The Ultimate Country Valentine's Day Playlist, With Songs For Every Mood
Today is Valentine's Day - simply put, it's a holiday that some look forward to and others dread. As we enter this iconic holiday, it's important to acknowledge the many ways that love exists in people's lives. In that spirit, here's our picks to help you celebrate. Whatever mood you're in at this time of year, we've got you covered!
IF YOU'RE GETTING READY TO ASK OUT YOUR CRUSH:
Valentine's Day is the perfect day to tell them how you feel! All Country News, as well as your favorite country singers, are here to tell you that you got this.
"Heart's Going Out Of Its Mind" by Carly Pearce
This underrated gem from the superstar's second studio album perfectly captures the Valentine's Day mood. With pulsating production that more or less mimics a heartbeat, this feel-good anthem is sure to pump you up.
"Fearless" by Taylor Swift
The title and opening track of Swift's second studio album, the song encourages us to immerse ourselves "head first, fearless." It's all about embracing the thrill of lust, and not letting your inhibitions get the best of you.
IF YOU'RE ATTRACTED TO BAD BOYS (OR GIRLS):
We would warn you, but we don't even blame you. There's just something about 'em!
"dirt on 'em" by Ashley Cooke
When Ashley said that she "ain't afraid of a little whiskey stain on [their] name going round this small, small town," we knew what she meant. Anyone looking for a little adventure and spice in their relationships can easily relate to this hard-hitting banger.
IF YOU'RE ALL COUPLED UP:
We envy you, but here are some songs that you can dedicate to your one true love.
"Die A Happy Man" by Thomas Rhett
Thomas has dedicated a significant chunk of his discography to his beloved wife, with this song especially standing out. Perhaps the singer has become best known for this track. More than half a decade after its release, "Die A Happy Man" remains one of the greatest love ballads of all time.
"Thank God" by Kane & Katelyn Brown
The current #1 song on country radio is special for so many reasons. For one, listeners can feel the couple's genuine love and appreciation for one another through their speakers. Additionally, Kane and his fans all got to watch Katelyn overcome her stage fright together. Watching the two of them perform this live together, with enthusiastic support from the crowds, just hits different.
IF YOU'RE CELEBRATING YOUR FRIEND GROUP:
Love doesn't just exist between romantic partners - it's all around us. Friends share a special, irreplaceable bond that's equally worthy of a celebration on Valentine's Day.
"IF YOU GO DOWN, I'M GOING DOWN TOO" by Kelsea Ballerini
This gem is a current radio hit from Kelsea's fourth studio album, SUBJECT TO CHANGE. You know that someone's the Thelma to your Louise when they'd do literally anything for you, including commit homicide.
"Good Friends" by Maren Morris
Dedicate this relatively steady and chill anthem to the one person who's been a constant in your life! While we love the studio recording immensely, the version that appeared on Humble Quest (In Rare Form) carries a certain magic to it.
IF YOUR CRUSH DOESN'T LIKE YOU BACK:
Keep your head up, queen! Don't worry, we've all been there. This one might not work out, but your time will come. You WILL find someone who likes you back!
"Teardrops On My Guitar" by Taylor Swift
A classic from the global superstar's debut album, this song illustrates unrequited love in high school. We've all cried to this song at least once in our lives, when the lyrics were painfully relatable for us.
IF YOU'RE SAD AND MISSING YOUR EX:
If you're feeling down, it's 100% valid to acknowledge that. Country music always helps to ease the pain and make us feel less alone.
"Everything I Love" by Morgan Wallen
Out of the tracks on One Thing At A Time that we've heard so far, "Everything I Love" is the most country-leaning one. It embraces tried-and-true techniques, which fans thoroughly loved on Dangerous: The Double Album, to portray a devastating breakup in a small town.
IF YOU'RE TEMPTED TO RETURN TO A TOXIC EX:
Please don't let these urges get the best of you! Your ex is your ex for a reason. If they threw it all away, they didn't deserve someone as amazing as you.
"If He Wanted To He Would" by Kylie Morgan
The introspective anthem from this rising star conveys a message we all ought to hear. Watching Kylie talk to her younger self in the song's music video accentuates that even further. When she sang "He might've set the bar low, but keep your standards high," she truly didn't stutter.
"What He Didn't Do" by Carly Pearce
Carly's final single off of her career-defining third studio album, 29: Written In Stone, is such an important song. Currently at #7 on country radio and climbing (!!!), it has helped so many of us through tumultuous breakups. We hope she realizes the impact she has on so many people's lives.
IF YOU NEED A REMINDER THAT IT'S IMPORTANT TO LOVE YOURSELF:
Self-love is arguably the best kind of love, and many of our favorite country singers would agree.
"Messy" by Carly Pearce
This song contains an important reminder to "give yourself some grace." Hard times look different for everyone, and there's no right or wrong way to cope. Once again, our Grammy-winning angel is reminding queens everywhere of their worth. On social media, some fans have even said that this song saved their life when everything felt hopeless.
"Leave Me Again" by Kelsea Ballerini
This song is the closer to Kelsea's six-song EP that dropped today, Rolling Up The Welcome Mat. A raw, simple acoustic track, it demonstrates that one can wish their ex well while rediscovering themselves after a breakup. Kelsea resolves to love herself the way she once loved her ex-husband, and never lose her true self to romantic love again.
Even if no one asks you to be their valentine today, you're still loved by so many. If you don't believe us, believe the lyrics to your favorite country songs. Because country music never misses! Find the full playlist below. All Country News wishes y'all a happy Valentine's Day!