Oftentimes, when that certain song comes on, our minds immediately float off to the person in our lives we love most.
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Heck, I didn’t even know I still had feelings for my ex until Usher"s “You Got It Bad” came on one day while I was driving. There"s nothing like being on a three-hour car ride with nothing but you, your thoughts, and some poignant love song lyrics.
Somehow, music has the ability to whimsically serenade us with passionate lyrics expressing those feelings we can’t always put into words ourselves. That"s why we compiled this list of the best love songs about falling in love of all time for you to add to your own romantic playlist.
Love can hurt, but it"s also the best feeling in the world, right?
And 90% of the music out there is made up of songs about falling in love.
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So here are the best love songs of all time for your romantic playlist, along with quotes from the lyrics sure to get stuck in your head and make your heart sing.
The 50 Best Songs About Falling In Love
1. Bruno Mars, "Just The Way You Are"
When you"re in love, your person is always amazing. Time stands still and everything just seems perfect.
When I see your face / There"s not a thing that I would change / "Cause you"re amazing / Just the way you are
And when you smile / The whole world stops and stares for a while / "Cause girl you"re amazing / Just the way you are
2. Savage Garden, "Truly Madly Deeply"
This song is intense, but isn"t that just the feeling of love anyway? It"s the best.
And when the stars are shining brightly in the velvet sky / I"ll make a wish send it to heaven then make you want to cry
The tears of joy for all the pleasure and the certainty / That we"re surrounded by the comfort and protection of
The highest power, in lonely hours, the tears devour you
3. Bon Iver, "Skinny Love"
If you haven"t listened to this song, do yourself a favor and just do it. It"s hard to not think about the person you"re crushing on with while listening.
I tell my love to wreck it all / Cut out all the ropes and let me fall
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my / Right in the moment this order"s tall
4. The Lumineers, "Ho Hey"
Upbeat with a happy tune, the lyrics and melody make the perfect combination for daydreaming about your lover.
I don"t think you"re right for him / Think of what it might have been if we
Took a bus to Chinatown / I"d be standin" on Canal and Bowery
She"d be standin" next to me
5. Ingrid Michaelson, "You and I"
Even if you"re not falling in love right now, you"ll feel like you are after listening to this song.
Let"s get rich and give everybody nice sweaters / And teach them how to dance
Let"s get rich and build our house on a mountain / Making everybody look like ants
From way up there, you and I, you and I
6. Ellie Goulding, "How Long Will I Love You"
Yearning, longing, loving — Goulding always just knows the right words to say about love when you can"t find them yourself.
And longer if I can
How long will I need you / As long as the seasons need to
Follow their plan
7. St Lucia, "All Eyes On You"
Upbeat and addicting. All eyes on you for when you have your eyes locked on your loved one.
What we said in the night
I hope that I will always have / All eyes on you
Know that I will take what I can
When you are there standing by / Soft, spoken in the dead of night
All eyes on you
8. Grover Washington Jr. feat. Bill Withers, "Just the Two of Us"
This song speaks of the feelings you get in the honeymoon stage of relationships. Rainbows in my mind? I mean, come on.
Is when the sun comes shining through
To make those rainbows in my mind / When I think of you sometime
And I want to spend some time with you"
9. Tim McGraw, "It’s Your Love"
How can I make a playlist of songs about falling in love and not include Tim McGraw? It"s expected, and you"re welcome.
I"ve just gotta let you know / What it is that won"t let me go
10. Jason Derulo, "Marry Me"
This song became popular for obvious reasons. People everywhere are falling in love and all over themselves. We just can"t seem to pull ourselves together listening to this.
Buy you everything and show you all the finer things in life
Will forever be enough, so there ain"t no need to rush
But one day, I won"t be able to ask you loud enough
11. Damien Rice, "I Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You"
Beautiful and almost haunting. Just the words "I can"t keep my eyes off of you" will make your heart pull.
I can’t take my eyes off of you / I can’t take my eyes off of you
12. Rihanna, "We Found Love"
So what? You met your boyfriend at a dive bar and you"re head over heels in love with him. Rihanna knew what she was talking about when she said "we found love in a hopeless place."
Turn away "cause I need you more / Feel the heartbeat in my mind
13. Twenty-One Pilots" cover of Elvis Presley"s "Can’t Help Falling in Love"
This one is a remake of Elvis Presley"s oldie, but still so good. Falling in love happens fast, that"s why it"s called falling. And you can"t help it!
Like a river flows surely to the sea / Darling so it goes, some things are meant to be
14. Leo Sayer, "More Than I Can Say"
Sometimes you"re falling in love, and sometimes it hurts when things aren"t quite aligned. This song speaks of that feeling.
