Which Valentine’s Day Song Should I Listen To?

Rufus Helmreich, Contributing Writer

Best Valentine’s Day song ever: “Valentine’s Day” by David Bowie

This song has to be here, it’s David Bowie. In fact, Valentine’s Day is just an excuse to play this song. Somehow, a Bowie song about Valentine’s Day is one of his best works. This is a must-add to any Valentine’s Day playlist.

Best song about Cupid: “Happy Valentine’s Day” by Outkast

In this song, disgruntled Cupid complains about how popular Santa Claus is. In the end, it’s Valentine’s Day and there has to be a triumphant chorus. This song does not disappoint—far from it. I mean, what’s Valentine’s Day without a little humor and irony?

Best song to belt while head-over-heels: “L-O-V-E” by Nat King Cole

It’s impossible to feel lonely when listening to this classic love song. Of course, being featured in the amazing remake of The Parent Trap doesn’t hurt.

Best song for pining over someone: “(They Long To Be) Close To You” by the Carpenters

Don’t worry, even if you’re not pining over someone, you can still listen to this song! In fact, just listening to it will make you feel as if you were. Karen Carpenter’s voice is otherworldly and bound to make you overjoyed and wistful.