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Music moods for Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2020

Radio Fodder Music Team, Bec Meier

With the help of the amazing Chelsea Rozario, Lauren Berry, Marsya Ali, Sarah Peters, and Zaina Choudhury; without whom I couldn’t have finished this, so for that I dedicate Gal-entines to you!

— Bec Meier, Music/Blog Team Member

Valentine’s Day is a day of many emotions, whether you love the idea of the day or hate it. So, to help move the day along, we made playlists to suit all and any of your Valentine’s needs: Gal-entines, Self Love, Heartbreak, Desire, and Love.

Keep reading for descriptions of the playlists and their song lists.

Gal-entines

If you’re spending the day with the girls and want to feel the love, this playlist is full of songs celebrating friendship and girl power for you to sing along to.

  • I’ll Be There for You by The Rembrandts (—Theme from Friends)
  • Wannabe by Spice Girls
  • Juice by Lizzo (explicit)
  • Woman by Kesha, and The Dap-Kings Horns (explicit)
  • 22 by Taylor Swift
  • Bros by Wolf Alice
  • Most Girls by Hailee Steinfeld
  • Me & My Friends by Selena Gomez
  • All My Friends by Madeon
  • That’s My Girl by Fifth Harmony
  • Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani (explicit)
  • Kanye by The Chainsmokers
  • Salute by Little Mix
  • Fight Like a Girl by Zolita
  • 7 Rings by Ariana Grange (explicit)
  • Come on Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners
  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper

(17 songs, 58 min.)

Self-Love

Maybe you’re taking some Me-Time this Valentine’s? We’ve collected songs to help you feel like the best version of yourself this day and every day. 

  • Good as Hell by Lizzo (explicit)
  • Don’t Kill My Vibe by Sigrid
  • Empire by Nina Nesbitt
  • Sorry Not Sorry by Demi Lovato (explicit)
  • Lush Life by Zara Larsson
  • Dance Again by Selena Gomez
  • Not 20 Anymore by Bebe Rexha
  • You Don’t Own Me by SAYGRACE, and G-Eazy
  • Lady Like by Ingrid Andress
  • Forward Motion by Daya (explicit – From the Original Motion Picture “Late Night”)
  • Love Myself by Hailee Steinfeld
  • Body of My Own by Charli XCX
  • i need to be alone. by girl in red (explicit)
  • 7 by Catfish and the Bottlemen
  • Fight Song by Rachel Platten
  • Go Gina by SZA (explicit)
  • thank u, next by Ariana Grange (explicit)

(17 songs, 55 min.)

Heartbreak

If you’re feeling down because your BAE isn’t with you this Valentine’s Day, we’ve got the songs for your pity party that may just make you feel a little better. 

  • Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)? by Buzzcocks
  • New Rules by Dua Lipa
  • What I Do… by Taylor Janzen
  • Losing Me by Gabrielle Aplin
  • July by Noah Cyrus
  • Perfect Blue by Basenji, and Erthlings 
  • Don’t Call Me Up by Mabel
  • Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac (- 2004 Remaster)
  • This Is on You by Maisie Peters (explicit)
  • Elephant by Liz Golden
  • Green Light by Lorde
  • Undrunk by FLETCHER (explicit)
  • I’m Good by Wafia
  • Be Alright by Dean Lewis (explicit)
  • Lose You to Love Me by Selena Gomez
  • Party for One by Carly Rae Jespen
  • Don’t Feel Like Crying by Sigrid

(17 songs, 55 min.)

Desire

Sexier beats for more intimate moments with some very lucky individuals. Need we say more 😉…

  • Closer by Tegan and Sara
  • OMG by Gryffin, and Carly Rae Jespen
  • Señorita by Shawn Mendes, and Camila Cabello
  • Capital Letters by Hailee Steinfeld
  • Trampoline by SHAED, and ZAYN
  • Closer by The Chainsmokers
  • River by Bishop Briggs
  • Take Me to Church by Hozier
  • Catching Feelings by Drax Project, and Six60
  • Adore You by Maisie Peters
  • Only Human by Jonas Brothers
  • Close to Me by Ellie Goulding, Diplo, and Swae Lee (explicit)
  • Liar by Camila Cabello
  • Slow Hands by Niall Horan
  • Keeping It in The Dark by Daya
  • Lonely by Diplo, and Jonas Brothers
  • Lover by G Flip (explicit)

(17 songs, 57 min.)

Love

Filled mostly with love ballads, this is the most romantic playlist. It’s perfect for dates and gentler moments between you and your loved one.

  • All My Life by CHARLOTTE
  • 10,000 Hours by Dan + Shay, and Justin Bieber
  • What Am I by Why Don’t We
  • Better Half of Me by Tom Walker
  • Two Commas by Poo Bear
  • Lover by Taylor Swift
  • Feelings by Lauv
  • Falling Like the Stars by James Arthur
  • Slow Dance by AJ Mitchell, and Ava Max
  • You Are the Reason by Calum Scott
  • Hello My Love by Westlife
  • Sing It with Me by JP Cooper, and Astrid S
  • Magic by Gabrielle Aplin
  • Sink In by Amy Shark
  • Things I Say When You Sleep by Nina Nesbitt
  • The Bones by Maren Morris and Hozier
  • 17 by Julia Michaels

(17 songs, 59 min.)