Sorry to break it to you, but February has arrived. The countdown to Valentine’s Day has turned you into a cheetah with perfect timing to hunt your man. Whether you spend it with your perfect dream guy or alone in front of the television eating a box of chocolates your parents sent, you may need a soundtrack to fill the vibes. For the love birds, I have the perfect playlist for stargazing, so you can act cute and gross together. However, because I love my single ladies, I made a playlist for you as well!
Listen to the gushiest love songs and the sauciest hype songs to make you own your Valentine’s day.
For The Lovers
“Just The Way You Are” – Bruno Mars
If you have a boy who can share his feelings, you just became the luckiest girl in the world. However, we expect boys to not have capable skills of speaking their true thoughts, so Bruno Mars does it for them. The song begins with the soft relaxation of his voice. This forces you to embrace the angel you hide. Sometimes, we girls take compliments for granted and we don’t believe them. But honey, little do you know. As you dance with your man to this song, you can look through his eyes. He may not say directly that your eyes shine brighter than the stars, but you can see it as he holds your hand, dancing to this song. Your amazing sweetie, just the way you are.
“Say You Won’t Let Go” – James Arthur
In the dark times and the good times, he always stays by our side. Crazy right? Even if we throw up, he stands there and holds your hair back. The man you dance with, in front of you, respects you. He cares for you. Remember to never let that go. Hold onto that boy until you grow gray and old. Nowadays, boys like that don’t come around so often. A relationship like this grows and you get to watch each other grow.
“Candyman” – Christina Aguilera
Time to spice it up a bit with Mr. Candyman. Remember the first time you both met? You know, the Friday night where your eyes both locked and suddenly a flame sparked. You saw the danger, but of course you went for it anyway. Suddenly, his charm casts over you and now you fell in too deep. The sweet-talking sugar-coated Candyman became an addiction you could not resist. Christina brings the excitement to life and reminds you both of the adventures that made you fall in the first place.
“Love Me Like You Do” – Ellie Goulding
Get up and let your body do the talking. From the classic Fifty Shades of Grey, this song puts you in the dancing mood. Get really close with your loved one because you have to raise the heat. Rise the tension level and kill him with temptation. Let him fill the color of your blood, because you join as one. Although love plays a messy game, you can always rely on then tension to pull you back together. Love means war and pain, but most importantly, an unbreakable bond.
“Isn’t She Lovely?” – Stevie Wonder
Throwback time. What man can actually take the definition of beautiful and apply it to a woman and her child so perfectly? Stevie Wonder presents the story of love in a beautiful way. The jazz will have you swing dancing in no time. It becomes impossible to resist having a smile on your face with this on the record. Love creates beautiful things we humans take advantage of sometimes. Through love, we can truly make something so lovely and perfect in every way.
“A Thousand Years” – Christina Perri
Christina Perri truly tells a story that hits your heart with this one. As a girl, you play with dolls and fall asleep dreaming of your prince charming. You have been hurt, beaten and all trust has been broken. However, as soon as you are about to lose hope, they stand there, right in front of you. The one you have loved and worshiped awaits you. Your heart begins to beat. But, does fear drive you away? Suddenly, all your fears get swept away and all worries disappear. You slowly step closer and closer, and eventually take what you want. Never lose hope. Your love waits for you, just reach out and grab it.
“Back To Life” – Rascal Flatts
By this time in the playlist, you might fill with tears. Do not fear, however this song will revive you. Bring out the deep south in you — I know you have it. This song records all the things boys pay attention to. It may seem like they day-dream most of the time, however usually you fill the dream. They pay attention to the small things, like sugar in your coffee. He won’t admit it, but the little notes you leave truly make his day. The little things make a noise in his chest beat louder and louder with every little thing you do.
“Not Another Song About Love” – Hollywood Ending
Let’s get hype! Yes, I said it. Stop it with the slow music and get excited. Honestly, I do not know what was going through his head when creating the title. The entire song he talks about how much he loves this girl. Love still remains very confusing and complicated. You both have your fights and irritations, but these annoyances become lovable qualities within seconds. No matter how annoyed you get by each other, unexplainable magic pulls you both together. Somehow you can’t escape it.
“Sunday Morning” – Bruno Mars
Wake up to this cute melody with him by your side. The patterns of rain make you slide further in those sheets. You twist to become his big spoon. Wait, should the roles switch the other way around? Treasure this moment because life gets hard. But as long as you two stay together, he still has a light to guide him. His hand glides across your face, you feel secure. Life gets better, the hard times bring you closer.
