#FBF: 5 Love Songs of the 1960s

I know. I KNOW! I’m late to Valentine’s Day. But isn’t everyday a good day for some gushy, smooshy love songs?

Sure it is!

And the 1960s had a whole super ton of them. So, let’s have ourselves a little listening party here with a few of my favorites. I’m limiting myself to 5 because I could make this the longest post EVER.

Which songs am I missing? What would you add to our listening party?

How Sweet It Is (to be loved by you) by the golden voiced Marvin Gaye, recorded in 1964.
Later this one would be recorded by the likes of James Taylor and Michael Bublè…but Marvin sang it best, if you ask me.
Love Me Do by The Beatles was released in 1963, a year before they came to America.
Fun fact, Alvin and the Chipmunks covered this song in 1964. The jury is still out about who played it better.
Perhaps best known to Generation X from Dirty Dancing, Do You Love Me by The Contours released in 1962. Let’s just say The Contours had better moves than Baby.
ARETHA!!!!!!!!! How could I possibly have a list of songs that didn’t include my fellow Michigander?
Aretha Franklin recorded I Say a Little Prayer For You in 1968. This particular performance is from 1970…but it’s just SO GOOD!
Ah. Kathy’s Song by Simon & Garfunkel was recorded in 1966 and is still so beautifully poetic and musical. Swoon.

I could add so many more. In fact, I should probably make this a series. There are just SO many great love songs from the sixties. What would you add?

4 Comments on “#FBF: 5 Love Songs of the 1960s

  1. Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis is my favorite! Twenty-One Pilots & UB40 remade it but he did it best!

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  2. Ditto on Elvis’ “Can’t stop…”
    I want to mention the Righteous Brothers and “Unchained Melody”. The context of a released prisoner (originally written for) may not be “universal”, yet the melodious harmony of two great baritones resets the scene to any guy who has been away from his love even for a weekend.
    Also, I was curious so googled. Seems that no less than 600 different artists “recorder” this love song. Hmmm, I’d say that was “universal”testimony.

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