Favorite Love Songs by Ray Stevens

I find Ray Stevens to be a very funny guy. Here are some funny songs, and also some favorite love songs.

1. Taylor Swift is stalking me

I wonder what Taylor Swift thinks of this song. I hope she doesn’t sue him.

2. The Mississippi squirrel revival

This is one of his crazy songs.

3. Gitarzan

A friend had this record back in the sixties. I guess you could classify this as a favorite love song between him and Jane.

4. The Pirate song

I thought this was going to be about Johnny Depp.

5. The Haircut song

Ray Stevens has a wild imagination.

6. Grandpa voted Democrat

I have heard of Mugabe having votes from people who were dead.

7. The Global Warming song

8. Throw the bums out

9. Come to the USA

My plan was to get into the USA, but it didn’t work out.

10. I’m my own grandpa

11. God save Arizona

Things are serious in the States.

12. I saw Elvis in a UFO

I enjoyed this song.

13. The camping trip

What a disaster.

14. Along came Jones

15. Obama budget plan

This is actually very serious stuff he is dealing with.

16. Obama nation


17. If 10% is good enough for Jesus

The tax people want too much. After this we are coming to the favorite love songs.

18. Unchained melody

Ray Stevens can actually sing a serious favorite love song, without goofing off.

19. Help me make it through the night

I found it very funny when he sang: “Time goes by so slowly,” and there was a sign saying: “Jail.”

20. Everything is beautiful

Jesus loves the little children.

21. Crazy – Ray Stevens singing a favorite love song

Here is a tribute to Patsy Cline.

22. Power tools

Another disaster. He should team up with Mr. Bean!

23. Turn your radio on

In country music, it is a tradition to end with a gospel song, so this is Ray Stevens doing the honor.


Guy’s names in favorite love songs

Here are some Guy’s names in favorite love songs, done alphabetically.


Alley Oop – The Hollywood Argyles


Beethoven – Beethoven and Tchaikovsky – Roll over Beethoven – Chuck Berry

Billie – Ode to Billie Joe – Bobbie Gentry

I really admire the way this lady sings and plays the guitar.

Billy – Which way you going Billy? – Susan Jacks

Bobby – Me and Bobby McGee – Olivia Newton-John

The Bobby name in this favorite love song seems to be interchangeable for a guy or a girl.

Bobby – Bobby Taylor, Mr. Baker and Mr. Harper – Harper Valley PTA – Movie clip – Jeanie C. Riley

Boy – Boogie woogie bugle boy of company B – Andrews Sisters


Charlie – Charlie Brown – The Coasters

Clayton – The year that Clayton Delaney died – Tom T. Hall


Danny – Danny Boy – Celtic Woman

This is a very famous favorite love song with a guy’s name, and these ladies sing it so well, that it sounds like a new song.

Davy – The Ballad of Davy Crockett – Bill Hayes

This song had a very big influence on me when I was a kid. His land is the biggest, and his land is the best!


Elvis – I saw Elvis in a UFO – Ray Stevens


Fernando – ABBA

Fred –  Fred and Joe – Ballad of forty bucks – Tom T. Hall

Fred – 7 little girls – The Avons – A guy’s name in a favorite love song


Gitarzan – Ray Stevens


Henry – I`m Henry the 8th I am – Herman`s Hermits



Jack – Apple Jack – Dolly Parton

Jack – Hit the road Jack – Ray Charles

Jack – Master Jack – Four Jacks and a Jill

James – James (hold the ladder steady) – Sue Thompson

Jesse – Baptism of Jesse Taylor – Volume 5

Jimmy – Jimmy come lately – Four Jacks and a Jill – live

John – Big Bad John – Jimmy Dean

Johnny – Johnny Angel – Shelley Fabares

Johnny – Johnny Appleseed song – Disney movie

Johnny – Johnny B. Goode – Movie clip – Michael J. Fox

Jones – Along came Jones – Ray Stevens

Joshua – Dolly Parton

Jude – Hey Jude – The Beatles



Lollipop – The Chordettes



Nico – Mister Nico – Four Jacks and a Jill

Norman – Sue Thompson

This guy’s name in a favorite love song was what inspired me to do this posting. My brother’s name is Norman!



