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What is your favorite gender-neutral song about love or relationships?


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I like songs about relationships, whether it be about friendships, falling in love or breaking up, that are gender-neutral so that they could apply to any pairing of two people. This isn't to say I can't or don't enjoy songs that use pronouns or clearly talk about females, but I wouldn't send that song to a guy and say this is how I feel about you. I'm curious what songs others like that fall into this category.

 

I'll start us out with a few I can think of off the top of my head:

 

Just a Kiss by Lady A

I Won't Give Up by Jason Mraz

I'm Yours by Jason Mraz

Sweetest Perfection by Depeche Mode

What Hurts the Most by Rascal Flatts

Somebody to Love by Queen

 

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Hmm..., I just realized songs I love most aren't really love song per se..., but here are some (some are oldies, very hard to find new songs I like that are both love songs and gender neutral...).

 

Never Want to Fall in Love Again - Eric Carmen

Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel

It's Only Love That Get You Through - Sade (not sure if this is gender neutral, but I think she meant it for a best friend or speaking for herself in the first line)

Can't Take My Eyes Off of You - Frank Valli

Moon River - Audrey Hepburn

Bizarre Love Triangle - New Order

Loving You - Minnie Ripperton

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I love songs, and I think about them a lot. But I don't like to sexualize songs. I don't say this song is too feminine or this too masculine, or something.

So here goes my recent, favourite love and relationship songs.

Need You Now by Lady Antebellum

No Air by Jordin Sparks

Ordinary People by John Legend

Bang Bang by Cher

Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotyle

i'll add more, when they come up:).

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Where is celine dion's "my heart will go on"

 

It's gender neutral though my mind does imagine Leonardo dicaprio :P

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I am so not above sending a song from a female artist to a guy :gikkle: It's referring to a male, so who gives a number two if it's a woman singing?

 

But here are some of the gender neutral ones (some of which I've already mentioned elsewhere << >>):

 

Still Loving You - Scorpions

When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating

Who Knew - Pink

Madness - Muse

 

Actually, I could list a bunch, but most of them are rather depressing lol. I do know a bunch of love songs I'd send sang by females though.

Here's two more songs from Serbia-suburbia:

 

Molitva - Marija Serifovic (there's also an English version called Destiny if anyone is interested. The girl's got some pipes on her.)

Gorka Cokolada - also Marija Serifovic

 

I guess the positive songs I've got here are Ronan Keating, perhaps Muse and the first one by Marija.

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It's been about 4 years since this topic was posted.  I've been going through all the songs, which are good.  There's one song I love and no one has seemed to mention it

 

Extreme - More than Words.  Does mention  him/her  or he/she.  Only 'you' and it's a beautiful song.

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Savage Garden's album Affirmation (with the sole exception of "Two Beds and a Coffee Machine"), is completely gender-neutral. smile.png

 

 

"I knew I loved you" is the most perfect love song I think I've ever heard. I love how Darryn made it gender neutral. I use it as part of my Souvenir soundtrack.

 

I also love Keane's "Somewhere Only We Know" which is a beautiful expression of final love in the face of the end of things. It calls to mind the absolute desperation men and women in gay relationships endured in times past.

 

"Fix You" By Coldplay is just extraordinary...

 

"The First Time I Saw Your Face" by roberta flack is lovely and takes on an entirely gay tone when sung with the longing in George Michael's voice.

 

"The Air That I Breathe" by the Hollies is probably the most romantic post-coital song I know. Sung through k.d. lang...it is devestatingly beautiful.

 

etc. etc.

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"The First Time I Saw Your Face" as performed by Peggy Seeger was written by her lover Ewen MacColl (James Henry Miller) for her.

 

Years latter Ewen MacColl said that it was addressed to Peggy Seeger as a love song to her as she was in the USA and he was in the United Kingdom.

 

Although written for Her to perform, I always hear Ewen when I listen to Peggy Seeger, as it was deliberately written for either or both to sing, although I have never heared Ewen sing it, and although it is listed on records as Ewen performing, it is always Peggy.

 

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A few of my favorites:

 

Follow You, Follow Me - Genesis

Here (In Your Arms) - Hellogoodbye

You Belong to Me - Jason Wade's version

The Promise - Tracy Chapman

Hanging By A Moment - Lifehouse 

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"I knew I loved you" is the most perfect love song I think I've ever heard. I love how Darryn made it gender neutral. I use it as part of my Souvenir soundtrack.

 

I also love Keane's "Somewhere Only We Know" which is a beautiful expression of final love in the face of the end of things. It calls to mind the absolute desperation men and women in gay relationships endured in times past.

 

"Fix You" By Coldplay is just extraordinary...

 

"The First Time I Saw Your Face" by roberta flack is lovely and takes on an entirely gay tone when sung with the longing in George Michael's voice.

 

"The Air That I Breathe" by the Hollies is probably the most romantic post-coital song I know. Sung through k.d. lang...it is devestatingly beautiful.

 

etc. etc.

 

Wonderful choices, though I think Fix You is more a story of lost love, isn't it?

 

Most of mine are already on the list in various places, so I'll add one I haven't seen.

 

A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton

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Well let's go to some fun songs about love and angst:

 

Simple Plan: Loser of the Year

 

 

Yellowcard- Hang You up

 

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Wonderful choices, though I think Fix You is more a story of lost love, isn't it?

 

Most of mine are already on the list in various places, so I'll add one I haven't seen.

 

A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton

 

That's what I love about good love songs is that they can be interpreted in a lot of ways. 

If you guys are familiar at all with Comsie's Billy Chase soap opera, I applied Coldplay's 'Fix You' to the character of Stevie. It made sense from Brandon's perspective.

 

A Thousand Miles is magnificent as is A Thousand Years by Christina Perri.

 

I love this topic! I find a lot of inspiration in music for my stories. Albums sometimes become stories for me and then I interpret those stories as they come to me. Each of my stories is outlined by a soundtrack that gives me the emotional blueprint for what I'm trying to achieve with the story. 

 

I started one of my stories after hearing this song by a little known artist from New York:

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My favorite song is Hozier - Take me to church ... I think that it can be applied for any gender. Oh, this song is so touching! I have such feelings when I am listeting to it .. I just can't describe it. Hozier is such a good singer! I am definitely his biggest fan. Moreover, I was extremely shocked when I have seen the video on youtube. It almost made me cry. It reminded me about my relationship with my partner, that are very difficult, as we have to use levitra from https://ed-oesterreichische.at .. This song is something more than just sound ..
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For a long time, I couldn't listen to this song because the emotions it caused, but now I can enjoy it for the gift it was, and enjoy the melancholy it fills me with. I still remember my very first boyfriend's excited voice telling me to get the CD of the same name, and listen to the title track. He told me it said everything he wanted to say. We were both in very difficult situations at the time... and lived six hours apart. It was my way of feeling his presence when he couldn't be near. 

 

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"There's a Small Hotel"--Rodgers & Hart

"On the Street Where You Live"--Lerner & Loewe

"Somewhere"--Bernstein & Sondheim

"Ain't Misbehavin' "--Waller, Brooks, & Razaf

"Stardust"--Carmichael & Parish

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