Love Songs

My wonderfully dear husband made a CD love-song mix for my Valentine’s Day present. It was one of his best mixes ever — and he’s known for coming up with some great ones. I posted about it earlier and had several requests for his playlist. So here it is, with a couple notes:


I Want to Hold Your Hand – T.V. Carpio (Across the Universe soundtrack)

Ain’t No Cure for Love – Jennifer Warnes (Famous Blue Raincoat)

I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever) – Art Garfunkel (Breakaway)

Let My Love Open the Door – Pete Townsend (Empty Glass)

Message of Love – The Pretenders (The Singles)

This and That – Michael Penn (March)

A Girl Like You – The Smithreens (11)

Gimme Little Sign – Don Dixon w/Marti Jones (E E E)

Real Love – Regina Spektor (Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Darfur Album)

Big Love – Fleetwood Mac (Greatest Hits)

Until the End of the World – U2 (Achtung baby)

Linger – The Cranberries (Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?)*

Love is the Seventh Wave – Sting (The Dream of the Blue Turtles)

My Doorbell – The White Stripes (Get Behind Me Satan)

Genius Of Love – The Tom Tom Club (eponymous album)

She’s Changing Me – Fleetwood Mac (Bob Welch vocal) – Heroes Are Hard to Find

Warm Love – Van Morrison (Best of)

This is Us – Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris (All The Roadrunning)

I’ll Work for Your Love – Bruce Springsteen (Magic)

Mayor of Simpleton – XTC (Oranges & Lemons)

Renaissance Eyes – Don Dixon (Most of the Girls Like to Dance But Only Some of the Boys Do)**


* While I like the sound of this song, the lyrics ultimately may not be the best for a Valentine’s Day mix, depending on the status of your relationship. I had to delete a song to make this fit, and if I had to do it over, I’d probably leave this off and substitute “Where Do You Go to My Lovely,” preferably the version by Peter Sarstedt from the Darjeeling Limited soundtrack.

** Yes, that’s the title of the album. As I understand it, he would start with a painting by a friend as the cover image for his albums (which also included “E E E” and “Romeo at Juiliard”), then write a song inspired by that image for the appropriate album. Fans just call it “Girls LTD.” 


3 thoughts on “Love Songs

  1. I just love CD’s with playlists of love songs…my youngest daughter (21)is always putting them together and I grab them to listen to in the car all the time! What great songs…I’ll have to have my daughter make one up using your new mix!

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