Let’s be honest here: Valentine’s Day is rarely on the top of everyone’s favorite holiday list. Maybe it’s time to re-think this whole holiday – why not just fall headfirst into the cheesy celebrations and treat yo’-self? Think bubble bath, records, candles…you get the picture.

Instead of focusing on the overcomplicated romantic gestures, think about a more grandeur scheme: the mood.

Few things can kill a mood faster than a sudden playlist shuffle mishap-whether it’s by yourself, with your friends or with a significant other. Avoid the awkward silences and fill your Valentine’s with the right ambiance by creating the perfect playlist.


Here are my favorite go-to classic Valentine’s Day songs to add to your playlist this year:


  1. All My Life- KC and JoJo



  1. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman- Aretha Franklin



  1. You Are the Best Thing- Ray LaMontagne



  1. Turn Me On- Norah Jones



  1. Love On Top- Beyoncé



  1. Make You Feel My Love- Adele



  1. More Than Words- Extreme


  1. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long- Otis Redding



  1. Sea of Love- Cat Power



  1. Truly, Madly, Deeply- Savage Garden



Sometimes it’s just nice to have a day to take a step back and remember how much you are loved and remind those close to you how much you love them. So drop in that bubble bath bomb, grab a glass of wine and make this Valentine’s Day one for the books.