Episode 14 | Valentine Special

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Valentine Special

Our Valentine Special features listener-requested songs of love and dedications. We start with tender tunes of the 20’s and journey through a century of your romantic favorites!


TRACK LIST

 

It Had To Be You Frank Sinatra (00:00:40)

I’ve Got a Crush On You Linda Ronstadt (00:04:39)

Always Patsy Cline (00:08:15)

Hawaiian Wedding Song Danny Couch (00:11:00)

The Way You Look Tonight Billie Holiday (00:14:38)

At Last Etta James (00:17:47)

Unforgettable Nat King Cole (00:20:51)

Unchained Melody The Righteous Brothers (00:24:32)

Chances Are Johnny Mathis (00:28:13)

Til There Was You The Beatles (00:31:22)

You Send Me Sam Cooke (00:33:51)

Can’t Help Falling in Love Elvis Presley (00:36:43)

You’re My World Cilla Black (00:39:43)

To Sir With Love Lulu (00:42:42)

Nights In White Satin The Moody Blues (00:45:27)

The Look of Love Dusty Springfield (00:50:12)

Lady of the Island Crosby, Stills & Nash (00:54:02)

Maybe I’m Amazed Paul McCartney (00:56:45)

Close To You The Carpenters (01:00:38)

Your Song Elton John (01:04:17)

Let’s Stay Together Al Green (01:08:19)

The Air That I Breathe The Hollies (01:11:45)

You Are So Beautiful Joe Cocker (01:16:05)

Evergreen Barbra Streisand (01:18:45)

Silver Springs Fleetwood Mac (01:22:00)

Right Down the Line Gerry Rafferty (01:26:39)

Tennessee Whiskey Chris Stapleton (01:31:03)

Waiting For a Girl Like You Foreigner (01:35:53)

Key Largo Bertie Higgins (01:40:22)

Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler (01:43:36)

Faithfully Journey (01:48:22)

The Story of My Life Neil Diamond (01:53:05)

The Lady In Red Chris de Burgh (01:56:44)

After All Cher & Peter Cetera (02:00:52)

Have I Told You Lately Rod Stewart (02:04:55)

I Swear All-4-One (02:09:02)

Forever Ben Harper (02:13:18)

Look What Love Has Done To Me Suzy Bogguss (02:16:42)

If I Ain’t Got You Alicia Keys (02:21:23)

A Thousand Years Christina Perri (02:25:09)

Valentine Jim Brickman & Martina McBride (02:29:50)

LOVELANE RADIO EPISODE 14 – VALENTINE SPECIAL

Hello and welcome to LoveLane Radio, where we celebrate life with love, joy and music.  I’m Linda Davison, and I’m honored to host our Valentine Special.  Feel free to listen to this Show year-round, any time you’re in the mood for timeless songs of love.  For this All-Request Episode, you’ve selected a wonderful collection of romantic classics from the past century.  The LoveLane starts at tunes of the 20’s and we’ll travel through decades of love songs chosen by our listeners.  

 

Let’s start with Ol’ Blue Eyes…Francis and Michael requested Frank Sinatra’s cover of a 1924 melody, “It Had To Be You”…..

 

SONG 1 It Had To Be You Frank Sinatra

 

Another 1920’s favorite was composed by George and Ira Gershwin.  Kathy and Alan asked for Linda Ronstadt’s gorgeous rendition of this song.  Here’s Linda….

 

SONG 2 I’ve Got a Crush On You Linda Ronstadt

 

Our next song was written by Irving Berlin as a wedding gift, and the requested version is sung by the legendary Patsy Cline.  Here’s Patsy, from Roger, and dedicated to Lewis…

 

SONG 3 Always Patsy Cline

 

Joe and Rita have wonderful memories of the island paradise of Hawaii, and requested Danny Couch’s rendition of this 1926 song written for the operetta, “Prince of Hawaii.”  Here’s Danny with the Hawaiian Wedding Song…

 

SONG 4 Hawaiian Wedding Song Danny Couch

 

Moving into the 30’s, the incomparable “Lady Day” Billie Holiday sings Jesse and John’s favorite, from 1936, “The Way You Look Tonight”….

 

SONG 5 The Way You Look Tonight Billie Holiday

 

Up next is a 1941 all-time favorite.  It’s so popular, it was requested by two couples, who found their soulmates later in life.  For Liz and Steve, as well as Toni and Rudy, here is Etta James with, “At Last”…

 

SONG 6 At Last Etta James

 

The LoveLane is now traveling through songs of the 50’s, and listeners celebrating their 25th Anniversary requested the song they first danced to at their wedding.  Happy Anniversary to Joan and James, and I hope you are dancing now to the legendary Nat King Cole and “Unforgettable”….

 

SONG 7 Unforgettable Nat King Cole

 

Marian and Drew love to listen to music while boating off the coast of California.  They requested one of their favorites, written in 1955 and performed by The Righteous Brothers, featuring Bobbie Hatfield’s heartfelt vocal.  This one’s for you, Marian and Drew….

