Valentine’s Day in Music

Valentine's Day

Love is all you need?

No, music is all you need!

“Love is All You Need”, a kind of known band once sang. But is it really? Well, according to many songwriters and musicians the answer to that is yes. All through musical history love has been an endless source of inspiration when creating songs. A study done in the US actually showed that love was the most used theme in pop music lyrics between 1960 and 2010. As for MTG Music, our artists through the years have also chosen to write songs in homage to the many and complex feelings of the cardiac. Since today is Valentine’s Day, we have chosen to pick out some of our favorites. Whether you are going out with your special someone, drinking with your friends or sitting at home burning old pictures of your ex – we have the song for you!

If you are single, like so many of us are, it is easy to day dream about the perfect partner. Strange Animal released their debut single “Déjà Vu” in February last year. However, the theme of the song is just as relevant one year later. Bonus; this tune is great for dancing alone (or with someone;) in your underwear, which is actually an awesome way to spend the night if you find yourself going stag on V-Day.

Others might find that love can be just for one night, and if you are familiar with the phrase “fuckboy”, you’ve probably been on either side of this relation. JESPER’s track tells the story of a relationship gone bad due to different expectations. Luckily this song is a real pick-me-up for anyone that finds themselves in a similar situation.

If you are lucky, you’ve found that special someone that gets your insides to flutter. When your heart feels like it’s about to explode with butterflies, it is easy to want to live out your wildest rom-com fantasies. The idea of running away together and live happily ever after might get tempting. Well, if you choose to do the ol’ movie classic, be sure to make Henry Land’s banger “Runaway” a part of your soundtrack.

In some cases, love fades and before you know it your once safe harbor has now turned into shaky grounds. Sweet and sour is best served with chicken and NOT with your relationship, but it happens. If that’s the case, ODA has the song for you. “Forever or Never” will both give you comfort and maybe give you the guts to take action.

Maybe love hasn’t faded, but there is still something that’s not quite right. The person you once thought was a true match, could turn out to be someone completely different after a while. The title of Christine Balk’s single speaks for itself. “No Good for Me” was actually written by Christine when her friend went through a bad relationship. So just remember to not settle for anything less than what you deserve.

At one point or another things have to end. Unfortunately, that means either breaking up with someone or being broken up with. No matter which side you are on, it kind of sucks. One tip; don’t try to break up like Erik and Kriss. Bonus tip: think “It’s not me, it’s you”, and listen to this catchy track from the MTG catalogue.