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The Best Music for Valentine's Day

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Valentine's Day Music and Songs

What would Valentine's Day be without some romantic music or songs?

If you're planning an intimate, just for two, Valentine's celebration, there is nothing more sensual than having the right music playing in the background. Everyone has their favourites, of course, but here are eleven that I have gathered together which hopefully will inspire your inner lover.

If they do, then grab that box of chocolates, make sure there is a glass of wine (or two) close at hand, slip into something more comfortable, take your lover by the hand...and as Jim Morrison once said, "C'mon baby, light my fire!"

Over to you.


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Everything I Do (I Do It For You)

This song holds a very special place in my life and has the perfect lyrics for Valentine's Day.

From Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, let Bryan Adams steal your heart with Everything I Do (I Do It For You).

Let's Get It On

Quite possibly the granddaddy of all love songs for the romantic-at-heart the world over. If this one wasn't included here, I know I wouldn't be doing my job properly!

Here's Marvin Gaye with a plea to Let's Get It On.

You Make Me Feel Brand New

Some old school soul from one of the most popular Philly groups of the 1970s. I remember this one being the song of choice as the first dance for my brother and his new wife at their wedding. Still sounds smooth today.

I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby

If it wasn't for the songs Barry White, there probably wouldn't be quite so many 40 and 30-somethings around today ;)

This is his first big hit record which just oozes l-u-r-v-e, passion and romance.

Je t'aime...moi non plus

They say that French is the language of lovers. Well, they weren't lying when it comes to this song.

Originally written for and recorded with his lover, the French actress Brigitte Bardot, Serge Gainsbourg later fell for the English actress, Jane Birkin. They get it together on this track from 1969, which had them banned from radio play in several countries around Europe. That didn't do them any harm though, as people bought the record to see what the fuss was all about - and subsequently sent it to #1.

Unchained Melody

If your Valentine's Day plans ever include sensually moulding some very wet clay into something indescribable, then this is the song for you.

A tune you can get very messy to: Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers. Well, one of them anyway. I think the other one was cranking up his potter's wheel.

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

If you've ever seen the movie Play Misty For Me with Clint Eastwood, you'll know that this song is included on the soundtrack. Judging by his infatuated wannabe lover, Eastwood probably wished he'd never set eyes on her face!

However, this has got to be one of THE most romantic songs ever written and should be on your playlist for Valentine's Day or any time you are in a romantic mood.

The Power of Love

Many people associate this song with Celine Dion, but here's the lady who recorded it first back in 1985. Jennifer Rush was fortunate to have the best selling single in the UK that year with The Power of Love.

She seemed to drop off the face of the Earth after this. However, she matches Ms. Dion in vocal ability, and I much prefer this version anyway!

Kiss You All Over

Just a great song for Valentine's Day - but be careful, if you abide by the lyrics you might not have any strength left for anything else...

Softly Whispering I Love You

A long forgotten gem from the early 1970s which was updated by Paul Young some time ago. Somehow, you just can't beat the original, but Paul does a great job with the song, too.

Lady

Written by one of the kings of the romantic lyric, Lionel Ritchie.

Thankfully, Kenny Rogers forgets his country roots for a few minutes to deliver an impressively soulful vocal on this number called Lady.

© 2010 Richard

What's Your Favourite Song For Your Valentine?

Alice on October 15, 2015:

Nice Hub, thanks!

To be honest, I find the best music for valentine´s day simple crackling fire. I love the sound of it and it makes everything feel warm and cozy, and you can snuggle up at home. If you don´t own a fireplace, there are several videos on youtube showing crackling fire. This here, for example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf9F42tDh-w

Celebrates on February 09, 2015:

That Bryan Adams is a great song. Great selection of music for Valentine's Day!

