Song In My Head #74: “Valentine’s Day” by Three Hour Tour

While I’m squarely in the “Valentine’s Day is a manufactured holiday” camp, I could never object to a brilliant tune. “Valentine’s Day” is the brainchild of Champaign, Illinois’ Three Hour Tour, led by longtime indiepop titan Darren Cooper. Originally released in 1996, it’s equally suited to the spotlight dance at your power-pop prom, or forlorn anticipation of candy clearance sales on the 15th. Luckily, Three Hour Tour is having a much better time than the song’s lovelorn protagonist. The band released a new album in 2015 on its own Martian Record Corp, and still plays to enthusiastic crowds. Happy Valentine’s Day (or, if you prefer, Jack Benny’s birthday)…


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