Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Similes & Metaphores of love... in songs


My Radio Boo broadcast (Wednesday 30 December 2015)

Similes & Metaphores of love...  in songs

Songs including similes (παρομοιώσεις) & metaphores (μεταφορές), referring to love...


Listen to the broadcast:

http://yourlisten.com/lefteris.lalos.7/my-radio-boo-broadcast-wednesday-30-december-2015#



22:00 - 23:00

01Love Is A Killer - VIXEN (LP Rev It Up1990)
UK # 41, US # 71
Lyrics 


02. Love Is ALANNAH MYLES (LP Alannah Myles1989)
Lyrics: Hard to get impossible to hold, Straight & narrow like a burning fuse in a long cold dawn by the side of the road... A Hopeless case, A perfect thing... Love is what you want it to be, Love is heaven to the lonely 


03. Pour Some Sugar On Me - DEF LEPPARD (LP Hysteria1987)
US # 2, UK # 18, NZ # 16, AU # 26, DE # 50, NL # 94
Lyrics: love is like a bomb


04. Love Is Like Oxygen - THE SWEET (single, 1978 / LP Level Headed1977)
UK # 9, NZ # 4, CH # 6, DE # 10, BE # 15, NL # 20, AT # 23
Lyrics: you get too much you get too high


05. Love Is A Battlefield - PAT BENATAR (LP Live From Earth1983)
NL # 1, BE # 1, DE # 3, US # 5, UK # 17, NZ # 6, CH # 11
The song was written by Holly Knight & Mike Chapman.
Lyrics


06. You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart - EURYTHMICS (LP Savage1987)
UK # 16, IE # 15, NZ # 31, CA # 55, US # 64
Lyrics: Love is a temple, Love is a shrine, Love is pure & love is blind, Love is a religious sign


07. Music Is A Princess - PREFAB SPROUT (LP Let's Change The World With Music2009)
Album chart positions: NO # 16, SE # 28, UK # 39, DE # 46, ES # 92
Lyrics: true love is a monarch who won't be deposed, treason hasn't a chance.


08. Love Is The Drug - SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE JUKES (LP In The Heat1984)
Cover version of ''Love Is The Drug'' by Roxy Music (1975)
Lyrics


09. Heat Wave - MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS (single1963)
US # 4
Lyrics: it's like a heat wave burning in my heart


10. Help Yourself - TOM JONES (LP Help Yourself1968)
DE # 1, BE # 1, AT # 3, CH # 3, NO # 4, NL # 7, UK # 5, US # 35
Cover version of ''Gli Occhi Miei'' originally performed by both Dino & Wilma Goich (1968)
Lyrics: Love is like candy on a shelf, you want to taste & help yourself


11.  (Love Is) The Tender Trap - FRANK SINATRA (OST The Tender Trap1955)
US # 7
Lyrics


12. Oh Diane - FLEETWOOD MAC (LP Mirage1982)
UK # 9, DE # 46
Lyrics: Love is like a grain of sand slawly slippin' through your hand


13Gold - SPANDAU BALLET (LP True1983)
UK # 2, NL # 3, BE # 3, DE # 16, NZ # 8
Lyrics: Love is like a high prison wall


14.  When All's Well - EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL (LP Love Not Money1985)
Lyrics:  my love is like Cathedral bells


15. Advice For The Young At Heart - TEARS FOR FEARS  (LP Seeds Of Love, 1989)
NL # 22, UK # 36, FR # 31, DE # 51
Lyrics: Love is a promise, Love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten



23:00 - 00:00


16. Love Is A Shield - CAMOUFLAGE (LP Methods Of Silence1989)
DE # 9, AT # 11, CH # 29
Lyrics: Love is a shield to hide behind, Love is a field to grow inside ... Love is a baby ia a mother's arms, love is your breath which makes me warm


17. The Fifth Horseman - PREFAB SPROUT (LP Andromeda Heights1997)
Album chart positions: UK # 7, SE # 9, NO # 28, FR # 35, FI # 37,  DE # 83
Lyrics: love is the fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse


18. Forest Fire - LLOYD COLE & THE COMMOTIONS (LP Rattlesnakes1984)
UK # 41
Lyrics: it's just a simple metaphor, it's for a burning love


19. How Men Are - AZTEC CAMERA (LP Love1987)
UK # 25
Lyrics: Love is a lesson money never taught us to learn, Love is the power to have without the premise that there's nothing for free


20. Love Is A Losing Game - AMY WINEHOUSE (LP Back To Black2006)
IT # 12, UK # 33, NL # 88
Lyrics


21. Love Hurts - NAZARETH (single1974 / LP Hair Of The Dog, 1975)
NL # 1, BE # 1, NO # 1, US # 8, AT # 11, DE # 30
Cover version of ''Love Hurts' by The Everly Brothers (1960)
Lyrics: Love is like a cloud, it holds a lot of rain...  Love is like a flame, it burns you when it's hot...  Love is just a lie made to make you blue 


22Wild Is The Wind - DAVID BOWIE (LP Station To Station1976)
UK # 21 (1981)
Album chart positions: US # 3, UK # 5, NL # 3, FR # 3, NO # 8, NZ # 9, SE # 11, CA # 12, IT # 15
Cover version of ''Wild Is The Wind'' by Johnny Μathis (OST Wild Is The Wind1957)
Lyrics: for my love is like the wind and... wild is the wind


