Since the end of November, I have been choosing my favourite songs which are from famous movie soundtracks. I have shared my thoughts about why I love I Have Nothing from The Bodyguard, I’ve Had The Time of My Life from Dirty Dancing and now for January, I have chosen Love is All Around which is by Wet Wet Wet and is from the 90’s cult film Four Weddings and a Funeral.
The main reason why I have chosen this song is not only because I love listening to it so much (even today), but it was one of the first pop songs that I ever learnt to play on the piano. It spent a ridiculous amount of time at number one in the charts and the band are famous for asking it to be removed as they got fed up of hearing it played everywhere!
Many of you may think that the song belongs to Wet Wet Wet but since writing this post, I have discovered that the song is a cover and originally belongs to the band The Troggs. I am also sharing their version of the song in this post.
Love is All Around is a quintessential romantic song which is not only an iconic reminder of the 90’s, but also shows the kind romance that we are no longer hearing in today’s music. Wet Wet Wet are also one of my favourite bands from this era, and they went on to achieve many hits with songs such as Goodnight Girl and Angel Eyes. Hope you enjoy listening to both versions of this month’s favourite golden oldie song!