Valentine’s Day is coming up and Starbucks has the exclusive release of Sweetheart, a CD full of artists’ favorite love songs sung by the artists themselves. It’s an absolutely great CD to listen to even if you aren’t with a significant other because the new versions of classic love songs are sometimes almost better than the originals.

Here’s the tracklist below (tracks in bold are personal favs):

  1. Death Cab For Cutie – Love Song (The Cure)
  2. Katy Perry – Black and Gold (Sam Sparro)
  3. DeVotchKa – Hot Burrito #1 (Flying Burrito Brothers)
  4. Department of Eagles – Love Me (Elvis)
  5. Jessica Lea Mayfield – Words of Love (Buddy Holly)
  6. Ben Bridwell – Your Love Is Forever (George Harrison)
  7. Kate Tucker – I’m On Fire (Bruce Springsteen)
  8. Rogue Wave – Maps (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
  9. A.C. Newman – Take On Me (a-ha)
  10. Jem – Yellow (Coldplay)
  11. Richard Hawley – Early Morning Rain (Gordon Lightfoot)
  12. Daniel Martin Moore – I Hear Music (Billie Holiday)
  13. She & Him – I Put A Spell On You (Screamin’ Jay Hawkins)
  14. Lila Downs – My One and Only Love (Frank Sinatra)

I already bolded it, but I’ll make special note of the Jem rendition of Coldplay’s “Yellow”. In a word, it is beautiful!

Give the album a go here.