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02/14/2013 04:42 pm ET

Valentine's Day Music: Let An Expert Do The Choosing

It's not always easy to choose the right Valentine's Day music, and on a day (and night) when there are so many important decisions to be made (where to eat, what to wear, how many sprays of cologne/perfume, whether to be jaded and cool or have fun), why not let someone else do the picking?

HuffPost Entertainment has grabbed a wide array of mixes and playlists from musicians of all sorts of genres. So whether you and your date are the type to sing along to One Direction in the car, jam to the classics or "rage" (sorry) all night, we've got something for you. The best part is, you don't even have to tell your date it's not a custom mixtape crafted solely for his or her enjoyment.

Motown Classics, Courtesy of HuffPost Detroit

Stevie. Marvin. Smokey. Throw in The Temptations and The Isley Brothers for good measure and free yourself of all concerns.


Hudson Mohawke's "Slow Jams Chapter VI"

Hot producer HudMo's better known as Kanye's newest signee and half of TNGHT, so we don't blame you if you're surprised to see a bass-heavy button-pusher on this list. But it's not every day you get to hear Bobby Caldwell's "Never Loved Before" and "Midnight Special" blended with lightning cracks and gunshot sounds. It's still romantic, trust us.


Classixx's "Immaculate Selections"

Michael David, one half of the duo behind "I'll Get You," told The Fader that this mix is dedicated to his wife, who brings him back to earth like a friend helping one down from a bad shroom trip. What else is there? If you like Madonna, Tangerine Dream and Human League, this one's for you.


One Direction's Valentine's Day Playlist

Fortunately or unfortunately, the boys don't seem to know their way around a DJ setup. Their PR team, however, does know how to use Spotify. Enjoy.


Songza's Indie Rom Com Playlist

Songza is a top-rate playlist site that has a human-curated mix for your every mood. This indie love songs mix is perfect for those of who you are too cool for classics or mainstream hits. Head over to Songza -- the ad-free mix will start playing immediately.

Krewella's Troll Mix Vol. 3

Don't click play if you don't like EDM. If you do, however, you'll be pleased to find a mix that mixes the softer side of live with hard-driving bass. If you met your date at a Deadmau5 show, this one's for you, boo.


And here's a bonus: Twenty love songs that Rolling Stone never wants to hear again.

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