    Okay I’ll just say for God’s sake. I like no, I LOVE It’s The Climb by Miley Cryus. So much that I downloaded it onto my iPod.

    And, even worse, I’ve been known to tear up at the song.
    What’s the absolutely worst however is the fact that my teens hate it.

    Hanging my head in shame…

  • Kristin says:

    Eric Clapton’s Wonderful Tonight
    Tracy Byrd’s Keeper of the Stars (our song)

    and, thank God moonspun said it first because I use to listen to Air Supply all the time

  • Hi. New commenter although I have been reading your blog for quite a few months…

    Anyways I have to say probably my all time fav love song is Journey- After All These Years. First time I heard this song it reminded me of my parents and how I want Hubs to play this song for me when we are old and gray.

    Another would have to be Flyleaf-Wanna Be There For You. Its pretty much just an awsome song by one of my fav bands.

  • The Boss says:

    Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer”. Anytime I hear (or apparently even think of the song) I tear up. The scene in “Almost Famous” when they are all on the tour bus singing the song gets me every time.

    Sawyer Brown’s “The Walk”. Oh my god, you have to find this song if you haven’t heard it before. My dad used to listen to this band when i was growing up and this song still makes me BALL my eyes out.

  • Erin says:

    I think you are my music twin with your Dave Matthews and Van Morrison (which by the way – Crazy Love was our wedding song) but I’ll have to admit that I am a middle aged woman when it comes to this song – “Home” by Michael Buble. The fact that he’s an ‘easy listening’ station mainstay just makes me feel like I should be wearing mom jeans…

    And… to embarass myself even more I think I taped the Bryan Adams song off the radio and had it on one cassette OVER and OVER and OVER… Junior High awesomeness!

  • Here are the respectable ones:

    These ARms of Mine by Otis REdding
    (Night Time is) the right time by ray charles

    Here’s my shameful ones:
    I’ll be there for you by Bon Jovi
    Everytime by Brittany Spears (I know, that one is bad)!

  • Sam says:

    Ooooh I am going to admit I love the following, here goes. My name is Sam, and I like: Lady in Red, Ice Cream (Sarah McLaughlin sp???) whatever that Sade song was I danced to at my wedding (everyone and their mom did too – it’s THAT much of a wedding song), and then pretty much anything done in haunting Irish-sounding melody.

    Other than that, I’ll be listening to Disturbed with my 4 year old adding the weird vocal effects. Ahem.

  • daisybv2 says:

    Well Aunt Becky I really like Crush too!

    My husband and I danced to George Strait’s ” I Cross my Heart” My hubby sang me “Shameless” when he proposed by Garth Brooks so I think of him everytime I hear it. Some Random Drunk the dance also make me cry everytime I hear it and think it is the best Song Garth Ever did.

    I have always like Billy Joel “I love you just the way you are” I really like this not so popluar song Lullaby by the dixie chicks and shhh don’t tell anyone my Iraq vet hubby cause he would kill me. I always think of my mom when I hear “The wind beneth my wings” I danced with her at my wedding.

    Also I just wanted to say that Painted Maypole your story about the Lady in Red made me tear up that was adorable!

  • Barbara says:

    I would have to say anything Journey is a love song to me! They have a couple of new songs…on the Generations CD Better Life and Butterfly….and on the new CD….After All These Years. Hubby & I celebrated out 26th Anniversary yesterday and in the card that he gave me he attached the words to AATY. What a sweetie…..I’m a total sucker for cheese…..

  • Rory says:

    Sheriff’s “When I’m With You” was the first song DH and I danced to ever and the one at our wedding. It makes me mushy.

    Have you heard “You’re Gonna Miss This” by Trace Adkins? I can’t even think of the damn words without tearing up. Same goes for “Butterfly Kisses”. I can no longer listen to “Broken” by Seether and Amy Lee because it takes me back to a place in time I don’t want to visit again.

  • Barbara says:

    OK…..I will date myself eve more by saying our wedding songs were Evergreen and The Rose.

  • Another Amelia says:

    Hi Aunt Becky…longtime reader, first-time commenter coming out of the woodwork to say that my favorite love song of all time is…

    “Creep” by Radiohead. Especially if it’s the NSFRadio version.

    When I was 18, for one week straight someone left a white rose on my car at night, and played “Creep” on my answering every afternoon…but then as suddenly as it began, it stopped. I never figured out who it was, but it just seemed soooo roooomannnnntic at that time in my life(instead of, you know, say, stalker-ish and scary), and even at the really-should-know-better-age of 33 and 11.5/12, I still get swoony every time I hear that song…

  • LaurenL says:

    Dear My Aunt Becky (that’s right, I’m making you mine…don’t be creeped out. I’m bundles of fun) –

    I recently started reading your blog and I pretty much think you’re the best thing since sliced bread. No, the best thing since Chubby Hubby ice cream – that’s better than sliced bread.

    I thought we were going to be musical soulmates, but then you busted out Rod Freaking Stewart??? I have literally coined ‘Rod Stewart’ as a descriptor for things that give me the heebie-geebies – i.e. I don’t really like Gary Busey, he gives me a Rod Stewart kind of feeling.

    I love, and cry over, Let My Love Open the Door – Pete Townsend. I hope HE doesn’t give YOU a Rod Stewart feeling.

    • Your Aunt Becky
      Twitter: mommywantsvodka
      says:

      Lauren, I HATE Pete Townsend, except for “Let My Love Open The Door.” Which Daver ALSO mocks me for. But he listens to whiny emo annoying music, so what can HE say?

  • Elizabeth says:

    Trifecta of Cheesy Rock: Rod Steward, Bryan Adams, and Sting together, that’s right all in one song, “All for Love”. And to make it better, it is for Disney’s “The Three Musketeers.” I love, love, love that song.

    Also, I’m lame and don’t have a blog to send you to, otherwise, I’d totally give you my web address.

    • Your Aunt Becky
      Twitter: mommywantsvodka
      says:

      Elizabeth, “All For Love” is awesome. And I think, based on everything else I’ve been reminded of, that I need to buy a Bryan Adams album. Covertly, ninja-like, so that The Daver doesn’t disown me.

  • Swirl Girl says:

    How about Van’s “into the mystic” – that synthesized fog horn (“and when that fog horn whistle blows”) sends me into a zither.

