What’s Valentine’s Day without music about love? A boring, regular day. Music is a big part of everyone’s life, as it sets our mood for the day. For this Valentine’s Day, it doesn’t matter if you are single or in a relationship – these tunes would definitely make your day a bit better!
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
This is one of Elvis’ most enduring songs. The tune is based on Jean-Paul-Égide Martini’s “Plaisir d’amour,” a renowned French love song written in 1784. Originally titled “Can’t Help Falling in Love with Him,” the song was written from the perspective of a woman. Regardless, “Can’t Help Falling In Love” is a must-listen for fans of Elvis Presley and hopeless romantics.
Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis
One of this list’s modern love songs, Bleeding Love is perfect for couples that are new to their relationship, as there will be twists and turns in their journey, and pressures from society and family. The lyrics of Bleeding Love reflect this well, with a verse from its chorus:
But I don’t care what they say
I’m in love with you
They try to pull me away
But they don’t know the truth
If you aren’t sure what songs you should add to your Valentine’s playlist, don’t overlook this one.
I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston’s Rendition
I Will Always Love You was originally recorded by living legend Dolly Parton in 1973 to her former partner, Porter Wagoner. Modern listeners of this tune would be more familiar with Whitney’s rendition from the original soundtrack of ‘The Bodyguard’ which Whitney also starred in. What make’s Whitney’s rendition more iconic is the ever-famous ‘Anddddd… I………’ which shows off her powerful vocals.
I Will Always Love You may be a somber love song, but it’s a favourite of couples everywhere.
Can You Feel The Love Tonight? – Elton John
Disney is no stranger to churning out iconic love songs that fit their movies. Can You Feel The Love Tonight is The Lion King’s main love theme. The movie’s version is comedic and fun, and sung by Timon and Pumba – but Sir Elton John’s studio recording makes it a ballad with piano composition.
Helpless – Hamilton: An American Musical
Written and composed by Lin Manuel Miranda for his Broadway musical Hamilton, Helpless is a love song performed by Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton, née Schuyler). The song is relatable to those who have just started to fall deeply in love with their partners, as it is about Eliza falling in love with Hamilton. It mirrors what everyone’s going through in the first few steps in a relationship.
How Deep Is Your Love? – Bee Gees
A romantic song to play during the night of Valentine’s Day, How Deep Is Your Love is sung by brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. It’s a smooth jazzy love song that couples could enjoy.
月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart) – 邓丽君 (Teresa Teng)
One of Mandopop’s classic love songs and the only Chinese language love song recommended on this list, 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart) is Teresa’s most popular ballad, which is widely sung by fans and has cover renditions by popular Mandopop singers.
Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
Love of My Life – Queen
Hope these beautiful love songs will add to your Valentine’s Day bliss.
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