It’s Valentine’s Day! The day that is supposed to be about love and relationships, hearts, kisses and snuggles right? I wanted to post some love songs on this week’s post in homage to this Hallmark holiday, but as most of you know, this was like searching for a needle in a hay stack. Love and all that comes along with it has been a great inspiration for musicians – probably since the first caveman made a beat pounding some rocks together and grunted his musings to his favourite cavewoman – so how could I possibly narrow this down?
Love is such a complex emotion. Sometimes it’s something found in the soul and sometimes it’s something found in the bedroom. Sometimes it’s shared between two people and sometimes it’s sought after from afar. And sometimes just when you think it’s the best thing thats ever happened to you, you wish it never happened at all.
There is no one song that could express what love means, but there is no shortage of tunes on the topic. Nat and I sat down this week and tried to think of all the different types of love there is. To be honest, we were amazed at all the scenarios of love we were coming up with and thought it would be the perfect way to share some love songs with the MvM readers. So, here is a list of only some of the ways that love can be expressed followed by a song that evokes that same emotion. I know that I missed some of the best love songs of all time, but I would love to hear what songs you would have picked, so let me know!
Happy Listening and Happy Valentine’s Day!
Youâ€™ve been dating forever and are happy just being together â€“ “Here is the church and here is the steeple, we sure are cute for two ugly people. I don’t see what anyone else can see in anyone else but you”
Anyone Else But You – The Moldy Peaches[audio:http://www.monstersvsme.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Anyone-Else-But-You.mp3|titles=The Moldy Peaches – Anyone Else But You]
Youâ€™re single now and loving it â€“ “Got gloss on my lips, a man on my hips, lookin tighter than my Dereon jeans, acting up, drinkin my cup, could care less what you think”
Single Ladies (Beyonce cover) – Mr. Little Jeans[audio:http://www.monstersvsme.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/03-Single-Ladies-Beyonce-Cover.mp3|titles=Mr. Little Jeans – Single Ladies (Beyonce Cover)]
You’re not looking for a relationship, you just want to knock boots â€“ ” I want a lover I don’t have to love, I want a girl who’s just out to give a fuck”
Lover I Don’t Have To Love – Bright Eyes[audio:http://www.monstersvsme.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/05-Lover-I-Dont-Have-To-Love.mp3|titles=Bright Eyes – Lover I Dont Have To Love]
You just got dumped â€“ “Have you ever tried sleeping with a broken heart? We could try sleeping in my bed, don’t leave on me. Nobody ever shut it down like you”
Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart (Alicia Keys Cover) – Robyn[audio:http://www.monstersvsme.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Try-Sleeping-With-a-Broken-Heart-Alicia-Keys-Cover.mp3|titles=Robyn – Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart (Alicia Keys Cover)]
They left you for someone else and you would love to seek revenge – “she stole my future, she broke my dreams, I’ll kill her”
I’ll Kill Her – Soko[audio:http://www.monstersvsme.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/01-Ill-Kill-Her-1.mp3|titles=Soko – I’ll Kill Her ]
Youâ€™re a jealous lover â€“ ” I was feeling insecure, you might not love me anymore. I was shivering inside. I didn’t mean to hurt you”
Jealous Guy â€“ John Lennon[audio:http://www.monstersvsme.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/03-Jealous-Guy.mp3|titles=John Lennon – Jealous Guy]
You really fucked up and now you want them back â€“ “Carved your name across my eyelids. You pray for rain, I pray for blindness. If you still want me, please forgive me. The crown of love is falling from me”
Crown of Love – Arcade Fire[audio:http://www.monstersvsme.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/06-Crown-of-Love.mp3|titles=Arcade Fire – Crown of Love]
Youâ€™re in love with your best friends girlfriend â€“ “And I’m lookin’ in the mirror all the time, wondering what she don’t see in me. I’ve been funny, I’ve been cool with the lines. Ain’t that the way love supposed to be? Tell me, where can I find a woman like that”
Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield[audio:http://www.monstersvsme.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Jessiess-Girl.mp3|titles=Rick Springfield – Jessies’s Girl]
Youâ€™re in love with your best friend â€“ “And I am not ashamed for feeling like I do. And I am not to blame for seeking out the best part of you”
Snaps – Matt Crane[audio:http://www.monstersvsme.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/LAUN.mp3|titles=Matt Crane – Snaps]
Youâ€™re on vacation and think youâ€™re in love, but he lives in Brazil and you have to go back to Edmonton in the morning â€“ “Now, how your daddy don’t mind and your mommy don’t mind if we have another dance. Yeah, just one more time”
Stay Just A Little Bit Longer – Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs
[audio:http://www.monstersvsme.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Stay-Just-A-Little-Bit-Longer-1.mp3|titles=Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs – Stay Just A Little Bit Longer ]
You know you should leave the relationship but youâ€™re not â€“ “I’m forever excusing your intentions and I give in to my pretendings which forgive you each time without me knowing they melt my heart to stone”
Melt My Heart To Stone – Adele
[audio:http://www.monstersvsme.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/06-Melt-My-Heart-To-Stone-2.mp3|titles=Adele – Melt My Heart To Stone ]
You have a stage 5 clinger â€“ “You’re a needy girl I can tell when I look in your big brown eyes, you want my world but how can I do yours if I can’t do mine?”
Needy Girl – Chromeo
[audio:http://www.monstersvsme.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/02-Needy-Girl.mp3|titles=Chromeo – Needy Girl]
It was love at first sight â€“ “Well she looked at me, and I, I could see that before too long I’d fall in love with her”
I Saw Her Standing There â€“ The Beatles
[audio:http://www.monstersvsme.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/2-139-I-Saw-Her-Standing-There.mp3|titles=The Beatles – I Saw Her Standing There]
Your love/hate relationship with a substance â€“ “one thing that i’ve never said- ‘i’m truly happy in my heart and in my head’ a lonely liver suspended in liquid.
Bleeder (Alkaline Trio Cover) â€“ Hot Water Music
[audio:http://www.monstersvsme.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/07-Bleeder.mp3|titles=Hot Water Music – Bleeder]
These songs should keep you busy! I hope this day brings you happiness, no matter what kind of relationship, or lack there of, that you might be in. Let me know your favourite “love” songs!!
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