A Very KXSU Valentine’s Day : The Soundtrack

Happy Valentine’s Day, readers. Today is all about ~LUV~ and all that gross stuff. If you’re not into it, it’s also National Ferris Wheel Day, and National Organ Donor Day. Knock yourself out.

Do you fancy yourself writing film scores? More specifically, have you ever wanted to write the soundtrack to your own love life? After your stupid f***boy ex dumped you, did you stop and think, “‘So Sick” by Ne-Yo would totally be playing in the background right now”? ‘Cause, well, this is the opportunity we proposed to to the KXSU Editorial Team. What are the tracks you’d put in your own Valentine’s Day RomCom?

This is what we came up with. Grab some popcorn, and sit back for “A Very KXSU Valentine’s Day.” ADDED BONUS: There’s some great Valentine’s Day – themed awards/ideas at the very end, so check out the creds.


A VERY KXSU VALENTINE’S DAY

ACT I : my beautiful dark twisted fantasy

Out with the gals/guys

Craig: “I’ll Be There For You”- The Rembrandts (*CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP*)
Jason: “Stayin’ Alive” – Bee Gees
Julia: “Flawless”- Beyoncé
Anna: “NEW DORP. NEW YORK. ft. Ezra Koenig” – SBTRKT
Melvin: “Fueiho Boogie” – Swim Deep
Bella: “Partition” – Beyoncé
Marcus: Big Rings” – Drake

Just met someone new!

Craig: “Fantasy” – Mariah Carey
Jason: “You Make My Dreams Come True” – Hall & Oates
Julia: “After You” – Meg Myers
Anna: “My Type” – Saint Motel
Melvin:  “R U Mine?”  – Arctic Monkeys / “Dream Lover” – The Vaccines
Bella: “Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen
Marcus: “Plastic Bag” – Drake

Walking along the beach

Craig: “On To Something Good” – Ashley Monroe
Jason: “La Vie en Rose” – Edith Piaf
Julia: “Slow Dance” – Tallest Man On Earth
Anna:
“Obvious Bicycle” – Vampire Weekend
Melvin:
“Levitation” – Beach House
Bella:
“Ride” –  Lana del Rey
Marcus:
“Tuscan Leather” – Drake

Candlelit Dinner

Craig: “Holding On To You” – Miranda Lambert
Jason: “Nocturne in E-Flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2” – Frederic Chopin
Julia: “To Be Alone With You” – Sufjan Stevens
Anna:
“Dark Doo Wop” – MS MR
Melvin:
“Here Comes the Night Time” – Arcade Fire
Bella:
“The Nearness of You” – Norah Jones
Marcus:
All of Drake’s Take Care

Doin’ The Dirty

Craig: “Blow” – Beyoncé
Jason: “Your Flesh Is So Nice” – Jeff Buckley
Julia: “Retrograde” – James Blake
Anna:
“A Little Death” – The Neighbourhood
Melvin:
“Bamboo” – Hinds
Bella:
“Talk That Talk ft. Jay Z” – Rihanna
Marcus:
“Best I Ever Had” – Drake

ACT II : 808s & Heartbreak

REALLY BAD SEX

Craig: “Not Fair” – Lily Allen
Jason: “Photograph” – Nickelback
Julia: “Song Against Sex” – Neutral Milk Hotel / “Fourth of July” – Sufjan Stevens because you’d just cry
Anna:
“Photograph” – Nickelback
Melvin:
“Bad Love” – Summer Camp
Bella:
“My Humps” – The Black Eyed Peas / “Bring Me To Life” – Evanescence / Amazing Grace
Marcus:
“Back to Back” – Drake

your two-timing ex

Craig: “Before He Cheats” – Carrie Underwood. THERE IS NO OTHER OPTION. FANGIRL CARD IN FULL EFFECT HERE, Y’ALL.
Jason: “F*ck You” – Cee Lo Green
Julia: “Irreplaceable” – Beyoncé
Anna:
“Heartless” – Kanye West
Melvin:
“You’re A Germ” – Wolf Alice
Bella:
“Say My Name” – Destiny’s Child
Marcus:
“Hotline Bling” – Drake

