Valentine's Day will soon be upon us..!
Dedicated to the One I Love
Emily and Sam have been pondering the meaning of Valentine's Day have discovered that there are two possible origins to this special day. Many believe that the day is named after an Early Christian martyr named Valentine and that the day became further associated with romance and love during the time of Chaucer in the High Middle Ages when courtly love was both fashionable and flourishing.
An alternative theory is derived from the story of St. Valentine who suffered rejection from his mistress and was so heartbroken that he cut out his own heart and sent it to her as a token of his undying love.
Whichever theory strikes a chord with you, there are plenty of love songs on which to muse and reflect the passion and the pain of romantic love. Some of Emily's and Sam's favourites are listed below :
I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton
Dedicated to the One I Love - Mamas and Papas
Love Hurts - Gram Parson and EmmyLou Harris
Ever Fallen in Love with Someone - The Buzzcocks
You Are the Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder
Nothing Compares to You - Sinead O'Connor
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Crazy - Patsy Cline
Woman in Love - Barbra Streisand
It's Not Right but It's OK - Whitney Houston
I'm Stone in Love with You - The Stylistics
PS...did you know that it was on Valentine's Day in 1984 that Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean won the Olympic Gold Medal with Bolero.... have a look