Prepping for your Valentine’s Day with The Best Love Song List Ever

Making Valentine’s Day Special with Help from HP (Day 3)

Did you watch the Grammy’s last night?  I figured it would be fitting to talk music today…

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Every time I write up a blog post, I always say to The Hubs, “The next one won’t be nearly as long as this one, I swear!”  It took me about three days to be happy with what I was going to write for Day 2, and I’m completely happy with that labour of love!  Day 3 is going to be a bit different, not only in how “quick” it’ll take to write compared to Day 2, but because I’m gonna need some help from you!

I’ve thought and thought about how to prepare this one for you.  I know the technical aspects of finding the best music for a Valentine’s Day playlist, and the fact that most if not all HP computer systems now come with Beats Audio (developed by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Lovine,) including the HP ENVY x2 that you’re trying to win!  It always blows The Hubs mind (someone whom deals in audio content everyday,) whenever we use my HP desktop or laptop to stream a Netflix movie, ’cause the Beats Audio sound quality is just that awesome.

And the Windows 8 xbox Music App is all kinds of fantabulous, even on the Free Subscription (that includes occasional 11 second ads to help keep the music flowing freely.)  You can create a playlist that fits your mood with all of your favourite songs!  Also, for the time being, you can try out xbox Music’s Premium service for 30 days free!  So I’ll be ad-free while playing my Valentine playlist.

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I’ll admit, it took a while for me to get used to the xbox Music app – and one thing that urks me is that there isn’t a common search function, but once I figured out how this baby worked, I had 20 songs in my “Everyday” playlist; ready to get the party started every time I open my laptop now. ;)

EDIT (DOH!): There *IS* a simple search!  Its one aspect of Windows 8 that I’m obviously still getting used to, but it’s going to make my playlists turn from 20 songs to about 200!  In Windows 8, you first learn to swipe along the right hand side to find the “Charms”.  The Search Charm works for any app you have running, including xbox music, so you’re totally good to find your music FAST. *whew*

To do a “simple” search on the music you want, click the “Play An Artist” button on the front screen.  It will bring up a smart search, like the window below to find the artist you’re looking for asap, then when you’re brought to the artist’s page, you can search through all of their albums for the music you want.  When you have a song playing, you can click the “Add to Playlist” button at the bottom left bar.

Searching on Xbox Music App for Windows 8

So now I know that if I choose to make my guy a wonderful home-cooked meal for Valentines Day (still haven’t found the best of fondue yet in Toronto, so I may just make it myself…), and the music? Its going to be the perfect fit to our dinner.  It’s something that I won’t have to worry about once I have the song list finalized, ’cause the tablet alone (ie without the keyboard) will lay flat somewhere in our dining room playing our favourite tunes in the corner (ie. heard but not seen.)

There is the alternative of creating a slideshow of pictures to run while the music is playing.  If you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day this year with your husband or wife, this would be a very romantic moment to run a slideshow of your favourite engagement, wedding and honeymoon pictures.  A nice mixture of all three events to simply view while enjoying a nice meal at home is a sure way to bring a beautiful smile to your partner’s face. :)

Like wise, if you have a ton of pictures of your BF/GF from past vacations, or those memorable moments that happened right in your home town, a collection of those running as a slide show in your computer’s picture viewer will always be a nice touch!

But I digress.

So as I said above, I need your help.  Today, we’re going to create an amazing collection of love songs for everyone to use on Valentine’s Day.  Whether you use xbox music on Windows 8 or one of the multitude of music programs available out there, this is something that we can all use.

So my favourite readers and contesters in the whole wide blogosphere, tell me a love song.  Just one!  And if you see your song already listed in the comment section, please think of another one so we can make this list big.  If you see a song that’s you’re absolute fave, go ahead and say so as a reply to that specific love song comment (“ditto” or “+1″ are acceptable,) so that we can see what would be best recc’d.

Here’s my playlist and the Hub’s list to this baby started!

Mine:

  • My Valentine – Paul McCartney
  • I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
  • We Are Young – Fun
  • Love Song – Adele
  • Locked out of Heaven – Bruno Mars
  • You and I – Ingrid Michaelson
  • Try – P!nk
  • I Knew You Were Trouble – Taylor Swift
  • Smile – Avril Lavigne
  • Thank You – Dido
  • Building A Mystery -Sarah Mclachlan
  • Lay Lady Lay – Magnet
  • And  of course, you MUST include “Marry You” by Bruno Mars if you’re going to pop that special question tonight!

The Hubs:

  • Heart – Stars
  • Make It Wit Chu – Queens of the Stone Age
  • Soul Meets Body – Death Cab for Cutie
  • Ho Hey – Lumineers
  • Little Talks – Of Monsters and Men

 

Creating a Playlist on Xbox Music App for Windows 8

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89 Responses

  1. A love song that I think you may want to include is ‘Endless Love’. That is keeper :)

  2. Hasan R. says:

    Unchained Melody-Righteous Brothers
    Classic!

  3. Tina Lee says:

    Amazed by Lone Star

  4. andy says:

    my heart will go on by the beautiful miss celine dion

  5. Anne Taylor says:

    You Are So Beautiful by Joe Cocker! One of the best!

  6. Sandra says:

    Unchained MelodyRighteous Brothers

  7. Sandra says:

    Truly, Madly, Deeply by Savage Garden.

