It’s Valentine’s Day! I feel so full of love every time I think about the people who listen to my show every week, so I decided to make a V-Day playlist just for y’all! Filled with classics, newbies and lots of romantic goodness, it’s all the lovey-dovey songs that I’m obsessed with. The full playlist is about almost two hours long, but here are of few of my choice favorites:
1. I Love You So – The Chantels
The Chantels are most known for their hit single, “Maybe,” but “I Love You So” has to be the most romantic song they’ve released. It just makes ya feel good.
2. Sweet Thang – Shuggie Otis
I’ve been super into Shuggie Otis recently. His work on the steel guitar is impeccable and I love how he mixes funk and the blues. “Sweet Thang” is a great ballad perfect to listen to any day of the week, but especially on Valentine’s.
3. I THINK – Tyler, the Creator
“IGOR” has to be one of the most prolific albums released over the past couple years. I love the way Tyler has softened and really refined his work. “I THINK” shows off the hopeless romantic he really is.
4. Still Together – Mac DeMarco
I remember listening to this song over and over again in 9th grade when I first heard it. Five years later, and it’s still one of my favorites.
5. Nancy (With The Laughing Face) – Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra is one of the original masters of the romantic ballad, but this song really makes me misty-eyed. Written about his wife, it’s so beautiful and heartfelt.
6. Prototype – Outkast
The lyrics say it all: “I hope that you’re the one/ If not, you are the prototype/ We’ll tiptoe to the sun/ And do thangs I know you like.”
7. Hey, Hey, What Can I Do – Led Zeppelin
“Hey, Hey, What Can I Do” was originally released on the B-side of the “Immigrant Song” single in 1970. It’s a soft, acoustic track, displaying a side that the iconic heavy rock band rarely showed.
8. Girl – The Internet (feat. KAYTRANDA)
Syd’s vocals on this song are fantastic, especially since they’re mixed with the rest of The Internet’s funky instrumental talent.
9. Not Fade Away / Goin’ down the Road Feeling Bad – The Grateful Dead
Is your love bigger than a Cadillac? As per usual, the Dead show their mastery of feel-good, eclectic rock in this live version of “Not Fade Away.”
10. Paris, Tokyo – Lupe Fiasco
Last but not least, “Paris, Tokyo” is a sweet song about love that crosses borders and travels around the world. It’ll always be one of my favorites!
Make sure to check out the full playlist below for more tender jams!
– DJ Butter