ByKelly Holmes, author and Certified Parent Educator
Inside: If you like “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers, you’ll love these unknown love songs. Sappy need not apply. Plus, this playlist makes a great DIY Valentine’s Day gift!
To help you get in the mood for Valentine’s Day, here are a few of my favorite contemporary, unknown love songs. If you like “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers, you should like these lesser known – but no less awesome – love songs.
I had two important criteria for the list:
The lyrics had to be about actual love, not heartbreak or betrayal or stalking.
Sappy need not apply.
In other words, these songs won’t send you running to the nearest vomitorium. So if you’re looking for Celine Dion or “When a Man Loves a Woman,” this isn’t the playlist for you. If, on the other hand, you’re looking for fresh, plain ol’ good music to play for your honey – enjoy! This playlist also works great for any ol’ date night throughout the year or even for a wedding.
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Oh well, in five years time we could be walking ’round a zoo
With the sun shining down over me and you
And there’ll be love in the bodies of the elephants too
And I’ll put my hands over your eyes, but you’ll peep through
I’ve been sinking through the drain of love,
Lift my eyes to skies of up above,
Listen to me this is how I feel,
Since I knew you all my thoughts are real,
You’re the only one i wanna do,
And it’s all ’cause of you
What’s your favorite contemporary, non-sappy love song? Leave a comment to share your fave!
Kelly Holmes, author and Certified Parent Educator
I'm a mom of four, a Certified Parent Educator, and the author of Happy You, Happy Family. I believe if you want a loving parent-child relationship that will last into the teenage years and beyond, the time for nurturing that kind of relationship is now. The good news? All you need is 10 minutes a day. Start here »