Travis Clark’s Love Songs From A King Of Love Songs: We the Kings Playlist
We the Kings know their way around a love song. The pop-rock outfit are masters when it comes to weaving musical tales of love, longing and loss, and have been doing so for nearly a decade.
In 2017, the band celebrates the 10 year anniversary of their self-titled debut album, We the Kings. To mark the occasion, we asked lead singer Travis Clark to curate a nostalgic playlist featuring some of his favorite love songs of all time.
"I've always thought of myself as a hopeless romantic," Travis shares of his playlist. "Either that or just someone that always got turned down by the girls in my school growing up, so I turned to music to help my situation!"
"These songs are like a time machine to me," he adds. "When I hear each one, I go back in time in my head to when I heard it first, or maybe when I heard it become special to me. In my opinion, that is one of the coolest things about music: It can make you feel something so strong with a simple piano note, a vocal line, or a guitar pattern. I hope you enjoy my playlist, it was so much fun to create and it also gave me an excuse to revisit some of my most fond memories!"
Below, stroll down memory lane with We the Kings' "Love Songs From A King Of Love Songs" playlist, and be sure to subscribe on Apple Music.
We the Kings' greatest hits album, So Far, featuring tracks like "Sad Song," "The Story of Tonight" and "Check Yes, Juliet" is out now. Catch the band as they embark on their WTK 10 Tour in 2017, kicking off in Nashville on February 17. See the full tour dates in the poster below.
Snow Patrol, "Chasing Cars"
Fugees, "Killing Me Softly"
Chris Isaac, "Wicked Game"
Elvis Presley, "Can't Help Falling In Love"
"I danced to this song at my wedding and not only had the coolest dance choreographed by my wife, but also got to sing in it as well!"
Aerosmith, "I Don't Want To Miss a Thing"
"I remember hearing this song in Armageddon and thought how awesome it was that music in a movie could make you feel something emotional, even if it was completely fictional."
Shai, "If I Ever Fall In Love"
"The a capella version of this song is insanely amazing. It has been a song in We the Kings' lives that we occasionally sing in order to bond. I know that sounds weird, but it's amazing what that song can make you feel..."
Journey, "Open Arms"
John Legend, "All Of Me"
"This is my favorite song by the Beatles. George wrote it if I'm not mistaken... I love the melodies, love the lyrics and think that it sums up love the best I've ever heard. There is just something about love that you can't explain."
Dan & Shay, "From the Ground Up"
Bright Eyes, "First Day Of My Life"
"I feel like this song sums up love. For me it feels like the first day of my life when I met [my wife] Jenny and felt like her eyes were the first I'd ever really seen."
Jason Mraz, "I'm Yours"
The Goo Goo Dolls, "Iris"
Ryan Cabrera, "True"
Blink 182, "I Miss You"
We the Kings, "Sad Song"