Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine's Day Part 1 - All You Need is Love

I’ll admit, I’ve never been a particular fan of Valentine’s Day, mainly because I don’t like the level of commercialism to which this celebration of love has grown (another story for another day). But as much as I don’t agree with it, I’m still such a sap, a cynical sap, but a sap nevertheless, and one who can’t resist a good love song or romance film. I am also firm believer that you can celebrate Valentine’s Day with a significant other if you have one, or with the friends that have been there for you for more Valentine’s Days than any other significant others.

So, I put together five (Why five? No idea.) different Valentine’s Day playlists with accompanying movies, so no matter who with, how, or even if, you are celebrating Valentine’s Day, you’ll be able to do it with some suitable songs and a movie or two.

I’ll be posting one a day, with the final one on D-Day V-Day.

Today’s theme is....

All You Need is Love

Let’s face it, The Beatles’ love songs is practically its own genre. Whether it’s a new, forever, or lost love, this quartet of gentlemen has written about (or covered) it all with some of the most timeless love songs of all time.

  1. Love Me Do
  2. I’ve Just Seen A Face
  3. All My Loving
  4. I Saw Her Standing There
  5. I Want To Hold Your Hand
  6. You Really Got A Hold On Me
  7. P.S. I Love You
  8. Hold Me Tight
  9. Michelle
  10. I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
  11. ‘Til There Was You
  12. In My Life
  13. Something
  14. All You Need Is Love

And what better movie to accompany this playlist than one that features Beatles’ songs woven together by a romantic storyline...

All This and World War II

Just kidding! I meant this one of course:

Across the Universe

In my opinion these songs, and Across the Universe display both the good and bad sides of love without sugar-coating it, so this is a great option for those who also do not enjoy the commercial side of Valentine's Day.

But if you really just plain do not like Valentine's Day and enjoy pelting those little candy hearts at every couple yous see (don't tell me you've never considered it), then stay tuned until tomorrow...

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