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vintage romance

Of all the months of the year, February is definitely my favorite. It may or may not be because it’s my birthday month (hint: it is), but it’s also a month for romance. I’m a complete sucker for classic love stories; the swelling song at the end of the movie, the violescent hearts on a homemade valentine, even Claire kissing Bender in a utility closet. So, here, in honor of this month of love, are my favorite vintage romantic songs, from first seductions to lasting love – some evoke emotions of lust and longing, while others bring up the feelings of first love (even if it was just for your guitar):

  1. “Someone Like You” by Van Morrison (Vintage Double Pearl Necklace)
  2. “Till The Next Goodbye” by The Rolling Stones (1960’s Black Velvet Dress)
  3. “Darling Nikki” by Prince (1950’s Demi Lace Bra)
  4. “Long Ago (And Far Away)” by Jo Stafford (Long Brown Leather Gloves)
  5. “Blue in Green” by Miles Davis (1950’s New Look Fox Fur + Wool Suit)
  6. “Faithfully” by Journey (1980’s Cartier Envelope Clutch)
  7. “Summer of ’42” by Peter Nero (1970’s Indian Feather Silk Ensemble)
  8. “Juke Box Hero” by Foreigner (Vintage Printed Handkerchief Dress)
  9. “Try A Little Tenderness” by Aretha Franklin (1970’s Boyfriend Cardigan)
  10. “‘Til You Love Somebody” by Michael Henderson (1970’s Missoni Necklace)