Welcome to Romance Week hosted by the cast of Justice Burning and Dysfunction Junction! Every day this week different characters will be sharing their tips and ideas on how to have the sweetest and/or most romantic Valentine’s Day.
There is also a contest to win 1 of 3 prize packs containing books and music. Be sure to check out the contest and enter at the bottom of the post.
Today, we welcome firefighter Ash McLeod from Justice Burning, book 1 in the Heroes in Justice Series and Kianna Ravencamp from Dysfunction Junction, book 1 in the Dream Big Series.
|Trisha Yearwood, my cast as Kianna Ravencamp|
Welcome Ash, it's nice to meet you. This is your first time to guest host on the blog, isn't it?
Yeah, it's nice to finally meet you, Kianna. I've heard a lot about you.
All good, I hope?
Oh, just that you're a fantastic song writer on the verge of her big break. Which I have to say is very cool. I'm a major music junkie.
Wow, thanks. I'm still working on my song craft, but I always love hanging with another music junkie. I hear we've been tasked with creating the ULTIMATE play list for Valentine's Day. Think you're up for the challenge?
Firefighters are always up for a challenge. Do you have 8 hours to spend creating this list? Because that would just be a start.
Don't I know it! I think we should put all our top favorites in a YouTube Play list.
That's a good start, but you have to know your audience to know how to craft the best play list.
Oh-ho! Listen to you get all technical! I love it. Okay, so what categories of play lists should we go with?
|Jesse Metcalfe, my cast as Ash McLeod|
Really? I'm surprised you like the classics. You have good taste, I think we're going to get along well. We should include the modern retro artists too, like Michael Buble and Norah Jones. Plus, I think there should be a Power Ballad list and a list of Current Pop hits.
Okay, pop quiz: I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton or Whitney Houston?
I have to choose? Can't I say both and put them in two categories?
I see that our list is going to be especially long...
Oh come on, there are a lot of great versions of the same song. Like, The Power of Love is an amazing song. I love Huey Lewis and The News version, but then Celine Dion blows it away too.
So we'll include both when we can't agree on who's is better?
10 Country Sparkin' Songs
*How Do I Live Without You - Trisha Yearwood
*Amazed - Lonestar
*Breathe - Faith Hill
*I Swear - John Michael Montgomery
*It's Your Love - Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
*When You Say Nothing At All - Alison Krauss
*I Cross My Heart - George Strait
*To Make You Love Me - Garth Brooks
*Everything to Me - Brad Paisley
*Soulmate - Josh Turner
(Nice title, Kianna...)
10 Classic Crooners
*I've Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra
*Cheek to Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
*Sway - Dean Martin
*My Funny Valentine - Etta James
*'Til The End Of Time - Perry Como
*When You Say You Love Me - Josh Groban
*Home - Michael Buble
*It Had to Be You - Harry Connick, Jr.
*Unforgettable - Natalie Cole with Nat "King" Cole
*The Nearness of You - Norah Jones
10 Power Ballads
*I Can't Fight This Feeling Anymore - REO Speedwagon
*Everything I Do I Do It For You - Bryan Adams
*I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
*I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
*Faithfully - Journey
*Making Love Out of Nothing At All - Air Supply
*You're The Inspiration - Chicago
*Open Arms - Journey
*Take My Breath Away - Berlin
*Glory of Love - Peter Cetera
10 Modern Love Songs
*A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
*All Of Me - John Legend
*Still Into You - Paramore
*No One - Alicia Keyes
*This I Promise You - NSYNC
*Marry You - Bruno Mars
*One and Only - Adele
*Now Comes the Night - Rob Thomas
*I Do Cherish You - 98 degrees
*I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
There are still so many we haven't put on a list!
How about a few hidden gems?
10 Noteworthy Numbers
*How Deep Is Your Love - BeeGees
*I Knew I Loved You - Savage Garden
*With Arms Wide Open - Creed
*You'll Be In My Heart - Phil Collins
*I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
*My Girl - The Temptations
*Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
*Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
*I See The Light - Peter Hollens & Evynne Hollens
*If - Bread
Well, there's 50 songs to get everyone started on creating the right play list for their sweetheart. There are soooo many more I'm sure this will just be the spark people need to help them remember all the great songs they love.
Sparks are not a fireman's friend, but in this case, I'm happy to help start the fire. Remember when creating a play list to consider the message the song conveys and use that to tell your Valentine exactly what you can't say in your own words. Music crosses many barriers and speaks to all souls.
My, your waters run deep, Ash McLeod. How do you keep all the girls away?
Deep waters, hmm, who knew? My turnout gear must keep it in check. Thanks for swapping songs with me. Happy Valentine's Day, Kianna.
Thanks, handsome, Happy Valentine's to you too. I'll swap songs with you anytime.
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