Amine from Doha, Qatar on February 23, 2014:

no promises by shayne wards, spent valentine alone loool

Elsie Hagley from New Zealand on February 14, 2014:

Not really but I little bit of nice romantic music is very nice for a special evening meal set for the occasion with candlelight. Enjoy!

yakohene on February 14, 2014:

@hughgrissettsr lm: I admire classical composer Tchaikosvsky rose adagio sleeping beaty for my valentine day.

william-henley-961 on February 11, 2014:

BE MY VALENTINE by Tr3Love is my #1 for this Valentine's Day! Gonna play it for my wife as soon as she wakes up Valentine's Day! I heard it on Youtube and fell in love with it!

Mary Crowther from Havre de Grace on January 13, 2014:

Nice romantic selections, thanks for the ideas!

bestpianomusic on August 18, 2013:

Good lens! Although You should not forget classical music. Especially great romantic pieces for solo piano.

sibian on February 18, 2013:

The Air that I breathe

Helene-Malmsio on February 14, 2013:

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Happy Valentine Day!

All the very best to you and your loved ones, from me and mine!

Helene Malmsio aka. SCSS

anonymous on February 11, 2013:

Yes - love will change it all - has a cute video on you tube !

anonymous on January 29, 2013:

Check out the song called Lifetime Valentine by Steven Ybarra on Amazon or iTunes..perfect for Valentine's Day and for anybody proposing on Valentine's day!

Barbara Walton from France on January 26, 2013:

Some of my all-time favourites here. I'm going to keep this up and listen to them while I tidy!

ericsdorsey on January 21, 2013:

The Luckiest by Ben Folds. Great song.

Malu Couttolenc on January 15, 2013:

Woww you have made a fantastic selection of the most wonderful songs for Valentine's Day :)

lovemicheala on July 02, 2012:

I love The Power of Love

johnnysmith1 on March 03, 2012:

Cute one :)

Helene-Malmsio on February 14, 2012:

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Happy Valentine Day!

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Georgene Moizuk Bramlage from southwestern Virginia on February 14, 2012:

Bobby Vinton "My Melody Of Love" 1974, "I Love How You Love Me" 1968 and "Roses Are Red (My Love)" 1962

jimmyworldstar on February 10, 2012:

Marvin Gaye is a classic, plenty of old Frank Sinarta songs and other love ballads are great for the occasion.

anonymous on February 09, 2012:

nice lens and also nice songs

anonymous on February 09, 2012:

nice lens and also nice songs

Nouman-uz-zaman from Karachi, Pakistan on February 09, 2012:

Good Job

Visit my Lens :) need your Hit too for more motivation

nomzam

Malu Couttolenc on February 09, 2012:

I like several songs. Unchained Melody is a beautiful song, Whispering I love you too, and I like Paul Young's version. Woww awesome songs for Valentine's Day :)

hughgrissettsr lm on February 08, 2012:

great lens, great songs!

hughgrissettsr lm on February 08, 2012:

great lens, great songs!

ptnjust007 on February 08, 2012:

good songs

Edwardjames81 on February 07, 2012:

"She's Like The Wind" by the late Patrick Swayzee is my Valentines day song of choice since we used this for our first dance as husband and wife on our wedding day. Some great choices in your collection though.

Wednesday-Elf from Savannah, Georgia on February 06, 2012:

Hi Richard. Had to stop back by to congratulate you for having this terrific lens featured on the Front Page of Squidoo. Perfect for the upcoming Valentine's Day!

Nathalie Roy from France (Canadian expat) on February 05, 2012:

Je t'aime...moi non plus a real classic!

printabledolls on February 05, 2012:

interesting songs

kathysart on February 03, 2012:

I am a romantic and a pushover for all love songs no matter how sappy. Lovely lens, I so appreciated your song selections. Angel blessed.

Christine Larsen from South Australia on January 31, 2012:

Everyone of them are just fantastic...but I chose 'The First Time Ever......'

Thank you

Christine

Holley Web on January 31, 2012:

!yaD drawkcaB yppaH

pacrapacma lm on January 30, 2012:

I enjoyed watching Jennifer Rush sing The Power of Love. All these songs are great! I haven't been able to share a favorite in the poll yet. I can't decide. Thanks for sharing these songs. You definately know music!

Everything I Do by Bryan Adams is the song my husband and I chose for our first dance at our wedding reception. I hope this lens gets chosen for Valentine's Day's LOTD!

