Noises from the Newsroom- Favorite Love Song

Name: Joshua Gu

Position: News Editor

Song: “Clique” by Kanye West, Big Sean, and Jay-Z

Valentine’s Day is in three days, and it’s not only the time to celebrate your love for a significant other but also the time to show love for your homies. There is no song that greater expresses this than “Clique.”

As Big Sean proclaims that no one can mess with his clique, you can hear the tender affection he holds for his friends, hidden under his husky voice.Then Jay-Z  raps about how proud he is of his friends. “It’s the dream team meets the supreme team,” brags Jay-Z.

Kanye saved the best for last. He philosophizes what would’ve happened if he didn’t have his friends when his mother died. Without his clique’s support he may have committed suicide.

These revelations show that even the toughest rappers can’t survive without friends, making this a love song to put in the history books.


Name: Shefali Saboo

Position: Staff Writer

Song: “I’m Only Me When I’m With You” by Taylor Swift

There’s nothing better than being with the person to whom you can show you true self.

Taylor Swift managed to capture the essence of a perfect relationship in this one song, making it a must for your Valentine’s Day playlist.

With the upbeat nature of this song, it’s impossible not to get up, close the blinds, and dance around your room completely love-struck and happy.

There’s something absolutely blissful about being in a relationship where you don’t have to change yourself or force someone else to change, and this song is the soundtrack of that relationship.

It’s almost like a dream. Take a moment, close your eyes and imagine you and your crush/boyfriend/girlfriend/significant other in this situation. It’s flawless.


Name: Kaila Young

Position: Staff Writer

Song: “She Will Be Loved” by Maroon 5

There’s no better way to enforce your single status than to listen to sappy love songs on shuffle, particularly Maroon 5’s “She Will Be Loved.”

There’s nothing more romantic or depressing than a one-sided love. This song talks about a girl that “always belonged to someone else,” and yet she expects Adam Levine to “catch her every time she falls.”

Then take Levine’s husky promise that “she will be loved,” even if it means he has to spend “everyday out on (her) corner in the pouring rain,” and you’ve got yourself the sappiest of forbidden-love songs.

The sap-factor doesn’t pollute the beauty of the song, though.

It has a slower beat than some of Maroon 5’s recent hits, but it’s one of their best – a definite must for that Single Awareness Day playlist.



Name: Adam Jackson

Position: Staff Writer

Song: “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton

Humans have a history of being in love. In love with the idea of love, that is. We watch romantic comedies, fall for tragedies like “Romeo and Juliet,” and read awful books like “Twilight” all for the sake of love. So it’s really no surprise that love songs are so popular.

But for me, “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton  has always stood out. The lyrics clearly state that the song is a love song.  She sings, “I need you, and I miss you,” and, “You know I’d walk a thousand miles if I could just see you tonight.”

This song is sweet with just the right amount of sadness. Plus, the piano playing in the background allows you to immediately identify the song. I highly recommend everyone to not only listen, but take a lesson from this song.