In observance of Valentine’s Day, here are half-a-dozen songs about love, heartbreak and romantic skepticism from the Busk Break archive. Homepage Valentine image by Julie Wade.
Let’s start with that most important of romantic moments: “First Kiss” performed by Brian McGee and Krum.
For those of you who are on the Anti-Valentine’s Day side of the debate, here’s Sara Lengel covering a song about all the things you’d rather be than have your heart broken again.
Way back in 2010, Whitney Miller performed this love song about rewriting a love song.
Dillon Broxson performs a tune with a sentiment that can almost fit on one of those chalky candy hearts.
Did your love go very wrong? Here’s a video of Jessica Dennison—one of the most popular of the series—performing a song about love beyond the “Grave.”
Here’s a final thought from Mad Mike, which seems for everyone who feels like the Valentine’s Day ritual is getting a little predictable.
And, as an added bonus, here’s video from the Anti-Valentine’s Day flash mob last year.