Frank Sinatra – My Funny Valentine
A timeless masterpiece which no one has made a mixtape since the 90’s without adding it. Jazz music always gives the vibes of love in the air, especially when it’s combined by a legend like Sinatra with the sweetest lyrics of seeing your beloved one flawless.
The Pretenders – I’ll Stand By You
A 90s power ballad song with Chrissie Hynde’s poignant vocals, portraying love in dark times through sincere lyrics and folk vibes, as loving someone means loving them for better or worse, and remaining by their side no matter what. This may be a family member, a partner, a friend, yourself, or even a bet who feels safe when you’re nearby.
Alicia Keys – Fallin’
Soul dreamy melodies that pierce the soul with Alicia’s stunning voice and R&B vibes, “Fallin’” describes the strong feelings we still have for someone, even if they caused us pain. We just keep falling for them over and over again.
Lauren Daigle – Rescue
Lauren Daigle has one of the most heartfelt and powerful voices I’ve heard. She believes in the message she’s conveying and delivers it with passion. The beauty of “Rescue” is that If you’re a believer, you’ll hear “Rescue” as God’s words; if you’re not, you’ll hear it as your beloved one, or best friend, is devoted and ready to fight in your darkest battles; or you’ll take the lyrics as you being there for yourself.
Taylor Swift – I’m Only Me When I’m With You
It’s difficult to think of a list of love songs without adding Taylor Swift. This song is one of her lesser-known songs, yet it demonstrates her distinct country sound from a young age. The song title itself illustrates how the single is warm and full of love, any sort of love that leaves you being yourself and at your finest version around them, with a quite wholesome music video.
Rurth B – Dandelions
A light song with tender vocals and sweet harmonies, with poetic lyrics coming from crushing hard on someone, wishing he’d be yours, thinking: “I’ve heard of a love that comes once in a lifetime, and I’m pretty sure that you are that love of mine.” Even if you’re not in love with someone, you’ll feel like you are!
Edith Whiskers – Home (Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros cover)
A slowed acoustic version with Tom Rosenthal’s distinct vocals behind it to give a pleasant, nostalgic vibe.and finding someone who can make you feel that way anytime they’re around is priceless.
Andra Day – Rise Up
Andrea conveys a message to anyone who is in the depths of darkness that they can rise on their own with passionate, powerful vocals that have a mixture of R&B, Soul, and some Blues vibes with heartening music. Self-love is required, as is the willingness to do for oneself what you would do for someone you love.
Ashe – Moral of the Story
With Ashe’s delicate vocals and a sarcastic, bitter tone, this is an amusing, sad track with a storytelling structure. It’s a reminder that “you can think that you’re in love, when you’re really just in pain” and that you shouldn’t make reckless decisions simply because it’s Valentine’s Day. Instead, embrace the fact that you have “fell out” of a toxic love.
I’ll Never Love Again – Lady Gaga (from A Star Is Born)
They say love conquers all, but it doesn’t conquer death, as the vows state, “till death falls us apart.” An emotional, painful performance by Lady Gaga, who sings her heart out along with sad, moving melodies to declare that there is no other love after losing a life partner, but that terrible fact does not erase the love; rather, it makes it eternal by living on memories. It’s fine to think of a loved one who has passed away today.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! May you be showered with warm love from those you care about not just today, but every day of your life.