Elvis Can”t Help Falling In Love named Favourite Love Song

August 2nd, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Aug 2 (ANI): Elvis Presleys Can”t Help Falling In Love has been voted the love song that can best describe the feelings of lovebirds, says a survey.

The survey, conducted by National Year of Reading campaign, polled over 4,000 people between 18 and 65 years to reveal that the lyrics of the song, featured in Presley’’s 1961 film Blue Hawaii, aptly describe the mood of love than any other.

Whitney Houston’’s I Will Always Love You, which featured in The Bodyguard has been voted as the second best.

Everybody Hurts by REM has been voted the most soothing song in moments of depression, while Simon and Garfunkel’’s Bridge Over Troubled Water was ranked as almost as popular with those feeling low.

The respondents feel that Celebration by Kool and the Gang is the ultimate song for a party mood.

When it comes to wedding songs, Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet, which featured in the Hugh Grant film Four Weddings And A Funeral, topped the wedding song list.

For those who suffered bereavement, Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli’’s Time To Say Goodbye was voted the best song.

The survey found that 9 in 10 said that knowing the words of a song helped them to gain a better appreciation of it, while more than 50 pct agreed that the lyrics could change their moods and recall memories.

“What surprised us in this survey was how it goes across all the generations. It didn”t matter if you were 18 or 65, the emotional importance of lyrics was completely consistent,” the Telegraph quoted Honor Wilson Fletcher, the director of the National Year of Reading, as saying. (ANI)

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