GW Today’s Valentine’s Day Playlist 2020

To: You. From: Us.

(Photo: Laura Ockel via
(Photo: Laura Ockel via
February 13, 2020

Roses are red, violets are blue, it’s Valentine’s Day at GW—and this year we’re opening our hearts to you all. Feel the love and the beat with some favorite romantic selections from the editorial staff here at GW Today and our teammates. (Plus a few extra classic jams we threw in for fun.)

Briahnna Brown
Writer, GW Today

“Girl Like You,” Toro y Moi

BB: This song just feels like a rainy Sunday afternoon because it’s so cozy, and it’s one of those love songs that isn’t super heavy.

“I Want You Around,” Snoh Aalegra

BB: It’s such a smooth song with a lot of vulnerability, which everyone can appreciate.

Keith Harriston
Senior Managing Editor, GW Today

“I Put a Spell On You,” Alice Smith

“I’d Rather Be With You,” Bernie Worrell

KH: I just like ’em both. A lot.

Tatyana Hopkins
Writer, GW Today

“My Boo,” Usher and Alicia Keys

“Never Too Much,” Luther Vandross

TH: This song was always a crowd favorite at family parties (and still is). It’s upbeat and fun and all about love.

Kalee Long
Digital Content Strategist, Marketing and Creative Services

“Girl,” Lovedrug

KL: This was my wedding song—it took months to find something we both liked. We also took dancing lessons for our first dance so I have sweet memories from that and listening to the song 1000 times.

Kristen Mitchell
Writer/Editor, GW Today

“Paper Rings,” Taylor Swift

KM: This song came out when I was starting to plan my wedding, so a more likeable love song for me at this current moment couldn't have been engineered in a lab.

“Can’t Help Falling In Love,” Kina Grannis

KM: This cover was in the wedding scene in “Crazy Rich Asians” and, yes, it made me cry!

Natasha Mojica
Web Producer, Marketing and Creative Services

"You," Jesse Powell

"No One," Alicia Keys

NM: These songs have always been favorites of my husbamd Albert's and mine, and I even made a recording of No One for him while we were dating.

Ruth Steinhardt
Writer/Editor, GW Today

“I Belong In Your Arms,” Chairlift

RS: I love Caroline Polachek’s voice—it really evokes that champagne-sparkly feeling of having a crush.

“(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” Aretha Franklin

RS: Sometimes the best love songs are for just two people, but sometimes they’re the ones the whole room can belt at karaoke.



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