3. What's your favourite love song?

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OK, so my favourite love song – in fact, probably my favourite song, full stop, ever – is 'A Case of You' by Joni Mitchell. It is, it is so beautiful. It's really sad, as well, because it's about the end of love, erm, and she compares her love, or the person she loves, to wine, so wine that she can't stop drinking, that has a really powerful effect on her. But at the same time, she's saying 'I can survive this', because she says 'I could drink a case of you and I would still be on my feet'. So, I love that contrast between the feeling that she can't stop but also saying 'you're not too much for me', 'you're not too strong for me', 'I can take it'. So, for me, it's the most beautiful song. The music is beautiful, the lyrics are as well; they're like poetry. So, if you don't know it, go and listen to it and tell us what you think in the comments. And we're really looking forward to hearing about your favourite love song. So it can be a happy song or a sad song, like the one I chose, but tell us all about it in the comments.

In this video, Jo explains why she loves 'A Case of You' by Joni Mitchell.

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Submitted by RobKM03 on Wed, 07/02/2024 - 23:37


I don´t have a favorite romantic song, but my favorite song is Ride by Lana del Rey

Submitted by Christy2106 on Tue, 30/01/2024 - 20:08


Hi, it is a perfect song of "A Case of You" by Joni Mitchell. I think? I will add this song to my playlist.
My favourite love song is "Until I Found You" by Stephen Sanchez I always have it on repeat, when I have a bad mood.

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Submitted by stefherz on Sun, 02/04/2023 - 22:27


Hey everyone! The songs I call my favourites tend to change quite a lot. Currently, my favourite song is "Alles wird in Flammen stehen" [Everything's going to be on fire] by the German band Tocotronic. I think it is a love song, but actually it is not quite obvious because the lyrics are very poetic and open to a variety of interpretations. For me, the fire they're talking about is a metaphor for passion, because in the chorus they sing "When we meet, everything's going to be on fire" (in German, obviously) which I understand as overwhelming passion.

Submitted by Christina Brit… on Tue, 07/03/2023 - 11:58


My favourite love song is 'Lover'.

Submitted by KARIKE77 on Wed, 01/03/2023 - 20:18


I really like a romantic song called "can't help falling in love" by Elvis Presley and i would like to share it..

Submitted by Kathy_Xing on Sun, 26/02/2023 - 07:07


Hi, Joni. This is the first time I'm listening to this song. I watched a live show of the singer on Youtube. In that live show, she played an instrument, kind of like a guitar but it was flat on her lap. The sound of the strings mixed with her voice, it feel like a balm for my weary souls. Speaking of my favorite love songs, I have a lot of favorites and cannot tell which one is the best. But this song, Case of you, reminds me another song named Almost lover by A Fine Frenzy. I usd to be a happy and naive guy before I fell in love with someone, but after that, I became a sentimental person. This song, Almost Lover, is known by me when I was in loved with a guy but couldn't be together with. At that time, I knew the feeling of heartbreak. T_T Have you heard this song before? Joni, I recommend this song for you! I bet you will like it! :)

Hi Kathy_Xing! I love your description of A Case of You – I'm glad you liked it. And thanks for the recommendation. I'm listening to Almost Lover right now!
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Submitted by LuzmisBP on Thu, 23/02/2023 - 21:30


Hello everyone, my favorite love song is More than words, because that is love, you don´t need to talk just one look is enought.

Hi laurita.zaconeta! Thanks for your audio about 'When I was your man'. I really liked your explanation of the meaning of the song. It's an interesting point of view, the regretful ex. But I think I'm glad the woman he loved left him! What do you think?
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Submitted by irene1964 on Tue, 21/02/2023 - 15:34


The one you have chosen is lovely.
There are so many beautiful love songs. Personally I like oldies, like September Morn by Neil Diamond. The music, the lyrics are incredible!

Submitted by Guntars Steckis on Tue, 21/02/2023 - 09:51


There are so many good love songs all over the world. I really like old rock pieces. In my opinion, the Beatles were and are the best band of all time. And of course they have good love songs like "Michelle", "Girl", "Something" and so on. I love these songs so much.

Submitted by rawanashraf182 on Mon, 20/02/2023 - 09:22


Wow that sounds pretty good to me
My favorite love song is " perfect " by Ed Sheeran I feel as though I'm floating on the moon. Also I like to listen to Egyptian artists like Mohammed Hamaky , Amr Diab , Tamer Hosni. Tell me if you know one of them.

