A romantic Valentine’s Day playlist for lovers

The definition of “love song” is reinvented over the years. These days, few artists do traditional love songs to express their deepest admiration for their partner, like The Temptations did on “My Girl.” Artists today take a different approach.

Most artists include their own version of a “love song” on their records, regardless of genre. Whether it’s hip-hop or R&B, various artists make sure to capture romantic vibes in their lyrics dedicated to a lover.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, music might be the best way to express how you feel about your Valentine. Below is a playlist of romantic, raunchy and vulnerable songs that are perfect for the holidays.

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Love Cycle by Toosii ft. summer walker

This relaxing song is what you might call a “weird” love song. Toosii’s romantic tone and Walker’s beautiful voice make for a sexy track, depicting two “discreet” lovers who miss each other.

East Atlanta Love Letter by 6LACK ft Future

“East Atlanta Love” feels romantic from the start. The smooth, slow beat sets the perfect mood for 6LACK’s soulful vocals and Future’s unique tone to make this a song you can dedicate to a partner you love.

Close Friends by Lil Baby

Lil Baby strikes a romantic tone, typically off the beaten path for the hard-hitting rapper, and reminisces about when he developed a romantic relationship with his significant other.

Kaash Paige Love Songs

Paige’s mellow tone along with the lo-fi-like beat makes for a mellow track that confesses romantic feelings for someone who’s been distant. This song is definitely the one that makes the feelings obvious about the person you love.

DFMU by Ella Mai

Mai’s unique r&b sound pairs perfectly with this song’s vulnerable lyrics, giving off a gorgeous track that this playlist would miss without.

While We Are Young by Jhene Aiko

Aiko’s soothing vocals and passionate lyrics make this song a Valentine’s Day staple. Another track that speaks from the heart, “While We’re Young” and its lyrics are easy to explain your fluttering feelings to a significant other.

The love in Rihanna’s brain

This is perhaps the most powerful song in the entire playlist. Rihanna’s soulful vocals paired with the passionate lyrics make this a unique love song that can be dedicated to a partner.

Your Love by Nicki Minaj

In this song, Minaj explores her romantic vulnerability as she compliments her significant other’s qualities and confesses her feelings. It’s quite gorgeous and one of the typically hard-hitting rapper’s early hits that delves into the subject of passionate desire.

Hrs and Hrs by Muni Long

Long captured the vibe of the old school love song in this one. The soulful rhythm coupled with her beautiful voice makes it a song that can be played at a wedding. Romantic sayings are perfect for union.

Get You by Daniel Caesar ft. Kali Uchis

It is perhaps the most popular love song of our generation. Lyrics are what we all want to hear from our partner. This relaxing and romantic song will forever be enjoyed and danced in slow motion by lovers.