Amy and I were making music discs the other day and we got to thinking about perfect songs.
Perfect songs are those that set any standard by anybody.
We dived into the realm of genre then. We hit on "love songs" and tried to come up with a list of perfect love songs. Love songs don't have to be about the mushy stuff. They can be about the heart and heartache too.
Here's what we came up with:
"Stand By You" by The Pretenders
"What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong
"Black" by Pearl Jam
"Running to Stand Still" by U2
"At This Moment" by Billy Vera and the Beaters
"Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton
"Crying" by Roy Orbison
"Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O'Connor (written by Prince)
"Because the Night" by Natalie Merchant/10,000 Maniacs (written by The Boss)
I have to say that Amy came up with most of this list and I agreed wholeheartedly on each selection. This list is by no means definitive, but it is a start.