Rebeljohn on January 30, 2012:

Very nice lens thank you for posting

Angela F from Seattle, WA on January 30, 2012:

Great song selections!

myamya on January 30, 2012:

Great lens! squidlikes!

sheezie77 on January 30, 2012:

Very nice lens! thumbs up

AnnaAdam LM on January 24, 2012:

Wow just an Awesome lens. Very romantic song collection. Thumbs up

Nancy Carol Brown Hardin from Las Vegas, NV on January 24, 2012:

Oh my Gosh, some of those songs make me tingle with memories. But this lens would not have been complete without Barry White songs...I think his soulful renditions were the most romantic sounds I ever heard. You just knew he was "feeling the love." Blessed.

Renaissance Woman from Colorado on January 24, 2012:

I love many of these songs. Great choices. Another song that came to mind was Bon Jovi's (You Want To) Make A Memory. That's a favorite of mine. Perfect for those Valentine moments.

Ruthi on January 24, 2012:

So many of your selections are favorites of mine, but, oh yes... The Power of Love is the greatest of them all.

MartieG aka 'survivoryea' from Jersey Shore on January 21, 2012:

Love, love, love these songs - The Righteous Brothers songs are some of my favorites.

JackieSonia on January 18, 2012:

Awesome lens! So romantic. Thanks for sharing.

anonymous on January 13, 2012:

hard to find a guy with a creative touch on a Valentine's Day lens but yours was awesome, well done indeed!

S Kurniawan from Bandung, Indonesia on July 10, 2011:

I love this lens!

karitina on May 14, 2011:

Yes i Still in live but for this songs, Inspires romance

HeatherTodd1 on May 13, 2011:

Thanks for the Nice Article

ravi551854 on April 14, 2011:

very romantic lens

anonymous on March 02, 2011:

beautiful lens! keep up the good work!

WhiteOak50 on February 24, 2011:

I love so many of these songs!! Great collection of love music for anytime of the year. Good Job!!

clouda9 lm on February 24, 2011:

Had to stop back in to let you know that I actually love this music any time of year.

Steve Arun on February 21, 2011:

Probably this is one of the best lens on Valentine day music, it was a natural choice to be featured at my Popular Music of the 70's Lens. Thanks for creating such a unique lens.

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on February 14, 2011:

Yes sir! Just came back for more :) I had just finished telling a friend that I wanted to make sure I checked on you today. You are obviously a mind reader.

GoodinDevelopme on February 14, 2011:

I love your lens. Thanks for making it!

anonymous on February 14, 2011:

~ Cupid Kisses by a Squidoo Angel ~

DecoratingEvents on February 13, 2011:

I love your taste in love songs (though Frank is missing :D). This lens is inspirational, gets the memories flowing and now I am ready for Valentine's Day! Thanks Rich!

Wednesday-Elf from Savannah, Georgia on February 11, 2011:

Wonderful selection of love songs! I adore 'Everything I Do (I Do It For You)' and I have a favorite version of 'Unchained Melodies' on a CD by 'The Letterman' called Greatest Movie Hits, which I like even better than the Righteous Brothers' version. Perfect pick for a Valentine lens review on SLR by Kim. Well done, Rich.

kimmanleyort on February 11, 2011:

Guess what? Featured today on Squidoo Lens Reviews. http://blog.growwear.com/love-songs-for-valentines...

kimmanleyort on February 08, 2011:

It's hard to pick a favorite. These are all great love songs for Valentines Day. I have to go with Unchained Melody!

fashionality lm on February 06, 2011:

there's something special about v-day music.

NanaPoppins LM on January 27, 2011:

I added your lens on my Valentines Day featured lenses :) Hope you dont mind!

anonymous on January 24, 2011:

This is a very romantic lens.

CowboyDJ LM on January 23, 2011:

Great idea, lensrolled! I like "Kiss Me in the Dark" by the Randy Rodgers Band!

deantyler2504 on January 21, 2011:

i love the song called grenade

anonymous on September 26, 2010:

great song list

Canela Ajena from Houston on February 22, 2010:

wow! you've included it all

TopMovieSoundtr on February 17, 2010:

Good idea for a lens.