Paul – Hey Paul – Ray Hildebrand and Jill Jackson

Postman – Mr. Postman – Marvelettes



Reuben – Reuben James – Kenny Rogers


Sandman – Mr. Sandman – Puppini Sisters

Sue – A boy named Sue – Johnny Cash – live – Glastonbury 1994


Timothy – Four Jacks and a Jill – live

Tommy – Coward of the county – Kenny Rogers




Willie – Willie can – Sue Thompson

Waylon – Waylon Jennings, Charley Pride, Merle Haggard, David Allen Coe and Steven Goodman – You never even called me by my name – David Allen Coe




Girl’s names in Favorite love songs

Here are some of my favorite love songs with girl’s names. So I would like to share them with you in alphabetical order. Hope you enjoy them.


Anna Marie – Jim Reeves


Barbara Ann – Beach Boys

Becky – Coward of the County – Kenny Rogers

Be-bop-a-Lula – Everly Brothers

Belinda – Pretty Belinda – Chris Andrews

Bobby McGee – Me and Bobby McGee – Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge

Brown – Mrs. Brown you’ve got a lovely daughter – Herman’s Hermits


Carol – Oh Carol – Neil Sedaka

Caroline – Sweet Caroline – Elvis Presley

Cathy’s clown – Everly Brothers

Charmaine – The Bachelors

Claudette – Everly Brothers

Corina Corina – Black Jack

I heard this girl’s name in a favorite love song when I was a teenager, and I loved it so much. I heard it on a record by Mickey Most.


Diana – Paul Anka

Diane – The Bachelors

Delilah – Tom Jones

Donna – Oh Donna – Ritchie Valens


Elvira – Oak Ridge Boys (trucks)


Feleena – El Paso – Marty Robbins





Jane – Gitarzan – Ray Stevens

Jeanie – Running Gun – Marty Robbins

Jeanie with the light brown hair – Stephen Foster

Jenny Jenny – Little Richard

Judy in Disguise – John Fred


Kathleen – I’ll take you home again Kathleen – Slim Whitman


Laura – Tell Laura I love her – Ray Peterson

Linda – Jim Reeves

Little White Dove – Running Bear – Johnny Preston

Lucille – Everly Brothers

Lucille – Kenny Rogers


Margie – Jim Reeves

Marie – The Bachelors

Marie – Memphis – Marie is only 6 years old – Johnny Rivers – A girl’s name in my favorite love song

Marie Elena – Jim Reeves

Mary – Devil woman – Marty Robbins – A girl’s name in a love song

Mary in the morning – Al Martino

Mary Lou – Hello Mary Lou – Ricky Nelson

Mary – marry me – Distant Drums – Jim Reeves

I once dated a girl called Mary, and here is her name in a favorite love song. I sang this a lot in the 60’s.




Paula – Hey Paula – Ray Hildebrand and Jill Jackson

Peggy Sue – Buddy Holly



Rambling Rose – Nat King Cole

Ramona – The Bachelors

Rhonda – Help me Rhonda – Beach Boys

Robinson – Mrs. Robinson – Simon and Garfunkel

Rose – Give my love to Rose – Johnny Cash

I love this song. Here is another girl’s name in a favorite love song. I have this on a record of Johnny singing in Folsom Prison.

Rose Marie – Slim Whitman

Ruby Ann – Marty Robbins

Ruby, don’t take your love to town – Bobby Bare

Ruby Tuesday – Rolling Stones


Sally – Long tall Sally – Little Richard

Susie – If you knew Susie – Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra

Suzanna – Oh Suzanna – Roy Rogers


Taylor – Taylor Swift is stalking me – Ray Stevens




Wendy – Beach Boys



Fast Songs

Since I was little, I have always loved fast songs. Here are a few of my favorite love songs, most of which I heard when I was young, which have a driving beat that matches the beat of my old heart.

1. Surfing USA – Beach Boys

2. Promised Land – Elvis Presley

I love that driving beat.

3. Like a Tiger – Fabian

I used to roller skate to this fast song at the roller rink when I was young.

