"If music be the food of love, play on." ~William Shakespeare
Back in the day, mixtapes were all the rage. Compilations were themed to accompany any event and told a story. My favorite compilations were of songs to accompany me on long car rides... a little traveling music please. Once I created a divorce tape for a friend that included artists such as Lesley Gore and Eminem. When the technology evolved to CDs, I moved away from mixtapes. But Valentine's Day is the perfect holiday to resurrect the tradition.
Sharing music, the songs of your heart, is a romantic and meaningful way to communicate your feelings for another. Whether you sing a lullaby to your little one or select "'our song" on your first date, music is the food of love. If you were going to assemble a mixtape for your loved ones, what songs would you choose?
Here is my mixtape for February 2014.
Love Song - Elton John
To Love Somebody - Janus Joplin
It's Magic - Doris Day
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
I Say A Little Prayer For You - Aretha Franklin
Til I Fell In Love With You - Bob Dylan
Something - Beatles
Darling You Know I Love You - B.B. King
Love Blues - Keb' Mo'
Look Of Love - Leslie Gore
Always On My Mind - Willie Nelson