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.”
Whoa, how sweet! And I LOVE the playlist. He can make me a mixtape any time!
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!
Glad you all like it!