Every Playlist You Need This Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day playlists

I don’t know your life. I don’t know if Valentines Day is your favorite day of the year or if you are dreading it like the plague. I don’t know if you and your partner have been dating for a bajillion years or if you are going through the worst breakup of your life. Therefore, here is a quintessential selection of playlists for every occasion interspersed with some songs by my favorite Jewish and Israeli artists (and some Taylor Swift because I can’t make a playlist without her).

NJ indicates not a Jew so you can assume everyone else is Jewish and be impressed by my Jewish artistry knowledge. 

I Don’t Need a [Wo]Man Because I Love Being Single

  • Toy – Netta Barzili
  • Dirty Work – Steely Dan
  • You’re Just a Boy and I’m Kinda the Man – Maisie Peters NJ
  • Woman – Kesha NJ
  • Single Soon – Selena Gomez NJ

[S]he Cheated On Me and I Hate Them (And I’m Sad)

  • You’re so Vain – Carly Simon
  • Traitor – Olivia Rodrigo NJ
  • So What – P!nk
  • At Seventeen – Janis Ian
  • Stick Season – Noah Kahan

I AM In Love (Heteronormative Version)

  • על כל אלה (On All These Things) – Naomi Shemer 
  • The Rose – Bette Midler 
  • Because the Night – Patti Smith
  • New Year’s Day – Taylor Swift NJ
  • Nonsense – Sabrina Carpenter NJ

I AM In Love (AKA I Don’t Need a Man Because I AM Gay)

  • על אהבות שלנו (About Our Love) – Ofra Haza 
  • We’re in Love – boygenius NJ
  • Stay With Me – Sam Smith NJ
  • We Fell in Love with October – girl in red NJ
  • YOUTH – Troye Sivan

Girls Night Out!

  • Only the Good Die Young – Billy Joel
  • Bejewled – Taylor Swift NJ
  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper NJ
  • Stronger than Me – Amy Winehouse
  • You Oughta Know –  Alanis Morissette

Long Distance Relationships Suck

  • Fomo – Yael Danon
  • Come Back Be Here – Taylor Swift NJ
  • Talking to Strangers – Maisie Peters NJ
  • You’re the Reason I Come Home – Ron Pope NJ
  • This Too Shall Pass – Danny Schmidt