Happy Valentine’s Day, all you KEXP listeners and friends! Here’s a selection of some of the great songs of love and heartbreak from the past and present as a special valentines day treat for you all. They’ll get you through the day if you’re alone, or get you and a special someone through the day together, or maybe even help you get over that special someone. There are songs in here about the beautiful parts of love, and some about the parts that are more cynical, disturbing, or ridiculous.
The first bunch are some of the most recent love songs of the past couple weeks, and then the list touches on just a small sample of the great love songs of the past 50 years. It’s so hard to pick just a few — feel free to add to the list yourself in the comments! We hope these songs make you feel loved, because you are. Have a great Valentine’s Day!