Love song

A love song is a song about romantic love, falling in love, heartbreak after a breakup, and the feelings that these experiences bring. A comprehensive list of even the best known performers and composers of love songs would be a large order.

Call me darling, call me sweetheart. An accordionist plays the tune of a song, the text of which is shown.

Love songs can be found in a variety of different music genres.

HistoryEdit

Love songs have been around for centuries and can be found in the histories and cultures of most societies, though their ubiquity is a modern phenomenon.

A highly controversial and startling explanation of the genesis of love songs can be found in Denis de Rougemont's "Love in the Western World".[1] De Rougemont's thesis is that the love song grew out of the courtly love songs of the troubadours, and that those songs represented a rejection of the historical Christian notion of love.

Identities of love songs change from time to time, from the decade of love in the 1970s, through night partying in the 1980s, and into the dark romance of the 1990s.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Best List of Love Songs 2013". Free Celebrity News. Archived from the original on 2014-01-11.

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