14 Songs to Add to Your Valentine’s Day Playlist

From sentimental ballads that express the deepest love for one another to empowering self-love declarations that remind individuals of their epicness here are 14 song suggestions for a festive and loving Valentine’s Day.

When it comes to holidays, music is always a great way to bring on festivities. From jolly holiday Jingles to haunting and creepy melodies for Halloween, music narrates any holiday occasion. For Valentine’s Day music is vital. Whether an individual is single, celebrating their solo carefree living, or creating a special candlelit dinner for their loving partner, it can be hard to find exactly the right words to express love for others or individual love. In some cases, Valentine’s Day quotes and poems don’t always express entirely one’s feelings for another. Songs surrounding love and affection can be a nice musical scoring for a perfect day or evening.

Music artists such as Stevie Wonder, Lizzo, and Clinton Kane create variations of a love-centric atmosphere for music listeners everywhere. From sentimental ballads that express the deepest love for one another to empowering self-love declarations that remind individuals of their epicness here are 14 song suggestions for a festive and loving Valentine’s Day.


  1. That’s the Way Love Goes – Janet Jackson  

With a mix of smoothness, 90s aesthetic, and passion, pop sensation Janet Jackson sets the mood for a perfect Valentine’s Day!


  1. Dreaming of You – Selena 

Projecting a feeling of deep slumber, a romantic and sweet song is what is needed for Valentine’s Day. With legendary vocalist, Selena, a rich texture of melody creates a dream-like atmosphere of love.


  1. Kiss Me More – Doja Cat ft. SZA 

It’s not hard to believe this catchy song made it on the list for the best Valentine’s Day musical projects. With an upbeat atmosphere, this track exudes sensual loving feelings. This song will make a person blow kisses to everyone they encounter on Valentine’s Day.


  1. Loving You – Minnie Riperton 

You may have heard this song in many mainstream comedy movies. Almost used for parody purposes in today’s entertainment scene, this song still holds significant loving feelings on this particular day. With impressive and angelic high notes, this song is perfect for this loving day!


  1. Boo’d Up – Ella Mai 

With a modern-day 1990s R&B approach to music, British singer Ella Mai creates a song that describes how it feels to have a special someone!


  1. You Are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder 

Arguably a classic, legend Stevie Wonder hits all the right notes and creative melodies in this smooth and sentimental song. This song is perfect for the romantic holiday as it expresses the overwhelming feeling of love that radiates from a significant other.


  1. Adore – Prince 

You cannot create a Valentine’s Day list of songs without having the king of love grace our eardrums. With the lyrics, “If God one day struck me blind, your beauty I’ll still see,” Prince creates a masterpiece of a ballad that expresses all that is love.


  1. Soulmate – Lizzo 

There is no greater love than self-love. This track by music newcomer, Lizzo, celebrates the single life as finding inner peace is said to be the key to pure happiness.


  1. Your Love Is King – Sade 

There is no other voice like Sade. With such a silkiness in tone and vocal interpretation, this song is a necessity for Valentine’s Day.


  1. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran 

Known as the modern wedding song, Ed Sheeran creates a timeless classic with this track expressing a love that stands the test of time. From growing old with a partner, this song comes from the heart and is perfect for this holiday.


  1. I Will Always Love You – Dolly Parton 

Although Whitney Houston made the song globally popular, it was the country singer, Dolly Parton, that created the material first. This ballad creates such an amazing heartfelt atmosphere for the romantic holiday spirit.


  1. Best Part – Daniel Caesar ft. H.E.R 

Watching movies can be one of the most romantic things to do with a significant other. This cinematic masterpiece in form of a song will truly be the best part of your romantic day.


  1. Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion 

Celine Dion can do no wrong as her powerhouse voice melts the hearts of millions with every single note. This heartwarming song emulates romantic feelings of gratitude.


  1. Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars 

Embracing one’s flaws is exactly what legendary Bruno Mars wants us to do in this popular track. The song pleasantly reminds individuals to admire their uniqueness and beauty just the way they are.


Happy Valentine’s Day from Youth Time Magazine!


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