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25 indie and alternative songs for Valentine's Day

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When thinking of music to accompany a Valentine’s Day dinner, most people gravitate towards love ballads sung by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughan and other classic jazz singers. However, while the genres of indie and alternative music are known for their Anti-Valentine’s Day songs, they also have their fair share of love songs for Valentine’s Day. Here are 25 indie and alternative songs for Valentine’s Day beginning with a Elvis Costello and Graham Parker covering a pair of classics that will forever be associated with this holiday.

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25 indie and alternative songs for Valentine’s Day

  1. Elvis Costello - My Funny Valentine
  2. Graham Parker - Cupid
  3. Blondie - In The Flesh
  4. Air/Hope Sandoval - Cherry Blossom Girl
  5. Nick Cave - Straight To You
  6. Lou Reed - Perfect Day
  7. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Just Like Honey
  8. Kate Bush - Babooshka
  9. The Lemonheads - Into Your Arms
  10. Iron & Wine - Love And Some Verses
  11. Big Star - Thirteen
  12. Ben Kweller - Thirteen
  13. Yo La Tengo & Daniel Johnston - Speeding Motocycle
  14. David Bowie - Heroes
  15. The Replacements - Valentine
  16. Tori Amos - A Case Of You
  17. The Jam - English Rose
  18. Sarah McLachlan - Ice Cream
  19. The White Stripes - We’re Going To Be Friends
  20. The Stone Roses - Ten Storey Love Song
  21. Lou Reed - Satellite Of Love
  22. Big Star - I’m In Love With A Girl
  23. Bright Eyes - First Day Of My Life
  24. Nick Cave - Love Letter
  25. Old 97s - Question