2:43 pm - 02/14/2013

Jenny Lewis' Ultimate Valentine's Day Mixtape

Too $hort - "Don't Fight the Feelin'"

"Battle or love song? It's like throwing sand at a cute boy in the second grade. The lines are blurred. It's filthy, disgusting, and I can still rap the entire thing."

Donnie & Joe Emerson - "Baby"

"This song is like a Xanax and GHB latte. Smooth, warm, and fucked-up. These are the best wounded background vocals of all time. Sometimes, all you got to sing is 'Baby'... Ariel Pink covered this nugget. He's so dreamy!"

King Pleasure and Annie Ross - "I'm in the Mood for Love" (Moody's Mood for Love)

"This is perhaps the most famous vocalese song, a style of jazz singing where lyrics are added to original all-instrumental jazz compositions. This song slays me."
Bobby Charles - "I Must Be in a Good Place Now"

"This song is perfect for either a wedding or a funeral. It's unbelievable. 'Saw a butterfly and named it after you / Your name has such a pleasant sound / Love is all around and all I see is you / I must be in a good place now.'"

Van Morrison - "Crazy Love"

"This song was on a mixtape that Ad-Rock made in the '90s. It somehow ended up in my '64 Chevy Malibu tape player. This tape changed my life by introducing me to Keith Richards via 'Before They Make Me Run.' This incredible love song was on the flip side. These backround vocals partly inspired my collaboration with the Watson Twins."

Benji Hughes - "All You Gotta Do Is Fall in Love"

"I was Benji Hughes for Halloween. I am typically a Halloween scrooge, but this year as Benji I had a real breakthrough. Benji is a genius and a true romantic. He's like a Warren Zevon and Isaac Hayes hybrid."

John Lennon - "Oh Yoko"

"'In the middle of the bath I call your name. In the middle of a shave I call your name. In the middle of a dream I call your name.' Shit gets real when you live without walls. Total togetherness for better and for worse..

Bob Dylan - "Lay Lady Lay"

"If I had a time machine, you might find me in 1969 laying across Bob's big brass bed."

Pattti Smith - "Because the Night"

"Having read Just Kids, this song really packs an emotional wallop when thinking of Fred 'Sonic' Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe. Cowritten by the Boss, it is a classic."

The Flamingos - "I Only Have Eyes for You"

"Sounds like a David Lynch TM trance on Valentine's Day. Syrupy and creepily sinister."

ritzyroxie 14th-Feb-2013 11:42 pm (UTC)
She still exists?
soulofchris 15th-Feb-2013 03:55 pm (UTC)
Wow. That was some needless shade right there.
theantipoet 14th-Feb-2013 11:45 pm (UTC)
this will always be my favorite Jenny Lewis song

leviicorpus 14th-Feb-2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
flowerssleeping 14th-Feb-2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
genbu_no_miko24 15th-Feb-2013 12:36 am (UTC)
OMG THIS MOVIE!!!! :3333
kampfbaby 15th-Feb-2013 01:27 am (UTC)
<3 i had a craving (?) for this movie the other day
williammiller 15th-Feb-2013 04:45 am (UTC)
I need to get this on DVD
nullteiler 14th-Feb-2013 11:47 pm (UTC)
flowerssleeping 14th-Feb-2013 11:52 pm (UTC)
this is going to be stuck in my head for the rest of the day now
sincetomorrow 15th-Feb-2013 12:43 am (UTC)
I love Lissie's cover of this.
certainswagger 15th-Feb-2013 01:43 am (UTC)
for shame. that cover is a slap in the face to fleetwood mac.
leviicorpus 14th-Feb-2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
Jenny is a queen, but lol these songs.

Best love song imo:

ellie_andrews 14th-Feb-2013 11:56 pm (UTC)
Aw this song is so good. My ex bf loved it and showed me this video and he even teared up. :P
guccipostagurl 15th-Feb-2013 12:28 am (UTC)
Conor <3
cherrynorth 14th-Feb-2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
Donnie & Joe Emerson - "Baby"
after I saw Celeste & Jesse Forever, I fell in love with this song for a while

The Flamingos - "I Only Have Eyes for You"
similarly, I was obsessed with this song after that Buffy episode
shipoffools22 since i'm very disappointed today14th-Feb-2013 11:50 pm (UTC)
cherrynorth Re: since i'm very disappointed today14th-Feb-2013 11:51 pm (UTC)
yes yes yes
cherrynorth 14th-Feb-2013 11:54 pm (UTC)

basically this whole album of course
enema_recipe 14th-Feb-2013 11:56 pm (UTC)
UGH this album gives me so many feels. The Magnetic Fields are in my top three favorite bands for sure.