PUBLIC BREAKUP

Craig: “I Will Always Love You” – Dolly Parton
Jason: “You Oughta Know” – Alanis Morissette
Julia: “Hate Rain On Me” – Andrew Jackson Jihad
Anna:
“In The Hall of the Mountain King” – Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
Melvin:
“You’re A Germ” – Wolf Alice
Bella:
“Complicated” – Avril Lavigne
Marcus:
“Take Care” – Drake

immediately post-public breakup

Craig: “You Oughta Know” – Alanis Morissette
Jason: “Cowboys From Hell” – Pantera
Julia: “Hate Rain On Me” – Andrew Jackson Jihad
Anna:
“Dopeman” – Vince Staples
Melvin:
“Crying In Public” – Chairlift
Bella:
“Soap” – Melanie Martinez / “Our Window” – Noah and the Whale
Marcus:
“Marvins Room” – Drake

sitting in your room crying because you’re single

Craig: “Clown” – Emeli Sandé
Jason: “Half Right” – Elliott Smith
Julia: “Story Of My Life” – One Direction
Anna:
i don’t cry 
Melvin:
“I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” – Yo La Tengo
Bella:
“All By Myself” – Celine Dion
Marcus:
“Shot for Me” – Drake

ACT III : get well soon

the rebound

Craig: “Do It All” – Drake
Jason: “You Like Me Too Much” – The Beatles
Julia: “Post Break Up Sex” – The Vaccines
Anna:
“Truffle Butter” – Nicki Minaj
Melvin:
“Ever Had A Little Faith” – Belle and Sebastian
Bella:
“Maneater” – Nelly Furtado
Marcus:
“Jumpman” – Drake, Future

the booty call

Craig: “I’ll Make Love To You” – Boyz II Men (But I could never get down to this song without laughing because all I can think about whenever I hear this anymore is when Tituss Burgess sings this at the funeral in “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”)
Jason: “Girls” – Beastie Boys
Julia: “One Life Stand” – Hot Chip
Anna:
“Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High” – Arctic Monkeys
Melvin:
“Ladykiller” – Lush / “Call Girl” – FFS / “Do You Wanna Man” – The Vaccines
Bella:
“Oops! I Did It Again” – Britney Spears
Marcus:
“The Language” – Drake

Still not over you

Craig: “Back To Black” – Amy Winehouse (Pour one out every day, y’all. I will always love and miss this woman.)
Jason: “Not Crying” – Flight of the Conchord
Julia: “Without You” – Tobias Jesso Jr.
Anna:
“What Kind of Man” – Florence + The Machine
Melvin:
“Love Trap or First Love Never Die” – SOKO / “Can’t Stop Thinking About You” – Tobias Jesso Jr. / “Love Burns” – B.R.M.C.
Bella:
“We Belong Together” – Mariah Carey
Marcus:
“Make Me Proud” – Drake

he’s with her now

Craig: “Send My Love(To Your New Lover)” – Adele
Jason: “Hello” – Lionel Richie
Julia: “Marvins Room” – Drake
Anna:
“Back to Black” – Amy Winehouse
Melvin:
“Somebody’s In Love” – You La Tengo
Bella:
“Dancing On My Own” – Robyn
Marcus:
“Marvins Room” – Drake

movin’ on

Craig: “Too Little Too Late” – JoJo (Ugh where is her new album? *insert Titanic “it’s been 84 years” .gif*)
Jason: “Go Your Own Way” – Fleetwood Mac
Julia: “Forget You” – Cee Lo Green
Anna:
“i” – Kendrick Lamar
Melvin:
“Less Than” – Waxahatchee
Bella:
“Since U Been Gone” – Kelly Clarkson / “Blue Skies” – Noah and the Whale
Marcus:
“Marvins Room” – Drake

 

