Mis amores, it’s that time of year again: Valentine’s Day is this week. We know just as well as you do that this day can bring up a lot of emotions — whether you’re happily boo’ed up, riding solo or charging against the lovelorn corporate machine — chances are, you’re feeling something. (And yes, even indifferent is a feeling!)
Whatever your reaction, it should also tell you that the best thing about today isn’t going to be a heart-shaped box of stale chocolates (do yourself a favor; buy them on sale this weekend), or even Bad Bunny’s upcoming single (pero that’s up there on our list). Today’s most memorable romantic gesture is to simply honor love, whatever form it takes in your life.
Whether that’s treating yourself to a solo date, getting a little messy and texting up your ex — we’re not saying you should, but you do you — or keeping things sweet with your novia/o/x, today is your excuse to indulge. And you won’t be the only one. Latinx artists know a thing or two about making the most of Valentine’s day — especially when their music is the soundtrack.
Here at Remezcla, we reached out to 12 artists across different genres to bring you a collection of their best romantic playlists, curated for you con amor.
We’re talking all the playful bops for date night, raunchy bangers for the bedroom and, yes, even those warm, gentle ballads for the hopeless romantics among us. Heartthrob trapero Eladio Carrión gives us major Scorpio energy with pounding picks from Sauce Boyz and OG reggaetonero Daddy Yankee, while indie darling Tatiana Hazel looks back at love with old-school crooner cuts by Frank Sinatra and Edith Piaf. There’s also your flirty pop staples, courtesy of Chile’s Marineros, corridos urbano frenzy from Fuerza Regida’s very own Jesús Ortiz Paz and adoring Frank Ocean dedications sourced by fellow R&B romantica, Noa Sainz.
Whatever your vibe, there’s a Valentine’s playlist – or three — here for you. Stream them below.