Monday, 23 January 2012


For Frantic Assembly’s forthcoming tour of Lovesong, we recently ran a competition in our enews where we asked people to send us their favourite lovesongs. The entries were so good and varied, we thought we’d share the list with you. The full list is below, but we also made a playlist of any of the tunes that were available on Spotify...just in time for Valentines day.

Let us know if you’d add anything else.

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Roberta Flack

You're the One 
Shane McGowan/Maire Brennan
Circle of Friends Soundtrack

Bed of Roses
Bon Jovi

Buddy Holly and the Crickets

Love Hurts
Roy Orbison

Romeo and Juliet
Dire Straits

Just An Old Love Song
John Stewart

Endless Love
Diana Ross and Lionel Ritchie

Ae Fond Kiss
Eddi Reader

Nocturnal Me

Echo and the Bunnymen

Lovin’ You
Minnie Ripperton

Dance Me to the End of Love
Leonard Cohen

Atlantic Starr

May You Never
John Martyn

I Can't Make You Love Me
Bonnie Raitt

The Lady in Red
Chris de Burgh

Try A Little Tenderness
Otis Redding

At Last
Etta James

If Love Could Last Forever
The Bathers

Between the Bars
Elliot Smith

Wonderful Tonight

Eric Clapton

I Want You
Bob Dylan

I Feel The Earth Move
Carole King

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
Rod Stewart

This Must Be The Place

Talking Heads

The Beatles

You Are So Beautiful
Joe Cocker

My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose
Karen Matheson

Couldn’t Love You More
John Martyn

Someone Like You
Van Morrison

Love Theme from Bladerunner

It’s Oh So Quiet

That’s Amore
Dean Martin

Let’s Get it On
Marvin Gaye

Secret Love
Doris Day

Time After Time
Cyndi Lauper

I Surrender
David Sylvian

Lovesong described by The Telegraph as "a tribute to the durability of loving relationship" has been receiving rave reviews in the early part of its tour. It reaches the Citizens Theatre on Tue 7 February and plays until Sat 11.

“I’ve never seen such an instantaneous standing ovation…the piece beats with such profound truth that you’re held rapt “
The Telegraph
“Lovesong is compelling, understated perfection…poignant and uplifting…a hugely memorable performance”
The Stage
“It all works beautifully…This haunting play is shot through with compassion and tenderness.”
Plymouth Herald
"Lovesong is an atmospheric, gentle, humorous tear-jerker.”
What’s On Stage

More info on Lovesong

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