10 Love Songs Lyrics for a Romantic AF Playlist

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Music: the bridge to our emotions and a way to get in touch with our deeper selves. Throughout any relationship, we all reach a level of comfort with our partner that causes us to slack in the romance department. These quotes will serve as a reminder of the benefits of keeping the passions of love alive, and as a playlist guaranteed to sweep your loved one off their feet.

The love song lyrics from this romantic AF playlist will get you and your SO feelin’ the love.

1. For when the relationship just started

“143” by Musiq Soulchild

Quote: “I treat you like Valentine’s Day 365 a year. Make sure that everything you need will always be right here. Now I just refuse to be your typical ordinary run of the mill garden-variety lover.”

At the beginning of any relationship, we all question how committed the other person acts because we don’t want to invest our time into something temporary. Soulchild shows us how to commit in a relationship by treating every day like Valentine’s Day, 365 days a year. If you can strive to make every day special in your own way, your relationship will flourish.

2. For when you want to make your significant other breakfast in bed

“Got to be there” by Michael Jackson

Quote: “Got to be there, got to be there in the morning when she says hello to the world. Got to be there, got to be there to bring her good times and show her that she is my girl.”

Have you ever made your significant other breakfast in bed? It epitomizes luxury and pampering in a relationship and it will not go unappreciated. We should all strive to, at least once, wake our partner with a full breakfast when they say hello to the world. It will surely get their day started right (and probably yours, too).

3. For when you want to show your significant other you’re serious

“So into You” by Tamia

Quote: “With every passing moment thoughts of you run through my head. Every time that I’m near you I realize that you’re heaven sent.”

There will come a point where you realize that your partner truly does stand out from the rest. Their unique qualities make them special in every way, and perfect for you. Slowly, you grow more and more infatuated with them and the relationship takes on a different tone. If you ever find yourself at a loss for words, turn to Tamia. She will help you vocalize this hard to define feeling to your significant other.

4. For when your significant other had a long day at work

“One in a Million” by Aaliyah

Quote: “’Cause the love you give, it can’t be replaced. See, no one else love me like you do. That’s why I don’t mind to spend my life with you. I wanna please you in any way I can. I wanna share my world, don’t you understand?”

Everyone needs a reminder of how special and loved they are in a relationship. Aaliyah goes out of her way to show her boyfriend how she feels about him with this bop. We should all follow her lead. Remind your partner that their love is one in a million by putting on Aaliyah next time you get control of the aux.

5. For when your significant other gets too wrapped up in their work

“Focus” by H.E.R.

Quote: “But I don’t wanna give up. Baby, I just want you to get up. Lately, I’ve been a little fed up. Wish you would just focus on me.”

Every relationship goes through a rough patch from time to time. We all get too comfortable around each other and eventually begin to lose sight of the other person. Taking time out of your day to give your partner the attention they deserve will never go unappreciated and will always show them how much you care. Pull out the boombox with this one for an eighties-style declaration of love.

6. For when you’re going on vacation with your significant other

“Cruisin’” by Smokey Robinson

Quote: “I love it when we’re cruisin’ together. The music is played for love. Cruisin’ is made for love. I love it when we’re cruisin’ together.”

No matter how you travel—plane, train, or automobile—you can make the time spent getting to your destination with your SO as worthwhile as the endpoint of your journey. Smokey Robinson reminds us to lay back, unwind and relax during these times. Take in the sights with your loved one and just cruise.

7. For when you want to show your significant other you’re appreciative with more than words

“Nobody” by Keith Sweat

Quote: “And who can do it like me? (Nobody) Who can give you what you need? (Nobody) Who can do you all night long? (Nobody) Nobody, baby (Nobody).”

When you need to set the mood with some slow music, turn to the master, Keith Sweat. Just dim the lights, light a candle and throw this jam on. If that doesn’t set the bedroom mood, I don’t know what will.

8. For when the relationship reaches the next level

“Love on Top” by Beyoncé

Quote: “Baby, it’s you, you’re the one I love. You’re the one I need, you’re the only one I see. Come on, baby, it’s you. You’re the one that gives your all. You’re the one I can always call. When I need you, make everything stop. Finally, you put my love on top.”

After the puppy dog stage of the relationship, the real work begins. Some relationships don’t last long at this stage because of one person slacking off instead of pulling their weight. The couples that do last find ways to make time for each other no matter what life throws at them. Like Beyoncé says, they put their love on top.

9. For when you’ve had a long day at work away from your significant other

“Blessed” by Daniel Cesar

Quote: “Everywhere that I go, everywhere that I be, if you were not surrounding me with your energy. I don’t wanna be there, don’t wanna be anywhere. Anyplace that I can’t feel you, I just wanna be near you.”

After a long, hard day of work, turn to this tune when heading home to the one you love. Send them this song to remind them how much you care for and miss them. Daniel Cesar speaks from the heart on this track about how we all feel after spending too much time away from our loved ones. Bridge the gap with this heartfelt tune.

10. For when the relationship becomes long distance

“Computer Love” by Zapp

Quote: “Oh, won’t you keep me warm tonight. You are such a sweet delight. I will cherish the memory of this night. Yes, I found my computer love.”

Made in 1985, way before computers took over every facet of our lives, Zapp sang about how our relationships will eventually take place online. Not every relationship takes place face-to-face. As such, we turn to Skype and FaceTime to talk to our loved ones. This song, though dated, still expresses the loving feeling we get while using a computer to maintain that special connection with our significant other.

Evan is a senior Creative Writing major at Florida State University. He enjoys writing short stories, listening to music, and watching classic movies.

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