23Behind Blue Eyes - LIMP BIZKIT (LP Results May Vary, 2003 / OST Gothica2003)
SE # 1, ES # 1, DE # 2, NO # 2, DK # 2, AT # 3, AU # 4, NZ # 5, CH # 5, LNL # 5, BE # 13, FR # 17, UK # 18, IT # 21, US # 71
Cover version of ''Behind Blue Eyes'' by The Who (1971)
Lyrics: my love is vengeance that's never free


24. Love Used To Be A Friend Of Mine - JIM CAPALDI (LP Some Come Running1988)
Lyrics


25. The Rose - BETTE MIDLER (OST The Rose1979)
US # 3, NZ # 24, FR # 54
Lyrics: Some say love, it is a river that drowns the tender reed...  Some say love, it is a razor, that leaves your soul to bleed,.. Some say love it is a hunger an endless aching need... I say love, it is a flower and you its only seed


26. Love - JOHN LENNON / PLASTIC ONO BAND (LP John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band1970)
UK # 41 (1982)
Lyrics


27. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying - GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS (single1964)
US # 4, UK # 6
Lyrics:  but don't forget that love's a game and it can always come again


28. Evergreen (Love Theme From ''A Star Is Bor'') - BARBRA STREISAND (OST A Star Is Born1976)
US # 1, CA # 1, UK # 3, NZ # 3, NL # 18, BE # 27
Lyrics: Love soft as an easy chair, Love fresh as the morning air


29. Suddenly - BILLY OCEAN (LP Suddenly1984)
UK # 4, US # 4, NL # 20, DE # 50, NZ # 38
Lyrics: I used to think that love was just a fairytale


30. Supernatural Thing (Part 1) - BEN E KING (LP Supernatural1975)
US # 5, DE # 49
Lyrics





Other broadcast related songs NOT included in the broadcast:


Bad Medicine - BON JOVI (LP New Jersey1988)
Lyrics: your love is like...


Bed Of Nails - ALICE COOPER (LP Trash1989)
Lyrics: our love is a...


Cryin'AEROSMITH (LP Get A Grip1993)
Lyrics: There was a time When I was so broken hearted Love wasn't much of a friend of mine The tables have turned, yeah Cause me and them ways have parted That kind of love was the killin' kind Love is sweet misery


Cuts Both Ways - GLORIA ESTEFAN (LP Gloria Estefan1989)
Lyrics: Our love is like a knife that cuts both ways


Frozen - MADONNA (LP Ray Of Light1998)
Lyrics: Love is a bird, she needs to fly, let all the hurt inside of you die You're frozen When your heart's not open


I'll Be There For You - BON JOVI (LP New Jersey1988)
Lyrics: I guess this time you're really leaving I heard your suitcase say goodbye
Well as my broken heart lies bleeding you say true love is suicide


Judas - LADY GAGA (LP Born This Way2011)
Lyrics: I've learned love is like a brick you can build a house or sink a dead body


Love Is A Stranger - EURYTHMICS (LP Sweat Dreams1983)
Lyrics: Love is a stranger in an open car to tempt you in and drive you far away... Love is a danger of a different kind to take you away & leave you far behind...  and love is a dangerous drug, you have to receive it and you still can't get enough of the stuff


Love Is The 7th Wave - STING (LP The Dream Of The Blue Turtles1985)
Lyrics


Love Is War - BRILLIANT (single1986)


One - U2 (LP Achtung Baby1991)
Lyrics: Love is a temple


Rock The Boat - THE HUES CORPORATION (LP Freedom For The Stallion1973)
Lyrics: our love is like a ship on the ocean


Teardrop - MASSIVE ATTACK (LP Mezzanine, 1998)
Lyrics: love is a verb, love is a doing word


The Show - LENKA (LP Lenka2008)
Lyrics: life is a maze & love is a riddle


To The Moon & Back - SAVAGE GARDEN (single1996 / LP Savage Garden, 1997)
Lyrics: If love was red then she was color blind, all her friends they've been tried for treason and crimes that were never defined  She's saying love is like a barren place and reaching out for human faith is like a journey I just don't have a map for


Total Eclipse Of The Heart - BONNIE TYLER (LP Faster Than The Speed Of Night1983)
Lyrics: Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time


Your Love Is King - SADE (LP Diamond Life1984)


also:


Love Changes Everything - CLIMIE FISHER (LP Everything1987)



Love is... (various songs... describing love or referring to it)

King Of Emotion - BIG COUNTRY (1988 / Love is...)
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing - FOUR ACES (1955)
Love Is A Wonderful Thing - MICHAEL BOLTON (1991)
Love Is All Around - THE TROGGS; WET WET WET
Love Is All That Matters - THE HUMAN LEAGUE (1986)
Love Is Contagious - TAJA SEVELLE (1987)
Love Is In The Air - JOHN PAUL YOUNG (1977)
Love Is Strange - MICKEY & SYLVIA (1956)
Love Is Stronger Than Pride - SADE (1988)
Love Is The Answer - UTOPIA, ENGLAND DAN & JOHN FORD COLEY
Love Makes The World Go Round - DEON JACKSON (1966)
Only Love Is Real - CAROLE KING (1976)
The Power To Forgive - KAJAGOOGOO (1984 / loving is to live with...)



Last but not least, another list of mine, with songs referring to all kinds of lovin' ...


http://ilovemyradio.blogspot.gr/2008/01/all-kinds-of-love-in-songs-definitions.html


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