To celebrate love, I give you the most unabashedly happy song ever performed, and an excellent example of that stepchild of love songs: the long-distance love song.
I have a running list in my head of long-distance love songs, and it’s time I got it down onscreen. Please add to the list.
- “Walkin’ on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves
- “All My Lovin'” – The Beatles
- “Honey Pie” – The Beatles
- “Leaving on a Jet Plane” – Peter, Paul and Mary (written by John Denver)
- “Babe” – Styx
- “So Far Away” – Carol King
- “Digital Getdown” – ‘NSync (seriously)
- “Rocket Man” – Elton John
- “Space Odyssey” – David Bowie
- “Every Time You Go Away” – Paul Young (written by Daryl Hall)
- “Please, Mr. Postman” – The Marvelettes
- “500 Miles” – The Proclaimers
Digital Getdown! Love it! How about Ain’t No Sunshine by Bill Withers?
Oooh. Good one!
So Far Away by Dire Straits; Sweet Thing by Van Morrison (although I may be interpreting the long-distanceness); Faithfully by Journey… Ooo this is fun! I’ll be thinking about this all day.
Oh, good lord. Faithfully. I hang my head in shame.