There Is A Light That Never Goes Out among the best 50 love songs of all times...

CeciDeMorrissey

Steven Patrick I Love You
... according to Entertainment Weekly magazine... Dunno if it was a poll or just a personal review, but when I read the news I was so hoping to see Morrissey in it, and he wasn't solo, but there they were The Smtihs... In place 38... Better than nothing :)

Many of them are just despicable crap (Beyoncé? Mary J. Blige? Hello!)... But you know, when have they been fair to us?

And where the hell is The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get!!! That's MY #1 :D

Complete List:

1. "God only knows"
The Beach Boys

2. "Can't help falling in love"
Elvis Presley

3. "Something"
The Beatles

4. "(You make me feel like) A natural woman"
Aretha Franklin

5. "Let's stay together"
Al Green

6. "I will always love you"
Whitney Houston

7. "Wild horses"
The Rolling Stones

8. "Sweet child o' mine"
Guns N' Roses

9. "All I want is you"
U2

10. "In your eyes"
Peter Gabriel

11. "Maybe I'm amazed"
Paul McCartney

12. "Ring of fire"
Johnny Cash

13. "When a man loves a woman"
Percy Sledge

14. "At last"
Etta James

15. "You send me"
Sam Cooke

16. "These arms of mine"
Otis Redding

17. "Unchained melody"
The Righteous Brothers

18. "Crazy in love"
Beyoncé

19. "Ain't no mountain high enough"
Marvin Gaye y Tammi Terrell

20. "If not for you"
Bob Dylan

21. "Time after time"
Cyndi Lauper

22. "Your song"
Elton John

23. "Purple rain"
Prince

24. "As"
Stevie Wonder

25. "Just like heaven"
The Cure

26. "No Ordinary Love"
Sade

27. "More than this"
Roxy Music

28. "The look of love"
Dusty Springfield

29. "Cherish"
The Association

30. "You're still the one"
Shania Twain

31. "Maps"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

32. "Yellow"
Coldplay

33. "I melt with you"
Modern English

34. "You're all I need to get by"
Method Man y Mary J. Blige

35. "Midnight train to Georgia"
Gladys Knight

36. "If I ain't got you"
Alicia Keys

37. "Rosalita"
Bruce Springsteen

38. "Chasing cars"
Snow Patrol

39. "There is a light that never goes out"
The Smiths

40. "A case of you"
Joni Mitchell

41. "Love will keep us together"
Captain and Tennille

42. "Upside down"
Diana Ross

43. "La la means I love you"
The Delfonics

44. "You got me"
The Roots

45. "I want you around"
The Ramones

46. "This must be the place"
Talking Heads

47. "This will be our year"
The Zombies

48. "Perfect day"
Lou Reed

49. "Fade into you"
Mazzy Star

50. "Be without you"
Mary J. Blige
 

Worm

Taste the diffidence
Oh my God. I never realized "Love Will Tear Us Apart" was a play on "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain and Tennille! Who said Ian didn't have a sense of humor?
 
Thanks for compiling the list; I got bored clicking through them one by one after about 4 songs.

"A Case of You" deserves to be much higher up that list, maybe in the top 5. But I'm ecstatic that they picked McCartney's "Maybe I'm Amazed," which never seems to be given the same attention as McCartney's other work, both with and without that 60s band that he was in.

And why "Just Like Heaven" instead of "Love Song" for The Cure's pick?
Or "Purple Rain" instead of "Forever in My Life" for Prince's?
Marshall Crenshaw's "T.M.D." or "Television Lights" also deserves to be on that list somewhere, if only he weren't criminally underrated.
 

CeciDeMorrissey

Steven Patrick I Love You
You're very welcome...

I've never understood the criteria they use to make these lists... I don't know either if it was a readers poll...
 
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SNS22

Not Dead Yet
Lists like this that are compiled by Mainstream presses..are just stupid and pointless....

I Know It's Over is of course, the best one ever written
 

wolve

the sad punk

Bassist-In-A-Tutu

New Member
Those fools obviously don't know what they are typing about. Surely There is a light should be TOP 5, not just top 50!?!?!?!? :p

Show me show me show me show me how you do that trick!

I Love The Cure, happy to see this up there too. I do love Love Song too, but this is just a kicking moving tune - you would have to be dead no to feel good listening to it!

Your just like a dream!
 

Amy

from the Ice Age to the dole age
Snow Patrol, Beyonce, Guns'N'Roses...and Paul McCartney


Appauling list. Truely.

Aww come on, "Maybe I'm Amazed" is a fantastic song :)
 

CeciDeMorrissey

Steven Patrick I Love You
Just before I became a Morrissey fan I really loved Maybe I'm Amazed... Such incredible love lyrics and powerful music.
 

SNS22

Not Dead Yet
At the risk of being ostricized...

My personal favorites

World Without You - Belinda Carlisle
Solace Of You - Living Colour
Never Let Me Down - David Bowie
One More Time - The Cure
Guardian Angel - Jane Wiedlin
Some Distant Memory - Electronic
Don't Let Go - The Lightning Seeds
The Stairs - INXS
These My Dreams Are Yours - Marc Almond
For You Only - Alison Moyet
Near Wild Heaven - REM
Is This? - Oingo Boingo
Maria Elena - The Smithereens
So Close - The Darling Buds
Best Years Of Our Lives - OMD
Waiting For You - The Bangles
I'm With You - The Go-Go's
I Won't Share You - The Smiths
Only You - Yazoo
 

CeciDeMorrissey

Steven Patrick I Love You
You know what, now that I'm reading the list, some of the choices are awful indeed, but I was thinking what a beautiful song is "Something" and how incredible it would sound in Morrissey's voice... But then he would be speaking of love for a "she", which could be quite weird for him... But anyway, I just imagined it as a cover by Morrissey and I know it would sound mesmerizing.
 
At the risk of being ostricized...

My personal favorites

World Without You - Belinda Carlisle
Solace Of You - Living Colour
Never Let Me Down - David Bowie
One More Time - The Cure
Guardian Angel - Jane Wiedlin
Some Distant Memory - Electronic
Don't Let Go - The Lightning Seeds
The Stairs - INXS
These My Dreams Are Yours - Marc Almond
For You Only - Alison Moyet
Near Wild Heaven - REM
Is This? - Oingo Boingo
Maria Elena - The Smithereens
So Close - The Darling Buds
Best Years Of Our Lives - OMD
Waiting For You - The Bangles
I'm With You - The Go-Go's
I Won't Share You - The Smiths
Only You - Yazoo

Surely there are some worthy songs that didn't come out in the 80s? :)
 

SNS22

Not Dead Yet
Surely there are some worthy songs that didn't come out in the 80s? :)

I'm not advocating these as the best, just stating my favorites...

Actually, several of those are from the 90's...

Solace Of You - 1990
Guardian Angel - 1990
Some Distant Memory -1990
Don't Let Go - 1990
The Stairs - 1990
Near Wild Heaven - 1991
Is This - 1990
Best Years Of Our Lives - 1994

I can't help it if I find most bands that have come out in the past 15 years...annoying and/or nauseating

I mean what the hell is this crap calling themselves Fountains Of Wayne and Blink 182? Utter Crap
 

Hellie

Lost
Call me insane but The More you Ignore Me is NOT a love song.I think its actually the opposite.May be I`ve interpreted it wrong.:confused:
 
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