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The Valentine's Day LLJ Mixtape

The Valentine's Day LLJ Mixtape
Candy hearts courtesy of our very own Anna

It's Valentine's Day and we are daydreaming of love and singing our favourite romantic tunes while we are at it. This month we asked our team to choose their favourite love songs - the hopeful and cheerful ones that may (or may not) make you want to start dancing in the street, while everyone else around you casually joins in. Because that's what happens in real life, right?

Here are our choices and our team's favourite love films (because why not). You can find the mixtape on Spotify and at the bottom of this page.

'Into My Arms' by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds & 'I Put A Spell On You' by Nina Simone - chosen by Laura (who is torn between "Amour" and "Up" for favourite love stories in the cinema)

'I Only Have Eyes For You' by The Flamingoes & 'Lovin' You' by Minnie Riperton - chosen by Aimée ('Harold & Maude' is her film)

'How To Win' by Nathaniel Rateliff & 'New Year's Resolution' by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas - chosen by Sharlene ('Rust And Bone' is her favourite love film)

'Just The Two Of Us' by Grover Washington Jr. and Bill Withers & 'It's Oh So Quiet' by Björk - chosen by Anna (love film of choice is 'Paris, Texas')

'At Last' by The Dø & 'Blunderbuss' by Jack White - chosen by Agostina (whose favourite film ever is 'Before Sunset')

'Islands' by The xx & '(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher' by Jackie Wilson - chosen by Sophie (who just cries at the thought of 'The English Patient')

'Cherry Oh Baby' by Eric Donaldson & 'All I Want Is You' by Barry Louis Polisar - chosen by Zelda (her favourite love film is 'True Romance')

'Another Town' by Regina Spektor & 'Any Party' by Feist - chosen by Darja (choosing 'Romeo + Juliet' as her romantic story)

'Use Somebody' by Kings Of Leon & 'Delirious Love' by Neil Diamond - chosen by Rea  ('You've Got Mail' is her fave)

'Love Is In The Air' by John Paul Young & 'Vivo Per Lei" by Andrea Bocelli and Giorgia - chosen by Elisa (who thought long and hard and settled for 'Lady And The Tramp')

'From Here To The Moon And Back' by Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton - chosen by Johnny (who, overwhelmed by the choices, could not settle for one film)

'One Summer Night' by The Danleers & 'Happy Valentine's Day' by Outkast - chosen by Nicky (had a hard time picking, but decided on 'Dirty Dancing')

'We Found Love' by Rihanna and Calvin Harris & 'You & Me' by Penny & The Quarters - chosen by Rachel (her favourite romantic film is 'Romancing The Stone')

There you have it, folks. That's our idea of a nice, happy Valentine's mixtape. But, psst... If you are not feeling as jolly... We got you covered too. Just click here for your special mix. You can thank us later ;)

The LLJ Team x


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