Oh love you more than I can say
15. Alison Sudol, "Almost Lover"
This song will speak to anyone who has fallen in love but nothing progresses. It just leaves you falling.
And when you left, you kissed my lips / You told me you would never, never forget / These images
16. Beyoncé, "Crazy in Love"
Beyoncé knows a thing or two about love and we love that this song is about Jay-Z and has Jay-Z in it. And who doesn"t want to have a relationship like them?
Tennis shoes don"t even need to buy a new dress / If you ain"t there, ain"t nobody there to impress
It"s the way that you know what I thought I knew / It"s the beat my heart skips when I"m with you
17. Ke$ha, "Your Love is My Drug"
Some say love can be "addicting." This song is all about that hard to resist the feeling of falling in love with someone.
I"m all strung out, my heart is fried / I just can"t get you off my mind
18. Amy Shark, "Adore"
I mean, it"s just such a good song. Reminiscent of being young and falling in love, feeling like the whole world melts away and it"s just you and that one person.
I want the entire street out of town / Just so I can be alone with you
Now go when you"re ready my heads / Getting heavy pressed against your arm
I adore you
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19. Paramore, "Still Into You"
When you"re in love, no matter for how long, that person just has the ability to do no wrong. That"s love for ya.
I should be over all the butterflies, but I"m into you
And even baby on your worst nights / I"m into you
20. Snow Patrol, "Chasing Cars"
There are two reasons why people in love just want to lay in bed all day: you want to be near that person away from everyone else, and... well, you know.
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?
21. William Michael Morgan, "I Met a Girl"
This song describes how, when you"re falling in love, nothing can quite compare to the person you"re falling for.
And the only thing I could say was "hey," and I"m so glad she didn"t walk away
22. Chester See, "I’m Falling For You"
Biologically speaking, our brains do funny things when we"re in love. We get kind of stupid and goo-goo-eyed, and you know what? That"s okay!
And spend my time admiring instead
23. Selena Gomez, "Love You Like a Love Song"
This song is like when you realize for the first time that you actually are falling for this person.
A centerfold miracle, lyrical / You saved my life again
24. Ben Rector, "Forever Like That"
Falling in love or in a committed relationship, this song goes the extra mile. Forever, baby!
Will carry your burdens and be the wind at your back / Well, I wanna spend my forever, forever like that
25. John Paul Young, "Love is in the Air"
The birds chirp, the sun shines, you say, "Good morning!" to strangers. Yeah, love makes everything better, including your outlook.
Love is in the air, every sight and every sound
26. Foster the People, "I Would Do Anything For You"
When you"re falling in love with someone, you are just naturally going to make yourself available any way you can for that person. This song speaks of that.
"Cause I"ll be listening here / To everything you say, I won"t turn away
And I listen, open up my heart and / I must say that I love you, so
27. Maroon 5, "Love Somebody"
Another one of the best love songs that has become super popular. It"s about that love in your life that just changes everything, and nothing will ever be the same.
But if I fall for you, I"ll never recover / If I fall for you, I"ll never be the same
28. Dylan Scott, "My Girl"
When you"re falling in love, it"s easy to feel grateful for what you have in your life. I mean, that"s what life is all about.
Every night before she goes to bed / She hits her knees and bows her head
Thanks the Lord for another day / I just thank him for my girl
29. Bright Eyes, "First Day of My Life"
Often times when we fall in love, it"s as if it"s the first time even if we"ve been in love before.
Yours was the first face that I saw / I think I was blind before I met you
I don"t know where I am, I don"t know where I"ve been / But I know where I want to go
30. Frankie Valli, "Can’t Take My Eyes Off You"
Another goo-goo-eyed love song. I guess we all do "the love stare" when we"re falling. Feast your eyes and your ears on this song.
At long last love has arrived / And I thank God I"m alive
You"re just too good to be true / Can"t take my eyes off you
31. Panic at the Disco, "Sarah Smiles"
When love comes along and life has not been very kind to us, it can give us a new lease on life. This song is perfect for those who have been given that one person who seems to make everything better.
I was fine, just a guy living on my own
Waiting for the sky to fall
Then you called and changed it all, doll.
32. The Cure, "Lovesong"
Ah yes, being alone with the person you love most. Feelings of rejuvenation and safety.
Whenever I"m alone with you / You make me feel like I am home again
Whenever I"m alone with you / You make me feel like I am whole again
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33. Oasis, "Wonderwall"
We all feel like we have been saved when we start falling in love with someone. And 90s kids can relate well.
