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Sophisticated Songs For A Romantic Evening

Selecting music for a romantic evening can be a dangerous road to travel. Depending on how serious you are with your potential mate, the wrong musical selections can easily reveal you as a complete cheeseball. Of course, you'll need to hone your romantic list to fit the taste of your date. However, some hard and fast rules apply across the board. For example, you would never want to include songs like "I Wanna Sex You Up" by Color Me Badd or anything by G.G. Allin or Blowfly. Just trust me on that.

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This playlist includes highly-filtered tracks, all hand-picked for a wonderfully romantic evening. If you're looking for that perfect soundtrack to a big date, this could be the playlist for you.

I have taken great care to select only highly-sophisticated numbers that can put even the most unassuming milquetoast in a romantic mood. It's an eclectic list that will show your diversity and taste. It's heavy on standards, bossa nova, and jazz, but with just the right blend of classic soul, R&B, and pop to keep it interesting.

At just over three hours, it'll give you enough time to get some wine and courage into your gut so you can make your move. Good luck, and remember, respect and a sincere interest will take you far in the romance department.


The Playlist

1. No Ordinary Love - Sade 

2. Mas Que Nada - Sergio Mendes

3. What A Difference A Day Makes - Diana Ross

4. Let's Stay Together (Long Version) - Al Green

5. More Than This - Roxy Music

6. Please Break My Heart - Caitlin Cary

7. Dance Me To The End Of Love - Madeleine Peyroux

8. Desafinado - Antonio Carlos Jobim

9. Lover, Come Back To Me - Billie Holiday

10. Summertime - Miles Davis

11. Agua De Beber - Astrud Gilberto

12. Since I Fell For You - Nina Simone

13. I Say A Little Prayer - Burt Bacharach

14. Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin

15. The Look Of Love - Diana Krall

16. La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf

17. The Best Is Yet To Come - Frank Sinatra

18. I'll Be Your Lover, Too - Van Morrison

19. I've Got You Under My Skin - Mel Tormé

20. Which Will - Nick Drake

21. 'S Wonderful - Joao Gilberto

22. Cheek To Cheek - Fred Astaire

23. Inamorata (Sweetheart) - Dean Martin

24. Something Beautiful - Clem Snide

25. In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel

26. Easy To Love - Cole Porter

27. Ne Me Quitte Pas - Jacques Brel

28. I'm In Love With A Girl - Big Star

29. If I Had You - Etta Jones

30. Fairest Of Them All - Slaid Cleaves

31. When U Love Somebody - Fruit Bats

32. By The Time I Get To Pheonix - Jose Feliciano

33. We've Only Just Begun - The Carpenters

34. Blue Skies - Laura Preble

35. These Arms Of Mine (Single/ LP Version) - Otis Redding

36. Meditacao - Cal Tjader

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