    I also love me some “Let’s Stay Together” but only the Al Greene version, not the Tina Turner version.

  • Melissa says:

    you’ve probably never heard this one (she’s Canadian and FABULOUS to listen to live…) but Angie Nussey’s “Broken” makes me cry like a baby every time I hear it. Also… “Warm Hands”
    http://www.angienussey.com/Little_Tragedies.html
    http://www.angienussey.com/Warm_Hands.html

    (and Sachamo’s Wonderful Life was our wedding song too!!)

  • Kelly says:

    Long before the President and his wife danced all night to it, I loved, loved, loved At Last by Etta James.

  • Ray Charles’ “Rain or Shine,” Lyle Lovett’s “Nobody Knows Me,” Coldplay’s “Til Kingdom Come,” Sia’s “Not a Moment Too Soon,” Josh Turner’s “Your Man,” and pretty much any love song that George Strait sings. I could go on and on with this, you know me, love to love to love.

    Dude, I totally have that version of “Crazy Love” on my mp3 player, and “Always” got lots of play on my cd player my freshman year of high school.

  • a says:

    As I am as unsentimental as it gets when it comes to my husband, I don’t have any ‘love’ songs. And I hate DMB so much that even when I hear a song that I kinda like and find out it’s theirs, I stop liking the song (it’s a leftover teenage anti-establishment reaction – I have a similar feeling with Coldplay).

    However, the song that gets me every time is 100 years by Five For Fighting.

    I also love Midnight by Yaz.

    And, of course, since I am old, one of my all time favorites from high school is How Soon Is Now? by The Smiths.

  • a says:

    I do like the Van Morrison though…

  • Jenn says:

    I never get all mushy inside. ;)

  • ErinMichele says:

    Extreme II – More than Words *swoon*

    Also, a strategicially played “Dream On” always makes me feel all badassy and ready to conquer the world with my ‘wrong side of the tracks’ boyfriend.

    Apparently I have something for HairMetal.

  • OH! Thought of another one – Otis Redding’s “That’s How Strong My Love Is.” You’ll love it!

  • MoranChick says:

    (I’m new here! I discovered your blog last week through Cake Wrecks, and am now an Official Aunt Becky Fan. I’m gonna try to post on a blog now! This is all very new and exciting.)

    My husband’s and my Official Song is Depeche Mode’s “Home”. He is the world’s biggest DM fan, and he got me hooked too (side note: we saw them live last month–my first concert ever! Yes, I’m 31, and yes, that’s sad–and they played our song! It was AWESOME). “Thank you, for bringing me here, for showing me home … finally I’ve found that I belong here.” Yeah, that’s him for me. This was our first dance at our wedding. The opening notes of the song always give me such a feeling of warm contentment and peace.

    I can’t even remember if it got played at our wedding, but another special one for us is “Close My Eyes Forever” by Lita Ford and Ozzy Osborne. Not exactly romantic, but we both love it, and both love that the other loves it, and since it’s another “our” song you could sort of consider it romantic. Sort of. In a macabre sort of way. Which actually fits us pretty well. It’s been one of my favorite since I was twelve or so, before I had any clue who Ozzy was, back when he was that weird scary kind of compelling guy with the cool voice in the video with Lita Ford. And then I forgot about it for fifteen years or so, and then my husband played it for me, and I was all, “OMG! I LOVE that song!”

    Third: “Under Your Spell”, from the Buffy musical episode. (We are total geeks.) This one makes me BAWL. My husband put it on the very first mix CD of love-and-friendship songs he made for me when we started dating, and I wasn’t expecting it, and as soon as it came on I just burst into tears. I can’t even listen to it now, because I KNOW I will cry–it just means that much to me. It was the second song we danced to, and, as I knew I would, I bawled like a baby in my husband’s arms, just so damn happy to be there with him, on the day that we were being joined together for the rest of our lives. (Okay, now THAT’S sappy.)

  • ErinMichele says:

    How about Jim Croce “I had to say I loved you in a song”
    I am a huge fan of too long song titles giving away the point of the song, but no matter what, they still make me weepy.

  • LeAnn says:

    I’ve always been a sucker for Lady (Styx). Went to a concert once and I think I swooned when they played that one. Don’t remember for sure… the fumes may have affected my brain. Yeah, that’s it. Anyway, I’ve introduced my 16-year-old son to Styx, and we sing along to their greatest hits as we’re driving down the road. Okay, don’t tell my son I told you about this cuz then we’d both be embarrassed. ;)

  • Ooooh I love Lady in Red.
    Eva Cassidy singing You Take My Breath Away, Fields of Gold but especially I Know You By Heart which makes me sob every time. Dare you not to cry:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISipJs6I1w4

  • ErinMichele says:

    Aunt Becky hates my song. I am forever shamed. At least you approved the comment, you little democracy you!

    I hope to be back in your good graces soon enough…I’ll bring the vodka.

  • Ms. Moon says:

    The song that always makes me cry is Somewhere Over The Rainbow as done by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole.
    There are many more, but this one immediately comes to my mind.

  • Anna says:

    I seriously can’t believe I’m admitting this.
    “I Try” by Macy Gray – gets me every time.

    And nope, I don’t feel better for getting it out there. In fact, I feel worse knowing that as soon as I hit Add Comment there will be a permanant record of my having stated that. Some day my son will mock me.

  • Chibi Jeebs says:

    Dude, I cry just *thinking* about sappy songs, so the list is far, far too huge and unmanageable to remember. That being said, I think I beat EVERYONE hands-down in the cheese factory…

    …”our” song? Far Away by (everyone gag now) Nickleback.

    Am I gonna be banninated from MWV forever now?

    P.S. LaurenL’s use of Rod Stewart damn near made me pee my pants.
    P.P.S. I have a soft spot for “Groovy Kind of Love” by Mr. Collins.

  • leanne says:

    “At Last” by Etta James — my husband and I chose this for our first dance.

    Though really… my favorite… “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel. Yes, from that one movie with John Cusack, with the boombox. There’s even a version of the song that’s like eleventy-niner minutes long (or at least eleven minutes long. Seriously.).

  • Suzy Voices says:

    OK, first of all I love it how you always add the “, M.D.” after House. It just cracks me up.

