For every song you hear and every movie that you see, there is a writer behind the scenes that ‘starts the ball rolling’ so to speak. My son has written a book, and today I saw a printed copy for the first time. You can get this book as an electronic book (ebook) or as a printed book.
I love this song: Take me home country roads, so I am doing a section here as one of my favorite love songs, done by many different artists with many different videos. There is something about country roads that has a great appeal to me, plus the idea of going home is also very appealing. A double winner!
First, I would like to feature JOHN DENVER, who is the one who introduced us to this favorite love song.
13. Pics of Taiwan
14. Pics of Thailand
17. John Denver 1983
20. John Denver 1995
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN also sings “Take me home country roads” very nicely, and there are a number of videos of her singing.
I love the “live” road video. It may have been taken in Europe.
24. Country pics
OTHER ARTISTS – Take me home country roads.
32. Todd Norcross
Some very nice photos.
35. Rez Valdez
He is singing by the sea in California where John Denver’s plane crashed.
36. Ray Charles
Recorded in Japan.
39. Mike Asquino
Some say “Take Me Home, Country Roads” was written by Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert, and John Denver. Someone else says Mike Asquino was one of the authors. So I am not sure who done it! Thank you for visiting my web site of favorite love songs. God bless y’all.
40. Amanda Holden
43. Lenny Rogers
46. Hayley McKay
47. Sungha Jung
Incredible guitar playing
48. Jamie McDell
51. Kang Jimin
53. Buck Norris
54. Ironmonger 100
55. Holly Spears
56. Munson Music
Words and chords
57. Gold Hat 3
58. Cross Creek
59. Matt Plever
By the horses
62. Acoustic Pie 4th
66. Jerry Edens
70. Mirka – Kajkowo
Little girl playing accordian
73. Swiss Boys
74. Kappa Danielson
76. Foster and Allen
78. Fionn Music
79. Chris Tomlin
I first heard Doris Day singing when I was just a little boy, so this goes way back to my childhood. I have compiled a list of some of my favorite love songs that she sings, together with some of her interviews, which I find very fascinating. She seems to be a very up-beat person.
Some snazzy footwork here.
Some beautiful pictures.
This brings back memories of San Francisco.
This is a favorite love song. Makes me feel I am on holiday by the sea.
My mother used to sing this favorite love song when I was little.
12. Blue skies
13. Fools rush in
19. Happy talk
23. Cheek to cheek
32. Secret love
37. Day by day
This is where Doris Day got her ‘play play’ surname.
Doris Day was also very religious.
53. It had to be you
This is a fascinating favorite love songs by Doris Day. A really up-beat attitude. I went to dictionary.com to find out what Pollyanna meant, and it means someone who is very optimistic, based on a novel by an old days American writer.
57. A guy is a guy
59. Teacher’s pet
Memphis Tennessee is one of my all time favorite love songs, and every so often I take my guitar and play and sing it. It has such a nice beat, and playing it in the key of D, I love doing those weird notes that make it so special. I was written by Chuck Berry, and it seems like just about every singer likes to sing this song.
The first time I heard Memphis Tennessee was by Johnny Rivers on the radio in Bulawayo.
Many years later I heard the Elvis version. When I visited Graceland in 1983, the bus took us to The Sun Studio and a tour of Memphis.
Back in the 70’s I bought a record of the Ventures where they played each guitar part separately and then put them all together to teach people how to play the song in all the different parts.
Sir Cliff sings a lot of my favorite love songs.
We saw Elvis “live” in Reno back in 1976. The women were screaming!
In 1965 I used to visit Tony Law in Bulawayo, and watch the Hollywood a go go show on the TV. Sue Law was his sister. It brings back lots of memories.
21. Dave Clark Five
22. Roy Orbison
I had never heard of Vince Taylor before hearing him singing Memphis Tennessee. Apparently he was a big hit in France.
24. Pat Boone
Pat Boone sings a lot of my favorite love songs, and I enjoyed hearing him sing Memphis Tennessee.
27. The Beatles
28. Carl Perkins
29. Tom Jones
35. The Animals
36. The Walkers
37. Tyler Kealey
38. The Barbarians
39. Wilson Pickett
40. Al Green
42. Lonnie Mack
53. Guitar lesson
Last year I heard that Willie Nelson had died, I so decided to do a tribute to him of some of my favorite gospel songs that he wrote and sang. When I checked his history, I found out that apparently he hasn’t died, and it was just a hoax. I don’t know him personally, so I cannot tell for sure. Some time ago I did a section on my favorite love songs that he sings, but anyway, I have decided to go ahead and honor him regarding the spiritual songs that he sang. A friend told me once that he wished he had given his mother flowers while she was alive. So here are some “flowers” for Mr. Nelson.
This is the very first song I ever sung in front of an audience, and I forgot most of the words.
This is my favorite gospel song for worshiping God.
3. Just as I am
10. Farther along
13. It is no secret
14. In God’s eyes
The write up says this favorite gospel song was also written by Mr. Willie Nelson. It has some very good words.
This is a swinging song with a good message.
