Your 2016 Valentine's Day Playlist


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Last year, I posted "10 R&B Songs You Need To Have In Your Valentine's Day Playlist." Well this year, with the help of the Windy City Blogger Collective, I have 20 more songs for you to add to that list! I asked the members of the WCBC, "If you were making a date night playlist, what songs would you absolutely have to add?" They delivered big time! Check out the songs below and I have also included a Spotify and Apple Music playlist of all the songs below. Happy Valentine's Day!

Spotify Playlist: Link
Apple Music Playlist: Link

Jaye from Curvatude added "The Point of It All" by Anthony Hamilton and "Lost Without U" by Robin Thicke.



Nikki from 30s and Chic added "Do You Like Me" by Fugazi, "Style (Cover)" by Ryan Adams, and "Pony" by Ginuwine.


Jessica from The Petite Diaries added "The Monster (feat. Rihanna)" by Eminem.


Kaitlin from A Little Bit Ginger added "I Just Want To Make Love To You" by Etta James and "Try A Little Tenderness" by Otis Redding.


Lisa from Thriftista added "Stone Cold Gentleman (feat. New Edition)" by Ralph Tresvant.


Alicia from Alicia Tastes Life added "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye.


Michelle from The Native 'Stilo added "Crazy" by K-Ci & JoJo.


Natali from The Race That Never Ends added "Sunny" by Bobby Hebb and "Lovely Day" by Bill Withers.


Michaela from Windy City Wardrobe added "Thank Heaven 4 You" by Esthero.


My additions:

"Teachme"- Musiq Soulchild


"Knocks Me Off My Feet"- Stevie Wonder


"Whip Appeal"- Babyface


"Back & Forth"- Aaliyah


"5 Steps"- Dru Hill


"Share My Life"- Kem



Tink- "Million" (Music Video)

Tink may be the most versatile artist in this year's XXL Freshman Class. The R&B artist has revealed the music video for her hit song, "Million," which very masterfully samples Aaliyah's song, "One In A Million." It's hard not to be a fan of Tink after seeing the colorful video she presents here. Check it out above.


Frank Ocean- "You Are Luhh (Aaliyah Cover)"

Frank Ocean has released "You Are Luhh," a cover of Aaliyah's song, "At Your Best (You Are Love)," which is a cover of The Isley Brothers' song of the same name. Yesterday would have been Aaliyah's 36th birthday so Frank released his cover in honor of her. He absolutely killed it and delivered a beautiful, simplistic version that did not disappoint. Check the song out here on his Tumblr. The anticipation for his next project is at an all-time high. Enjoy.


"Enough Said"- Aaliyah (feat. Drake)

Well, everyone has heard the news that Drake will be executive-producing Aaliyah’s posthumous album. He has since released a song from the album entitled “Enough Said”. it features Aaliyah singing over a beat produced by 40 with Drake adding some ad-libs and a verse. It’s weird to hear the two together, but the track is not bad. I’m interested in seeing where this goes. Enjoy.