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Valen-tunes playlist


It is the season of love, and what better way to kick start those mushy “I love you” feelings than to make a playlist full of your favorite love songs? Here are five sweet symphonies from The Hawk that will carry you through Cupid’s big season.

“Endless Love” Lionel Richie and Diana Ross

Originally written for the soundtrack of the 1981 movie “Endless Love,” Lionel Richie and Diana Ross’ ballad allows listeners to feel the passion between two individuals as they confess their “endless love” for one another. The lyrics, paired with the slow, soothing melody, encapsulate just how tender love can be when you find it in the right person. Whether you are listening to this song with your “first love,” or just looking for a contender for your future first dance, this song will have you feeling all of the butterflies.

“1950” King Princess

King Princess’ debut song, “1950,” pays homage to earlier decades when queer love was only allowed to be embraced privately. While the song itself highlights more of the chase and waiting around for love, it tackles the idea that these emotions are not always easy. She loves it when they “play 1950” because it serves as a reminder of the underlying secrecy and anticipation that often comes with love. King Princess is willing to “keep on waiting” for love and all it may come with.

“Forever” Noah Kahan

New England born and raised, Noah Kahan has skyrocketed to the top of the charts over the past year since the release of his album, “Stick Season.” Despite being over a year old, Kahan concluded the album Feb. 9 with the release of “Forever,” a song he first started teasing on TikTok Oct. 8. The song, which he described as a “corny, little folk diddy,” beautifully encapsulates those early feelings of finding your forever person and never wanting to let those feelings go.

“Beneath Your Beautiful” Labrinth (feat. Emeli Sandé)

Beyond the surface of beauty is a layer of complexity that sometimes only a significant other can discover. This duet between two United Kingdom natives, Labrinth and Emeli Sandé, explores the longing desire to see what is hidden beneath in a person. As scary as falling in love may be, as long as you are with the person you trust, the landing will be worth the risk.

“I’ll Have to Say I Love You In a Song” Jim Croce

Born and raised in the city of brotherly love, Jim Croce shares that love through the power of music, quite literally with his 1973 hit “I’ll Have to Say I Love You In a Song.” This soft rock song identifies how love can leave you at a loss for words, and the only way to express those underlying feelings is through a melody. Sometimes, it’s just easier to find the rhythm of love and allow the rest to fall into place.

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