12 Love Songs That Won’t Make You Puke

Do you feel like really romancing your sig-o in a big way for Valentine’s Day this year? No? Me neither. Big romantic gestures ain’t my thang. But, little things that make my hubs feel special? Yeah, I can do that. I actually love to do that.

So what’s on the docket this year? I’m thinking I’ll make his favorite dinner (it’s a tough one: lasagna), make his favorite dessert (also easy: he doesn’t really eat it), and play some of our favorite tunes. It’s going to be really special because Ellen will be there and will probably need a bath after eating pasta sauce and then she will demand we read Sugar Would Not Eat It 5,000 times before bed. Can you feel the love?

Let’s go back to the music because that is what this post is really about. What? You couldn’t tell? I DLed some songs onto my Windows HTC8x, and then let Mike play with it because, in his words, “the built in Beats Audio sounds really good, even from the external speaker with no headphones.” I mean, there you have it. Anyway,

The Official Mike and Jenna Sounds of Love vol. 1 (there will be no other volumes, thanks):

3Under Heaven Skies by Collective Soul
You Are the Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne
Every Waking Moment by Citizen Cope
Fix You by Coldplay
Lie In Our Graves by DMB
Heroes by David Bowie
The One I Love by David Gray
I Will Follow You Into the Dark by Deathcab for Cutie
Do You Realize by The Flaming Lips
Halleluja by Jeff Buckley
Draw by Rocco Deluca
Bryn by Vampire Weekend

The Technical Stuff


The songs were super painless to add to the phone. Of course I could have plugged in my phone and added music the normal way…. but I decided to save some space and use Microsoft’s Skydrive. It’s a cloud. What is the cloud? Where’s the cloud? Are we in the cloud?


I’m digging the cloud. One drawback is that you’re only able to play one song at a time and there are almost no features for playback control. Luckily, there are some great 3rd party apps. Download a free app called Sky Music that enables you to play music from Skydrive – and it looks prettier too. Isn’t that what matters?

sky drive

A Little Help?

So, I’m going to give you two options. You can just do both…
1. Tell me your fave love song that doesn’t make you want to puke
2. Tweet This so I can be cool and stuff

Happy Valentine’s Day. I love you.

Yes, I got a free phone. Yes, my opinions are my own.

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    • Jenna says

      Yes! That is a great soundtrack. My mom and I saw the movie some years back, and we even went to the concert together. Totally agree :)

  1. says

    Well, “our” song is Mel Carter’s ‘Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,’ so I can say we don’t puke to that. Otherwise, mushiness is generally frowned upon in these parts. But there’s quite a few older Motown songs that would probably fit the bill. I for one, don’t find Stevie Wonder too sappy, but maybe by admitting that, I’ve totally lost all street cred.

    • Jenna says

      True. Coming from Detroit, Motown is a fave of mine. Mike (who is also from that area), asked me after we got married, “Who is this Motown band that sings all of these classic songs?” It’s not a band, dear.

  2. debbie mchardy says

    My “old” fav is our wedding dance song by Anne Murray, “Can I Have this Dance for the Rest of my Life?” and my “new” fav is Rod Stewart’s version of “Have I told you lately” . He’s an oldie but a goodie!