Music Rec: Starbucks “Sweetheart”

So Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but I think this album is still very relevant. In this compilation, the artists take their favorite love songs and record covers. It includes some of my favorite artists, like Death Cab For Cutie, DeVotchKa, and Rogue Wave. And they picked some great songs to cover, too (Sam Sparro’s “Black and Gold” is one of my favorites, and Katy Perry really does it justice). But the real gem (pun intended) is Jem’s cover of Yellow (by “Coldplay”).

You’ll find it at the register at Starbucks, or follow my lead and pick out just a few of the good ones on iTunes. Check out the track listing:

1. Death Cab For Cutie – “Love Song” (Cure cover)
2. Katy Perry – “Black And Gold” (Sam Sparro cover)
3. DeVotchKa – “Hot Burrito #1” (Flying Burrito Brothers cover)
4. Department Of Eagles – “Love Me” (Elvis Presley cover)
5. Jessica Lea Mayfield – “Words Of Love” (Buddy Holly cover)
6. Ben Bridwell – “Your Love Is Forever” (George Harrison cover)
7. Kate Tucker – “I’m On Fire” (Bruce Springsteen cover)
8. Rogue Wave – “Maps” (Yeah Yeah Yeahs cover)
9. A.C. Newman – “Take On Me” (a-ha cover)
10. Jem – “Yellow” (Coldplay cover)
11. Richard Hawley – “Early Morning Rain” (Gordon Lightfoot cover)
12. Daniel Martin Moore – “I Hear Music” (Billie Holiday cover)
13. She & Him – “I Put A Spell On You” (Screamin’ Jay Hawkins cover)
14. Lila Downs – “My One And Only Love” (Frank Sinatra cover)

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