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RE: Most Romantic Song Ever

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Isn't the point of a mix tape, or mix cd, or mix whatever else that it should be intimate and personal?

In other words, an eclectic selection of tracks suggested by people on a hi-fi forum may make for a great compilation, but it won't mean so much to your other half. Presumably there are songs that mean a great deal to you both and really help you connect.

Forgive me, but consulting a bunch of near-strangers seems a rather clinical way to approach this. :shifty:

 

:wall:  :shame:

So I gather you never buy any cd, record with the words  ' BEST OFF' in the title!!!!

And how many songs can someone have that are intimate with their other half, 1, 2,3...4  Don't think they can complete even a normal CD.......

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RE: Most Romantic Song Ever

strapped for cash wrote:

Isn't the point of a mix tape, or mix cd, or mix whatever else that it should be intimate and personal?

In other words, an eclectic selection of tracks suggested by people on a hi-fi forum may make for a great compilation, but it won't mean so much to your other half. Presumably there are songs that mean a great deal to you both and really help you connect.

Forgive me, but consulting a bunch of near-strangers seems a rather clinical way to approach this. :shifty:

 

But romantic and meaningful are seperate are they not?  None of the songs considered meaningful by my wife and I would be considered romantic, and would make for a bad valentines comp.  Well, except for the Regina track earlier.  The meaningful tracks are tied to memories, and as we generally don't listen to romantic music none of the good memories are attached to romantic tunes!

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RE: Most Romantic Song Ever

"Big Bottom" by Spinal Tap   Wink

 

 

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RE: Most Romantic Song Ever

L00k_C wrote:

:wall:  :shame:

So I gather you never buy any cd, record with the words  ' BEST OFF' in the title!!!!

And how many songs can someone have that are intimate with their other half, 1, 2,3...4  Don't think they can complete even a normal CD.......

The head-banging and finger wagging seem a little unnecessary. For the record, I've never bought any music with "BEST OFF" in the title.

With regard to your second point, I guess it depends on the couple, the length of time they've been together, and the extent to which their tastes match. A song needn't be widely regarded as romantic to spark romantic memories. It doesn't have to be a great song, either.

I'm perfectly happy to concede that some filler might be needed; but I stick by my point that compiling a track list by poll seems rather impersonal.

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Paul. wrote:

strapped for cash wrote:

Isn't the point of a mix tape, or mix cd, or mix whatever else that it should be intimate and personal?

In other words, an eclectic selection of tracks suggested by people on a hi-fi forum may make for a great compilation, but it won't mean so much to your other half. Presumably there are songs that mean a great deal to you both and really help you connect.

Forgive me, but consulting a bunch of near-strangers seems a rather clinical way to approach this. :shifty:

 

But romantic and meaningful are seperate are they not?  None of the songs considered meaningful by my wife and I would be considered romantic, and would make for a bad valentines comp.  Well, except for the Regina track earlier.  The meaningful tracks are tied to memories, and as we generally don't listen to romantic music none of the good memories are attached to romantic tunes!

I don't think the two are mutually exclusive. Indeed, songs that are ostensibly unromantic can still evoke memories of strong connection.

Anyway, I'll leave it there. I thought my post might upset a few, though I still feel a mix tape should be more personal... 

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DandyCobalt wrote:

"Big Bottom" by Spinal Tap   Wink

 

 

Talk about mud flaps, my girl's got 'em.  :grin:

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And seriously now, +1 for Roberta Flack's "First time ever I saw your face"

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strapped for cash wrote:

Paul. wrote:

strapped for cash wrote:

Isn't the point of a mix tape, or mix cd, or mix whatever else that it should be intimate and personal?

In other words, an eclectic selection of tracks suggested by people on a hi-fi forum may make for a great compilation, but it won't mean so much to your other half. Presumably there are songs that mean a great deal to you both and really help you connect.

Forgive me, but consulting a bunch of near-strangers seems a rather clinical way to approach this. :shifty:

 

But romantic and meaningful are seperate are they not?  None of the songs considered meaningful by my wife and I would be considered romantic, and would make for a bad valentines comp.  Well, except for the Regina track earlier.  The meaningful tracks are tied to memories, and as we generally don't listen to romantic music none of the good memories are attached to romantic tunes!

I don't think the two are mutually exclusive. Indeed, songs that are ostensibly unromantic can still evoke memories of strong connection.

Anyway, I'll leave it there. I thought my post might upset a few, though I still feel a mix tape should be more personal... 

 

Oh I would say ambivalent rather than upset Smile

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RE: Most Romantic Song Ever

I Love You , You Big Dummy  by Captain Beefheart .

 

  Listen to it here . If you dare .          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qN0eesCbN2A

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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

And seriously now, +1 for Roberta Flack's "First time ever I saw your face"

As popularised by Fatal Attraction progenitor Play Misty for Me... Nice song, though.

I'll get my coat. I've caused enough upset for one day. :doh:

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Another +1 for Roberta Flack

"If you leave me now" - Chicago

"I am not in love" - Joan Armatrading

"Hey that's no way to say goodbye" - Leonard Cohen

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Dimming of the Day and Traces of My Love - Richard & Linda Thompson

 

Reminds Me of You - Van Morrison

 

Keep Me in Your Heart - Warren Zevon

 

 

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Songbird, Fleetwood Mac

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpjMjLIp1Xk

Billy Preston and Syreeta, With you I'm born again

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqTq8gckf8E

and another thumbs up for Roberta Flak The first time.

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The winner for true romance has to be:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxVKtNkQAtw

 

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"It must be love"  by Labbi Siffre. Although I definitely prefer the Madness version.

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