Not Alone Series: Love Songs

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If God is love, then every love song is a song about God. What are your favorite love songs? They can be about romantic relationships, family relationships, or the love of God. What is your favorite hymn or Christian pop song about love? What secular love songs are your favorite? Have you ever heard a song that didn’t seem like it was about love on the surface, but after further listens, you heard the truth? If you’re married, what was your first dance song?

Welcome back, ladies! I’m excited to have NAS back in my life. Laura of A Single Drop in the Ocean, our new co-host, will be running the show on Instagram and in our Facebook Group.

This week’s link-up prompt was inspired by brainstorming (which I did for NAS even though I detest brainstorming) and by one of my most popular posts. Its popularity is mostly due to my linking up very early—I think I was poster #2 or 3!—but I’d like to think that it’s also popular because love is a language everyone can understand. I still enjoy all of the songs on that list, but I have a few original twists to add for this take.

My favorite “love song” that is definitely not a love song: “Love Song,” by Sara Bareilles

This also wins for “most misleading title.” Scuttlebutt says that Bareilles was asked to write a contemporary pop love song when she was first signed to her label. She refused and wrote this song instead, which has as a lyric, “I’m not gonna write you a love song ’cause you asked for it.” And she got famous anyway. (I also like this one for karaoke.)

My favorite song about loving God: “Love Song for a Savior,” by Jars of Clay

My actual theme song is “Vow to Vowels,” but a good friend once told me this Jars of Clay song reminded him of me. It was such a lovely compliment. And don’t we all just want to fall in love with God? This video is a remix I greatly enjoy.

My favorite song about searching singles: “Hide Away,” by Daya

This was my jam for a while. It’s a question every single lady asks: “Where do the good boys go to hide away?” In my case, they are mostly already married to my friends. I’m very grateful for Mr. Man, as is every woman who has found a good man a little later in life. Don’t you sometimes wish butterfly nets were an effective man-catching device, though?

My favorite song about family love: “A Song for Mama,” by Boyz II Men

Throwback! I do not recommend the movie this song was associated with, but the song is lovely. I wanted to go with the Backstreet Boys, but I can’t remember how their mom song goes, so this one wins. This is not the best rendition, but its the least sketchy-looking video. (Why aren’t there any sweet ballads about dads? Do dads not like songs? Recommend one for me. A song, not a dad.)

What are your favorite love songs? Do you hate sappy love songs, or were you suddenly cutting onions right as you clicked the play button? Share your thoughts this week!


Next topic, on October 18: Sacrifice for Singles (link up here at Lindsay Loves)

We hear all the time about the call of married people to sacrifice for the sake of their spouses, and we all know parents make sacrifices for their children. Religious sisters sacrifice just by taking vows! But if you don’t have a spouse, a child, a community, or even a pet, how do you build a spirit of sacrifice? How do you determine the difference between selfishness and supporting yourself? What are some ways that you offer sacrifices for the people in your life? (Thanks to Laura and Katie for the suggestion!)

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I never knew the background of the first song and think that is really clever. I’ve also always liked that song.

I really like Love Song of a Savior but my friend once told me about a girl on a retreat that did a really awkward “interpretive dance” to that song and after that I just cannot listen to the song the same way.

I feel like there are songs about dads but I can’t think of any. I think most of them are dads singing about their daughters like Butterfly Kisses (#allthefeels and tears) and Cinderella by Steven Curtis Chapman.

I like the format you used on this post so I’m going to use it as well in my post! I went and listened to your other post and really liked all those songs too. :)

    Oh, I hate it when a weird memory ruins a song for me! I have a couple of those.

    I forgot about “Cinderella”! I have never been a “Butterfly Kisses” girl, though. I’ve been wearing glasses since I was seven, so the logistics would be tricky.

I don’t know any of these songs, but I love this format. I’ll probably steal it too! I find love songs the hardest songs to pick out because I’m just not sentimental at all.

For a “dad song,” I always imagined the narrator of Liitle Lion Man by Mumford and Sons as a father talking to his son. I do wish there was a “clean” version of this song though, due to the offensive word in the refrain.

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