“Lover” – Taylor Swift
The final dance. Taylor’s voice becomes so smooth your heart melts. With your boy, you own this place and no other place in the world that you would rather stand. Somehow love has a way of dragging you in that feels unexplainable. You come to the realization they stay true to you. Soon enough, people will stand as you walk to him and confess your love. You allow him to access your life like never before.
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For the Single Ladies
“Fighter” – Christina Aguilera
Let us take our anger out ladies. To all the boys that hurt you, time to prove them wrong. Bring out the lion in you and release your power. At first, you hurt, but you learned from it and you will never make those foolish mistakes again. Just remember what he stole from you, he cheated you. Take this as a lesson and become wiser, faster and thicker underneath your skin. Now, you’re independent and you do not need a man to rely on. Instead of hating this man for hurting you, thank them. You just became that much stronger.
“That’s Life” – Frank Sinatra
Somehow, this song gives you a happy feeling of hope. If Frank Sinatra can stay in the love game, you can too. Yes, one month you may roll out with finding great guys. Then the next month has one rejection after another. But listen to Frankie and never lose hope. Keep rolling the dice because you never know what to expect. Why? Life has its own plan that is unpredictable. Dreams crash and burn. You encounter ups and downs and land flat on your face. “That’s Life.” Just keep moving and do not quit. Trust me, it fixes itself in the end.
“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars
Fancy yourself girl! Single ladies live an adventurous life. You need to embrace it and pop out to this beat. Some men have the money, if you’re lucky, to rent a beach house in Miami. You see, boys like to bribe you into dating them. They buy you nice things such as gold jewelry and diamonds. Do you think they will continue to spoil you after your date? Not to be a bad influence, but the label ‘single’ means taking what you can get.
“Single Ladies” – Beyonce
Do you really think I would make playlist for my single girls without a Beyonce song? You are single! Enjoy it while you can because you have freedom like never before. Watch your friends’ relationships and notice that a relationship becomes equivalent to a cage. If you truly want a commitment, say goodbye to Friday nights with the girls, However, you do not classify as ‘in a relationship’. Nothing should stand in your way of having a little fun.
“Man! I Feel Like A Woman” – Shania Twain
Start popping your hip, tapping your foot, and nodding your head to this baby. Grab your girls because you going out. When you step on that dance floor, let it loose and relax. If you want to sing, raise your voice as loud as you can and become the next star on American Idol. Tonight, you can really go off the rails, go crazy. You have no commitments or responsibilities, so just let go and have a good time.
“Booty” – Jennifer Lopez ft. Iggy Azalea
Take out your best twerking moves because these women really get you going. If you have a big booty, go off sis. This one’s for you. With as many times as they say “Booty” in this song, you can’t help but shake it. So, take your hands and start throwing some imaginary money. We all need some kind of song on this playlist to let loose to.
“I Don’t F**k With You” – Big Sean
Us women, do not have the time for jokes and games. To all the ladies with annoying boys who like to waste time, an opportunity to yell these words only comes a few in a lifetime. He tries to make you jealous with someone else, but it won’t work. You honestly only care about yourself. We can act selfishly sometimes because we deserve the best. Only the top self exists in my point of view. No one earns your care, unless they earned your attention.
“Glamorous” – Fergie
Being single, you only live the glamorous life. This song will fit the scene when on a vacation with your girls. Hop on that plane, fly to Hawaii and enjoy the luxurious lifestyle. Clink your glasses and wear your diamonds. Do not hold back the flex, you own this trip. We all know this life gives a one time go around. Take a minute to absorb it. On any other day you would chill at Taco Bell, but today, we lounge in hot tubs. You deserve nothing less baby.
“Kiss” – Prince
Let’s get groovy. Not all of us look pretty and plastic, but we all show true beauty. Every inch of our bodies, in all shapes and sizes, resemble perfection in its own way. You do not need to have money, or trendy clothes or the cool walk to get a man. You need compassion, compatibility and dedication for him. The boy that waits for you only looks for these qualities. The looks add just a bonus. Just a hint for you: At some point in life, men reach the relationship stage. They end the games and something clicks in their chestnut of a brain. Unexpectedly, they now pursue the hunt to wife a girl up. So show class, act mature and hopefully, you have an attitude to keep the play interesting.
“Somebody to Love” – Queen
The true song that represents all singles on Valentine’s Day. After talking about representing as strong and independent, it always leads right back in full circle. Can anybody find me somebody to love? Every day we lose a bit of hope, but we have to keep pushing like we are Ted Mosby. We want someone to share our day with, to break out of the cell and get our beat back. We want someone worth living for. So, everyone get down on your knees and pray for someone to love.
Here you can find the full playlist!