Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Looking for something to make even Cupid swoon? Here is my 15-song soundtrack to perfectly set the mood this Valentine’s Day!
1. "At Last" by Etta James
A great way to start your Valentine’s Day. Maybe you have someone who has “at last” realized how great you are. Or maybe you’re like me and just like thinking about someday. Either way, this is a Valentine’s Day must.
2. "Tenerife Sea" by Ed Sheeran
This song has a sense of warmth and comfort. In my own humble teenage way, I think it captures love in such a captivating yet simple way and I just adore it. Perfect in its simplicity, this song is a Valentine’s Day essential.
3. "Beyond" by Leon Bridges
I only heard this song for the first time a few months ago and I immediately fell in love. The way Bridges’ soothing voice carries out the acoustic sweetness of this song just really fits my Valentine’s Day vibe.
4. "Imagine" by Ariana Grande
The beat of this song paired with Ariana Grande’s powerful vocals makes for an inviting world. Dreaming about spending your Valentine’s Day with someone special? This addition is for you!
5. "Talking to the Moon" by Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars always has a way of conveying emotions in such a charming way. This song’s pining desire proves this in such a way that it needed to be included.
6. "Speechless" by Dan and Shay feat. Tori Kelly
Have you ever been in awe of someone and been driven to stunned silence? Well, I think this addition to my playlist has got you covered. Whether you’re getting dressed up and going out or staying in and watching a movie in sweatpants, you can still be taken aback by someone’s appearance.
7. "Take My Breath Away" by Berlin
The iconic love song from Top Gun was a must-have for this list. The smooth groove of this 80’s classic is sure to take your breath away.
8. "As the World Falls Down" by David Bowie
The synth-y melody and Bowie’s choppy vocals really make this song an earworm. An exceptional 80’s addition, "As the World Falls Down" makes me want to calmly drift to sleep.
9. "Lover" by Taylor Swift
This song is sure to make your Valentine’s Day dreams come true. Completely self-written, Swift’s lyrics and melody dance their way into the hearts of the listener. For extra romance, I suggest the first dance remix. The added strings and piano harmony really turn up the charm.
10. "Can’t Take my Eyes Off You" by Frankie Valli
This 60’s classic just always makes me want to get up and dance. The booming chorus with all the horns and jazzy tone is exactly the kind of sun you need on a dreary February Valentine’s Day.
11. "I Won’t Say (I’m In Love)" from Hercules
A Valentine’s Day playlist would be incomplete without a Disney song. This powerful piece from Disney’s Hercules is a sassy song about fearing to admit you’re in love because of past heartbreak, even when you’re head over heels for someone.
12. "I’m Yours" by Jason Mraz
This song has such a cute low-key acoustic vibe. Confessing to your special someone that you want to be theirs is an impeccable contribution to this playlist.
13. "I Was Made for Loving You" by Tori Kelly feat. Ed Sheeran
Think you’ve found your soul mate? This song’s for you. This duet between Tori Kelly and Ed Sheeran is so soothing and wholesome. Whether your soul mate is romantic or platonic, you know you were made for loving them!
14. "I’ve Got You Under My Skin" by Frank Sinatra
A Frank Sinatra classic for Valentine’s Day! This song is such a fun and jazzy time that it will put you into the happiest mood come Friday.
15. "The Louvre" by Lorde
Something about this song is so indescribably perfect and I fall in love with something new every time. It tells a story of a budding romance, where the couple described will be hung in the Louvre because of their greatness. Its beat and pseudo-synth pop will add a splendid conclusion to your Valentine’s Day.
You can find this playlist on Spotify here and on Apple Music here.