    Here’s my list:
    Elton John, “The One”
    Flight of the Conchords, “Sello Tape” (this one just makes me laugh)
    Hanson: “Love Song”
    Air Supply: “Making Love OUt of Nothing At All”

    Go ahead. Commence with the berating…

    • Your Aunt Becky
      Twitter: mommywantsvodka
      says:

      Suzy, bwahahahahahahahaha! Hanson! Bwahahahaha! I love you for admitting that.

      leanne, what movie was that in? I remember the scene, but I cannot think of the movie to save my life.

      “I Try” is a really cool song, Anna. It’s not like HANSON! Hahahaha!

      Suzy, you made my day better.

  • Catootes
    Twitter: Catootes
    says:

    Because You Loved Me, by…Celine Dion.

    I know. *hangs head, sighs.

  • Kat says:

    (I’m also a lurker/newcomer– we’re apparently coming out in droves today.)

    I honestly don’t think there’s any song that I won’t admit listening to with pride. I’ve never really been ashamed to blast the songs that I like on the stereo (I think this is from having my mother’s genes, though my brothers don’t seem to share the trait). I grew up listening to country music (from the 40s to the 80s) and 80s pop.

    My mother once told me that I embarrassed HER by singing Clarence Carter’s “Strokin'” in the grocery store when I was around 3. I still like that song and have no problems admitting it. Once I like a song, I like it. And that’s that.

    That said, I have no problems admitting that I still listen to (at full blast) and adore my Savage Garden, Smashmouth and Backstreet Boys c.d.s from my Jr. High years. Or that I will interchange them regularly with Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire c.d.s, the Grease and Footloose Soundtracks, etc. that my mother listened to when I was a kid, Donna Fargo, Roger Miller, and various things that my grandmother listened to, and the stuff that I listen to now, which ranges from bands The Fray, Motion City Soundtrack, Bowling For Soup, and Nickleback.

    The more stupid a song is or the more romantic, the more likely I am to enjoy it. This is possibly just because I listened to songs about banditos dying in the arms of Mexican maids (El Paso City by Marty Robbins) growing up.

    It is rather embarrassing to admit that there are several songs I will cry while listening to, though. And the list has gotten longer since my mother died a few years back and again since I’ve gotten pregnant.

    Oddly, most of them are country. I don’t find that “pop” songs move me as much.

    Reba McEntire’s “You’re Gonna Be” is one that really gets me lately. And a lot of her older songs like, “Bobby”, “The Greatest Man I Never Knew”, and “If I Had Only Known”.

    Like a lot of other people, the Rascal Flatts song “What Hurts the Most” kills me, but strangely only when I watch the music video while I listen to it. Their new song “Here Comes Goodbye” is the same way. (Possibly because the music videos change the songs from “break-up” to “someone just died” songs.)

    “Brick” by Ben Folds Five and “Hazard” by Richard Marx are a couple of others.

    A few that just make me mushy lately are Peter Gabriel’s “Book of Love” (I think it’s a cover) and Gavin Rossdale’s “Love Remains the Same”.

  • First of all, Rod Stewart is awesome… “Young Turks” is one of the greatest songs that EVER lived. Don’t be ripping on Rod (not you aunt becky, i can tell in yer heart you know he is king shit of fuck mountain)

    Most humiliating… “In your Eyes” Peter Gabriel…. shh… it is the only song that my step mom would listen to that i actually liked… but don’t tell her…seriously.

    The yeah yeah yeah’s “Maps” and also Ted Leo’s medely of Maps and since U been gone… mostly embarassing because every one i know hates it and I LOVE it.

    The Troggs “A girl like you” so good.

    I also can get pretty sentimental with some monster ballads like
    “The Next to be with you” by Mr. Big

    I’m pretty cheesy… much to the chagrin of my hip and obscure musician of a Mister….

  • leanne says:

    Say Anything… I couldn’t remember it either at first! Though about all I remember of that movie is the John Cusack boombox scene. I had a small crush on him back then.

  • kimberella says:

    I love, love, love “Everything” by Michael Buble.

  • Mwa says:

    Oh, do you have a day or three?
    “Hello” by Lionel Ritchie
    “I’m your man” by Leonard Cohen (not embarrassing at all, I know. And kind of sexy more than lovey)

    • Your Aunt Becky
      Twitter: mommywantsvodka
      says:

      ANYTHING by Leonard Cohen rules. And Dave and I are constantly singing “Hello” to each other. He LOVES it when I call him at work to sing “Hello” in the middle of his meetings.

  • Karen says:

    My favorite love songs all have to do with loss – UM, that probably explains a lot about me and current status as a single person.

    But I love “Oh, No” by the Commodores.

  • Jen Hurley says:

    I also love “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel. I’m a sucker for both Peter Gabriel and John Cusack – so that will always be dreamy for me.

    “I Never Thought You Would Come” by Loni Rose is what my husband and I would consider ‘our song’ – a bit cheesy, but so are we. We’re like a nice wheel of sharp cheddar.

    “Songbird” by Eva Cassidy is my absolute favorite. It makes me melt, gives me goosebumps and also makes me want to curl up in the fetal position and cry for days.

    Yeah, I might have some issues…

  • sharon says:

    i ♥ van morrison too…& covering pink floyd?! i’m so going 2 download that song now!

  • Mrs.Spit says:

    Bonnie Tyler, Total Eclipse of the Heart. Juice Newton, Angel of the Morning.

  • sharon says:

    oh, 4got 2 tell u my mushy songs…

    well, i had my mom sing “the rose” at our wedding…classic beauty

    but the 1 that makes my panties moist & makes me wanna throw my hubby on the bed & freak his freak? “cry to me” by solomon burke….oh. em. fucking. gee!!

  • Christa says:

    I could not agree with you more on your love of the DMB “Crush” song. It always frustrated me that “Crash into Me” was the hit off of that album instead of “Crush”. A really really really good song (but not a traditional love song) is Johnny Cash doing his version of the NIN song “Hurt”. Literally, it makes me cry.

  • Vinomom says:

    I loved the Aunt Becky* – I totally got it! I lol’d before I read the asterixed foot note.

    So yeah, I like Dave Matthews.

