Valentine songs are very special that reflect your inner feelings for the special person in your life. Depending on your mood and situation, here we have listed some best valentine songs in different genres that will resonate with your taste in music.

Starting with pop-uplifting songs we made a list of the most popular valentine songs. Also, there are classical instrumental songs and classic jazz love songs that will make positive vibes and make your valentine’s day special. Finally, there is a list of sad ballads that you can check out to heal your heart.

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Pop Valentine Songs

Today pop is the most popular genre of music and no wonder there are plenty of pop valentine songs to rock your dancing floor or valentine’s party. However, we have listed some of the most beautiful pop valentine songs from your favorite pop artists.

1. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

The song has a slow and steady tempo created with guitar, piano, other instruments, and of course the magical voice of Ed. The song speaks the heart of someone in love and how he wishes to be by her side no matter what. This 2014 love song is always loved for its melody and simplicity.

2. All of Me – John Legend

“All of Me” is undoubtedly one of the most legendary love songs ever produced. Simply John’s voice and a piano to create a masterpiece like this. An evergreen valentine song.

3. Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars

“You’re amazing, just the way you are”

When you love someone, you love her exactly the way she is and everything about her, And this is what the song emphasizes. This 2010 song is a sweet valentine song with wholesome lyrics. 

4. Make You Feel My Love – Adele

When you love someone, you are ready to do everything you can to make him feel how much you love him. The song features a slow piano back with Adele’s artistic voice- written by Bob Dylan.

5. She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5

“I don’t mind spending every day

Out on your corner in the pouring rain, oh

Look for the girl with the broken smile

Ask her if she wants to stay a while.

And she will be loved”

The song was released in 2002 and got popularity all over the world. 

6. Love on Top – Beyoncé

If you are looking for a cheerful valentine song, then Love on Top is the song for you. The powerful voice of Beyonce needs no more explanation. This 2011 song won the grammy award for best Traditional R&B Performance.

7. Let Me Love You – DJ Snake feat. Justin Bieber

The song created hype soon after its release in 2016 and it’s never going to be back-dated. Enjoy the catchy melody, heartfelt lyrics, and Justine Bieber’s lovely voice, and create a romantic atmosphere around you.

8. What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction

“You don’t know!

You don’t know you’re beautiful.”

This famous song by One Direction features an upbeat tone with an energetic vibe. “What Makes You Beautiful” was released in 2011 in the album “Up All Night”

9. Magic – Coldplay

“Magic” is a song that tries to explain the complicated feeling of love.

“Call it magic, call it true

I call it magic when I’m with you.”

The song is not so fast pacing but it creates a romantic vibe.

Valentine Songs Everyone Knows

It is always a pleasure to play some popular songs everyone knows to rock your valentine’s party. 

1. My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion

It’s really hard to find a person who hasn’t heard this song at least once in his life. “My Heart Will Go On” was featured in titanic and touched the hearts of millions of people.

This may remind you of the sad ending of the movie “Titanic” but it’s probably the most iconic valentine song in history.

2. I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

As the title of the song suggests, it’s about no matter what happens you always love your valentine. The official video of this song has over a billion views on youtube, which proves how popular this song is.

3. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley

Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley is a classic valentine song that has been the top priority for a very long time. The song was released in 1961 in the album Blue Hawaii. Elvis’ soulful voice and emotional delivery kept this song alive till today.

4. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams

The song got massive success all over the world after its release in 1991. It was number one on the music chart in at least 19 countries. This valentine song sold 15 million copies worldwide.

5. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepaen

This is a funny valentine song that will cheer you up at any time. Also, the song is quite catchy with intimate lyrics that might speak about the magical moment of your life.

6. Thousand Years – Christina Perri

“I have loved you for a thousand years

I’ll love you for a thousand more”

Love is all about being by her side forever, being brave and strong for the person you love. This wholesome song was released in 2011, hit US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and earned many other recognitions.

7. I Love You – Billie Eilish

This valentine song is about the first phase of the relationship where you feel close to the person you are intimately connected to but still feel it’s early to say “I Love You”.

We fall apart as it gets dark

I’m in your arms in Central Park

There’s nothing you could do or say

I can’t escape the way, I love you

I don’t want to, but I love you, ooh

Jazz Valentine Songs

Jazz music is great to catch you up with your right moment and make positive romantic environments. Whether you are on a romantic dinner or having a glass of wine with your lover these jazz valentine songs might work like a magic wand.

1. My One and Only Love – John Coltrane

Apart from the brilliant music composition of John Coltrane, this valentine song has beautiful lyrics that will touch your heart.

The very thought of you makes my heart sing

Like an April breeze on the wings of spring

And you appear in all your splendor

My one and only love

2. It Amazes Me – Blossom Dearie

Blossom Dearie has plenty of love ballads and valentine song specials that you can check out. But, this song is very special for its lyrical brilliance.

I’m the one who’s worldly wise

And nothing much fazes me

But to see me in his eyes

It just amazes me  

3. It’s a Wonderful Time for Love – Norah Jones

In this simmering valentine song, Norah Jones is enjoying her marriage to a musician.

When the sun goes down

We sleep safe and sound

A wonderful time for love

Time for dealing a different game

One where we don’t have to place the blame

4. The Man I Love – Herbie Hancock featuring Joni Mitchell

Herbie Hancock is one of the most influential names in the history of jazz music. The Man I Love is a valentine song that talks about sadness and hope.

Someday he’ll come along

The man I love

And he’ll be big and strong

The man I love

And when he comes my way

I’ll do my best to make him stay

5. Love – Nat King Cole

Bert Kaempfert and Milt Gabler wrote the song “L-O-V-E,” which Nat King Cole recorded for his 1965 studio album L-O-V-E.

