Important Valentine's Day Song Releases
By Chioma Nwana
Just a list of some of my favorite Valentine’s Day song releases, across all genres, touching on everything from love to lust and all the stuff in-between.
This is the perfect song for a late night drive with your favorite person.
A cute yet cheeky lil’ song. Here for it.
Kanye West feat. Post Malone & Ty Dolla $ign, “Fade”
Special shoutout to the “Fade” music video. Between her face, her body, her moves, and her general sex appeal, Teyana Taylor had everyone coming back for more (literally—the video has garnered over 114 million views on YouTube).
Mya, “On One”
This song sounds the way velvet feels.
Prima Donna, “Puta, Te Amo”
The title says it all.
Moneybagg Yo, “Perfect B*tch”
“I can’t choose. Both of y’all bad, I can’t lose.”
Boyz II Men, “This Is My Heart”
A 90s love song written by one of the most emotional R&B groups ever, released on Valentine’s Day? Too easy.
Recca Worldwide, “SWEET”
Y’all ever had a lover who was too good to be true?
Glowbug feat. Miny, “Looking For”
Just a “gentle” reminder that you won’t always be able to satisfy your lover.
Justine Skye featuring Vory, “Know Myself”
“Keep that lovin’ on lock for me, mama.”
Nate B., “When I’m with Her”
Think heartbreak meets an “Animal Crossing” type beat. Mad cute.
Paris Hilton, “I Need You”
It’s Paris Hilton. It had to be done.
TWO32, "Can’t Get You Out Of My Mind”
Nothing says “Valentine’s Day” like your ex taking shots at your new man, right?
Frank Ocean, “Moon River”
A stripped down rendition of Audrey Hepburn’s Moon River performed by Frank Ocean. His voice? That vocal layering? That guitar? Emotional.
$hug Jay, “Miss Me”
“We were so good together.”
You Love Her Coz She’s Dead, “Leap of Desire II”
An up-tempo electronic love song (perfect for anyone planning to hit the gym for a Valentine’s Day workout).
The Twilight Singers, “Get Lucky”
What’s Valentine’s Day without a little bit of lover’s angst?
Who doesn’t love a good unhealthy-obsession-over-a-past-or-current-lover song? Also, who doesn’t love Rihanna?
Rina Sawayama, “Valentine (What’s It Gonna Be)”
A song for those of you who waited until Valentine’s Day to figure out where you stand with your lovers.
August Alsina, “For You”
August Alsina is back, and he blessed us with some smooth jams to play throughout the day.
Maroon 5 feat. Future, “Cold”
Hope nobody hits y’all with this kind of emotional switch-up today.
Roy Harper, “Magic Woman”
We love romantic folk music around these parts.
Honorable mention. It’s certainly not a love song, but cmon. Not only was the release of this song a major moment for the culture, but it was also released on Valentine’s Day. It counts.