A Little Prayer For My Valentine!

House And Home, Lifestyle

Whether you’re single or attached, today is a day to celebrate Cupid – the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection – pointing his arrow at YOU.

For the past seven years, in honour of today, I’ve chosen a song which reflects my own sentiment on matters of the heart. Consider these annual picks my own eclectic Valentine’s Day playlist!

(Click on the heartthrob below to see this year’s song!)



This year I chose I Say a Little Prayer, written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David for Dionne Warwick, which originally peaked at number four on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart in December 1967.

“In this joyful song of devotion, the singer doesn’t just think about her man, she prays for him, starting from when she wakes up in the morning and continuing through her workday. She sounds a little co-dependent (‘To live without you would only be heartbreak for me’), and there’s even a chance that this is an unrequited love (‘Why don’t you answer my prayer?’). Nonetheless, most ears hear it as an expression of true love, which makes it a favorite at weddings. The song also resonated with wives and girlfriends whose men were fighting in the Vietnam War”. [Songfacts.com]



This melody is rooted in the psyche of my childhood. I remember it playing on the radio while I sat in the back of parent’s enormous Ford Galaxie 500, as my mother drove my Dad to the Oakville ‘Go Station’ and back home to our raised bungalow perched on a mound of clay in the suburbs, where I spent the first six years of my life. Incidentally, our house – in the neighbourhood of Falgarwood – was on a street where the rear of the homes across from us originally backed onto an apple orchard, which was bulldozed for the creation of the next suburban swath of dwellings. While there’s no question growing up next to a vast ‘wilderness’ served as an ideal setting for kids (who back in the day were given free rein to run wild), seeing hundreds of new houses constructed from the foundation up provided a comprehensive introduction to the ‘Master Planned Community’ at a young age. Although my family and I moved to British Columbia just as the new suburb was complete, the experience seeing domestic shelter being built from the ground up had a profound influenced on my future – reinforcing my desire to train as a Housing Conceptualist – and my career as a Realtor.



If you’re curious to hear my crossroads of love and ‘coming of age’, here are my past picks:

– Representing all the shades of love and lust – with plenty of camp – with Madonna’ 1989 track “Express Yourself”

– My 2016 naughty seductive indulgence with Madonna’s controversial 1990 video ‘Justify My Love’

– A 2015 celebration of love and real estate with the B52’s Love Shack (including a cameo by RuPaul)

– A 2014 homage to The Captain and Tenille (Steve’s first 45 record) in Hello Cupid

– The classic rock anthem “Addicted To Love” in our 2013 Happy Valentine’s post

– A hysterically funny 2012 Thumpty-Thump “Love Is In The Air” post (especially for those of you who love camp)


May LOVE be with you!



~ Steven

Steven Fudge, Sales Representative
& The Innovative Urbaneer Team
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