Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate the love and affection of those close to us. It is celebrated annually on February 14th and has a long and interesting history.
The earliest form of Valentine’s Day was believed to have originated in Ancient Rome, during the festival of Lupercalia, which was held in mid-February. The festival was a celebration of fertility, and it was believed that boys and girls would draw names of potential partners from a jar.
This tradition was eventually replaced by a more romantic form of Valentine’s Day, which was thought to have been introduced by the poet Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century. According to Chaucer, the day was dedicated to the courtly love of a knight for his lady.
Later, it became associated with Saint Valentine, a Christian martyr who was killed for refusing to deny his faith. It is believed that he sent the first ‘valentine’ greeting shortly before his execution, and this gesture has become the symbol of Valentine’s Day ever since.
Today, this special day is all about expressing love and appreciation for the people in our lives. There are so many ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day, from exchanging cards and gifts to spending quality time together. Whether you’re celebrating with a significant other, family, or friends, it’s a great day to show how much you care. Some fun ideas include making a special dinner at home, sending a bouquet of flowers, writing a heartfelt letter, or enjoying a romantic evening out.
Celebrating Valentine’s Day, or any special day really, is never complete without music to set the mood. Some timeless classics include “At Last” by Etta James, “My Funny Valentine” by Chet Baker, “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley, and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli.
Here at All Around Sound, we’ve put together a list of our current favourites for you to enjoy while you celebrate the holiday with the person you love most. Check out the list on both our Spotify and YouTube accounts!
We hope you find the perfect Valentine’s Day song to jam out to in 2023 💙
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Modern Love Songs for You and Your Valentine
All My Love – George Ezra
Never Gonna Say Goodbye – Dawes
Always Remember Us This Way – Lady Gaga
Carried Me With You – Brandi Carlile
Show Me Love – Alicia Keys (feat. Miguel)
Into You – Ariana Grande
I Like Me Better – Lauv
Love you Like a Love Song – Selena Gomez & The Scene
Lightning – Bag Raiders (feat. The Kit String Tangle)
Young and Beautiful – Lana Del Ray
Delicate – Taylor Swift
Beyond – Leon Bridges
I Dare You – The xx
Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
By Your Side – Sade
All To Myself – Dan + Shay
Fallin’ All in You – Shawn Mendes
Riptide – Vance Joy
Magic – Coldplay
First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes
Love You for a Long Time – Maggie Rogers
I Do – Morgan Evans
Stuck on You – Meiko
Saturday Nights – Khalid
You Are the Best Thing – Ray Lamontagne