Playlist: Love Songs

February 21, 2019

It’s February, and although Valentine’s Day has already come and gone, it’s always nice to keep the love going all winter long with songs that make you feel warm and fuzzy. Whether you’re looking for a new pop hit or a classic throwback, there will be something for you. Or if you’re trying to forget February 14 ever happened, scroll to the bottom for several empowering tracks, because you definitely don’t need someone else to celebrate love. Find the complete playlist on Spotify here:

 

 Photo: Austin Neill on Unsplash

 

For the retro romantics:

“Stand by me,” by Ben E. King

“Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” by Starship

“Hold You in My Arms,” by Ray Lamontagne

“I Want to Know What Love Is,” by Foreigner

“I’ll Be There for You,” by Bon Jovi

 

For those who like their music like their relationships–fun and carefree:

“Rather Be,” (cover) by Jasmine Thompson

“Girls Like You,” by Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B

“Light a Roman Candle With Me,” by fun.

“Something Just Like This,” by the Chainsmokers and Coldplay

“Shape of You,” by Ed Sheeran

 

For the indie lover:

“Time After Time,” (cover) by Iron & Wine

“Us,” by Regina Spektor

“I Got U,” by Free Money

“You’ve Got the Love,” by Florence and the Machine

“Only Love,” by Ben Howard

 

For those with a flair for the dramatic:

“Without Love,” by Amanda Bynes, Elijah Kelley, Nikki Blonsky, and Zac Efron from Hairspray

“Rewrite the Stars,” by Zac Efron and Zendaya from The Greatest Showman

“Helpless,” by Phillipa Soo and the Original Broadway Cast from Hamilton

“Hopelessly Devoted to You,” by Olivia Newton-John from Grease

“As Long As You’re Mine,” by Idina Menzel and Norbert Leo Butz from Wicked

 

For couples who’ve been together forrreeevvver:

“Perfect,” by Ed Sheeran

“Lucky,” by Colbie Caillat and Jason Mraz

“Better Together,” by Jack Johnson

“Marry Me,” by Train

“Say Hey (I Love You),” by Michael Franta

 

And finally, for those looking for a little bit of love for themselves:

“thank u, next,” by Ariana Grande

“Pocketful of Sunshine,” by Natasha Bedingfield

“Love Song,” by Sara Bareilles

“Girl on Fire,” by Alicia Keys

“Single Ladies,” by Beyoncé

 

Savannah is 20 and is a student at Transylvania (not a school for vampires, she promises) studying International Affairs and German. She spends her time traveling when she can, in the library when she has to be, and probably too much time in front of the mirror not quite getting her eyeliner even. She enjoys theater, music, and civic engagement, and would like to pursue diplomacy in the future.

 

 

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