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Valentine’s Day Music: How to Find the Right Song

Moira West

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When it comes to creating an meaningful Valentine’s Day video, the song you pick is a major part of successfully sharing what you’re feeling. Check out a few of our favorite tunes for Valentine’s Day below, then read on to find out how you can find your own love song in Animoto.

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Music for Valentine’s Day

For our Valentine’s Day picks, we decided to go with variety. Whether you’re showing you care with a Valentine’s Day video card or creating a promo for a sale, you can find a song that works for you. The video below gives you a few different song suggestions, and explains how we found them in our music library.

  • “All the Pennies” by Mindy Gledhill
  • “Lionheart Soul” by Jared Lutes
  • “Goddess” by Super Estela
  • “If You Need A Friend” by Kenneth H. Williams
  • “Everybody Smile” by Michelle Lockey

How to find Valentine’s Day Music in Animoto

Animoto has a big library of licensed music that comes as part of your subscription. Luckily, we’ve also got a series of music filters to help you find the right song for your video. Here’s how we found the five songs listed above.

The first Valentine’s Day video

  • What to consider: If you’ve just moved in together or are still feeling that newlywed bliss, you’ll want a romantic song that fits the holiday. Start with filters that focus on your significant other’s favorite genre, then think about the mood you want to create.
  • How we searched: We filtered our music using the “Popular for” category, selecting “Valentine” to find holiday-appropriate tunes. Then we added a “Mood” filter—“Romantic”—to make sure we had a song that was heartfelt enough for the holiday.
  • Our pick: “All the Pennies” by Mindy Gledhill

Valentine for Mom

  • What to consider: Think about the type of music your mother loves and use that to fuel your search. If you plan to use lots of footage with audio in your video valentine, make sure Mom can hear it by choosing a softer song with light vocals or no vocals at all.
  • How we searched: We started with the “Adult Contemporary” category, then selected songs with a slow tempo. Finally, we stuck to instrumental tunes to keep Mom focused on the video itself, while still adding a soundtrack that brings out lots of emotion.
  • Our pick: “Lionheart Soul” by Jared Lutes

Boudoir photography

  • What to consider: Look for a track that’s both romantic and a little bit racy. Play with the “Mood” category to find songs that create a seductive atmosphere.
  • How we searched: First we checked under “Popular for” to find the “Boudoir” category, a filter that’s curated especially for boudoir photography. Next we doubled down on the boudoir vibes by checking “Sexy” under the “Mood” filter.
  • Our pick: “Goddess” by Super Estela

Galentine’s Day

  • What to consider: Want to show your friends some love? Think about the type of songs that your crew can’t get enough of and search within that genre to find music you’ll all love.
  • How we searched: For our Galentine’s Day video, we began by selecting “R&B” under “Genre”. To make sure we had fun lyrics to go along with our music, we selected “Vocals” under the “Instrumental/Vocals” filter.
  • Our pick: “If You Need A Friend” by Kenneth H. Williams

Valentine’s Day video ad

  • What to consider: Write down a few words that relate to your business. Is it fun? Serious? Family-oriented? Then consider filters that best match your picks to find a song that works for your ad.
  • How we searched: To hit both our goals—Valentine’s Day and video ad—we went to the “Popular For” category and selected both “Business” and “Valentine”. Then we filtered by “Mood”, selecting “Fun” to find a lighthearted soundtrack.
  • Our pick: “Everybody Smile” by Michelle Lockey

If you love one of our picks, save it for next time by clicking the heart icon on the right-hand-side of the song selector to add it to your Favorites. And if you think you’re ready to start on your video valentine, check out our Valentine’s Day templates for inspiration or just jump in and start creating!