AWARDS

Best place to go on a date in Seattle

Craig: Discovery Park — Grab some food to-go from somewhere, toss me in an Uber, sit me on a log, and eat with me next to the water. I’ll likely kiss you.
Jason: Discovery Park
Julia: Start with a sandwich at Honey Hole and have a good uncomfortable chuckle at the name, then probably go to the waterfront because of the sweet views and at night the water looks v. romantic with the lights of the ferris wheel. Oh. and ice cream.
Anna:
You meeting me for the very first time in front of the Seattle Public Library, making out with me, and then leaving after giving me a check for 6 million dollars.
Melvin:
Alki Beach
Bella:
I’m not giving any of these away wtf who do you think I am, Julian Assange?
Marcus: 
McDonald’s

WORST PLACE TO GO ON A DATE IN SEATTLE

Craig: Pike Place Market or Space Needle. Or Rancho Bravo. If you think that little of me that you’d take me to Rancho Bravo, then you can A) pay and B) eat for both of us while I walk out.
Jason: Smelly Phil’s shed where he grows dope and “brings them honeys back.” He calls you every day to hang out, but you always make an excuse not to because you know he’ll just talk the whole day about the shady pyramid scheme he wants you to join so he can earn a used Nissan Sedan. Every once in a while, you go to his shed because in all honesty, you’re a little worried about Smelly Phil. He doesn’t seem to have any valid aspirations besides his dream of becoming the first to beat Roger Federer in tennis while singing the entirety of West Side Story, but we all know that’s not likely because Smelly Phil only has four fingers! So he sits in his shed all day with his terrible dope and his honeys, and waits for you and your partner to stop by on your date. You should really stop by though, you’re all Smelly Phil has.
Julia: C-Street ya cheap a**!
Anna:
Seattle-Tacoma Intl. Airport
Melvin:
Seattle University
Bella:
 Trinity Nightclub
Marcus: McDonald’s

best movie to watch on valentine’s day

Craig: Uh…Valentine’s Day? Are there any other ones? Unless you’re not specifically talking Valentines Day-themed movies and are just focused on lovey-dovey-type movies, in which case, Silver Linings Playbook. One of my top 3 favorite movies of all time, along with Finding Nemo and Silence of the Lambs. Enough.
Jason: Good Will Hunting
Julia: Valentine’s Day … duhhh
Anna:
Super Size Me (shout out to Tiff Wood)
Melvin:
Casablanca
Bella:
Blackfish
 or Marley & Me. F*** romance, animals are dyin’ out there, people.
Marcus: 
Say Anything

WORST MOVIE TO WATCH ON VALENTINE’S DAY

Craig: The Shining
Jason: Terminator 2
Julia: Bride Wars
Anna:
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Melvin:
Gone Girl
Bella:
A marathon of The Purge series / Every season finale of Grey’s Anatomy / Closer (2004) starring Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Julia Roberts, and Clive Owen. It will make you lose faith in love and make you have serious trust issues for the rest of your life
Marcus:
Comet

best “new” love song

Craig: “Heartbeat” Carrie Underwood ft. Sam Hunt. It’s cute and I love her. ❤ ENOUGHs.
Jason: “Perfect Situation” – Weezer
Julia: “That Dress Looks Nice On You” – Sufjan Stevens (I may be a little biased)
Anna“PILLOWTALK” – ZAYN / “Hotline Bling” – Drake

Melvin:
“Valentine” – DIIV
Bella:
“PILLOWTALK” – ZAYN
Marcus:
“Come Get Her” – Rae Sremmurd

BEST “old” LOVE SONG

Craig: “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” – The Four Tops
Jason: “Here, There, and Everywhere” – The Beatles
Julia: “Fly Me To The Moon” – Frank Sinatra
Anna: “I Walk The Line” – Johnny Cash

Melvin:
“Just Like Honey” – Jesus and Mary Chain
Bella:
“My Girl” – The Temptations
Marcus:
“Slow Jamz” – Twista, Kanye, Jamie Foxx


 

BELLA PHAM | Love is a Laserquest | KXSU Social Media Director

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s