Submitted by MargarethHale on Mon, 20/02/2023 - 04:56


I am a really fan of Taylor Swift, so...I would say "Daylight" <3

Submitted by Sarita Telles on Thu, 16/02/2023 - 01:41


I didn’t Know “A Case of You” neither Joni Mitchell. However, I found this song very sad. I usually like romantic music and my favourite love song is “Return to Love” by Andrea Bocelli, because it’s talks about a new chance at love.

Hi Fatma! It's so nice to hear your explanation of the message of the song. Thanks for recording your message.
Best wishes
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Hi Jo,
Please, could you tell me how to get direct feedback from you as part of the LearnEnglish team? Thanks

Hi user00110011! Are you looking for feedback on your English from a teacher? If so, our live online classes or personal online tutoring would be brilliant for you. Find out more about our online courses here.
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Hi Jo!
Thanks for your reply.
Actually, I would like to know if, by attending the Learning hub, I may get feedback on my opinion directly from the teacher.

Hello User_1,

In the comments we are happy to help with specific questions that have something to do with the topic on the page. We can help you with small issues such as questions about a specific phrase or sentence, but we aren't able to help with longer texts, for example.

You're welcome to write to a specific member of the team here in the comments, but generally speaking, whoever first has time to answer a comment will answer it. 

I hope that's useful for you.

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Hello Kirk,
Thanks for your message.
As for short texts on my opinion, however, I would like to receive feedback from the LearnEnglish team.
Is this possible?

Hello again User_1,

While we do respond to all comments that ask for a reply, I'm afraid we're not able to give detailed and personalised feedback on long texts or comments that aren't related to the page. The comments exist so that our users can get help with using the content on our website, but we are simply too small a team with too much other work to be able to provide continuous and personalised feedback. That's what the services offered in our Online Courses section are for.

You're welcome to share a text and then one of us can explain in more detail what we can and can't do.

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Hello again Kirk,
Thanks for your reply.
For sure, your direct feedback on my comment would be related to the page on your website.
Thanks a lot for your help.
Kind regards

Submitted by amorantai on Mon, 13/02/2023 - 16:35


I've never heard that song. But I think, to the mood, it can be pleasant to listen to.
Мy favorite love song is 'Perfect' by Ed Sheeran. It's really beautiful song, that I wanted to dance ti it on the my wedding.

Submitted by AMNOMANM on Sat, 11/02/2023 - 03:43


My opinion on 'A Case of You' by Joni Mitchel is, yes, music is good, but I could not connect myself to this song. Hers 'All I want', I Like most. She says, I wanna talk to you, I wanna shampoo you, these are the feelings that can actually relates to me.

My favorite love song is not in English. I can translate the one of the lyrics here.
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Submitted by fede0108 on Fri, 10/02/2023 - 20:17


I didn't know this song but I've just looked it up on Youtube and enjoyed it! It's good to explore new artists and music styles! I usually don't listen to acoustic music but I can enjoy it once in a while.
My favourite love song is "Honey, Honey" by ABBA. What I love about this song is the feeling I feel when I listen to it. It feels like a romance during summertime. It feels so warm and nice!

Submitted by Quachtuong on Fri, 10/02/2023 - 09:25


I don't know why but to be honest I prefer the happy song. My favourite love song is "I do" that newest version of legend 911 band and Duc Phuc the singer from my country. I love melody, lyric of that song. It's full of love and I feel the intense love of him with that girl. It is amazing when closing my eyes and enjoy that song.

Submitted by Minerva22 on Thu, 09/02/2023 - 19:42


My favourite love song is "Just the two of us".

Submitted by Azza Yosef on Thu, 09/02/2023 - 18:41


I love the song Go on for Ciline Dion becuase it moves strongly the feels towards who I love

Submitted by flauberjp on Thu, 09/02/2023 - 18:14


In Brazil, our radio' stations play a lot of american romantic music, but the truth is that most brazilians don't understand the lyrics, even so if the melody is romantic, they love it.

Submitted by Linesoleil on Thu, 09/02/2023 - 16:55


I agree too i like this song ! I like too Thinking out loud.

Submitted by SaungPwintOo on Thu, 09/02/2023 - 14:59


I have a favourite song, I always listen to the song, -is 'all too well' by Taylor Swift. It is really great song, and really sad, when i listen to the song i remember my ex.

Submitted by ko.marick on Thu, 09/02/2023 - 11:50


I don't have a favourite romantic song, but I probably like Ed Sheeran's songs, because he sings about love in such a beautiful way. He describes his feelings and the listener can imagine every word from a song and feel it.