Valentine’s Playlist

Remember the old days of mix tapes & burning playlists onto discs? When Brandon & I were dating in high school, he made me a cd for our first Valentine’s together, and we continued to listen to it for the next ten years or so. I’m not sure where that old cd ended up, but one of the songs on it is on the first Shrek movie, which we watch all the time with the kids. Brings back the sweetest memories! All of that to say, I put together my current Valentine’s playlist, fun to listen to on date night, with the kiddos or if you are hosting a festive brunch or dinner.

I love so many of these songs & will listen to them all year! Such a sucker for a good love song and a romantic comedy. Claire was sick last week & we watched Because I Said So a few times, such a good flick to put you in the Valentine’s Day mood! πŸ™‚

Would love for you to share what songs are your must-haves for Valentine’s Day or what is your wedding/first dance song? I know I’m missing some good ones! Hope you are all having a happy week! XO

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    Heather Durosko
    February 9, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Love your list-“The Luckiest” is our wedding song πŸ’•

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    Bree Gale
    February 9, 2017 at 8:14 am

    The ‘love songs radio’ station on Pandora has been on repeat over here πŸ™‚

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    Jenn
    February 9, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Lots of great songs on your playlist. The Luckiest is one of my favorites.

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    Jennifer
    February 9, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Chasing Cars-Snow Patrol

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    Erin
    February 9, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Ben Folds is a favorite around our house. Amazing vocals and piano skills. We have a valentines date to a Ben Folds concert with the symphony coming up. I can’t wait! ❀️

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    Kayla Immoos
    February 9, 2017 at 9:03 am

    We danced to “when you’ve got a good thing” by Lady Antebellum! And it’s my ring back tone for him now, love it!

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    Katie
    February 9, 2017 at 9:12 am

    omg! We used to make each other CDs for EVERY Valentine’s Day! I totally forgot about that! I would listen to it EVERY SINGLE time I drove from my college to his….OVER AND OVER!

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    Katie
    February 9, 2017 at 9:13 am

    THE LUCKIEST is basically THE BEST Valentine’s day song ever!

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    Marlene Abbott
    February 9, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Everything by Lifehouse 😍

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    Erika
    February 9, 2017 at 9:40 am

    ‘Everything’ Michael Buble πŸ™‚

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    Kari
    February 9, 2017 at 10:00 am

    anything by Copeland.

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    Paige Rod
    February 9, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Do you ever add these playlists to Spotify by chance??

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    Amanda
    February 9, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Must Play Valentines Mix:
    Georgia-Vance Joy
    Love Like This- Kodaline
    When I Get My Hands On You- The New Basement Tapes
    Sedona-Houndsmouth
    Old Pine- Ben Howard
    Slow It Down- Lumineers

    I walked down the aisle to Crush by DMB on a harp and my first dance was Flightless Bird, American Mouth by Iron and Wine. I too am a sucker for love songs πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing yours!

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    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    February 9, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Can’t wait to listen to your playlist!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

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    Katie
    February 9, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Our wedding song is Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton. Was the first song we ever danced to and still makes me melt. Crazy Love is a close second though!!

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    Jacquelene Gilmore
    February 9, 2017 at 11:47 am

    David Gray “This Year’s Love” is one of my favs.

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    Monica
    February 9, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    We danced to DMB’s Crush as our first dance at our wedding. Fifteen years ago!

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      Becca
      February 15, 2017 at 12:38 am

      We just danced to Crush as our first dance song in September! πŸ™‚

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    Steph
    February 9, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    We had Regina Spektor’s version of the John Lennon song Real Love. Still gives me goosebumps and teary eyes when I hear it.

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    Shannon kaufman
    February 9, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Music is my love language!
    Our wedding song is Better Man by James Morrison. But anything by Amos Lee is my love music favorites!

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    Vena Cho
    February 9, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    I mean, Nobody by Keith Sweat is a classic in my book πŸ˜‰

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    Jena Marcantonio
    February 9, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Don’t You Wanna Stay – Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson

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    Stephanie
    February 9, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Sunday kind of love, or anything Etta James! 😊

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    Stephanie
    February 9, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    We danced to a Snoop Dogg song for our first dance! hahaha Its actually a very sweet and tropical song, and considering we got married in Jamaica, it was fitting! πŸ˜‰ Its called “The Good Good” by Snoop “Lion” (when he was going by Lion for that period of time). Its a fun love song and different than the usual ones you hear. πŸ™‚

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    brittany
    February 9, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    aww, I love this! our first dance was “into the mystic” by van morrison.

