Monday, February 13, 2012

Romantic Songs Playlist for Valentine's Day 2012

I decided to make good on my promise to create a Romantic Tunes Playlist in honor of Valentine’s Day this year.  Since I began an iTunes account, I’ve had a playlist called “Romantic Songssss,” which has grown to over sixty songs and four plus hours.  Reviewing the lengthy list, the following tunes were chosen without digging too deep into the archives, for example to include George Harrison's "I'd Have You Anytime," John Lennon’s “Jealous Guy” or David Bowie’s “Heroes.”  There’s a certain element in the music – a soaring melody, heartfelt lyrics or even an instrumental break that makes me daydream.  Of course, some picks take me back to a certain time and place with a particular person, but others just bring the warm glow of a sunny day or pull at the heartstrings. Music has taught me about many things, but perhaps the most important lesson is how heartache remains a universal experience, along with that emotional overhaul of love which implies anything is possible.  Link to listen here, enjoy!

1. Sterophonics, "Have a Nice Day"
2. AM, "Playing the Game"
3. The Dears, "Lost In the Plot"
4. LCD Soundsystem, "All I Want"
5. Iggy Pop, "Shades"
6. The B-52's, "Follow Your Bliss"
7. Art Brut, "Emily Kane"
8. Phantom Planet, "Anthem"
9. The Magic Numbers, "Love's a Game"
10. Guillemots, "Made-Up Lovesong #43"
11. Paul Westerberg, "First Glimmer"
12. Portugal. The Man., "Sleep Forever"
13. Weezer, "Hold Me"
14. Roxy Music, "More Than This"
15. Moby, "Slipping Away"
16. Talking Heads, "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)
17. Am Radio, "I Just Wanna Be Loved"
18. Bright Eyes, "One for You, One for Me"
19. Manic Street Preachers, "You Stole the Sun From My Heart"
20. The Flaming Lips, Do You Realize??
21. Mew, "Comforting Sounds"