Updated February 2021
A Perfect Playlist for Valentine’s Day
Music is a versatile art form. It can be used to relate to and transcend its listeners to a different place. No matter what your situation is this Valentine’s Day, there are love songs out there for you. I’ve compiled a perfect playlist – fit for everyone this Valentine’s Day
Cigarettes and Coffee by Otis Redding
This song is a pretty traditional love song. Redding professes his love for the woman that he is with. Redding’s voice is wonderful and full of emotion. A must for any Valentine’s playlist.
Truth Hurts by Lizzo
Truth Hurts is one about self-love. Lizzo has left a relationship and is showing her confidence through this track. Unlike many songs that would be found on a Valentine’s playlist, this song makes the listener embrace themselves before worrying about any lover. A great song to sing and dance to!
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out by The Smiths
The theme if this song seems to focus on the love of life (at least in the moment that the song takes place) and possibly the potential love of the person in which the song is addressed. The song feels so free, and you can’t help but to fall in love with it yourself.
Go Ahead by Perfume Genius
Another great song about self-love. The singer is dismissing all of those in his past who have judged him. He is embracing the things about himself that others view as odd.
Gimme All Your Love by Alabama Shakes
A very heartfelt song. It details a relationship that needs to be worked on. The singer is begging their lover to contribute to the mending of this relationship. Brittany Howard’s vocal performance on this track is amazing, and really makes the listener empathetic to her situation.
Send His Love to Me by PJ Harvey
PJ Harvey sings about waiting for a love in “Send His Love to Me”. Again, the vocal performance on this is great. The listener can understand how deeply the singer longs for the person that she is singing about.
Suzanne by Leonard Cohen
This is one of my favorite songs. It focuses on one character, Suzanne. She is a somewhat kooky character that the singer is infatuated with. He cannot have her, but he sings of his longing for her. The lyrics are beautiful.
Sweet Thing by Van Morrison
Sweet Thing is an amazing love song. It is dreamy and beautiful, taking the listener through vivid imagery and descriptions. It makes your heart light and long for love.