Valentine’s Day is annual celebration of love that takes place on February 14. This day is also the Feast of Saint Valentine – the patron saint of love. Valentine’s Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love around the world.
History of Valentine’s Day
There are various Valentines connected to February 14 including a written account of Saint Valentine of Rome. Saint Valentine of Rome was imprisonment for performing weddings for soldiers, who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians persecuted under the Roman Empire. According to legend, during his imprisonment, Saint Valentine restored sight to the blind daughter of his judge, and before his execution, he wrote her a letter signed ‘Your Valentine’ as a farewell.
Symbols that are used today for Valentine’s Day include the heart-shaped outline, doves, the figure of the winged Cupid, chocolates, jewelry, and more.
With exactly a week left to Valentine’s Day, here are a few romantic English songs that will make you want to keep swaying in the arms of your significant other.
Perfect by Ed Sheeran
Perfect is perfect for Valentine’s Day because it represents all that it means to be in love. It shows the magic of loving and wanting to grow with your lover – cause ‘I see my future in your eyes’.
Love Story by Taylor Swift
Based on the lines of the evergreen Romeo-Juliet, this ballet of love is all about forbidden love. The journey of the heart set in two different periods is all about hoping you have a happy ending. After all ‘This love is difficult, but it’s real’.
Thinkin’ Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
This is one of the most romantic songs ever written. Our hearts burst every time we hear this Ed Sheeran song. His vocals, the guitar beats and the soulful lyrics are the perfect blends. This song is the perfect way to impress your love after all – ‘Baby your smile’s in my mind and memory’.
Like I’m Gonna Lose You by Meghan Trainor ft. John Legend
This song is about two people who know their love may not last forever. The lyrics and visuals beautifully show them savoring their love for as long as they can. It sweetly conveys a strong message saying ‘I won’t take you for granted’
All of Me by John Legend
‘You’re my end and my beginning’ is the best thing to tell you’re significant other this Valentine’s. And you can do so with this touching song by John Legend. The amazing vocals and lyrics are sure to make your heart melt.
Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars
You can never go wrong with this song on Valentine’s. Bruno Mars goes on about how perfect the girl he loves is and that’s exactly what you love would love to hear as well. And if you say ‘If perfect’s what you’re searching for then just stay the same’ you are sure to get more than just one kiss
Marry Me by Jason Derulo
If you plan on proposing you date this V-Day, keep Jason Derulo’s Marry Me in your playlist. With its hopeless-romantic lyrics, it is sure to make her swoon and say yes. Even if you don’t want to pop the question yet, you can still play this song as it shows what you feel about your relationship and what you have in store for the future – after all ‘You’re the love of my life’.
My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
This romantic track by Celine Dion will give you tears but hope that if you really love someone they will never forget you even years later. After all ‘My heart will go on’ with your memories in my heart.
Hero by Enrique Iglesias
Whatever will come between us nothing can separate us cause ‘I will stand by you forever’. This love is not temporary and will surely take your breath away.
Almost is Never Enough by Ariana Grande & Nathan Sykes
This song is pretty different than the others here. The song talks about how close you can come to falling in love and not getting it. It’s about being in that awkward area of what could’ve been and what isn’t. It represents the powerful thing – love, and how special it is. Because try as much as you may, ‘In time our feelings will show’.
Make the day special by making their favorite food or order in the special and eat the night away with a glass or two of wine. After that, end the evening swaying to amazing romantic music while in each other’s arms.