Let Me Call You Sweetheart A hit for The Peerless Quartet in 1910, covered tons of times - including by Bette Midler in 1979 for "The Rose"
Let me call you Sweetheart, I'm in love with you.
Let me hear you whisper that you love me too.
Keep the love-light glowing in your eyes so true.
Let me call you "Sweetheart," I'm in love with you.
I've Got You Under My Skin Cole Porter1936. A hit for Frank Sinatra, The Four Seasons, Louis Prima & Keely Smith, Cab Calloway, Josephine Baker, Lee Wiley, Steve Barton, Michael Bolton, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Gloria Gaynor, Diana Krall, Dinah Washington,Maysa, Michael Bublé, Katharine McPhee, James Darren, Cesare Siepi, Al Bowlly, Neneh Cherry, Bill Evans, Jim Hall, Seether.......... and used in 2009 for the action film Gamer.
I would sacrifice anything come what might
For the sake of having you near, in spite
Of a warning voice that comes in the night
It repeats, how it yells in my ear
All I Have to Do Is Dream: #1 for the Everly Brothers in 1958; # 14 for Richard Chamberlain in 1963; #27 by Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell in 1969; #66 by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band' in 1975; #51 by Andy Gibb and Victoria Principal in 1981; Middling UK hit for Ant & Dec (PJ & Duncan) in 1996; Encore for every Gutter Twins (Mark Lanegan & Greg Dulli) concert in 2009.
I can make you mine
Taste your lips of wine
Anytime, night or day
Anyone Who Had a Heart: Top 10 for Dionne Warwick (US) in 1963 and Cilla Black (UK) in 1964; Shelby Lynne's 2007 cover was a top iTunes download in December, 2007; #77 in 2008 for Atomic Kitten.
Every time you go away - I always say this time it's goodbye dear
Loving you the way I do - I take you back
Without you I'd die dear - knowing I love you, so
Only youOnly You (And You Alone): #1 for The Platters in 1955; #1 for Ringo Starr in 1974; Sung by a penguin in "Happy Feet" in 2006 and by chipmunks in the Alvin and the Chipmunks movie in 2007.
Can make this world seem right
Can make darkness bright
You'd think that people would have had enought of silly love songs.
But I look around me and I see it isn't so..
I was listening to an album last night that turned out to be not much more than routine love songs and thought to myself, not for the first time either, that we really don't need any more love songs. Haven't for awhile, really. It's not like there's anything new to say on the topic. We could use some credit crunch songs. Bring on the renewable energy extraction technique ballads. I might even shell out for an iTunes download of a rousing anthem about mapping the human DNA genome. But love? Here ye all you songwriters out there - you can stop now. Whatever you got to say was already said a century ago. Nothing else rhymes with baby baby.
I'm thinking we at RR should make a list of 10 love songs (or 20 or 50 if people think it is appropriate), give it the RR stamp of approval and send it to the UN Musical Security Council for a resolution. Come on, who's with me?