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First Love Songs & Opinions on Lana Del Rey

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Jim, Greg and the listeners name their favorite First Love Songs.

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First Love Songs

Being such romantics, our hosts love to do Valentine's Day shows. However, sometimes the themes are less -than romantic-Unconventional Love or Love Stinks. But this year is all about the sweet, innocent and sometimes terrifying feelings of First Love. Here are their tracks:

reviewBorn To Die - The Paradise EditionBorn to Die available on iTunes

Lana Del Rey Born to Die

Whether you've been watching Saturday Night Live or reading the Wall Street Journal, you have heard of Lana Del Rey. She's been a lightening rod for a number of conversations about marketing and feminism. But Jim and Greg are happy to look past all those debates and focus on the music. Unfortunately, this self-proclaimed“Gangsta Nancy Sinatra”isn't wowing them on her new release Born to Die. Jim describes Del Rey as a combination of Julee Cruise and Lily Allen, however she doesn't have the vocal chops or the sense of humor of either. Worse than her narrow range, however, is her lack of passion and believability. Jim says Trash It. Greg loves the production by industry veteran David Kahne. But the songs are very“samey”and full of cliches. He also can't abide by her passive nature, so Greg can only say Burn It.


Featured Songs

  1. Paul Anka, Puppy Love, Puppy Love, RCA, 1960
  2. The Police, Walking on the Moon, Reggatta de Blanc, A&M, 1979
  3. Tommy James and the Shondells, I Think We're Alone Now, I Think We're Alone Now, Roulette, 1967
  4. The Partridge Family, I Think I Love You, The Partridge Family Album, Bell, 1970
  5. Sonic Youth, Little Trouble Girl, Washing Machine, DGC, 1995
  6. The Spinners, Working My Way Back to You, Dancin‘ and Lovin’, Atlantic, 1979
  7. The Beatles, I Want to Hold Your Hand, I Want to Hold Your Hand, Parlophone, 1963
  8. Art Brut, Emily Kane, Bang Bang Rock & Roll, Fierce Panda, 2005
  9. Avant (feat. Keke Wyatt), My First Love, My Thoughts, MCA, 2000
  10. The Shirelles, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, Tonight's the Night, Scepter, 1961
  11. Concrete Blonde, Scene of a Perfect Crime, Free, I.R.S., 1989
  12. Big Star, Thirteen, #1 Record, Ardent, 1972
  13. Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Farmer John, Ragged Glory, Reprise, 1990
  14. Air, Playground Love, The Virgin Suicides (Soundtrack), Astralwerks, 2000
  15. Wilco, I'm Always in Love, Summerteeth, Reprise, 1999
  16. Lana Del Rey, Video Games, Born to Die, Interscope, 2012
  17. Lana Del Rey, Blue Jeans, Born to Die, Interscope, 2012
  18. Shlomo, The Way U Do, Vacation, FoF Music, 2012
  19. Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers, Get Off the Phone, Live at Max's Kansas City, Beggars Banquet, 1979
  20. Blondie, Heart of Glass, Parallel Lines, Chrysalis, 1978
  21. Love, The Red Telephone, Forever Changes, Elektra, 1967

Footnotes Lana Del Rey