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

Aeryn Lynne

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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Aeryn Lynne

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Living in Superman's Metropolis (aka Toronto, Canada), Aeryn Lynne found a way to entirely over-share everything she loves, and make a career out of it! Ultimately a geek, she waxes poetically over technology, fights for fashion-equality, squees over comic art, and literally sparkles, thanks to her makeup addiction.
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89 Comments on “Prepping for your Valentine’s Day with The Best Love Song List Ever

Teresa McKerracher
February 11, 2013 at 3:30 pm

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

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Aeryn Lynne
February 11, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Oh yes, a def favourite! Have you seen the Glee version? lol Love that song! 🙂

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Teresa McKerracher
February 13, 2013 at 2:47 pm

I haven’t seen it! I wonder if youtube would have it. I will have a peek because that is a beautiful song.

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Hasan R.
February 11, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Unchained Melody-Righteous Brothers
Classic!

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Tina Lee
February 11, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Amazed by Lone Star

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andy
February 11, 2013 at 4:54 pm

my heart will go on by the beautiful miss celine dion

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Anne Taylor
February 11, 2013 at 5:00 pm

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

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Sandra
February 11, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Unchained MelodyRighteous Brothers

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Sandra
February 11, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Truly, Madly, Deeply by Savage Garden.

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OlderMommyStill
February 11, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Without You by Harry Nilsson

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Kim Barrett
February 11, 2013 at 7:41 pm

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

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Michael Edwards
February 11, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Alison by Elvis Costello

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stacey h
February 11, 2013 at 7:56 pm

i cross by heart by george strait

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Lillian Brown
February 11, 2013 at 7:22 pm

The Power of Love by Celine Dion

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Theresa M
February 11, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Mine is “Faithfully” by Journey

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Jenny
February 11, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Elvis Presley’s Love Me Tender

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Marla
February 11, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Thank you by bon jovi

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Alex C
February 11, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Buddy Red Bow (Tashunka Witko)

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Caroline M
February 11, 2013 at 10:08 pm

You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban

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Susan Wilson
February 11, 2013 at 10:10 pm

No ordinary love by Sade

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harriet h
February 11, 2013 at 10:58 pm

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

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Arjun Rudra
February 11, 2013 at 10:59 pm

The Book Of Love by Peter Gabriel

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Kevin
February 11, 2013 at 11:17 pm

Michelle by the Beatles

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Jennifer
February 11, 2013 at 11:30 pm

In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel

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Owen D
February 11, 2013 at 11:50 pm

Oceans Pearl Jam

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Angie
February 12, 2013 at 12:04 am

Time of my life-Dirty dancing soundtrack

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Olivia L
February 12, 2013 at 12:20 am

Storybook Love – the theme song from Princess Bride

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Elaine Sanders
February 12, 2013 at 12:37 am

Something Stupid – Nancy & Frank Sinatra

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Heather Holmberg
February 11, 2013 at 11:45 pm

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

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Crystal Kalin-Wonitoy
February 12, 2013 at 12:45 am

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

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Rebby Roberts
February 12, 2013 at 1:27 am

Starlight by Muse. LOVE!!

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Stacey Dempsey
February 12, 2013 at 2:26 am

WONDERFUL TONIGHT BY ERIC CLAPTON

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Soph Yee
February 12, 2013 at 2:43 am

Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars

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Brenda Penton
February 12, 2013 at 6:56 am

Paradise by Tesla

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Belinda McNabb
February 12, 2013 at 7:23 am

My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion

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J_numbers
February 12, 2013 at 8:18 am

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

Charley Pride – All I Have to Offer You is Me

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ContenionIngression
February 12, 2013 at 8:19 am

I’m Sticking With You – Velvet Underground

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PhulesXRoads
February 12, 2013 at 9:17 am

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

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Debbie Bashford
February 12, 2013 at 9:53 am

Angel by Aerosmith

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Christine Lee-McNaughton
February 12, 2013 at 10:00 am

Alison Krauss – When You Say Nothing At All

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docashhosale
February 12, 2013 at 10:04 am

Love Me Do – Beatles

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Christine Lee-McNaughton
February 12, 2013 at 10:12 am

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!

