Love is a common theme in many songs. Songs about love can be about falling for someone, heartbreaks, relationship hardships, self-love, and everything in between. But they all have something in common: they elicit emotions. Here are the greatest love songs of all time.
Lover by Taylor Swift
Although Taylor Swift and her romance with Joe Alwyn did not last, we can all agree that her 2019 song “Lover” perfectly encapsulates what it’s like to be in love.
Best of My Love by the Emotions
Looking for an upbeat tune that shows how much you love your significant order? Add The Emotions’ 1972 Motown hit “Best of My Life” to your songs about love playlist. It has a joyful funky style paired with simple and meaningful lyrics – “Whoa-oh, you got the best of my love.”
I Will Always Love You by Dolly Parton
You might have heard of Whitney Houston’s The Bodyguard soundtrack “I Will Always Love You,” but did you know it’s just a cover of Dolly Parton’s 1968 hit? Whatever version you prefer, one thing is for certain: you can love someone even after a breakup.
Greatest Love of All by Whitney Houston
You don’t need to rely on somebody else to feel complete and loved because “learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all.”
At Last by Etta James
Etta James’ 1960 hit song “At Last” may just be 3 minutes long and just 95 words long, but it perfectly captures that feeling when you finally found someone and your “lonely days are over.”
Love on Top by Beyoncé
Another bop to celebrate your relationship is from Queen B herself. Love On Top, which was released in 2011, talks about the joys of being in love and announcing to the world that your partner finally puts your “love on top.”
Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love” is one of the most romantic songs you should dedicate to your significant other, especially “If you can’t help falling in love.”
God Only Knows by the Beach Boys
Can’t imagine living alone without the love of your life? The Beach Boys sings that “God only knows.”
When a Man Loves a Woman by Percy Sledge
From turning “his back on his best friend if he put her down” to “giving up all his comforts,” Percy Sledge’s 1966 hit sheds light on what it’s like for men to be in a romantic relationship.
My Girl by the Temptations
Another feet-tapping and happy song to add to your classic love song playlist is “My Girl” from The Temptations. The 1964 hit song is about how someone you love can make everything better, so much so that even on a cloudy day, you’ve got sunshine!
Endless Love by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross
With the opening line, “My love, there’s only you in my life,” it’s no wonder that Lionel Richie and Diana Ross’ ballad Endless Love is a favorite tune to play at weddings.
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye
Although the song has roots in gospel music, this 1960s song quickly became the soul anthem of love. You will find that the song starts softly and builds to a shattering climax.
Make You Feel My Love by Adele
Make You Feel My Love, which was written by Bob Dylan, attracted dozens of versions by Billy Joel, Elkie Brooks, Michael Bolton, Boy George, and others. Adele makes the song her own.
How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees
With “How Deep Is Your Love”‘s harmonies, lush orchestration, and lyrics, it’s no wonder many consider this 1970s hit one of the best love songs ever.
Thinkin Bout You by Frank Ocean
As we’ve mentioned earlier, songs about love can be about breakups and regrets too. And Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin” About You is one of them.
Kiss From a Rose by Seal
The song “Kiss from a Rose” became Seal’s biggest hit and the only song to reach number one. Nevertheless, it is a love song favorite because of its thoughtful lyrics.
All My Life by K-Ci & JoJo
Want to express your gratitude to your significant other while expressing how much you love them? Send K-Ci & JoJo’s “All My Life.” Just hearing the first verse, “I will never find another lover sweeter than you,” will absolutely make anyone’s heart melt.
Kiss Me by Sixpence None the Richer
The 90s wouldn’t be complete without Sixpence None the Richer’s hit song “Kiss Me.” Sure, its lyrics are a bit cheesy, but it can definitely put a smile on your partner’s face.
I Just Called to Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder
Do you know what’s sweet and romantic? Getting a phone call from your significant other saying that they just called to say I love you.
Other Songs About Love
- Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
- (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams
- Adore You by Harry Styles
- I’ll Make Love to You by Boyz II Men
- I Just Can’t Stop Loving You by Michael Jackson
- You’re Still The One by Shania Twain
- Angels by Robbie Williams
- 2 Becomes 1 by Spice Girls
- No Matter What by Boyzone
- Can You Feel the Love Tonight by Elton John
- (Everything I Do) I Do It for You by Bryan Adams
- The Power of Love by Celine Dion
- God Must Have Spent a Little More Time On You by *NSYNC
- I Swear by All-4-One
- I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith
- Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars
- A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
- I’m Yours by Jason Mraz
- All of Me by John Legend
- Perfect by Ed Sheeran
- Your Song by Elton John
- Yellow by Coldplay
- More Than Words by EXTREMA
- Let’s Stay Together by Al Green
- Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx
- You’re the Inspiration by Chicago
- Weak by SWV
- Eternal Flame by The Bangles
- (They Long To Be) Close To You by Carpenters
- Always On My Mind by Willie Nelson
- Just Like Heaven by The Cure
- Marry Me by Train
- I Could Not Ask for More by Sara Evans
- Be My Baby by The Ronettes
- Baby Love by The Supremes
- We Found Love by Rihanna