The mixtape: that fond relic of bygone times, when you Sharpied hearts and Blink-182 lyrics onto a blank CD and carefully pencilled track lists onto glossy Memorex paper, or maybe even stole tracks from the radio with an 8-track and home recorder.
A mixtape is better than a bouquet or a teddy bear because of the labor of love inherent in its creation. It's the ultimate symbol of love for the hip, young and broke.
And so, readers, from us to you, here’s a collection of our favorite love songs to celebrate this Valentine’s Day.
"FEELS" - Snoh Aalegra
"Mine" - The 1975
"All That" - Carly Rae Jepsen
"Rather Die Young" - Beyoncé
"Primetime" - Janelle Monáe (feat. Miguel)
"I Remember" - Betty Who
"drive all night" - joan
"Two Hearts" - Victors
"Another Day" - Carousel
"Closer" - Tegan and Sara
"Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)" - Father John Misty
"Darling Be Home Soon" - The Lovin’ Spoonful
"What You Think of Me" - Mabel Ye
"If We Were Vampires" - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
"Acolyte" - Slaughter Beach, Dog
"You and Me Song" - The Wannadies