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#Love6Music - curate an alternative love song playlist

Tom Robinson plays cupid and asks listeners to curate a love-themed playlist.

All you need is love.

Looking ahead to the most romantic week of the year (or the most depressing, depending on your circumstance), this Sunday's Now Playing (8 Feb, 6pm-8pm) is in the mood for love.

Not all love songs have to be schmaltzy and saccharin. Lionel Richie, total ledge as he is, doesn't have a monopoly on inspiring endless love. Little Stevie Wonder isn't the only dude who ever just called to say "I love you". And there are loads of people who would do anything for love, but just not 'that' (thanks, Meat Loaf).

This Sunday Tom Robinson needs YOU to curate a love-themed playlist, where the songs are alternative but the sentiment is heartfelt.

Choose any song, with an alternative flavour, which sums up the greatest indie love of all. Here are a few examples to get you started...

So get your love-inspired suggestions to Tom via the hashtag #Love6Music to help create a playlist. Comment on the Now Playing Facebook page, here on the blog, email or drag tracks onto our Spotify and Rdio playlists.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Polytechnic

    Man Overboard

  • Morrissey

    You're The One For Me, Fatty

    • EMI.
  • Cinerama

    Barefoot In The Park

  • Kirsty MacColl

    They Don't Know

    • Galore - The Best Of Kirsty MacColl.
    • Virgin.
  • Peter Doherty & Wolfman

    For Lovers

    • Rough Trade Records.
  • Slow Club

    Christmas TV

    • CD SINGLE.
    • 1.
  • PJ Harvey

    This Is Love

    • Universal Music.
  • Phoenix


  • Supergrass

    Late In The Day

  • Johnny Cash

    Delia's Gone

  • Trashcan Sinatras

    Oranges and Apples

  • Public Image Ltd

    (This Is Not A) Love Song

    • Public Image Ltd:Greatest Hits So Far.
    • Virgin.
  • S. J. Hawkins

    I Put A Spell On You

  • Pulp

    Something Changed

    • Island.
  • The Cure


    • The Cure - Disintegration.
    • Fiction Records.
  • Arctic Monkeys

    R U Mine?

    • R U Mine?.
    • 1.
  • The Velvet Underground

    I'm Sticking With You

    • Loaded.
    • Rhino.
  • The Zombies

    Care Of Cell 44

    • Rock Machine.
  • The Lemonheads

    Being Around

  • Tom Waits

    I Hope I Don't Fall In Love With You

  • Sharon Van Etten

    Our Love

    • Jagjaguwar.
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs


    • Polydor.
  • Dolly Parton

    Jolene at 33rpm

  • The Smiths

    There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

    • The Sound Of The Smiths.
    • Rhino.
    • 15.


  • Sun 8 Feb 2015 18:00