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The Best Music For Valentine's Day

Updated on August 21, 2016
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Valentine's Day Music and Songs

What would Valentine's Day be without some romantic music or songs?

If you're planning an intimate, just for two, Valentine's celebration, there is nothing more sensual than having the right music playing in the background. Everyone has their favourites, of course, but here are eleven that I have gathered together which hopefully will inspire your inner lover.

If they do, then grab that box of chocolates, make sure there is a glass of wine (or two) close at hand, slip into something more comfortable, take your lover by the hand...and as Jim Morrison once said, "C'mon baby, light my fire!"

Over to you.


Pick A Rose For Your Rose

Bryan Adams

Everything I Do (I Do It For You)

This song holds a very special place in my life and has the perfect lyrics for Valentine's Day.

From Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, let Bryan Adams steal your heart with Everything I Do (I Do It For You).

Marvin Gaye

Let's Get It On

Quite possibly the granddaddy of all love songs for the romantic-at-heart the world over. If this one wasn't included here, I know I wouldn't be doing my job properly!

Here's Marvin Gaye with a plea to Let's Get It On.

The Stylistics

You Make Me Feel Brand New

Some old school soul from one of the most popular Philly groups of the 1970s. I remember this one being the song of choice as the first dance for my brother and his new wife at their wedding. Still sounds smooth today.

Barry White

I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby

If it wasn't for the songs Barry White, there probably wouldn't be quite so many 40 and 30-somethings around today ;)

This is his first big hit record which just oozes l-u-r-v-e, passion and romance.

Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin

Je t'aime...moi non plus

They say that French is the language of lovers. Well, they weren't lying when it comes to this song.

Originally written for and recorded with his lover, the French actress Brigitte Bardot, Serge Gainsbourg later fell for the English actress, Jane Birkin. They get it together on this track from 1969, which had them banned from radio play in several countries around Europe. That didn't do them any harm though, as people bought the record to see what the fuss was all about - and subsequently sent it to #1.

The Righteous Brothers

Unchained Melody

If your Valentine's Day plans ever include sensually moulding some very wet clay into something indescribable, then this is the song for you.

A tune you can get very messy to: Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers. Well, one of them anyway. I think the other one was cranking up his potter's wheel.

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Some of the most romantic songs are gathered together on this collection to really get you in the groove for Valentine's Day.

Truly for lovers only!

 

Roberta Flack

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

If you've ever seen the movie Play Misty For Me with Clint Eastwood, you'll know that this song is included on the soundtrack. Judging by his infatuated wannabe lover, Eastwood probably wished he'd never set eyes on her face!

However, this has got to be one of THE most romantic songs ever written and should be on your playlist for Valentine's Day or any time you are in a romantic mood.

Jennifer Rush

The Power of Love

Many people associate this song with Celine Dion, but here's the lady who recorded it first back in 1985. Jennifer Rush was fortunate to have the best selling single in the UK that year with The Power of Love.

She seemed to drop off the face of the Earth after this. However, she matches Ms. Dion in vocal ability, and I much prefer this version anyway!

Exile

Kiss You All Over

Just a great song for Valentine's Day - but be careful, if you abide by the lyrics you might not have any strength left for anything else...

The Congregation

Softly Whispering I Love You

A long forgotten gem from the early 1970s which was updated by Paul Young some time ago. Somehow, you just can't beat the original, but Paul does a great job with the song, too.

Kenny Rogers

Lady

Written by one of the kings of the romantic lyric, Lionel Ritchie.

Thankfully, Kenny Rogers forgets his country roots for a few minutes to deliver an impressively soulful vocal on this number called Lady.

Which is your favorite song featured here?

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      Alice 2 years ago

      Nice Hub, thanks!

