BONUS SURVEY SAYS: What is "Your Song?"

February 10, 2011 ( - With luck, you know this already – but Monday is Valentine’s Day.   

This week, I asked readers  what’s “your song? – and why that particular selection had been made.  Well, while the reasons are surely as variable and “complex” as the couples for whom a particular song is “special”, in order to try and provide some “structure”, I actually offered some possible reasons.  Among those, for just over a quarter (26%) it happened to be the song playing during their first dance, while nearly as many (24%) said simply that “it reminds us of…us.”

Among the other responses:

8% said “we just like it”, while      

4% said it was playing during their first date

And 2% said it was “playing the first time we…” (I’ll let you fill in your own individual blanks).

That said, a “robust” 36% found those choices too limiting, opting for “other” – and for good reason… 

Here’s a sampling:

I like the song and given my romantic track record . . .

No, I'm not kidding, La Bamba really is "our: song.  When my husband and I were dating, this song seemed to be playing everywhere we went (in stores when shopping, eating in restaurants, even standing in an elevator.).  Neither of us like the song, and it turned into a running joke.  Now everytime we hear it, we look at each other and burst out laughing!!

I sang Because to my fiancee when we were dating. She must have like it. We've been married almost 32 years.

It tells our story.  18 years and no regrets. <3  🙂

It is appropriate (the Beatles “Yesterday”)

We danced to in St. Martin, played by a reggae band.

I played that song the day before I asked her out the first time

My boyfriend and I just had our first fight.  We had the radio on while we were talking things out and this beautiful song we never heard before came on.  The lyrics were about how nothing (from old age to World War III) would stand in between love for one another.  I'm glad we made up after that fight.... this was the first song we danced to as Husband & Wife!

I like the song. So I declared it 'our song' and he said, "Yes, dear."

She's an ABBA fan.  Well, nobody's perfect. 

However, among that group of “others”, roughly a third revolved around weddings:

Our wedding Theme song

Our wedding song, 30 years ago this September


And for some of those “others”, it was both a wedding AND another key occasion:

He sang it to me on our first date, and it was our first dance at our wedding.

Danced to it the night we met; it was our first dance at our wedding.

It was our song and the first dance at our wedding.

Even for the reader who was this week’s “Editor’s Choice” with his comment, “It's the song that we would have danced to at our wedding....had I remembered to bring the cd.”

Thanks to everyone who participated in our survey!  I hope you enjoy the choices submitted by readers on the pages that follow – who knows, you may find one – or find yours!


A lighter shade of pale - Procol Harem.

Beatles, All you need is love

Always and Forever' by Luther Vandross

Because by the Dave Clark Five

Pachabel's "Canon in D"

"Can't Fight This Feeling" - REO Speedwagon

Carried Away - George Strait

Color My World by Chicago

"Cross My Heart" by George Strait

Fools Rush In - Elvis

Forever by Ben Harper

Funny valentine

"Gotta get you into my life" by the Beatles

"Have You Really Ever Loved A Woman?", Bryan Adams


Heaven in your eyes by LoverBoy

I want to know what love is - Foreigner

Jimmy Buffett - I wish that lunch could last forever.  The first date we had was for lunch.

Ice Cream by Sarah McLaughlin

I'm feeling bad and that ain't good.

I'm With You, by Delbert McClinton

La Bamba

Al Green "Let's Stay Together."

Love is on the Way by Saigon Kick for when we were dating.  Our first dance as man and wife was Forvever in Love by Kenny G.  We still claim both as "our song."

Love of a Lifetime by Firehouse

Love Stinks

"Love Will Keep Us Together" - ABBA (OK - that's the answer SHE'D give)

"Love, look at the two of us", sung by the Carpenters

Moon River

More (than the greatest love the world has known)

Theme from Titantic  (My Heart Will Go On)


My Love is Your Love -- Whitney Houston

No Ordinary Love by Sade

We don't have a song but we have each other and that's what counts.  If I had to pick one though, I think it would be "You're My Best Friend".

We don't have a song.... that I am aware of. ( Sounds like something a guy would say!)

One in a Million You.  (Larry Graham)  Now there's an artist you don't hear very often!

Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire

"Sea of Love" by The Honeydrippers

Super Freak 

Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" is so cheesy, we can't help but sing along 🙂

Truly by Lionel Richie!!!!

Twelfth of Never

Unchained Melody

We've Only Just Begun

"Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler

Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton

Yesterday by the Beatles

You Are the Sunshine of My Life

You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi

You'd better be good to me"  Tina Turner

You're Still the One

"You're the Inspiration" - Chicago