  8. OlderMommyStill says:

    Without You by Harry Nilsson

  9. The Power of Love by Celine Dion

  10. Kim Barrett says:

    Bryan Adams’ Everything I do (I do it for you)

  11. Alison by Elvis Costello

  12. stacey h says:

    i cross by heart by george strait

  13. Theresa M says:

    Mine is “Faithfully” by Journey

  14. Jenny says:

    Elvis Presley’s Love Me Tender

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  15. Marla says:

    Thank you by bon jovi

  16. Alex C says:

    Buddy Red Bow (Tashunka Witko)

  17. Caroline M says:

    You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban

  18. Susan Wilson says:

    No ordinary love by Sade

  19. harriet h says:

    You are the Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne His voice is so sexy and emotive.

  20. Arjun Rudra says:

    The Book Of Love by Peter Gabriel

  21. Kevin says:

    Michelle by the Beatles

  22. Jennifer says:

    In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel

  23. The Scientist – Cold Play it is a wonderful love song and its very beautiful.

  24. Owen D says:

    Oceans Pearl Jam

  25. Angie says:

    Time of my life-Dirty dancing soundtrack

  26. Olivia L says:

    Storybook Love – the theme song from Princess Bride

  27. Elaine Sanders says:

    Something Stupid – Nancy & Frank Sinatra

  28. My “wedding dance” song was Sea of Love, I don’t know who it’s by. I also love Once Upon A Dream from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty

  29. Rebby Roberts says:

    Starlight by Muse. LOVE!!

  30. WONDERFUL TONIGHT BY ERIC CLAPTON

  31. Soph Yee says:

    Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars

  32. Brenda Penton says:

    Paradise by Tesla

  33. My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion

  34. J_numbers says:

    I must have the hokiest suggestion. Also, perhaps one of the oldest suggestions…

    Charley Pride – All I Have to Offer You is Me

  35. ContenionIngression says:

    I’m Sticking With You – Velvet Underground

  36. Colleen Cole says:

    Ingrid Michaelson – The Way I am

  37. PhulesXRoads says:

    I would say Love Song – Adele just adore you voice and volume range. Plus it is a good song:)

  38. Debbie Bashford says:

    Angel by Aerosmith

  39. Alison Krauss – When You Say Nothing At All

  40. docashhosale says:

    Love Me Do – Beatles

  41. I’m really curious about Fresh Paint! The Fun Pack looks like it would be fun for my little girl! I want to try all of them! Wish I had this to make Valentine’s cards for Little One’s Junior Kindergarten class! LOL!

  42. Victoria Ess says:

    Boyz II Men – I’ll Make Love to You

  43. Andrew says:

    Bob Marley’s ‘Is this Love’

  44. Francine F. says:

    Kiss on my List – Hall & Oates

  45. Andrew P says:

    Can’t Help Falling in Love With You by Elvis

  46. Chi says:

    Total Eclipse of the Heart (as recorded by Bonnie Tyler).

  47. Mayda says:

    It’s tough to beat ‘I’m Your Man’, by Leonard Cohen

  48. p3h2o says:

    Oh boy! – Buddy Holly

  49. Follow you into the Dark by Death Cab for Cutie or Truly Madly Deeply by those 2 guys if you want something less depressing.

  50. Live – Dance with me – it is my wedding song!

  51. Vesper2012 says:

    All time favourite The Monkees – I’m a Believer

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  52. Areta says:

    Love Shack – The B-52’s

  53. Wendy says:

    Save the best for last by Vanessa Williams

  54. Cathy Notnac says:

    Always Something There To Remind Me sung by Naked Eyes

  55. lelalacc says:

    Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
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  56. Amy Brown says:

    Luther Vandross – Here and Now

  57. Nancy says:

    Love Song, by David Bowie

  58. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley

  59. Jeannie says:

    Push by sarah mclachlan

  60. MapleLeafMommy says:

    Nothing Else Matters by Metallica.

  61. angelgenius27 says:

    surprised noone has said it but love song from the cure or from 311 i like both versions :)

  62. Haylie L says:

    “Kiss from a rose” by Seal, loooove that song.

  63. Tricia Cooper says:

    Marry Me by Train!

  64. Jay M says:

    Aerosmith – love in an elevator

  65. sammy gumer says:

    i knew i loved you before i met you by savage garden

  66. Dawn says:

    “Over You” – Miranda Lambert :)

  67. Toni Braxton – Unbreak My Heart :) x

  68. D. Ramnarine says:

    I’m a huge Bob Marley fan so it’s ‘Is this Love’ for me.

  69. Julie Height says:

    Let’s Get Married – The Proclaimers

  70. Darla H says:

    By yourside, Sade

  71. Kate says:

    Time after Time – Cyndi Lauper!

  72. Tammy Dalley says:

    cant help falling in love~elvis presley

  73. Erin says:

    Sea of Love – Cat Power

  74. aimee says:

    your love is better than chocolate by sarah mcglaclen

  75. MapleLeafMommy says:

    Convention Lover, by Speck (as someone how had a honeymoon photo taken on the bridge of the Enterprise, you’ve GOT to appreciate all the geeky references in this “love” song. It cracks me up.)

  76. mongupp says:

    Muskrat love by Captain Tennille

  77. zahra p says:

    All my life – by Kci and Jojo

  78. debbie p says:

    Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) by Phil Collins

  79. Tooth Fairy says:

    Forever and for Always ♪♫ ♥♥ Shania Twain ☺☺

  80. Bree says:

    Still the One – Shania Twain

  81. Olivia L says:

    Storybook Love by Mark Knopfler (theme song from Princess Bride)

  82. Doris C says:

    Try – P!nk or Everything I do Bryan Adams

  83. Sandra says:

    wow, what a lot of amazing songs!

  84. uana says:

    I’m sharing my own personal favorite:

    More Than Anyone by Gavin de Graw <3

  85. Dayna Wilson says:

    This is super cheesy… and I’m not a fan of anything else he does… but “Bed of Roses” by Bon Jovi. Love that song.

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