November 9, 2009

songs for a bridal shower

Sunday was a bridal shower for a Newman friend's fiance. I was in charge of games and we played one where everyone had 3 minutes to write down as many songs that they could think of that had the word "love" in the title. Everyone goes around and reads their list, crossing off repeats. When all was said and done I gave two cd's away. The bride got a burned cd of love songs and the winner got, along with her prize, a burned cd of love stinks songs. I then read the following stories, which are the playlists for each cd.

Love Sweet Love

We all know that Everybody Needs Somebody to Love. In fact, we were Made to Love. Now, I Believe in a Thing Called Love, and usually this is how it plays out: a man and a woman meet and maybe they fall Accidentlly in Love. And the next thing you know the man is telling the woman Your Love is Lifting Me Higher and she's telling him that he's bringing her Closer to Love. Soon the man tells her, with a look in his eye, When a Man Loves a Woman... and he's begging her to Love Me Tender. But she exclaims that if it's Real Love then there will be Love and Marriage. Well, The Power of Love finds the two at the altar and at the end of the night she tells him to Come and Get Your Love. Nine months later they have a baby and little money, but All You Need Is Love and they tell their new little one You Cannot Lose My Love. Through the years he tells her How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You. She tells him "I have a Neverending Love for You and I've Always Loved You." In old age they look back at their marriage, their kids and grandkids and they look forward to Heaven, to a Love Without End, Amen.

Love Stinks

For some people Love Stinks. There's one man begging "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town." There's a woman yelling at her boyfriend, "You Give Love a Bad Name. There's another guy worrying about This Love, the Tainted Love until he finally decides, "I Need a Lover (who won't drive me crazy)." One person begs Love Me Do and another thinks, "I Wonder What Is Keeping My True Love Tonight?" What's Love Got To Do With It? Well, even though Love Is a Battlefield everybody wants Somebody to Love. You say you Can't Help Falling in Love but in the end all you have is an Elephant Love Medley. But hey, at least you can just tell yourself I Love Rock & Roll as you head on down to the Love Shack to mend your broken heart.

The songs, according to my itunes library, are by:

Love Sweet Love - Blues Brothers, tobyMac, The Darkness, Counting Crows, Ghostbusters soundtrack, Mat Kearney, Percy Sledge, Elvis, Regina Spektor, Sinatra, Huey Lewis and the News, Redbone, James Taylor, The Beatles, Sara Groves, Delaney & Bonnie, Third Day, George Straight.

Love Stinks - J Geils Band, Cake, Bon Jovi, Maroon 5, Soft Cell, John Cougar Mellencamp, The Beatles, Kate Rusby, Tina Turner, Pat Benatar, Queen, Elvis, Moulin Rouge! soundtrack, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, B-52's.

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