Sometimes even the best Valentine’s Day wishes fall short when we’re trying to express how much we love and care about the people in our lives. Thankfully, there are plenty of talented musicians that can sum up our feelings for us! Whether you’re going all out this year or staying in for an intimate evening, the following Valentine’s day tracks are sure to impress.
Valentine’s Day Songs to Dedicate to That Special Someone
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1. I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing by Aerosmith
Aerosmith has plenty of chart-topping hits, but none are as romantic or as popular as their 90’s track “I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing.” The song follows the story of a love that’s so intense that they don’t want to fall asleep because they’re afraid of missing a single precious moment.
2. Fly Me To The Moon by Frank Sinatra
While Ol’ Blue Eyes is mostly famous for his Christmas Album, Frank Sinatra really hits it out of the park on his love song “Fly Me to The Moon.” This dreamy track makes you feel like you’re floating on air, to the stars and beyond, with your sweetheart on an unforgettable space trip.
3. I Will Always Love You by Dolly Parton
The superstar that brought us “Jolyne” gave the world this incredible song, which was covered and popularized by Whitney Houston. It’s cute, catchy, and has a different tone than Houston’s powerfully sung version. However, Parton’s bittersweetness plays to the song’s strengths.
4. Your Love Is King by Sade
Grammy award-winning chart-topper Sade has had a long, successful career singing about love gone right and love done wrong. In this sultry ballad, Sade speaks from the heart to deliver one of the most dynamic love songs from that era, backed by a cascading sexy saxophone riff.
5. Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley starts the song by declaring, “Wise men say only fools rush in, but I can’t help falling in love with you.” It’s a simple song with smooth lyrics, but this softer side of Presley comes off as a true child-like wonder over how hard he’s falling for the woman in this song.
6. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” is as classic as a classic can get. Featuring the unforgettable duet between Gaye and Terrel, this song about unstoppable love is timeless. If your love is so intense and strong that you know you’ll always be together, rain or shine, this song is for you.
7. No One by Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys ballad “No One” is so beautiful it hurts. The pre-chorus, which begins with “you and me together, through the days and nights, I don’t worry ‘cause everything’s gonna be alright,” tells you all you need to know about this incredible track. This song is a real tear-jerker.
8. Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen
Queen has many iconic love songs, like “Love of my Life,” but “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” will put a little spring in your step. If you don’t like sappy love songs, this classic rock track with its simple yet poignant lyrics will put a smile on your face as you and your Hunny clap along.
9. I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston
Listening to any Whitney Houston song will instantly put a spring in your step, but her hit track “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” is sure to cause severe bouts of sweating. Because, you know, you want to dance! Grab a partner and start doing a little jig with Whitney on Valentine’s Day.
10. Stand by Me by Ben E. King
The Drifters legend Ben E. King created this incredible song in 1961. Inspired by the earlier gospel hymn of the same name, this top ten hit can’t be left off your list. Although “Stand by Me” has been covered by greats like John Lennon, you just can’t beat the original’s soul.
11. Something by The Beatles
Arguably one of The Beatles most romantic songs, “Something” is truly something for the ears to get a load of. Written by George Harrison, the tune features him as the lead vocalist off of this giant Abbey Road hit. It’s not surprising to see why this song has endured for over 50 years.
12. God Only Knows by the Beach Boys
You don’t have to be a Catholic to get swept away by this heavenly masterpiece. Off of The Beach Boys’ landmark album, Pet Sounds, “God Only Knows” is fascinating, but well-liked, diversion from their typical “sun in the sun” antics and perfect for Valentine’s Day.
13. Crazy in Love by Beyoncé and Jay-Z
We believe that a classic is something that stands the test of time and Crazy in Love, despite the fact it’s a newer, early 2000 hit, still qualifies. It’s a great duet, strong enough to keep two huge celebrities together for over two decades, which has got to count for something.
14. I’ll Make Love to You by Boyz II Men
Boyz II Men was best known for emotional ballads and cappella harmonies. In the ’90s, they found fame on Motown Records with their song “I’ll Make Love to You.” This track is still one of the best radio hits of the slow jam era and cemented Babyface as a great modern songwriter.
15. You’re Still the One by Shania Twain
Shania Twain takes us on a journey in her song “You’re Still the One” by helping us imagine what it would be like to fall in love and never lose that euphoric feeling. Twain expels so much emotion and everlasting passion in this fantastic love song that it’s almost otherworldly.
16. Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion
Instead of “My Heart Will Go On” (which is a great track, to be sure!), we chose “Because You Loved Me” for how quickly it melts your heart in a single note. The ballad of introspection and gratitude exemplifies her unmated talents for exuding love, passion, and emotion through music.