February 14th is the international day of love, Valentine’s Day. Love is expressed in many ways, and according to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year. (An estimated 2.6 billion cards are sent for Christmas.)
Back in the day there was Elvis, and Elvis was sexually provocative. Then there was The Beatles, and the Rolling Stones. Then there was Michael Jackson, and what he was doing was real sexual. Then there was the 90s, when music and culture became seriously risqué, comparatively speaking. The cultural landscape was a hot bed for hip hop and R&B music to thrive, paving the way for artists like Aaliyah, R. Kelly, Toni Braxton, Mary J. Blige, and so many more to skyrocket into prominence with their X-rated vibes.
If you need a sensual Valentine’s Day playlist to set the mood or the perfect song for the right moment, we’ve got you covered. R&B is a genre of music that’s synonymous with romance and desire.
Check out some of our picks below: