24 Valentine's Day Songs for a Dreamy V-Day Playlist

Tell your S.O how you feel with the ultimate Valentine's Day playlist.
Valentine's Days Love Songs for a Playlist Mix Tape
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diane hall senior editor and wedding expert the knot worldwide
Diane Hall
diane hall senior editor and wedding expert the knot worldwide
Diane Hall
Contributing Senior Editor & Wedding Expert
  • Diane writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a specialty in weddings, party planning and couple lifestyle.
  • She produces editorial content for The Knot, The Bash and WeddingWire Canada.
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, she was the publisher of 2life Magazine and WeddingBells Magazine.
Updated Feb 06, 2023

Valentine's Day is all about spreading love, whether that be through a funny card, the cutest gifts, a bouquet of flowers or a Valentine's Day playlist stacked with love songs. To get you in the mood for love and give you some inspiration, we've put together our favorite Valentine's Day songs so you'll have tunes to play on February 14th, whatever you have planned. Whether you're spending Valentine's Day having dinner with your S.O at home, hitting the road for a romantic getaway or using V-day as a chance to show your BFFs how much you appreciate them with a Galentine's get-together, cue up some of these lovey-dovey tunes. Happy listening!

Leave The Door Open - Silk Sonic

Lyrics you'll love: "Ooh, baby, don't keep me (waiting)/There's so much love we could be making (shamone)/I'm talking kissing, cuddling/Rose petals in the bathtub/Girl, let's jump in, it's bubbling"

Why we love it: The cheeky lyrics, 70s vibe and smooth blend of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak's vocals make this Grammy-award-winning song a must for your Valentine's Day playlist.

Loveeeeeee Song - Rihanna

Lyrics you'll love: "Come hold me tight and when I'm drowning, save me/Give it to me on a daily/If I'm your girl, say my name boy, let me know I'm in control/We both grown so how we feel we can let it show"

Why we love it: We're stoked to see what Rihanna performs at the Super Bowl 2023 Halftime Show just before Valentine's Day. No doubt she'll sing a love song or two.

Make You Feel My Love – Adele

Lyrics you'll love: "I could make you happy, make your dreams come true/Nothing that I wouldn't do/Go to the ends of the Earth for you/To make you feel my love"

Why we love it: Beautifully performed by Adele, this song could apply to a few loved ones in your life.

All of Me – John Legend

Lyrics you'll love: "Darling, you're with me, always around me/Only love, only love/Darling, I feel you, under my body/Only love, only love"

Why we love it: A first dance fave, it perfectly communicates how we feel about our spouse-to-be. P.S. Check out our tips for How to Celebrate Your First Valentine's Day as an Engaged or Married Couple.

Shallow – Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper

Lyrics you'll love: "I'm off the deep end, watch as I dive in/I'll never meet the ground/Crash through the surface, where they can't hurt us/We're far from the shallow now"

Why we love it: Every time we listen to this track it takes us right back to that stunning Oscars performance. Swoon!

Kiss – Prince

Lyrics you'll love: "You don't have to be rich/To be my girl/You don't have to be cool/To rule my world/Ain't no particular sign/I'm more compatible with/I just want your extra time and your/Kiss"

Why we love it: It's fun, cheeky, and a Valentine's Day song we can boogie to!

Let's Get it on – Marvin Gaye

Lyrics you'll love: "There's nothing wrong with me/Loving you, baby no no/And giving yourself to me can never be wrong/If the love is true, oh baby"

Why we love it: Totally reminds us of the Bridget Jones movies, and totally still want to listen to it with our S.O.

Wherever You Will Go – The Calling

Lyrics you'll love: "I know now, just quite how/My life and love might still go on/In your heart, in your mind/I'll stay with you for all of time"

Why we love it: An oldie but a goodie, we love this rock take on a love song.

Your Song – Elton John

Lyrics you'll love: "And you can tell everybody this is your song/It may be quite simple, but now that it's done/I hope you don't mind, I hope you don't mind that I put down in words/How wonderful life is while you're in the world"

Why we love it: Super romantic and ideal for a sing-along, it's the ideal track for Valentine's Day.

Señorita - Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes

Lyrics you'll love: "Ooh, when your lips undress me/Hooked on your tongue/Ooh, love, your kiss is deadly/Don't stop"

Why we love it: There's no denying the chemistry between Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes in the steamy music video. If you're looking to play a sexy song to heat things up, add this one to your playlist.

Come Away with Me – Nora Jones

Lyrics you'll love: "Come away with me and we'll kiss/On a mountaintop/Come away with me/And I'll never stop loving you"

Why we love it: Whimsical and dreamy, it's easy to imagine falling in love to this song!

A Case of You – Joni Mitchell

Lyrics you'll love: "I remember that time you told me/You said, "Love is touching souls"/Surely you touched mine/'Cause part of you pours out of me/In these lines from time to time"

Why we love it: Quirky and alternative, this live version of this song by Kris Kristofferson featuring Brandy Carlile is the perfect backing track for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner.

XO – John Mayer

Lyrics you'll love: "Your heart is glowing/And I'm crashing into you/Baby, kiss me kiss me/Before they turn the lights out"

Why we love it: Laidback cool couples are all over this indie take on Beyoncé's hit.

Kiss Me – Sixpence None The Richer

Lyrics you'll love: "Oh, kiss me, beneath the milky twilight/Lead me out on the moonlit floor/Lift your open hand/Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance/Silver moon's sparkling/So kiss me"

Why we love it: Because sometimes a good smooch is all you need on Valentine's Day!

Only Love – Ben Howard

Lyrics you'll love: "Darling, you're with me, always around me/Only love, only love/Darling, I feel you, under my body/Only love, only love"

Why we love it: Why we love it: We think this one will give alternative couples all the feels.

You're Beautiful – James Blunt

Lyrics you'll love: "You're beautiful/You're beautiful/You're beautiful, it's true/I saw your face in a crowded place/And I don't know what to do/'Cause I'll never be with you"

Why we love it: We could totally get on board with the idea of random strangers telling us we're beautiful in song form.

2 Become 1 – Spice Girls

Lyrics you'll love: "Candlelight and soul forever/A dream of you and me together/Say you believe it, say you believe it"

Why we love it: From first crushes at the school dance to our current S.O, this nostalgic hit has seen us through every romance.

With or Without You – U2

Lyrics you'll love: "Through the storm, we reach the shore/You give it all but I want more/And I'm waiting for you"

Why we love it: It always takes us back to Ross and Rachel, so it makes sense that we want to listen to it with our lobster too!

You're Still the One – Shania Twain

Lyrics you'll love:"When I first saw you, I saw love/And the first time you touched me, I felt love/And after all this time/You're still the one I love"

Why we love it: Shania knows how to write a love song and this one helps us let our long-term partners know that they're still our everything.

Everything Has Changed – Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran

Lyrics you'll love: "'Cause all I know is we said, "Hello"/And your eyes look like comin' home/All I know is a simple name/And everything has changed/All I know is you held the door/You'll be mine and I'll be yours/All I know since yesterday/Is everything has changed"

Why we love it: It kind of makes us feel as though we're in a high school rom-com, in a good way.

I Really Like You – Carly Rae Jepsen

Lyrics you'll love: "'I really, really, really, really, really, really like you/And I want you, do you want me, do you want me, too?"

Why we love it: Send it to your S.O or your maid of honor, either way, it totally works and will be greatly appreciated!

Over and Over Again – Nathan Sykes, Ariana Grande

Lyrics you'll love: "From the heat of night to the break of day/I'll keep you safe and hold you forever/And the sparks will fly, they will never fade/'Cause every day gets better and better"

Why we love it: It's SO romantic and beautifully performed. Top tip: Grab a hairbrush and perform this in front of the mirror, it makes it about 10X more enjoyable. Promise.

Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion

Lyrics you'll love: "You were always there for me/The tender wind that carried me/A light in the dark shining your love into my life/You've been my inspiration/Through the lies you were the truth/My world is a better place because of you"

Why we love it: A classic that will stay on our Valentine's Day playlist for the rest of our days, you just can't beat a bit of Celine and this is our fave.

Love on Top – Beyoncé

Lyrics you'll love: "Baby, baby/I can hear the wind whipping past my face/As we dance the night away/Boy, your lips taste like a night of champagne/As I kiss you again, and again, and again, and again"

Why we love it: Romantic and upbeat, this Beyoncé track is a great one to dance to in the kitchen after a glass of bubbles or three with your spouse-to-be.

Looking for more Valentine's Day Songs? Celebrate Black History Month and V-Day with The Knot's Best Black Love Songs playlist on Spotify.

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