I don’t believe that anybody / Feels the way I do about you now
"Cause maybe, you’re gonna be the one that saves me
34. The Pretenders, "I’ll Stand By You"
This song is all about standing by that person, through thick and thin. Being the shoulder to cry on for them and giving it everything you"ve got.
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Let me come along, cause even if you’re wrong / I’ll stand by you
35. Foo Fighters, "Everlong"
Nothing lasts forever, but listening to this song while you"re in the middle of falling in love might just make that feeling last a little longer.
And I wonder / As I sing along with you
If everything could ever feel this real forever / If anything could ever be this good again
36. K-Ci and JoJo, "All My Life"
When you meet that person that"s just right for you and is exactly what you"ve always wanted in a partner, there is nothing better. This song says it just right.
All my life, I prayed for someone like you
And I thank God that I finally found you
37. Jewel, "You Were Meant For Me"
We have all felt like someone was meant for us. Jewel"s lyrics in this song have the power to give just a few simple words more feeling and emotion.
You were meant for me / And I was meant for you
38. Madonna, "Crazy For You"
Madonna had it right. Falling in love can make you feel like you"re a little crazy. Just one touch? We can feel the shivers.
I"m crazy for you / Touch me once and know it"s true
I never wanted anyone like this / It"s all brand new
That feeling in your kiss / I"m crazy for you
39. Etta James, "At Last"
Who doesn"t love this song? Her voice is unreal and even if you"re not in love, you always sing along. Then, of course, your mind goes to that person who you"re secretly in love with. Great.
And life is like a song
40. Peter Gabriel, "In Your Eyes"
When you just don"t have the words to tell someone you love them, you feel like it"s impossible. But this song just proves how you can"t escape love you feel so strongly.
In your eyes (The light, the heat)
In your eyes (I am complete)
In your eyes (I see the doorway to a thousand churches)
In your eyes (The resolution of all the fruitless searches)
41. Taylor Swift, “Love Story”
Taylor Swift is the undisputed queen of cute love songs and this one details an actual love story that you and the object of your affection can relate to.
Romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone
I"ll be waiting, all there"s left to do is run
You"ll be the prince and I"ll be the princess
It"s a love story, baby, just say, "Yes"
42. Sara Bareilles, “Love Song"
Bareilles captures the feeling of being hesitant about falling for someone.
I"m not gonna write you a love song / "Cause you asked for it / "Cause you need one / You see
43. Alanis Morrisette, “Head Over Feet”
Morrisette sings about unexpectedly falling in love with someone who"s been part of your life for a while that you may have overlooked in the past.
You"ve already won me over / in spite of me / Don"t be alarmed if I fall / head over feet
Don"t be surprised if I love you / for all that you are / I couldn"t help it / It"s all your fault
44. Katy Perry, "Unconditionally"
A song about loving someone despite their flaws, and that each person deserves love.
Come just as you are to me
Don"t need apologies
Know that you are worthy
45. Ed Sheeran, "Perfect"
The title says it all. It isn"t about finding a perfect person but finding someone who loves you perfectly. Excuse me while I go swoon in a corner.
We are still kids, but we"re so in love / Fighting against all odds
I know we"ll be alright this time
Darling, just hold my hand / Be my girl, I"ll be your man
I see my future in your eyes
46. The Ronettes, “Be My Baby”
If you"ve experienced love at first sight, this song"s for you.
The night we met I knew I needed you so
And if I had the chance I"d never let you go
So won"t you say you love me?
47. Sonny & Cher, "I Got You Babe"
The lyrics in this song are so simple, but hold such power behind them. If you really listen to this song and I mean actually sit down and listen to it word for word, it would make for great wedding vows. I"m just saying!
I got you to hold my hand / I got you to understand
I got you to walk with me / I got you to talk with me
I got you to kiss goodnight / I got you to hold me tight
I got you, I won"t let go / I got you to love me so
48. Lauv, "I Like Me Better"
The song beautifully talks about how love and your other half can make yu a better version of yourself.
I knew from the first time, I"d stay for a long time "cause
I like me better when / I like me better when I"m with you
49. Natalie Cole, "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)"
To fall in love sometimes you got to be optimistic and this song has so much of it. It starts out cautious, as most loves do, but by the end, joy is overflowing.
You brought a lot of sunshine into my life
You filled me with happiness I never knew
You gave me more joy than I ever dreamed of
And no one, no one can take the place of you
50. Lana Del Rey, “Young and Beautiful”
Looks fade, so true love requires falling for who a person is, not what they look like.
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Will you still love me when I"m no longer young and beautiful?
Will you still love me when I got nothing but my aching soul?
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