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California English: Valentine’s Day Edition

February 14, 2012

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite songs that celebrate love and all of the positive things that come with it. For those of you who do not have a special someone on this day, I feel these songs will still inspire feelings of hope about love in the future. As John Lennon once sang, “Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.” I hope these tunes will help your flower bloom like a cherry tulip.

1. “No One’s Gonna Love You” – Band of Horses
2. “First Day Of My Life” – Bright Eyes
3. “West Coast” – Coconut Records
4. “Yellow” – Coldplay
5. “Stay Young, Go Dancing” – Death Cab for Cutie
6. “Home” – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
7. “I Would Do Anything For You” – Foster The People
8. “Cherry Tulips” – Headlights
9. “You And I” – Ingrid Michaelson
10. “Love And Some Verses” – Iron And Wine
11. “Banana Pancakes” – Jack Johnson
12. “Two-Headed Boy Pt. 2” – Neutral Milk Hotel
13. “If I Had A Gun…” – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
14. “You Are The Best Thing” – Ray LaMontagne
15. “Eyes” – Rogue Wave
16. “New Slang” – The Shins
17. “Zorbing” – Stornoway
18. “To Be Alone With You” – Sufjan Stevens
19. “Closer” – Travis
20. “Gotta Have You” – The Weepies

You can conveniently listen to my playlist in its entirety on Spotify by clicking here.

  • SG

    This is a brilliant playlist. I’m especially glad that “West Coast” by Coconut Records is on it!

    • Kyle Krainock

      Glad to hear you liked these tunes SG! I tip my cap to you for being a fan of Coconut Records too–they are a very underrated group.

  • Alex ’12

    I knew most of these, but I definitely went out and downloaded a few more. Thanks!

    • Kyle Krainock

      I’m honored to hear that I helped you discover some new tunes Alex!