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Twelve songs you should play this Valentine’s Day

The countdown to Valentine’s Day is on, and it is up to you to plan the perfect date for that special someone. Whether your day consists of a romantic picnic on a mountain or ordering in Chinese food, having the ideal playlist is crucial!
The French writer Alphonse de Lamartine once said, “Music is the literature of the heart: it commences where speech ends.” This could not be truer. Sometimes finding the right words for the many emotions bouncing around in your heart is hard. So this Valentine’s Day, if you are lost for words, play a few of these songs and you just might find what you are looking for.
Maybe even write a few lyrics down on a card — girls love that.
“Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley
“Can’t Help Falling in Love” may be one of the most well-known love songs, but it is still, undoubtedly, one of the best. Not only are the lyrics sweet and affectionate, but Elvis’ deep voice is as soothing and classic as it gets. This song has also been covered by Fleet Foxes, Twenty One Pilots, Ingrid Michaelson, Michael Bublé and more.
“God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys
This truly beautiful melody is a favorite love song. The highly acclaimed beach boy, Brian Wilson, wrote and sang this song in 1966. The passion woven throughout “God Only Knows” is what will continue to push it forward as one of the best love songs of all time.
“I Like to Be With Me When I’m With You” by Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
If you are looking for a more acoustic-sounding song to express your love, “I Like To Be With Me When I’m With You” is perfect. It is so simple and sweet that it makes for a great song on any date.
“When I’m With You” by Ben Rector
Without a doubt, “When I’m With you” will make you want to sing along with your favorite person. Ben Rector’s energy is contagious and his lyrics perfectly describe the breath of fresh air that your special someone is to you.
“First Day Of My Life” by Bright Eyes
There is something so real and emotional about “First Day Of My Life.” The sound, lyrics and meaning are all simple and straightforward, but together present a powerful statement of change, adoration and yearning. This song is truly special.
“Nothing Fancy” by Dave Barnes
“Nothing Fancy” is a slow dance kind of love song. The one acoustic guitar alongside Dave Barnes’ eloquent lyrics makes for one of the most charming and heartwarming melodies.
“Obsessed” by Dan + Shay
With its deep raspy voices and sweet Southern sound, country music will never have a shortage of love songs. Even if you are not a country music fan, this is still a fantastic song to look into. This duo creates the perfect blend of romance and Southern soul while expressing their thoughts on love.
“Its Your Love” by Tim Mcgraw
If you prefer just a little more of that country twang, “It’s Your Love” will satisfy that need. His voice naturally blends with the tenderness of the track, creating that sweet country love song.
“Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran
It did not take long for Ed Sheeran’s new pop song, “Shape of You,” to reach No. 1 on the top 100 chart. We have all been waiting for Ed to come out with something new and this sneak preview of his upcoming album did not disappoint. This singer/songwriter knows how to pull on your heart strings.
“Love Me Now” by John Legend
Life is fragile and uncertain. You never know what the next day brings and John Legend touches on this subject in “Love Me Now.” His message conveys the importance of loving someone as best you can in the present moment.
“All I Want Is You” by Barry Louis Polisar
If you are planning a fun mountain date for Feb. 14, you’ll want this song on your playlist. With its upbeat and folksy sound, you can’t help but smile when listening to it.
“Toothpaste Kisses” by the Maccabees
With an old-timey feel and free-flowing voice, “Toothpaste Kisses” is a very unique song. It makes you feel as though your own love story is being transported into a projector, displaying black and white pictures on the wall.
So, no matter your music preferences, there will always be songs to “commence when your speech ends” – especially if you just can’t find the right words this Valentine’s Day.

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