Putting together the right words to convey our most sincere feelings about someone we adore can sometimes be difficult. Fortunately for us, music has the power to articulate those beautiful moments of passion, tenderness, and love in ways that help express to our beloved how much we truly care.
When looking at eras of music — particularly R&B — admirers tend to revert to the sounds of the ‘80s and ‘90s to bare those sentiments. However, the ‘00s did an honest job at voicing the best that romance has to offer.
As we relish in Valentine’s Day, here are a string of records that can aid you in showering your loved one with mushy sayings.
Destiny’s Child — “Love”
A lasting love is within grasp. When true love knocks on your heart, you’ll know when to answer back.
Mariah Carey — “The Impossible”
Don’t let anyone tell you that happily ever after don’t exist. They go beyond fairy tales.
Raheem DeVaughn — “Love Drug”
Common side effects of love may include: adoring each other and occasionally lovemaking.
Alicia Keys — “Like You’ll Never See Me Again”
No matter what you do in your relationship, dote on every precious moment with your beau.
Jagged Edge — “Promise”
Honoring your word can keep a relationship alive and strong.
Faith Evans — “I Love You”
If saying those three words finally feels right (and you mean it), let it flow.
Keyshia Cole — “You Complete Me”
It goes without saying that when you find your other half, it’s a blessing.
Justin Timberlake and Beyoncé — “Until the End of Time”
Sure, there’s plenty of tangible things you can live without in this world; but your one and only shouldn’t be one of them.
Floetry — “Say Yes”
Relax your mind and prepare yourself for a passionate encounter with your honey tonight.
Eric Benet — ”Chocolate Legs”
Well, chocolate is one of the best indulgences.
Marques Houston — “Naked”
There’s no need to flex, get right into it.
Usher — “Trading Places”
Roleplaying can be just what you need to spice up the bedroom tonight.
Omarion — “O”
Size shouldn’t be the deciding factor for bedroom pleasure. Considering if someone hitting it right, their partner just might drop that bottom jaw and scream “O.”
Trey Songz — “Neighbors Know My Name”
Putting a do not disturb sign on your front door wouldn’t be a bad idea, either.
D’Angelo — “Untitled (How Does It Feel)”
Have a lifeguard on life a speed dial just in case this slow jam comes on. It might get slippery.