4. Sweet Little Sixteen – Chuck Berry

5. Let’s have a party – Sir Paul McCartney

6. Memphis Tennessee – Johnny Rivers

I still sing this fast song.

7. That’s alright Mama – Sir Paul McCartney

8. I need your love tonight – Elvis Presley

9. Johnny B. Goode – Julian Lennon and Chuck Berry

10. Down the Line – Sir Cliff Richard and the Shadows

11. Such a night- Elvis Presley

I love the way Elvis moves in this fast song.

12. Please don’t tease – Sir Cliff Richard and the Shadows

13. Tutti Frutti – Little Richard

14. Rock and roll music – fast song – The Beatles

I notice that five of the songs were written by Chuck Berry, and the tune of Surfing USA is his too. Wow. Thanks Chuck.


Orange Blossom Special

I first heard the Orange Blossom Special song on a record by Johnny Cash singing in Folsom Prison. It became one of my favorite love songs. Here are a whole bunch of artists doing the same song in all different ways. Some of these people are so talented, that it makes me feel like I am still in Kindergarten with my music.

1. Billy Vaughn – Orange Blossom Special

Some real nice train journeys here.

2. James Last

This feels like a carnaval in Florida!

3. Johnny Cash in San Quentin Prison

Check how he plays.

4. Don Rich and the Buckaroos

5. Roy Clark and band

6. Well Oiled Sisters

7. Johnny cash – with trains

8. Country Sisters

These girls have so much talent.

9. Greg Booth – dobro

I wish I could play like this.

10. Adam Swanson – piano

11. Casey Henry – banjo

12. Electric banjo

13. Electric guitar – Patrick Lozac’h

14.  Irvin T. Rouse – orchestra

15. The Spotnicks 1963

16. Mexican style

17. Buddy Greene – harmonica

Everybody has a different way of playing the Orange Blossom Special song. I hope you have enjoyed some of these renditions.


Favorite Love Songs by Slim Whitman

Slim Whitman sings many of my favorite love songs. I love the way he has a yodel in his voice, and I also love that very high steel guitar sound.

1. White silver sands

2. Harbor lights

This song has a special meaning to me, and I love the beautiful video.

3. Blue bayou

I have often thought of this song, and longed to be by the sea. It is so tough to be “working till the sun don’t shine.” Slim Whitman sings all these songs so well.

4. Remember me, I’m the one who loves you

5. Red river valley – my favorite love song by Slim Whitman

When I was a teenager, I loved this song so much, and longed to be in America.

6. Something beautiful to remember

7. Red sails in the sunset

8. Love letters in the sand

Another song that brings back so many memories.

9. I’m walking behind

I heard this one on the radio by Eddie Fisher.

10. I love you because

11. Anytime

I love the yodel in Slim Whitman’s voice.

12. In the misty moonlight

I used to love singing this favorite love song.

13. Blue eyes crying in the rain slim and Byron

This is still one of my favorite love songs.

14. Careless hands

15. Home on the range

16. Tumbling tumbleweeds

17. Paper roses

18. From a jack to a king

This was a hit when I was dating my first girl friend.

19. Rocking alone in an old rocking chair

Tears at my heart.

20. Weary and blue

I love all the old photos.

21. These are my mountains

22. Letter edged in black

Takes me back to my teenage years.

23. Down in the valley

I heard this song on a TV movie. An old western with Kirk Douglas.

24. Galway Bay

I lay in bed last night with this song on my heart.

25. Faded love

It is so sad too see love fade. Some people who used to love me, don’t want to know me anymore.

26. Think I’ll go somewhere and cry myself to sleep

27. Have I told you lately

I heard my mother sing this favorite love song when I was a little boy.

28. Hi Lili hi lo

I played in a band that used to do this song.

29. Mocking bird hill

Every song that Slim Whitman sings is beautiful.

30. Send me the pillow

31. Gonna find me a blue bird

32. Stranger on the shore

33. River of no return

34. South of the border

35. Just out of reach

36. I’ll hold you in my heart

37. It keeps right on a hurting

38. Top of the world

39. Nobody’s darling but mine

40. Una Paloma blanca

41. You are my sunshine

42. Somebody loves you

43. More than yesterday

Slim Whitman Gospel Songs

The first gospel record I ever heard was by Slim Whitman, and some of his songs are featured here. Many thanks to the people who do these fantastic videos.