There are lots of people who hate Jesus, so it is nice to see that Mr. Willie Nelson believes in Jesus. I also have a gospel site with lots more of his songs if you would like to check it out at: countrygospelandbible.com
I also have a gospel website, if you would like to check it out: countrygospelandbible.com
Blue eyes crying in the rain is one of my favorite love songs, sung here by many different singers around the world. I hope you find some of your favorite singers. Sorry I haven’t listed all of them, but I got tired. I will start with the ladies first.
I think this lady is from Brazil.
4. Heidi Hauge
From New Zealand.
6. Vanny Bourne
This is an Irish lady singing Blue eyes crying in the rain.
Virginia Lee was from South Africa.
12. Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson made Blue eyes crying in the rain a big hit in the USA.
13. Elvis Presley
14. Vince Gill
15. Slim Whitman
16. Charley Pride
17. Foster and Allen
Some more Irish singer singing Blue eyes crying in the rain.
18. Roy Acuff
This is the original singer of the song.
19. Ray Dylan
I think this good looking chap is from Holland.
It looks like these folks are from Hawaii.
21. Ferlin Husky
22. Daniel O’Donnell
A famous singer from Ireland. It is amazing how favorite love songs go all around the world.
23. Chet Atkins
24. Bjøro Håland
A singer from Norway.
25. Floyd Cramer
27. Hank Williams
29. George Canyon
I think these folks are from Jakarta.
31. Oscar Rexhauser
A singer from Holland.
32. The Mavericks
I was curious about the writer of this song, and you can see his picture here.
The other day I was waiting in the car for my family, changing stations on the radio to save boredom, and I heard the tail end of a song about going to the dentist. I found it was Blake Shelton, so I have added him to my favorite love songs.
1. Some beach
I can relate so much to the things in this song, like the dentist, the parking lot, the man in the electric wheelchair, and the road rage guy. This is now one of my favorite music videos of all time. I love the way he keeps his cool through all the stressful situations.
For many years I was a solo singer, and got so lonely.
What a guy has to do to try and win a girl’s heart!
This is a favorite love song for many people.
9. Goodbye time
10. The Baby
11. Ol’ Red
This is a very interesting song.
Blake Shelton has got many songs on the YouTube, but I am just sharing these ones as my favorite love songs because these are the ones I relate to. I remember seeing Blake Shelton as a judge on the voice TV show, but I had never heard him sing before, as I am more into the old country music.
13. Savior’s shadow
Many years ago I saw The Kendalls on the TV, and I loved their singing and music. I have found a whole bunch of favorite love songs that they sing, and I hope you enjoy them. A lot of their famous songs are cheating songs, which I don’t agree with, so I have kept them to a minimum, and posted a whole lot of other songs which I think are very nice.
I used to drive taxi, and it was so good to have the radio late at night in a far away town.
The Kendalls make me think of the Elvis song.
The Kendalls sure sing to big crowds.
18. Try me again
21. Mandolin man
This was one of my favorite love songs when I was young.
24. Crying time
Another one of my favorite love songs.
This was a big hit for Jim Reeves in the country that I come from. I remember singing this song at a hotel where the manager was having an affair with the secretary. When I sung it, they looked at each other, and she quit her job. So this used to be one of my favorite love songs when I was a pop singer.
27. Honey Dew
28. Precious love
29. Let me get lost
30. Falling in love
35. Big silver jet
36. Diesel Gypsy
37. Never my love
38. Flaming eyes
41. Four wheel drive
42. Everything I own
47. Love chooses you
The next three songs are Jeannie, because her father passed away.
The Kendalls also recorded a number of country gospel songs. You can hear some of them on my other website: countrygospelandbible.com
There are probably hundreds of guys who are Elvis Impersonators, singing his favorite love songs, but I would like to share a few with you.
“Love me” and “Blue suede shoes.” I think this guy is very funny.
“That’s when your heartaches begin.”
Johnny Cash said that Andy was Elvis’ favorite impersonator.
When I was typing it, I made an error and typed Dollingwood! Maybe Dolly Parton will come next! This is Ben singing “I can’t stop loving you” – one of my own personal favorite love songs.
One of the ultimate Elvis Impersonator winners. CC Rider.
He plays the guitar real good!
The make up is incredible. All of these artists are so incredible, and do such wonderful imitations of the king.
It is very interesting to hear Donny’s story of how people persuaded him to get into it.
He looks a lot like Elvis.
This is a good song – the words are so true. So many people love to criticize, when they don’t know what it’s like to be in your shoes.
So many Elvis Impersonators. Looks like the women love it!
“Shake, rattle and roll, baby.”
Receives the “Heart of the king” award, then goes into action. Wow, Dean does all the moves of the king in just a couple of songs. He is very good at his imitation. I wonder how his girlfriend feels about him kissing all the girls.
Wow, it is so nice to see her. She is the real deal. The ex-wife. Up close and personal. Knows all about him. I read her book some years back. She is a year older than me – I just looked it up.
I think this might be part of a movie.
It is sad to see he died so young.
I saw this on the news the other week, and I thought it was very interesting.
18. Colin “Elvis” Young
She found her Daddy!
I saw Elvis and a UFO, but not at the same time! This guy is so funny.
I have had his poster on my bedroom wall for the last 20 years!
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I also have a gospel site: countrygospelandbible.com