The wooing stage
I Just Called to Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder:
Please don’t. And whatever you do, please do not karaoke to “And I meeaaan it from the bottom of my heart.”
Instead, play: Always Somewhere by Scorpions
The first date
Lady in Red by Chris DeBurgh:
Its been called a prom song and we really think it should never be played outside of school.
Instead, play: Black Magic Woman by Fleetwood Mac
The heady early days
Can I Touch You There by Michael Bolton:
Someone, somewhere, even if it is in your head, must have looked at you with desire while this was playing in the background.
Instead, play: Feel Like Making Love by Bad Company
I’m Ready by Bryan Adams:
Need we say more? We think Bryan said it all here.
Instead, play: Give That Girl a Diamond by Chris Rea
My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion:
Go on, do the bird/ airplane thing as well and have yourself a honeymoon in a parked car.
Instead, play: Romeo and Juliet by Dire Straits
Break up song
Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus
What are you, five? Sing this song and don’t be surprised if you have a teddy bear for company for the rest of your life.
Instead, play: 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon
Fool if You Think it’s Over by Chris Rea
Chris Rea can make you believe in anything. You can look at this one number for instance as if it is talking about emotional awakening or about one particular goodbye.