Blindfolded musicians have played at love fests and intimate celebrations since the 14th century B.C. Since 1900 A.D, music lovers have enjoyed recorded music, no longer requiring live musicians to “set the mood.” Fortunately, with today’s technology, you can listen to the best Valentine songs of any age. Compile your own top ten Valentine’s Day songs and share them with the one you love

Elvis Presley

The late Elvis Presley bears the title of “The King of Rock and Roll,” but this rock legend made multitudes of love songs. “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” “Love Me Tender” and “I Need Your Love Tonight” send a clear message. Other songs, like “Please Don’t Stop Loving Me,” “You Belong to My Heart” and “You’re a Heartbreaker,” are good for Valentine’s Day dates. “Teddy Bear,” “And I Love You So” and “A World of Our Own” make excellent playlist choices. One of Elvis’ most successful love songs was “It’s Now or Never.” Burn your sweetheart a personalized CD as a Valentine’s Day gift.

Soft Rock Hits

If you and your sweetheart like listening to soft rock, then choose these top ten songs. Download “All Out of Love” by Air Supply, “Crazy for You” by Madonna or Celine Dion’s “Have You Ever Been In Love?” Add the Carpenters’ “I Just Fall in Love Again” and “Close to You” to your playlist. “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion and “My Love Is Your Love” by Whitney Houston are diva Valentine hits. Bryan Adams’ “When You Love Someone,” along with Linda Ronstadt’s two hits “When Will I Be Loved” and “It’s So Easy,” also belong in the soft rock top ten.

Rhythm and Blues

If you prefer R&B, then start with “Every Time I Close My Eyes” by Babyface. Include Wayne Brady’s “All Naturally” and “Ordinary.” Other good Valentine songs are “Beautiful as You” by All 4 One, “For You” by Kenny Lattimore and “Everlove” by Eric Benet. Mariah Carey and Luther Vandross’s collaboration “Endless Love” is the perfect Valentine song. “For You I Will” by Monica and Brian McKnight’s “The Rest of My Life” are good for slow dancing. End your evening with After 7’s hit, “Not Enough Hours in the Night.”

Classic Love Songs

Listen to a classic love song like “Love’s Theme” by Love Unlimited Orchestra. Other classic love songs suitable for Valentine’s Day are “Love Is in the Air” by John Paul Young, “Give Me Love” by George Harrison and “Loving You” by Minnie Riperton. Epic classic “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” by Roberta Flack or “Your Song” by Elton John are must-listen love tunes. Finish your playlist with these songs from the Commodores: “Sweet Love,” “Lady” “Just to Be Close to You” and “Old Fashion Love.”