 

SONG 8 Unchained Melody The Righteous Brothers

 

Randie and Dennis had the opportunity to meet Johnny Mathis and when Dennis told Johnny “Chances Are” was playing when he got his first kiss, Johnny replied, “You owe me!”  Here’s Johnny from 1957 with one of Randie and Dennis’ favorite songs….

 

SONG 9 Chances Are Johnny Mathis

 

Composer Meredith Willson wrote songs for the Broadway and film hit “The Music Man” in 1957.  Paul McCartney particularly liked the melody, “Til There Was You” and recorded it with The Beatles.  For Sherri and Collin, here’s Paul…

 

SONG 10 Til There Was You The Beatles

 

1957 was a fabulous year for American music, and here is another classic from the legendary singer-songwriter Sam Cooke.  Melanie and Dennis didn’t know each other very well in high school, but sparks flew at a reunion and the rest is history.  Here’s Sam singing their favorite, “You Send Me”….

 

SONG 11 You Send Me Sam Cooke

 

Moving into the 60’s, another decade filled with a treasure trove of some of the best music of all time, we’ll start with a listener request for a song showing the softer side of the King of Rock and Roll.  For Patty and Jack, here’s Elvis with “Can’t Help Falling in Love”….

 

SONG 12 Can’t Help Falling in Love Elvis Presley

 

From 1964 comes a song requested by Elva, with love and in honor of her grandchildren.  Cilla Black sings, “You’re My World”…

 

SONG 13 You’re My World Cilla Black

 

LoveLane Listener Vicki requested a classic which evokes memories of a first love….from 1967, here is Lulu singing the title song from the hit movie, “To Sir With Love”….

 

SONG 14 To Sir With Love Lulu

 

Our next song was requested by Melinda, with loving memories of her husband, Chris.  In sickness and in health, they shared a special love.  For Melinda, here is her favorite band, The Moody Blues, with “Nights In White Satin”….

 

SONG 15 Nights In White Satin The Moody Blues

 

You’re listening to LoveLane Radio’s Valentine Special.  Thank you for supporting LoveLane and a special thanks to people who requested these great songs for all of us to enjoy!

 

Speaking of great songs, here is another beauty, requested by Starra.  For her this is a special song with a special memory…from 1967, here is the unmistakable voice of Dusty Springfield….

 

SONG 16 The Look of Love Dusty Springfield

 

This show has been a joy to create because listeners have introduced me to artists and songs previously unfamiliar to me.  I love Crosby, Stills & Nash but hadn’t heard our next melody, “Lady of the Island.”  It’s a beautiful, sensual song, and this one is for Ann and Dennis…


SONG 17 Lady of the Island Crosby, Stills & Nash

 

As the LoveLane arrives at the ‘70s, we’ll begin with a classic that is on many lists as one of the best love songs of all time.  Written by Paul McCartney for his wife Linda, and requested by Maria and Mike, here is, “Maybe I’m Amazed”….

 

SONG 18 Maybe I’m Amazed Paul McCartney

 

Another song from 1970 was composed by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and introduced America to The Carpenters.  It is a special song for another David, and his wife Donna….here are The Carpenters with, “Close To You”….

 

SONG 19 Close To You The Carpenters

 

One of our lovely listeners Kathy requested another timeless tune noted on many all-time best love song lists, “Your Song,” by Elton John.  It brings precious memories to mind when she hears it.  For Kathy, here is “Your Song”…

 

SONG 20 Your Song Elton John

 

Yet another melody often noted as one of the best love songs ever is “Let’s Stay Together” by the legendary Al Green.  This one is for Gloria and George….

 

SONG 21 Let’s Stay Together Al Green

 

I am especially honored to make our next dedication, because the person to whom the song is dedicated is a member of the band who recorded this song!  Roselyn would like to dedicate this classic to Terry Sylvester of The Hollies.  Terry sang harmony vocals and played rhythm guitar on this recording.  Thank you, Roselyn, for requesting this wonderful song, and thank you, Terry for your incredible talent.  Here are The Hollies, with “The Air That I Breathe.”

 

SONG 22 The Air That I Breathe The Hollies

 

As you can tell, people love the love songs of the 70’s!  Next, for Robin and Kirk, we have another timeless love song, written by Van Morrison and performed by Joe Cocker.  They played this song at their wedding.  For Robin and Kirk, here is, “You Are So Beautiful”…

SONG 23 You Are So Beautiful Joe Cocker

 

Our next request is from Debbie and Gary.  Together they have met many challenges through the years and their love remains ever strong.  They requested the Academy Award winner for Best Original Song, from the 1976 movie “A Star Is Born” and written by Barbra Streisand and Paul Williams.  Here’s Barbra with, “Evergreen”…

 

SONG 24 Evergreen Barbra Streisand

 

Next up is a request from a lovely lady, Tess, and she requested a 1976 Fleetwood Mac classic written by Stevie Nicks.  For Tess and DMC, here is “Silver Springs”….

