Valentine’s Playlist 2024: Songs for significant others

by Chloe Nimpoeno

In the three-part series, “Valentine’s Playlist 2024,” we will celebrate the season of love with music that captures all types of relationships.

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s time to give love all around. No matter how you are expressing love this February, there is definitely a love song you can tune your life to.

And romance is just one of those expressions of love! Here are 10 songs that capture the love between partners!

Just The Way You Are — Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars has a way with complimenting people. This track is a proud exclamation of love for the little things in a significant other, from their eyes to their laugh. With a catchy melody and cute message, this song is a great tune to sing along to in the car with your lover.

If I Ain’t Got You — Alicia Keys

Gorgeous vocals and piano instrumental aid a just as beautiful theme of not needing anything else, as long as one has their lover. Alicia Keys moves away from material luxuries to celebrate the power of love in life, serving as a reminder to the world that there would be nothing without love and care between each other.

Die For You — The Weeknd

This smooth R&B track by The Weeknd emphasizes undying love through the highs and lows of relationships. The lyrics include mentions of rough times, distance and loneliness, and yet the love and commitment stays the same. This song is a perfect way to promise to a partner that you’ll be there for them through thick and thin.

Honey — Kehlani

The sound of this Kehlani track is just like its title — sweet and easily stuck in your head! With a simple melody and clear lyrics, this song captures the light, sugary feeling of being in love. Kehlani’s bubbly voice in this cute love song never fails to put one in a good mood, especially when thinking of a loved one.

Best Part — Daniel Caesar and H.E.R.

An absolute favorite when it comes to love songs! This slow jam is dreamy, passionate and feels like a comforting hug. Daniel Caesar and H.E.R.’s voices compliment each other spectacularly, and the song’s sound and lyrics feel like the perfect reflection of the warm intimacy between people in love.

Lover — Taylor Swift

The relaxed pace coupled with gentle vocals and sweet lyrics create the delicate Taylor Swift love song that is “Lover.” There is a sort of haziness and dreaminess that, laced in this song, captures the cloud-nine feeling that love tends to put people in.

Angel Baby — Troye Sivan

This Troye Sivan track is like a cloud with a silver lining — while the song talks about personal struggles, there are feelings of hope when it comes to meeting a lover that becomes a beacon of light amidst dark times. The song is soft and mellow, with a chorus that will make you feel like you’re floating.

we fell in love in october — girl in red

The quintessential autumn love song. A fitting soundtrack for your love life not only in October but also in the chilly air of February too. This song is made of mostly repetitive lyrics, but it’s easy to get caught up in the lovestruck feeling every time girl in red mentions her girl.

Thinking Out Loud — Ed Sheeran

A wedding classic staple, this Ed Sheeran track is known for its heartfelt lyrics and nostalgic sound. This song is a beautiful testament to the timelessness of true love, promising the same youthful love in old age as if they went back to their 20s. The sentiment behind the lyrics are what many may feel towards their lovers, and Sheeran has poetically articulated all those thoughts in a sweet song for those who find it difficult to think out loud.

Love On Top — Beyoncé

This upbeat song is the perfect mood lifter for you and your partner. The pure joy captured in this song’s lively melody and vocals is reminiscent of the skip in one’s step when they’re in love. There is a sense of triumph within this song as well that’ll make you want to yell from the rooftops about the thrill of love.

LOVE. — Kendrick Lamar feat. Zacari

Straightforwardly titled, this popular Kendrick Lamar tune is all about unconditional love with a significant other. The lyrics may not be as explicit as the title, but Lamar’s pop-rap verses are complete with personality and the ins and outs of life with a lover. Without excessively cheesy lyrics, this dreamy track is an intimate snapshot of a relationship.

Godspeed — Frank Ocean

“This love will keep us through blinding of the eyes / Silence in the ears, darkness of the mind” are arguably some of the most beautiful lyrics written and sung about love. This song carries a profound attitude towards love and is a stunning representation of the love’s strengths and depths.

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Thanks for joining us on our three-part series (Part 1 & Part 2) of songs to celebrate all kinds of love! Enjoy your season of love with our suggested soundtracks!

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