The most romantic song ever (and the song I plan on proposing to my bf with one day) is It's Only Time from the album "i".

cherrynorth 15th-Feb-2013 12:03 am (UTC)
that is the cutest plan of all time. tbh I want to marry you just for posting it.
babydontsweat 15th-Feb-2013 01:18 am (UTC)
dear god this song, this box set
ellie_andrews 14th-Feb-2013 11:54 pm (UTC)

yousaidlog 15th-Feb-2013 12:00 am (UTC)
YES 'Everlasting Light'. Le unfffffffffff.
ellie_andrews 15th-Feb-2013 12:04 am (UTC)
Faaaavorite song of theirs <3

solsty 15th-Feb-2013 12:19 am (UTC)
'Brothers' is a flawless album.
beck_rocks 14th-Feb-2013 11:55 pm (UTC)
awww yeah, bobby.
ellie_andrews 14th-Feb-2013 11:55 pm (UTC)

patiently 14th-Feb-2013 11:58 pm (UTC)

Edited at 2013-02-14 11:59 pm (UTC)
enema_recipe 14th-Feb-2013 11:59 pm (UTC)

This beautiful synthpop ballad omg. I like that the lyrics are so vague that you can interpret it in many ways. One of my favorites, for sure
oniko 15th-Feb-2013 12:11 am (UTC)
I'll forever associate this with Tim and Dawn finally getting together in the Office UK.
enema_recipe 15th-Feb-2013 12:19 am (UTC)
Yeah it makes me think of that (and Can't Hardly Wait too, lol) which is probably half of the reason why I love it.

I was almost crying when she kissed him at the end omg
oniko 15th-Feb-2013 01:22 am (UTC)
I was tearing up, and then when everyone was together and actually happy taking the group picture, I just let it happen, LOL. Really good use of Spice Girls and Take That in that episode, too.
shelostcontro1 15th-Feb-2013 12:49 am (UTC)
certainswagger 15th-Feb-2013 01:44 am (UTC)
can't not think of the ending of 'can't hardly wait'
ellie_andrews 15th-Feb-2013 12:08 am (UTC)
I wanna make out to this song, tbh.

suicida1poptart 15th-Feb-2013 12:20 am (UTC)

two of my all-time faves. i want both of them played at my wedding
ennta 15th-Feb-2013 02:13 am (UTC)
Mat Kearney <3
guccipostagurl 15th-Feb-2013 12:25 am (UTC)
My Valentine's Day playlists usually consist of a lot Fiona Apple and Ryan Adams.

Edited at 2013-02-15 12:27 am (UTC)
near_dark 15th-Feb-2013 12:28 am (UTC)
strict_joy 15th-Feb-2013 12:35 am (UTC)

sincetomorrow 15th-Feb-2013 12:44 am (UTC)
if its the beaches is just perfect.
shelostcontro1 15th-Feb-2013 12:50 am (UTC)
omg holy shit
joansmalls 15th-Feb-2013 01:35 am (UTC)

wauwy 15th-Feb-2013 06:00 am (UTC)
I had to make a Valentine's Day mix to play in my lessons for my elementary school without any of the songs being angsty or too shmoopy. Also iconic was good because they're ESL. I had

-"What The World Needs Now Is Love"
-"A Whole New World"
-"Fantasy" by Mariah
-"You Are Not Alone" by MJ
-"Halo" by Beyonce
-"I Can't Help Falling In Love With You" by Elvis
-the same song, boppy 90's version
-"All You Need Is Love"

by far, their favorite was the Elvis one. They really liked his voice. The teachers all liked Mariah best, lol.
prophecypro 15th-Feb-2013 08:11 pm (UTC)
Might check this out
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