Witchladyz on February 11, 2010:

fabulous squid, and yes we have a favourite song its Stay Together , Al Green, off to find it now x thankyou x Rosie xx

Joan4 on February 05, 2010:

Fabulous and very romantic! Agree with you re Barry White - especially. In fact, I love all of them! Super selection! Lensrolling to my Valentines Day Songs!

Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on February 05, 2010:

Oh me! This is such a Romantic Lens and your choices for The Best Music For Valentine's Day are wonderful. I am listening to one of my favorites, Roberta Flack singing The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. This lens just makes me want to grab my hubby of 32 yrs and give him a big smooch and I may do just that!

Mary Beth Granger from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA on February 05, 2010:

Beautiful music, racy photos and chocolate. Ok it doesn't get much better than that!

pkmcr from Cheshire UK on February 05, 2010:

A really amazing lens - well done!

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on January 31, 2010:

I am not sure whether to laugh, blush or sing along:) Did you know you included my favorite all time favorite song? Must be a favorite for a lot of us. Totally awesome! Angel Blessed and added to my Squid Angel Mouse Tracks lens.

justholidays on January 29, 2010:

Hope the comments are working now...

Blessed by a SquidAngel :)

Bambi Watson on January 25, 2010:

What a fun & striking music lens!

WindyWintersHubs from Vancouver Island, BC on January 22, 2010:

Wonderful list of romantic songs. Kenny Rogers "Lady" is a favorite. Happy Valentine's Day to you & Bonnie!

kimmanleyort on January 22, 2010:

Great selection, Rich. I think my favorite here is First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. Lensrolled to love songs by frank.

Cynthia Arre from Quezon City on January 22, 2010:

This is yet another well-crafted lens from you. You are definitely one to watch (:

NaturalMommys on January 21, 2010:

Hmmm I would have to think about a fav song but I wanted to say hi and tell you what an awesome job you did on your lens! It is perfect 5*'s of course! Lets keep em comin!

luvmyludwig lm on January 21, 2010:

This is great! Love the choice of songs. I am loving those lounge pants for men :D

justholidays on January 20, 2010:

This is indeed a nice lens, well crafted and the overall layout is attractive!

Dom.

oztoo lm on January 20, 2010:

Great lens. All the romantic music for lovers at anytime.

LoKackl on January 20, 2010:

Glad you're a friend of RocketMoms! Very potent lens for Valentine Day and Valentines Day Music!

Kiwisoutback from Massachusetts on January 18, 2010:

Beautiful lens, and it looks great with the new template!

sittonbull on January 18, 2010:

Well Richard... Looks like you started off with a bang! (no pun intended) :) Great first lens set to fabulous music and great timing!

HappyValentinesD on January 18, 2010:

These songs would definitely make it onto my list as well. There is just so much great music to inspire romance and expression of love. I may have to extend Valentine's beyond Feb 14. Thanks for this one, it was fun!

Deb Kingsbury from Flagstaff, Arizona on January 17, 2010:

You definitely picked some good ones! Song AND images.

maryspeller lm on January 17, 2010:

A great Valentines day lens. Congratulations.

Mary

clouda9 lm on January 17, 2010:

Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On is my fave - wobbly knees! Oh and that chocolate...TMI! Beautiful lens.

Indigo Janson from UK on January 17, 2010:

A perfect selection here for a cuddle on the couch. :)

Jeff Wendland from Kalamazoo, MI on January 17, 2010:

Nice collection for Valentines Day! I think Lady is my favorite.

Ruth Coffee from Zionsville, Indiana on January 17, 2010:

There are some great song choices here, a few I had forgotten, thanks for the reminder!

Holley Web on January 16, 2010:

Bryan Adams will always be a favorite for me. He makes you believe that he has known true love. As I read through this lens I could feel the truth in what you say. Here's wishing you a Valentine's Day that is out of this world!

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