Friday, February 12, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hi Everyone,

I came across a post on Bloody-Disgusting (I know, I know, it's a horror movie site, people!) where they listed 10 songs to "get busy" to for Valentine's day.

...of course, the first two (#9 and #10) were absolutely perfect, and I can't say I agree with the rest. So I thought I'd list my top five songs for Valentine's day...although I won't say they're for "getting busy," like Bloody-Disgusting did. I'm going to go for "necking," so everyone with a S. O. can participate. :)

And yes, I'm going to include one song from the original post, because I can't not include it!

5. She Wants Revenge-- Tear You Apart
This was one of my favorite songs from high school, and I've never heard another with this feel. It's on the...naughtier...side, and if that's what you're into, you do you! Great for an intense Valentine's day.

4. Death Cab for Cutie-- I'll Follow You Into the Dark
Even the song's title is romantic, kind of like the Beatles's "I Want to Hold Your Hand." It says it all, and I like that. This is also a great one to sing along to, I've found.

3. Dashboard Confessional-- Hands Down
This is a passionate one, for those of you who get serious about the holiday, or are madly in love. There's something about it that makes your chest well up, like those moments when you're reading something particularly poignant.

2. The Shins- Simple Song
I read somewhere that that James Mercer (aka the guy with fake gray hair here) wrote this for his wife. So cute, and also one of my all-time favorite music videos.

1. Jack's Mannequin-- Mixed Tape
I don't know what it is about this song, but it gets me. Does it do that to you? Maybe it's because I love making mixed tapes--or mix CDs, or playlists. There's something very personal about making that for someone else, and it's one of the things my beau and I used to do to impress each other when we started dating. Maybe I need to make him another mix CD soon. :)

So there you have it! A little Valentine's Day playlist to get you in the mood for a fun-filled day. Whether you're going it solo or not, these songs are sure to bring your mood up.

If you're in need of a good book, Hunted is out! It features a very strong heroine, Sophia, and a deliciously tattooed hero, Heath.

You can get it on Amazon here, and Barnes and Noble here.

I hope you all have a very happy Valentine's day!