Playlists for those who woo or those who woe.
No matter whether you're celebrating romance tonight or burying it in a box of chocolates, here are some last minute music ideas to add to your playlist. (Disclaimer: If you are unfamiliar with something, please look it up or listen to it before you add it to your evening as I have not gone through and labeled anything with questionable material, such as profanity, in it. Not everyone has the same definition for what is okay, so I leave that to the individual)
First, I'll spare the broken-hearted reading a list of romantic songs and get right to the sad. My list starts out depressed and ends sad but not defeated, which is a nice way to do it in my opinion. Reverse the list if you like to end in wallowing sadness:
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
Eddie Vedder - Ukelele Songs
Lissie - "Wedding Bells"
Blitzen Trapper - "Not Your Lover," "Furr"
Beck - "Ramona"
Beck - Sea Change
Craig Finn - Clear Heart Full Eyes
Explosions in the Sky or Sigur Ros would work nicely here, and a great spot for the wallowers to end
Ben Folds - Whatever & Ever Amen
Wilco - "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart," "How To Fight Loneliness," "Hummingbird," "At Least That's What You Said," "Let Me Come Home," "Leave Me (How You Found Me)," and "Was I In Your Dreams?"
Aimee Mann - Bachelor No. 2
Devotchka - How It Ends
Best Coast - "Boyfriend"
Rilo Kiley - Under the Blacklight
The Hold Steady - "Stay Positive"
Black Keys - Attack & Release
Kansas (You should be feeling pretty good about now to rock out to "Carry on")
Well Broken-Hearted, that's all I've got for you. Hope that list gets you through it.
And now for the Lovers: (from upbeat/offbeat to sweet and demure)
Flaming Lips - "Be My Head"
Arcade Fire - "Tunnels"
Wilco - "I Got You (At The End of the Century)," "Magazine Called Sunset," "I'm the Man Who Loves You," "What Light"
The Who or Pearl Jam - "Love Reign O'er Me"
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetics - "Home"
I'm From Barcelona - "Treehouse"
The Decemberists - "The Hazards of Love 4"
Spoon - "Nobody Gets Me But You," "Goodnight Laura"
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening (Not really romantic but it just seems like a good one to put on for some upbeat dancing)
Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
My Morning Jacket - Z; the songs "Wonderful," and "Librarian"
Beck - "Ramona" and Sea Change (I feel that these both can be used for woeing or wooing)
Mason Jennings - if you want some specifics "The Light," "The Mountain," "Ballad For My One True Love," "Raindrops on the Kitchen Floor," could just go on and on...
Swell Season - "Falling Slowly"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Baby I'm Afraid" (but she uses expletives in it, so it's not for everyone)
Explosions in the Sky
Sigur Ros (these last two are also good for woeing or wooing)
So there you go, hopefully that gives you a few different ideas that will help you woo someone special tonight. Happy Valentine's Day!