OK, Ricochet. The hour is upon us (or at least drawing close for those of us on the West Coast). What songs would you include on tonight's agenda as some of the best love songs of all time? A few of my nominations:
"To Make You Feel My Love" -- I'll admit to generally being far too bourgeois to get much out of Bob Dylan, but this is a beautiful lyric with a lullaby of a melody. Thankfully, the most popular versions (Garth Brooks, Adele, and Billy Joel, amongst others, have recorded it) don't bear the imprint of Dylan's voice. There's also a version by Jeremy Irons that I recommend googling if you'd like to have the song destroyed for you forever more.
"Come Rain or Come Shine" -- One of the all-time greats. I suggest the Ray Charles version for its aching beauty.
"The Way You Look Tonight" -- I had to limit myself to one standard (sorry, EJHill) and this one takes the cake."When I Fall in Love" would be a close second.
"Michelle" -- Sure, this doesn't quite work unless you happen to be with someone who shares the song's name, but it's surely one of the most beautiful melodies ever churned out by Lennon & McCartney. Other contenders from the Beatles would include "Something" and "Here, There, and Everywhere."
"Let's Stay Together" -- If you're celebrating Valentine's Day without Reverend Al Green ... you're doing something wrong.