    One by U2 was a special song between me and my High School Love (and he’s dead now, so it’s still very special to me)

    Also Chris Isaak Wicked Games and that one song (Bad English? I’m too lazy to look it up) I Just Died in your Arms Tonight – Now thats embarassing.

    And Vonda Shepard’s Ally McBeal Album. No I’m not joking. I played that thing to death.

  • tangeria says:

    i saw that someone listed tiny dancer, which used to make me feel gushy until my husband started singing, “hold me closer, tony danza…” now i can’t hear it right at all. same with motley crue’s running with the devil, which i now get to hear as “running with john denver.”

  • Jennifer B says:

    Ok, no.. it must be true. I’ve always thought “crush” was DMB’s best song ever, but then I actually do like most of his stuff. He became popular after I left college, so I get to like him if I want, k?
    I agree with some other posts… I love the Moulin Rouge stuff. And “remember when” although very country, puts a lump in my throat every time. A bunch of Elton John can send me into a tizzy. I do have a new one to add to the list of above lovely tunes… “When we dance” by Sting. Oh, man. I can close my eyes and dream to that one.
    To take the cake though, my wedding song was picked by my husband, and it was better than any I had tossed around, though when he suggested it was the first time I’d ever heard it. Which, of course, made it all that much more perfect. George Strait – ” I cross my heart”. If you need an injection of that lovin feeling, go for a listen. You’ll melt, I promise.

  • “My Adorable One” by James Carr. It was the song The Evil Twin and I danced to at our wedding.

    “That’s How Strong My Love Is” by Bryan Ferry.

    Almost anything by Nick Cave. Particularly “Into My Arms”, “Love Letter”, “To Be By Your Side” and most especially “The Ship Song”.

  • Jeni says:

    I’m new…found you a few weeks ago via Cake Wrecks (Congrats on the award! Much deserved as I can’t go a day now without my Aunt Becky!) and it appears we are both from the good ole’ STC and may have gone to school together at some point.
    Had to add my two cents to this :)

    Songs I have no shame in admitting shedding a tear for:

    “Your Winter” by Sister Hazel
    “Home” by Michael Buble (yes..very much the aforementioned panty-twister! and his entire discography makes me wanna dance!)

    Very very ashamed:
    “My Heart Will go On” Celine Dion
    “Angel” Sarah McLachlan (mostly because of those SPCA commercials around Christmas time)

  • It’s so fun to remember some of these… Nightswimming is awesome…I love that Johnny cash version of hurt I’d never heard it…

    “bruises” by chairlift… is another one.

  • Ok.. dating myself here… but “don’t break my heart” by UB40. When I hear it it stops me dead in my tracks…

  • Sara says:

    “Come What May” from Moulin Rouge.

    And I honestly just like DMB. Not afraid to admit it!

    There are more songs, but it’s late, and I refuse to use my brain!!

  • Sara says:

    And OMG! Just saw someone mention “Home” by Michael Buble.

    I have tears just THINKING about it. Let alone when I hear it in public!

  • beth says:

    At the risk of making myself look really old and dorky here you go:

    “Babe” by Styx still makes me want to dance in slow circles in a high school gym.

    “Feels So Right” by Alabama is a song my now husband used to play on the guitar for me in college.

    “Beth” by Kiss is my song.

    Having children and being married for 20 years has eliminated all love songs from my play lists!

  • Emma says:

    Allyn- black makes me all trembly too. Such and amazing song
    My real song is EVERLONG by the foo fighters. It was alway my second favourite song (tighter and tighter by sound garden was number one) but last year I was out (unhappily married mum of two preschoolers, I never go out) and had been getting along amazingly well with a guy who I thought was pretty damn hot, and was just so damn nice, and he kissed me when that song was playing. The idea that somehow after two children and a crappy marriage he still liked me enough and thought I was pretty enough to kiss me was so amazing. It’s brought me back to life kinda. Since then this blokes become a pretty good friend, and he’s helped me feel beautiful and be me (instead of x’s wife or y&z’s mum) again. That song reminds me of how he made me feel…

  • Joan says:

    Oh, Aunt Becky, we have wire here. My first albums were cassette tapes of Blood Sugar Sex Magik and Nevermind. But, I obsessed over Ten. I sat near my see-through phone, pressing pause and rewind over and over to make sure I understood Vedder’s lyrics. Ahh. Memories.

    Our wedding song was: Still Remains by Stone Temple Pilots. Makes me swoon.

  • Rebecca says:

    I know I’ll gain a few haters on this one but when Adam Lambert sang Mad World. He just looked so yummy on that stage that I wanted to gobble him up! I don’t care of he’s gay. In my fantasies, he’s totally straight and really digs me!

    Jewel’s You Were Meant For Me. I sing it loud and I sing it proud every single time I happen to hear this on the PA at the grocery store. It’s good the kids are with me or else people would think I was really crazy…instead of just crazy for the kids.

    Speaking of kids….The New Kids on the Block….I’ll Be Loving You Forever. Love it! Every single time I heard that song, I imagined Jordan looking deep into my eyes right on the stage in front of thousands of screaming girls and kissing me deeply, then ending the show early to take me backstage to show me his dressing room.

  • Margaret says:

    If I had gotten married in October, we would have been dancing to MoonDance(A fantabulous night to make romance ‘neath the cover of october skies).

    Feels like Home–Chantal Krevianzuk
    I heard this song on some E! show with some famous people getting married. I was newly engaged and this was just IT.

    I was supposed to end our reception with Book of Love by Peter Gabriel(not a remake) but the idiot dj forgot it. Still bitter. STILL BITTER.

    But I’m with all the other saps and love At Last so we danced to that instead. It’s the only song The Guy can remember from our wedding.

  • Manda says:

    Layla by Derek and the Dominoes. The fast version is full of so much anguish and heartache. (Layla is, incidentally, my first choice for a girl name).

    I know you make fun of “The Heart of The Matter” a lot, but that’s a great song. Seriously.

    “Faithfully” by Journey. I don’t care if it’s cheesy. I don’t care if Steve Perry had a bad mullet and wore his pants too tight. I want someone to feel that way about me.

    “Give Me One Reason To Stay Here” by Tracy Chapman. Who doesn’t identify with wanting to stay with someone who you know is completely bad for you?

