Friday, February 13, 2009

25 best love songs

Ohhh it's that time of year again. Red hearts and flowers everywhere. As much as I do agree that Valentine's day is over-hyped I think it is a great sentiment. I think every day should be a celebration of love and affection of some sort. Also I think Valentine's day is as much about romance as it is about surrounding yourself with loving people, showing them you care. Love doesn't have to come from a romantic relationship to be celebrated and appreciated. I don't like it when people are cynical around Valentine's, if you have ANYONE in your life you love and appreciate why be down?

Anyhow... that being said, here's a list of my favourite love related songs brought about not by Valentine's day (I guess it helps) but the main reason is my step-sister Annie who is getting married in August. I had the privilege of hanging out with her and my older sister last night when I got home (finally reading week!). Naturally some of the conversation revolved around Wedding plans and music so I decided to blog about some of my favourites along with some kind of reasoning...
  1. Wherever I go- The Album leaf: I can't not smile when I hear this song
  2. Postcards From Italy- Beirut: The happiest song about a wedding ever
  3. Thirteen- Ben Kweller: story of a relationship
  4. Aging Faces / Losing places- Broken Social Scene presents Kevin Drew: I think it's great
  5. Sparks- Coldplay: " My heart is yours, It's you that I hold on to"
  6. This is the Dream of Win and Regine- Final Fantasy: about the Win and Regine husband and wife from Arcade Fire, how can that not be awesome?
  7. Falling Slowly- Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova: Once was an amazing movie.
  8. On a Neck, On a spit- Grizzly Bear: " All my time, spend it with you now"
  9. Love and Some Verses- Iron and Wine: Title says it all
  10. Gold in the Air of Summer- Kings of Convenience: perfect summer weekend
  11. Wrecking- Laura Veirs: finding love anywhere
  12. Sleep Walking- Modest Mouse: Excitement
  13. Stay Ups- Most Serene Republic: Simple but beautiful
  14. Sometimes- My Bloody Valentine: Hopeless Romantics this bunch
  15. Harvest Moon- Neil Young: Classic
  16. I've got You and You've got me- New Buffalo: security in someone
  17. Go Places- New Pornographers: adventures!
  18. Glue- Page France: finding your soul, maybe about self journey
  19. Uprising Down Under- Sam Roberts: Growing with someone else
  20. I summon You- Spoon: Spoon's only ballad don't know if that's a good or bad thing
  21. My Favourite Book- Stars: totally cheesy, totally great
  22. Rake- Sufjan Stevens: Peaceful
  23. When I get Up- Teagan and Sara: "I don't need company in the company of you"
  24. Maps- Yeah yeah yeahs: this one is an obvious choice
  25. Our Way to Fall- Yo La Tengo: my favourite
That's my list. There are others I had to cut. A lot of others. So Hppy Valentine's day everyone. Much Love!


  1. awesome list! i've included several on mix cds i've made for my boyfriend so i definately agree. i'll have to check out the ones i haven't heard! :)

  2. I definitely agree with most of this list! But I gotta say, Sleepwalking took me slightly aback, I've never really listened to it as a great love song.. I should probably go give it another listen now...