14 Love Songs for Valentine’s Day

14 Feb

Today is Valentine’s Day!


If you’re celebrating, I have some music selections for you in the following list. All are available to borrow from the library or through interlibrary loan.

Alternatively, if you’re not feeling lovey-dovey, click here for the anti-love songs list from last week.

1. The Everly Brothers, “All I Have to Do Is Dream”.

Any song that encourages day-dreaming is good with me.

2. The Velvet Underground, “I’m Sticking with You

A quirky yet sweet duet between Lou Reed and Maureen Tucker.

3. “It Only Takes a Moment” from Hello, Dolly!

This classic from Hello, Dolly! found a new audience after Wall-E.

4. Paul McCartney, “Silly Love Songs

Valentine’s Day is the most appropriate time to listen to silly love songs.

5. Johnny Cash, “Rose of My Heart

Borrow Walk the Line to see more about Johnny and June’s epic, enduring relationship.

6. A-Ha, “Take On Me

Boy digs Girl so much that he busts out the comics to be with her. Awww.

7. Mazzy Star, “Fade Into You

Hope Sandoval’s ethereal vocals make this song special.

8. Aaliyah, “One In a Million

Who doesn’t want to be told that they’re “one in a million”?

9. Best Coast, “When I’m With You

An easy, breezy love song, and the video is set in sunny Southern California.

10. Neko Case, “This Tornado Loves You

A song about an unrequited love that is as strong and destructive as a tornado.

11. Meiko, “Stuck On You

This song was featured in a cat food commercial, and it’s too cute to keep off the list.

12. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, “Home

The banter between Alex Ebert and Jade Castrinos is so much fun to listen to.

13. Bastille, “Flaws

The singer says his and his love’s flaws make “a wonderful mess”–the best kind.

14. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, “Let Them Knock

If you’re looking for a song to play for a romantic evening, your search ends here.

Bonus Track

Rihanna, “Umbrella

I believe that Valentine’s Day celebrates all types of love. With that in mind, this is a song for everyone you care about.

What are your favorite love songs?

-Written by Kerry Weinstein, Reference Librarian

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