Yesterday was The Boy and my first anniversary! Yay us! We celebrated by recreating our first date, and it was a wonderful evening.
And it got me thinking about how amazing he is, which got me thinking about my Valentine’s Day post “Because Boys Deserve Love Songs, Too,” which continues to be one of my most popular posts to date! So I thought that, in honor of my amazing partner in crime, I would do a sequel to that post appropriately titled: Because Boys Deserve Love Songs, Two.
The first song, however, is just a duet that reminds me of my relationship with The Boy. 🙂
The Moldy Peaches – ANYONE ELSE BUT YOU
“We both have shiny, happy fits of rage. You want more fans, I want more stage. I don’t see what anyone can see in anyone else but you.” Yup. Pretty much. 🙂
And now for the guy-focused love songs you’re here for! And remember that my criteria for this is to pick songs that praise men for being awesome partners without talking about what they’re not or what they don’t have. And, as always, if you have suggestions for songs that fit the bill, leave them in the comments below! Here we go…
Because our male love interests sometimes need to be reassured that they’re pretty. 🙂
Liz Phair – ROCK ME
Speaking as a woman dating a younger man…young guys DO rule! 🙂 Thank you, Liz Phair, for capturing this truth.
Paula Cole – FEELIN’ LOVE
Because that special guy should know just how much he’s turning you on. Um…this song is hot. 🙂
Toni Braxton – YOU’RE MAKING ME HIGH
Another 1990’s track about a special guy turning the narrator on. Hell yeah! Women have sex drives! And good men pay attention to those. 🙂
Fiona Apple – ANYTHING WE WANT
I love, love, love the way that this song captures that moment when you know you want someone to kiss/touch you. 🙂
Men are more than sex objects, you guys! 🙂 They’re actually people. With feelings. In all seriousness, men that know how to give you their time, who share their vulnerability with you, who know you better than you know yourself, who keep you excited, and treat you well are priceless, and should be told when they’re getting it right!
Taylor Swift – MINE
I love the story that Swift tells in this song, talking about love going through good times and bad times and how problems don’t send this guy running.
Julie Delpy – A WALTZ FOR A NIGHT
I just love the bravery of this moment in the film, Before Sunrise. Singing a song like this to the the guy who inspired it ten years after the fact? 🙂 Awesomeness.
Salt N’ Pepa, featuring En Vogue – WHATTA MAN
The best song ever about a guy being The Whole Package. 🙂
Rachael Yamagata – 1963
Such a sweet, carefree, ebullient love song!
Miley Cyrus – SEE YOU AGAIN
Here’s a throwback to the days of Hannah Montana, and it’s the only Miley Cyrus song I ever liked from that era of her career. I love how it captures the nervousness about being around your crush. It’s unlike anything else.
Well, that’s it for this installment of Because Boys Deserve Love Songs! (I didn’t even realize this would be a thing until today.) If you have a special man in your life who does all the right things, tell him so! Hell, no matter how you identify or who you’re dating/married to/sleeping with, good relationship behavior should be rewarded and celebrated!
And to The Boy, I say: Happy First Day of Our Second Year Together. I love you.