18 Songs Guaranteed to Set the Mood this Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is all about the cheesy, over the top, grand gesture type of romance. It’s just not complete without the heart-shaped chocolates, wine, fancy dinners, candles, and of course sex.

But the most important part of it all: music. You simply can’t slow dance or set the mood without it.

So when the time comes grab a bottle of wine, lay out some rose petals, and hit play with these songs. It’s sure to get you to the dessert stage, if you know what I mean!

1. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

“Take me into your loving arms. Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars. Place your head on my beating heart. I’m thinking out loud”

2. Kiss Me Slowly – Parachute

“Hold my breath as you’re moving in. Taste your lips and feel your skin. When the time comes, baby don’t run, just kiss me slowly.”

3. My My Love – Joshua Radin

“When first I laid eyes upon your face. This song replaced all the others I have written. It’s all brand new because of you. Feels like I’ve known you forever.”

4. The Blower’s Daughter – Damien Rice

“I can’t take my eyes off of you…”

5.  Kiss Me –  Ed Sheeran

“My heart’s against your chest, your lips pressed in my neck. I’m falling for your eyes, but they don’t know me yet”

6. You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne

“And baby the way you move me, it’s crazy. It’s like you see right through me. And make it easier. Believe me, you don’t even have to try.”

7.  You and I – Ingrid Michaelson

“Maybe I think you’re cute and funny. Maybe I wanna do what bunnies do with you, if you know what I mean.”

8. Sea of Love – Lily & Madeleine

“Come with me, my love. To the sea, the sea of love. I want to tell you how much I love you”

9. Feels Like Home – Chantal Kreviazuk

“If you knew how much this moment means to me. And how long I’ve waited for your touch. If you knew how happy you are making me. I never thought that I’d love anyone so much.”

10. Turn Me On – Norah Jones

“Like a flower waiting to bloom. Like a lightbulb in a dark room. I’m just sitting here waiting for you. To come on home and turn me on.”

11. How Deep Is Your Love – The Bird and The Bee

“I want you to breathe me in. Let me be your air. Let me roam your body freely. No inhibition, no fear.”

12. More Than Anyone (stripped version) – Gavin Degraw

“I’m going to love you more than anyone. I’m going to hold you closer than before. And when I kiss your soul, your body’ll be free. I’ll be free for you anytime. I’m going to love you more than anyone.”

13.  Can’t Help Falling in Love –  Ingrid Michaelson

“Take my hand, take my whole life too. Oh, for I can’t help falling in love with you.”

14. Is This Love – Corinne Bailey Rae

“I want to love you, and treat you right, I want to love you, every day and every night.”

15. To Make You Feel My Love – Adele

“I’d go hungry, I’d go black and blue. I’d go crawling down the avenue. No, there’s nothing that I wouldn’t do. To make you feel my love.”

16. Gotta Have You – The Weepies

“No amount of coffee, no amount of crying. No amount of whiskey, no amount of wine. No, no, no, no, no, nothing else will do. I’ve gotta have you, I’ve gotta have you.”

17. I Will Love You – Fisher

“Til my body is dust, ’til my soul is no more. I will love you, love you.”

18. Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison

“Have I told you lately that I love you.  Have I told you there’s no one above you. Fill my heart with gladness.  Take away my sadness.  Ease my troubles, that’s what you do.”

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