We all know the universal language of love, is of course music. One can listen to music and feel instantly fondness, despite not having a significant other. Whether you’re into hip hop, ballads, pop or more, you’re bound to find a favourite hit to share with your crush or squad this year.
1. “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran
Most romantic lyric: “I see my future in your eyes”
“Perfect” is as good as it gets to have you in the mood and in my opinion practically represents Valentine’s Day because it constitute all that it means to be in love. It shows the magic of love and wanting to grow with that person. The beauty of just Ed Sheeran’s voice gives the real meaning and lyrics a chance to blossom. Need I write further, its Ed Sheeran were talking about?
2. “Love Story” by Taylor Swift
Most romantic lyric: “This love is difficult, but it’s real”
This Taylor Swift-classic is a Romeo-and-Juliet-inspired masterpiece that embodies being young and in love. It’s all about forbidden love and following your heart and hoping it works out in the end. Valentine’s Day is all about love and the hope love brings, and this song matches that.
3. “Love Me Now” by John Legend
Most romantic lyric: “So I’m gonna love you now, like it’s all I have”
There is only one and only one romantic ballad KING and its John Legend, nailed it with this song all about living in the moment with that one person. Not focusing on the future but just how perfect the present is will definitely give your Valentine’s date an idea of how special this moment is for you.
4. “Almost is Never Enough” by Ariana Grande & Nathan Sykes
Most romantic lyric: “Try to deny it as much as you want, but in time our feelings will show”
Back to when being in love, was enough. Possibly one of the cutest and most innocent couples; we can’t help but miss this totally adorable duo. In this song, they talk about how close they came to falling in love and having the real deal. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen so they are in that awkward area of what could’ve been and what wasn’t. Although it doesn’t match your typical head-over-heels romantic song for Valentine’s Day, it still represents the powerful thing that is love and how special it is.
5. “Marry Me” by Jason Derulo
Most romantic lyric: “You’re the love of my life”
Jason Derulo hit this one out of the ballpark with its hopeless-romantic lyrics that can make anyone swoon. In this song, he says he wants to be married to Jordan Sparks and spend the rest of his life with her. Regardless of whether or not you and your significant other are at the point in your relationship to talk about marriage, this song still works for you because it shows that you feel at some point your relationship could get to that level. Hint Hint!
6. “All You Need is Love” by The Beatles
Most romantic lyric: “There’s nowhere you can be that you aren’t meant to be, It’s easy”
The Beatles are widely known as the most popular band of all time. (I mean, besides the Jackson 5 of course) “All You Need is Love” gives examples of different parts of life that are all explained by love. It gives meaning to the word love and how life without love is simply meaningless.
7. “Love on Top” by Beyoncé
Most romantic lyric: “Every time you touch me I just melt away”
Obviously, Beyonce is the one and only queen so it’s no doubt this classic made the list. There’s a reason she’s Queen B people. This song talks about breaking boundaries and showing your significant other that you prioritize your relationship. Valentine’s Day is about making your partner feel special and this song is perfect for just that.
8. “Thinkin’ Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
Most romantic lyric: “Baby your smile’s in my mind and memory”
Were back with another Ed Sheeran hit. You know, he might just be the love whisperer. Possibly one of the most romantic songs literally EVER written, Ed Sheeran makes our hearts explode every time we hear this bop. The simplicity of his vocals and the guitar give room for the magical lyrics to shine. Hands down one of the best representations of Valentine’s Day in a song.
9. “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars
Most romantic lyric: “If perfect’s what you’re searching for then just stay the same”
Bruno Mars is serving some serious romantic feels with this one. He can’t stress enough how perfect the girl he loves is and that’s the exact kind of thinking your Valentine’s Day date wants to hear! It’s a win-win for sure.
10. “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston
Most romantic lyric: “Stay in my arms if you dare”
All about the fragile thing that is love, Whitney Houston is giving us all the feels. This song represents how lost you can be without the person you love, so you’re begging them to stay there with you.