Can’t Buy Me Love
February 14 is the day we commemorate the Christian martyr(s), Saint Valentine.
According to legend, St. Valentine was a Christian that was persecuted by Roman Emperor Claudius II, who attempted to convert Valentine to Roman paganism in order to save his life. Valentine refused and tried to convert Claudius to Christianity instead. Because of this, he was executed.
The first recorded association of Valentine’s Day with romantic love is in Parlement of Foules (1382) by the English poet, Geoffrey Chaucer:
For this was on seynt Volantynys day
Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his make.
Translation: For this was Saint Valentine’s Day, when every bird cometh there to choose his mate.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Enjoy Paul McCartney – Can’t Buy Me Love: