February… the month of love and Black History, so it’s all love, right? Right! If you are like me, you are feeling all the feels. I am surrounded by love. From the new OWN series Cherish the Day to the Issa Rae/Lakeith Stanfield movie, The Photograph, it is quite obvious that Black Cupid is busy making house calls.
For a minute, I felt a bit left out of the celebrations because, you know, I didn’t cuff anybody during cuffing season. But thank God I simply said, “Fuck it! You don’t have to be in love to celebrate love.” So I am going to ride this love-wave and add my contribution to the February love fest and offer the best love songs to listen to if I had a boo! Hey, it doesn’t hurt to plan ahead. These are not listed in order, but I can tell you that the first song is my favorite and when I turn 80 and finally get married, I want it played at my wedding. 🤣
So here goes:
1.) Love Ballad by Jeffrey Osborne and L.T.D.- This is the ultimate “I got you, boo,” song.
2.) A Long Walk by Jill Scott-What’s better than two friends walking, talking, and elevating one another.
3.) I Tried by Anthony Hamilton-Trying to hold onto to someone that doesn’t want to be held will let you know how deeply you feel for someone.
4.) Me, Myself, and I by Beyonce-Yes, Bey made the list…barely🙄. After God, self-love is the most important, and sometimes you have to be your own best friend before you can be a friend to any one else.
5.) I Feel for You by Chaka Khan-I mean come on! It’s Chaka! If you love someone and don’t have the words, just put this song on. I promise you it will say everything you can’t.
6.) Love is a Battlefield by Pat Benatar-Well…because it is.
7.) Wait for Love by Luther Vandross-Lord have mercy, Luther!! We miss you on earth!
8.) A House Is Not a Home by Luther Vandross-He expresses the joys and pains of love so vividly.
9.) Joy and Pain by Frankie Beverly and Maze- Love is like sunshine and rain, sometimes it good and sometimes it sucks. LOL!!
10.) I Can’t Make You Love Me by Bonnie Raitt-Love is knowing when it’s time to move on.
11.) Shape of My Heart by Sting-Listen! This isn’t even a love song. It’s a song about a gambler trying to figure shit out. Yet, the guitar and the tone and the vocals…OMG…just makes you want to be in love!
12.) Float by Anthony Hamilton-Charlene and Comin’ From Where I’m From get a lot of love, but this is my absolute favorite song. I can’t even explain it. Just give it a listen! With a little wine and great food, I promise, you will be winning.
13.) Insatiable by Prince-What’s a list of love songs without at least one song by Prince? When you are first in love, you just can’t get enough of each other. Yep, Prince knew it too.
14.). Giving You the Best That I Got by Anita Baker-I could put Anita’s whole catalog on here! She’s just real with it. I chose this song because my high school boo introduced me to Anita with this one. He’s another story for another day. 🤦🏽♀️
15. Saving All My Love by Whitney Houston-Again, let’s just put the whole catalog on here! Whitney tell Luther hello in Heaven.
16. Red Light Special by TLC-This is their best song. We can argue!
17.) If Only You Knew by Patti LaBelle-Because it’s makes you throw up your “back in the day” hand whenever it comes in! YASSS, Patti!
I could go on and on. I’m leaving off so many-MJB, Toni Braxton, Babyface (he knows how to woo the ladies), and so many more. I’ll stop here because I’m in a rush to get to the movies and have Galentines with my homegirls.
If you are in love, growing in love, or want to be in love, use these songs to set the mood. Let me know what you think. If you are bae-deficient, don’t fret. Your time will come, and until then, listen for fun so you will be ready when he or she shows up!😘❤️