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Be My Valentine 2018 ~ Love Songs of the Baby Boom


SOCKHOPThe post-World War II time period was a great time for love songs. It’s the soundtrack to the baby boom. Indeed, romance was in the air! There’s a lot of music here, so let’s get busy (eh-hem).


For Love Songs from the World War II era, check out Be My Valentine 2016: WWII Era Love Songs.


Love Songs of the Baby Boom Spotify Playlist

Love Songs of the Baby Boom Apple Music Playlist



Day by Day

  • written by Axel Stordahl and Paul Weston and lyrics by Sammy Cahn (1945)
  • recording by Frank Sinatra

Oh! What It Seemed to Be

  • written by Bennie Benjamin, George Weiss and Frankie Carle (1945)
  • recording by Frankie Carle Orchestra with vocal by Marjorie Hughes


  • written by Bennie Benjamin and George David Weiss (1946)
  • recording by Perry Como

(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons

  • written by Ivory “Deek” Watson and William “Pat” Best (1945)
  • recording by Nat King Cole


Near You

  • written by Francis Craig with lyrics by Kermit Goell (1947)
  • recording by Francis Craig

 I Have But One Heart

  • written by Johnny Farrow, with lyrics by Marty Symes (1945)
  • recording by Vic Damone



  • written by Teddy Powell and Leonard Whitcup (1936)
  • recording by Amos Milburn

It’s Magic

  • written by Jule Styne and lyrics by Sammy Cahn
  • recording by Doris Day

I Can’t Go on Without You

  • written by Henry Glover and Sally Nix
  • recording by Bull Moose Jackson & His Buffalo Bearcats

Everybody Loves Somebody

  • written by Ken Lane and lyrics by Irving Taylor
  • recording by Peggy Lee


For You My Love

  • written by Paul Gayten
  • recording by Larry Darnell

Some Enchanted Evening

  • written by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II (1949)
  • recording by Perry Como

You’re Breaking My Heart

  • English version of the famous Italian song ‘Mattinata’ written by Ruggero Leoncavallo in the beginning of 20th century
  • recording by Vic Damone


All My Love

  • written by Paul Durand English lyrics by Mitchell Parish
  • recording by by Patti Page

Please Send Me Someone to Love

  • written and recorded by Percy Mayfield


Sixty Minute Man

  • written by  Billy Ward and Rose Marks
  • recorded by by Billy Ward and his Dominoes

Don’t You Know I Love You

  • Recorded by The Clovers

The Glory of Love

  • written by Billy Hill (1936)
  • recording by The Five Keys

I’m In the Mood

  • recorded by John Lee Hooker

Be My Love

  • written lyrics by by Nicholas Brodzsky and lyrics by Sammy Cahn
  • recording by Mario Lanza


  • written by Irving Gordon (1951)
  • recording by Nat King Cole


You Know I Love you

  • recording by B.B. King

You Belong to Me

  • written by Pee Wee King, Chilton Price and Redd Stewart (1952)
  • recording by Jo Stafford (Apple Playlist) or Peggy Lee (Spotify Playlist)


Please Love Me

  • recording by B.B. King

That’s Amore

  • written by Harry Warren and lyrics by Jack Brooks (1953)
  • recording by Dean Martin


Honey Love

  • recording by The Drifters wit Clyde McPhatter

Oh What a Dream

  • written by Chuck Willis (1954)
  • recording by Ruth Brown


  • written by Harvey Fuqua and Alan Freed (1954)
  • recording by the Moonglows


Earth Angel

  • recording by The Penguins

Only You

  • written by Buck Ram
  • recording by The Platters

Unchained Melody

  • written by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret
  • recording by Roy Hamilton


In the Still of the Night

  • written by Fred Parris
  • recording by The Five Satins

Why Do Fools Fall in Love

  • recording by  Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers

Love Is Strange

  • written by Bo Diddley
  • recording by Mickey & Sylvia


Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

  • written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
  • recording by Anita O’Day

You Send Me

  • recording by Sam Cooke

Young Love

  • written by Ric Cartey and Carole Joyner (1956)
  • recording by Tab Hunter


Return to Me

  • written by Carmen Lombardo and Danny Di Minno
  • recording by Dean martin

All I Have to Do Is Dream

  • written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant
  • recording by The Everly Brothers

