February means Valentine’s Day. Which means love is in the air. Which means I’m watching just about every romantic comedy I can find on Netflix. (I hope I’m not alone in that.) It’s that time of year when it’s cold outside, and I want to feel all the warm fuzzies inside.
Recently I was watching Notting Hill–that 1999 Julia Roberts/Hugh Grant flick filled with love and broken hearts and reconciliation and SO MUCH great music. Seriously! I had the soundtrack cd in college (back when we had those), and I must have worn that poor thing out.
It’s filled with excellent songs–perfect for setting the mood for writing that romantic scene. (Or, you know, for a dinner with that special someone.)
For example, how could you not fall in love to “She” by Elvis Costello?
And don’t even get me started on the score, beautiful composition that swells the heart and feeds the soul. So gorgeous.
Then, of course, there’s the pièce de résistance of the Notting Hill soundtrack, what I consider to be the most romantic song of all time: “When You Say Nothing At All” performed by Ronan Keating.
What do you think is the most romantic song for this time of year? Do you ever listen to it while you’re writing? What movie do you think has the most romantic soundtrack?