OK, you talked me into it--we'll do a little CD giveaway. In honor of the just-about-over Valentine's Day, put your favorite funny/sweet/angry/whatever song about love in the comments, and I'll take some of yours and some of mine and put together a little mix. (I'll pick a winner from the comments at the end of the weekend.) A very, VERY random sampling of some of my favorites (in addition to some of the ones I listed the other day):
Glycerine, Bush. My friend Andrea and I always said that every time we were out on a Friday night and heard this song, it meant we were going to see hot guys (we called it, appropriately enough, the "hottie boy" song). And you know what? Every single time we did.
Just Like Heaven, The Cure. Is this not one of the most infectious songs ever? It ALWAYS makes me smile. Plus, I am a huge sucker for songs that talk about running off together: "And I promise you, I promise that I'll run away with you."
I Still Remember, Bloc Party. I mentioned this in the music post, but this is why I love it. You know how you can have a little moment with someone, but before you get up the nerve to do something about it, it's gone? Or you find out, years later, that someone totally liked you, and you're like, "Why didn't you just TELL me?!" That's what this song is about.
The Promise, When in Rome. This song came on the radio once when I was just starting to date someone and I was like, oh, my gosh, I AM TOTALLY IN A MOVIE RIGHT NOW! "I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of the right words to say. I know they won't sound the way I planned them to be. But if you wait around awhile, I'll make you fall for me, I promise you, I promise you I will."
Time, Chantal Kreviazuk, and London Rain, Heather Nova. I call these (and every other song by these two) my ABC Family movie songs. If you've seen any of those movies (especially the SUPER AWESOME Lucky Seven and This Time Around), you know exactly what I mean.
Love Me Still, Chaka Khan. Thank you, Party of Five soundtrack. This is such a pretty song.
Mystery, Indigo Girls. So many great lines. "I could go crazy on a night like tonight ... every thought's a possibility."
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away, The Beatles. Hasn't everyone felt like this sometimes?
Swing, Swing, All-American Rejects. A great, fun song about moving on after a breakup. I love it. (And I ADORE Dance Inside, also by them, about ... well, sex. Ha. Really, really good sex.)
Collide, Howie Day, and Cannonball, Damien Rice. I always think of these songs together because I listened to them incessantly while I was working on a project a few years ago. Collide's about the uncertainty of a new relationship; Cannonball's about not having it out of your system once it's over.
Statue, Low Millions. I don't listen to this song too, too often, but I have very fond memories of when I heard it the first time. It's kind of melancholy but uptempo at the same time.
Fall to Pieces, Avril Lavigne. When you don't want to break up, but you kinda know you're about to--this is the moment right before you do.
A Murder of One, Counting Crows. This might be my favorite song on that August and Everything After CD, which is saying a lot.
Must. Stop. Myself. Now! Happy Friday (and V Day), everyone!