The 50 Best Love Songs to Stream on Valentine’s Day
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Valentine’s Day is probably the most divisive holiday of the year. People in relationships can flower each other with gifts to show how much they care. For everyone else, it’s an unfortunate day often highlighted by loneliness and memories of failed relationships.

Regardless, Valentine’s Day offers everyone the chance to listen to the best love songs. Whether it’s to celebrate love or to remember past relationships. In this article, we highlight the best love songs for you to stream, and explain how to create playlists in Spotify and Apple Music.

How to Find and Create Playlists on Spotify

If you’re looking for already created playlists, there’s no better place than Spotify. From the service’s signature “Your Discover Weekly” list to its Fresh & Chill playlists, Spotify knows how to create mixtapes for the 21st century.

Finding Great Mixes

To find existing playlists, use Spotify’s search function. In this case, searching for “Valentine’s Day” or “Love Songs” brings up hundreds of playlists, songs, artists, albums, and more.

  1. On the search results, tap on the playlist you’d like to use.
  2. Next, tap Follow to add the playlist to your list of music.
  3. Toggle Download to the On position if you’d like to listen to the music offline.
  4. You can play music from the playlist by tapping on a song on the list or tapping Shuffle Play.

Followed playlists are located under in your Spotify Library under Playlists.

Creating New Playlists on Spotify

You can create unlimited playlists on Spotify, including ones you can share with others online. Before choosing your songs for your playlist, you should think of things like:

  • Do you have “your song,” which you and your partner both associate with meeting one another and falling in love?
  • What message do you want to communicate with your loved one? That you love them so much? That they drive you crazy with their inconsistent moods? Study the song lyrics carefully to make sure you’re conveying the correct message.
  • Meanwhile, if you’re suffering through a breakup or loss, you might want to find songs that talk about renewal, being strong, or even heartbreak.

Find Your First Song

  1. Once you find the first song for your new playlist, tap on the “” to the right of the name.
  2. On the next screen, select Add to playlist.
  3. At the top of the screen, tap New Playlist.
  4. Enter a name for the new playlist and tap Create.

Add More Songs

  1. To add more songs to your playlist, again tap the “” to the right of a song name.
  2. Select Add to playlist.
  3. Choose the playlist you added above.
  4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 to add more songs.

Enjoy Your Playlists

You’ll find your new mixtape under Playlists in Your Library. To make adding more songs to this playlist easier, Spotify offers a listing of recommended songs below your list. Tap the Add Playlist icon to include any of the recommendations in your playlist. These recommendations will change as you add more songs based on your preferences.

In the following example, I’ve created a playlist called Love Songs 2019 that currently includes two songs:

Ways to Share and Use Your Spotify Playlist

As your Spotify playlist fills up, there are numerous tasks you can perform. To get started, tap on the “…” to the right of the playlist name.

  • Tap Download for offline listening.
  • Choose Edit to add and remove songs from the list.
  • Rename to change the name of the playlist.
  • When activated, Make Secret hides your playlist from other Spotify users. By default, all playlists are public.
  • Make Collaborative allows other people to add songs to the playlist. By default, this option is off.
  • Tap Add to queue to add the playlist to your list of songs to play.
  • You can Share your playlist through Messages, Instagram Stories, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, or by copying the link.
  • Finally, tapping Go to radio allows you to create a station based on the songs in your playlist.

There are other impressive ways to find music you’ll love on Spotify How to Find More Music You'll Love on Spotify How to Find More Music You'll Love on Spotify Finding new music to listen to can be a challenge, but Spotify is on hand to help. Here are some easy ways to discover more music you'll love using Spotify. Read More . However you do it, enjoy.

How to Find and Create Playlists on Apple Music

Apple Music also offers playlists for lovers and non-lovers alike, although the selection isn’t nearly as thorough as the ones found on Spotify.

Finding Great Mixes

To find existing playlists, use Apple Music’s search function, which includes the ability to locate content by lyrics. Notice that Apple Music doesn’t organize content nearly as well as Spotify.

  1. On the search results, tap on the playlist you’d like to use.
  2. Next, tap +Add to add the playlist to your list of music.
  3. Tap the iCloud icon to download the playlist for offline use.
  4. You can play music from the playlist by tapping on a song on the list and by tapping Play or Shuffle.

Followed playlists are located under in your Apple Music Library under Playlists.

Creating New Playlists on Apple Music

You can create unlimited playlists on Apple Music, just like you can do through Spotify.

Find Your First Song

  1. Once you find the first song for your new playlist, tap on it.
  2. On the next screen, tap on the “” at the bottom of the song screen
  3. On the next screen, select Add to a Playlist.
  4. At the top of the screen, tap New Playlist.
  5. Enter a name for the new playlist and tap Done.

