Valentunes: I'm So (Getting) Over It

Big day of breakup songs, Neutral Milk Hotel and Rilo Kiley being the repeat offenders. What makes your heart hurt, helps it through the pain, or just fuels your desire to throw things?

1. “Magnetic Fields” – Boa Constrictor

2. Neutral Milk Hotel “King of Carrot Flowers”

3. Neutral Milk Hotel – Two Headed Boy ♫ http://twt.fm/375365

4. Bon Iver “Skinny Love” ♫ http://twt.fm/375400

5. Bright Eyes “Lover I Don’t Have To Love” ♫ http://twt.fm/375413

6. The Avalanches “Since I Left You” ♫ http://twt.fm/375347

7. Florence and The Machine “Cosmic Love” ♫ http://twt.fm/375453

8. The Ramones “I Wanna Live” ♫ http://twt.fm/375482

9. St. Vincent “Human Racing” ♫ http://twt.fm/375499

10. Rilo Kiley “Breakin Up” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGnJYMRC9NE (vid)

11. Blue Kid “The Dismemberment Song” http://bit.ly/94EL7C (vid)

12. Alkaline Trio “Trouble Breathing” ♫ http://twt.fm/375591

13. Go West “King of Wishful Thinking” ♫ http://twt.fm/375595

14. Glacier Hiking “Cried For You” ♫ http://twt.fm/375602 (live)

15. Feist “Let It Die”

16. Rilo Kiley “Silver Lining”

17. Beck “Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime”

18. Regina Spektor “Samson”

19. Diana Ross “Where Did Our Love Go?”

20. Paramore “Let This Go”

21. REM “Everybody Hurts”

Valentunes: I Love You Like Awesome

When you love someone like awesome what head-over-heels, heart-warming-and-breaking songs do you listen to?

1. Death Cab For Cutie “I Will Follow You Into The Dark” ♫ http://twt.fm/374884

2. Ben Folds “The Luckiest” ♫ http://twt.fm/374897

3. The Avett Brothers “January Wedding” ♫ http://twt.fm/374908

4. Kevin Devine “A Billion Bees” http://bit.ly/dnM5RD

5. One Eskimo “Amazing” ♫ http://twt.fm/374948

6. Common “The Light” ♫ http://twt.fm/374966

7. Ray LaMontagne “You Are The Best Thing” ♫ http://twt.fm/374972

8. Elliott Smith “Angel In the Snow” http://twt.fm/374891

9. The Guggenheim Grotto “Sunshine Makes Me High” ♫ http://twt.fm/374997

10. Blur “No Distance Left To Run” ♫ http://twt.fm/375008

11. Feist “The Park” ♫ http://twt.fm/375006

12. Arcade Fire “My Body is a Cage” ♫ http://twt.fm/375009

13. O+S “Lonely Ghosts” ♫ http://twt.fm/375012

14. “Such Great Heights” as covered by Iron & Wine

15. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros “Home” ♫ http://twt.fm/375023

Thoughts?

Valentunes: Save The Drama (For Your Mama)

They say fighting in a relationship is healthy, but where’s the line between “save the drama” and “see you later”? Below are some songs to get you through those tough times..or just fuel the fire…

1. Lady Gaga “Bad Romance” (video in honor of Alexander McQueen, RIP)

2. Junior Boys “Hazel”

3. Adele “Cold Shoulder”

4. Imogen Heap “I Am In Love With You”

5. Amy Winehouse “Back To Black”

6. Katy Perry “Hot N Cold”

7. Band of Skulls “Light Of The Morning”

8. Avril Lavigne “It’s Complicated”

 

What songs have I missed that MUST be included? Great scenes from movies or TV that use any of the above in a particularly great way?

I want your thoughts!

From Twitter to Facebook to…Blog?

This whole thing started through an obsession with several Scottish bands all at the same time (Mumford & Sons, Belle & Sebastian, Frightened Rabbit, 1990’s and We Were Promised Jetpacks since you were obviously wondering) which I felt the need to share with the world via twitter.  The next day I happened to like two songs that were both swimming related and decided to find a couple more to complete the playlist.  Then I figured I should probably stick to some sort of theme if I were to continue this thing and had to ask my boyfriend for “air” song recommendations.  And so on and so forth.

The next steps were all pretty much various efforts to find ways NOT to annoy people with my new hobby.  I created a separate twitter account so that my followers actually had a choice whether or not to receive insane amounts of music links on a daily basis.  Then to stop clogging the newsfeeds of all my facebook friends I decided to consolidate each days playlists into a single daily note.

And now for those who don’t tweet or status-update, and because I didn’t feel like I was using enough forms of social media – I started a blog as a home for it all.

So forgive the barrage of posts coming up in the next 24 hours – just getting the blogosphere (is that what people say?) caught up with what’s going down.