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This Valentine treat your ears and listen to these suggested love songs

For this Valentine’s day, whether single, dating, complicated or somewhere in between, listening to love songs is a must. The Western Howl Staff have compiled a list of their favorite love songs, ranging from hilarious to tragic — feel free to listen.


Caity Healy | Managing Editor

“Say Yes” by Elliot Smith — The first line of this song eloquently sums up the feeling of being in love with a single sentence; “I’m in love with the world through the eyes of a girl.” It’s a hauntingly beautiful song about passion, about heartbreak and about the reality of love and all of the turmoil and joy it puts one through. 


Rylie Horrall | Lifestyle Editor

“Truly Madly Deeply” by Savage Garden — It’s a very mellow and relaxing song, and the lyrics are filled with devotion and love to whoever they’re singing about. Everytime I listen to it, I just get into a better mood because I’m caught up with picturing the love story that’s playing out.


Sean Martinez | Copy Editor

“There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” by Shawn Mendes — There’s nothing more exciting and mysterious than the feeling of love. The song is about two people who aren’t sure how the other feels, but they can’t help but buckle in for the crazy ride. Energetic and uplifting, you can’t help but jump and dance to this song. 


Kyle Morden | Designer

“Don’t Hurt Yourself” by Beyoncé (feat. Jack White) — My ex was unfaithful. If you relate, this is the song for you.


Rachel Hetzel | Designer

“Social Climb” by I Don’t Know How But They Found Me — I don’t know how, but I found this band, and now I’m in love with all of their songs. A lot of them are more of a cynical take on love, and life in general, but this one specifically gives me deception and heartbreak vibes.


Cora McClain | Editor-in-Chief

“Saw You In A Dream” by The Japanese House — Whimsical and dreamy, this song describes how time with a lover can be as fleeting as a dream. It transports you to that hazy state in-between sleep and reality, where all you want is to fall right back asleep and into that sweet dream again.


Never Retallack | Entertainment Editor

“By Your Side” by Sade — This song with crooning vocals about being loyal and supporting a romantic partner instantly melts the listener’s heart. A perfect song to play for that special someone to show them how much love there is for them.


Sage Kiernan-Sherrow | News Editor

“Time in a Bottle” by Jim Croce — This is the sweetest song in existence and if you think I’m wrong you can fight me on that. It’s simple, reminiscent of songs like “You are my Sunshine,” but it’s lightness is masked by a sorrow and longing that implies the person they’re singing about is no longer there or that time is running out. Plus, they featured it as part of a skit on the original Muppet Show, so you know it’s good. 


Hannah Greene | Sports Editor

“Honeysuckle Rose” by Louis Armstrong and His All Stars — The tone and melody of this song is love. It’s short and oh so sweet, a song I could dance to with you (yes, you Max) forever. An excellent song to pair with any day to celebrate love — the love you have for someone or yourself.


Kay Bruley | Photo Editor

“Never Been in Love” by Will Jay — Great for those who have yet to find love/aren’t interested. This song celebrates being single and “alone with no loneliness.” Lines throughout remind you that love is not a race: “I’m not missing someone that I’ve never met.” You live your single life, and ENJOY it. 


Ashlynn Norton | Digital Media Manager 

“Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga — This song needs no explanation. It. Slaps.


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Photo by Kay Bruley