We already know that NWPR staff have great taste in music. You only have to listen to our Classical Service to know that. And so with Valentine's Day on Saturday, we once again asked our staff for recommendations. Here's what we got:
Brett Charvat's first recommendation was Love Stinks by the J. Giles Band. It was also the first suggestion we got from Gillian Coldsnow. Brett also recommended Pieces of April by Three Dog Night and Neil Diamond's Forever in Blue Jeans.
Thom Kokenge recommended Sam Smith's Stay With Me, and the Grammys agreed - Smith took home four awards. So you know it'll be a great song to share with someone on Valentine's Day.
Selena Alvarado, one of our assistant producers, took a look back at the classics and recommended At Last by Etta James.
Sue Sheppard also suggested some staples, like Tina Turner's What's Love Got To Do With It, I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder, Love Will Keep Us Together by Captain and Tenille and of course something by the Beatles: She Loves You.
Sandi Billings recommended Popsicle Toes by Michael Frank, but also said she "prefers break-up songs," so we'll add her in as another vote for Love Stinks.
Announcer Katharine Krahn suggested Marilyn Monroe's I Wanna Be Loved By You, from the classic film Some Like It Hot. Of course, it is Valentine's Day, so you can always just try singing Happy Birthday, Mr. President.
Jessie Jacobs went modern with Justin Timberlake and Michael Jackson's Love Never Felt So Good along with another Jackson track, Rock With You. She also recommend Cee Lo Green's Fool For You and Al Green's Love and Happiness.