Ah, the holidays have finally arrived! Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanza, then New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day itself are just around the corner.
One of the best parts about the holiday season is the setting. In many parts of the United States and the Western Hemisphere snow falls and fireplaces are lit. This, coupled with the celebrations among family and friends, holiday parties, and fun events like caroling and ice skating truly set the scene for togetherness … and love.
Maybe these reasons and others are why so many people associate the holidays and love with music! Holiday music sure has a way of resonating with people and making memories that last a lifetime. With that in mind, BIOLIFE4D has put its creative heads together to share what we consider to be the Top 8 Songs that pull on our heartstrings:
“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” – Written by Darlene Love but famously covered by legendary rock N roll band U2, this song captured the hearts of listeners everywhere when Bono crooned it in 1987. Line of love: “They’re singing Deck The Halls, But it’s not like Christmas at all, ‘Cause I remember when you were here, And all the fun we had last year”
“My Only Wish This Year” – Britney Spears wrote this contemporary pop song, and even the non-Britney fans enjoy it each year. Line of love: “And all I want is one thing, Tell me my true love is here”
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” – This Christmas regular was written in 1944 by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, but popularized by so many great artists over the years. Among them, Sam Smith, who truly nailed it in 2014. Line of love: “Through the years we all will be together, If the fates allow”
“The Idea of Growing Old” – This little diddy by The Features includes some memorable lines that make you want to light the fireplace. Line of love: “You in your kerchief and me in my cap, We can settle down for an afternoon nap. You turn me on to the idea of growing old”
“White Christmas” – Nothing tugs on the ol’ heartstrings like Ol’ Blue Eyes himself! This song needs no introduction. Line of love: “May your days be merry and bright, And may all your Christmases be white”
“Put a Little Love in Your Heart” – Written by Jackie DeShannon, the song’s legend has grown with performances by Dolly Parton, as well as covers by Annie Lenox and Al Green. Line of love: “If you want the world to know, we won’t let hatred grow, Put a little love in your heart”
“It Really is a Wonderful Life” – This Mindy Jones song expresses sentiment that makes us all wish to spend time with a loved one. Line of love: “Never before have I loved ‘Silent Night’ so, But now that you’re here by my side”
“All I Want for Christmas is You” – This iconic Christmas song written by one of the most recognized song of love artists of the 90s, Mariah Carey, is sure to touch your heart. Line of love: “I just want you for my own, More than you could ever know, Make my wish come true.”
Happy holidays to all!