Nothing corny here. Indy love songs in this mix are edgy, and real, just like love actually is. Complicated Love delivers a full spectrum of musical styles and genres.

Follow the stages of love through song: meeting, attraction, complication, fights, and—THE FUN PART—making up. We’ve compiled an assortment of not-your-usual love songs that will take you through Valentine’s Day and beyond. See the rest of Hobnob’s party plan which features a menu of aphrodisiacs.

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Get in the mood with more recipes for romance in 12 Aphrodisiacs