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A tear-free Valentine's Day playlist

In honor of Valentine's Day, here's a list of jams guaranteed to make you smile 'n dance in your pants.  I promise that these tunes will not promote any crying spells and/or entice you to jump off of your roof and/or have a solo emotional-eating fest on your couch...

But first...need a good laugh?  Check out this trippy/creepy music video:  "Frontier Psychiatrist," The Avalanches

In no particular order, of course:

1) Foster the People:  "Helena Beat"

I love this group - you all know "Pumped Up Kicks."  Well, this song is as good or better - amazing acoustics, beat, and very "West Coast." 

2) Kanye West & Pusha T:  "Runaway"

This is my favorite Kanye song - great beat - amazing to listen to as you walk thru the city/commute/workout -  lyrics are pretty powerful.

3) Fun.: "We Are Young"

Heard this for the first time during Superbowl 2012 - singer's voice reminds me of Don McLean's ("Bye Bye Miss American Pie").  Fell in love w/ the refrain - makes me want to slow down and enjoy my young life.

4) Usher (feat. Jay-Z):  "Hot Tottie"

Incredibly sexy.  How can you not love this collaboration?  Trust me on this one.

5) Otis Redding:  "Try a Little Tenderness"

Sweet.  Old fashioned.  Otis' legendary voice will bring a smile to your face.

6) The Temper Trap:  "Sweet Disposition"

Great beat.  Perfect song for a long drive. 

7) Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix:  "Lisztomania"

Love the beat, tune, and the dude's voice - completely addicting.

8) Pitbull (feat. Chris Brown):  "International Love"

How can you not love Pitbull?  I go nuts during when he sings in Spanish.  Plus Chris Brown?  Dynamite.

9) Avicii:  "Fade Into Darkness"

This song makes me want to jump up and do a dramatically choreographed solo dance number in da' club.  Love.

10) David Guetta & Sia:  "Titanium"

Sia's voice is incredibly sweet and sexy and David Guetta is beyond talented.  I love these lyrics and wish I could adopt them - motivating and perfect for an intense workout.  Reminds me of my boy, Fabien, in France.  <3

11) Chris Brown (feat. Benny Benassi):  "Beautiful People"

Very sexy, summer-y, and oh-so Miami. 

12) J Cole:  "Work Out"

Lyrics are a bit traif, but I love the beat and think that J Cole is a total babe.

13) Whitney Houston:  "I Wanna Dance With Somebody"

OK, so if one song will bring tears to your eyes, it'll be this one.  RIP Whitney.

14) Madonna:  "Nothing Fails (Nevins Mix)"

$10 says that you've never heard this song...and another $10 says that you'll love it.

15) Wyclef Jean:  "Fast Car"

Love everything about this under-the-radar Wyclef jam.  You will, too. 

16) Rick Ross (feat. T-Pain):  "The Boss"

An oldie, but a goodie.  This song makes me feel powerful and not to be messed with.  Love me some Rick Ross.

17) Pauline:  "Never Said I Was An Angel"

Cute, peppy, addicting, and Pauline has a fantastic/unique voice.  You'll be singing this non-stop. 

18) Gypsy Kings:  "Djobi Djoba"

Sexy - Spanish - and extremely transporting.  Close your eyes and enjoy...

19) **Wild Card** Robyn:  "Be Mine! (acoustic version)"

Whew!  This is tear-jerker and definitely speaks to all of us who've had our hearts broken.  Can you handle it?  It was too good not to include, sorry y'all.


Until we eat again,

The Lunch Belle


P.S.  Do you have any songs that you think should be added to the list?  I'd love to hear some of your favorites!  Happy Valentine's Day to you all...

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