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January 31, 2023
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A season for couples and singles with so much love to give, Valentine’s Day offers innumerable lovey-dovey (and cheesy) ways for people to celebrate. Some take their partners on a fairytale-like dinner date while others choose this special occasion to confess their feelings, propose, or get hitched. Whatever camp you fall into, there’s a wealth of feel-good tunes to get you into the Valentine’s spirit.
On Feb. 14, plug in the aux cord and settle in for some great V-Day listening as we got you covered for a playlist of romance-filled songs that will set your love on fire!
Can a song ever make you nervous and happy at the same time? Turns out the answer is yes, especially when it’s about admitting your feelings for someone. Between rhyu’s silky vocals and the dreamy instruments (not to mention the relatable lyrics), this is one of the best stripped-down tunes to welcome the month of hearts. Give it a shot because no V-Day playlist is complete without a song about having a crush.
Release date: Nov. 11, 2022
Waking up early is tough, but starting the crack of dawn with a positive outlook can set the tone for the rest of the day. This three-minute upbeat track is the perfect morning pep talk for when you need a pick-me-up before going on a date or attending a friend’s wedding, and your suitor is there. If South Korean artists GRAY, Loco, and CODE KUNST tell you to “be ready,” you do. *winks*
Country: South Korea
Release date: Nov. 21, 2022
Ben&Ben may have mastered the art of writing love songs that transcend all ages, but this one hits the spot. “Dear” is a pop-rock odyssey that pushes you to fight for your SO and make it work, no matter the circumstance: “We throw in the height of emotions / But know that I will stay / I’m with you all the way.” Truth be told, it sounds the way weighted blankets feel — heavy and comforting. And who doesn’t want to wrap up in weighted blankets?
Release date: Nov. 25, 2022
A Valentine’s Day playlist is not without its share of breezy pop tunes. Noah Alejandre’s new baby embodies the distinct feeling of warmth and butterflies that goes with being head over heels for someone. Think about young love and first dates. Its euphonious sound makes you just want to sway in the kitchen at midnight, with only the refrigerator light on.
Release date: Dec. 2, 2022
Is there a sweeter line than “There’s no question, we can make it together?" &TEAM’s debut single explores the concept of “love at first sight” in the most elating way. If you stan the likes of BTS, Seventeen, ENHYPEN, and Stray Kids, pump your hallyu-obsessed heart with this pure V-Day dance track tied with catchy hooks that are worth blasting on your speakers!
Country: South Korea
Release date: Dec. 7, 2022
It’s hard to single out one track from allen&elle’s discography. This masterpiece, which was released during the holidays, is an acoustic love song that will have you feeling lionhearted and determined on your upcoming date: “Just wanna be with you and spend every day / No matter the weather I gotta see your face / I’m giving you all my attention / Cuz I love it when you mention my name.” Get your sexy on as you sing along with these empowering women.
Release date: Dec. 9, 2022
A tearjerker on Valentine’s Day? Why not? After all, the language of love can be expressed in multiple ways. With its infectious, mellow production and masterfully written lyrics aimed at tugging one’s heartstrings, “Evergreen” will either wreck or heal you, depending on what kind of “situationship” you’re in. Hit the play button and get ready to sing, scream, and sob all at once!
Release date: Dec. 16, 2022
This fresh K-Pop banger perfectly encapsulates the idea of “going crazy” over someone. The entire song is a treat, but the post-choruses are where NewJeans are the most flirtatious and fun, with an addictive bouncy melody to get you grooving (and dancing like it’s your last night on earth) in an instant. Queueing up this catchy song in your romance playlist is an absolute must.
Country: South Korea
Release date: Jan. 2, 2023
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