Award Winning Love Songs Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

As we are in the midst of award programs, and it is Valentine’s Day, let’s go back to the songs that made us fall in love. These are some of my LONG-time favorites. 

41M1KZZT52L._SY445_.jpg The theme song from the 1997 James Cameron film “Titanic,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet can bring you both hope and sadness. “My Heart Will Go On” was written by James Horner & performed by Celine Dion. See it on YOU TUBE

sjff_01_img0075 How about “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffanys”? Audrey Hepburn singing this wistful number on the balcony of her apartment is a moment that Manhattan dreamers have related to ever since. See it on YOU TUBE

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Fred Astaire singing “The Way You Look Tonight” to Ginger Rogers with shampoo in her hair is a priceless scene from “Swing Time.” See it on YOU TUBE

i1-B23_01274.jpg     Then there’s “Skyfall” from the 2012 James Bond movie by the same name. Heck, it is Adele, what else must I say? See it on YOU TUBE

dirty-dancing-hotel-derek-float-flick-696x407.jpgNext up,  “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” from “Dirty Dancing” (1987) is an all-time favorite. Johnny pulls Baby up on stage at the end of season revue at Kellermans. See it on YOU TUBE

officer-and-a-gentleman-1265045782-view-2.jpgAlthough I was never a big fan of the film, “A Officer and a Gentleman,” I was a fan of “Up Where We Belong.” See it on YOU TUBE

rawImage.jpgAlong the same vein, I offer “Take My Breath Away” (sung by Berlin) and featured in “Top Gun.” See it on YOU TUBE 

MovieTheWayWeWere.jpgRobert Redford is absolutely delicious in “The Way We Were.” Barbara Streisand sings the title song and stars with Redford in the film. See it on YOU TUBE

elizabeth_taylor_the_sandpiper_16okno8-16okns1.jpg Vic Damone’s version of “The Shadow of Your Smile” is haunting. It comes from “The Sandpiper,” starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. See it on YOU TUBE

a-star-is-born-kris-kristofferson-barbra-streisand.jpg“Evergreen,” again sung by Barbara Streisand in “A Star is Born,” is another that stays with a soul. She plays opposite Kris Kristofferson. See it on YOU TUBE

hqdefault.jpg I also love “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” sung by Neil Diamond and Barbara Streisand. (Believe it or not, I did not set out to feature Ms. Streisand. She just has memorable songs!) This is from their GRAMMY AWARDS performance. See it on YOU TUBE 

4079fd457da9703e0544ce6e2bbaef4a.jpg Barbra Streisand’s signature song, “People,” came from the film “Funny Girl.” She starred with Omar Sharif. See it on YOU TUBE

The Thomas Crown Affair 1.jpg Noel Harrison’s “Windmills of Your Mind” from “The Thomas Crown Affair” is wonderfully crafted poetry set to music. See it on YOU TUBE 

maxresdefault.jpgIn “The Days of Wine and Roses,” Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick are unforgettable and the title tune wins an Oscar(R) in Blake Edwards’ searing, bittersweet study of an alcoholic couple on the rocks. See the title song on YOU TUBE

mezzanine_207.jpg“Love is a Many Splendored Thing” from the film by the same name always ends up being an earworm for me. Here is Connie Francis’s version on YOU TUBE

calamity-jane-b.pngDoris Day sang “Secret Love” in “Calamity Jane.”  The fact that Howard Keel was in the film with her sealed the deal for me. See it on YOU TUBE

hqdefault-1.jpg “Call me Irresponsible” came to us from “Papa’s Delicate Condition,” starring Jackie Gleason. See the trailer HERE. Listen to the song HERE.

The-Poseidon-Adventure-DI.gif“The Morning After” from “The Poseidon Adventure” evokes melancholy, as well as hope. Hear Maureen McGovern’s version on YOU TUBE

image-w1280.jpgWhen was the last time you heard “Three Coins in a Fountain” from the movie by the same name? Listen to it on YOU TUBE

gigi - mauve dress.jpgAnd a song about growing into womanhood: “Gigi” from the movie by the same name. Here the song on YOU TUBE

fox-004115-Full-Image_GalleryBackground-en-US-1503705328389._RI_SX940_.jpgAnother disaster movie, “The Towering Inferno,” gives us “We May Never Love Like This Again.” This is one is sung by Maureen McGovern. Listen to it on YOU TUBE

Statefari.jpgJeanne Crain sings “It Might As Well Be Spring” from the 1945 film “State Fair.” Hear it here on YOU TUBE

Okay. What songs would you add to my list? 

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About reginajeffers

Regina Jeffers is the award-winning author of Austenesque, Regency and contemporary novels.
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6 Responses to Award Winning Love Songs Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

  1. Jennifer Redlarczyk says:

    All such great songs. My husband would take the time of my life by today I’m doing a real throw back with Jeanne Crain since I’m really tired of winter. Now if you don’t mind something from the way way back. I’ll give you Drink to me only with thine eyes by Ben Johnson. Jen https://youtu.be/Egh60YkEUMo

    • I am working on giveaway posts for Austen Authors and listening to the soundtrack of the TV show “Providence,” a nice mix. I particularly like “Come Along.”
      1. In My Life – Shawn Colvin
      2. Laugh I Could Learn to Love – Gus
      3. The Things We’ve Handed Down – Marc Cohn
      4. Come Along – Titiyo
      5. Linger – Jonatha Brooke
      6. Forgive – Rebecca Lynn Howard
      7. What Do You Hear in These Sounds – Dar Williams
      8. Songbird – Eva Cassidy
      9. Let the Sun Fall Down – Kim Richey
      10. Con te Partiro – Andrea Bocelli
      11. In My Life – Chantal Kreviazuk
      12. Say Goodnight – Beth Nielsen Chapman

  2. Thanks, Regina. These are some of my favorites as well!

  3. carolcork says:

    What a great choice of songs, Regina. Here are some I would choose (you wouldn’t guess that I love musicals!)

    If I Loved You from Carousel – Gordon MacRea
    Love Me Tender from the movie of the same name – Elvis Presley
    We Kiss in the Shadow from The King and I – Vic Damone
    When You’re In Love from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers – Howard Keel and Jane Powell
    Cheek to Cheek from Top Hat – Fred Astaire
    All At Once from Summer Holiday – Cliff Richard
    True Love from High Society – Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly
    This is my Beloved from Kismet – Howard Keel and Ann Blyth
    People Will Say We’re In Love from Oklahoma – Gordon MacRea and Shirley Jones
    Belle Note from Lady and the Tramp – Peggy Lee and Sonny Burke

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