SINGAPORE 60's: ANDY'S POP MUSIC INFLUENCE: ON THE MUSIC N MEMORY TRAIL IS MY OWN BLOG N ROLL PROJECT. NOSTALGIA IS PERSONAL HISTORY N PICTURES TELL STORIES. (I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO YOU-TUBE VIDEOS, AUDIO TRACKS OR IMAGES. THEY ARE UPLOADED FOR EDUCATIONAL AND ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY. MOST ARTICLES AND SOME IMAGES ARE ORIGINAL, COPYRIGHTED AND LABELLED SUCH. KNOWLEDGE IS FREE. COPYRIGHTS ARE NOT. ANDY YOUNG. November, 2008).





Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine Day Songs Through The Years

Greeting Cards And Roses Sell Well:
"Valentine’s Day is the February 14th holiday where lovers traditionally exchange love notes and romantic gifts. According to the U.S.Greeting Card Association, Valentine’s Day is the second most popular day for sending greeting cards trailing only Christmas. Recently, more and more valentines are sent electronically."

Any Valentine Song?

I went through many websites in search of songs suitable for Valentine's Day and then realise that many songs from the 50's, 60's and 70's are love songs, meant to be sung anytime between lovers and not necessarily during special occasions.

So here's my own personal list of love songs for Valentine's Day with the #first and last song as favourites:
The Silver Strings with Shirley Nair You're The Boy. Video: Cap Oldies

Andy's Personal List Of Love Songs:

Singapore Pops:

1) Within You'll Remain - Tokyo Square
1) My Lonely Heart - The Thunderbirds
2) You're The Boy - The Silver Strings
3) I Know - Naomi and The Boys
4) Selina - The Dukes
5) Love Is Blue - Heather
   
International Pops

1) Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? - Jim Reeves#
2) Fly Me To The Moon - Brenda Lee, Frank Sinatra
3) Eternally - Petula Clark
4) Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
5) Fascination - Jane Morgan

6) I Love You For Sentimental Reasons - Dinah Shore
7) A Groovy Kind of Love - Mindbender, Petula Clark
8) All You Need Is Love - Beatles
9) Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
10) Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley

11) I'll Be There - Michael Jackson
12) I Love You Because - Jim Reeves
13) I Want To Hold Your Hand - Beatles
14) You Belong To My Heart - Bing Crosby
15) You Belong To Me - Jo Stafford

16) And I Love Her - Beatles
17) I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles
18) Endless Love -Lionel Ritchie
19) I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
20) How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees

21) To Know Him Is To Love Him - The Teddy Bears
22) That's Amore - Dean Martin
23) To Sir With Love - Lulu
24) Roses Are Red -Bobby Vinton
25) Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain and Tenille

26) I Think I Love You - Partridge Family
27) She Loves You - Beatles
28) What's Love Got To Do With It - Tina Turner
29) This Guy's In Love With You - Herb Alpert n Tijuana Brass
30) If I Give My Heart To You - Doris Day
31) Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley#

A Happy Valentine's Day To All.

Original Article: Andy Lim Collection.
Image: Google.

(This article is a repeat from 2010)

14 comments:

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

This posting has been rejuvenated to include Singapore Hits from the 60's.

ALVIN GOH said...

Happy Valentine's Day Andy. You have a long life. Met a stranger going for a check up. And he talks about you. Small world. You are famous.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Ha, ha. I don't want fame. Just more readers to read this blog about local music and its international influence.

Thanks for writing in.

JACKIE L. said...

Happy Valentine's Day my friend.

SPYeo (a frequent contributor) said...

Happy Valentine's Day. God Bless You and Your Family.

LIM KUAN MIN said...

Happy Valentine's Day

DR A.K. said...

I said a Valentine prayer for you
and asked the Lord God above
to fill your heart and bless your soul
With the precious gift of holy love...

PATRICK CHAN (BAND LEADER, LEAD GUITARIST 'THE PATRICIANS') said...

Hi Andy,
Thank you for your post. Your list of songs will make for happy singing on Valentine's Day or any day... for sure.

Probably I would add WONDERFUL TONIGHT by Eric Clapton. Also a good thing you have rejuvenated your list to include hits made in Singapore. I would pick MY LONELY HEART. This iconic song recorded with the sound backing of awesome Fender guitars and plenty of echo effects... was the embodiment of the Singapore's 60's music scene particularly for the baby boomers.

Even today whenever we perform, this song will always attract positive response. I am not sure whether it was their original composition.

A Happy Valentine's Day to all.

(PATRICK has a PAT'S LIVE BAND chat group via WHAT'S APP)

M. WONG said...

Valentine's Day
Is not only for Lovers
But also for those family and friends
Who care for each other
Through out the year !

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

ZAINAL ABIDIN (LEADER, BASSIST, 'THE DUKES') said...

"There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship." Thomas Aquinas.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, MY FRIEND!

JOHN CHER (WRITER/ PERCUSSIONIST) said...

Happy Valentine's Day

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Hi guys,

A Happy Valentine's Day to all.

Some of you I've met and some I haven't. Thanks for being so kind and tolerant with my blog postings, especially to those who are still reading them.

Please write in to tell me how I can improve the blog if you have the time.

Meantime have a great day with the ones you love.

Sincerely,
andy.

(My email group).

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO MY TWITTER FOLLOWERS: THE WORLD NEEDS LOVE, LOTS OF LOVE AND MUSIC.

JANE DICK MANITOBA CANADA said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you too Andy, and to all your family.
Warmest regards,
Jane Dick