A Not-So-Typical Valentine’s Day Playlist


Anna Marketti ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

When it comes to love songs, we’ve heard it all. From Etta James’ iconic “At Last” to Beyonce’s toe-tapping “Crazy In Love,” we’ve heard countless musicians crooning “I love you” in a hundred different ways. But where’s the fun in telling your significant other that you love them with the typical love songs? This Valentine’s Day, break out the champagne (or sparkling grape juice for you underage lovebirds!) and snuggle up with your cutie to these oft-forgotten but totally rockin’ love songs.

“Happy Together” – The Turtles

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With a snare drum rhythm that beats in time with your heart, this song is simple, mellow, and is full of good vibes for you and your lover. Snuggle close and listen for the oboe solo about halfway through.

“Thank You” – Led Zeppelin

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Little known fact: Led Zeppelin’s love songs are some of their greatest, most emotional tunes. Dance barefoot around  turn your kitchen into your own personal ballroom with Robert Plant’s poetic, moving lyrics.

“My Kind Of Woman” – Mac Demarco

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The stuttering bass line on this love song is reminiscent of the butterflies that swarm your stomach whenever your special person smiles your way.

“I Won’t Share You” – The Smiths

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Things get a little more upbeat as Morrissey belts out a sincere love ballad, promising he’ll never share you – and you don’t have to share those chocolate covered strawberries.

“Fade Into You” – Mazzy Star

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Fade away with your loved one with this steady, slow, sleepy Mazzy Star tune.

“Songbird” – Fleetwood Mac

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Be careful with this one, you might just fall in love with Christie McVie’s soulful voice.

“Tomorrow Is A Long Time” – Bob Dylan

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Who knew Bob Dylan wrote love songs? Reminisce about loves long lost with this mournful track.

“The Trapeze Swinger” – Iron & Wine

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This nine-and-a-half-minute long love ballad will have your true love swooning. Iron & Wine are famous for their beautiful lyrics, and they definitely don’t fall short with this hit.

“Somewhere Only We Know” – Keane

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Speed things up with some jaunty piano chords, and you’ll be singing along to the song that made Keane famous. This English band’s warbling will have star-crossed lovers all starry eyed.

“Good Feeling” – Violent Femmes

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Cool things back down with some good feelings, indeed, from an 80s classic.

“La La Love You” – Pixies

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End your Valentine’s Day with the fast paced, frenetic guitar outbursts from a highly minimalistic, yet very catchy Pixies song.

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