Class Assignment: Valentines Day Playlist

Class Assignment: What's Your Favorite Love Song?

In honor of Valentine's Day, we asked the Spring Awakening company for their favorite love song--or song that expressed how they feel about love. If you're planning on creating a playlist or burning a CD for your loved one, here are some songs you should consider. Feel free to share and embed this playlist. Let us know what you think of the company's selections. Did we turn you on to a new singer? Do you share the same musical taste as one of the cast members? Share YOUR favorite song with us. Let us know in the comments section below. Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

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Krista Pioppi:
If it Kills Me - Jason Mraz
She's got a Way - Billy Joel
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
The Next Ten Minutes - The Last Five Years
Just some of my favorites!! :)

Andy Mientus:
January Wedding by The Avett Brothers
Yesterday by Nizlopi (NOTE: song not available on Playlist.com, featured another one)
First Day of my Life by Bright Eyes

Kayla Foster:
My songs are:
Sweet Darlin' by She & Him and True Love Waits by Radiohead. Happy Valentines!

Krystina Alabado:
I like the song, "Last Transmission" by one of my favorite bands Mae. Also right now I am really loving the song "Crawl" by Chris Brown. Kind of a love song.

Ben Fankhauser:
Sweetest love- robin thick
Hello my apple- Priscilla Rene (NOTE: song and artist not available on playlist.com)

Taylor Trensch:
1. "you're gonna make me lonesome when you go" by bob dylan
2. "a lover like you" by the avett brothers

Jake Epstein:
Not gonna lie, Valentine's day always confuses me and even sometimes depresses me.
As of now, my song of love is: Tarantulove by Hawksley Workman
(NOTE: not available on Playlist.com. Featured two other songs by Hawksley Workman)

Marques Walls:
My first favorite love song would have to be John Mayer's version of Bruce Springsteen's "I'm on Fire" (NOTE: this was not available on playlist.com). Second would have to be "All I Need" by Radiohead.

Freddy Hall:
"The Luckiest" by Ben Folds and, hands down, "I'll make love to you" Boyz 2 Men, these two songs would be on repeat when someone special is over and we're...eating...

Sarah Hunt:
"In your eyes" Peter Gabriel.
Steffi D:
My Favorite Love Songs: (I couldn't just pick one!)
"Future Love" -Lady GaGa (not available)
"Boats and Birds" -Gregory and the Hawk
"Say it Somehow" -Light in the Piazza (not available)
"Islands" -The XX
"I'd Give it All for You" -Songs for a New World (not available)

Pinky Weitzman: Shares a love song from her band, Not Waving But Drowning. The lyrics are killer:

There're birds erupting
Flying from my chest
And when I burn to nothing
There'll be nothing left

And then I will be free
Of all these useless dreams
And all I have to do
Is burn alive without you

To listen to the MP3, go to wavingdrowning.com. You can friend the band on myspace.com/wavingdrowning and FB: facebook.com/wavingdrowning.



Shell said...

Hm. I'd have to say "Haunted" by Sinéad O'Connor and Shane MacGowan or "Beautiful" by Patrick Nuo :D

Love you guys!!

Anonymous said...

Great Songs! I, like Jake, am also a little confused by valentines day. I don't get the idea of it. There is no valentines day, like, event or anything. it's confusing... Good luck at the show tonight! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, someone put a song from Last Five Years! That's awesome!
I love that musical with a passion and that song is amazing. Def. one of the best love songs I've ever heard.

Irene from Guam said...

omg seriously...?!? i can't listen to the songs b/c "it doesnt play in my country"
oh well. nice choices of songs :)
i dont know all of those artists, but i'll look them up :) thanks for the song ideas.
happy valentines day!

tammy said...

Aww... I love Freddy's choice of 'The Luckiest'! That was the song my sister and her hubby first danced to at their wedding. Such a sweet song!

Not surprised that the Avett Brothers were on the list but c'mon guys, no Duncan Sheik? ;)
['Home' is a personal fave of mine.]

Pun said...

Irene, that's so weird that Guam would block playlist.com...mebbe it's a code issue. Can you see and click the playlist when you go to its direct url? http://www.playlist.com/playlist/19213391371

Pun said...

Tammy, that's so cool! Thanks for sharing. And yes, it goes without saying that Duncan is one of our favorites!

Shell, I'm not familiar with Patrick Nuo--thanks for the rec!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad She & Him was mentioned. One of my favorites has to be Green Eyes by Coldplay. I was kind of surprised no one mentioned them. They have sooo many amazing love songs.

Anonymous said...

Hawksley!!! Woot wooooot!!

Anonymous said...

I love Sarah's choice. That song played during my friend's proposal to his now wife. My friend proposed on top of a bluff looking over the Pacific Palisades beach here in California. The best part of the proposal - he had all of our friends and her family, on the beach standing by where he spelt "Marry Me?" in candles on the beach. Kinda funny as the wind kept blowing them out throughout the time we waited. He said right when he got on one knee and had her look over the bluff, she could see her brother and the rest of us running back and forth trying to keep the candles lit since we couldn't see them above us in the dark.

Joanna said...

I love Krista's choices! "If It Kills Me" is one of my favorite songs. =]

Anonymous said...

I love Kayla and Steffi's choices. Boats and Birds by Gregory and the Hawk has been one of my favorite songs for years and years. I actually chose that song to be played during my slow dances at my 18th birthday party.

My favorite songs have to be Sea of Love by Cat Power, These Arms by Matt Costa, and Say Yes by Elliott Smith.

Katy said...

My favourite love songs are "Collide" by Howie Day (especially the acoustic version) and "I'll Stand By You" by The Pretenders. Another favourite is "Bed of Roses" by Bon Jovi and "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" by Aerosmith.

Irene from Guam said...

no it doesnt work. it says its a licensing issue or sumtin...but its ok. there are a lot of websites that are like that too. its cuz guam isn't always considered part of the USA. but i looked up the songs on youtube and they're really good picks :D

Irene from Guam said...

hey pun,
i've been trying to get sheet music for Word Of Your Body Reprise, but i cant find it anywhere, and it's not in the spring awakening songbook. is there any way i can get a hold of the score for that song? thanks

Shannon O. from Bartlett, IL said...

Props to Kayla Foster because She & Him is an amazing band and doesn't get recognized too often. :)

Jackie S. from New York said...

Jake! Hope our Valentine made your Valentine's Day better! You are an incredible singer and performer and definitely made my Valentine's day a lot better!!!
Hope this Valentine's day was better than past ones!!!
Jackie and Claire

Linda Kapusta said...

I'm so excited that the Avett Brothers made some of your lists.. They are absolutely fantastic! They sing from the soul.. Every word.

Pun (blog admin) said...

Irene, I know it's a pain the reprise wasn't included. I don't know of anywhere you can get it officially, but perhaps this guy might: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2NV8SxEP1Q

Thanks for all the recommendations, guys!

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