Oh Josh Ritter, I'll be your Northern Lights

This week’s edition of Music Monday is featuring a tribute to Valentine’s Day, but we’re bringing you two playlists. We can either be the assholes that hate Valentine’s Day or the saps that love it, so here’s both because there is no winning either way. Even if we ignore it, we still look like dicks. So fuck you Valentine’s Day for putting us in this awful position (but don’t leave us because for this one day only, we’ll love you). So here’s part one: “Love Songs that Don’t Make Us Want to Vomit.”

1. “Love is an Arrow” by Aberfeldy
Can’t find love? Find it in the dictionary  under “L.” – Ray Lapena, PR Rep

2. “Hey Stephen” by Taylor Swift
It’s adorable, come on. –
Gregory Miller, Assistant Gawk Editor

3. “You Send Me” by Sam Cooke (or Aretha Franklin)
The lyrics are sweet and both vocalists are uber talented. Appreciating this song is unavoidable, no matter how unromantic you are. – Jamie Miles, Web Editor

4. “Overboard” by Ingrid Michaelson
She has a fuckmazingly beautiful voice and you can’t help but agree with her – Sam Morgenstern, Assistant Noise Editor

5. “Say Hello” by Rosie feat. Sufjan Stevens
I love Rosie and I love Sufjan individually, but put together, they make a beautiful music baby. The song is a playful dialect between a girl and guy wondering what they would do if they found the love of their life. Would they say hello?
Angela Hu, Blogger

6. “A Man/Me/Then Jim” by Rilo Kiley
This song is more a nod to past relationships and faded love. I think it’s a beautiful thing to look back on a relationship and remember what made you love a person.
Erin Scialabba, Copy Editor

7. “Hysteric” by The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs
What can I say? I’m a sucker for the idea that one person can complete another. Happy fucking Valentine’s Day.
– Erin Scialabba

8-10. “Kathleen” “Girl in the War” and “The Temptation of Adam” by Josh Ritter
So I’m normally a cynic about love and whatnot, but I can’t help but melt when I hear “All the other girls are like stars, you are the Northern Lights” or “Her eyes are like champagne; they sparkle, bubble over and in the morning all you get is the rain.” Eat it John Mayer. You will never have
the soul or lyrical talent of Josh Ritter, even if you are addicted to Jessica Simpson. – Kate Holloway, Executive Web Editor

And for the video, to celebrate love songs for everyone in this Syracusan Tundra:

And continue to Part Two: Creepiest Love Songs of All Time…

  1. Sam says:

    I LOVE “Hysteric.” And Karen O. And the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

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