Remember the old days of mix tapes & burning playlists onto discs? When Brandon & I were dating in high school, he made me a cd for our first Valentine’s together, and we continued to listen to it for the next ten years or so. I’m not sure where that old cd ended up, but one of the songs on it is on the first Shrek movie, which we watch all the time with the kids. Brings back the sweetest memories! All of that to say, I put together my current Valentine’s playlist, fun to listen to on date night, with the kiddos or if you are hosting a festive brunch or dinner.
I love so many of these songs & will listen to them all year! Such a sucker for a good love song and a romantic comedy. Claire was sick last week & we watched Because I Said So a few times, such a good flick to put you in the Valentine’s Day mood! 🙂
Would love for you to share what songs are your must-haves for Valentine’s Day or what is your wedding/first dance song? I know I’m missing some good ones! Hope you are all having a happy week! XO42
Heather Durosko says
Love your list-“The Luckiest” is our wedding song ?
Bree Gale says
The ‘love songs radio’ station on Pandora has been on repeat over here 🙂
Lots of great songs on your playlist. The Luckiest is one of my favorites.
Chasing Cars-Snow Patrol
Ben Folds is a favorite around our house. Amazing vocals and piano skills. We have a valentines date to a Ben Folds concert with the symphony coming up. I can’t wait! ❤️
Kayla Immoos says
We danced to “when you’ve got a good thing” by Lady Antebellum! And it’s my ring back tone for him now, love it!
omg! We used to make each other CDs for EVERY Valentine’s Day! I totally forgot about that! I would listen to it EVERY SINGLE time I drove from my college to his….OVER AND OVER!
THE LUCKIEST is basically THE BEST Valentine’s day song ever!
Marlene Abbott says
Everything by Lifehouse ?
‘Everything’ Michael Buble 🙂
anything by Copeland.
Paige Rod says
Do you ever add these playlists to Spotify by chance??
Must Play Valentines Mix:
Love Like This- Kodaline
When I Get My Hands On You- The New Basement Tapes
Old Pine- Ben Howard
Slow It Down- Lumineers
I walked down the aisle to Crush by DMB on a harp and my first dance was Flightless Bird, American Mouth by Iron and Wine. I too am a sucker for love songs 🙂 Thanks for sharing yours!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
Can’t wait to listen to your playlist!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
Our wedding song is Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton. Was the first song we ever danced to and still makes me melt. Crazy Love is a close second though!!
Jacquelene Gilmore says
David Gray “This Year’s Love” is one of my favs.
We danced to DMB’s Crush as our first dance at our wedding. Fifteen years ago!
We just danced to Crush as our first dance song in September! 🙂
We had Regina Spektor’s version of the John Lennon song Real Love. Still gives me goosebumps and teary eyes when I hear it.
Shannon kaufman says
Music is my love language!
Our wedding song is Better Man by James Morrison. But anything by Amos Lee is my love music favorites!
Vena Cho says
I mean, Nobody by Keith Sweat is a classic in my book 😉
Jena Marcantonio says
Don’t You Wanna Stay – Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson
Sunday kind of love, or anything Etta James! ?
We danced to a Snoop Dogg song for our first dance! hahaha Its actually a very sweet and tropical song, and considering we got married in Jamaica, it was fitting! 😉 Its called “The Good Good” by Snoop “Lion” (when he was going by Lion for that period of time). Its a fun love song and different than the usual ones you hear. 🙂
aww, I love this! our first dance was “into the mystic” by van morrison.
I have a fun valentine’s day craft for toddlers on my blog if you and your girlies are interested!
Kristine Bryant says
“I’ll Be the One” by Warren Hayes
soooo goood!! love warren hayes! he’s so talented
Our wedding song was Billy Joel ‘Just the way You Are” it came out the year my hubby and I were born, I have always loved it!
Michelle W says
We danced to the Audra Mae version of Crazy Love. 🙂
Feel My Love by Adele <3
The Ramones, Baby I love you is what my husband and I danced to at our wedding and another one of our songs is I Won’t back down by Tom Petty!
Do you have Spotify? I always want to try out your playlists, but don’t have all the songs.
I just made this one here: https://open.spotify.com/user/amandamrabon/playlist/11T9l7xuS0nb3cqXZutHoB
But if you do have it, I’d love to follow you!
Annie @ Home of Malones says
Thank you for doing this Amanda!!! I was wondering if she had a Spotify account too! This is perfect!
Our first dance song was Adele’s version of Make You Feel My Love!
Our first dance was “Friends in Low Places” by Garth, cuz we’re classy like that!
Amanda C says
Our wedding song was Faithfully by Journey. Have you thought about doing a Spotify list so we can follow you and listen to your playlists there? Then you could link it and we could listen. ?
Someone Like You, Van Morrison. Great playlist!
Lindsay @ Lindsay's Sweet World says
Ray Lamontagne is one of my favorites, too! I just love him! Our first dance at our wedding was Love Song by 311… they are my hubby’s favorite band (#90s – ha!) and that song is just so romantic. It was perfection.
One song to add to your list is The Way You Look Tonight but it has to be the Tony Bennett version… it’s the best one!
