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Sophisticated Songs For A Romantic Evening

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Selecting music for a romantic evening can be a dangerous road to travel. Depending on how serious you are with your potential mate, the wrong musical selections can easily reveal you as a complete cheeseball. Of course, you'll need to hone your romantic list to fit the taste of your date. However, some hard and fast rules apply across the board. For example, you would never want to include songs like "I Wanna Sex You Up" by Color Me Badd or anything by G.G. Allin or Blowfly. Just trust me on that.

lovers.jpgThis playlist includes a little over three hours of highly-filtered tracks, all hand-picked for a wonderfully romantic evening. If you're looking for that perfect soundtrack to a big date, this could be the playlist for you. I have taken great care to select only highly-sophisticated numbers that can put even the most unassuming milquetoast in a romantic mood. It's an eclectic list that will show your diversity and taste. It’s heavy on standards, bossa nova, and jazz, but with just the right blend of classic soul, R&B, and pop to keep it interesting. At just over three hours, it'll give you enough time to get some wine and courage into your gut so you can make your move. Good luck, and remember, respect and a sincere interest will take you far in the romance department.More...

The Playlist: 

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"No Ordinary Love" – Sade 
"L.O.V.E." – Nat King Cole  
"Mas Que Nada" – Sergio Mendes    
"What A Difference A Day Makes" – Diana Ross    
"Let's Stay Together" – Al Green 
"More Than This" – Roxy Music  
"Please Break My Heart" – Caitlin Cary    
"Dance Me To The End Of Love" – Madeleine Peyroux 
"Desafinado" – Antonio Carlos Jobim 
"Lover, Come Back To Me" – Billie Holiday
"Summertime" – Miles Davis   
"Agua De Beber" – Astrud Gilberto 
"Since I Fell For You" – Nina Simone 
"I Say A Little Prayer" – Burt Bacharach 
"Beyond The Sea" – Bobby Darin 
"The Look Of Love" – Diana Krall 
"La Vie En Rose" – Edith Piaf 
"The Best  Is Yet To Come" – Frank Sinatra 
"I'll Be Your Lover, Too" – Van Morrison 
"I've Got You Under My Skin" – Mel Tormé 
"Which Will" – Nick Drake 
"'S Wonderful" – Joao Gilberto 
"Cheek To Cheek" – Fred Astaire   
"Inamorata (Sweetheart)" – Dean Martin 
"Something Beautiful" – Clem Snide    
"In Your Eyes" – Peter Gabriel    
"Easy To Love" – Cole Porter 
"Ne Me Quitte Pas" – Jacques Brel 
"I'm In Love With A Girl" – Big Star 
"If I Had You" – Etta Jones 
"Fairest Of Them All" – Slaid Cleaves    
"When U Love Somebody" – Fruit Bats     
"By The Time I Get To Pheonix" – Jose Feliciano 
"We've Only Just Begun" –The Carpenters   
"Blue Skies" – Laura Preble 
"So Nice (Summer Samba)" – Bebel Gilberto 
"These Arms Of Mine" – Otis Redding 
"Meditacao" – Cal Tjader 
"Love Songs On The Radio" – Mojave 3 
"If I Ever Lose My Faith In You" – Sting 
"My Favorite Memory" – Thad Cockrell 
"Holding Back The Years" – Simply Red     
"The Way You Look Tonight" – Tony Bennett 
"Just Out Of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms)" – Solomon Burke 
"Come On-A My House" – Rosemary Clooney 
"My Sugar Is So Refined" – Johnny Mercer 
"Talking About My Baby" – Curtis Mayfield 
"True" – Spandau Ballet 
"Almost Like Being In Love" – Vic Damone 
"Nothing Compares" – Sinead O'Connor  

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  • Java Joe

    Words are distracting… try a Jackie Gleason release. There was a good one talked about a few weeks ago. It was “The Romantic Moods of Jackie Gleason” 2 cd compilation [remastered in 1996].

    Really smooth… really.

  • john mccain

    I can’t believe I lost. waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahah

  • Tyeanna Johnson

    thanks so much!