 

SONG 25 Silver Springs Fleetwood Mac

 

For many years, Carol and Jon had to spend a lot of time apart, and now they are joyful because they can share their love together every day.  For Carol and Jon, here is Gerry Rafferty with, “Right Down the Line.”

 

SONG 26 Right Down the Line Gerry Rafferty

 

Thank you for listening to LoveLane Radio’s Valentine Special.  We’ll continue our show with your requested songs from the 1980’s.

 

Genie and Jeff are an inspiration because, although it took some time and a few winding roads to get there, they found each other and make each other happy every day.  For Genie and Jeff, here’s a song written in 1981 and later became a huge hit with Chris Stapleton’s 2015 cover – “Tennessee Whiskey”….

 

SONG 27 Tennessee Whiskey Chris Stapleton

 

Our next song request comes from a couple with a story similar to Genie and Jeff’s…Kari and Dan are happy and grateful to have found each other.  Dan tells Kari that he’s been “Waiting For a Girl Like You.”  Here’s Foreigner…

 

SONG 28 Waiting For a Girl Like You Foreigner

 

Suzanne and Robert have been happily married for years, with their life’s journey taking them from California to Georgia.  Here’s their first dance song from their wedding, Bertie Higgins with “Key Largo”….

 

SONG 29 Key Largo Bertie Higgins

 

Next is another very special dedication.  Estella asked that we dedicate Bette Midler’s song from the movie, “Beaches” in loving memory of her Mamasita, Teresa.  This one is for you and your dear mother, Estella.  Here’s Bette….

 

SONG 30 Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler

 

Our next request is from another wonderful listener, Sherie.  This song brings back wonderful memories for her and she asked that we play Journey’s classic love song, “Faithfully”…

SONG 31 Faithfully Journey

 

I would like to share with you the very touching story of this next request.  On their 20th wedding anniversary, Diane was aware that Jim had made dinner reservations for them.  What she didn’t expect was that before they left for dinner, Jim put this record on the player and danced to this song with Diane before they left.  Thirty happy years later, they just celebrated their 50th Anniversary.  Congratulations Diane and Jim!  I’m very honored to play your special song.  From Neil Diamond, here is “The Story of My Life”…..

 

SONG 32 The Story of My Life Neil Diamond

 

Next is a melody requested by Karen and Jay.  It’s one of the most romantic songs ever, written by Chris de Burgh about the first time he saw his future wife.  From 1986, here’s Chris singing, “The Lady in Red”…..

 

SONG 33 The Lady in Red Chris de Burgh

 

Our next dedication is to Diana and Joe.  Life is complicated and there have been “stops and starts” throughout their relationship, and many amazing experiences.  For Diana and Joe here are Cher and Peter Cetera with, “After All”….

 

SONG 34 After All Cher & Peter Cetera

 

Our last 80’s tune was written and performed by Van Morrison in 1989, and we’ll play Rod Stewart’s cover from 1993.  Another timeless love song, this one is for Donna and Mick….

 

SONG 35 Have I Told You Lately Rod Stewart

 

As the LoveLane enters the 90’s, we have a request from listeners Jenny and Pom.  They love to dance to this special song.  From the group All-4-One, here is “I Swear”…..

 

SONG 36 I Swear All-4-One

 

Next is another song that was new to me but I’m glad it was requested by Delcie and Mike – it’s beautiful.  From Ben Harper in 1994, here is, “Forever”…

 

SONG 37 Forever Ben Harper

 

Our next request was also a new discovery for me, and it’s another wonderful song.  Dedicated to Kathy and Kim, it’s “their song” from 1999, “Look What Love Has Done To Me”….

 

SONG 38 Look What Love Has Done To Me Suzy Bogguss

 

We’re nearing the end of our musical journey, and our next requested songs are from the 21st century….

Brenda and Barry recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary and they requested this song from the beautiful Alicia Keys.  It was the first song they danced to as man and wife.  From 2004 here is Alicia with, “If I Ain’t Got You”….

 

SONG 39 If I Ain’t Got You Alicia Keys

 

Our final listener request is a touching performance by singer-songwriter Christina Perri.  Arlene and Manny, this song is for you.  From Christina, here is, “A Thousand Years”…

 

SONG 40 A Thousand Years Christina Perri

 

Thank you, Arlene, Manny and everyone who requested these wonderful songs.  I am grateful for your support and thank you for listening!  I welcome all to join our Twitter and Facebook community; we have an enthusiastic group of people who love timeless music. Your iTunes and Facebook Reviews are also greatly appreciated.

 

This is your host Linda Davison saying goodbye for now, and I hope you are living Life in the LoveLane.  To play us out, here are Jim Brickman and Martina McBride with Jim’s composition, “Valentine.”  I wish you love on Valentine’s Day and always…

 

SONG 41 Valentine Jim Brickman & Martina McBride