On this international day of love, we all have different relationship statuses. Whether you’re cuffed and thriving or single and secure, start your Valentine’s Day with romantic tunes. The first 10 songs are the vibes for couples while the second half will pump up the singles out there this Valentine’s Day.
“Ojitos Lindos” by Bad Bunny
Bad Bunny sings alongside Colombian group Bomba Estéreo to evoke the sentimental feeling of looking into your loved ones’ beautiful eyes, caressing each other and feeling reborn in a relationship. Dedicate this song to your other half and let them know that they make you feel whole.
“I Want It All (Spanglish Version)” by Kat & Alex
Have you ever heard country music sung in Spanish? Kat & Alex bring the heartfelt vibes in “I Want It All” by demonstrating the eternal love promised in a newlywed couple. If you love country and Latin music, Kat & Alex will be your new favorites.
“Essence” by Wizkid (Ft. Tems)
Wizkid and Tems composed lyrics that convey the desire and physical connection we feel for our significant others. The essence within a relationship is important to keep the love going. Make sure to sing this out loud for your Valentine’s date.
“Here” with Me by d4vd
Sometimes we cannot fully describe how we feel when we are with that special someone, but according to d4vd, we’ll have a smile on our face as long as we are with them. Take your significant other on a romantic date this Valentine’s and show them how special they are to you and how happy they make you feel.
“Sure Thing” by Miguel
Miguel is no stranger to putting us into our feelings, urging listeners in “Sure Thing” to have faith in love and relationships. Let your partner know that your relationship is indeed a “sure thing.”
“‘03 Bonnie & Clyde” by Jay Z & Beyonce
This is the ultimate couple song about going through thick and thin for each other and going “down the ride to the very end” with your significant other. No matter how hard a relationship might get, this song shows us to always be there for each other.
“For My Hand” by Burna Boy ft. Ed Sheeren
The blend between musical genres almost always produces a masterpiece. An afrobeats ballad, “For My Hand” delves into the relationship between two people expressing gratitude to each other and accepting their partner for who they truly are.
“When I See U” by Fantasia
The symptoms of a crush include blushing, nerves and butterflies in your stomach. This love song by Fantasia shows us the vulnerability some experience when they see that special person. Don’t feel shy the next time you get butterflies in your stomach for that special someone — I am sure they will appreciate it.
“Lucky” by Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat’s chemistry in the song truly defines what it means to be lucky in a romantic relationship. If you have found both a lover and a best friend, then fortune has smiled on you.
“Beautiful Soul” Jesse Mccartney
Don’t want another pretty face but just a beautiful soul? In this song, Jesse Mccartney believes that man should truly view someone more than just looks. Men, take notes from McCartney and let your significant other know they are beautiful inside and out every day.
“Flowers” by Miley Cyrus
Buying our own flowers, writing our names in the sand and loving ourselves better than anyone else is a wonderful way to encourage those celebrating Valentine’s Day alone. Why do we need a date or significant other when loving yourself is just as important? This Valentine’s Day, celebrate you.
Shakira: BZRP Music Sessions, Vol. 53
The biggest diss track of 2023 so far, Shakira does not mince words about being cheated on. Listen to her BZRP session to gain some valuable tips such as “las mujeres ya no lloran, las mujeres facturan,” which translates into “women no longer cry, women get paid.” The next time your relationship ends, play this anthem instead of crying over someone who is not worth it.
“Ridin’ Solo” by Jason Derulo
Jason Derulo sings about ridin’ solo from a relationship and not bashing the other person. This positive song demonstrates that we might be salty about the end of a relationship, but it’s best to leave on good terms, a suggestion that could help you down the road.
“He Wasn’t Man Enough” by Toni Braxton
We need to have high standards for finding the right person in our lives. Never settle for less, a sentiment Braxton supports by letting us know her ex he was not “man enough” for her. The next time you enter a relationship, make sure he is “man enough” for you!
“Special” by Lizzo ft. SZA
It is important to love ourselves before we allow someone else to love us. Lizzo delivers the perfect anthem on self-love and that you are special. If no one told you today that you are special, you are special today, tomorrow and every day.
“MAMIII” by Becky G & Karol G
Tired of the toxic energy in your life? Tired of being let down consistently? Well, Becky G and Karol G are here to help you learn your worth. Change your phone number and take the high road.
“Potential Breakup Song” by Aly & AJ
Sometimes we are on the verge of being single and that is OK! Let that person know you are ready to break up and move onto bigger, better things. Turn this “Potential Breakup Song” into your official breakup song.
“Solita” by Kali Uchis
Kali Uchis’ soothing soul can put anyone into their feelings. “Solita” shows us that it is better to dance alone than with the devil. Let’s take care of our mental and physical health by removing ourselves from bad energy and enjoy alone time.
“Just Fine” by Mary J. Blige
“No time for moping around, are you kidding? And no time for negative vibes, cause I’m winning…” sings Blige in this funky, confidence-boosting song. Feeling “just fine” is perfectly OK as long as you’re feeling yourself.
“Independent Women Pt. 1” by Destiny’s Child
Destiny’s Child proudly encourages independent women to depend on themselves for buying anything they want, living their best life and having no one to control them. As women, we are capable of taking care of ourselves and being that independent woman the dynamic trio encourages us to be.