With Valentine’s Day only days away, it's time to get your playlist in order, and we've got you covered. There's levels to this Valentine's Day stuff, so we've curated the best tracks for any mood. So whether you're single in San Antonio, head over heels in Houston, or just in a situationship in Austin, here are some songs to get you through any situation that your valentines day calls for.
Rap it out
For the thugs out there that are looking for something with some heavy bass. These songs are right up your ally.
"You" by Belly ft. Kehlani
“First time I met her, shit we was gone in Atlanta almost died but it made us feel alive with each other so we by the lights cause we be high on each other”
Now I get it, Valentines day can’t be just for the people who loves ballads. This is perfect for the couple who plan to stay and chill for valentines day. Dim the lights grab the popcorn and enjoy each other’s company. Add a glass of moscato and sweat pants and you’ve got a great night.
"Goosebumps" by Travis Scott
HERE ME OUT! If you listen to the lyrics of goosebumps it could be over a lot of things. His lifestyle, alcohol, drugs OR the girl that he loves. “I get those goosebumps every time you come around.” Looks like someone’s nervous! If anything, you can sing this to your lover (especially if said lover is from Houston) and they will probably laugh or sing along. Either way you’re winning.
For when it’s time to pop that special question to that special someone.
"Naked" by James Aurthur
“Cause here I am, I'm givin' all I can but all you ever do is mess it up yeah, I'm right here, I'm tryin' to make it clear that getting half of you just ain't enough”
Though this song is also pretty sad, it can still be added to this playlist because it’s still a promise. This is going to push that friendship that boarders a relationship into a full-blown relationship. James is giving his raspy vocals over a deep, rich piano, talking about baring his soul. It screams saying, “I love you” for the first time. Your palms are sweaty, you’ve both checked your breath and the kiss is coming — you’re just waiting to see who is going to whisper those words first
"Honey" by Kehlani
“Isn't love all we need? Is it love? Do-do-do do-do to be the same prophecy? Is it love?
do-do-do do-do do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti, is it love?” I fall in love every time I listen to the song and I’m single.”
Now this song is just cute. This is for those spending Valentine’s Day outdoors, and is that perfect sunset song while sipping on something sweet after a day in nature. Kehlani is serenading us with love, care and just sweet things. Sweet things for your sweetheart!
For when the lights are as low as the inhibitions
“So Good” by Big Sean ft. Metro Boomin and Kash Doll
Everything about this song is explicit so just go take a listen.
Okay so this one is very tongue-in-cheek but that’s what so fun about it. This song is for the seasoned couple who no longer get shy about sex. It’s also very fun to rap to, so put on your furs, sit in the backseat of your uber and feel like Diddy.
“Get You” by Daniel Ceaser ft. Kali Uchis
“Kingdoms have fallen, angels be calling none of that could ever make me leave every time I look into your eyes I see it you're all I need”
If you say this line to anyone you are destined to get married. You’re in love, they’re moving inand y’all are getting a dog and building the white picket fence. Also going to note that this can be placed in the ‘Marry me’ category, but sometimes the mood calls for something slowed down and sweet. It all can’t be about butts and boobs.
"Dance for You" by Beyoncé
“Loving you is really all that's on my mind and I can't help but to think about it day and night I wanna make that body rock sit back and watch!”
This song is not only sexy but also really sweet. When you want to show your partner how much they mean to you, turn the lights down low and play this song. From slow dancing in the kitchen to playing quietly in the car. This song is going to get you right where you want to go, if you know what I mean.
"Say Yes" by Floetry
Simply put, this song will likely lead to y'all making a baby. If you planned the perfect Valentine's Day and you end the night with this, it would be wise to start stocking up on some diapers because it's about to go down. Set the lights down low, light a candle or two and start with a back rub and the magic will follow.
I know I just met you
Whether you met them tonight or a couple weeks ago, the feelings are fresh and you want to keep it fun and playful.
“Finders Keepers” by Mabel ft. Kojo Funds
“I don't need miracles from ya stop going all digital on me. Don't feel like you need to try and love me 'cause I don't need a spiritual journey”
This is the song for when you aren’t interested in last names. You aren’t at the stage where this could be your soulmate and you also might not be looking for that. This is the perfect “I just want to have a good time tonight and if you want to be apart of then then by all means, let’s get started” song.
“Either Way” Snakehips ft. Anne-Marie and Joey Bada$$
“Barely a friend I can play one-two if you wanna what's on your mind? Cause I got a few things in mind but you gotta help me now, let me know”
This song is for the girl who is okay with having a valentine or not. You guys are both grown and you could easily find another person on the roster to fill their place. This might sound a little harsh for Valentine’s Day but for some people it’s really just a Wednesday.
"Privacy" by Chris Brown
Chris Brown delivered earlier this year with a solid album, but "Privacy" is definitely a standout. The upbeat feel gives you something you two can dance to, but the intimate lyrics can inspire you to do the horizontal tango before the night's over.
There you have it 10 songs that should get you through all the good and bad that encompasses Valentine’s Day.
Olutomi Subulade is a writer and poet. She currently has an art installation at Project Row Houses in Houston Tx. When she’s not writing for others enjoyment, you can find her trying to be funny on twitter. You can visit her on Instagram & Twitter @heyitstomi.