Monday, February 9, 2015

Romantic Songs Playlist for Valentine's Day 2015

Being snowed in is a perfect excuse to bust out another Romantic Songs Playlist as Valentine's Day rolls around -- on a Saturday night no less! I start things off with an awesome live version of "Heart It Races" by popular playlist group Dr. Dog, and let this latest personal music compilation find a balance from within. I've included some recent songs from fave band Spoon and artist Beck (with congrats on the Grammy win, even if it was for Rock Album of the Year and doesn't quite apply to this assortment of sublime music) plus older picks from my collection. I dug deep in the archives for The Cure, The Raconteurs and James to compliment the newer tunes from Dan Croll, Beach House and Band of Horses. The Verve's "Bittersweet Symphony" was chosen for this year's list before the Seattle Seahawks took the field with it blaring during the Super Bowl, and now that strange moment when sports coopted this anthem is embedded in our consciousness. Plus as the game ended in upset it's bittersweet indeed...

Listen up here and visit my posts from 2014, 2013 and 2012 if you need more inspiration. Happy to oblige and enjoy the holiday!

1. "Heart It Races"  Dr. Dog
2. "Lovesong"  The Cure
3. "Only in My Dreams"  Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
4. "Compliment Your Soul"  Dan Croll
5. "What Would I Want? Sky"  Animal Collective
6. "I Saw the Bright Shinies"  The Octopus Project
7. "Crown of Love"  Arcade Fire
8. "No One's Gonna Love You"  Band of Horses
9. "Nantes"  Beirut
10. "Together"  The Raconteurs
11. "Inside Out"  Spoon
12. "Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space"  Spiritualized
13. "Walkabout (with Noah Lennox)" Atlas Sound
14. "Heart Is a Drum" Beck
15. "Bitter Sweet Symphony"  The Verve
16. "Chicago"  Sufjan Stevens
17. "Sometimes"  James
18. "Norway"  Beach House
19. "I and Love and You"  Avett Brothers