When Linus Met Sally and Other Famous Fictional Couples

You have to be pretty hard-hearted to not get a least a little lump in your thought when you think of some of fictional couples. But have you ever stopped to think just how these crazy lovebirds ever got together? The answers may surprise you.

Linus Van Pelt and Sally Brown
According to the comic strip, Charlie Brown’s sister, Sally was born on May 26, 1959 where Charlie marked the occasion by passing out chocolate cigars to his friends. She grew up quickly. She took her first steps on August 22, 1960 and she fell in love with Linus, Lucy’s brother, on the next day. It was love at first sight, at least on her part. Sally has often referred to Linus as her “Sweet Baboo.” Her dedication to her man seems endless. She has missed out on “tricks and treats” by sitting in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin and she was incensed that Linus would snub her a Valentine’s gift in favor for his teacher, Miss Othmar. Still, she clings hopelessly in love with the stripe …

Haters or Lovers of Valentines Day, There is Music for You

Music for those who love or hate Valentines day.
(Amazon Music)


Today, Amazon Music has released two new playlists of original music in celebration of or mourning of Valentine’s Day: Love Me and Love Me Not. As the titles suggest, one is for those who love love songs and the other is for those who don't. So whether you feel like dancing in the clouds or punching love in the face, there is something for you here.Together, the playlist offer 74 new recordings from a variety of artists including Ingrid Michaelson, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Tacocat, Okkervil River and Kadhja Bonet. Try Amazon Music Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial.

For Love Me, listeners can enjoy various covers like emo revivalists Joyce Manor’s revved up take on the alternative anthem “Into Your Arms,” and Passenger offers a plaintive rendition of the Smiths’ iconic “There is a Light That Never Goes Out.” Hurray for the Riff Raff delivered a sweet and soulful new take on The Ronettes “Be My Baby.” Love Me also features amazing originals like the beautiful “Starlight” by singer-songwriter, Ingrid Michaelson, whose 2016 album, It Doesn’t Have To Make Sense, also dealt largely with matters of the heart.

Music for those who love Valentines day.
Love Me Tracklist:
1. "Funnel of Love," Nikki Lane
2. "Be My Baby," Hurray For The Riff Raff
3. "Smother You," Futurebirds
4. "I'm Your Man” Amanda Shires
5. "Chicago," Lewis Watson
6. "Can't Help Falling In Love," Lady Lamb
7. "I'm On Fire," Joshua Hyslop
8. "Into My Arms," Angel Snow
9. "I Melt With You," Surfer Blood
10. "Starlight," Ingrid Michaelson
11. "You’re My Everything," Starsailor
12. "Loving Hold," Tor Miller
13. "Crush," Emily King
14. "Into Your Arms," Joyce Manor
15. "A Love Song," Ladyhawke
16. "Making A Difference," American Wrestlers
17. "The Girl," Run River North
18. "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out," Passenger
19. "Only To Be With You (Unplugged)," Judah & The Lion
20. "Fear of Love," The Dig
21. "Red Balloon," Cider Sky
22. "1 to Love feat. Mone Yukka," MJ Songstress
23. "You on my Mind," HOLYCHILD
24. "Some Kinda Way," Elijah Blake
25. "OTL (Acoustic)," Little Hurricane
26. "Keep You Guessing," Jo Harman
27. "Sleepwalking, Pt. I” Alvarez Kings
28. "L.O.V.E.," Xenia Rubinos
29. "Viscera," Mimi Goese and Ben Neill
30. "The Ballad of Tessy Boo," Tess & Dave
31. "Tell Me," Lera Lynn
32. "Love Is Strong," Eric Krasno Band
33. "You Were the Rain," Ryan Beaver
34. "That Look You Give That Guy," Oh Pep!
35. "For Her (Acoustic)," Chris Lane
36. "Back on Track," Beatie Wolfe

For the heartbroken, Seattle’s Tacocat tackle the Dolly Parton tell-off “Why’d You Come In Here Lookin’ Like That,” JD McPherson surprises listeners with Erasure’s teary anthem “A Little Respect,” and South Carolinian rockers Susto deliver a four minute sonic thrill ride with the by-turns funky and raucous “Serial Monogamist.”

Music for those who hate Valentines day.
Love Me Not Tracklist:
1. "A Little Respect," JD McPherson
2. "Cry One More Time," Mary Chapin Carpenter and Peter Wolf
3. "Blond Girl, Blue Dress," Ethan Johns with the Black Eyed Dogs
4. "Why'd You Come In Here Lookin' Like That," Tacocat
5. "Stormy Eyed Valentine," Ben Nichols (of Lucero)
6. "Always Far Away," Dylan Gardner
7. "River” Theo Katzman
8. "One Of A Kind Love Affair," Kadhja Bonet
9. "Darkness on the Edge of Town," The Trigger Code
10. "Letting You Go," Little Green Cars
11. "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye," The Dove and the Wolf”
12. "House on Fire," Fort Atlantic
13. "Jealous Guy," Luke Bell
14. "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore," Great American Canyon Band
15. "I Can't Help It If I'm Still In Love With You," Doug Paisley
16. "You Don’t Love Me Yet," Okkervil River
17. "Call Me A Friend," Brynn Elliott
18. "I’d Rather Go Blind," Blank Range
19. "Love Is A Lie (Amazon Original)," Beth Hart
20. "Strange Cargo," Mark Pickerel
21. "Kill," SOJA
22. "State Line," The Americans
23. "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," Heather Maloney
24. "I'm Not There," Happiness
25. "Serial Monogamist," Susto
26. "Being With You," Froth
27. "After You," Madame Ghandi
28. "Belong Here," Maximo Park
29. "Blame Me," Ex Reyes
30. "Landmine," Braves
31. "Her Man," Cardiknox
32. "I'm Good," Case
33. "Finishing Sentences," Sammy Brue
34. "FL, CA (Acoustic)," The Rocket Summer
35. "Penelope," Kyle Gass
36. "Somebody Got There First," Katy Rose
37. "I Wrote A Love Song," Finn Matthews
38. "Treaty," Sean Rowe

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