50 Songs about Me and Dave

Dave’s 50th birthday is Monday.  This is the 4th in a week-long series of love-tributes to my Dave.  The previous posts are 50 Things I Love about Dave, 50 Words that Describe Dave, and 50 Reasons Dave was born.   

We thought every song was about us and our love for the first, oh, 26 or 27 years (we’ll celebrate 28 years of marriage this summer)…Below are a few of the early ones that ignite some memories.


  1. Endless Love  Diana Ross and Lionel Ritchie 1981.  This was a huge hit the summer of our getting together and my sister, Tami, wanted us to sing it to each other at our wedding.  We didn’t, but there is some early-marriage video of us lip-syncing to it very late one night.
  2. Eddie Rabbit Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places (meaning before we got together :) )
  3. “Some people are made for each other.  Some people can love one another for life, how ’bout us?”  How ‘Bout Us? by Champagne 1981
  4. Cliff and Olivia   Suddenly…the wheels are in motion, and I am ready to sail any ocean…
  5. Reminds me of youth group trips: Careless Whisper by George Michael 1984
  6. Up Where We Belong 1984 “The road is long, and there are mountains in our way…”  Jennifer Warren and Joe Cocker from the great movie, An Officer and a Gentleman.  Dave and I actually sang a “Christian” rendition of it which was quite well-liked.  Hokey, yes, but Bebe and Cece did it first.
  7. 1984 Tina Turner What’s Love Got to Do with it?  Got to do with it?!
  8. Whitney Houston 1985 “No other man’s gonna do ~ so I’m saving all my love for you…” Saving All My Love whew!
  9. 1984  I Just Called to Say I love You, Stevie Wonder, naturally
  10. We lived near the fairgrounds and our first night at home as newly marrieds, we listened to Air Supply singing at the fair, but through our windows  So Lost in Love  1981
  11. Never Gonna Give You Up, Rick Astley
  12. Dave and I have sang this song at many many weddings, Always by Atlantic Starr “Boy, I love you so, can’t find enough ways to let you know.  But you can be sure I’m yours for always…We both know that our love will grow…”
  13. Patti Labelle and James Ingram “Baby, come to me.  Let me put my arms around you this was meant to be…”  Baby, Come to Me
  14. Little Jeanie  Elton
  15. “Once in your life you find her..”  Arthur’s Theme: The Best that You can Do, Christopher Cross
  16. I Love a Rainy Night  Another Eddie Rabbit from 1981
  17. “My friends wonder why I call you all the time, what can I say?…Because your kiss is on my list of the best things in life…”  Kiss on My List  Darryl Hall and John Oates 
  18. My baby takes the Morning Train, 9-5  Sheena Easton
  19. Olivia Newton-John 1981 Physical  I wanna get physical, physical…let me hear your body talk…
  20. Rapture 1981 by Blondie, the first “rap” song I had ever heard.  And she was blond and white.
  21. “Please remember my life is in your hands”  Woman by John Lennon
  22. The Boy from New York City
  23. 1981 Slow Hand  The Pointer Sisters
  24. Ronnie Milsap  Smoky Mountain Rain “keeps on fallin’…”
  25. IOU Lee Greenwood, the song of our first anniversary in 1982.  We danced to it.
  26. Survivor Eye of the Tiger  We actually used to work out to this song.
  27. Another Ronnie Milsap: I Wouldn’t Have Missed It
  28. Michael Jackson just hitting his stride Billie Jean 1983  Didyou see the Motown 25th Anniversary Special?  It was historic!
  29. Islands in the Stream Dolly & Kenny  channeling the sounds of the Bee Gees
  30. Sweet Dreams are Made of This  Eurythmics
  31. Making Love ot of Nothing at All Air Supply
  32. The Girl is Mine “the doggone girl is mine…” Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson
  33. Laying out in the backyard getting a good tan just after Tre was born in 1983 listening to Taco Puttin on the Ritz
  34. “Just you and I sharing our love together.  And I know in time we’ll build the dreams we treasure.  We’ll be alright…”  Just You and I  Crystal Gayle and Eddie Rabbit
  35. Take a Look at Me Now (Against All Odds)   Phil Collins 1984
  36. Kenny Loggins Footloose
  37. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go  Wham
  38. “I’m addicted to you, baby.  You’re a hard habit to break.”  Hard Habit to Break
  39. Everytime You Go Away “you take a piece of my with you…”
  40. You’re the Inspiration you still are, honey!
  41. Amy Grant and Peter Cetera (he had just left Chicago and she was stepping out ino secular music The Next Time I Fall in Love  I’ll know better what to do…
  42. Sorry, but yes, Barry Manilow   Wouldn’t it be nice being Lonely Together (we listened to this on our first date!  haha!)
  43. It’s Sad to Belong to Some One Else when the right one comes along
  44. Dave sang to me at our wedding, a Carpenter’s hit I Won’t Last a Day without You
  45. That’s the Way, a contemporary Christian wedding song was another one he sang to me in our ceremony
  46. So romantic Wonderful Tonight.
  47. But old songs are ours, too God Only Knows The Beach Boys
  48. I’ll be Seeing You, we love the old love songs of the WWII era
  49. Once on a walk in Dallas (around our 2nd anniversary, I sang the entire Gladys Knight rendition of Best Thing that Ever Happened to Me to Dave, because he is.
  50. I had to delete a bunch of “our songs”.  Too many.  But last night on American Idol, I heard yet another song about Dave and me by Brad Paisley, Then.  It is a song of memory,  looking back to the first kiss and having babies days.  It recalls all the love of those days, but then goes on:

