Maybe it’s because I saw Barry Manilow on Broadway last night (highly recommended), but my Valentine’s Day morning commute was all about the love songs. Now, I don’t normally feel guilt over anything I genuinely enjoy — even if I should — but only on Valentine’s Day would I let myself string these hits together:
Barry Manilow’s “Weekend in New England”: He sounded exactly the same last night, as did the crowd’s collective “Ah” after the first notes. The key change gives me chills.
Air Supply’s “Chances”:
Neil Diamond’s “Hello Again”:
Andy Gibb’s “Me (Without You)”:
Lionel Richie and Kenny Rogers’ “Lady”:
Oak Ridge Boys’ “Make My Life With You”: I love when they go a cappella at 2:25.
Neal McCoy’s “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye”: He once dedicated it to my parents when they attended his concert on their anniversary. I’d like to think the line, “If you must go I won’t grieve/ If you wait a lifetime before you leave” gives my mother some comfort now that my wonderful father has passed.
Lorrie Morgan’s “Something in Red”:
Your turn. What song(s) have or will you listen to unapologetically today?