Saturday, February 13, 2010

valentine's mix ♥

part of my valentine's gift to the hubs is usually a mix cd. the last time i made him one it was full of all of "our songs," you know, mush, mush, mush. these have a degree of mush but also there's some fun stuff thrown in there. and every one of them says something about the way i feel for him or the way i hope he feels about me.

1. told you so- the guggenheim grotto
2. first day of my life- bright eyes "this is the first day of my life, glad i didn't die before i met you. now i don't care i could go anywhere with you and i'd probably be happy...i'd rather be working for a paycheck than waiting to win the lottery."
3. real love (beatles cover)- regina spektor
4. lay and love- bonnie "prince" billy
5. marry me- suburban kids with biblical names
6. the book of love- the magnetic fields "the book of love has music in it, in fact that's where music comes from. some of it is just transcendental, some of it is just really dumb. but i, i love it when you sing to me, and you, you can sing me anything."
7. your arms around me- jens lekman
8. only with you- the beach boys "love's so many things that i feel i have only felt with you, and then there are the things that we do, i have only done with you...i know one thing for sure i wanna do, i wanna spend this life with you, only with you."
9. this must be the place (naive melody)- talking heads "and you're standing here beside me, i love the passing of time. never for money, always for love, cover up and say goodnight..."
10. promises- badly drawn boy
11. dreams come true girl- cass mccombs "you're not my dream girl, you're not my reality girl, you're my dreams-come-true girl."
12. i found a reason(velvet underground cover)- cat power
13. if you let me be your anchor- dawes
14. here at the right time- josh ritter

what are some of your favorite love songs?


Les said...

This is a fantastic mix!

I made one for my sweetie as well, and included (though not all love songs per se):

You Gotta Feel It: Spoon
Our House: Crosby Stills and Nash
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher: Jackie Wilson
Somewhere Down the Road: Feist

I'm a bit of a sadist, but I like to include heartbreak songs too, you know, to balance out the sugar.

Stella said...

I was listening to Lionel Richie's Endless Love yesterday and it was so amazing! I'm serious. I never remembered it being so awesome.

I love Fruit Bats "When You Love Somebody"

I also love Wilco "You and I" and I just wrote about a moment when that Spektor cover was a life changing song for me! LOVE that one.

I'm a sucker for Ingrid Michaleson's "The Hat"

and something so great about The Free Design's "I Found Love" that makes me so happy!!