We have reached the season of love and here at CasinoRange, we are hopeless romantics at heart.
As we will be spending Valentine’s Day either with our significant other inside or miles apart we thought we would put together some tracks that should make there way onto your Valentine’s playlist for either that romantic meal at home or to make a facetime that little bit special.
Here is CasinoRange’s Ultimate Valentine’s Day 2021 playlist.
Julie – You are the first, my last, my everything- Barry White
As the ‘King of Boudoir Disco’, you cannot deny the power of Barry! Although a special mention goes to ‘Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe’ my undisputable favourite track of all time, this song in particular showcases his legendary talent as a producer, a multi-instrumentalist and as a songwriter. Everything from the groove, the melody changes to the lyrics give you all the feels you need.
Matthew – Dark Roman Wine – Snow Patrol
When talking about a romantic song to put on this list I thought I should go with one that has a special memory or memories attached to it. Dark Roman Wine comes to us from the Scottish-Northern Irish alternative rock group Snow Patrol. Released as part of their Up To Now album in 2009, Dark Roman Wine was one of three original tracks on the album this is the epitome of a romantic song. The way the instruments complement the strong vocals from Gary Lightbody just makes you feel all gooey inside.
The reason I chose this, is for two memories in particular. This was the opening song of the first concert that me and girlfriend saw in Oxford in 2019 and will always hold a special place for me given the context. The second was that because of COVID, we had a period of over four months without seeing each other and the first trip we took in the summer reprieve, was for my birthday and I remember just having a very impromptu romantic slow dance in the hotel room prior to the meal out to this song and At that moment the two just encapsulated the most romantic moment and made the song stand out even more.
Cem – Love Come Down – Evelyn “Champagne” King
I found it very hard to leave Mariah Carey’s classics out of this, but I went with an all-time disco classic instead; Love Come Down – Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King. It is probably not your stereotypical love song, but has a great beat and vocals, from someone I class as a living legend. Fun fact, the track reached number one in both the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Dance Club Songs while reaching 17th in the Billboard Hot 100 and 7th in the UK singles charts in 1982.
Alex – She Is Love – Oasis
I am a big Oasis fan so it fits in well with my general music taste. The chorus is catchy and makes for a great song to drive to. Noel Gallagher is the best songwriter of all time, in my opinion, and he does not disappoint with this one. It’s not necessarily a song that many people would associate with Oasis but that does not mean it is not good. It is always good to appreciate Noel’s genius.
George – Dance Me To The End Of Love- Leonard Cohen
I like the melody, vocals and lyrics. It usually improves my mood. Basically for me, a song is a song, so there is an amalgamation of possible reasons to like it, music, emotions etc. Can’t pin down to certain reasons I like this one or whether there is a particular logic that accompanies this choice. I guess there can’t be since emotions drive it. There has actually been significant effort in creating AI software that composes successful music, and the results have been mediocre at best. So, I guess, the most complete answer would be:
“I like it because I like it!”
Steve- I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)- The Proclaimers
No matter how many times this poor song is dragged through the mud by some half-baked Hollywood rom-com, no matter how many basic white girls drunkenly slur their way through the chorus at any late-night bar this is played at anywhere in the country, this is still a classic that you will mindlessly sing along to when it comes on the radio when you’re driving