Top Valentine’s Songs by Genre

Kellsy Cecil and Mariah Linkous

Whether you’re spending this valentine with your loved one or you’re happily single, the day made for love deserves some songs to serve as the playlist for your Valentine’s Day. Maybe some of the lyrics of these songs will make the perfect card for your valentine, or even help you find the words to ask someone to be your valentine.

Top rap love songs

“WusYaName” by Tyler the Creator:

After hitting the top charts releasing this album, this song is considered the top love song of 2021. This song has a feel-good vibe to it that you by yourself or you with your valentine can share a good time together too.

“Street Runner” by Rod Wave:

According to Street Runner by Rod Wave is the top love song of 2022. Some may believe that this is the dream love song for your valentines but due to personal experience, I would make sure to listen to it before adding it to your valentines playlist.

Top country love songs

“Forever After All” By Luke Combs:

This country love song got nominated for the Country Music Association Award for Song of the Year. The lyrics in this song send a message of lasting forever so if you and/or your loved one enjoy country music, I would definitely recommend this song if you are looking to send a message.

“Love Story” By Taylor Swift:

According to Billboard Love Story was nominated for the Country Music Association Award For Music Video of the Year. Everyone loves Taylor’s older songs. You can deny it as much as you want, I know you probably jam out to this song by yourself at 4am in your room. We all do occasionally. You and your loved one (or yourself) can have a little dance to this while singing along just making some nice memories on the day made for love. 

Top R&B/soul love songs

“Scenic Drive” by Khalid ft Ari Lennox, Smino:

Scenic Drive is another feel-good song that deserves a spot in any sort of love playlist. This is the type of song that you can listen to on any occasion alone, with one person, or multiple people. 

“No One” by Alicia Keys:

¨You and me together through the days and nights I don’t worry ’cause everything’s gonna be alright people keep talking, they can say what they like but all I know is everything’s gonna be alright.¨ If you want to make your loved one feel special, I would recommend putting this song on the playlist.

Top rock love songs

“Pride and Joy” by Stevie Ray Vaughan:

Pride and Joy is the perfect one to have a romantic moment you only see in movies. The type of moment you dream of having when you think of having a romantic moment. The song is slow but at the same time upbeat, and it has a positive feel to it. By the lyrics of this song, you can see that Stevie Ray is in love with whoever he is talking about. If your loved one likes classic rock, I would recommend putting one of the lyrics from this song in a card for them.

“I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith:

This song talks about not wanting to miss a single thing in your lover’s life. I would say it is quite a romantic song and shows what true love might feel like for some people. 

Top pop love songs 

“My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion:

Most people know this song from the famous yet tragic movie Titanic. At the end of the movie, they play this song after Rose Dawson’s one and only love (Jack Dawson) is killed in a wreck. The song signifies that Jack Dawson still lives on in her heart, and their love will forever live on even though one of them is no longer there physically.

“The Heart Wants What it Wants” by Selena Gomez: 

It is referring to someone being in love with someone they shouldn’t. They justify their behavior by saying they can’t control their heart and who it loves. Justifying it in their head makes them feel less guilty. 

Top reggae love songs 

“Is this love” By Bob Marley and The Wailers:

 This is a simple love song. Throughout the song the same question is asked consistently, “is this love?” Though the question is unanswered, you can feel that it is love within the lyrics about this person. Most of the lyrics are talking about how good they are going to treat this person.

“Someone Loves You Honey” By J.C. Lodge:

  This song is meant for when you don’t feel loved.  It’s a woman singing about loving her significant other, and saying she will always be there.