    I have a fun valentine’s day craft for toddlers on my blog if you and your girlies are interested!
    http://www.notablob.com

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    Kristine Bryant
    February 9, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    “I’ll Be the One” by Warren Hayes

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      Eileen
      February 10, 2017 at 11:39 pm

      soooo goood!! love warren hayes! he’s so talented

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    Nikki
    February 9, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    Our wedding song was Billy Joel ‘Just the way You Are” it came out the year my hubby and I were born, I have always loved it!

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    Michelle W
    February 9, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    We danced to the Audra Mae version of Crazy Love. πŸ™‚

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    Jordan
    February 9, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Feel My Love by Adele <3

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    jenny
    February 9, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    The Ramones, Baby I love you is what my husband and I danced to at our wedding and another one of our songs is I Won’t back down by Tom Petty!

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    Amanda
    February 9, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Do you have Spotify? I always want to try out your playlists, but don’t have all the songs.

    I just made this one here: https://open.spotify.com/user/amandamrabon/playlist/11T9l7xuS0nb3cqXZutHoB

    But if you do have it, I’d love to follow you!

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      Annie @ Home of Malones
      February 11, 2017 at 5:54 am

      Thank you for doing this Amanda!!! I was wondering if she had a Spotify account too! This is perfect!

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    Sarah
    February 9, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    Our first dance song was Adele’s version of Make You Feel My Love!

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    Taylor
    February 9, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    Our first dance was “Friends in Low Places” by Garth, cuz we’re classy like that!

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    Amanda C
    February 9, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    Our wedding song was Faithfully by Journey. Have you thought about doing a Spotify list so we can follow you and listen to your playlists there? Then you could link it and we could listen. 😊

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    Tiffany
    February 10, 2017 at 12:17 am

    Someone Like You, Van Morrison. Great playlist!

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    Lindsay @ Lindsay's Sweet World
    February 10, 2017 at 12:24 am

    Ray Lamontagne is one of my favorites, too! I just love him! Our first dance at our wedding was Love Song by 311… they are my hubby’s favorite band (#90s – ha!) and that song is just so romantic. It was perfection.

    One song to add to your list is The Way You Look Tonight but it has to be the Tony Bennett version… it’s the best one!

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    Elaine Essenmacher
    February 10, 2017 at 12:48 am

    We danced to “Dancing Shoes” by Green River Ordiance and it makes me tear up every time I hear it! The lyrics literally are so fitting for our life! I would definitely recommend!! ❀️

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    Michelle
    February 10, 2017 at 2:52 am

    spot on playlist!

    When you say nothing at all – alison krauss
    Rythm of Love – plain white t’s

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    Heather
    February 10, 2017 at 2:55 am

    We danced to David Gray’s “Be Mine” – very appropriate for Valentine’s Day too!

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    Tracy
    February 10, 2017 at 3:17 am

    Great list! We danced to Straight No Chaser’s mashup of I’m Yours / Somewhere Over the Rainbow. πŸ™‚ I also love “You and Me” by DMB, which was our last dance song.

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    Shandi
    February 10, 2017 at 3:20 am

    John Hiatt “Have a Little Faith in Me” – that was my wedding dance song πŸ™‚
    Van Morrison – “Crazy Love”
    Jimmy Buffett – “Happily Ever After”
    Walter Egan – “Magnet and Steel” (my parents song <3)
    Marty Robbins – "My Woman, My Woman, My Wife" (great song for hubbys to their wives!)

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    Ashlee Tibbetts
    February 10, 2017 at 3:42 am

    I’m a sucker for classic country love songs! Our first dance was “I Cross My Heart” by George Strait and I walked down the aisle to “Like Red on a Rose” by Alan Jackson πŸ™‚

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    Jenna
    February 10, 2017 at 4:07 am

    Love this list! We danced to “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz and our friend sang Edwin McCain’s “I’ll Be” while we lit our candles. Two somewhat cliche songs, but the words in both are so beautiful! I love how the words to “I Won’t Give Up” are a constant reminder that marriage isn’t always sunshine and rainbows, but it’s always worth fighting for! <3

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    Sydney Miller
    February 10, 2017 at 4:25 am

    our wedding song was “had to be you” by Dara Maclean

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    chelsea jacobs
    February 10, 2017 at 4:37 am

    These are all such sweet picks!

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    Colette Collins
    February 10, 2017 at 5:45 am

    The luckiest is so good from my favorite movie ever. About time if you haven’t seen it you should. Colors amos lee is what I walked down the beach to at my wedding.

