Every special day should have a playlist: a list of songs to carry the essence of the day and to personalize universally celebrated feelings. St. Valentine’s day is naturally well suited for a musical celebration, as love is the most common theme for all genres of music throughout the world. Love has many forms and faces, and has indubitably touched all of our lives.
Let’s add music to our reminiscing about love and hear what great songwriters and singers had to say about its fleeting sorrows and joys. Here, I have compiled a small playlist of my favorite love songs, and I hope it will convey a broad spectrum and be the soundtrack of a day of celebration of all the love we have — or have had — in our lives.
I Want You – Fiona Apple (Live for Decades Rock Live!)
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses
Read My Mind – The Killers
Lover I Don’t Have to Love – Bettie Serveert / Bright Eyes
Million Miles – Reamonn
Drops of Jupiter – Train
Dance Me to the End of Love – Leonard Cohen
I’ll Have to Say I Love You in a Song – Jim Croce
Be Mine – David Gray
Please Forgive Me – Bryan Adams