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Playlist of the Moment: Love Songs

On Valentine’s Day freshman year of college, because I like depressing myself, I decided to make a mix CD of love songs. This was back in 2003—when I started college, I’d been very excited to learn that my new laptop had a CD burner, since iPods weren’t quite mainstream yet and mix CDs were, in my eighteen-year-old estimation, the coolest thing ever.

Twelve year later, methods of music consumption have changed quite a bit. My love life, sadly, has not changed at all. But although Valentine’s Day makes me sad, and it gets worse with every passing year, I’ve always had a thing for sappy love songs. (I also love romantic comedies, so apparently I’m a glutton for punishment.)

I’ve since added to that playlist I made all those years ago, and here it is for you:
1. For You- Duncan Sheik
2. Never Saw Blue Like That- Shawn Colvin
3. Amazed- Lonestar
4. To Make You Feel My Love- Garth Brooks
5. Your Song-Elton John
6. I Finally Found Someone- Barbra Streisand and Bryan Adams
7. For the First Time- Kenny Loggins
8. Breathing- Lifehouse
9. I’ll Be- Edwin McCain
10. Good Morning Beautiful- Steve Holy
11. Unexpected Song- Sarah Brightman
12. From This Moment On- Shania Twain
13. Here With Me- Dido
14. I Will Buy You a New Life- Everclear
15. When You Say Nothing at all- Rowan Keating
16. Wonderful Tonight- Eric Clapton
17. Untitled- Buckcherry
18. Valentine- Martina McBride
19. You and Me- Lifehouse
20. Falling Slowly- Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
21. Nine Million Bicycles- KatieMelua
22. I Hope Tomorrow Is Like Today- Guster
23. You Picked Me- A Fine Frenzy
24. Just the Way You Are- Billy Joel
25. It Is You (I Have Loved)- Dana Glover
26. Hey There Delilah- Plain White T’s
27. Be Here Now- Mason Jennings
28. The Luckiest- Ben Folds
29. Question- Rhett Miller
30. Brand New Year- The Damn Millionaires
31. Come What May- Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman
32. We Belong- Pat Benatar
33. Eric’s Song- Vienna Teng
34. Grow Old with Me- Mary Chapin Carpenter
35. True Companion- Marc Cohn
36. Growing Old with You- Adam Sandler
37. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing- Aerosmith
38. Everything- Alanis Morissette
39. Wherever You Will Go- The Calling
40. I Turn to You- Christina Aguilera
41. Snowfoot Waltz- The Divers
42. The Book of Love- Peter Gabriel
43. Songbird- Eva Cassidy
44. You’re My Home- Billy Joel
45. Arms- Christina Perri
46. I Choose You- Sara Bareilles
47. Annie’s Song- John Denver

3 thoughts on “Playlist of the Moment: Love Songs

  1. Emilie

    I love that Lifehouse is on here (more than once, yay!) but Y&M is my least favorite song of theirs! I’ve been a diehard fan since 2000 and that song was written before they ever even had a record deal, but the lyrics were changed along with the song title to make it more appealing for the radio, which is why I don’t like it. Breathing is one of my all time favorite songs, though! I am a sucker for lists like these and also sappy love songs – sometimes you just need to listen to them, right? :)


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