Songs for Snuggling
● By Brandi Barnett
In the Mood for LoveFebruary 2007
By Melissa Gulden
I’m pretty sure February is officially couples month. All around us are hearts and flowers and Valentine’s Day references. So, in honor of the “Month of Love,” I put together some music to make you snuggle closer, blush more often, and hug a little bit tighter. Plug in that iPod, crank up the stereo—these tunes are sure to get you in the mood.
Sade, “Lovers Rock”
“By Your Side” is pretty much one of the sexiest songs around.With her melted chocolate vocals and smoothas- silk style, Sade takes over and leaves you to more important matters.
Norah Jones, “Come Away withMe”
I prefer her debut album, although anything fromMs. Jones is sure to inspire and delight. Her rendition of “The Nearness of You” is touching and heartfelt.
BarryWhite, “All-Time Greatest Hits”
His velvet vocals have defined the soundtrack for lovers everywhere.White is sure to put you in the mood. He sets the bar for romance.
Lyle Lovett and his Large Band
Listen once to Lovett’s distinctive voice and you’ll be smitten. “Nobody Knows Me” is a tearjerker.
Andrea Bocelli, “Sogno”
As if his voice isn’t beautiful enough, he sings in the romance language of Italian. Rich and emotional, Bocelli is mesmerizing. His duet with Celine Dion, “The Prayer,” will give you and your significant other something to sing about.
Lionel Richie, “The Best of Lionel Richie”
Can you even listen to the song “Hello” without your eyes welling with tears? Richie is soulful—sexy, too.
Barry Manilow, “The Ultimate Manilow”
He needs no introduction. He is the king of romance, and rightfully so. Manilow’s career spans four decades, all of which have tugged on the heartstrings of couples everywhere.
So, sing Hallejelulah, come on, get sappy! And let the sparks fly where they may.