Having a significant other is wonderful during the Holiday of Red, but that color can signify bloodshed if the mood is weak or the gifts are sub par. One thing is for certain: after the dinner, the flowers and the romantic stroll comes the most of the time pleasantly inevitable Valentines Day lovin.
If youre fortunate to have someone, we picked the hot list for baby making. With some new gems and old favorites, the Valentines Day Download will make it last forever like Keith Sweat. Grab some ginseng and get your romance on with these tracks:
Lets Get it On Marvin Gaye
This had to be first for obvious reasons. The genius of Marvin and his ability to romanticize the phrase lets get it on. If a dude off the street shouted this to most women, he would be missing teeth. Not Marvin though. Nottttt Marvin.
Daydreaming Corinne Bailey Rae
Corinne Bailey Raes innocently sweet vocals are inspiring enough to skip town with your mate, so make sure you have some vacation time saved.
Close To You Maxi Priest
The islands are calling! Maxi Priests dancified Reggae adds enough oomph to make you wanna stay romantic and not head for the sheets to sleep.
Lost Without U Robin Thicke
This song oozes with sexy. It was either this or Angels, and well that song is a little too nice to get naughty to.
This Womans Work Maxwell
Remember the scene from Love and Basketball where Q de-virginizes Slim in her room after the big dance? Perfect song even before that. Maxwells heavy breathing over gently high-pitched vocals is just too smooth.
Buddy Musiq Soulchild
Hey, maybe you dont have a partner, but you have a special friend. Thats nice. Have fun. Like Musiq says, its a different kind of commitment. As long as everyone is single, because then it becomes a soap opera.
I Keep/Still Here Jill Scott
Goodness. Jilly from Philly picked the greatest song on her Beautifully Human album to be the hidden track. Good thing the song before it makes the five or so minute wait for the hidden track that much more enjoyable.
Freak Me (remix) Silk
It was only a matter of time before the 90s strip music would be included in this mix. More to come. This one pioneered it with blatantly freaky vocals. The original is just as good, but this version has spunk.
If I Ever Fall in Love Shai
Where are these guys? The acapella version makes this list, because the groups harmonizing comes second to none well, second to Boyz II Men. Besides, the lack of backbeat makes it sound like a mini concert in your bedroom with your man and his three friends. Okay, maybe not.
Music Joss Stone featuring Lauryn Hill
If youre completely lacking in the love department, theres always music to move you. This track is perhaps the sexiest ode to the breath-taking, heart-braking, body-aching message of love we know as music.
Knockin Da Boots H-Town
Okay okay, maybe most of these 90s songs come from now defunct R&B groups, but there is no denying the impact their one or two hits produced. This song also took a partially romantic gesture and made it into a love song. Nice.
Again John Legend
Actually, just invest in the whole John Legend catalog.
What did you expect? Weak? Please. Were not talking about holding hands in the food court at the mall. Grow up!
U Send Me Swingin Mint Condition
AllHipHop.coms Dove co-signs this one. Its Mint Condition for crying out loud. How could they not make the list?
This was such a darling return for Jodeci. No one sang like Jodeci, and thats a fact. Come back out boys! You dont work as well in pairs.
Future Sex / Love Sound Justin Timberlake
A little peppy, but JT makes it work. As long as neither partner claims to be bringing sexy back, then this song is acceptable.
If This World Were Mine Luther Vandross
Its Luther, come on! The purveyor of mood music. His velvety-layered vocals are so plush that you just want to wrap yourself in them.
Uhh Ahh Boyz II Men
10, 9, 8, 7, 6..5, 4 3, 2 ..1 injection fellas.