Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Playlist

I was trying to come up with a Valentine's Day post but I couldn't figure out what. And then I remembered one of my pet peeves for wedding days - people's choice of "wedding" songs. My most hated wedding song would have to be Bruno Mar's Marry Me (sorry to those who did play it during their weddings) but it is a horrible wedding song. Why? It insults your marriage. I doubt it that you whimsically made the decision to marry overnight over shots of Patron. I can go on and on but let's just focus on the good ones so far. I've specifically chosen pretty recent songs because I am from that generation. The oldest song I've picked is from 2010. Also, I love music and being a musician for weddings and funerals (mostly funerals), I'd like to share with you my Valentine's Day Playlist.

#1 Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran

I'm sure you've heard of this song a lot recently. Despite being overplayed, it is the best love song I've heard my generation come up with. Maybe the best in history. It's so real but so loving at the same time.

And darling, I will be loving you till we're 70
And baby, my heart could still fall as hard at 23

This phrase is a really good and pretty realistic promise to make to the person you are going to marry. 

#2 Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding

Okay, so, this may not be the best love song but it is a pretty safe song. It is one of the OST for 50 Shades of Grey and it is not the reason why I know of the song. I've always liked Ellie Goulding and I first heard this song on the radio and I had to look for it. The lyrics are, well, passionate and is obviously about sex but I would say a lot more tasteful than Love Me Harder. 

#3 How You Get The Girl by Taylor Swift

If you have been following me on Instagram or friends with me on Facebook, I have declared that I am now a Swiftie. I am just happy that she decided to go all out pop rather than that awkward country pop in-between. It's not nice sitting on the fence. I'm glad she stayed true to herself. Anyway, the thing about this song I like the most and think it's wedding appropriate is the chorus which goes a lot like this:

I want you for worse or better,
I would wait forever and ever,
Broker your heart and put it back together,
I would wait forever and ever.

This sounds very much like the vows you make at the church so it really does put a nice ring to it.

#4 Lovebug by The Jonas Brothers

I loved this song back when it first came out. I'm not sure why it's not a popular choice for a wedding song. The lyrics and music are sooooo cute, how can you not pick this song? Maybe not many people have heard of this song but I really recommend it. It just makes you all happy and...feel the lovebug in your stomach.

#5 Rhythm of Love by Plain White T's

Again, another underrated love song that should be made a wedding song. The vibe is pretty much like The Jonas Brother's Lovebug. It also gives that happy and love drunk and.....sway to the rhythm of love. 

So there you have it, my playlist for Valentine's Day! And if you plan to get married, please take heed of my song choice. You just might like it. Of course, this list will definitely expand in the years to come. I hope that someday, I'll be playing this list for meself. Until then, this is from me to you! Happy Valentine's Day ya'll!

1 comment:

Matthias Michel Peter said...

Great post indeed especially the top of your playlist. That Ed Sheeran's song really well suited to be in the first place. :D Cheers!