Add More Songs

  1. To add more songs to your playlist, again tap the “” on any song page in Apple Music.
  2. Select Add to a Playlist.
  3. Choose the playlist you added above.
  4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 to add more songs.

Enjoy Your Playlists

You’ll find your new mixtape under Playlists in your Library. In the following example (like the one for Spotify), I’ve created a playlist called Love Songs 2019 that currently includes two songs:

Ways to Share and Use Your Apple Music Playlist

As your Apple Music playlist fills up, there are numerous tasks you can perform. To get started, tap on the “…” to the right of the playlist name.

  • Tap Download for offline listening.
  • Delete from Library removes the playlist from your account.
  • Add to a Playlist allows you to yes, add a playlist to another one.
  • Play Next moves your playlist to the front of the line of songs to play in your Queue.
  • Meanwhile, selecting Play Later adds the playlist to the end of your Queue.
  • You can Share your playlist through Messages, Mail, Twitter, Facebook, or by copying the link.

One final note: You can also use Apple Music with your iTunes music collection How to Use Apple Music With Your Personal iTunes Music Collection How to Use Apple Music With Your Personal iTunes Music Collection There are multiple ways to handle the transition to Apple Music without leaving behind your own music collection. Read More . If you’re favorite love songs are located there, by all means, use them.

The 50 Best Love Songs of All Time

Now that you know how to add and create playlists on Spotify and Apple Music, here’s our list of the 50 best love songs of all time:

1. I Want To Know What Love Is – Foreigner (1984)

Just in case you were wondering.

2. Total Eclipse Of The Heart – Bonnie Tyler (1983)

“I get a little bit nervous that the best of all the years have gone by” – Oh.

3. (I Just) Died In Your Arms – Cutting Crew (1986)

Well, that budding relationship was cut short, wasn’t it? Thanks, Grim Reaper.

4. You’re The First, The Last, My Everything – Barry White (1974)

What about the middle?

5. Lady In Red – Chris De Burgh (1986)

You’ll be dressed all in red? You’ll know me from the pink carnation in my lapel.

6. Friday I’m In Love – The Cure (1992)

Oh, what day is it today? Will I get lucky?

7. Show Me Heaven – Maria McKee (1990)

Pizza Hut?

8. Higher Love – Steve Winwood (1986)

How high? On the roof? Do I really have to go up there? It’s windy.

9. Three Times a Lady – Commodores (1978)

Didn’t your mother teach you not to remind a lady about her weight?

10. Stop! In The Name Of Love – The Supremes (1965)

Was I speeding? Oops.

11. I Just Called To Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder (1984)

An email would have sufficed.

12. Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye (1973)

Oh my, you don’t waste any time, do you, Marvin?

13. Careless Whisper – George Michael (1984)

Alcohol can do that to you.

14. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton (1977)

Why, thank you. You look quite spiffing yourself.

15. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green (1971)

Great idea. My apartment rent is quite expensive.

16. Can’t Smile Without You – Barry Manilow (1977)

Do you need me to hold up the corners of your mouth?

17. All Out Of Love – Air Supply (1980)

Well, the store is open. Run down and get some more.

18. Hot Stuff – Donna Summer (1979)

My nickname at college! How did you guess?

19. How Deep Is Your Love – Bee Gees (1977)

Well, I am standing on concrete, so not that deep, unless you get me a pneumatic drill.

20. All For Love – Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, & Sting (1993)

“When it’s love you make, I’ll be the fire in your night”. What a chat-up line!

21. She’s Always a Woman – Billy Joel (1977)

I sincerely hope so. Mutating humans are not really my thing, baby.

22. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond (1969)

Is she sprinkled with icing sugar?

23. The Power Of Love – Jennifer Rush (1984)

… can lead to embarrassing public marriage proposals.

24. Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love) – Alanis Morissette (2005)

OK, my schedule is pretty clear for today.

25. Baby, I Love Your Way – Big Mountain (1975)

“I can see the sunset in your eyes…” – why are you rolling your eyes?

26. The Power Of Love – Frankie Goes To Hollywood (1984)

… can lead to delusional beliefs of singing talent.

27. You’re My Heart, You’re My Soul – Modern Talking (1984)

What about the other vital organs?

28. Wouldn’t It Be Good – Nik Kershaw (1984)

That I went on a date with your sister? I’m down.

29. Groovy Kind Of Love – Phil Collins (1988)

Groovy? Have we all morphed into Austin Powers?

30. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison (1967)

I could have sworn you had blue eyes yesterday.

31. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams (1991)

Really? How about announcing your retirement?

32. Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley (1987)

Because the warranty has expired?

