What are some love songs that won't make me cry?
May 13, 2009 8:22 PM Subscribe
I want to find more songs about happy people in satisfying long-term relationships.
posted by tomatofruit to media & arts (65 answers total) 78 users marked this as a favorite
A few years ago, I made a mix CD of love songs as an anniversary gift for my husband. We still listen to it in the car once in a while, but it strikes me just how many of the songs are depressing, once you stop to listen to the lyrics. Too many of the songs, while quite romantic in a way, involve cheating, relationships ultimately ending, or the death of one or both partners. I'd like to make "volume 2", but I'm having a really hard time coming up with songs that are unambiguously happy.
So, what are some cheerful songs about love--specifically, in long term relationships--that don't involve cheatin' or dyin'? I'm primarily looking for upbeat rock music with a good tempo for driving, since mix CDs always live in our car; however, we're also big fans of folk music, so suggestions in that genre would be great. A couple of songs that fit what I'm looking for are "Looking Back on Today" by The Ataris, and "Normal Life" by July For Kings.