I do like to get on my Valentine’s day soapbox but really, as you might have guessed by my day job, I love being in love. It’s not my fault, I read too much as a kid.
So to celebrate the smitten kittens, the tortured souls and crushed crushes out there, here’s my Love to Love You, Baby playlist…
This Mess We’re In – PJ Harvey & Thom Yorke
For my money, it’s the hottest song EVER. Just so you know.
And Darling – Tegan & Sara
Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside
(this link actually includes BOTH my favourite Tegan & Sara songs so yay)
About Today – The National
I cry every time I hear this. And then I listen to Mr November until I feel better. And then I listen to Driver Surprise Me until I cry again. And repeat.
Does He Love You? – Rilo Kiley
Haven’t cried enough? Give this a shot!
Lovesong – The Cure
J’adore The Cure. This song says everything and anything I could ever hope to say to a lover.
Other Towns and Cities – Camera Obscura
Some days this one makes me smile, these days it makes me have a little cry. Either way, you need it in your life.
God Only Knows – Beach Boys
My ex and I used to argue over what was the better wedding song. He likes ‘And Then I Kissed Her’ I liked ‘God Only Knows’. And that is why we’re not married. I feel very strongly about my music choices.
Mine For Keeps – Cathy Davey
Vulnerable anthem for damaged girls everywhere
Turn Me Well – Micachu and The Shapes
A bit left-field but it makes my heart hurt
Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones
Should I even have to explain this?
You Send Me – Sam Cooke
With Or Without You – U2
I hate you Bono, I hate you Bono, I hate you Bono
Cheated Hearts – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
It was a big toss-up between this and Maps but either way, you can’t really go wrong
When I Get Up – Tegan & Sara
When this comes on my iPod, I have to have a little sit down
Acetone – Kenickie
We’ve been together for so long… this might be my most enduring relationship
I’m going to go and have a little cry now. Enjoy!