How better to celebrate this fine day than with a selection of songs to make the heart sing in commemoration of the death of the Roman martyr Saint Valentine. Or, if you side more with the consumerisation of this most obscure of marked days, here are some songs to soundtrack your romantic relationship status, whatever that might be.
For those fools ready to fall in love. And those with boyfriends named Lloyd. Camera Obscura – Lloyd, I’m Ready To Be Heartbroken.
For those utterly in love with their beloved, who loves them back lovingly. Ben Folds – The Luckiest.
For those utterly in love with someone who doesn’t love them back, not even a bit. Not at all. The Musgraves – Loving You Hurts.
This man wearing a woolly hat and singing in a relentless falsetto will sooth your hurting heart. Bon Iver – I Can’t Make You Love Me.
For those sick of the sting of unrequited love. Also those nursing scorned hearts. Marcus Mumford knows your pain. Mumford & Sons – White Blank Page.
But don’t worry, it’s only love, right? Ben Howard – Only Love.
The most beautiful version of the most beautiful song about love ever written in the history of the world. And definitely the best video in this list. James Blake – A Case of You.
Finally, we’re reminded of actually the greatest love ever known to man. The only love that fixes hearts, rather than breaks them. John 15:13, as sung by John Mark McMillan – How He Loves. Enjoy the Portuguese subtitles.