(WBIR - Knoxville) They say love is blind. However, it is not deaf.
This Valentine's Day will once again assault the senses of sweethearts with an assortment of eye-catching flowers, aromatic blooms, and savory chocolates. Yet, it is music that strikes a lasting romantic chord long after perishable treats are wilted, decomposed, and digested.
We asked you to share some of the songs that are special to you and your Valentine on the WBIR Facebook page. 10 News reporter Jim Matheny delved into the songs that make your hearts sing and compiled a few for Friday's 5 p.m. newscast.
Throughout time, loving lyrics resonate in the chambers of the heart. Such was the case with songs you shared including Chicago's "Inspiration," Shania Twain's "Still The One," and George Strait's "I Cross My Heart."
It quickly became clear a hodgepodge of harmonies pull at your heart-strings. Other random romantic favorites named were Adam Sandler's "Grow Old with You,""Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" by The Police, and even Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Simple Man."
Some said romance means reminiscing to high school days with Lionel Richie's "Three Times A Lady." Others mark this day full of red with the man in black by devoting Johnny Cash's "I Walk The Line" to their better-half.
There are songs that serenade, tunes that tantalize, and some that get right to the point. A couple of those direct examples are Conway Twitty's "I'd Just Love To Lay You Down" and "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye.
While many marvel at the melodies that melt the heart, love songs can also be a reminder of old flames and failed relationships. For those who have loved and lost, heed the final line from George Straight's "All My Ex's Live in Texas" when he emphatically states, "but I'm alive and well in Tennessee!"
Most of all, everyone have a safe and wonderful Valentine's Day.
Join in the conversation and share your favorites at the WBIR Channel 10 Facebook page.