Love songs for Valentine’s Day

IDOL curated a playlist made of the most romantic songs for Valentine's Day, featuring some new releases and some classics from our catalog. From Ray Charles to Air and Kraak & Smaak, let the romance begin.

Once upon a time, in the XIVth century, British Catholics believed that every year, on February 14th, the birds were mating. And it seems like science never managed to break this conviction. Many centuries later, this tradition of celebrating love expanded to the entire European continent and beyond.

Some may criticize the commercial aspect of this celebration, but what is wrong with indulging yourself with a few romantic tunes on this freezing day? Alone, with friends or as a couple, take a break and enjoy some love. Because, as the psychologist Gordon Allport says, “Love received and love given comprise the best form of therapy”.

Check out this playlist, curated by Amy Cimpaye, IDOL’s DSP Editorial & Partnership manager.

  • Air – “Playground Love” / Aircheology
  • Alan Broadbent Trio – “I Fall in Love Too Easily” / Savant Records
  • Alexis HK – “Partenaire particulier” / La Familia
  • B-ahwe – “Be True” / Bridge The Gap
  • Blanco White – “Eyes Wide Open – From “North Star” / Yucatan Records
  • Diane Tell – “Si j’étais un homme” / Tuta Music
  • ELISA ERKA – “Coup de soleil” / GM Records
  • Fils Cara – “T’es belle” / microqlima
  • George Cables – “Love Is a Many Splendored Thing” / HighNote Records
  • Gérald Toto – “You Got Me” / No Format!
  • Gimme Gimme, Keiynan Lonsdale – “Better” / Havêa Records
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  • Herman Dune – “Say You Love Me Too” / Yaya Tova
  • Houston Person, Ron Carter – “My One and Only Love” / HighNote Records
  • Jean Ferrat – “Aimer à perdre la raison” / Temey
  • Julia Jean-Baptiste – “La loterie de l’amour” / Kwaidan Records
  • Kraak & Smaak – “All for Love” / Boogie Angst
  • Livaï – “Nous deux c’est mieux <3" / LIBER RECORDS
  • Lomepal – “Yeux disent” / Pinéale et Grand Musique Management
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  • Nouvelle Vague – “In a Manner of Speaking” / Kwaidan
  • Petit Prince “Tendresse sur canapé” / Pain Surprises
  • Ray Charles – “I Can’t Stop Loving You” / Tangerine Records
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  • Rosina Bullen – “Lie Down My Love” / Bridge The Gap
  • Sacha Distel – “La belle vie” / Prosadis
  • Sébastien Tellier – “Love” / Record Makers
  • Serge Ibaka, Tayc – “LEGGO” / Ouenzé Music
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  • Tayc, Marjinal – “Ne doute pas” / IZANAMI PROD
  • Treasure Bloom – “Feelings, Pt. II” / Kommerz Records. More about the label.
  • Trudy and the Romance – “Love You Now” / B3SCI Records. Read the founder’s interview.
  • Tryo – “Serre-moi XXV” / Salut Ô Productions
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  • Yelle – “Je t’aime encore” / Recreation Center
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