      To be honest, I find the best music for valentine´s day simple crackling fire. I love the sound of it and it makes everything feel warm and cozy, and you can snuggle up at home. If you don´t own a fireplace, there are several videos on youtube showing crackling fire. This here, for example:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf9F42tDh-w

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      Celebrates 2 years ago

      That Bryan Adams is a great song. Great selection of music for Valentine's Day!

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      Amine 3 years ago from Doha, Qatar

      no promises by shayne wards, spent valentine alone loool

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      Not really but I little bit of nice romantic music is very nice for a special evening meal set for the occasion with candlelight. Enjoy!

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      yakohene 3 years ago

      @hughgrissettsr lm: I admire classical composer Tchaikosvsky rose adagio sleeping beaty for my valentine day.

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      william-henley-961 3 years ago

      BE MY VALENTINE by Tr3Love is my #1 for this Valentine's Day! Gonna play it for my wife as soon as she wakes up Valentine's Day! I heard it on Youtube and fell in love with it!

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      Mary Crowther 3 years ago from Havre de Grace

      Nice romantic selections, thanks for the ideas!

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      bestpianomusic 4 years ago

      Good lens! Although You should not forget classical music. Especially great romantic pieces for solo piano.

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      sibian 4 years ago

      The Air that I breathe

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      Helene-Malmsio 4 years ago

      »-(¯`v´¯)-» . . »-(¯`v´¯)-» . . »-(¯`v´¯)-»

      Happy Valentine Day!

      All the very best to you and your loved ones, from me and mine!

      Helene Malmsio aka. SCSS

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes - love will change it all - has a cute video on you tube !

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Check out the song called Lifetime Valentine by Steven Ybarra on Amazon or iTunes..perfect for Valentine's Day and for anybody proposing on Valentine's day!

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      Barbara Walton 4 years ago from France

      Some of my all-time favourites here. I'm going to keep this up and listen to them while I tidy!

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      ericsdorsey 4 years ago

      The Luckiest by Ben Folds. Great song.

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      Malu Couttolenc 4 years ago

      Woww you have made a fantastic selection of the most wonderful songs for Valentine's Day :)

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      lovemicheala 5 years ago

      I love The Power of Love

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      johnnysmith1 5 years ago

      Cute one :)

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      Helene-Malmsio 5 years ago

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      Happy Valentine Day!

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      Helene Malmsio aka. SCSS

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 5 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      Bobby Vinton "My Melody Of Love" 1974, "I Love How You Love Me" 1968 and "Roses Are Red (My Love)" 1962

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      jimmyworldstar 5 years ago

      Marvin Gaye is a classic, plenty of old Frank Sinarta songs and other love ballads are great for the occasion.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      nice lens and also nice songs

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      nice lens and also nice songs

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      Nouman-uz-zaman 5 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan

      Good Job

      Visit my Lens :) need your Hit too for more motivation

      nomzam

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      Malu Couttolenc 5 years ago

      I like several songs. Unchained Melody is a beautiful song, Whispering I love you too, and I like Paul Young's version. Woww awesome songs for Valentine's Day :)

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      hughgrissettsr lm 5 years ago

      great lens, great songs!

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      hughgrissettsr lm 5 years ago

      great lens, great songs!

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      ptnjust007 5 years ago

      good songs

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      Edwardjames81 5 years ago

      "She's Like The Wind" by the late Patrick Swayzee is my Valentines day song of choice since we used this for our first dance as husband and wife on our wedding day. Some great choices in your collection though.

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      Wednesday-Elf 5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Hi Richard. Had to stop back by to congratulate you for having this terrific lens featured on the Front Page of Squidoo. Perfect for the upcoming Valentine's Day!

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      Nathalie Roy 5 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      Je t'aime...moi non plus a real classic!

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      printabledolls 5 years ago

      interesting songs

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      I am a romantic and a pushover for all love songs no matter how sappy. Lovely lens, I so appreciated your song selections. Angel blessed.

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      Christine Larsen 5 years ago from South Australia

      Everyone of them are just fantastic...but I chose 'The First Time Ever......'

      Thank you

      Christine

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      Holley Web 5 years ago

      !yaD drawkcaB yppaH

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      pacrapacma lm 5 years ago

      I enjoyed watching Jennifer Rush sing The Power of Love. All these songs are great! I haven't been able to share a favorite in the poll yet. I can't decide. Thanks for sharing these songs. You definately know music!

      Everything I Do by Bryan Adams is the song my husband and I chose for our first dance at our wedding reception. I hope this lens gets chosen for Valentine's Day's LOTD!

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      Rebeljohn 5 years ago

      Very nice lens thank you for posting

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      Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Great song selections!

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      myamya 5 years ago

      Great lens! squidlikes!

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      sheezie77 5 years ago

      Very nice lens! thumbs up

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      AnnaAdam LM 5 years ago

      Wow just an Awesome lens. Very romantic song collection. Thumbs up

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Oh my Gosh, some of those songs make me tingle with memories. But this lens would not have been complete without Barry White songs...I think his soulful renditions were the most romantic sounds I ever heard. You just knew he was "feeling the love." Blessed.

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      I love many of these songs. Great choices. Another song that came to mind was Bon Jovi's (You Want To) Make A Memory. That's a favorite of mine. Perfect for those Valentine moments.

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      Ruthi 5 years ago

      So many of your selections are favorites of mine, but, oh yes... The Power of Love is the greatest of them all.

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Love, love, love these songs - The Righteous Brothers songs are some of my favorites.

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      JackieSonia 5 years ago

      Awesome lens! So romantic. Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      hard to find a guy with a creative touch on a Valentine's Day lens but yours was awesome, well done indeed!

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      S Kurniawan 6 years ago from Bandung, Indonesia

      I love this lens!

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      karitina 6 years ago

      Yes i Still in live but for this songs, Inspires romance

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      HeatherTodd1 6 years ago

      Thanks for the Nice Article

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      ravi551854 6 years ago

      very romantic lens

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      beautiful lens! keep up the good work!

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      WhiteOak50 6 years ago

      I love so many of these songs!! Great collection of love music for anytime of the year. Good Job!!

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      clouda9 lm 6 years ago

      Had to stop back in to let you know that I actually love this music any time of year.

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      Steve Arun 6 years ago

      Probably this is one of the best lens on Valentine day music, it was a natural choice to be featured at my Popular Music of the 70's Lens. Thanks for creating such a unique lens.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      Yes sir! Just came back for more :) I had just finished telling a friend that I wanted to make sure I checked on you today. You are obviously a mind reader.

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      GoodinDevelopme 6 years ago

      I love your lens. Thanks for making it!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      ~ Cupid Kisses by a Squidoo Angel ~

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      DecoratingEvents 6 years ago

      I love your taste in love songs (though Frank is missing :D). This lens is inspirational, gets the memories flowing and now I am ready for Valentine's Day! Thanks Rich!

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Wonderful selection of love songs! I adore 'Everything I Do (I Do It For You)' and I have a favorite version of 'Unchained Melodies' on a CD by 'The Letterman' called Greatest Movie Hits, which I like even better than the Righteous Brothers' version. Perfect pick for a Valentine lens review on SLR by Kim. Well done, Rich.

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      kimmanleyort 6 years ago

      Guess what? Featured today on Squidoo Lens Reviews. http://blog.growwear.com/love-songs-for-valentines...

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      nightbear lm 6 years ago

      OMG I love Love Love all the songs you chose. What great songs. Just fantastic lens.

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      kimmanleyort 6 years ago

      It's hard to pick a favorite. These are all great love songs for Valentines Day. I have to go with Unchained Melody!

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      fashionality lm 6 years ago

      there's something special about v-day music.

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      NanaPoppins LM 6 years ago

      I added your lens on my Valentines Day featured lenses :) Hope you dont mind!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is a very romantic lens.

