by WRBB Media Team
This 2012 classic is as fresh as ever. Just over 10 years after its release, it still evokes that middle school summer night feeling, riding home from a date at the movie theater in the backseat of your mom’s Chevy Suburban. “Call Me Maybe” might have gotten some hate in its day, but we’ve come back around to loving it, and you should too.
“G.O.Y.D” (Girl Of Your Dreams) is a true love lullaby, perfectly combining spacey lyrics with a glittery pop beat. This is one for the Gen Z lovers who, as Lava La Rue makes sure to mention, feel the love “even when [they] talk on FaceTime.” The track sparkles with a fresh excitement, lifting you up into that dreamy late-night feeling that we all need every once in a while.
A Valentine’s Day playlist wouldn’t be complete without a song for the long-distance lovers, and this one pairs the yearning wistfulness of a love out of reach with a groovy dance beat that somehow makes it feel not quite so sad. To top it off, it’s impossible not to sing along to these lyrics – picture you and your faraway boo crooning a duet into the wind like Kermit and Miss Piggy.
We can’t believe we’re saying this about an Elliott Smith song, but the love he describes on “Say Yes” feels healthy. Smith’s tender lyrics perfectly capture that feeling of meeting someone you’re crazy about for the first time. One can’t help but picture its accompanying scene of early love in Good Will Hunting, when everything is uncomplicated and the butterflies are still fluttering.
On this track, Frank Sinatra bellows his way through a timeless love story from yesteryear. This is an indisputable Valentine’s Day classic with cross-generational appeal – it brings to mind the image of warm embraces by the fireplace, February walks through the park while snowflakes sprinkle through the air, or a slow ballroom dance in the kitchen.