“So this is love. So this is what makes life divine.”Ilene Woods & Mike Douglas in “So This is Love” from Cinderella (1950)
COVID might be in the air, but so is love! Set the tone this Valentine’s Day with a playlist that’ll make you and your partner fall in love all over again. Get ready to open your ears to the sounds of sweet melodies, passionate lyrics, and blissful crooning.
1. “Hrs & Hrs” by Muni Long
The most popular love song of 2022 is “Hrs & Hrs” by Muni Long (formerly known as Priscilla Renea). This soulful ballad will have you and your partner want to give each other endless hours of love and affection.
2. “Midnight Charm” by Jenevieve
Rising R&B singer Jenevieve makes listeners feel like lovestruck teenagers again in “Midnight Charm”, a lively song about being infatuated with a lover.
3. “Send One Your Love” by Stevie Wonder
You can expect nothing less than greatness when it comes to Stevie Wonder! “Send One Your Love” is a melodic love song that fills your soul with enchantment and euphoria.
4. “Just Get Here” by Xavier Omär featuring Wale and VanJess
“Just Get Here” is an adorable and upbeat song that’ll make you and your partner want to whine and do the two-step at the same time. Xavier Omär kills it with the early 2000s r&b sound while incorporating reggaeton beats.
5. “Summer Rain” by Leon Bridges featuring Jazmine Sullivan
Vocal powerhouses, Leon Bridges and Jazmine Sullivan kill it in this romantic slow jam about wanting to be close to a lover. Bridges’ beautiful raspy vocals and Jazmine Sullivan’s profound riffs make “Summer Rain” the perfect heartfelt ballad.
6. “PrimeTime”- Janelle Monae featuring Miguel
This underrated love song is definitely one for the couple’s playlist. Janelle Monae and Miguel’s vocals are enticingly phenomenal in “PrimeTime”. Additionally, the lyrics and background vocals set the mood for a night of steamy romance.
7. “After Last Night” by Silk Sonic featuring Thundercat and Bootsy Collins
Silk Sonic is known for having some of the best eargasmic music and “After Last Night” definitely proves that in this 70s-esque ballad.
8. “Bliss Abroad” by Masego featuring Sheléa
Underrated artists Masego and Sheléa bring passion to “Bliss Abroad” with beautiful melodies and mesmerizing crooning.
9. “At My Worst” by Pink Sweat$
Pink Sweat$ is no stranger to creating cute love songs. “At My Worst” is an upbeat love song that’ll make you feel like you and your partner are still in the puppy love stage.
10. “Summer” by The Carters
The Carters are the embodiment of a power couple! It’s no wonder their song “Summer” makes it onto the list. This song will have you and your partner feel like you are on a tropical island and slow dancing with a piña colada in hand.
11. “Kiss of Life” by Sade
You can never go wrong with having Sade on your playlist. “Kiss of Life” is an airy yet soulful song that will have you and your partner dancing around the room with a glass of wine in your hands.
12. “Rain” by SWV
“Rain” is a lovers’ playlist must-have! We all know “Weak” is the SWV love song, but “Rain” should also be up there. Between Coko’s riveting vocals and the sounds of the rain in the background, “Rain” is superb for setting the mood.