Sound Byte: Lovely Melodies for Valentine's Day

Get in the mood or get some romantic ideas in our special Valentine's Day music feature.

You might brush off February 14 as just another "Hallmark holiday," and you wouldn't be alone if you have mixed feelings about this day. Even as a gamer, it's hard to forget that today is Valentine's Day. If you've been spending most of your waking hours on World of Warcraft, then you know every major city is plastered with hearts--even in the dungeons. It's on the calendar. You really have to be oblivious to miss that one. So to shove more icky love stuff in your face, the team here at GameSpot decided to put together a video of our favorite romantic melodies in gaming--just for you. Consider it a gift!

Sound Byte is GameSpot's game music blog, which covers every aspect of music in games, including interviews with top game music composers, as well as discussions of new and classic game soundtracks. Have a question or suggestion? Leave us a comment below. For a list of previous Sound Byte features, click here.

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103 comments
Tullerman
Tullerman

Kairi's theme from KH is the best (FF XIII:) should have been Hopes theme instead of Saras, it's way better

dawnofhero
dawnofhero

@nintendo-naut Finally, somebody who actually thinks that sexual themes should be ditched from the game world besides me. :) And you're exactly right. Developers should leave all that trash in an 'adult' bookstore that's located in some dark, moldy, rat-infested building downtown, lol. Seriously, though, if someone wants to watch naked people get all over each other, they should get their material elsewhere and not from a video game.

nintendo-naut
nintendo-naut

@dawnofheroAgreeing with you--Leave that crap in the adult video store and get it out of our games.

zyreali
zyreali

i'm surprised they didnt mention the love in heavy rain. i guess it was just me then

LeDanhTrung
LeDanhTrung

I would like to be protected more. Dear our website. I think gamespot should protect me more

dawnofhero
dawnofhero

@sooty1987 Even worse, pal. Even WORSE!

sooty1987
sooty1987

@dawnofhero that's because you prefer guy on guy action

androidcraig
androidcraig

I remember the 'bar room' choice between cheeky grease-monkey Rachel Coriolis (Ginger Allen) and smooth flight chick Robin 'Flint' Peters (Jennifer MacDonald) in Wing Commander 3. I personally saved my game and tried both! But ended up opting for Rachel...maybe it was the grubby jumpsuit?? More recently, the Mass Effect 2 'Shepherd and Tali'Zorah' romance was a high point...maybe it was the mysterious enviro-suit she wore?? (Apologies, there seems to be a running theme here...) Anywayyyyy, the music in Mass Effect (romantic or otherwise) is some of the best I've ever heard in a video game - iconic. I hope Clint Mansell's soundtrack for ME3 lives up to the previous 2... Incidentally, I love that Parappa the Rapper from the video above - genius! :-)

dawnofhero
dawnofhero

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lionheart234
lionheart234

The ff8 scene is why i love to play games, one of most iconic moments in my gaming experience...

Viperdx
Viperdx

Waltz for the moon in Final Fantasy VIII is so damn romantic I love it

benur1
benur1

I really enjoyed the feature. My top pick for a romantic/love song in a video game has to be, hands down, Aeris' Theme from FFVII. Not only does it sound beautiful, but anytime I play it on the piano for my girl = immediate romantic mood. I guess the song may not reflect a specific romantic moment, but its style is definitely romantic and... it works like a charm. Once again, awesome feature -- Sound Byte ftw.

liam72
liam72

I have yet failed to see an interesting love story in a video game (appart from Braids).

trywizard
trywizard

will the dude in DRAGON AGE is burning and there are a lesbian in it ;-) and i love the love in bayonetta :D

FreakshowGamer
FreakshowGamer

SoundByte seems to be the only non-biased thing on this website. o.o I'm surprised they're not choosing music from ALL current-gen games.

lightleggy
lightleggy

and why the hell is bayonetta there? bayonetta ruins everything it appears on

lightleggy
lightleggy

@roninzeta if you didnt found FF VIII to be extremely romantic and touching, then you have the heart of a rock. although I do have to say...they shouldnt have picked "waltz for the moon" as the "lovely melodie for valentine's" seriously at that point they didnt even knew each other...eyes on me was just a plain better song

Roninzeta
Roninzeta

I consider myself a romantic, but I found FFVIII's SquallxRinoa "romance" to be one of the most horrific, unbelieveable love stories, ever. It doesn't help that I dispise almost the entire cast, including those two.

Ellanier
Ellanier

Gotta love me some FFXIII

patriotsnake171
patriotsnake171

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NColdhardt
NColdhardt

Sound Byte features are my favorite :) I really, really expected Guitaroo man to be part of this track list, though

The_Godfather_
The_Godfather_

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (game); Prince's and Farah's love was unforgotten.

Oracle2k
Oracle2k

@datay98 you need to find one. cause girls won't find u.

Oracle2k
Oracle2k

I think the play boy the mansion has good lovely scenes. and good for valentine day.

unnamed475
unnamed475

Yay for beastiality.... did we have to have a girl making out with a dead sonic at the end of this?

Goriza
Goriza

and that scene on Red Dead in Mexico, isn't that love?

Snicker-Man
Snicker-Man

and i just noticed my picture is perfect for this day

Snicker-Man
Snicker-Man

i didnt play any of these games but still a good video. as for my favorite love scene thats a tough 1 but i would have to go with GTA San Andreas coffee glitch

farazhassansyed
farazhassansyed

also kingdom hearts "when u walk away" very romantic guess they should post it too

farazhassansyed
farazhassansyed

i think final fantasy 8 is the most romantic experience i had , same goes for its musical score as the theme of ff8 was love and one other thing it makes me remember how much i was affectionate about rinoa , guess that was childhood but the score and feel is everlasting , one of those things ill remember till last breath

Mairusz69
Mairusz69

Ironically, Parappa was neutered right after that performance.

ugacecil
ugacecil

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derk4
derk4

There's a game that has lesbians doing THAT in it??? What the heck!?

squal132
squal132

Parappa the Rapper was indeed a great game, that song was also very heart warming. Why don't they make rhythm games like that of today?

Frostide
Frostide

Happy Valentines Day nice video

apolloooo
apolloooo

wish my gf is a gamer, so we can enjoy scene like this together :) despite my love / hate for ff8, it's one of the best romantic story in FF :)

djmusmc
djmusmc

Tidus and Yuna and at the end of Final Fantasy X is classic.