Ah, February. A month full of the blistering cold and a barrage of midterms, but also a time for love. Valentine’s Day is coming up once more and cuffing season is nearing its end—so, it’s the perfect time to kick back with your honey and enjoy some love songs. Of course, one can’t assume that everything is going all fine and dandy—every relationship goes through its ups and downs, and occasionally an inkling of worry creeps into your soul. However, music has a special power to heal or strengthen the ties that bind couples together. The best medicine to your relationship woes is a few songs, compiled here, that will make your significant other fall in love with you again:
"Trip" by Ella Mai
Fresh off a Grammy win, Ella Mai knows how to express love's ability to overcome the tumultuous parts of a relationship. Even if you're going through struggles, you know "that's a whole lotta love, ain't tryna waste it," but for your partner, "it's your love, it's too good to be true."
“Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley
From the moment the piano hits, the hands start swaying along. Presley’s ode to the attracting power of love is ideal to send to your partner—it makes them remember the reasons why it all started in the first place. At the end of it, both of you realize that “some things are meant to be” and dance the night away to the song.
“All of Me” by John Legend
“All of Me” is a special piece—it’s a celebration of unconditional adoration that comes straight from the heart. Legend’s lyrics nail this message, from “The world is beating you down, I’m around through every move” to “You’re crazy and I’m out of my mind.” Love is a shared experience, and this emphasizes your willingness to reciprocate it.
“Dangerously in Love” by Beyoncé
Beyoncé's debut solo hit expresses the acceptance of love regardless of any pitfalls that may be associated with it. It’s a way to express that your love is more than an obsession, but an essential part of what makes the relationship wholesome. Your significant other is sure to understand why “I can’t do this thing called life without you here with me.”
“Something” by The Beatles
A Beatles classic, “Something” is a song about commitment, as the band speaks of, “Something in her style that shows me / I don’t want to leave her now.” The piece is muted and relaxed, conveying that even if you don’t know the “something” that makes your relationship churn, you know that it will keep you together.
“I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
The pinnacle of pieces that can reinvigorate affection, “I Will Always Love You” is timeless. Houston’s vocals are incredibly powerful, highlighting the strength of your bond. As she waxes about eternal love, you’re singing along with your significant other, reaffirming how much you mean to one another.