Happy Valentine’s Day! To celebrate, I’ve compiled a playlist of love songs from all genres and decades for a unique mix that’s perfect for your Valentine’s Day dinner. Alternatively, this playlist would work well for romantic dinner music selections at a wedding reception. I tried to keep the atmosphere light, full of love and affection, with the level energy building as the dinner part of the evening comes to a conclusion and the celebration begins!
As usual, the full 90 minute Spotify playlist is available at the end. Enjoy!
Luke Bryan – “To The Moon & Back”
There is no real reason I selected this song to start my playlist, other than it’s totally unexpected. The song that’s expected comes next.
John Legend – “All Of Me”
Adele – “To Make You Feel My Love”
One of the best vocalists ever, Adele absolutely slays this Bob Dylan classic.
Michael Bublé & Nelly Furtado – “Quando, Quando, Quando”
Norah Jones – “Come Away With Me”
For some odd reason, this is the first song I would listen to if holed up in a cozy, ocean-front cottage on a rainy day.
Tony Bennett – “The Way You Look Tonight”
This pairs extremely well with “Come Away With Me”.
Elvis Presley – “Can’t Help Falling In Love”
Ray LaMontagne – “Let It Be Me”
I’m a huge Ray LaMontagne fan and “You Are The Best Thing” is great for cocktail hour. For dinner, go with this soft and sweet number.
Hall & Oates – “Sara Smile”
Daniela Andrade – “Crazy In Love”
I came across this Beyoncé cover last year and played it for fun. I had many guests approach me wanting to know who sang it; if I ever make a Covers Dinner Playlist for weddings, I’d definitely include it on that list, too.
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Boyce Avenue – “Faithfully”
With an extensive library of acoustic covers, you could insert pretty much any Boyce Avenue love song here. They are that good.
Bee Gees – “How Deep Is Your Love”
At this point in the playlist, it’s time to start building the energy up; this Bee Gees tune is a good start.
Al Green – “Let’s Stay Together”
The Temptations – “My Girl”
311 – “Love Song”
Both 311 and Adele covered this hit by The Cure, but I chose this version by 311 as it was featured in the Adam Sandler film, 50 First Dates.
Extreme – “More Than Words”
Savage Garden – “Truly Madly Deeply”
For the majority of the brides I work for, this was their jam from back in the day.
Beyoncé – “Love On Top”
Just because I’d like to stay on the good side of the BeyHive.
Zac Brown Band – “Overnight”
Country meets jazz and musical greatness ensues. This song is sexy.
Van Morrison – “Moon Dance”
I like creating energy and anticipation at the end of my dinner mixes: toe-tapping and singing-along is strongly encouraged! This Van Morrison song definitely delivers.
Frank Sinatra – “Fly Me To The Moon”
Hopefully, the tie-in with the previous song is obvious. 😉
Michael Jackson – “Rock With You”
Yep. I’ll always make an attempt to feature The King of Pop on my playlists. And if this doesn’t get you ready to dance, nothing will.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on my 2017 Valentine’s Day Dinner Playlist! Please leave your comments below.