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Oh no oh no, it’s Valentine’s Day! Date tonight? OK, did you get chocolates? Go get ‘em! And flowers? Are they fair trade flowers? OK, ready?
Now you need some music. We’re going to lay it on a little thick here. It’s Valentine’s Day; if you’re going to celebrate, just go for it, right? Resist the urge to get ironic with CocoRosie’s “By Your Side” or Love Is All’s “Last Choice”.
First, some classics:
So In Love – Cole Porter. I particularly like KD Lang‘s version.
That Old Black Magic – Johnny Mercer. Try Shirley Horn‘s version.
La Vie En Rose – Edith Piaf or try Grace Jones‘s cover
Wild Is the Wind – Nina Simone and David Bowie both have great versions of this one.
I Only Have Eyes for You – The Flamingos
At Last – Etta James
I’ll Be Your Mirror – The Velvet Underground & Nico
Everyday Clothes – Jonathan Richman
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green (OK, maybe you should leave this songs out if your relationship is just starting out… don’t push it too hard.)
Now, some newer tracks:
Sweet Lovin’ Man – The Magnetic Fields
Love Endeavor – Alice Smith
Inside and Out – Feist
Amy – Mark Ronson featuring Kenna
I Melt with You – Modern English did it originally, but you might prefer Nouvelle Vague‘s bossa nova cover.
Baby – Rufus Wainwright
And if you can take little drama, you might throw in:
We Both Go Down Together – The Decemberists
Your Arms around Me – Jens Lekman
OK, ready? GO.
Wait, what? No date tonight? OK, that’s OK. There’s lots of things you can do tonight instead. Go have some fun. Whatever you do, do not sit at home with a bottle of whiskey and listen to the Mountain Goats on repeat.
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