VALENTINE'S DAY: I've never been a big Valentine's Day guy, but I have always liked The Replacements' "Valentine" and Elvis Costello's cover of "My Funny Valentine." Beyond that, my thoughts typically drift to the Velvet Underground's "I'll Be Your Mirror," The Beatles' "In My Life," and the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows." I think it's probably very difficult to write a straight-ahead, universal love song, and these three are great.
LUCY DACUS visits KEXP.
ANDY SCHAUF played "Neon Skyline" and "Try Again" for Kimmel.
STELLA DONNELLY covers John Paul Young's "Love Is In The Air."
THE OPPOSING VIEW: Ever Fallen In Love? Love Stinks. Love Hurts. Love Will Tear Us Apart. Only Love Can Break Your Heart. And don't forget to give me back my black t-shirt (nsfw)
THE 100 BEST LOVE SONGS, according to The Telegraph.
THE TOP 50 LOVE SONGS, as measured by Billboard.
VH-1's 40 Awesomely Bad Love Songs.
THE WORST LOVE SONGS, according to faculty members of the University of St. Thomas’ Music Department.
NINE SONGS ABOUT SEEING YOUR EX MAKING OUT, courtesy of The A.V. Club. A hardy perennial.
NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include Sonic the Hedgehog, which is currently scoring 65 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Downhill, which is scoring 44 percent; The Photograph, scoring 79 percent; and Blumhouse's horror version of Fantasy Island, which was not advance screened for critics.
NO TIME TO DIE: Billie Eilish has shared the theme song for the next Bond flick.
MEGXIT: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have laid off their London staff.
JAMES BROWN: Prosecutor may investigate claim the Godfather of Soul was murdered.
THE BATMAN: Director Matt Reeves revealed the first look at Robert Pattinson as Batman in a camera test.
ALADDIN: The live-action reboot is getting a sequel.
JENNIFER ANISTON spent more time chatting to Mad Men's Jon Hamm than Brad Pitt at an Oscars afterparty.
ROMAN POLANSKI: The entire board of the Cesar Academy, which awards France's equivalent of the Oscars, resigned Thursday just two weeks ahead of its gala ceremony after Polanski's new film "An Officer and a Spy" topped the list of nominations for this year's Cesar awards, which will be handed out on February 28. It feels like fallout from the Gabriel Matzneff scandal rocking France.
A GOONIES RE-ENACTMENT is the subject of a new pilot.
HUGH JACKMAN meeting a Wolverine fan is the best thing you will see today.
KUPATA guards the school crossing.
MAN & CAT reunite after seven years.
PLANTATION OWNERS profit by not persecuting primates.
"IT'S NOT FULLY KNOWN, but it’s thought that males put their energy into looking for females, not growing."