Elaine Essenmacher says
We danced to “Dancing Shoes” by Green River Ordiance and it makes me tear up every time I hear it! The lyrics literally are so fitting for our life! I would definitely recommend!! ❤️
spot on playlist!
When you say nothing at all – alison krauss
Rythm of Love – plain white t’s
We danced to David Gray’s “Be Mine” – very appropriate for Valentine’s Day too!
Great list! We danced to Straight No Chaser’s mashup of I’m Yours / Somewhere Over the Rainbow. 🙂 I also love “You and Me” by DMB, which was our last dance song.
John Hiatt “Have a Little Faith in Me” – that was my wedding dance song 🙂
Van Morrison – “Crazy Love”
Jimmy Buffett – “Happily Ever After”
Walter Egan – “Magnet and Steel” (my parents song <3)
Marty Robbins – "My Woman, My Woman, My Wife" (great song for hubbys to their wives!)
Ashlee Tibbetts says
I’m a sucker for classic country love songs! Our first dance was “I Cross My Heart” by George Strait and I walked down the aisle to “Like Red on a Rose” by Alan Jackson 🙂
Love this list! We danced to “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz and our friend sang Edwin McCain’s “I’ll Be” while we lit our candles. Two somewhat cliche songs, but the words in both are so beautiful! I love how the words to “I Won’t Give Up” are a constant reminder that marriage isn’t always sunshine and rainbows, but it’s always worth fighting for! <3
Sydney Miller says
our wedding song was “had to be you” by Dara Maclean
chelsea jacobs says
These are all such sweet picks!
Colette Collins says
The luckiest is so good from my favorite movie ever. About time if you haven’t seen it you should. Colors amos lee is what I walked down the beach to at my wedding.
I walked down the aisle to “Your Everything” by Keith Urban..love it!
I love Because I Said So! Haven’t watched it in ages so guess what’s on my list for this weekend 🙂
Sarah (another relocated Midwest mama ) says
❤️❤️❤️Your list! Ray Lamontagne & Van Morrison were two of our big wedding songs, and God Only Knows is our secret us song ? Happy Valentine’s Day!
Okay – do you have Spotify? Because you should so I can follow these playlists!
Ashley Miller says
“Til Kingdom Come” Cold Play
“Yellow” by Coldplay
Boyce Avenue- a thousand years.
Anything by Boyce avenue makes me swoon.
Love the song She is Love, parachute is another good band.
Can you please make your playlists on Spotify!! ❤️❤️
Liana Cobb says
“I’ll be your man” by James Blunt! Oh you will love it if you haven’t already heard it?
And our first dance was to “Your Song” by Elton John, so so so wonderful.
“You Send Me” by Aretha Franklin was one of my favorites that we played at our wedding, but the song we had our first dance to was “Sea Breeze” by Tyrone Wells.
Ed Sheeran & Tori Kelly – “I Was Made for Loving You” – all time FAVORITE (we walked down the aisle to the Ray Lamontagne song – “You Are The Best Thing” – one of my favs!!)
Our first dance was to “Wanted” by Hunter Hayes. I wish we would have chosen a good Keith Urban song like “Only You Can Live Me This Way.”
Can you do a Q&A for one of your posts?! That would be so awesome! Or even if you did it in Snapchat or insta!
Our wedding song was “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye. Definitely had some laughs from the crowd and gives us a smile every time we hear the first few beats of the song come on!
We love Ben Folds! Another cool find if you’re looking for something alternative and folksy– Brett Dennen. Both were artists that my guy told me about six years ago when we started dating and I was in college. We used to listen to them at night together while we texted or talked on the phone. Funny how sentimental things become.
Because I Said So is one of my all time favorite movies. I never, ever get sick of it!
so many great love songs… these are our Go-Tos
Van Morrison “Into the Mystic”
Ray Lamontagne “Hold You In My Arms” “Shelter” and “Let It Be Me”
David Gray “This Year’s Love”
Amos Lee “In the Arms of a Woman”
Griffin House “Better than Love”
The Wood Brothers “Muse” and “Luckiest Man”
Chris Stapleton “Tennessee Whiskey”
Rachael Vamagata Ray Lamontagne “duet”
You Are the Best Thing- Ray Lamontange
Crazy Love- Michael Buble
Stand by Me- Ben E. King
Like a Wrecking Ball- Eric Church
Love Your Love the Most- Eric Church
Have a Little Faith in Me- Joe Cocker
Walked down the aisle to my husband strumming on guitar “here comes the sun” and then blue and yellow by the used was our first dance. I love moonlit serenade instrumental too!
2 of my all time favorites…Rock With You- Michael Jackson and Silly Love Songs- Paul McCartney & Wings
Love following you on Instagram! @marcyphx
We had I’ll Back You Up by Dave Matthews Band for our first dance song! I get emotional every time I hear it!
All of me by John Legend and How will I know the Sam Smith version 🙂
We danced to Steady As We Go, by Dave Matthews. It is not one of their main stream songs, but the lyrics are beautiful.
Clint Mamuri says
I listened to all the songs, and I loved them. Thanks for sharing.
Wait, was this my college make out CD circa 2002? Just add ‘Angel Eyes’ by the Jeff Healy Band