#GWMusicMonday: A Very GW Valentine

Break out the roses and chocolate (just for yourself, if need be) as GW community members suggest some favorite romantic tunes.

gw valentine
February 12, 2018

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air—and in the ears. To get in the romantic spirit, we reached out to people around the George Washington University community for a few favorite love songs.

Venessa Perry, M.P.H. ’99
President, GW Alumni Association

“Never Too Much,” Luther Vandross

“I love this song, not only because I love Luther Vandross, but because it’s an up tempo love song that you can dance to. If you want to get people on the dance floor at a party, play this song.”

Anne LeBlanc
First Lady, GW

“You Are My Sunshine,” Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell

“Don't have a particular recording I like, but this song was on the polka albums my dad used to play, and I sing the chorus to Tom every now and again.”

"You Are the Sunshine of My Life," Stevie Wonder

“I sing this to Tom sometimes, too. Guess I like songs with sunshine, LOL.”

Jillian Winstanley
GW Gymnast
Class of 2018

“Unconditionally,” Katy Perry

“I would pick ‘Unconditionally’ by Katy Perry because it’s all about unconditional love, for anyone—your family, your friends, or any special person to you. I love how the song promotes acceptance and understanding, two things I think are crucial to any relationship!”

Aristide Collins
Vice President and Secretary, GW

“I’ve Got a Crush On You,” George Gershwin

“Makes me think of the playfulness, wistfulness and sweetness of having a crush on someone and sharing your feelings with the world.”

Peak Sen Chua
President, GW Student Association
Class of 2019

“Masterpiece,” Big Thief

“The song ‘Masterpiece’ by Big Thief from their album of the same name is one of my favorite love songs. This song is important to me because it is filled with the togetherness and the loneliness of love and youth.”

Blake D. Morant
Dean, GW Law School

“Evergreen,” Barbara Streisand

“An uncle sang this song at Paulette Morant’s and my wedding, 37 and a half years ago.”