Date Night Doesn’t Have to be Challenging
Need a quick date night idea for this weekend that has minimal cost and big impact. Spend an evening creating a playlist of the songs of your marriage. Of course, the longer you have been married the more music you have to choose from. However, even if you have only been together for a few months this date will work for you.
Order your favorite Pizza to be delivered or grab one you can throw in the oven when you get home. Minimize distractions (turn off the TV, set phone to Airplane Mode, lock the kids in the closet) and look through your music collection (playlists, cassette, 8 tracks, records). Start with two songs from your days of dating and then review music in three year increments until you have a list of music that reflect different periods of your relationship. You may have a few from your dating days, a few from your newlywed days, a few from the early years of raising children; you get the idea. Next, start “whittling down” your list until you have 12 to 15 songs. Once you have your songs selected download them and create a new playlist on your phone.
The act of reviewing this music will bring back memories and make for a fun evening. Remember to keep the distractions to a minimum and spend some time thinking about where you were living and what you were doing when these songs came out. Here are a few of ours:
Take Me Down – Alabama
Feels So Right – Alabama
Love In The First Degree – Alabama
Faithfully – Journey
Wonderful World – Sam Cook
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers
She Drives Me Crazy – Fine Young Cannibals.
Fields of Gold – Sting
Everything – Wasis Diop
Keeper of the Stars – Tracy Byrd
World on Fire – Sarah McLaughlan
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
Moon Dance – Carmel
Duet – Penny and Sparrow
Use the comments to share yours.