10 Love Songs to Get You In the Mood This Valentine's Day

Cause, seriously, who doesn't love a love song. We asked out community for their favorites and here's what they said. Happy Valentine's Day, y'all!


"What a Difference a Day Makes" by Dinah Washington

"I love this song so, so much. Listening to it makes me swoon, and I think about the day I met my husband. It was a completely chance meeting, and that one day changed the path of my life so immensely. Lord, what a difference a day makes."

— Jen Siomacco of Catalyst Wedding Co.


"All of Me" by John Legend

"I love it because duh, John Legend. And Chrissy. It was the song (played on violin) that my husband and I walked down the aisle to — literally, we walked together into our ceremony. The love expressed in the lyrics, especially about all the imperfections, is the reason I fell for that song."

— LeiLani Berfield of Elle Golden Photography


"All Night" by Beyoncé

"It's about love that endures. Plus, the music video is a bunch of real life BOC (boos of color?). What's not to love??"

— Arley Arrington of Arley Cakes

 


"Forever" by Ben Harper

"I walked down the aisle to 'Forever' by Ben Harper. The lyrics say, 'Forever always seems / To be around when it begins / But forever never seems / To be around when it ends / So give me your forever.' It was really easy to commit to forever when we first fell in love, but 'forever' is more challenging and meaningful and beautiful as each year of our marriage passes."

— Justine Broughal of Together Events


"The Water is Wide" by Karla Bonoff

"'The Water is Wide' is poetic magic and has been sung by many different artists. We played the James Taylor version at our wedding."

— Rebecca Anger


"Marry Me" by Jason Derulo

"When we got married we had nothing, we’re broke AF and madly in love but we both promised that one day we’d get things right and marry each other again. It’s what I walked down the aisle to."

— Amanda Swiger of Swiger Photography and Tantamount Love


"Skipping a Beat" by I'm From Barcelona

"So fucking cute and gives my tummy butterflies every time I listen to it. My partner and I were close friends before we started dating and this was one of the songs that I played on literal repeat after hanging out with him because I was so excited about the prospect of our relationship."

— Alex Fisher of Lucky Penny Creative


"Love is Like a Bottle of Gin" by The Magnetic Fields

"'Love Is Like A Bottle of Gin' and a lot of the other songs on The Magnetic Field’s 69 Love Songs because despite being in the wedding industry (or because?!) my personal view of love is delightfully a little twisted."

 - Alexis Buryk of City Love Photography


"Somewhere Only We Know" by Lily Allen

"I've listened to this a lot since the 2016 election, and it always makes me think that no matter how much the world feels like it's crumbling around us, we still have each other."

— Lucy Baber of Lucy Baber Photography


"Murder in the City" by The Avett Brothers

"There's a line in there that says, 'Always remember there was nothing worth sharing like the love that lets us share our name.' For us, becoming a family meant sharing a last name (whether that was his last name, or mine, or a totally new last name!) so that line has always tugged at my heart."

— Kinzie Ferguson, The Empowerment Photographer


So tell us in the comments, what's your favorite love song?