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      CowboyDJ LM 6 years ago

      Great idea, lensrolled! I like "Kiss Me in the Dark" by the Randy Rodgers Band!

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      deantyler2504 6 years ago

      i love the song called grenade

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      great song list

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      Penny Pincher G 7 years ago

      wow! you've included it all

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      TopMovieSoundtr 7 years ago

      Good idea for a lens.

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      Witchladyz 7 years ago

      fabulous squid, and yes we have a favourite song its Stay Together , Al Green, off to find it now x thankyou x Rosie xx

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      Joan4 7 years ago

      Fabulous and very romantic! Agree with you re Barry White - especially. In fact, I love all of them! Super selection! Lensrolling to my Valentines Day Songs!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Oh me! This is such a Romantic Lens and your choices for The Best Music For Valentine's Day are wonderful. I am listening to one of my favorites, Roberta Flack singing The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. This lens just makes me want to grab my hubby of 32 yrs and give him a big smooch and I may do just that!

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      Mary Beth Granger 7 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Beautiful music, racy photos and chocolate. Ok it doesn't get much better than that!

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      pkmcr 7 years ago from Cheshire UK

      A really amazing lens - well done!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      I am not sure whether to laugh, blush or sing along:) Did you know you included my favorite all time favorite song? Must be a favorite for a lot of us. Totally awesome! Angel Blessed and added to my Squid Angel Mouse Tracks lens.

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      justholidays 7 years ago

      Hope the comments are working now...

      Blessed by a SquidAngel :)

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      Bambi Watson 7 years ago

      What a fun & striking music lens!

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Wonderful list of romantic songs. Kenny Rogers "Lady" is a favorite. Happy Valentine's Day to you & Bonnie!

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      kimmanleyort 7 years ago

      Great selection, Rich. I think my favorite here is First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. Lensrolled to love songs by frank.

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      Cynthia Arre 7 years ago from Quezon City

      This is yet another well-crafted lens from you. You are definitely one to watch (:

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      NaturalMommys 7 years ago

      Hmmm I would have to think about a fav song but I wanted to say hi and tell you what an awesome job you did on your lens! It is perfect 5*'s of course! Lets keep em comin!

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      luvmyludwig lm 7 years ago

      This is great! Love the choice of songs. I am loving those lounge pants for men :D

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      justholidays 7 years ago

      This is indeed a nice lens, well crafted and the overall layout is attractive!

      Dom.

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      oztoo lm 7 years ago

      Great lens. All the romantic music for lovers at anytime.

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      LoKackl 7 years ago

      Glad you're a friend of RocketMoms! Very potent lens for Valentine Day and Valentines Day Music!

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      Kiwisoutback 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Beautiful lens, and it looks great with the new template!

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      sittonbull 7 years ago

      Well Richard... Looks like you started off with a bang! (no pun intended) :) Great first lens set to fabulous music and great timing!

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      HappyValentinesD 7 years ago

      These songs would definitely make it onto my list as well. There is just so much great music to inspire romance and expression of love. I may have to extend Valentine's beyond Feb 14. Thanks for this one, it was fun!

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      Deb Kingsbury 7 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      You definitely picked some good ones! Song AND images.

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      maryspeller lm 7 years ago

      A great Valentines day lens. Congratulations.

      Mary

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      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On is my fave - wobbly knees! Oh and that chocolate...TMI! Beautiful lens.

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      Indigo Janson 7 years ago from UK

      A perfect selection here for a cuddle on the couch. :)

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      Jeff Wendland 7 years ago from Kalamazoo, MI

      Nice collection for Valentines Day! I think Lady is my favorite.

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      RuthCoffee 7 years ago

      There are some great song choices here, a few I had forgotten, thanks for the reminder!

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      Holley Web 7 years ago

      Bryan Adams will always be a favorite for me. He makes you believe that he has known true love. As I read through this lens I could feel the truth in what you say. Here's wishing you a Valentine's Day that is out of this world!