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The February 2019 Mixtape Quiz for Valentine's Day


Did you ever make or receive a mixtape, CD or digital playlist of romantic/love songs for Valentine’s Day? Who would be on your playlist? We’ve taken a look at some of the most popular romantic/love songs since Cleveland D.J Alan Freed coined the term “rock and roll” and we’ve put together a mixtape of love songs used in movies for our Valentine’s Day quiz. How well do you know your music and “how deep is your love” for these songs? We’ve listed the song title for you and included a word bank of artists and movies. For some of the songs, we have included the original artist plus the artist who covered the song for the movie soundtrack. Be sure to check these artists and songs out on YouTube and look for these films.

WORDBANK of Artists & Movies:

Roxette Top Gun Paul Westerberg

The Temptations Notting Hill Purple Rain

Aimee Mann Nashville Elvis Costello                                

Vision Quest Keith Carradine Say Anything

Berlin Jerry Maguire The Big Chill

OMD Whitney Houston Ghost

Adam Sandler Singles She’s All That

10 Things I Hate About You Madonna

Goo Goo Dolls Prince Peter Gabriel          

Pretty Woman The Cranberries Once 

The Righteous Brothers Saturday Night Fever

The Wedding Singer The Bee Gees

Baby Driver Bruce Springsteen  

The Bodyguard Dirty Dancing

Sixpence None the Richer Pretty in Pink                                                    

Dave Matthews Band Magnolia                                                           

The Commodores/Sky Ferreira    Sleepless in Seattle                                         

Cheap Trick/Letters to Cleo  Click                                              

Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes   Lady Bird                                            

Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova City of Angels

Jeri Southern/Celine Dion & Clive Griffin                        


Song Title                                                                    Artist                                                     Movie


1.       “Kiss Me”                                              ______________________         ________________

2.       “I Want You to Want Me”             ______________________         ________________

3.       “Unchained Melody”                       ______________________         ________________

4.       “Take my Breath Away”                ______________________         ________________

5.       “It Must Have Been Love”             ______________________         ________________

6.       “I Have Nothing”                               ______________________         ________________

7.       “In Your Eyes”                                    ______________________         ________________

8.       “Grow Old with You”                       ______________________         ________________

9.       “Secret Garden”                                 ______________________         ________________

10.   “Iris”                                                         ______________________         ________________

11.   “I’ve had the Time of My Life”          ______________________         ________________

12.   “Linger”                                                   ______________________         ________________

13.   “She”                                                        ______________________         ________________

14.   “When I Fall in Love”                          ______________________         ________________

15.   “If you Leave”                                        ______________________         ________________

16.   “Falling Slowly”                                    ______________________         ________________

17.   “Ain’t too Proud to Beg”                     ______________________         ________________

18.   “How Deep is Your Love?”                ______________________         ________________

19.   “I’m Easy”                                               ______________________         ________________

20.   “Crash into Me”                                   ______________________   ________________

21.   “Waiting for Somebody”                   ______________________         ________________

22.   “When Doves Cry”                              ______________________         ________________

23.   “Save Me”                                              ______________________         ________________

24.   “Easy”                                                     ______________________         ________________

25.   “Crazy for You”                                    ______________________         ________________



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