1. Sunrise

One day as I was watching the sunrise, I thought of this song by Slim Whitman as I praised the Lord for another day.

2. Who at my door is standing

3. He

4. Beyond the sunset

Slim Whitman does this gospel song so nicely.

5. What’s this world coming to

6. Today is mine

7. I’ll never pass this way again

8. Under his wings

9. How great thou art

10. It is no secret

11. I’ll fly away

12. God be with you

13. Whispering hope

14. A satisfied mind

15. Each step I take

This is another one of my favorite gospel songs when I was little.

16. He reached down his hand

17. Suppertime – Slim and Byron

18. I’m a pilgrim

When I was little, this was my favorite gospel song by Slim Whitman.

19. Walk with God

20. I’ll walk with God

21. What kind of God do you think that you are

22. An evening prayer – A Slim Whitman Gospel Song

23. Die son skyn weer more (Sunrise)

24. Fluist’rende hoop (Whispering hope)

I also have a Gospel web site. If you want to check it out, go to:  http://countrygospelandbible.com/

Favorite Love Songs by The Everly Brothers

When I was young I heard a record by the Everly Brothers, and I loved it so much. Here are some of my favorite love songs that they sing.

1. Lucille – record

2. Lucille – live 1983

3. Wake up little Susie – drive in

4. Wake up little Susie– 2004 live

5. Meeting Buddy Holly by Phil Everly

6. Let it be me – Cilla Black and Phil Everly

7. Dream – Phil and Cliff

8. Silver haired daddy of mine – Johnny Cash show

9. Ebony eyes

10. Devoted to you – A favorite love song by the Everly Brothers

11. Walk right back – with Lulu

12. That’s old fashioned

13. Please help me I’m falling

14. He stopped loving her today

15. Claudette

16. When will I be loved

17. Til I kissed you

18. Bye bye love – on Shindig

19. So sad to watch good love go bad

20. This little girl of mine

21. Be bop a Lula

22. Be bop a Lula – live 1983

23. Keep a knocking

24. Rip it up

25. Mama tried

26. Not fade away

27. Chains

28. Rocking alone in an old rocking chair


My Favorite love songs about summer

Yesterday I walked to the park, and saw that the pool was closed. There was a cold wind, and it hit me so hard that the summer was over. My heart felt so sad. So I came back home and looked up songs that brought back memories of that summer feeling, and so I am making this section on my favorite love songs about summer. This way, I will be able to pretend it is summer all year long!

1. Surfing USA – The Beach Boys – My favorite love song about summer

2. Surfer Girl  – The Beach Boys

3. California girls – The Beach Boys

4. Kokomo – The Beach Boys

5. Don’t worry baby – The Beach Boys

6. Moonlight swim – Mino Migliardi

One of my favorite love songs that I know off by heart.

7. Blue Hawaii – Andy Williams

Another one of my all time favorite love songs.

8. Beyond the reef – Andy Williams

This song means a lot to me, and I find myself listening to it over and over. It is a bit sad, but my wife has been away for a few weeks, and in the song he says that one day she’ll come back to me.

9. Surfin’ – The Beach Boys

10. Hawaii – The Beach Boys

11. Surfin’ Safari – The Beach Boys

12. Under the boardwalk – Bruce Willis

13. Beaches in mind – The Beach Boys

14. All summer long – The Beach Boys

15. Summer means fun – Jan and Dean

16. Surf City – Jan and Dean

17. Ride the wild surf – Jan and Dean

18. Catch a wave – The Beach Boys

19. Walk don’t run – The Ventures

20. Blue Hawaii – The Waikikis (musical)

21. Stranger on the shore – Andy Williams

22. May each day – Andy Williams

Today I heard this song for the first time. The words are so good, that I want to consider it as one of my favorite love songs.

23. Whoa! I’m going to Barbados

24. California – The Beach Boys

25. Surfing USA – pics of Hawaii

26. Surfer girl

27. Blue Bayou – Slim Whitman