Writing Music: Romance Round-Up19:58
What’s better than one piece of writing music? Why, it’s a whole list of them of course. This week I’ve rounded up some of my favourite songs that are just perfect for romantic inspiration of all kinds. You probably recognise most of these musicians by now, and I promise I have some musical variety coming up soon, but these songs are all so beautiful I couldn’t resist gathering them up into one post of romantic awesomeness.
What Are Words
This is a gentle song that showcases the beautiful side of a romance. It’s well-worth listening to the words, which are a beautiful promise of faithfulness, through the bad times as well as the good. The backstory to this song is actually very interesting. It was written Chris Medina for his fiancée after she was in a car accident and suffered brain damage. This is the perfect song for a couple firmly in love.
My Heart Will Go On
This piece has all the atmosphere of romance to it. It’s very gentle, but at the same time filled with lilting promises of love. It would make a perfect piece to listen to while writing a happy romance scene, especially as it has no words to distract from the beauty of the scene. It would especially suit a scene with a dance or first declarations of love.
Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me
This song is for the characters who aren’t in love, but would like to be, especially characters who are surrounded by friends who have significant others. Despite this song being a bit of a lament about the single state, it manages to have a very positive feel to it and would, in my opinion, suit a character with a positive outlook on life.
Sometimes romances don’t always go the way you thought they would. This is the theme song of the person left behind at the end of a relationship. This is perfect for inspiration for characters getting over a break-up of any kind. One of the great things about this song though, is that is isn’t over the top with the drama, or full of recriminations. Plus there is an epic typewriter in the music video. I wants one.
Happily Ever After
This song is for the character on the other side of the relationship, the character who realises that the relationship isn’t working and is ready to move on. This character recognises that they deserve better than a relationship dependent on the whims of one partner, and is prepared to take the first step to go and find their happily ever after.
These are some of my favourite songs for romantic inspiration. What songs get you in the mood to write a good romance? Any of these songs appeal to you? What are you listening to this week?