February Feels | LC Staff Picks

By Taylor Roberts

February Feels | LC Staff Picks

With Valentine’s Day smack dab in the middle of February, it should come as no surprise that this month we asked The Lincoln Center staff, “What’s your favorite love-themed song?”

Read about what songs were chosen then check out our Spotify playlist to listen on repeat!

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“Rings” by Leo Kottke

“No need to think, I love ‘Rings’ by Leo Kottke! My husband and I are Leo Kottke fans! When we first started dating 36 years ago (!) he introduced me to Leo Kottke. We have seen him live many times, at The Lincoln Center, at the Rialto in Loveland, the Mishawaka, and other places. It’s a sentimental song without being gushy, much like our relationship! We’ve been married for 31 years in June, and it still makes us smile and remember all our time together.” —Robin | Scheduling Coordinator

“Downtown” (Remix) by Majical Cloudz featuring Alex Cruz and Brascon

“This song is so catchy and fun, and it makes me happy. Love has so many different manifestations, and at this time in my life I seek out love that is energetic, adventurous, and limitless…this song captures that feeling perfectly!” —Rachael | Conference Services Coordinator

“Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Haley Reinhart

“This song gives me all the feels! It’s the song I chose to walk down the aisle to. Elvis is great but Haley Reinhart’s voice is so beautiful and captivating, it overwhelms me with emotion. My husband and I also have a sweet/funny connection to this song because we first heard Haley’s version the year it was released (2016—the year we got married) in an Extra Gum commercial. We met working in advertising so it became the perfect fit for us.” —Taylor | PR/Marketing Specialist

“You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne

“Perhaps it’s that I’m ‘afraid of commitment,’ but asking me to pick my favorite love song is equivalent to asking a parent to pick their favorite child. It’s impossible! In a world with auditory canals full of amazing love songs, I’m just going to call this, ‘one amazing love song that I wouldn’t mind if my iPod got stuck on repeat’ instead.

Dear ‘You Are the Best Thing’, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways, 1. your soulful groove, 2. your rich raspy vocals, 3. your pure raw emotion, 4. your simple singable hook, 5. your gospel-style background vocals, 6. your neo-soul horns, 7. the way you softly croon ‘Baby’, 8. the way you literally move me, 9. the smile you bring to my face, 10. the way you make me want to stand up and shout, ‘You are the best thing that ever happened to me!'” —Victoria | Ticketing & Brand Dev. Manager

“My Cherie Amour” by Stevie Wonder

“I always thought this was a beautiful song and I like how Stevie Wonder’s song don’t all sound the same.” —Liz | Cultural Services Admin

“Love You for a Long Time” by Maggie Rogers

“I chose this song because I listen to it with my boyfriend a lot. It reminds me of him, and it is such a feel-good song! Super catchy too, which is always a plus!” —Cierra | Box Office Associate

“I Wanna Walk You Home” by Fats Domino

“The song reminds me of the warm and fuzzy feelings that come with courtship, and whether your happily married or simply nearing the end of a short-lived fling, those early memories have a nostalgia that can’t be replicated.” —Matt | Production Coordinator

“Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush

“This song is about how people in relationships hurt one another, but still try to keep ‘running up that hill’. Ultimately, it’s about trying to find an understanding between two people, which I think is a beautiful statement about love.” —Alison | Publicity Marketing Coordinator

“Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dylan

“Love Boat Theme” by Jack Jones

“Well, my wife and I’s first dance at our wedding was to Bob Dylan’s ‘To Make You Feel My Love’ from the LP Time Out of Mind.  I would be remiss however if I did not also recommend the theme song from the classic 1977-1986 Romantic Dramedy The Love Boat.” —Jack | Director

“I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston

“You can’t go wrong with a classic Whitney tune! I love a good power ballad and this one really hits the spot.” —Megan| Box Office Coordinator

“Keep on Lying” by Jessie Ware

“I love this love song because it really makes people reevaluate what love is. It also helps me understand that everyone loves in different ways. The main phrase in the song is, ‘If this isn’t love, then I don’t want to know.’ That’s huge to me! Love is an organic, ever-growing, constantly changing, beautiful thing and you can’t ever put it in a box or define it.” —Todd | Visual Arts Assistant

“Mr. Sandman” by The Chordettes

“I sing it to my dog Sam, affectionately Mr. Sam-man.” —Deedee| Facility Services Coordinator

“Magic Man” by Heart

“My song for my husband, Carl.” —Deedee| Facility Services Coordinator

“Silhouette” by Kenny G

“Our Wedding song. We will be married for 28 years in September.” —Deedee| Facility Services Coordinator

“Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats

“Heard it recently, and it hit me as a fun song, dancing with social distancing and no contact.” —Deedee| Facility Services Coordinator

“A Song for You” by Leon Russel

“To Deedee: A song for you.” —Carl | Technical Aid and Stagehand

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