Takeover Tuesday: Maddie & Tae Give Us All the Feels


Welcome back to Takeover Tuesday, where each week Billboard taps chart-topping artists and taste-makers to compile their very own playlist exclusive to Billboard's Spotify account. We give the artists free reign to base the list on whatever subject they choose. The only rule? Make it as creative and unique to them as possible.

Country duo Maddie & Tae recently debuted "Friends Don’t," an energetic track that tackles the mixed emotions a friendship on the verge  romance. In light the song's tenderness, the pair have created a Takeover Tuesday playlist that’s equal parts country and pop for all the lovers. 

"Our new single 'Friends Don’t' definitely has us feeling the love, so we picked some our favorite love songs and put them into a playlist," Maddie & Tae told Billboard.

Maddie & Tae’s playlist is full serenades that sum up the emotions evoked by love, whether it's through a country ballad or heartfelt pop jam. Kelly Clarkson’s "Move You" and Miley Cyrus' "Adore You" are odes to a relationship’s depths. Love can ten have an indescribable impact, but Camila Cabello’s "Never Be the Same" explains it well -- and Bazzi's "Mine" does it in under three minutes. Real-life couple Johnnyswim even appear on the playlist to capture those nearly unbearable nights alone in their track "Lonely Night in Georgia" featuring Vince Gill. 

Among the 15 sentimental tracks, different stages romance are addressed. Like "Friends Don’t," Taylor Swift’s "Delicate" tells the story a love affair in its beginning stages that hasn’t been neatly defined. "Naked" by Jake Scott moves further into the romance to lovers embracing vulnerability and intimacy -- as does Kacey Musgraves' "Butterflies." Brothers Osborne’s "Pushing Up Daisies (Love Alive)" looks forward to the ultimate goal: growing old together.

Check out Maddie & Tae’s "All the Feels" playlist below.