A Country Valentine's Day Playlist for 2013
By: Matt Bjorke
Romantic songs never go outta style but it seems that Valentine's Day it is always heightened. As such, we've compiled some recent romantic singles and tracks that we think perfectly capture the heart and sentiment of being in love on Valentine's Day. It's a collection of songs of the moment rather than specific songs from the past or recent past. We hope you enjoy our list of songs and with it, our Spotify playlist at the end.
"Wanted" - Hunter Hayes
Nominated for ACM and Grammy awards, "Wanted" is a sweet, romantic and youthful take on love and the potential for love.
"Somebody's Heartbreak" - Hunter Hayes
Like "Wanted," this is a tune that screams romantic. The thing that separates this one from wanted is that "Somebody's Heartbreak" is about the potential for greatness in love and that if you don't try for it, there's no way there can be a heartbreak or happy ending.
"Hard To Love" - Lee Brice
A song most guys would admit to feeling is about them (and many of their partners would agree). Romance isn't some dreamy, easy street and it takes a lot of hard work to make it work but like this song, it's a great, sweet payoff when it's right
"A Woman Like You" - Lee Brice
It's another sweet, talkative performance from Lee Brice. Romantic and perhaps a good wedding style song.
"I Love You" - Eli Young Band
A sweetly romantic song that could've been and probably should've been a radio single (it is more effective than "Say Goodnight"). In the song EYB sings about what some people strive to do their best for and they state simply that they strive to love their women the most.
"Only God Could Love You More" - Jerrod Niemann
Jerrod Neimann's single on the radio at this moment, "Only God Could Love You More" (which is co-written by Lee Brice) is a song that showcases a man who proclaims how much love he has for his girl, despite all of the things she may do to tear apart that love.
"Anywhere With You" - Jake Owen
The quintessential "I would go anywhere you are baby" song, playful, uptempo and just the kind of song radio loves these days but it's another strong vocal performance from Jake Owen
"If I Didn't Have You" - Thompson Square
Performed by a married couple, "If I Didn't Have You" states simply: This life would kill me if I didn't have you. Romantic from the word go.
"I Can Take It From There" - Chris Young
An uptempo song about a romantic night at home, so basically, a song that most women in longer-term relationships can really relate to and would love to hear their guys say.
"Get Your Shine On" - Florida Georgia Line
Some might not consider this one to be "Romantic" but if you think about it, when you're young in a new relationship, this is quite romantic as it talks about a budding relationship and spending time together, even if it's only "Rockin' all night long" at a party, they're doing it together.
"(Kissed You) Good Night" - Gloriana
The real break-out hit for the band is about first time kisses and a budding relationship. Some of which start on Valentine's Day.
"Could It Be" - Charlie Worsham
Another sweet song about budding relationships or a guy realizing that he's with a girl he could see the rest of his life with. What lady doesn't wanna hear such words?
"My Epitaph" - Paul Sikes
A sweet song about a man who plainly states "All they need to know about my life is that I loved you." Again, it's a refrain that everyone hopes to have in their life.
"Hey Pretty Girl" - Kip Moore
Country's resident gritty singer/songwriter has a song about the growth of a relationship from wanting to be with someone to becoming a couple. Sounds like a perfect wedding song and a song about a great life as a couple.
"Better Dig Two" - The Band Perry
Love from the female perspective, that is unabiding love that finds her loving on him so much that she will 'kill him if he ever left.' it may be a little obsessive but it's still a romantic song, and a feeling teenage girls often have for boys they date.
"Runnin' Outta Moonlight" - Randy Houser
The second single from How Country Feels is a sweet, mid-tempo track about a couple who spends time together on a tailgate out in the middle of nowhere with nothing but the stars and moonlight around them.
"He Loves To Make Me Cry" - Kristin Kelly
"He loves to make me cry, loves to put tears in my eyes, not the bitter but the sweet" the song says in the intro and for three minutes it is a vocal tour de force torch ballad of epic romantic proportions. Here's hoping this one's a hit.
"Crazy Beautiful" - Billy Dean
Few vocalists are able to wrap as much emotion in their songs as Billy Dean does with a heart-felt ballad. This one, from his 2012 album A Man of Good Fortune, "Crazy Beautiful" is pretty much what any woman could hope to hear from the man in their life.
"All The Difference In The World" - Billy Dean
Another track from Billy Dean's 2012 album, "All The Difference In The World" showcases the vocalist hitting another home run in the romantic ballad world with this mid-tempo tune about how the love of his wife makes him feel and the 'lift' it gives him.
"When She Says Baby" - Jason Aldean
A track on his late 2012 release Night Train, the track is deeply romantic as it finds Aldean stating how the love of his wife gets him through even the most mundane events of life.
"Everything But The Wings" - Alan Jackson
A sweet, romantic song that recalls some of Alan Jackson's best songs, "Everything But The Wings" is like a younger cousin for "Remember When," one of the most romantic songs of the past 20 years.
"The One" - Tim Culpepper
A traditional country love song, "The One" is simply sweet and a reminder of the power of love can be told in a two-steppin' mid-tempo ballad.
"I Love You More" - Craig Morrison
A track from the Australian's latest album "I Love You More" is all about how a man feels for the woman in his life. It shows off Morrison's underrated voice.