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Goldeneye (by Tina Turner) 

A co-worker informed me a few minutes ago that Tina Turner passed away, which had me check my phone. She was 83 years young, bless her heart. With songs like “What’s Love Got to Do With It” (my Grandmother’s favorite), “Private Dancer”, “You Better Be…

The Spice Flows in the Dune Part Two Trailer! 

The trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s Dune Part Two was just released. We’re seeing some new faces in Florence Pugh as Princess Irulan, Austin Butler as Feyd, Lea Seydoux as Lady Margot and Christopher Walken as the Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV. I like Javier Bardem’s Stilgar…

What is Love? (by Haddaway)

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Valentine's Day Playlist

Welcome and Happy Valentine’s Day!! There are many different forms of love in the world, and in celebrating that, I’m showcasing some of the songs that come to mind when I think about the subject. While it may not be the most romantic song on…

All is Full of Love (by Bjork)

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series Valentine's Day Playlist

Bjork’s “All is Full of Love” is a mesmerizing song. It’s the kind of piece I’ve used for relaxation purposes. There are so many sounds here, I just adore it. It also happens to be a bit short, but that’s okay. Let the audio kind…

My Immortal (by Evanescence)

This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series Valentine's Day Playlist

There are some people out there have some magical voices. Amy Lee of Evanescence is one of these. My Immortal is a great song that starts off slow and then kicks up in the 2nd half. It’s a sweet piece that always makes me smile,…

On the Nature of Daylight (by Max Richter)

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series Valentine's Day Playlist

I first found out about Max Richter through my cousin, who is a big fan of HBO’s The Leftovers. After finding “November”, used in that show, I kept an eye out. He reminded me of Michael Brook, who was responsible for “Aquamarine” on the score…

This Woman’s Work (by Kate Bush)

This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Valentine's Day Playlist

If you ever watched She’s Having a Baby, with Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth McGovern, you’ll understand why This Woman’s Work by Kate Bush is here in the mix. It’s a sweet 80’s song. I’ll leave it here to speak for itself.

A Thousand Years (by Christina Perri)

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Valentine's Day Playlist

Okay, if you’ve followed me for more than a minute, you knew there was going to be a Twilight song in this list somewhere. It may not be a fantastic love story, but the music for the movies were great. This song also sounds like…

The Words Get In the Way – by Gloria Estefan

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Valentine's Day Playlist

Ah, Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! The beautiful thing about Valentine’s Day is that it’s usually the one time of the year (other than Christmas, maybe) where people put aside their arguments with the world and recognize there are sweet things about this existence of ours….

Saturday Love – by Cherrelle & Alexander O’Neal

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Valentine's Day Playlist

After parting ways with Prince, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis went on to produce some of the best songs in the 1980s and 1990s. Along with their work with New Edition and Janet Jackson, they also produced “Saturday Love” by Cherelle & Alexander O’Neal. Everyone…

Roslyn – by Bon Iver & St. Vincent

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Valentine's Day Playlist

Happy Valentine’s Day! Say what you will about The Twilight Saga, but it did give us some great tunes. One of my favorites is Roslyn, by Bon Iver & St. Vincent. I’ll admit to not really knowing many of the lines to this one (and…

Moments in Love – by The Art of Noise

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Valentine's Day Playlist

Goodness, where to start with Moments in Love. To understand this, you have to be aware of something in the Eighties and Nineties called The Quiet Storm. On Thursdays or Friday nights, around 10pm or so, popular radio stations would play slow jams or love…