    “Not Fade Away” by Buddy Holly. There is a reason that this was not only a hit for him, but also for the Stones and Sheryl Crow. It’s because it’s just a great effing song. It’s upbeat and playful, but the WORDS man, the WORDS. “I want to love you night and day, you know my love not fade away…”

    I could go on and on….

    • Your Aunt Becky
      Twitter: mommywantsvodka
      says:

      Wait, which is “The Heart of The Matter?” because I like to mock “Afternoon Delight” but I don’t know that I know the other one.

      And Joan, Dave Matthews is ALL YOURS. BUT BACK THE FUCK OFF HUGH LAURIE.

  • Joan says:

    If you guys were married, then he was just my lovah. Brooding always slays me. “How quick the sun can, drop away…”

    I also thought DMB’s Satellite was shiver-inspiring, too, and while watching “Because of Winn-Dixie,” I planned my life with Dave Matthews. We were going to move to some remote and beautiful area (like maybe Oregon? Colorado?), garden organic vegetables together, and sit under the stars while he strummed new ballads to my beauty.

  • Christa says:

    Oh damn, I can’t believe I forgot “Honey and the Moon” by Joseph Arthur! Forgive me for posting twice, but it is too good to not add it to the pot!

  • Manda says:

    “Heart of the Matter” is the one that goes “…EVEN if, EVEN if, you don’t love me anymore…”. Listen to the whole song sometime. Oh my god it makes me cry.

    Oh, and I forgot to include “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen. How silly of me. “…oooohh, you make me live…”

    • Your Aunt Becky
      Twitter: mommywantsvodka
      says:

      You know what annoys me? My comments come AT THE END, not directly AFTER the person I’m talking to. Hmph. I need to fix that….somehow.

      Manda, “You’re My Best Friend” reminds me so much of The Daver that even heartless me gets misty-eyed. Loves that song.

  • Lola says:

    Oh, for crapsake, you’re becoming one of those blogs with too many damn comments! If I have to scroll down that much, I want some girl on girl action outta you!!!

    I’m pretty sure I answered this like a year ago, and of course I don’t remember my answer, but “Joey” by Concrete Blonde makes me cry if I’ve been drinking. And “Hurt” by the Man in Black is beyond!! I get chills just thinking of that video.

    Oh, and my iPod is full of the Man in Black, The Rod and The Van. I even have a DM song, but I think it’s Crash Into Me. He is a dweeb magnet, but his voice is divine. The Frames “Falling Slowly” has been making me cry a lot lately.

  • Coco says:

    Totally dating myself here: Def Leppard – “Too Late For Love”

    Actually, I still sing along to most Def Leppard songs, though I never bought a single album…er…CD…whatever.

    “Pour Some Sugar On Me” is another favorite, but not because it makes me feel mushy. It reminds me of a fierce make-out session with a guy a dated my senior who was so unbelieveably beautiful that my girlfriends called him J.C. – as in “Jesus Christ – he’s a god!”

    I have no idea how I managed to snag him.

    Oh wait. Yes I do. ;)

    • Your Aunt Becky
      Twitter: mommywantsvodka
      says:

      Coco, just THINKING about “Pour Some Sugar On Me” makes me want to toss my panties at the computer. And not, shockingly, because I’m crazy about it. It just elicits that reaction from me. Which is probably neither here nor there.

  • sylvia says:

    OK…here goes:

    The Rose by Bette Midler. SHUT UP.

    Secret Garden by The Boss. REALLY…SHUT UP

    Mandolin Rain by Bruce Hornsby.

    Shimmer by Fuel.

    When You Love a Woman by Journey.

    Forever Isn’t Long Enough, Time Love, and Tenderness, and The One Thing by Michael Bolton. I know, I really did myself in with those.

    Love’s Divine by Seal. Makes me cry like a newborn baby.

    Love Story by Taylor Swift. Even though I hate Taylor Swift.

    I know, I am pathetic.

  • Tracy says:

    okay Aunt Becky…I’m totally with you on the DMB “Crush”. It makes my happy in my panties.

    Let me preface this by saying I was born in 1970 **cries**//wipes tears and snot// – Roberta Flack or the Fugees rendition of “Killing Me Softly”

    I don’t think this is a love song…more of a “lost love” song…but fuck!! It’s totally epic and moves me in ways that kind of creep me out – Airborne Toxic Event’s “Sometime Around Midnight”:
    …..The room suddenly spinning
    she walks up and asks how you are
    so you can smell her perfume
    you can see her lying naked in your arms

    …..And so there’s a change…
    in your emotions
    and all of these memories come rushing
    like feral waves to your mind
    of the curl of your bodies
    like two perfect circles entwined
    and you feel hopeless, and homelss
    and lost in the haze
    of the wine

    okay….i’m off like a prom dress……..

  • Um, i’m giving songza a workout…

  • Tracy says:

    oh crap….sorry for double posting…but I just scrolled up and saw the Eddie Vedder comments and had to say:

    I’M GOING TO MY FIRST PEARL JAM CONCERT IN OCTOBER!!! **SQUEEL**

    I’m hoping I can talk Eddie into letting me lick his face. Or anything else for that matter.

  • happilymarried says:

    Am I the only one that when Marvin Gaye starts to whisper in “Let’s Get it On” – my panties are sopping wet?? Seriously?

    Maybe it’s an inner ear thing. I love the whisper.

    I love “Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak – but only because of the video…when the song is playing…I picture the video. Soooo hot!

    I also love “Babe” by Styx – it is soo sweet. I love the image of being ‘lost’ out on the road, and thinking of your lady love at home! That is why I also love “Beth” by Kiss.

    Hubby and I’s song is Unforgiven II by Metallica. Yeah, I know. He rocks.

    Hubby would call me at work when we were dating, and sing “In Your Eyes” to me over the phone, after he had just called the radio station and requested it. (sopping panties, again) I know, I HAD to marry him, right???

    That, and our joke when we first got together was ‘his’ song was Blink 182’s, “All the Small Things” – cuz he is like not. At all. Like a porn star, really.

    I know, I HAD to marry him, right??

    p.s. YOUNG TURKS is the shit. period. I had in on a 45. F

  • Joey!… that was me and my high school sweethearts song… we are still BFF…

  • Rebecca says:

    If you’re looking for embarrassing, look no further: I’m not sure it is a cheesy sappy love song, but a stupid one it is… “I love you period” by Dan Baird (formerly of the Georgia Satellites.) youtube it if you haven’t heard it (I’m not sure about the protocol of leaving the link in comments); it is SO BAD and SO CORNY that it must be seen.