Love is all that I can give to you

Love is more than just a game for two

Two in love can make it

Take my heart, but, please, don’t break it

Love was made for me and you

6. Cheek To Cheek – Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong

Irving Berlin wrote the song “Cheek to Cheek” between 1934 and 1935. The song speaks of the feelings of dancing close to your lover.

Heaven, I’m in heaven

And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak

And I seem to find the happiness I seek

When we’re out together dancing cheek to cheek

7. My Funny Valentine – Chet Baker

This valentine song is covered by many artists and Chet Baker come up with the classic jazz version that become his signature song.

My funny valentine.

Sweet, funny valentine.

You make me smile

with my heart.

8. Till There Was You – Etta Jones

This Jazz valentine song was first recorded in 1950 and then revised by Etta Jones in 1957. It features a sweet and gentle melody throughout the song.

“There were birds in the sky

But I never saw them winging

No, I never saw them at all

‘Til there was you”

Classical Valentine Songs

We have a list of the best romantic classical music that you can check out if you are a fan of western classical music. Here we have added some soft instrumental classical valentine songs that will speak your inner feelings without words.

1. Prelude No.15 in D Flat Major (“Raindrop”), Op.28 – Frédéric Chopin

Chopin wrote this while on holiday in Majorca after falling in love with George Sand. George was a well-known female novelist from France who used a male pen name, dressed like a man, and smoked cigars in public. The steady drumming of the rain on the rooftop gave him inspiration.

2. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini – Rachmaninoff

The 18th of the 24 variations is a powerful, gushy, Russian, and passionate love theme. For those who love music theory, it’s the melody from the very beginning of the composition reversed and changed from minor to major.

3. Salut d’Amour – Elgar

What could be more romantic than Elgar’s musical love letter Salut d’Amour? He gave it to his wife, Caroline Alice Roberts as a wedding gift. The sweeping melody was originally written for violin and piano, emanating beauty and refinement.

4. Romance from The Gadfly – Dmitri Shostakovich

The “Adagietto” by Gustav Mahler is unquestionably heartfelt music. According to legend, the composer wrote this luminous work for strings and harp as a love letter to the woman he was seeing. When the composer proposed to Alma Schindler, she immediately understood and responded positively.

5. Après un Rêve – Fauré

The song “After a Dream” by Fauré is about devotion and enthusiasm. In her dreams, the dreamer encountered her love, and she longs for those dreams to come back to her. This song feels intimate and personal, a window into the deepest thoughts of this besotted singer, accompanied only by warm, steadfast piano.

6. Liebestraum No. 3 –  Franz Liszt

The third piece is based on a poem by German author Ferdinand Freliligrath. Also, the piece has the title O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst which means Love as long as you can. It goes into depth about love and loss of love.

Sad Valentine Songs

Not all of us are lucky enough to have a valentine’s day as we dream. Sometimes you may have a hard time in your love life. However, these emotional valentine songs might cheer you up or at least ring you back to your sweet memories.

1. Awake Me – Rosie Carney

“Awake me” is from Rosie Carney’s debut album “Bare”. The whole album is quite melancholic with soft guitar melodies. The sweet voice of Irish singer Rosie Carney will cheer you up in your moment of need.

2. All I Deserve Is Not You – Jacko Hooper

Love often makes you feel low. Maybe you don’t even deserve the love you desire. Maybe you are not good enough to get the love of that person.

These feelings are natural but it’s often sad and this is what this song emphasizes.

3. The Trapeze Swinger – Iron & Wine

The song has pretty poetic lyrics that make you feel a little piece, but this song also has a sad side if you pay attention to the lyrics. The guitar background and soothing voice are bound to touch your heart.

4. Petrichor – Keaton Henson

Petrichor” by Keaton Henson is a poignant and melancholic song that speaks to the pain and heartbreak of lost love. The song has a delicate piano melody with the other instrument melting along. It’s basically an instrumental song that paces slowly but touches your heart on the way.

5. Come Love, See My Hands – Brooke Waggoner

Come love me is a beautiful classical and indie song that features a perfect piano melody throughout the song with the artistic voices.

6. Like Lavender – Horse Feathers

“The wall breaks on the phone if at all, if you call.

A hole from which to see your head,

If words are dead.”

This is how the song starts and the story keeps pacing. It features a nice guitar tune blended with some other instruments. You will get a soft feeling with this sad valentine song.

7. Yesterday – The Beatles

“Yesterday” is not a song from yesterday for sure as it was released in 1965. But the song still sounds like yesterday as it has no touch of age.  

8. Adele – Someone Like You

Adele is a lovely voice, especially when the song is a bit sad. Her emotive vocal suited this song so well. The song is about how you want the best for the person even if he leaves you.

“Never mind I will find someone like you,

I wish nothing but the best for you….”

9. I’ll Be Seeing You – Billie Holiday

I’ll Be Seeing You” by Billie Holiday is a classic and timeless love song first released in 1944 that expresses the bittersweet feeling of being separated from someone you love. The song is quite soft and gentle with deep lyrics.

10. My Valentine – Paul McCartney

Eric Clapton is a featured artist on this 2011 valentine song, while Natalie Portman is the face of the music video. However, Paul McCartney wrote this song dedicating his third wife. Moreover, He believes that his companion brings him the fortitude and bravery to face the outside world.

Final Words

Every day can be your valentine’s day if you can make it. However, 14th February stands as a remembrance of our love, and the wind of love touches every people on this special day. We hope these valentine songs make your special occasion even brighter and put a cherry on the top.

​Let us know in the comment which valentine songs are your favorite and share your crazy love story with us.

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