Love is the most common theme found in poetry and music through the ages. From finding love, losing love, missing a loved one, searching for true love and so many more manifestations of the concept, the idea of love is most certainly a popular one.
With today being the universally celebrated ‘day of love’, Valentine’s Day, what better way to spoil your ‘other half’ than with a celebration of music. Whether you are planning a romantic evening at home and need the perfect ‘mood music’ to set the scene or are looking for a sentimental gesture, Spotify, the largest global music streaming subscription service, can offer some inspiration.
Create a journey of your relationship with a Spotify playlist of your favourite couple tracks, consisting of all the songs that remind you of special moments in your relationship. Send your partner the link and relive all the beautiful memories together.
Instead of a store bought card – creatively craft a ‘love note’ by creating a playlist that spells out exactly how you feel using song titles. With a catalogue of over 40 million tracks on Spotify there’s a song to spell out any message.
For instance, if you want to tell someone how much you love them, pick a few song titles that spell out how you feel and arrange them in a playlist to form one beautiful sentence. Have some fun with your love note and add a fun description of the compilation.
1. I want you to know – Zedd, Selena Gomez
2. You’re Still The One – Shanai Twain
3. I Love you Always, Forever – Donna Lewis
4. Thank You For Being You – Bebe Winans
If you’re looking for added inspiration visit Spotify’s Love Balladsplaylist – featuring 50 of the world’s most beautiful love songs or for a selection of romantic classics the Timeless Love Songs playlist should do the trick.
For Jazz fans the Cape Town International Jazz Festival has curated a beautiful playlist featuring love songs from the artists performing in the upcoming 2019 festival on the 29 & 30th March at the CTICC.
If you are not in the mood for listening to romantic ballads or steamy songs, Spotify has created Self-Love, a playlist made specifically about appreciating a supremely important person in your life: you.
We’re not the only ones who see a little “me time” as important. In the past year, streams of self-love themed playlists have been on the rise, with listening increasing about 72%. Plus, the most popular time of day to stream self-love playlists is the morning, suggesting that people turn to them to help set the right tone for the day. The 30 picks featured on the playlist include some of the most popular user picks—from Hailee Steinfeld’s “Love Yourself” and Panic at theDisco’s “High Hopes” to throwback jams like Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” and Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry Be Happy.” These songs acknowledge themes of resilience, positivity, survival and… red wine (cheers, UB40).
Download the Spotify app via the Android or iOS app store or by heading to www.spotify.com – to embed Spotify into a website – right click on any playlist, go to ‘share’ and copy embed code.