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COLUMN: Music for those Valentine’s Day emotions, from a radio DJ

Ashanti Thomas
Staff profile for Sia Deykoontz.

Valentine’s Day is all about love.

It is a way of celebrating the relationships we have with people. It is traditional to send a card, often anonymously, to a person one is romantically involved with or attracted to.

Some love the feeling of being free while others are taken and in love.

Whatever way you are, the music you listen to speaks to your heart. The sounds of vocalist and instrumental combine in a way that produces beauty, harmony and expression of emotions. Love is ever changing. Feelings change and love is lost, but love can also be found within music.

I’ve created a playlist for all your Valentine’s day needs, whether you’re falling in love, in a relationship or dealing with heartbreak.



“Coffee Bean” by Zaniah

“CVS” by Winnetka Bowling League

“Love Songs” by Kaash Paige

“Beautiful Things” by Benson Boone

“Mine” by Bazzi

“Bad for Business” by Sabrina Carpenter

“Paperwork Valentine” by tiffi (featuring City Girl)

“Lover” by Taylor Swift

“Sick of Losing Soulmates” by Dodie



“Parachute” by Kyndal Inskeep and Song House

“Dandelions” by Ruth B

“Lucky” by Alexander 23 and Chelsea Cutler

“City Lights” by Connor Price [perfect song for long distance]

“Lavender Haze” by Taylor Swift

“To be Loved” by SEV (featuring Brika)



“exes” by Tate McRae

“Toxic” by Britney Spears

“Skyfall” by Adele

“Allergic” by Haven

“Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood

“New Rules” by Dua Lipa

“Flowers” by Miley Cyrus


This Valentine’s Day, let music be your helper.

Songs can have a calm vibe that makes you realize everything you want in a relationship, the warmth of someone you love next to you and the feeling of being loved.

Once in love, that warm feeling close to your heart, you want to do everything together with your partner. You think about them all the time and know that someone will be there by your side no matter what happens when you have them. Songs can bring words to those feelings.

Should that love fade and that warmth rush out, leaving you in the cold, music can be your company.

That is what is so great about music. It reaches emotions we cannot express and makes us feel deeper than just crying. It helps get past the good and the bad while also giving us the hype we need to keep breathing and going whenever we have everything else in the world to worry about.

Whether everything you wanted and thought you needed is over, whether your romance has just begun or is in full bloom, there’s music for that.


Sia DeyKoontz can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].

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Ashanti Thomas, Photographer
Ashanti Thomas is a senior digital media major. She previously served as photo editor and assistant photo editor at The News.

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