The Must-Have List of Love Songs for Valentine’s Day

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We all have our favorite love songs that never fail to make us emotional and that we never truly get sick of. With Valentine’s Day coming quickly around the corner, this is the time of year that is perfect for just those types of songs. We’ve gathered a collection of songs that we hope will become your new favorites. These songs are feel-good love songs to warm your heart and listen to with your sweetheart. From classic artists to today’s pop music and country hits, we’ve got a song for to please everyone and there’s just enough to fit onto a CD that could make a wonderful, creative Valentine’s Day gift idea. We’re sure you’ll fall in love with these songs and add them to your Valentine’s Day playlist.


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1. You’re All I Need to Get By by Marvin Gaye

First, we’ll start with a classic that has a great rhythm and message in it. Sung by one of the most prominent R&B singers, Marvin Gaye, this song has so much soul and meaningful lyrics that it makes for an ultimate love song. On top of that, the duet adds that special spark of love that makes it hard to not play on repeat. It’s upbeat and poetic with an uplifting energy that is sure to make your heart happy.

2. Mean to Me by Brett Eldredge

If you’re a country fan, this one’s for you! Brett Eldredge’s smooth voice, the soft melody, and sentimental lyrics add magic to this love song. The message of the song is a sweet expression of love and enough to bring tears of happiness. The talented country singer says everything a girl dreams of hearing, making this song a true love ballad.

3. 1 + 1 by Beyoncé

The queen B brings her beautiful, soulful voice to this song that’s full of soul and emotion itself. The song reflects a lot of emotion in its lovely simple rhythm and even has some hints of rock ‘n roll in a guitar solo as it progresses. Beyoncé has had many popular hits, but this one brings out deep emotion that earns it a spot in our list of top love songs.

4. Better Together by Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson is known for having harmonic, acoustic beats with artistic lyrics sung by his soothing voice, and this song is a perfect example of that. It has a sweet, simple guitar melody with hints of piano that make it a relaxing love song that’s perfect to cuddle up to.

5. Forever by Chris Brown

We’ve all seen the epic wedding entrance dance choreographed to this song (if you haven’t, check it out!) which makes it even more worthy of being on our must-have love song playlist. It’s a great song with a cheerful techno beat and fun, lovable lyrics. This song is such a crowd-pleaser, it could be a fabulous song to keep your guests dancing at your wedding.

6. Kiss Me by Sixpence None the Richer

This song is an all-time favorite love song. It has adorable lyrics with a girly, charming sound to it that makes listeners imagine fairytale love stories like in the movies. The accordion riffs add a classical romance sound and make it a tune that’s hard to get out of your head and your heart.

7. Your Song by Elton John

Everyone loves Elton John’s piano playing and unmistakable voice. This song makes it on our ultimate love song playlist because it’s full of heartfelt joy and romantic lyrics. Elton John brings us the best with this epic love ballad full of rising violins and guitar strums. It is a definite must-have for everyone’s Valentine’s Day.

8. All of the Stars by Ed Sheeran

We must admit, this song is on the more emotional side, but that makes it even more of a must-have for Valentine’s Day. The young, popular Ed Sheeran sings this song which was originally for the tear-jerking movie, The Fault in Our Stars. His angelic voice lights up the lyrics which tell a sweet story about true love’s connection that is moving and sure to leave an impression.

9. At Last by Etta James

If there’s one song to take the home trophy for an epic love song, it’s this one. Etta James’ breathtakingly soulful, rich voice sings this song that goes down in our books as one of the best ballads. At almost 60 years old, this love song is a true classic – you could even consider adding this one to your wedding music list since it is so timeless.

10. Everything by Michael Bublé

This song is complete with Michael Bublé’s satiny voice and a smooth beat that evokes the happiness of love. The acoustic melody gives the song a lighthearted flow to match its delightful, emotion-filled lyrics about the joy and magic of love.

11. Little Things by One Direction

This boy band has made a big splash over the past few years, and holds an even bigger place in our hearts. They are internationally known and have made numerous top-charting hits. However, this song of theirs may not be one you have heard on the radio too often. It’s a song off their second album and showcases their unique voices in simple acoustic tune. Even though it was not as popular a hit as most, it has a sweet melody that will surely tug on your heartstrings.

12. Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts

Even if you’re not the biggest fan of country music, this song has deeply meaningful lyrics with an honest message that can resonate with anyone who has been in love through hardships. It has a subtle country tune with simple vocals by a noteworthy country band, accompanied by graceful piano.

13. Make You Feel My Love by Adele

Adele has surely made a name for herself with her amazing, record-breaking voice. She brings her best on this love song of selfless, passionate lyrics. She is well-known for her powerful vocals which are accompanied by soft piano and strings on this melodic track. It is a great song that tells a strong message of love and dedication. We even think it could be a great wedding anniversary song.

Music is just one of many classic, romantic ways to say “I love you” this Valentine’s Day. Listen to this playlist to get in the heartfelt spirit of the holiday or share it with your significant other to express to them how much they mean to you. We hope these songs make you feel uplifted with love this Valentine’s Day.


Photo Credit: Simply Bloom Photography

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