HC's Valentine's Day Playlist

Valentine's Day is upon us and either you love it or hate it. This year, whether you’re head over heels in love or you’re sick of Hallmark cards and chubby cherubs, skip the chocolates and red roses. There's no better way to let that special someone know how you feel than through great love songs like the ones on our Valentine's Day Playlist.
“Love” is a popular source of inspiration for musicians from rock 'n roll to R&B, so to help you get through Valentine's Day, we've narrowed it down to a few of our favorite love (and not-so lovey dovey) songs ever. We've compiled a hearty list of tracks, perfect for all you collegiettes no matter how you spend the day. So slip into something a little more comfortable and tune in to this playlist.
Gym Class Heroes’ “Cupid's Chokehold”
…for getting ready for your date tonight.
First dates can be nerve-wracking, never mind if they fall on Valentine’s Day! You’re rummaging through the racks in your closet looking for that perfect LBD and curling your hair, all while nervously pacing the floor waiting for that cute guy who asked you out to knock on your door. Don’t fret! GCH’s rapping frontman Travie McCoy and Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump have got your back for calming those pre-date jitters. You’ll remember this hit from high school and had us all singing along with the chorus, “ba ba da da.”

“And I know it sounds so old
But cupid got me in a chokehold
And I'm afraid I might give in
Towels on the mat my white flag is wavin’…”

You’ve got to love a song with a sense of humor and it’s guaranteed to get you in a flirty mood for a date on Valentine’s Day. You’ll both be singing that catchy chorus line, “Take a look at my girlfriend. She's the only one I got (ba ba da da)…” Just let this track be your musical matchmaker.

Mike Posner and Lil Wayne’s “Bow Chika Wow Wow”
…for that sexy night in.
If you’re in for some date night romance (minus the dinner-and-a-movie part, if you know what I mean) then this is your perfect get-in-the-mood music.Whether it’s a sexy night-in with your boyfriend or even a late night V-Day with your hook-up buddy,when things are just heating up, turn it on and let Mike Posner and Lil Wayne do all the saying for you,
“You've been playin' hard to get with me all night
We both know exactly what you want right
Don't tell me what you won't do
Tell me what you gon' do, whatchu gon' do
Once I throw on this bow chicka wow wow
Whatchu gonna say
You act like you gon leave, but I know that you gon' stay…”

The title says it all and this song is literally about getting down and dirty. If you haven’t heard this song by now, you’re missing out on one of the sexiest songs of 2011. Mike Posner may be fairly new to the music scene, but he’s great at laying those cool, smooth vocals on top of a slow and sultry R&B beat. And with Weezy rapping? Forget about it.


Alexandra is a graduate from the University of New Hampshire and the current Assistant Digital Editor at Martha Stewart Living. As a journalism student, she worked as the Director of UNH’s Student Press Organization (SPO) and on staff for four student publications on her campus. In the summer of 2010, she studied abroad at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University, in England, where she drank afternoon tea and rode the Tube (but sadly no, she did not meet Prince Harry). Since beginning her career, her written work has appeared in USA Today College, Huffington Post, Northshore, and MarthaStewart.com, among others. When not in the office, she can be found perusing travel magazines to plan her next trip, walking her two dogs (both named Rocky), or practicing ballet. Chat with her on Twitter @allie_churchill.

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