They’re sappy, sugary and we love them. We’re talking about Valentines Day songs. Why not put together a playlist to go with that Valentines day gift? Here’s a starter list for you.

  1. Crazy for You — Madonna. Probably Madge’s most sentimental and vulnerable tune. She longs for and loses breathe simply being in etta_jonesproximity to her heart’s desire. High on the list of Valentines Day songs.
  2. At Last — Etta James. The legendary blues singer takes finding true love to amazing levels. You’d be hard pressed to not think of somebody in your life as the singer belts out in a manner that’s only imitated today.
  3. Baby, I Love You — The Ramones. Joey Ramone touches on sweetness and yearning in this cover of the Ronettes classic. Have I ever told you how good it feels to hold you? You just did.
  4. You’re the First, the Last, My Everything — Barry White. Outside of Marvin Gaye, there is no other artist that says Com’ere! In terms of Valentines Day songs, this ode to dedication opens the flood gates.
  5. I Will Always Love You — Whitney Houston or Dolly Parton. Depending on your tastes. You may prefer the immensely popular, sweeping Houston version, but Parton’s original is sweet and subtle.
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  7. (Our Love) Don’t Throw It All Away — The Bee Gees. While disco may have made you wish they’d go away, in retrospect, these guys produced beautiful love songs. As Valentines Day songs go, this is underrated and expresses true emotion.
  8. God Only Knows — The Beach Boys. When it comes to the purity of love, no one comes close to Brian Wilson’s genius. This masterpiece celebrates puppy love, putting it on the Valentine’s Day map.
  9. Beginnings — Chicago. When I’m with you, I feel a thousand different feelings. Regardless of how far they’ve come, he insists elton-johnit’s only the beginning. If you don’t want your loved one to know that, turn in your Romantic Card.
  10. Your Song — Elton John. Sir Elton’s done any number of great Valentines Day songs, but none quite match up to his debut of honest, open and innocent love.
  11. Groove with You — Isley Brothers. A pitch perfect ode to romance and getting down. Make this the last song on the playlist and, that by time you get to it, the lights have dimmed.