Our Favorite Love Songs: NEW 102.7 DJs Get All Sappy for Valentine's Day

February 14, 2020
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It's Valentine's Day, and nothing makes us remember the love and affection of our closest friends, lovers, spouses or significant-others like a good love song. 

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We asked our NEW 102.7 DJs to share some of the songs that they hold closest to their hearts, and we have to say -- we have a bunch of SOFTIES on our staff! Take a look below at the tracks we chose as the songs that light up our love this, and every, Valentine's Day!

Karen Carson's Picks:

Usher - "There Goes My Baby" 

Maybe it's the tone of his voice or the sweetness and sexiness of this song...but I think It's how every girl may want to be in the eyes of their love. ​

Alicia Keys - "No One" 

When no one understands the two of you except the two of  you. Power in this song!

Christina Perri - "A Thousand Years"

I love how she talks about being Brave, and taking a chance at the one thing we may not be good at, but still need: LOVE


Emily West

Dan & Shay - "Speechless" 

Such a sweet love song.  Everyone wants that someone that'll take their breath away when they see you!  I'm sure it'll be played at every wedding this year!  Enjoy

John Legend - "All of Me"

It's been around a while, but it's a solid love song.  Plus, I love the relationship John Legend and Chrissy Teigan have!  I mean, "I'm so dizzy, don't know what hit me".... So Good!

Janelle Monae - "Make Me Feel"

Janelle Monae is such an amazing artist, especially after her Oscars performance!  "Make Me Feel" is a straight forward, fun song about hanging out with your special person.


Mike Adam's Picks:

BORNS - "Electric Love"

"Baby you're like lightning in a bottle. I can't let you go now that I got it." Love those lyrics! I feel like that's how a relationship should make you feel. Like you got a hold of something so special, that you refuse to ever lose it. 

The Neighbourhood - "Sweater Weather"

This song just makes me wanna go off on an impromptu adventure with my wife. It reminds me that continuing to be spontaneous in your relationship is a way to keep things from going stale.

Clean Bandit & Zara Larsson - "Symphony"

Just listen to the lyrics in this one. Poetic. It's literally feelings put into words.

Christine Richie's Picks:

I stuck with more recent songs because how can you narrow down the best love songs of all time to just a few? I also stuck with a theme because to me, Valentine's Day is a holiday for enduring love.

Taylor Swift - "New Year’s Day"

Taylor is a wordsmith. This song paints the perfect picture of what it’s like to be in a relationship for the long haul. Anybody can be there for the fun times but what about when things get rough? This is such a simple but meaningful love song.

“I’ll be there if you’re the toast of the town, babe or if you strike out and you’re crawling home.”

Ed Sheeran - "Thinking Out Loud"

I want someone to love me like this. That’s what I thought after hearing Thinking Out Loud. Sheeran's a master at lyrics that make you swoon. It quickly became the most popular wedding song until he put out ‘Perfect.’ I still prefer this one. “Cause honey your soul could never grow old it’s evergreen, and baby your smile’s forever in my mind and memory.”

Leon Bridges - "Beyond"

This one touched me in a different way. It’s about that oh sh** moment when you realize you’re gone! You have met 'the one' and there's no turning back. Yes, it’s thrilling but also terrifying! I just love how honest it is. “I’m scared to death that she might be it, that the love is real, that the shoe might fit. She might just be my everything & beyond.”

James Arthur - "Say You Won’t Let Go"

James has an amazing voice but it was the first few lines of the song that hooked me. “I met you in the dark, you lit me up. You made me feel as though I was enough.” These lyrics go straight to your heart if you struggle with self-esteem. It’s the ultimate to find someone who quiets those doubts. This song not only made me feel understood but it also gave me hope that I can find someone to love me, flaws and all.