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Colleen Cole
February 12, 2013 at 9:17 am

Ingrid Michaelson – The Way I am

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Victoria Ess
February 12, 2013 at 10:31 am

Boyz II Men – I’ll Make Love to You

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Andrew
February 12, 2013 at 10:32 am

Bob Marley’s ‘Is this Love’

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Francine F.
February 12, 2013 at 10:56 am

Kiss on my List – Hall & Oates

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Andrew P
February 12, 2013 at 11:07 am

Can’t Help Falling in Love With You by Elvis

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Mayda
February 12, 2013 at 11:20 am

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

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p3h2o
February 12, 2013 at 11:29 am

Oh boy! – Buddy Holly

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Julia (nugglemama)
February 12, 2013 at 11:32 am

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

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Mel
February 12, 2013 at 12:14 pm

I’m with you on Follow You Into The Dark by Death Cab For Cutie.

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Little Miss Kate
February 12, 2013 at 11:49 am

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

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Vesper2012
February 12, 2013 at 11:54 am

All time favourite The Monkees – I’m a Believer

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Areta
February 12, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Love Shack – The B-52’s

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Wendy
February 12, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Save the best for last by Vanessa Williams

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Cathy Notnac
February 12, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Always Something There To Remind Me sung by Naked Eyes

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Chi
February 12, 2013 at 11:14 am

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

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lelalacc
February 12, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
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Amy Brown
February 12, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Luther Vandross – Here and Now

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Nancy
February 12, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Love Song, by David Bowie

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Tanis Sergeew
February 12, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley

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Jeannie
February 12, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Push by sarah mclachlan

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MapleLeafMommy
February 12, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Nothing Else Matters by Metallica.

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angelgenius27
February 12, 2013 at 2:51 pm

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

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Haylie L
February 12, 2013 at 5:40 pm

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

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Tricia Cooper
February 12, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Marry Me by Train!

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Jay M
February 12, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Aerosmith – love in an elevator

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sammy gumer
February 13, 2013 at 12:34 am

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

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Dawn
February 13, 2013 at 9:05 am

“Over You” – Miranda Lambert 🙂

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D. Ramnarine
February 13, 2013 at 10:13 am

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

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Julie Height
February 13, 2013 at 10:20 am

Let’s Get Married – The Proclaimers

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Darla H
February 13, 2013 at 10:30 am

By yourside, Sade

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Sherry Poppy Owen
February 13, 2013 at 9:42 am

Toni Braxton – Unbreak My Heart 🙂 x

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Kate
February 13, 2013 at 11:18 am

Time after Time – Cyndi Lauper!

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Tammy Dalley
February 13, 2013 at 12:56 pm

cant help falling in love~elvis presley

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Erin
February 13, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Sea of Love – Cat Power

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aimee
February 13, 2013 at 2:39 pm

your love is better than chocolate by sarah mcglaclen

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MapleLeafMommy
February 13, 2013 at 4:16 pm

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.)

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Aeryn Lynne
February 13, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Ahaha! That’s just awesome. 😀

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mongupp
February 13, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Muskrat love by Captain Tennille

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zahra p
February 13, 2013 at 8:48 pm

All my life – by Kci and Jojo

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debbie p
February 13, 2013 at 8:57 pm

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

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Tooth Fairy
February 13, 2013 at 10:00 pm

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

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Bree
February 13, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Still the One – Shania Twain

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Olivia L
February 13, 2013 at 10:37 pm

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

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Doris C
February 13, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Try – P!nk or Everything I do Bryan Adams

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Sandra
February 13, 2013 at 11:17 pm

wow, what a lot of amazing songs!

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uana
February 13, 2013 at 11:51 pm

I’m sharing my own personal favorite:

More Than Anyone by Gavin de Graw <3

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Dayna Wilson
February 14, 2013 at 12:46 am

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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