*Sigh.* I love Bryan Adams! Okay not literally, but I love his music. This is a man who really knows women. His ballads are stinkin’ amazing. I was trying to figure out what I was going to do for this week’s select-a-set and on came a song by Adams and I thought to myself “I love Bryan Adams!” Oh. There it was all wrapped neatly for me – this week’s select-a-set along with a title that fits with my theme this month. Who knew it could be that easy?
This is a double whammy because one – I think he’s fantastic (I can’t say love a third time, it’ll get weird). There is also the fact that it is The Love Month and Adams is so great with ballads/love songs that it’s a fit that’s too good to be true. Again, it struck me so quickly and lately I’ve been struggling a little bit with coming up with original sets. I’m going to have to go through all my sets (which by now is kind of a lot) and make sure I don’t do duplicates. That’s a mini-project, but hopefully totally worth it. Anyway, I digress. On to the fabulous music.
First up – “Thought I Died and Gone to Heaven.” I love this song – not trying to overdo it on all the “love” but I really do. Every time I hear this song my heart goes nuts. Part of it is it brings me back to my middle school years when I’d go to the skating rink with my friends. I could skate around the rink, put my arms up and feel like I was flying. It was so freeing. Plus I think everyone can relate to that moment when you realize that time spent with that special person is more than just a fleeting moment. It’s that – special. Such a great feeling.
Second – “Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman.” This song is on the soundtrack for “Don Juan DeMarco” starring Johnny Depp. Need I say more? The movie is excellent – it’s sweet and romantic with a really amazingly hot man but it’s also a good romantic story, perfect for The Love Month. The song solidified my opinion that Adams really understands women. The lyrics really tap into the heart of most women and what we’re hoping for, etc. Plain and simple – it’s a beautiful song.
Third – “Heaven.” This song is so beautiful. Again, Adams hits the mark with a real gem of a song with lyrics that truly express a relationship that’s matured. Love this!