With Valentine's Day around the corner, musicians on the 2019 Grammys red carpets tell us which songs sets the mood for love. USA TODAY

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

Grammy 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 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. 

"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." 

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The full playlist of stars' favorite love songs

Enjoy this Valentine's Day playlist for the month of love, straight from the Grammys red carpet. 

"Sweet Thing," Van Morrison

"Would definitely recommend 'Sweet Thing.'" -- Leon Bridges 

"Such Great Heights," Iron & Wine

"There's a lot of sexy music out there." -- Iron & Wine's Sam Beam

"I Can't Make You Love Me," Bonnie Raitt 

"I love sad, depressing love songs, too." -- Maren Morris

"No Love Dying," Gregory Porter

"Sometimes I'm included in my own playlists, too!" -- Gregory Porter

"Shape of My Heart," Backstreet Boys

"We have too many songs with 'heart' in them. We have too many hearts." -- Backstreet Boys' AJ McLean

"Sexual Healing," Marvin Gaye

"So obvious, but 'Sexual Healing.' It's pretty perfect." -- Mark Ronson

"Let's Get It On," Marvin Gaye

"Anything by Marvin Gaye." -- Margo Price

"Adorn," Miguel

"Oh, my god. ... Probably would have to go with Miguel." -- Tainy

"Use Me," Miguel

"I've been known to write a song or two that's appropriate for the occasion." -- Miguel


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