When Nick Lowe played it with Rockpile in the late 1970s, it was pure power pop. When he plays it now, it’s a little slower with a soupçon of a reggae beat. No matter how he says it, the lyrics to Heart still capture that weak at the knees feeling of new love.
Heart, why are you pounding
Like a hammer
Heart, why are you beating like a drum
Heart, why do you make
Such a commotion
When I’m waiting for my baby to come
Candy is dandy. And always a popular choice. But to make your valentine’s heart beat like a drum, add a little special vintage something.
1 LOVE letters, assorted styles, sizes, colors, materials from thirdshiftvintage.com
2 Goebel skye terriers from atticandbarntreasures.com
3 Apple juice Prystal bakelite necklace from vintagerenude.com
4 Dietz Victor electric lantern from girlpickers.com
5 Victorian tin marriage button from selectivesalvage.com
6 Howard Holt ponytail angel candle hugger from Aunt Hatties Attic on Etsy.
7 Adolfo for Saks Fifth Ave felt hat and hatbox from 1006Osage on Etsy.
8 Melted plastic popcorn Cupid from nextstagevintage.com