Now you’re my whole life
Now you’re my whole world
I just can’t believe the way I feel about you
Like a river meets the sea
Stronger than its ever been
We’ve come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then

I can just see you
When you’re hair is turning gray
What I can’t see
is how I’m gonna love you more
But I’ve said that before

Now you’re my whole life
Now you’re my whole world
We’ll look back someday at this moment that we’re in
And I’ll look at you and say
And I thought I loved you then
And I thought I loved you then…

Keep singing to me, babe and I’ll keep singing to you!…Jeanie

Happy 50th Birthday, Dave!

6 thoughts on “50 Songs about Me and Dave

  1. I love your tributes to Dave! They are so awesome.

    And? Some of the things you have to say remind me of My Hubby and me. In this list? #38 brings back some SERIOUS memories. I can see him, in my friend’s front room, Chicago 17 on the turntable (because they, you know, had a RECORD PLAYER), Hard Habit to Break going strong…

    He was 17, I was 15. He was wearing a blue and white-striped shirt and his hair was long. He smelled amazing and he had an eagle pendant on a long chain. He had his arms around me and I thought we were the only two people alive on the planet.

    I’ll never forget it.

    I love that songs lock those kinds of memories in our brains.

    Congrats to you both for so many years of amazing memories!

    1. I knew Dave for almost three years before we ever had our first date. It is cool, like for you guys, that there was an immediate something…igt just had to wait, but was worth it. I would like to hear your whole love story sometime! :)

  2. I had to chuckle when I read #8 – Whitney’s “Saving All My Love For You”. Long about 1993 I was at Taste Of Chicago with a friend who practically forced me to sing to the crowd in a Karaoke fashion, and this was the song I chose. I’d sang the words many times in the ten years I’d known it, but never realized that it was about a woman having an affair with a married man until I sang the words that day just after I had dedicated the song to my HUSBAND!!! “A few stolen moments is all that we share. You’ve got your family and they need you there …” he he he. BUT, the title sure fits! I love that you guys still have the song in you for eachother!

  3. There are so many that I could site. One that came to mind was a more recent one from one of our favorite movies: Love Actually
    By Dido:
    “Here With Me”

    I didn’t hear you leave
    I wonder how am I still here
    And I don’t want to move a thing
    It might change my memory

    Oh I am what I am
    I’ll do what I want
    But I can’t hide
    I won’t go
    I won’t sleep
    I can’t breathe
    Until you’re resting here with me
    I won’t leave
    I can’t hide
    I cannot be
    Until you’re resting here with me

    I don’t want to call my friends
    They might wake me from this dream
    And I can’t leave this bed
    Risk forgetting all that’s been

    (chorus again)

  4. And leave us not forget that great one by Celine:

    From the movie: Up Close And Personal

    Because You Loved Me

    For all those times you stood by me
    For all the truth that you made me see
    For all the joy you brought to my life
    For all the wrong that you made right
    For every dream you made come true
    For all the love I found in you
    I’ll be forever thankful baby
    You’re the one who held me up
    Never let me fall
    You’re the one who saw me through through it all

    You were my strength when I was weak
    You were my voice when I couldn’t speak
    You were my eyes when I couldn’t see
    You saw the best there was in me
    Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach
    You gave me faith ‘coz you believed
    I’m everything I am
    Because you loved me

    You gave me wings and made me fly
    You touched my hand I could touch the sky
    I lost my faith, you gave it back to me
    You said no star was out of reach
    You stood by me and I stood tall
    I had your love I had it all
    I’m grateful for each day you gave me
    Maybe I don’t know that much
    But I know this much is true
    I was blessed because I was loved by you

    You were always there for me
    The tender wind that carried me
    A light in the dark shining your love into my life
    You’ve been my inspiration
    Through the lies you were the truth
    My world is a better place because of you

    I’m everything I am
    Because you loved me

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