A bae. A boo. A partner. A significant other. A boyfriend/girlfriend. Whatever you call them, most people want one when the weather gets chillier (i.e. cuffing season) so they have someone to snuggle.
This cuffing season, help light some sparks with a fiery playlist chock-full of sweet and saucy songs that’ll get you in the mood for some romance. To help start you off, here are eight songs that are perfect for cuffing season.
1. “Location” By Khalid
This song is such a mood for times when you just want someone to hit you up and tell you to come over. It’s a great jam to listen to when things are teetering on the edge of being a relationship of some sort, whether it’s friends with benefits or a bona fide romantic relationship or a simple hookup. Plus, who can deny the raw, sexy vibe of Khalid singing “let’s ride the vibrations”?
2. “Movement” By Hozier
“Movement” is one of the songs from Hozier’s newest album, and as per usual with his songs, the vocals are incredible and really show off the rasp in his voice. It comments on the singer’s lover and their ability to influence the singer. Supersensual, super appropriate for cuffing season and cuddling with your person at night.
3. “Adorn” By Miguel
There’s really no explanation needed for having this song on the list once you’ve heard it. Miguel’s silky smooth voice sets the mood perfectly. It’s also just a sweet song to play for your crush or partner or, if you have the pipes, serenade them with: a surefire way to make someone swoon. That falsetto? Other-worldly.
4. “Valerie” By The Weeknd
You could swap out most of The Weeknd’s songs for this one, to be honest, since his voice is the embodiment of cuffing season. Go ahead, try to tell me I’m wrong. This song, in particular, works on this list though, especially with the incredibly sultry opening. Just listen to the sounds of heavy breathing that open the song, leading up to The Weeknd’s vocals- it’s delightful.
5. “Slow Burn” By Kacey Musgraves
This song has a different vibe than all of the others, but it’s perfect for picturing yourself slow dancing with your flame, pun intended. If you’re playing the long game with your person, this is the song for you two.
6. “Trip” By Ella Mai
Ella Mai may be better known in some circles for “Boo’d Up,” but this jam is just so good, it had to be on this list. Feeling the feels for someone else? Just play this song and get ready to feel incredibly sentimental.
7. “The Way” By Kehlani feat. Chance the Rapper
Definitely one of the saucier songs on the list, this is a slow jam just meant for turning the lights down low and getting to know your partner, if you catch my drift. The best way to describe it is just delicious and Kehlani’s voice is so sweet but with an edge, making the song reflect the imagery of sneaking someone home to your bedroom and trying not to wake your parents or neighbors.
8. “Cater 2 U” By Destiny’s Child
This is the song you play when you want to lavish care and attention on someone else. It may be 15 years old, but it’s still a solid groove. There’s a dreamlike quality to it that really drives home the lovely feeling of being so in awe of and head-over-heels for your partner that you just want to take care of them. Plus, those women’s voices are about as angelic as it gets.