Need a little help coming up with the perfect mix of songs that’ll say it all (and more) to your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? So did we. So … we asked Alexandra Patsavas, who, as the music supervisor for Chop Shop, selects tunes for hit shows like Grey’s Anatomy and The OC, to dip into her catalog and create the perfect blend of songs from the heart — and for the brokenhearted. — James Mayfield

Feel the Romance
“Made Up Love Song #43” — Guillemots
“Into My Arms” — Nick Cave
“Publish My Love” — Rogue Wave
“Maybe I’m Amazed” — Jem
“Lucky Man” — Richard Ashcroft
“To Be Alone with You” — Sufjan Stevens
“Song beneath the Song” — Maria Taylor
“California Stars” — Wilco and Billy Bragg
“Do You Realize?” — The Flaming Lips
“Fisherman’s Blues” — The Waterboys
“Perfect Skin” — Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
“Astral Love” — Sunshine

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
“Love Knows How to Fight” — M.Craft
“50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” — Nada Surf
“Always on My Mind” — Willie Nelson
“Drive” — The Cars
“Against All Odds” — Postal Service
“Reason Why” — Rachael Yamagata
“Desperate Guys” — The Faint
“Lost Cause” — Beck
“Other Side of the World” — KT Tunstall
“Can’t Let Go” — Lucinda Williams
“Don’t Come Around Here No More” — Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
“Feel to Believe” — Beth Orton

Set a Seductive Mood
“The Look of Love” — Dusty Springfield
“C-C (You Set the Fire in Me)” — Tom Vek
“Come On Closer” — Jem
“Shelter” — Ray LaMontagne
“Come with Me” — Chungking
“Tear You Apart” — She Wants Revenge
“I’m Your Man” — Leonard Cohen
“Avalon” — Roxy Music
“Strange & Beautiful” — Aqualung
“Honky Tonk Women” — The Rolling Stones
“I’m in Love” — Audio Bullys
“Mushaboom” — Feist

Bonus Track
Patsavas’s recommendation for a current song that would work as a modern-day version of Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” from the classic John Cusack boom-box-over-the-head scene in 1989’s Say Anything: “Run” by Snow Patrol, Nada Surf’s “Inside of Love,” or anything by Richard Ashcroft. — J.M.