Rhythm of the heart

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Valentine’s Day has come to have many meanings to many different types of people.

To some it’s an artificial holiday for an upsurge of candy sells. To others the day is a quiet testament that you are single. The those attached, it’s a day to celebrate with your significant other.

To help celebrate Feb. 14, it feels auspicious to create a list of 20 songs dealing with the subject of love: the good, the bad and the ugly.

ON LOVE

“Every Little Thing” – The Police
“I Was Made To Love Her” – Stevie Wonder
“Destiny” – Zero 7
“God Only Knows” – The Beach Boys
“She Sells Sanctuary” – The Cult
“At Last” – Etta James
“Melt With You” – Modern English
“You” – Raheem DeVaughn
“Waiting For You” – Seal
“I Only have Eyes For You” – The Flamingoes

LOSS, BREAK UPS

“Let’s Stay Together” – Al Green
“Fire and Rain” – James Taylor
“Obsession” – Animotion
“I Never Loved A Man” – Aretha Franklin
“Can we Pretend” – Bill Withers
“Most of the Time” – Bob Dylan
“Cry Me A River” – Justin Timberlake
“Return Of The Mack” – Mark Morisson
“I Heard It Through The Grapevine” – Marvin Gaye
“The Perfect Drug” – Nine Inch Nail

OTHERS

Every now and then comes a song that the public think are romantic but if given close lyrical inspection are not so, these include:  “Broken Wings” by  Mr. Mister, “Black” by Pearl Jam. And the reigning champion…”Every Breath You Take” by The Police.

The last of which is not a song about love. This is a stalker song. Stop playing it at weddings.