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    Kandi
    February 10, 2017 at 5:52 am

    I walked down the aisle to “Your Everything” by Keith Urban..love it!

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    Renee
    February 10, 2017 at 7:48 am

    I love Because I Said So! Haven’t watched it in ages so guess what’s on my list for this weekend πŸ™‚

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    Sarah (another relocated Midwest mama )
    February 10, 2017 at 8:30 am

    ❀️❀️❀️Your list! Ray Lamontagne & Van Morrison were two of our big wedding songs, and God Only Knows is our secret us song 😍 Happy Valentine’s Day!

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    Nicole
    February 10, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Okay – do you have Spotify? Because you should so I can follow these playlists!

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    Ashley Miller
    February 10, 2017 at 9:49 am

    “Til Kingdom Come” Cold Play

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    Ashley
    February 10, 2017 at 11:56 am

    “Yellow” by Coldplay

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    Brittanee
    February 10, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Boyce Avenue- a thousand years.
    Anything by Boyce avenue makes me swoon.

    Love the song She is Love, parachute is another good band.

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    Stacey
    February 10, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Can you please make your playlists on Spotify!! ❀️❀️

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    Liana Cobb
    February 10, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    “I’ll be your man” by James Blunt! Oh you will love it if you haven’t already heard itπŸ’•

    And our first dance was to “Your Song” by Elton John, so so so wonderful.

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    Amber
    February 10, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    “You Send Me” by Aretha Franklin was one of my favorites that we played at our wedding, but the song we had our first dance to was “Sea Breeze” by Tyrone Wells.

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    Kendra
    February 10, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Ed Sheeran & Tori Kelly – “I Was Made for Loving You” – all time FAVORITE (we walked down the aisle to the Ray Lamontagne song – “You Are The Best Thing” – one of my favs!!)

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    Sara
    February 10, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Our first dance was to “Wanted” by Hunter Hayes. I wish we would have chosen a good Keith Urban song like “Only You Can Live Me This Way.”

    Can you do a Q&A for one of your posts?! That would be so awesome! Or even if you did it in Snapchat or insta!

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    Jessica
    February 10, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Our wedding song was “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye. Definitely had some laughs from the crowd and gives us a smile every time we hear the first few beats of the song come on!

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    Taurie
    February 10, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    We love Ben Folds! Another cool find if you’re looking for something alternative and folksy– Brett Dennen. Both were artists that my guy told me about six years ago when we started dating and I was in college. We used to listen to them at night together while we texted or talked on the phone. Funny how sentimental things become.

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    Chels
    February 10, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    Because I Said So is one of my all time favorite movies. I never, ever get sick of it!

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    Eileen
    February 10, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    so many great love songs… these are our Go-Tos
    Van Morrison “Into the Mystic”
    Ray Lamontagne “Hold You In My Arms” “Shelter” and “Let It Be Me”
    David Gray “This Year’s Love”
    Amos Lee “In the Arms of a Woman”
    Griffin House “Better than Love”
    The Wood Brothers “Muse” and “Luckiest Man”
    Chris Stapleton “Tennessee Whiskey”
    Rachael Vamagata Ray Lamontagne “duet”

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    Maggie
    February 11, 2017 at 2:11 am

    You Are the Best Thing- Ray Lamontange
    Crazy Love- Michael Buble
    Stand by Me- Ben E. King
    Like a Wrecking Ball- Eric Church
    Love Your Love the Most- Eric Church
    Have a Little Faith in Me- Joe Cocker

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    Joy
    February 11, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Walked down the aisle to my husband strumming on guitar “here comes the sun” and then blue and yellow by the used was our first dance. I love moonlit serenade instrumental too!

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    Marcy
    February 11, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    2 of my all time favorites…Rock With You- Michael Jackson and Silly Love Songs- Paul McCartney & Wings
    Love following you on Instagram! @marcyphx

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    Bailey
    February 11, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    We had I’ll Back You Up by Dave Matthews Band for our first dance song! I get emotional every time I hear it!

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    Sierra
    February 12, 2017 at 1:39 am

    All of me by John Legend and How will I know the Sam Smith version πŸ™‚

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    Andrea
    February 13, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    We danced to Steady As We Go, by Dave Matthews. It is not one of their main stream songs, but the lyrics are beautiful.

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    Clint Mamuri
    February 17, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    I listened to all the songs, and I loved them. Thanks for sharing.

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