Get into a romantic mood with these love songs from Manchester’s finest.
The Smiths – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
The lyrics say it all in this one: ‘And if a double-decker bus /Crashes in to us /To die by your side/ Is such a heavenly way to die /And if a ten ton truck/ Kills the both of us/ To die by your side/ Well the pleasure, the privilege is mine’.
Morrissey – You’re The One For Me, Fatty
Another one from Moz, still romantic in his own way: ‘You're the one for me, fatty/You're the one I really, really love’.
The Stone Roses - Sally Cinnamon
A love letter stolen from someone’s jacket may not be traditionally romantic, but the lyrics tell an endearing love story –'Sent to me from heaven/Sally Cinnamon/you are my world.'
New Order - Temptation
Originally released as a stand-alone single on Factory Records, Temptation is an iconic tune and is said to be a tale of long-lost love. And of course, it’s in Trainspotting.
Oasis - Wonderwall
Although Noel has denied it was written about his ex-wife Meg (he did after they got divorced at least), it’s still seen as one of the ultimate Brit Pop love anthems.
The Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've?)
This much-covered song by Bolton boys The Buzzcocks is instantly recognisable and highlights the confusion and chaos love can bring.
Take That - Back For Good
Take That’s last video as a five-piece (until their reformation), it’s a wistful piece begging for a lover to return and really showcases the strength of Gary Barlow’s lyrical ability.
The Courteeners - The Opener
A love song to Manchester and a significant other in one. ‘I miss the city I love but I've been having affair/With LA and New York, Dundee/And Doncaster if I may dare/Of course I do, of course I do/But I was meant for this place, and I was meant for you’.
Elbow - One Day Like Today
Guy Garvey wrote this gloriously uplifting tune about falling in love with his girlfriend. Can’t get any more romantic than that.