This morning while my friend Michelle and I were trying to keep our minds off the “pain” during our Dailey Method class, she asked me for some help. “I need a Valentine’s playlist for the school party this week. Can you give me some songs that are about love but kid-friendly? Something for Musical Chairs.”
Oh my gosh, but I love when people ask me for music suggestions around a theme. Making playlists is one of my favorite things to do.
Kid-friendly love songs? Easy peasy.
Step one: eliminate Usher’s “Love In This Club” and Madonna’s “Justify My Love” because JUST NO. Sensitive ears! Also, if you’re trying to get out of being Room Parent, there are better ways to go about it.
Step two: eliminate all power ballads because have you ever tried to play Musical Chairs to Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You”? I have…NOT either, but there’s a reason for that.
Try this playlist just to get started:
Crazy In Love — Beyonce, featuring Jay-Z
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) — Whitney Houston
Crazy Little Thing Called Love — Queen
Best of My Love — The Emotions
I Love You (Always Forever) — Donna Lewis
The Power of Love — Huey Lewis and the News
Can’t Buy Me Love — The Beatles
Love Stinks — J. Geils Band
We Found Love — Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris
Somebody To Love — Justin Bieber
Who Loves You — Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Friday, I’m In Love — The Cure
Love Shack — The B-52’s
She Loves You — The Beatles
I Just Called To Say I Love You — Stevie Wonder
Love Is A Battlefield — Pat Benatar
Love Plus One — Haircut 100
Baby Love — The Supremes
Love Story — Taylor Swift
What Is Love? — Haddaway
Do You Believe In Love — Huey Lewis and the News
Is my playlist missing something? Leave it in the comments!
Are you volunteering at your kids’ school for the Valentine’s Day party? Save me a cupcake, please and thank you!
These are GREAT! Thank you so much, Melisa! I’ll be sure to let you know which songs make the rotation. And I’ll have to take you out for a cupcake after our ‘date’ on Saturday. These school parties are boring these days (no candy/sweets/food on Valentine’s Day – who does that?!!!) xo
YES! I love this playlist! My fav is “I just called to say I love you” by Stevie Wonder! I scream that song out whenever I hear it.
I want you and I to create a company where we create playlists for people all day long.
While sipping hot chocolate.
Can we do that?
I would just go with some old soul/R&B stuff, like Otis Redding, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Carla Thomas, Sam & Dave, etc.