As music is a universal channel through which love as well as other emotions are communicated, I thought for this year’s Valentines I would share 14 of some of my all time favourite love or love related songs (in no particular order nor genre. Also, 14 is quite a limiting number but I will try my best to sample well)! Enjoy xx
- Lady by Kenny Rogers
I believe it’s befitting to start this list with this Kenny Rogers’ gem, MHSRIP. He has a serenading voice. How can someone say “lady” sooooo perfectly? Also, WHAT A WAY TO END A SONG!!! This one is definitely a favourite!
2. Stuck on you by Lionel Richie
This song is one of those familiar “feel good” songs. The mid tempo and lyrics are my favourite parts. The expression “I’ve got this feeling down deep in my soul that I just can’t lose” resonates with me and dare I say, anyone who is or has ever been in love that deep. But then again, it’s Lionel Richie, exceptionalism is expected *Chef’s Kiss.
3. Answered Prayer by Lisa Bevill and Bob Carlisle
This song is a real tear jerker and makes great for a wedding song! The duet touch gives it such a wholesome aura. The focus on appreciating the love shared with someone is very fulfilling. It cannot be denied that gratitude is an important aspect of love.
4. When God Made You
As a Christian, I love that this song circles back a fulfilling love to God. Every good and perfect gift comes from God. Also, as mentioned earlier there is something about duets that’s so beautiful.
5.Take Me To Your Heart by Michael Learns To Rock
I feel there’s something profound about asking someone to take you to their heart. This song signifies intentionalism and the desire to learn about one’s loved one. Also, how deep is “take me to your heart, take me to your soul” love it!
6. Only You by Ric Hassani
The rhythm of this song is one of my favourite things about it. Definitely depicts most of the feelings that come with love. Ric Hassani undoubtedly gave us perfection with this one.
7. Slowly by Meddy
This is one of those songs you play on repeat for many hours. It is the epitome of feel good. The artistic blend of languages? ABSOLUTELY LOVE!
8. Example by Afunika
For those that can understand the song, I don’t have to qualify the vibes it gives any further! It’s definitely a jaaaaaam. For those that don’t understand it, this song is sung in Bemba, a tribe in Zambia. It is pretty much a song about a man appreciating his woman and suggesting she is the epitome of love and beauty with dramatic examples to go by. I like how cheesy it is and the tune is A VIBE! Had to make the list 🙂
9. At My Worst by Pink Sweat$
Pink Sweat$ definitely has very cute love songs. This one in particular had to make my list because it erases the idea of finding someone “perfect”. It gives the realistic side of love that involves loving each other through the worst times. A feel good tune! Love it. (Listen to 17 & Low by Pink Sweat$ too! amazing songs)
10. I Try by Macy Gray
In this song, Macy Gray showcases the vulnerability that comes with love. The idea of one’s world crumbling without their loved one’s is a familiar feel. Also, HER VOICE is all that. Totally love it.
11. Always Be My Baby – Mariah Carey
This songs paints a picture of a cyclic love. The breakup x makeup that flavours most love stories, otherwise called “ups and downs” or “been through a lots” lol. I like that it gives the face of love that is, for most people, relatable and realistic.
12. Ordinary People by John Legend
Like most of the songs on this list, this one is also one of my all time favourites, I like that it doesn’t paint a trial less version of love & doesn’t add certainty to it(I know that sounds a tad bit controversial, but hey..). “Maybe we’ll live and learn, maybe we’ll crush and burn”.. THAT PART.
13. Crush by Yuna ft Usher
My favourite thing about this song is that it showcases the thrill of falling for someone, one of the most satisfying parts of love and loving.
14. Knock You Down by Keri Hilson and others (lol)
Had to end the list on a high note and what better song could do the trick? The fact that I can sing and rap to every part of this song shows how much of a favourite it is.
Hope you all had an amazing Valentines Day today and hope you enjoyed my selection of the 14 songs.
Are any of these your favourite too?
Which one is your go to love song?