Sunday, February 14, 2010

the best of whats around

so here's another holiday that can never live up to its potential. much like new years eve, so many plans and at the end of it, it can be awesome but never as often as in our daydreams. this year i plan on some wine, chinese food, and the new disney movie "stastruck". don't judge me because you know you secretly still love all the silly disney channel originals. i just have no shame about it. i am working some and the wine and some clearance chocolate and bella make a pretty good valentines day for me. my family sent me some cards and i am loved, if not someone's 'special' love this year thats okay. 

last night elad was over and made a mix cd which was so old school but not nearly as old school as the tapes bianca taught me to make in high school. she made the best tapes and knew the trick of not pressing stop but pressing pause. so elads impromptu techno mix (seriously i felt like i was at the jersey shore and pauly d, the situation, vinny, and ronny were about to fight the beat and start hitting the floor until the beat came up) inspired me to create my own valentines day playlist. so, here you go!!
When people keep repeating
That you'll never fall in love
When everybody keeps retreating
But you can't seem to get enough

Let my love open the door
let my love open the door
preferably the version by steve carrell from "dan in real life" but the original by pete townsend works as well. sweet, simple, and just makes me smile.

I've been trying to live without you now
But I miss you, baby
The more I know, the less I understand
And all the things I thought I figured out, I have to learn again
the heart of the matter
i like the india arie version from the "sex and the city" soundtrack. a little sad but i like thinking about getting over the past and forgiveness and moving on. remember the good and just keep on keeping on. 

When you can wear what you feel
What do you wanna say?
Now love is a little number that you can wear each day
all dressed up in love
jennifer hudson sang this for sex and the city and i think it's a great upbeat song about getting out there and remember how amazing love is.

I want you to know that I feel bad for not making our dreams come true.
We had so many dreams, me and you.
I want you to know I love you.
You're my favorite thing from the past,
And all of those nights we spent together,
I never had such a blast....
leap of innocence
liz phair is probably my favorite singer/songwriter and i completely love this song. a little rock, a little soft, just a beautigul, simple, lyrics i love, and it just gives me a feeling a feeling thats more sweet than bittersweet. 

Once upon a time I was so restless in love
When things we're fine, I changed my mind just because
Now I see how wrong and reckless i've been
Each frog has a prince just waiting inside of him 
somebody's miracle
another liz phair song. i like this one because it reminds you that everyone is loved by someone and that sometimes you have to just give things a chance and take risks.

I miss screaming and fighting and kissing in the rain
It's 2am and I'm cursing your name
I'm so in love that I acted insane
And that's the way I loved you
that's the way i loved you
there are so many taylor swift songs to choose from but i love this one because really, who hasn't had that crazy tumultuous relationship that's too passionate to really work but you miss just the same   

And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong 
this robbie williams song was "the song" for my high school love. this was our romantic lets "make love" song. it was from the dawsons creek soundtrack, good lord.

Underneath Your Clothes
There's an endless story
There's the man I chose
There's my territory
And all the things I deserve
For being such a good girl honey
underneath your clothes
oh shakira! i adored the album laundry service and while i like her all shewolf style, i loved this song about a good healthy love.

No one knows that you're so understanding
Even though my love is so demanding
Every time you look at me,
Then you'll know we'll both agree
That no other love could be 
i couldn't live without your love
an oldie and a good, petula clark sings this happy uplifting song about love and being together and lets face it, there are times when we're acting crazy that we wonder how the other person can be so understanding

And I Know Someday That It'll All Turn Out
You'll Make Me Work So We Can Work To Work It Out
And I Promise You Kid That I'll Give So Much More Than I Get
I Just Haven't Met You Yet 
haven't met you yet
from my last post its pretty clear i adore this song. enough said. 

 See, you and me
Have a better time than most can dream
Have it better than the best
And so can pull on through
Whatever tears at us
Whatever holds us down
And if nothing can be done
We'll make the Best of What's Around
best of of whats around
dave matthews had it right with this one.
I'm pretty sure this is a better Valentines Day mix than Pauly D's...

Ke$ha, "Tik Tok"
Kings of Leon, "Sex on Fire"
David Guetta, "Sexy B–"
Kid Cudi, "Memories"
Lady Gaga, "Bad Romance"
Britney Spears, "3"
David Guetta, "One Love"
Black Eyed Peas, "Imma Be"
Black Eyed Peas, "Meet Me Halfway"
Black Eyed Peas, "I Got a Feeling"



LiLu said...

I love that Black Eyed Peas song. I just can't help myself.

Especially this version...

Andy said...

Oh my... "Underneath your clothes" has got to be one of my all-time favorite songs!

Thank you for sharing your playlist, girl!