About this Playlist
The musicto community speaks tenderly
We think love is for everyone and everything! For this month’s playlist we’re focusing on all kinds of love that aren’t just romantic. We’re celebrating the platonic love between friends, family, our beloved pets, and more! There’s enough love to go around.
11 Songs for non-lovers:
Gretzky Rocks – The Pursuit of Happiness
Admittedly, I’m not a hockey fan, but Moe Berg of TPOH (huge hockey fan) has the uncanny ability to crystalize the whole story of The Great One in under 120 seconds. Not many stories can be told in that time, but Moe pulls a rabbit out of a hat (trick).
Hug Trees – Tom Freund
Con Lubricità – Marlene Kuntz
A pick from one of my oldest favourite Italian bands. The song actually speaks about a one night stand: the planning of it with all the anticipations, the moment, and the aftermath with its repercussions. The language used is rich and fast, like brush strokes or reading words from a poem. The first part is about deciding where and when to meet, with the growing tension of getting there. And what a better place than “Motel Voluptas”. I love how the actual encounter is described with a game of lights, black and whites, the speed of saying goodbye. And then the aftermath: everything will be fine, but with the underlying feeling that the story is unresolved. And indeed “Lady Astuta” comes back. It’s not love but will it ever be?
i love my dog – phem
First I was like “oh god do I even know a platonic love song?” But after reading the caption again, this song was my instant pick! I own a cat, but I think this song is for all the pets out there! “You never judge me. You never think I’m ugly. You really love me” 🥰
One Day at a Time – Renegade, GIRL LIKE RENZY
Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) – John Lennon
I came into this playlist thinking “oh, this’ll be easy” there’s gotta be a million songs I know about non-romantic love and yet – as I started to look – well – it seems that songwriters can’t help throw in a hidden reference to someone they’ve got the hots for (I had Eel’s Beautiful Freak all lined up when I found out he did in fact write it about (his now ex) girlfriend!)
So I was scanning my lists and this amazing track leaped out and smacked me right between the ears – perfect! I have a weird relationship with John Lennon – I adore his music but suspect I fell prey to the McCartney PR machine. Over time I have grown to appreciate him more and more, but he did have a mean streak – How Do You Sleep – that – well – shit – guess he was as flawed as the rest of us ;-p
The reason Beautiful Boy is deep in my psyche is thanks to Mr. Holland’s Opus – the 1995 movie with Richard Dreyfus playing a frustrated musician who becomes a teacher and who… – well – if you believe in the power of music – I highly recommend it. Cue wonderfully schlocky 90’s trailer…
Love’s In Need Of Love Today – Stevie Wonder
Guys – The 1975
“There’s not many love songs about some of the most beautiful, powerful relationships in your life. Especially straight guys or whatever in rock music, they tend not to write about how much they love their mates” – Matty Healy
There aren’t many songs that are about such a close friendship and well that’s exactly what this is. It’s such a sweet sentiment. When I hear it I can’t help but also think about my close group of friends that I’m grateful for. This ones for you!
I’m In Love With My Car – Queen
Himalayan – Emancipator
A song about brothers working hard to create the life they deserve.
Greatest Love of All – Whitney Houston
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