Woo the object of your affection with these swoon-worthy Spotify soundtracks
Valentine’s Day is almost here and love is in the air. And what better way to celebrate than to serenade that special someone with some sentimental love songs? We’ve compiled a list of the most romantic playlists on Spotify to set the mood – and help you woo the object of your affection.
1. Timeless Love Songs
With this 100-plus-song playlist, Warner Bros Records trots out all its A-list modern-day crooners, streaming songs from honey-voiced heavyweights like Jason Durulo, Justin Timberlake and Michael Bublé. But there’s something for every brand of romantic on this eclectic list, from indie darlings like Regina Spektor to rock bands like The Flaming Lips. And there are also tunes that cater to every generation of listener here, from Sonny and Cher’s classic “I Got You Babe” to Neil Young’s moody “Harvest Moon” and Eric Clapton’s whimsical “Wonderful Tonight” – not to mention Frank Sinatra’s highly apropos “My Funny Valentine.”
2. Valentine’s Day
This R&B-flavoured playlist from Filtr is guaranteed to make you want to get up and dance. Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s amore anthem “Crazy in Love” sets the tone for this upbeat collection, which also includes Whitney Houston’s ’80s megahit “I Want to Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me),” Marvin Gaye’s flirty “Sexual Healing,” Michael Jackson’s crowd-pleaser “The Way You Make Me Feel” and Rihanna’s club-friendly “Only Girl (In the World).” Get your groove on.
3. Love Songs
Any playlist that manages to include The Supremes’ “Baby Love,” Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful,” Rihanna and Mikky Ekko’s “Stay” and Death Cab for Cutie’s “Soul Meets Body” – and make it sound seamless – is A-okay in our books. This über-romantic collection of more than 100 slow jams from Indiemono will make ideal background music for your cozy Valentine’s Day dinner date at home.
4. Love Songs
Is there anything more romantic than Usher and Alicia Keys’s “My Boo”? We think not. Unless, of course, it’s John Legend’s “All of Me” or John Mayer’s “Your Body Is a Wonderland.” Or Norah Jones’s “Come Away with Me.” Or Coldplay’s “Yellow.” This 50-plus-song list from Filtr Netherland has them all – and more!
5. Valentines Day Love Songs
This playlist, compiled by Spotify user “Vertigo Joe,” really knocks it out of the park. Kicking things off with Whitney Houston’s power ballad “I Will Always Love You,” the stirring soundtrack is a well-curated list of blockbuster songs like Adele’s “Hello” and Dido’s “Here with Me” and Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game,” paired with quirky surprises like Wiz Khalifa, Lily Allen and T-Pain’s genius collaboration “5 O’Clock” and Otis Redding’s heart-wrenching throwback “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long.” Other voices on this monster playlist (more than 250 songs) include The Goo Goo Dolls, U2, Smokey Robinson, Amy Winehouse, Cyndi Lauper, Macy Gray and R.E.M. It’s hard to imagine a more comprehensive – or romantic – collection of tunes.