By Yetunde Keme |Staff Writer|
It’s that time of year when you shower your special someone with sensual sweetness and sentimentality. Besides all the flowers, candies, and teddy bears, here are my top 10 songs that would complete a perfect Valentine’s Day.
10) “Boyfriend (featuring Snoop Dogg),” by Big Time Rush
Some guys may think this song is corny, but this song can be described as a perfect tool to get the girl.
Its lyrical content is catchy, especially the part where they sing, “I heard that you’re looking for a boyfriend/I see that/Give me time, you know I’m gonna be that/Don’t be scared to come put your trust in me.”
9) “Teenage Dream,” by Katy Perry
This song is perfect for couples who are young (or young at heart) or for those who dream about having a special someone next to them.
8) “Baby,” by Justin Bieber
You can never be too young to listen to America’s favorite heartthrob belt out some sweet notes in this song.
7) “Love Story,” by Taylor Swift
If any couple wants to throw in a combination of Shakespeare and country music, this is the song for them.
6) “My Love,” by Justin Timberlake
What I like about this song is the fact that it’s a love song anyone can dance to, and I’m not talking about slow dancing.
5) “I’m Yours,” by Jason Mraz
This song is very chill and relaxed, yet it has a powerful message.
An example of that would be the part where Mraz sings, “Well open up your mind and see like me/Open up your plans and damn you’re free/Look into your heart and you’ll find love.”
4) “Be Without You,” by Mary J. Blige
This song sends a message that love can survive through tough times.
She sends that message by saying, “We’ve been through it (yes)/We got real shit (yes)/See baby we been too strong for too long (and I can’t be without you baby)/And I’ll be waiting up until you get home (cuz I can’t sleep without you baby)/Anybody who’s ever loved, ya know just what I feel/Too hard to fake it, nothing can replace it/Call the radio if you just can’t be without your baby.”
3) “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” by Lauryn Hill
Although various artists, including Hill, covered this song from the original 1967 version by Frankie Valli, she definitely made this song her own.
2) “We Belong Together,” by Mariah Carey
This song beautifully describes a lost love. You can feel Mariah’s heart breaking with every lyric.
1) “Always and Forever,” by Heatwave
We can all say that this song is a classic, not only because this song has been passed down from generation to generation as the ultimate love ballad, but because the song is rather self-explanatory if you pay attention to the lyrics.