Valentine’s Day Playlist

I am not really a fan of Valentine’s Day.  Call me old-fashioned, but I believe you should show affection and caring throughout the year, and not just because Hallmark needs to go into the black.  Having said that, I will admit to being a bit of a sap when it comes to songs about love, especially unrequited love.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Who can’t relate to the line: “…And this is for the tears that won’t dry. And this is for a bright blue sky…”

This isn’t the best version of Within Your Reach, but it’s practically impossible to celebrate Valentine’s Day without the Replacements, so this video will have to do.

I don’t care who is performing this song, Dire Straits, or the Killers, I bet you can’t listen without getting a lump in your throat.

*Updated* I can’t believe I hit publish without including a song by the ever so romantic–Morrissey.  I am ashamed.

And finally, ’cause it is kind of depressing around here now, how about some funk?

What’s on your turntable for Valentine’s Day? Do you enjoy the holiday, or like me, are you a Valentine’s Day Scrooge?

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2 responses

  1. Aquiesce – Oasis, The Thanks I Get – Wilco, Love You Madly – Cake are three really good ssongs about the reality of being married.

    Rock Me – Great White and the entire Electric album from The Cult are great for the bedroom Valentine’s Day night.

  2. Dire Strait’s live version of “Romeo and Juliet” will always be my favorite, but this version isn’t too bad.

    Other faves? “Landslide” and “Silver Spring” by Fleetwood Mac. The live versions, of course. Watching Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham perform these two never fails to make me leak a little around the eyes.

    A couple honorable mentions: Bruce Springsteen’s “Secret Garden”, and Crosby, Stills, & Nash’s “Southern Cross”.

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