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What song reminds you of Valentine’s Day?

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Whether it is the melody or lyrics that captivate you, there are songs that hit us in different ways especially during Valentine’s Day. For this issue, we ask readers about music that in their mind is tied to the day of hearts:

Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye. No other classic gets you in the mood for love and for celebrating companionship. …I listen to Marvin Gaye regularly but [I listened to] this particular song probably a few months ago. I am single so I don’t get to play that song often (laughs).”

—Frankie Eliptico, interim president, Northern Marianas College

Love Will Keep Us Alive by the Eagles. I love this song and it defines the role of loving one another as key to making this world a better place for all.”

—Esther Muna, CEO, Commonwealth Healthcare Corp.

Lady in Red by Chris DeBurgh because the lyrics shows the guy is absolutely in love with the girl. So hopelessly romantic, perfect for Valentine’s Day.”

—Shey Fernandez-Owens, Capital Hill

Unforgettable by Nat King Cole because it’s a classic love song. Reminds me of my parents and my dad playing it at home along with Frank Sinatra records.”

—Jessie Delos Reyes Willsey, Capital Hill

Better Together by Jack Johnson because love is the answer and it is always better when we are together.”

—Nicole Babauta, director, CNMI Small Business Development Center

“Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You by Lauryn Hill because this song makes me dance.”

—Alyona Gersonde, Dan Dan

Stand By Me by Ben E. King. This is the song we played when I walked down to meet Jeff at our wedding. We picked this as we both love it. We heard it in the movie that came out when we got engaged. The song was even in the top 10 (1st when it came out in 1961) This song was perfect for us as it wasn’t traditional and neither was our wedding, or us!”

—Heidi Yelin, Capital Hill

Just The Way You Are by Billy Joel because it describes love in in its true form. When you love someone, you love them for who they are, all their flaws and imperfections included. Billy Joel sings about wanting someone to talk to, being there in good and bad times. Valentine’s Day celebrates love and romance and this song describes that in its raw form.”

—Chris Concepcion, deputy director, Office of Planning and Development

Ordinary People by John Legend because I usually have fights with my ex when it’s Valentine’s Day! But we end up making up afterwards. Something about this day makes women crazy, you know, me included. Must be the moon! (laughs). There is added pressure for couples to celebrate and women end up getting their hopes up on their man and getting disappointed. I mean, let’s face it, men usually fall short on celebrating Valentine’s.”

—Candy, Marianas High School teacher

Always Be My Baby by Mariah Carey because it’s about a loving and healthy relationship. Always Be My Baby is like a promise that, no matter what happens, I love you and I will stand beside you.”

—Kathy Fernandez, Garapan

Bea Cabrera
Bea Cabrera, who holds a law degree, also has a bachelor's degree in mass communications. She has been exposed to multiple aspects of mass media, doing sales, marketing, copywriting, and photography.

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