Why does it seem to me today that romance is GONE from popular culture? Songs and films are all about sex, sex, sex. It's starting to become boring and ugly...yet another song about getting it on, yet another movie with the compulsory sex scene....whatever.
When I was around 8/9 years old I had a teenaged babysitter who would put me to bed and then listen to records in the living room. I would lie with my ear to the wall and listen to the music, and she always played two particular songs, each and every time. I couldn't hear the lyrics, and I hadn't even hit puberty yet, and yet I would lie there in the dark and cry and cry and cry. You know, that really good crying, not because you're sad, but because you're filled with powerful emotion that's connected to something called love.
Now, please don't laugh at me...well...at least, don't laugh in my commentbox, but I watched "Twilight" last week, and I think there's something about Edward and Bella that almost captures that old-fashioned notion of romance. But they don't have a tear-jerking theme song, and that's just wrong.
In any case, here are the two songs my babysitter loved, and which still make me cry.