Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and what’s a holiday all about love without music? In the month of candy hearts and celebrating love, here’s a playlist of songs to listen to to get yourself in a lovey headspace.
So Into You – Tamia
This song has many variations. There’s one with Fabolous and Ashanti, and an obscure Childish Gambino cover on Soundcloud. However, the original version by Tamia is where it all began, of course. This ode to her SO was released in 1998, and still sounds beautiful today.
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
For every Twilight fan… if your idea of romance and the epitome of love is the picture of Bella walking down the aisle to Edward, this one’s for you.
(At Your Best) You Are Love – Aaliyah
Aaliyah, who passed away tragically in a plane crash in 2001, was a wildly successful R&B singer throughout the 1990s. One of her most popular songs is (At Your Best) You Are Love, which details a relationship that – while it has its downs, it makes each person their best self.
Differences – Ginuwine
This song is a classic. Ginuwine released this in 2001, and it’s been playing at weddings ever since.
You and Me – Lifehouse
This song has been around for ages, and has been featured on many TV shows. Most notably, it reminds Grey’s Anatomy fans of the tumultuous love story of Meredith and Derek. If you’re wanting ~all the Derek Shepherd vibes~ this is the song for you.
Baby I’m Yours – Arctic Monkeys
This classic love song cover from the Arctic Monkeys, is an old-timey romance feel. Released in 2006, it’s still such a happy and timeless song.
The Two of Us – Omar Apollo
This short song is the last track on Omar Apollo’s latest album, Apolonio. It’s lighthearted and short, and it emphasizes the feelings of being young and in love.
Donchano – Steve Lacy
On Steve Lacy’s new album, The Lo-Fis, Donchano is a romantic short song.
Diary – Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys has been revered in the music world since her first album in 2001. Following her debut, she released The Diary of Alicia Keys, which has beautiful tracks detailing love and life of a young woman. One of the most intimate and underrated tracks on the album is called Diary, which is her showing support to her SO.
Every Kind of Way – H.E.R.
This song, on H.E.R’s album H.E.R. vol 2 was released in 2017, and it is also a slow and sweet ode to her SO.
Reasons – Khalid
Khalid has a unique voice, and is incredibly talented. In 2016, he sampled 2Pac’s Do For Love and slowed it for a love song called Reasons. If your SO is a Khalid fan, this song is the perfect one for you to share in the sweetest moments.
Among the thousands of love songs I wish I could include in this article, these are a few of my favorites. If you want a complete playlist, check out my Spotify! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5bNqSKu22JcEYeyy5SliBm?si=OZ2_3ynAQwyNXF5izD2oLA