  • mumma boo says:

    Pass the Geritol and wrinkle cream. I will admit to loving “Still the One” by Orleans. I am ancient. Yes, yes, I am.

  • Lippy says:

    Ok, first a pre-emptive shut up

    Bonnie Raitt’s “feels like home” from the Michael soundtrack.

    -And I can almost see through the dark there’s light.
    If you knew how much this moment means to me,
    And how long I’ve waited for your touch.
    If you knew how happy you are making me —

    And Bonnie Raitts voice is perfect. I dedicated this song to Bud at our reception.

    Garth Brooks “Shameless” (I’m from Montana, Garth is a given)

    “Can’t Help Falling in Love” Elvis We danced to this as our wedding song. Bud just framed the sheet music with pictures and memorabelia from our wedding as an anniversary gift.

    I am sure there are more, but I am too tired.

  • boobarella says:

    *sigh* I am going to get such shit for this…

    PM Dawn’s “I’d Die Without You”

    Seriously.

    If a guy played that for me, my panties would fall faster than the Dow Jones.

  • Krissa says:

    Rod the Bod is one of my all time favs and Tonigh’s the Night is also a classic! You just have great taste and can’t help yourself!

  • Nel says:

    Dixie Chicks – Easy Silence. I try my best to dislike the Dixie Chicks, but I just can’t.

    Any James Blunt song makes me want to rape him.

    • Your Aunt Becky
      Twitter: mommywantsvodka
      says:

      The first time I heard “You’re Beautiful” I nearly cried because I loved it so much. I put it on recently and nearly cried because it annoyed me so much. Trust me, I found this HIGHLY depressing.

  • Give Me a Kiss To Build a Dream On-Our first dance song
    I Loved Her First-My father/daughter dance song (it makes me tear up no matter when or where I hear it)
    “DAVE” Crash-This song gives me the “pee goosebumps” as you so eloquently put it
    Sweet Home Alabama-My heart belongs in DixieLand
    Somewhere Out There-It reminds of my grandma, she would sing it to me whenever I stayed w/her..Since my parents were a whole THREE hours away

  • flutter says:

    Peter Gabriel – In Your Eyes and Sarah McLachlan Possession

  • Venti Vixen says:

    Crush: Best. Song. Ever.

  • Totally deranged says:

    I feel so less alone knowing I am in such good company.

    I have different songs for different people at different times.

    The most embarassing though, would have to be Lulu’s “To Sir With Love.” It always gets me, even though I have never been in love with a teacher.

    Oh yeah, and play me anything Abba and I will become 12, free and happy again.

    Sad isn’t it. And at my age… I am supposed to be a respectable professional. How damn boring.

    Lovin’ your blog Becky. You have me inspired to start writing again, so I OWE YOU – MASSIVELY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jami says:

    Also a first time poster. I too found you from Cake Wrecks. I am addicted to you Aunt Becky! It took me a couple days but I read through all the archives!

    I would like to say AlmostMrsJoyner is killing me. I have a 10 year old daughter who is absolutely a Daddy’s girl. I had never heard “I Loved Her First.” I had to go to youtube to check it out. I BAWLED! Thanks a lot.

    My best friend danced to “If I Never Met You” from Pocahontes. Very beginning of song- “If I never knew you If I never felt this love I would have no inkling of How precious life can be.” Father/daughter song was “Rope the Moon”. I sat there bawling. People were looking at me weird. I had to explain that I knew why she picked the songs. Then because she is AWESOME (I suspect her and Aunt Becky would get along famously) she danced to “Let Me Ride That Donkey” in full wedding regalia.

    Finally, not ashamed and don’t think there are many people that could not cry when listening to it- “Don’t Take The Girl” by Tim McGraw.

  • Veronica says:

    Always was the song for my first boyfriend and I. To this day, I am in love with that song. IN LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jenny says:

    The Cure- Just Like Heaven
    Blue October- Calling You
    REM- Strange Currencies

    And from a few back- I LOVE LOVE LOVE Joey by Concrete Blonde

    • Your Aunt Becky
      Twitter: mommywantsvodka
      says:

      Dude. Concrete Blonde is fucking AWESOME. “Joey” was only the.best.song.ever. and I totally need to download it now. Although I’m less angsty in my late (!!!) twenties, so I’m not sure I’ll be able to get as into it as I did when I was a teenager.

      And I’m going to have to break my No REM rule to listen to “Strange Currencies” which is a song (I think) that The Daver sang to me once. I’d claim that I was drunk at the time so that this might have helped me forget, but I sadly suspect that I’m just dumb.

      (shut UP)

  • Teki says:

    Im a sap for The Way You Look Tonight by Tony Bennett and ‘October Love Song’ by Chris and Cosey. Eric Clapton is always a sappy fave!

  • Potty Mouth Mommy says:

    I’m going to risk crucifixion here… but what the hell:

    The song that my husband and I chose for “our song” at our wedding:

    I Turn to You- Christina Aguilera… as sad as it is to say, the skankerella has a kick-ass voice- and this song IS beautiful

    The song we REALLY wanted but our parents wouldn’t let us have: I Wanna Grow Old with You by Adam Sandler- seriously!! I <3 this song- it’s sweet and charming and it really sums it all up for being in love and getting married- it’s not a “we broke up and I miss you” love song, or a “I wish I hadn’t fucked up”, or “my heart is breaking when I’m not around you angsty bullshit” love song…. it’s true, and honest- I love you, and so I want to spend the rest of my life with you, even when you’re old and I have to wipe your ass for you. /sigh

    I also have to admit to being TOTALLY into the Elton- my two faves: Tiny Dancer and Your Song – that shit’s classic yo!

    heh- and I truly had to laugh at your Columbia House choices- add Nirvana In Utero- and we had the exact same “first CD’s” collection!!!

  • klcrab says:

    I think all you young whippersnappers are just too young!

