Who says Valentine’s Day is for lovers only? VIBE certainly doesn’t, for we know on February 14 everyone is going through something. Whether you’re going with tradition and spending the day with your main squeeze, or you’re doing the grimey thing and spending it with the woman on the side, VIBE has picked a couple of songs for the lovers (and fighters) in all of us this Valentine’s Day. Play them for yourself or for that special someone. — Jozen Cummings
“You’re All I Need To Get By” by Mary J. Blige feat. Method Man
This timeless duet proves love has knows no socio-economic status, and even if it comes in the form of a conjugal visit, it can be a beautiful thing.
“Solo Dolo” by Kid Cudi
The lonely stoner pays homage to all the cynics out there who see love and go in the opposite direction.
The Single One
“Single” by Lil Wayne
Sometimes, being single is a bittersweet thing, and Weezy captures that grey area perfectly on this track from last year’s No Ceilings mixtape.
The New Couple
“Can’t Believe It’ by T-Pain feat. Lil Wayne
It’s only been two weeks, but have they not been the best two weeks ever? When it’s new, we can’t believe what we’re feeling
The Couple Who Just Broke Up
“Love Is A Losing Game” Amy Winehouse
The first Valentine’s Day without that special someone is always the hardest, especially when that special someone broke up with sometime in the first week of February. Let Amy tell it.
“Fuck You Tonight” by Notorious B.I.G. feat. R. Kelly
Just because it’s a no-strings-attached arrangement doesn’t mean you can’t set the mood with some R. Kelly blasting in the background.
Husband and Wife
“Far Away” by Kindred The Family Soul
Hire a baby sitter, and while you’re getting ready to go out for the first time in what feels like months, throw this track on by the Philly based husband and wife duo.
The One Who Messed Up
“I Miss You” by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
This one is specifically for men because even if it’s not their fault, it’s still their fault.
The Lover On The Side
“Secret Lovers” by Atlantic Starr
You two can’t be together, because Valentine’s Day is for your number 1, but you still want to dedicate a song to each other? Try this oldie but goodie (in a bad way!).