The Top 10 R&B Songs for Valentine’s Day 2024

Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is commonly considered a time for cards, gifts, rom-coms, and date nights. Whether you’re in love, out of love, or practicing self-love this year – R&B has you covered. Hit play on that slow jam playlist, delve into the decadent voices of R&B’s sleekest serenaders, and let our top 10 Valentine’s Day songs steal your heart.

1. Love – Musiq Soulchild

This record acts both as one of the most beautiful love songs ever written and a gospel track. Originally written with the intent of praising God – God being Love – the holy feeling of this single holds up. It gives listeners goosebumps every time it plays.

2. The Truth – India.Arie

Sometimes words fail us in love, and we need our hearts read out by an unmistakable force like India.Arie. Sincere and soulful, ‘The Truth‘ reminds us of the spiritual side of true love.

3. If Only You Knew – Patti LaBelle

A voice like no other, Patti LaBelle has serenaded generations of listeners with her timeless tribute to real love and devotion.

4. No Ordinary Love – Sade

A Grammy-award winning record for the legendary Sade, this is one of her most recognisable and romantic records.

5. Make It Better – Anderson .Paak FT. Smokey Robinson

An extremely underrated record from the Californian creative Anderson .Paak, this record is a new age classic about the ups and downs of a long-term relationship.

6. You Give Good Love – Whitney Houston

An R&B love song list wouldn’t be complete without Whitney “The Voice” Houston. The first song off her first album: this song feels so innocent and tender.

7. New Balance – Jhené Aiko

Jhené Aiko’s lyrical ability should never be undermined. ‘New Balance‘ perfectly details that new-love feeling when you’re in over your head, deep into something that feels earth-shatteringly good.

8. He Loves Me (Lyzel in E-Flat) – Jill Scott

One of the finest lyricists and voices in R&B, Jill Scott delivers a love song masterclass that sounds like you’re floating on a cloud.

9. Untitled (How Does It Feel) – D’Angelo

Perhaps D’Angelo’s most commercial hit, ‘Untitled (How Does It Feel)‘ is all passion, power, and punch. It’s sexy and smooth – much like the man himself – and plays its part on his timeless ‘Voodoo‘ album.

10. Why I Love You So Much – Monica

You give me the world, and everything that I want for“. Monica was only 14 when her dazzling debut album shot her into R&B superstardom, and it’s even more impressive that someone so young could write a love song this beautiful.

Happy Valentine’s Day, all!

Check out our previous Valentines Day content here.

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