    Allrighty then:
    Blue Eyes Cryin in the Rain, Willie Nelson
    Broken English, Marianne Faithfull
    and most shameful of all Desperado by the Carpenters

  • GingerB says:

    Like OMG, like we could so be BFF. I love the Sex Pistols and Elton John too! And Dave, oh I love me some Crash, and Crush, and Ants Marching whcih is not a love song but damn I love it. Do you so love “And I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues – time on my hands could be time spend with you . . . ” Willie Nelson – have you heard Angel Flying to Close to the Ground? That’s what I put on my post for Maddie, and what I wretchedly think of whenever I drive my damn baby to the damn hospital and thinking no no no you are NOT too fucking close to the ground goddammit. Oh yeah, love songs, our wedding song was Unchained Melody after we fooled everybody by starting with the Chicken Dance and right after the serious smoochy dance I led a conga line to Inagaddadavita which was one of the funniest things I have ever done.

  • Carlynn says:

    I am so bad at remembering stuff like this, I hit an absolute blank. I love Bon Jovi. I bugged a DJ to play Bad Medicine for the whole of one party, he must have wanted to swat me out the way. I’m not sure if my taste has improved. I love Rod Stewart too, he might be cheesy but he’s great and I love his interviews, he doesn’t seem to take himself too seriously, he’s just a genuine Northerner, with all the kitchiness associated with that.

    What do I love now? Husky voices. Van Morrison. Macy Gray, and I hate to admit it but I melt when I hear Paolo Nutini’s Candy. Yes, I will stop right there because it’s obvious my taste in music is like a cheap souvenir shop.

  • Ashley says:

    I am seeing a depressing lack of Aerosmith – Angel and Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing? Classic. Music Of The Night sung by Gerard Butler – he makes my *uh* pop. He’s my sweet sugar candyman. I don’t care what you say. I’m going to kidnap him and make sweet sweet love to his face. And other body parts. While he sings to me. Good Morning Beautiful by Steve Holy. Stuck In A Moment – I wanna say U2? Love, Me – I can’t remember the artist. It was the first song I heard after my great-grandpa died. I called the request line every night for a week and a half to get it played. And Pour Some Sugar On Me inspires the same reaction in me. Then again, you inspire that reaction in me, Aunt Becky. ;)

  • Ashley says:

    Oh, and I’ll Be Seeing You by Billie Holiday. The Notebook = one of the best cry-fest movies EVER. Right behind Steel Magnolias.

  • Slave to Love, Bryan Ferrry.

  • Stone Fox says:

    fishin’ in the dark by nitty gritty dirt band: i sing along when i hear this song. every time. with my eyes closed so i can get into it hardcore. even when i’m driving.

    dust on the bottle by david lee murphy. yes, i am a country bumpkin hayseed mutha.

    leave a light on for me by CCR. i don’t even have to write the band’s whole name and you know who they are. why? because they are the sheezy.

    at last by etta fitzgerald. no further words required.

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  • Angie (AKA TheBeerLady)
    Twitter: TheBeerLady
    says:

    For some reason, it’s not so much the sappy love songs that get me, it’s the sappy ‘why aren’t we in love?’ songs. With the possible exception of Etta James singing “At Last,” of course. (Trust me, once you wave bye-bye to 40 as a single woman, that song really takes on all new meaning LOL)

    But anyway, for songs that always get me –

    Til You Love Me – Reba McIntire
    Voices Carry – Til Tuesday (man, can’t you just hear Aimee Mann’s heart breaking when you sings, “He said shut up! He said shut up! Oh god can’t you keep it down?”)
    Lips of an Angel – Hinder

    Oh, and another guilty pleasure song – Higher, by Damn Yankees. (Heh heh, almost any song that can be listed by Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, or Bon Jovi seems to be a guilty pleasure, doesn’t it?)

    And, yeah, I have to agree with Potty Mouth Mommy on the Adam Sandler song. There aren’t many things in movies that make me cry, outside of the destruction of beautiful cars, but every time I watch him sing “I Want to Grow Old With You,” well, dammit…and doesn’t he have the cutest mullet in that movie?

  • lydee says:

    funny. my head hurts too bad to fess up to anything, except 1: Faith Hill singing Breathe. it’s nostalgia, heard it not long after hubby and i got married.

    • Your Aunt Becky
      Twitter: mommywantsvodka
      says:

      I am nearly crying with relief that not ONE person suggested ANYTHING by Savage Garden. I may have had to permanently shut down my blog if that had happened

  • A-dub says:

    Mine is Monica’s “For You I Will.” Lame, I know. But come on, the lyrics are awesome.
    I would cross the ocean for you, I would go and bring you the moon, I will be your hero, your strength, anything you need. I will be the sun in your sky, I will light your way for all time. Promise you, for you I will.

    Love it!

  • Inna says:

    I knew I shouldn’t have waited till today to comment. I kinda feel guilty for not being able to read all those comments before me.

    But, I really like the Dixie Chicks and James Taylor.
    Okay, you can go laugh now. I’ll be here…

    :)

  • GingerB says:

    These comments, mentioning Brian Ferry’s Slave to Love made me have to confess my fail on my blog. I am so lame. So. Lame.

    Am totally going to mock you when I get to my exploding reader. Probably tomorrow, get ready YO.

  • SwingCheese says:

    Just Like Heaven and Love Song – the Cure (for a high school bf)

    The first songs that my man and I slow danced to (his choice): 100 Ways by Porno for Pyros and My Beloved by Ben Harper.

    I wanted Macy Day Parade by Green Day for our wedding, but was vetoed. Instead we danced to Summertime Rolls by Jane’s Addiction (guess when we came of age. Geez..grunge much?)

    And I know that these aren’t really “love” songs, but I always, always, always cry at Don’t Speak by No Doubt and Abigail, Belle of Kilronan by the Magnetic Fields (I always picture a father singing to his daughter, and if that’s not the way it’s intended, I don’t want to know!!)

    BTW, I love your site! I’ve been reading for awhile and just delurked to comment on this. You’re wicked-fun!

    I effing LOVE the Cure. I haven’t thought of them in ages. I always think of them, though, kind of as break-up tunes, if that makes sense. Which, I mean “Just Like Heaven” is a love song. But their break-up stuff is perfect.

  • SarahK says:

    There’s this Scottish band named Biffy Clyro. They’re wicked awesome.

