Yesterday I shared 11 (modern) tracks — and here are 10 more classic songs from the last century!
(image of the Vestax HMX-1 via keymusic.com)
Choose any or all of these to add a timeless, romantic sound to your Valentine’s Day playlists … you’ll love them all! From the fifties, sixties and eighties (my favorite decades), each will bring sweet sentiment to your celebrations.
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong – Our Love Is Here To Stay
It's impossible to improve on the classic duets from Ella and Louis in the 1950s. This is one of my favorites!Learn more at Amazon
Madeleine Peyroux – Dance Me To The End of Love
Madeleine Peyroux has a voice that reminds me of Billie Holiday -- and this sweet song showcases it well.Learn more at Amazon
Sam Cooke – You Send Me
Sam Cooke has one of the all-time best voices, and this classic tune encapsulates the Valentine's Day spirit perfectly.Learn more at Amazon
Peter Gabriel – In Your Eyes
I put in the classic image from "Say Anything" -- this amazing song is featured in that movie, and it's just out recently in a sparkly remastered version.Learn more at Amazon
Bryan Ferry – Slave to Love
The Roxy Music singer's first solo album was amazing, and this track is a romantic highlight.Learn more at Amazon
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles – I Second That Emotion
There's a lot of amazing Motown love songs -- and this one's a great highlight!Learn more at Amazon
Nouvelle Vague – I Melt With You
If you've not heard Nouvelle Vague, you need to hear them -- amazing, acoustic versions of classic 80's songs, like this Modern English classic.Learn more at Amazon
Ella Fitzgerald – I’m Just a Lucky So-And-So
If you like Ella, you probably already have this great collaboration with Duke Ellington. This love song is definitely a highlight!Learn more at Amazon
Billie Holiday – Ain’t Misbehavin’
Billie's expressive voice is more often associated with sad love songs, but she sang plenty of romantic favorites, like this version of the Fats Waller tune.Learn more at Amazon
Marvin Gaye and Tami Terrell – You’re All I Need To Get By
We'll wrap up this playlist with another Motown classic from the great Marvin Gaye and his duet partner Tami Terrell. What a sweet sentiment!Learn more at Amazon
What’s your favorite classic Valentine’s Day song? Let us know in the comments.
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