Valentine’s day playlist – Becky

by Rebecca Lang

Now, I know you guys are all in college and aren’t necessarily whiling away your days in a Sinead O’Connor-style “Nothing Compares to You” relationship. That’s why my particular playlist won’t necessarily have the most heartfelt and timeless classics, but instead I’ll try to choose relatively new cuts to impress your indie paramours. Maybe I’ll throw in a couple old faves, just because I can’t resist.
“When I’m with You” – Best Coast
The world is lazy/ but you and me/ we’re just crazy/ so when I’m with you, I have fun
“Blessa” – Toro y Moi
 “Shelia” – Atlas Sound
We’ll die alone, together
“I Think UR a Contra” – Vampire Weekend
Never pick sides/ Never choose between two/ Well I just wanted you
“Oh Yoko!” – John Lennon
“Fata Morgana” – El Guincho
All of the joy of young people in love can be found in this delightful and simple melody
“Strangers” – The Kinks
Strangers on this road we are on/ But we are not two/ We are one
“Gentle Hour” – Yo La Tengo
“Voodoo” – Ganglians
“Cecilia” – Simon and Garfunkel
Jubilation/ She loves me again/ I fall on the floor and I’m laughing
“Hermes Trismegisto E Sua Celeste Tábua De Esmeralda” – Jorge Ben Jor
And, as Kara calls it, songs for people in the “bitter barn” –
“Start a War” – The National
“Coda: A Burn Scar in the Shape of the Sooner State” – Los Campesinos!