    They did a cover of Rihanna’s “Umbrella” that literally makes me swoon and if I ever find a guy who doesn’t drive me apeshit crazy, that will be OUR SONG DAMNIT!!

    I love, love, LOVE “Umbrella.” I got into it WAY late in the game because I am old and lame, but fuck, man, that song is awesome. I’ll have to check out the cover of it.

  • Samantha says:

    New reader…love the blog!

    I absolutely adore DMB, he sure has a helluva way to melt a woman’s heart. Pretty sure I was supposed to be his wife.

    How about a list of good break-up, heart-broken songs now? I need some good melancholy music after the crap I’ve just gone through.

    Oooh! Good idea! Break up songs! I’ll have to delve deep to think of some, because I remember mournfully listening to them. Good call.

    But shit, I’m sorry you went through some shit, dude. That’s not cool.

  • Angelique says:

    Love that someone mentioned Blue Otober. “Calling You” is wonderful and I LOVE “Sound of Pulling Heaven Down.”

    I’m going to have to check these out. I don’t know either of them.

  • Kathy Scovill says:

    My favorite sap-tastic song is “Same Old Lang Syne” sung by Dan Fogelberg. While not a traditional love song, it is sung with such heartfelt longing, it might as well be. They always play it around Christmas time and everytime I hear it, I get a little choked up. Okay, a lot choked up. But it’s so freakin’ mooooovinggggg!

    Old Lang Syne KILLS me. I mean it gets even MY waterworks going, which is saying a freaking lot

  • Rebecca says:

    Truly Madly Deeply…Savage Garden.
    I Want You To Want Me…Cheap Trick
    I Think We’re Alone Now…Tiffany

    Aaaahhhh, I can listen to those three songs forever and ever.

    What was that other Tiffany song about things that should have been? Do you remember that one?

  • Rebecca says:

    ….uhh, just re-read your comments….SO SO SO SO Sorry for my Savage Garden comment. But I’m a loser and I’ve never claimed to be anything but!

    Savage Garden makes me stabby. But I’ll forgive you. You have an awesome name.

  • Rebecca says:

    Pictures Of You…The Cure

    Best.breakup.song.ever.

  • Rebecca says:

    Should Have Been Me….Call it jealousy, call me a fool, but it’s more than my eyes wanna see, should have been me with you tonight, should have been me by your side……??? Should have been me with you on a dark and stormy night????

  • Careless Whisper…yeah I said it.

    How do I NOT know this song?

  • Chris in NY says:

    My taste in music is too lengthy and cheese-tastic to list, but the one song that makes me tear up every.single.time.? Green Day’s “Poprocks and Coke.” Never heard it? Please do me a favor and look it up. It’s the greatest song ever and it’s done by the greatest band ever.

    “When there’s a truth you know I’ll be there
    Amongst the lies you know I’ll be there”

    SEE!? I’m not even LISTENING to it and I’m getting choked up. I picture my incredible husband and I dancing to it at our 25th anniversary party.

    *sniff*

    High time I checked this out.

  • Mrs Soup says:

    Dear sweet Aunt Becky, you need to get threaded comments. Seriously.

    “Come What May” from Moulin Rouge. I walked down the aisle to that and it just brings tears to my eyes.

    Anything from Dave. And I always picture him from House too. :look But mostly because it’s Mr. Soup’s favorite band.

    And….I’m going to admit this….to the whole interwebz…..

    Meatloaf’s “I Won’t Do That”. I know there are so many jokes about it but it is so fantastic.

    Threaded comments, eh? That’s what they call it? Wild.

  • Dr. Dre says:

    Gosh… I know it’s a little late to be posting, but I just got back to work and I am getting caught up on the blogs. So.

    One of my faves: Sade – No Ordinary Love. So hot.

    A very personal song for me and my hub, Lyle Lovett – Nobody Knows Me

    DH loves Otis Redding – I’ve Been Loving You… such emotion! You can hear the pain!

    And, OK, here is a great big wedge of cheese: Brian McKnight – Start Back at One

    I feel naked and vulnerable… please, can I at least have a hand towel to cover myself up? A paper towel?

    I will totally give you a towel with which you can cloak yourself.

  • hpom says:

    How about Marc Cohn’s True Companion. It’s very touchey-feeley and “ahhhh”-inducing. Check it out.

    I’ll check this out!

  • Becca says:

    Brad Paisley’s She’s all I’ll ever Need. It makes me cry, and my wife sings it beautifully! :)

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard this. I may have to check it out.

  • Kendra says:

    Is this just songs that you’re embarrassed to admit to?

    Because I graduated from college the spring that “Time of your life” by Greenday came out. I have always considered them a seriously overrated band, but that song gets me each and every time. It was the end of one of the best periods of my life, and I tear up every time I hear it.

    And “I will always love you” by the Cure. It’s just one of those songs already, plus my first serious boyfriend put it on a mix tape for me (yes, they actually were tapes once) right before he left for college. So it still gets me.

    But the one that totally makes me hang my head in shame: “I Don’t Know Much But I Know I Love You.” Aaron Neville? His voice gives me creepy shivers. He shouldn’t be! And yet that song? Gets me every time.

    That guy’s voice is Of The Devil!

  • alh says:

    I just want to say thanks to you, Aunt Becky, and to all your lovely commenters, for helping me compile the playlist for our omg-it’s-6-weeks-away wedding. <3!

  • Jim King says:

    This Sons Of Anarchy is a really good show and worth watching imo. So when I’m at work I like to sneak a few episodes in online, looking around I found the show at http://www.viewsonsofanarchy.blogspot.com and now it makes the time go alot faster lol.

  • Jim King says:

    I was a little burnt out searching for reliable places to watch House online. At work it gets boring at night so nothing better than watching a few episodes of house. Alot of time and searching led me to http://www.viewhouseonline.blogspot.com and now thats my favorite place to watch online.

  • John King says:

    I love the TV show Sons of Anarchy. I think it’s the best thing on TV at the moment. Whenever I miss a show or I want to rewatch an episode I use this great site viewsonsofanarchy.blogspot.com It has the full library of all the seasons. It is a must bookmark for any Sons fan.

  • The new docs have been there for 2.5 seasons already and you hardly see Chase or Cameron anymore. Shouldn’t they change it to a more general montage including Cuddy, Wilson etc?

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