We all know how it feels to be bombarded by a cute couple on TikTok that makes you reflect on your single life. Almost a year into the pandemic now, Valentine’s Day loneliness has intensified to another level in 2021. Nevertheless, whether you’re laying by your boo or binging the latest Netflix saga with your best friends, this playlist will make you want to sing your heart out to whoever’s willing to listen. Consider your Valentine’s Day music needs covered!
“The Way” by Ariana Grande & Mac Miller
This anthem will have you dreaming you can sing like Grande and Miller. These two artists on one song is a chef’s kiss. Blast it as loud as you want, because your neighbors will probably join in, too!
“Love Song” by IV JAY
IV JAY mixes every feeling you’ve ever had in a relationship (or “situationship”) into one song. With every verse, she uses her gorgeous voice to tell a story. This one is a must-have in everyone’s V-Day playlist.
“None of Your Concern” by Jhené Aiko & Big Sean
This song takes you into the lives of two people who aren’t together anymore and looks back at the value of their relationship. The disappointment weighing down every word Aiko sings can be relatable to anyone who’s ever caught themselves in entanglements before.
“It’s You” by Ali Gatie
Being stuck on someone is the worst, and Gatie sums it up perfectly with his soothing voice. Expressing yourself in such a vulnerable way is hard enough when it’s someone you actually like. If only everyone could communicate their feelings as clearly as he does in “It’s You.”
“Honey” by Kehlani
While the couples out here are boo’d up this abnormal Valentine’s Day, think about all the little things you adore about your S.O. Romance can only go so far, so make sure you tell them why you love them today — just as Kehlani did for every girl out there who’s ever crushed on her.
“FAVORITE MISTAKE” by Giveon
Giveon tackles the concept of “right person, wrong time” and pushes us to reflect on our best mistakes. Being with someone for just a season is real, and we can all think of someone we would’ve been better off meeting later in life.
“Imperfections” by Pop Smoke
If you’re in the car or taking a walk, put on “Imperfections” to make the world go quiet. Pop Smoke’s smooth cadence is everything you need to make you feel like it’s okay to hit up your boo thang who isn’t quite your boo thang yet. Just go for it —Pop would!
“Thinking Of You” by Mabel
Yes, they did just do something nice for you! Does that mean they have a crush on you, though? … OF COURSE! Mabel’s “Thinking Of You” will make you feel like you’re belting out to your crush in any given moment. If only it was that easy. *deep sigh*
“SUGAR” by BROCKHAMPTON
This song needs no introduction thanks to the number of times we’ve all heard it on TikTok. “SUGAR” is a refreshing take on love that’s so gentle on the ears. A mutual desire to be there for each other in a relationship is a simple way of looking at romance. But ultimately, it’s way more complicated than that.
“BYF” by A$AP Mob, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ant & Smooky MarGielaa
The chorus of this song shouts, “Be your friend!” Even though it’s about a minaj, the sentiment’s still there. Friend crushes are real and should be normalized. After listening to MarGielaa’s verse, hopefully more people will come to accept theirs.
“Levee (Let it Break)” by Tiana Major9
When it’s over, it’s over. But who’s got the strength to cut ties? It’s hard, but knowing the parties involved are better off solo should be the driving force behind letting the levee break.
“Love Songs” by Kaash Paige
This song wasn’t made out of knowing what love is, but rather a thoughtful interpretation by Paige goes to show you that love is what you make of it. Whether you’ve been single since birth or just got out of a relationship, we all know the l-word can confuse anyone and anything.
“Love You Too Much” by Lucky Daye
Whether you’re thinking about your ex or celebrity crush, Daye will get you through your feels. While you’re at it, you might as well listen to his whole album. He sounds like he’s singing to you and you alone.
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