Stars share favorite love songs for Valentine's Day

By Anonymous

USA TODAY

Published 1:27 AM EST Feb 11, 2019

Need an assist setting the mood this Valentine's Day?

Grammys stars have your back.

On Sunday night's Grammys red carpet, USA TODAY asked the stars which surefire love songs they turn to when romance is in order. Everyone weighed in, from the pop stars like the Backstreet Boys to R&B star Leon Bridges.

"It's so obvious but 'Sexual Healing' (by) Marvin Gaye. It's just pretty perfect," said producer Mark Ronson, who, with Lady Gaga, delivered "A Star Is Born's" breakout hit, "Shallow."

Quite a few musicians cited Miguel songs, which delighted the singer, who stopped by to sing a few notes. "I've been known to write a song or two that's appropriate for the occasion," he grinned.

And Bridges? "I'd definitely recommend "Sweet Thing" by Van Morrison," he said.

The Backstreet Boys wisely chose from their own catalog, identifying "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" as a strong V-Day track. "Or 'Shape of My Heart!'" said Nick Carter. 

Stars share favorite love songs for Valentine's Day

"We can't say 'Quit Playing Games with My Heart,' " mused Howie Dorough. "We have too many songs with hearts (in the title). We have lots of hearts," cracked AJ Mclean.

Soul legend Sam Moore went for a classic, opting for Joe Cocker's "You Are So Beautiful" -- and sang to us on the red carpet. "I love sad, depressing love songs, too," offered Maren Morris, pointing to Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me." 

Enjoy this Valentine's Day playlist, straight from the Grammys red carpet.