Due to the success of my last few playlists and given the overwhelming urge to send people a lot of love on Valentine’s Day, I have created another playlist. These are some special gems that remind me of romantic love, friendship love, family love, love for some who are gone and every kind of love you can imagine. Fair warning: not every song has a literal meaning, but rather the focus is sentiment. For example, the Violent Femmes is a shout-out to my best friends from high school that reminds me of all of us crammed into someone’s mom’s car, doing donuts in the back gravel parking lot, waiving our arms out of the sun roof and screaming the lyrics. Ah, nostalgic love.
For anyone who gets bummed by this day or who did not get a card, consider this my Valentine to you - I’m glad you’re here.
Happy Galentine’s Day, enjoy the feels!
Lizzo - Cuz I Love You (*explicit lyrics warning)
Jason Schwartzman and Coconut Records - West Coast
St. Vincent - New York (*explicit lyrics warning)
Elbow - One Day Like This
Coldplay - Yellow
O.M.D. - Talking Loud and Clear
Ellie Goulding - Your Song
Big Thief - Mary
Brandi Carlile - The Story
When In Rome - The Promise
Concrete Blonde - Joey
Tanita Takarum - Valentine Heart
Phoenix - If I Ever Feel Better
Depeche Mode - The Bottom Line
Katy McAllister - Wonderwall
Radiohead - Creep (*explicit lyrics warning)
Joe Purdy - Suitcase
Violent Femmes - Kiss Off
The Beatles - Yesterday
Erasure - A Little Respect