So, I was cruising around Songza on my HTC Droid DNA like I do, indulging myself and listening to stuff that I don’t always lean toward on the dial when I’m in my car (rare these days). When I say my taste is eclectic, I mean it, but I don’t always seek this stuff out. Lately though, Songza is my morning companion when I’m getting ready for the day or taking a shower (phone safely far, far away over on the counter) and it’s been a nice way to enjoy some old favorites and find a few things that are new to me.
You can find playlists based on mood, genre, activity, etc. There is a playlist for everything. I’ve found a few gems over the past few months and I thought I’d share some you might enjoy this Valentine’s Day.
P.S., My Valentine’s Day gift to you is at the end of this post
Almost Paradise: ’80s Love Ballads
Not that I really remember the ’80s (wink), but I think if they did anything right it was love ballads. Turn ‘em up and sing loud.
After the Love Has Gone: ’80s Lost-love Ballads
Okay, they also take on heartbreak. And if you’re in that particular place this ♥ day, you might prefer this one.
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Night out with the girls instead? I’m all for that. Grab your BFF and dance around to these fun, femme tunes.
Yummy Yummy Sugar Sugar
So in love that your heart is bursting with flowers and happy faces and all kinds of trippy kaleidoscope feelings? This happy stuff should suit you. Now go away before you make me puke.
I have a soft spot for love songs from animated movies. This playlist features some of the best.
Your Own Indie Rom Com
Are you too cool for all the cheese, but still want someone to fit your romantic mood? Here you go, you hipster. This should work.
Grown Folks Night
By far, one of my favorite finds. I mean…the name, for goodness sake. And if this is the kind of evening you’re looking forward to, well, feel free to name one of your children after me.
My contribution to “grown folks night”:
Maybe it didn’t work out, maybe you’re pining for someone you’ll never have. If that’s you, weep softly along with these torch songs (one of my favorite subgenres and THE BEST for karaoke catastrophes).