Smorgasbord Music Column – The top six Romantic Last Dance Ballads of all time – In my opinion….


When I think back to my teens and the intervening years, there are some romantic songs that take your breath away. I have picked six end of the night dance tracks to share with you today from each of the decades that I have loved music.  Feel free to whisk your partner onto the dance floor.

I would love to hear from you. What is the one song that makes you feel weak at the knees…or brings back memories of that first dance with the one you love. Just put the title in the comments and I will find it if I can..

Next week I will be doing a special music column on Thursday sharing those requests along with the links to your blog and books etc.

My first crush was on Lieutenant Cable in South Pacific in the 1960s, and I still get goose bumps when I hear Younger than Springtime… the fact that Lieutenant Cable did not make it to the end of the film broke my heart aged ten, and watching it for the first time.. Love and loss all in two hours was almost too much to bear.

Now the 1970s and that was probably the decade that had the most impact on me musically and romantically. Number one smooch at the end of the evening…… Al Green with Let’s Stay TogetherAmazon

Moving into the 1980s and my choice is The Power of Love by Jennifer Rush, although the song has gone on to be recorded by Celine Dion and other artists, this version is one of my favourite smoochie dances, with the right person of course…buy Jennifer Rush on Amazon

1990s and it has to be Luther Landross and Mariah Carey with My Endless Love…….Amazon

And as we move into the new millennium there were plenty to choose from but I love this track to dance to…Snow Patrol with Chasing Cars …Amazon

And bringing us up to the present time…..and although there have been some fabulous romantic ballads in the country and popular charts…. I think that I will go back to the 60s and finish with the master of the smoochie last dance with a touch of swing.. Frank Sinatra and The Way You Look Tonight.

Thanks for tuning in and please don’t forget to leave your most romantic song selection in the comments… keep dancing…..thanks Sally..

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