Valentine’s Day Playlist Ideas!

Ready or not, Valentine’s Day is coming! Are you ready? If you’re going to do February 14th in style, you need more than just a boyfriend, a box of chocolates, and a bouquet. That’s a good start, but any great Valentine’s date needs a smokin’ hot playlist!

Here are a few suggestions to make sure your music choice doesn’t ruin the mood when the moment is right.

Steamy and silky: When you know the night is gonna end up with you and your boo behind closed doors, setting the vibe is crucial. I recommend “Save Room” by John Legend, “Smooth Sailin'” by Leon Bridges, and of course, “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye. You can figure it out from there.

Casual and Jazzual: If your dinner-date is staying firmly at the kitchen table and not moving anywhere else later on, set a mood that’s cool and calm, but not too spicy. Might I suggest Kenny G, Michael Bolton, Luther Vandross, and lo-fi hip-hop beats to relax and study to.

Break up brunch: If the plan is to ditch your dude and hit the town on Valentine’s evening, searching for love in between bottomless mimosas, I’ve got you. Start with “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood, and then just put that song on repeat because it still slaps hard in 2020 and you don’t need a trashy guy like him anyway.

From the Hot 100 playlist: Last but certainly not least, if you’re at a loss because he keeps giving you mixed signals, draw inspiration from our fine musical selections. “Circles” by Post Malone will remind you that if it doesn’t work out, Posty is still available. “Dancing with a Stranger” will put a smile on your face, just before he rings the doorbell. “Blinding Lights” by the Weeknd can serve as a subtle reminder that you two need to catch up on Stranger Things together. And if all else fails, just turn on the Zach Sang Show that night, because let’s be real, Zach is probably more interesting than your man.