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Be Mine, Valentine: A music special featuring NHPR's favorite love songs

Sara Plourde

Get lovey-dovey with NHPR for our Be Mine, Valentine Music Special — two hours of favorite love songs picked by NHPR staff.

From The Cure, to Blaze Foley, to Aretha Franklin — host Emily Quirk plays classic ballads we all know and love — as well as some lesser-known gems.


The Ronettes - "Be My Baby"
The Partridge Family - "I Think I Love You" - requested by Karen Trop
Blaze Foley - "Moonlight" - requested by Sarah Gibson
Taj Mahal - "Corina" - requested by Emily Quirk
The Cure - "Lovesong" - requested by Gaby Lozada
Biz Markie - "Just A Friend" - requested by Todd Bookman
Paul McCartney & Wings - "Maybe I’m Amazed" - requested by Jason Moon
The Divine Comedy - "Songs of Love" - requested by Sara Plourde
The Band - "Makes No Difference" - requested by Emily Quirk
Aretha Franklin - "You Send Me" - requested by Lauren Chooljian
Sam Cooke - "That’s Where It’s At"
Monsieur Perine & Pedro Capo - "Mundo Paralelo" - requested by Julia Furukawa
Heatwave - "Always and Forever" - requested by Kara Nolting
Wednesday - "How Can You Live If You Can’t Love" - requested by Zoey Knox
Meatloaf - "Paradise By the Dashboard Light"
John Prine and Iris Dement - "In Spite of Ourselves" - requested by Jackie Harris
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - "Second That Emotion" - requested by Mara Hoplamazian
Peter Cetera - "The Glory of Love" - requested by Joe Boehnlein
The Beatles - "Something" - requested by Maria Aguirre
Ben Harper - "Sexual Healing"
Pharrell - "Happy" - requested by Aytaj Ismayilova
Barry White - "You’re My First, My Last, My Everything" - requested by Jack Rodolico
Reckless Kelly - "Vancouver" - requested by Dave Anderson
The Supremes - "I Hear a Symphony"
My Morning Jacket - "Never Could Get Enough" - requested by Rick Ganley

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