Candlelight and soul forever A dream of you and me together Say you believe it, say you believe it
The opening lyrics of 2 Become 1, The Spice Girls’ third consecutive number one and their first Christmas number one. Taken from their debut album Spice (1995), it showed a softer side to the English group without losing their trademark cheekiness.
Kissing like a bandit stealing time Underneath the sycamore tree Cupid by the hour sends valentines To my sweet lover and me Slowly, Surely Yours appetite is more than I know Sweetly, Softly I’m falling in love with you
The opening verse of US number one Wishing Well by the super slick Terence Trent D’Arby, from his debut studio album Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby (1988)
It must have been love but it’s over now. It must have been good but I lost it somehow. It must have been love but it’s over now. From the moment we touched ’til the time had run out.
Taken from the song It Must Have Been Love by Swedish band Roxette. Originally released in 1987, a slightly edited version appeared in 1990 as part of the Pretty Woman soundtrack and became their third US number one. The second of these was another classic, Listen to Your Heart.
Heart beats fast Colours and promises How to be brave How can I love when I’m afraid to fall But watching you stand alone All of my doubt, suddenly goes away somehow
The opening lines of A Thousand Years by American singer songwriter Christina Perri. Released in 2011, it was part of the Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 film, where the tortured relationship within Bella Swan and Edward Cullen reaches its conclusion.
The storm is breaking or so it seems We’re too young to reason, too grown up to dream
Taken from the song Slave to Love by Bryan Ferry, from his UK chart-topper solo album Boys and Girls (1985). I’m a big fan of his elegant, velvety smooth voice, especially with his work on Roxy Music. Jealous Guy and More than This are my personal favourites.