33. I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra (1956)

I’m sure you can get some ointment for that.

34. Feeling Good – Nina Simone (1965)

Have you been vaping again?

35. Heroes – David Bowie (1977)

“Yes, we’re lovers, and that is that” – Man, I love your self-confidence.

36. After The Love Is Gone – Earth, Wind, and Fire (1979)

All that’s left is drudgery, despair, and no sex life. Then the divorce attorney calls.

37. (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes (1987)

Thank you. I try my best.

38. I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston (1992)

Of course you will. You’re only human, after all.

39. Take My Breath Away – Berlin (1986)

I hate to break this to you, but breathing is kind of essential.

40. All Night Long (All Night) – Lionel Richie (1983)

“Throw away the work to be done, let the music play on…” Is it Friday already?

41. I Don’t Want To Miss a Thing – Aerosmith (1998)

Put your glasses on and pay attention then.

42. Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison (1964)

Stop gawking and close your mouth.

43. As Long As You Love Me – The Backstreet Boys (1997)

I’ll try, but I’m currently overloaded with requests.

44. Without You – Mariah Carey (1994)

Your life will become meaningless? Oh no!

45. My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion (1997)

Go on to where? Vacation?

46. Never Too Much – Luther Vandross (1981)

Pizza? Red Bull? Mud-wrestling?

47. You’re Still The One – Shania Twain (1998)

Sorry, the aliens replaced me a long time ago.

48. All Of Me – John Legend (2013)

“Love your curves and all your edges…” – you silver-tongued devil, you!

49. When a Man Loves a Woman – Percy Sledge (1966)

All his hair goes gray and falls out.

50. It Must Be Love – Madness (1981)

… when you’re handing over your PIN and grinning like an imbecile.

Enjoy Valentine’s Day With Streaming Music

We hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day holiday. For more information on Spotify, check out our unofficial guide to Spotify Spotify Music Streaming: The Unofficial Guide Spotify Music Streaming: The Unofficial Guide Spotify is the biggest music streaming service around. If you're not sure how to use it, this guide will walk you through the service, as well as offer some crucial top tips. Read More . You should also look at our essential Apple Music tips 10 Essential Apple Music Tips You Really Need to Know 10 Essential Apple Music Tips You Really Need to Know Since its launch in 2015, Apple Music has come a long way, baby. Unfortunately, it's still not the easiest or most intuitive service to get to grips with. Which is where we come in... Read More .

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  1. classicGG
    February 12, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    How about:
    1- Making Love Out of Nothing At All - Air Supply
    2- Feels So Right - Alabama (personal fav)
    3- Feel Like Making Love - Bad Company
    4- Hero- Enrique Iglesias

  2. Heidi C
    July 25, 2017 at 4:25 am

    2 of the 50 are healthy love songs.

    I'm putting such a playlist together and figured I should get an early start on it.

    Suggestions welcome.

  3. Jan
    February 11, 2016 at 12:13 am

    Connie Francis - I Will Wait For You

  4. Anonymous
    February 9, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    I use spotfiy on my phone and my tablet . for valentines day i will be sure u sit in my tears listening to music , because i no one to love on valentines day :( :(

  5. jerome
    February 8, 2016 at 9:43 am

    of course : the comments enhance the list, good job.

  6. Jan
    February 8, 2016 at 4:45 am

    how about: Queen - somebody to love

  7. Jan
    February 6, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Why hasn't the author created a playlist of these songs and shared it ?

    • Mark O'Neill
      February 6, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      There IS a playlist. It's at the bottom of the article :-)

      • Jan
        February 6, 2016 at 3:14 pm

        you know what I mean, a playlist in the streaming app itself.

        • Dave Parrack
          February 6, 2016 at 4:07 pm

          A Spotify playlist containing the 50 songs mentioned is embedded near the end of the article. If you're not seeing it, that's something at your end, not ours.

  8. Anonymous
    February 5, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    A Time for Us (Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet) 1969
    Speak Softly Love (Love Theme from The Godfather) Andy Williams (1972)

    The snarky comments about songs do not enhance the list.

    • Mark O'Neill
      February 6, 2016 at 12:21 pm

      I hardly think the comments are snarky. After all, Rick Astley got off very lightly.

    • Dave Parrack
      February 6, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      I, as editor, asked Mark to add comments about each song as a way of breaking up the list and making the whole thing a little more entertaining. I'm sorry you didn't appreciate them, but you can ignore them and just note the names of the songs instead.

    • Ben Stegner
      February 12, 2016 at 3:13 pm

      I thought the comments were pretty funny. It makes the list much more enjoyable to read! It’s hard to summarize each of these in just a sentence, so jokes made it easier.