Imagine the most romantic scene you’ve ever seen in a movie, that scene where the leading man and his lady love are looking into each other’s eyes as they close in for that picture perfect kiss… Now mute the music. Not as romantic anymore, right?
The thing with music is that it affects us so strongly and so viscerally that it evokes so many emotions within us. It uplifts us, inspires us, and in many cases, makes us feel even more in love. Now if that’s not a strong argument for injecting music into your love life, then I don’t know what is!
When it comes to relationships, music can give us a clearer understanding of how we show love. It also helps us when we’re in a bad place with our partner. And even after all that, the best way that music can affect us is very simple. It heightens our emotions. No, really. Science says so.
Romantic songs to play for the one you love
Better than a box of chocolates or a dozen roses are songs that perfectly describe just how much you love your partner. Here are a few songs that can help you express that love:
#1 More Than Anyone by Gavin DeGraw. Relationships offer many promises, but the most important one of all is promising to love someone above anyone else.
Favorite Line: When I kiss your soul, your body’ll be free.
#2 All That I Am by Roxanne Emery. Being in a relationship can mean giving your all, if not, at least most of your heart.
Favorite Line: You’re all I am.
#3 Un-Thinkable by City and Colour. Love urges us to push boundaries, but it also tells us when we’re ready or not.
Favorite Line: You give me a feeling that I’ve never felt before, and I deserve it.
#4 Fall in Love by Barcelona. That final homestretch is what it’s all about – finally being with the person you truly love.
Favorite Line: Trying to make it so clear, hoping that we’ll fall in love.
#5 Feels Like Coming Home by Jetta. Realizing that the person you love is with you right this moment is probably one of the best feelings ever.
Favorite Line: It feels like I’ve come home.
#6 Bedroom Wall by Banks. Love is overwhelming. If you can’t fight it, you just have to ride the waves and hope you don’t crash on the shore.
Favorite Line: This is my promise, cross my heart, promise. This is all yours.
#7 Love Someone by Jason Mraz. The hardest part about explaining how much you love someone is running out of words.
Favorite Line: When you love someone, it comes back to you.
#8 All of the Stars by Ed Sheeran. For the lovers who are oceans or mountains away from each other, have a little faith. You’ll be together soon enough.
Favorite Line: I took your hand back through lamp-lit streets and knew, everything led back to you.
#9 Here with Me by Susie Suh. Fate has a way of taking you where you really need to be, which is exactly where the person you love is waiting.
Favorite Line: There was a reason I collided into you.
#10 One by Ed Sheeran. Second chances don’t just mean a new beginning. It also means that the love you once had will always be there, no matter what.
Favorite Line: And would you take away my hopes and dreams and just stay with me?
[Read: The most romantic songs to play during a dinner date]
#11 Crazy Love by Van Morrison. One of the classics, Crazy Love gives us a glimpse of how simple it is to fall in love.
Favorite Line: And when I come to her, that’s where I belong.
#12 Hold You in My Arms by Ray LaMontagne. Love can save you – in more ways than you think.
Favorite Line: When you kissed my lips, with my mouth so full of questions, it’s my worried mind you quiet.
#13 Brighter Than Sunshine by Aqualung. Being in love can feel the same as being reborn. We’ll feel like crap one moment, then love comes along to change everything.
Favorite Line: Suddenly, you seemed so right.
#14 Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol. Relationships have a lot of difficulties to overcome, but just know that being with the person you love can make things easier.
Favorite Line: All that I am, all that I ever was is here in your perfect eyes.
#15 When a Man Loves a Woman by Percy Sledge. If you’re a fan of 90s rom-coms, you’ll definitely know this song. It’s the perfect soundtrack to a dance that can last until the sun rises.
Favorite Line: He’d trade the world for the good thing that he’s found.
#16 I Will Follow You Into the Dark by Jasmine Thompson. A bit morbid, but this explains perfectly how love can go beyond a lifetime.
Favorite Line: The time for sleep is now. It’s nothing to cry about.
#17 Tee Shirt by Birdy. Even when your love isn’t with you, there’s still that little piece of them or even a memory that keeps you happy.
Favorite Line: And when the sun comes through your window, I like to believe that you’ve been dreaming of me.
#18 Crazy by Aerosmith. Love makes us crazy in good and bad ways. But when it’s good, there’s nothing like it in the world.
Favorite Line: That kind of love turns a man into a slave. *In a good way!*
#19 Better Together by Jack Johnson. Mundane moments become more special when you’re with the person you love.
Favorite Line: Love is the answer, at least for most of the questions in my heart.
[Read: 10 perfect songs for long distance relationships]
#20 Love Love Love by Of Monsters and Men. Everything else fades away when you’re looking at the only person that your heart beats for.
Favorite Line: And those bright blue eyes can only meet mine across the room filled with people that are less important than you.
[Read: 10 awesome songs to dedicate to someone special]
Whether you’re with someone or still looking for your special someone, these songs will give you a little taste of what it’s like to love. Just click play and let it all in.
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