Romance—it’s more than just godforsaken teddies, chocolate, flowers, cologne and jewelry, people. It’s “good morning texts”, coffee in bed and a sweet disposition to set the mood with a killer love-filled playlist that isn’t just Ed Sheeran’s Perfect on repeat. To save you some time fumbling through Spotify this Valentine’s Day, we’ve rounded up the best aphrodisiac playlists.
Check out all the best romantic playlists on Spotify to switch on this Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day playlists on Spotify.
The Most Romantic Songs In The World
Good for: basic lovebirds
If you ask us, there’s more to romance than Ed Sheeran and Etta James but for the lovebirds out there who think otherwise, this romantic playlist on Spotify is for you this Valentine’s Day. This loved-up line-up of lust-worthy listens play the game pretty hard when it comes to some of the most well-known songs of all time and some might call this basic but it’s definitely enduring.
Valentine’s Day Mixtape
Good for: the hopeless romantic
Fear not, if no one clocked in as the Charlie to your Sam Perk Of Being A Wallflower-style, then this mixtape will make all your hopeless romantic dreams come true. This Spotify playlist pays some serious musical homage to the early 2010s which no doubt lined up with your sexual awakening post Twilight saga. If this sounds like you, this mixtape has your name scribbled in bubble-writing on it (and then decorated with butterfly stickers).
Weddings Songs John Legend Takeover
Good for: when you forget it’s valentine’s day
If you’re the type of person who’s forgetfully-inclined, John Legend has your back. JL himself has gone and done the hard yards for you and picked out his all-time favourite romantic songs and popped them in a handy little playlist. Yep, that means you can spend less time trying to remember your partner’s favourite tune (it’s probably on here) and more time staring into each other's eyes.
Timeless Love Songs
Good for: valentine’s day karaoke
Adele, Norah Jones, James Arthur, Amy Winehouse and look, there may be a little bit of Enrique Iglesias but you’ll just have to go with it. The tunes on this Spotify playlist aren’t so much the most romantic songs of all time as they are karaoke bangers. If you’re not dueting Bonnie Tyler’s A Total Eclipse Of The Heart at some point of the night, start the playlist again.
Good for: smooth vibes
If you were brave enough to host a Valentine’s Day dinner at your own digs with a romantic candle-lit meal prepared by yours truly, we stan you. And so you can focus on more important things like not spilling the homemade sangria, this Date Night playlist sports all the smooth, romantic vibes for you so you won’t even have to try.
Romance Movie Soundtracks
Good for: the romantic film buffs
If Valentine’s Day means binging your way through movies like The Titanic, Romeo + Juliet and When A Star Is Born, it’ll come as no big reveal that Spotify’s aptly named Romance Movie Soundtracks has to be your go-to. And the best part is, it flexes to over nine hours of love-filled tunes so you can be transported to endless movie bliss. You might find a few odd bits from 50 Shades Of Gray but each to their own.
Good for: under the sheets
Needless to say, this playlist is very, very, and we repeat—very, NSFW. Loaded with sensual, steamy and sexy songs, this is the playlist that can get anyone in the mood. The first song is a melodic tune from Pink Sweat$ and if you need to know anything about the way this guy sings, his voice is like a delicious cocktail of Nat King Cole and The Weeknd.
Good for: everything
Don’t make us sit here and explain why this is one of the best romantic playlists of all time because it just is. There is no situation that this Bridgerton playlist could not be good for and Valentine’s Day is just the icing on the cake. Boasting all the cottagecore vibes a string quartet can, this playlist sports the entire Netflix show’s soundtrack with string takes on Taylor Swift’s Wildest Dreams, Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next and Maroon 5’s Girls Like You. Simply put, it’s a piece of artwork.
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