Happy Valentine’s Day! For those of you who already wished me a happy holiday yesterday, your obligation to say it again today has been lifted. Unless, of course, you really wanted to, in which case who am I to stop you on this, The Most Ridiculous Holiday of the Year!
I thought I’d make this Tuesday Tunes a set of romantic/moody songs to mark the occasion. And in doing so, the idea popped into my head to pair the songs with some matching images. And no, I didn’t photoshop lamps into any of them. If you were hoping for it and I’ve now totally shafted you out of a Valentine’s Day present, I sincerely apologize.
Sade. Does it get any more romantic and sweet than this song? Does anyone else remember it from an episode of Sex and the City, from the Carrie & Aidan years? In case this needs to be said, I’m Team Aidan, and I hate Big.
Including this song might not make sense, but I defy you to listen to it and not feel your heart race, and not want to listen to it again. It’s super moody and fairly sensual. It reminds me of dark, rainy afternoons and poorly lit bars. What’s more romantic than a scene out of a noir novel, right?
one of my favorite photographs ever, from here
On a more somber note, by now everyone in the world has heard that Whitney Houston passed away over the weekend. I was planning on doing a full post about her incredible music next week, but I couldn’t let Valentine’s Day pass without mentioning one of her songs. Besides, what’s more romantic than a girl asking to dance with somebody who loves her?
Happy Valentine’s, you wonderful, beautiful ladies. I love each and every one of you.