What Love Songs Did Your Parents Love?

I am running a survey tonight on We’re Related (a family-oriented Facebook application with 17 million monthly users) to find out if people know the love songs their parents loved.

Given our modern obsession with music, I find it interesting that only 7% of the respondents say they do. (See Survey Results)

Come to think of it, I don’t know my parents’ favorite love songs, but now I want to. I do know one song that my in-laws fell in love to 50 years ago while dancing because my wife used it as the sound-track for their 50th anniversary wedding video last year. It was really, really meaningful to have that song play along with all the pictures of them dating and then having a family.

Here are some of the answers I’ve gotten so far tonight:

Do you know the love songs that your parents loved?

If you could run a survey about music and families, what would it be?

2 thoughts on “What Love Songs Did Your Parents Love?

  1. When my grandmother died and we were discussing what music to play at her funeral, I remember my grandfather saying, “She always loved that son: ‘You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.” That just blew me away because I never thought of that as a song people identified with as contemporary–ever–kind of like when you flip on Garrison Keillor and hear some NPR literati singing “Oh Clementine.”

  2. wouaouuuu ! That’s a great mystery question !

    Actually, my parents don’t listen to music… My mom does a little during parties with her friends, but my dad just doesn’t. During their wedding it must have been quite boring…

    I guess they both know the Iranian national anthem.

    Anyway, know they do hear music, when I go back to their house and put the stereo at the maximum volume as I always used to, there…

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