Lonely Teardrops

  • Written by Berry Gordy Jr., Gwendolyn Gordy and Roquel “Billy” Davis
  • recording by Jackie Wilson

It’s All In The Game

  • lyrics by Carl Sigman (1951) melody by Charles G. Dawes (1911)
  • recording by Tommy Edwards


Don’t You Know

  • written by Bobby Worth
  • recording by Della Reese

Come Rain or Come Shine

  • written by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Johnny Mercer (1946)
  • recording by Ray Charles

The Wonder of You

  • written by Baker Knight
  • recording by Ray Peterson


True Love Ways

  • written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty (1958)
  • recording by Buddy Holly (1958)

Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)

  • written by Clyde Otis, Murray Stein and Brook Benton
  • recording by Dinah Washington and Brook Benton

This Magic Moment

  • written by Mort Shuman and lyrics by Doc Pomus
  • recording by The Drifters

At Last

  • written by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren (1941)
  • recording by Etta James

Teen Angel

  • written by Jean Dinning and Red Surrey
  • recording by Mark Dinning


I Fall to Pieces

  • written by Hank Cochran and Harlan Howard
  • recording by Patsy Cline


  • written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson
  • recording by Roy Orbison


  • written by Sam Cooke
  • recording by Sam Cooke

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

  • written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King
  • recording by The Shirelles


Break It To Me Gently

  • written Joe Seneca and lyrics by Diane Lamper
  • recording by Brenda Lee

Can’t Help Falling In Love

  • written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss
  • recording by Elvis Presley

I Can’t Stop Loving You

  • written by Don Gibson (1958)
  • recording by Ray Charles


You’ll Never Walk Alone

  • written by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II (1945)
  • recording by Gerry & The Pacemakers

I Will Follow Him

  • written by Franck Pourcel, Paul Mauriat, Arthur Altman with Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
  • recording by Little Peggy March

Our Day Will Come

  • written by Mort Garson with lyrics by Bob Hilliard
  • recording by Ruby & the Romantics

So Much In Love

  • written by George Williams, Bill Jackson, Roy Straigis
  • recording by The Tymes










  • I have 2016 music recommendations for you! Jan-Feb 2016 Short List Apple Music Playlist Jan-Feb 2016 Short List Spotify Playlist ~ Savages - Adore Life Pop/Rock Indie, Post-Punk Revival London, England Adore, The Answer, TIWYG ~ ~ The Jezabels - Synthia Pop/Rock Indie Sydney, Australia Pleasure Drive, Come Alive ~ ~ School of Seven Bells - SVIIB Electronic, Dream Pop New York, NY Open Your Eyes, Ablaze ~ ~ Shearwater - Jet Plane and Oxbow Pop/Rock Indie Austin, TX Quiet Americans ~ ~ The London Suede - Night Thoughts Pop/Rock Indie London, England Outsiders ~ ~ Junior Boys - Big Black Coat Electronic, Synth Pop Ontario, Canada Over It ~ ~ Cross Record - Wabi-Sabi Pop/Rock Experimental Texas High Rise, Steady Waves ~ ~ Daughter - Not To Disappear Pop/Rock Folk London, England Doing The Right Thing, Numbers ~ ~ NZCA Lines - Infinite Summer Electronic, Synth Pop London, England Two Hearts, Infinite Summer ~ ~ Basia Bulat - Good Advice Pop/Rock Folk Toronto, Canada Fool, La La Lie, Infamous ~ ~ Chairlift - Moth Electronic, Synth Pop Boulder, CO and Brooklyn, NY Moth to the Flame, Ch-Ching ~ ~ Wild Nothing - Life of Pause Pop/Rock Indie, Dream Pop Virginia TV Queen, Life of Pause, To Know You ~ ~ Animal Collective - Painting With Pop/Rock Indie, Experimental Rock Baltimore, MD FloriDada ~ ~ Cavern of Anti-Matter -  void beats/invocation trex Experimental Electronic, ambient Berlin, Germany liquid gate ~ ~ Quilt - Plaza Pop/Rock Folk, Psychedelia Boston, MA and Brooklyn, NY Roller ~ ~ Sia - This Is Acting Pop/Rock Dance Australia Bird Set Free, Alive, Cheap Thrills ~ ~ Ra Ra Riot -  Need Your Light Pop/Rock Indie, Chamber Pop Syracuse, NY Foreign Lovers, Water, Absolutely   ~  

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