Love is an amazing thing that brings out strong emotions that, luckily for us, lead to some incredible music. Over the years, many songs about falling in love have been written, and we’ll be sharing all the best ones here.
From songs about falling in love with your best friend or even someone you shouldn’t be falling for to tunes about finding your soulmate, this extensive list of songs is sure to have something for everyone.
All the songs mentioned below are in the Spotify playlist above, but if you want to watch the music videos or you don’t have Spotify, all of the songs are provided for you below with overviews.
1. Say You Won’t Let Go by James Arthur
|Genre||Pop, Folk, R&B|
|Album||Back from the Edge|
“Say You Won’t Let Go” is a sweet love song by British singer-songwriter James Arthur. It is driven by an acoustic guitar and features Arthur’s smooth vocals and impressive falsetto. When speaking about the record in an interview, James Arthur said that he wanted to write the type of song that guys would want to play for their girlfriends. Apparently, the world agrees, as the music video has over 1.4 billion views on YouTube, and the song has been streamed an incredible 2.2 billion times on Spotify.
2. We Found Love by Rihanna (Featuring Calvin Harris)
|Genre||Dance-Pop, Electro House|
|Album||Talk That Talk|
“We Found Love” is an upbeat dance song written and produced by Calvin Harris and recorded by Rihanna. The song became a #1 hit in countries around the world. In the USA, it topped five separate Billboard charts, including the Hot 100, where it spent ten non-consecutive weeks at number 1. The music video for the crossover hit won a Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video and Video of the Year at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. “We Found Love” continues to wrack up views and streams on YouTube and Spotify, where the song has been played over one billion times on both platforms.
3. Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars
|Genre||Pop, Soft Rock, R&B|
|Album||Doo-Wops & Hooligans|
“Just The Way You Are” is an international smash hit recorded by Bruno Mars and released as the first single from his debut album. Mars admits that the song was inspired by Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight” and “Nothing Compares 2 U” by Sinead O’Connor. The song earned Bruno Mars a #1 record in countries around the world, including the USA, where the song was certified 13x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. Mars performed the tune at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards and later that evening won a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
4. Shallow by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
|Genre||Rock, Folk Pop, Country|
|Album||A Star Is Born: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|
“Shallow” is a brilliant love ballad co-written by Lady Gaga and recorded for the inspirational musical film A Star Is Born. The song was an international hit, topping the charts in countries around the world, including in the USA, where it spent one week atop the Billboard Hot 100. “Shallow” earned Gaga an Oscar for Best Original Song, a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, and Grammy Awards for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Song Written for Visual Media. The music video has nearly 1.4 billion views on YouTube as of January 2023 and almost 2 billion streams on Spotify, where it is the twenty-sixth-most streamed song on the platform.
5. Our Song by Taylor Swift
“Our Song” is a song Taylor Swift wrote for a high school talent show as a freshman. Swift was inspired by the fact that she and her boyfriend at the time didn’t have a song together. So naturally, Taylor decided to write one herself. The song would go on to earn Swift a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and made her the youngest person at the time to write and sing a song to top the chart.
6. This Is It by Scotty McCreery
“This Is It” is a song written and recorded by Scotty McCreery. It was inspired by McCreery’s high school sweetheart Gabi Dugal. The lyrics were penned by McCreery alongside Frank Rogers and Aaron Eshuis just two weeks before the couple got engaged. After she said yes, McCreery and his fiancé had a special moment with friends and family when Scotty shared “This Is It” with Gabi and all. The song earned McCreery a #1 record on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It was later certified Platinum by the RIAA.
7. You and Me by Lifehouse
“You and Me” is an acoustic guitar-driven love song about being completely in love with someone that everything else in the world seems to fade away. It was co-written by Jason Wade of the band Lifehouse, along with Jude Cole. Wade wrote the song for his future wife and proposed to her by playing an early recording of the song on a cassette tape. The song went viral, topping both the Billboard Adult Contemporary and Adult Top 40 charts. The certified gold record has been streamed nearly 450 million times on Spotify.
8. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
|Genre||Soft Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul|
If you’ve been to a wedding in the past ten years, chances are you’ve heard this song during the couple’s first dance or after the ceremony at the reception. “Thinking Out Loud” is one of those love songs that seem to resonate with everyone. It earned Ed Sheeran a #1 record in countries around the world and was certified 12x Multi-Platinum in the USA by the RIAA. In addition to its success on the airwaves and online downloads, “Thinking Out Loud” won Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.
9. A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
|Genre||Pop, Pop Rock|
|Album||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|
“A Thousand Years” is a song co-written by Christina Perri and Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer David Hodges, who is best known for his work with Evanescence and Kelly Clarkson. It was recorded by Perri for the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 film. The lyrics tell the story of everlasting love, specifically the relationship between the film’s main characters, Edward and Bella. The music video has over 2.2 billion views on YouTube and another 1.2 billion streams on Spotify.
10. Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley
“Can’t Help Falling in Love” may be the consummate song about falling in love. The song was made famous by the King of Pop, Elvis Presley, and became one of his signature songs. It was co-written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, and former president of the Songwriters Guild of America, George David Weiss. The melody was inspired by a popular French love song called “Plaisir d’amour,” composed by Jean-Paul-Egide Martini in 1784. With Elvis’ smooth, soulful voice, “Can’t Help Falling in Love” is sure to remain a timeless love song.
11. Everlong by Foo Fighters
|Genre||Alternative Rock, Post-Grunge|
|Album||The Colour and the Shape|
“Everlong” is the signature song of the Foo Fighters and was ranked #409 by Rolling Stone on their list of the 500 Best Songs of All Time. Foo Fighters’ lead singer Dave Grohl was going through a divorce with his then-wife Jennifer Youngblood when wrote the song in less than an hour while crashing on a friend’s floor. Grohl has noted that the lyrics were inspired by his romantic involvement with Veruca Salt’s Louise Post. “Everlong” was the last song Foo drummer Taylor Hawkins ever played live, as he passed away suddenly in early 2022. His passing sparked a resurgence of interest in the song, leading it to peak at #123 on the Billboard Global 200 chart.
12. Accidentally In Love by Counting Crows
|Album||Shrek 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|
“Accidentally In Love” is a song written by Counting Crows lead singer Adam Duritz. He was commissioned to write the song for the 2004 DreamWorks film Shrek 2. Duritz was able to screen the first half of the film for inspiration but initially struggled to write the uplifting love song as he was experiencing writer’s block at the time. The lyrics tell the story of falling in love with someone you’re not supposed to because the timing seems to be inconvenient. “Accidentally In Love” was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song at the 77th Academy Awards. It earned Duritz a #1 record on the BillboardAdult Alternative Songs chart and was certified Gold by the RIAA. This is one of my personal favorite songs about falling in love unexpectedly and when the timing isn’t perfect.
13. All My Life by K-Ci & JoJo
“All My Life” is a song recorded by the R&B group K-Ci & JoJo. The song topped multiple Billboard charts, including the Hot 100, where it spent three weeks at #1. It was written by Joel “JoJo” Hailey and inspired by his 7-year-old daughter, Kayla. Hailey originally wrote the song with a female recording artist in mind before ultimately deciding to keep it for himself after realizing the record’s massive potential. The slow groove love ballad will have your head nodding along, and the emotional lyrics proclaim faithfulness to a once-in-a-lifetime kind of love.
14. Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
|Genre||Indie Folk, Indie Rock|
|Album||Once: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|
“Falling Slowly” is best known for being the featured song of the 2007 romantic musical film, Once. It was co-written and recorded by Irish singer-songwriter Glen Hansard and Czech-Icelandic musician Marketa Irglova. The song earned the duo an Oscar for Best Original Song at the 80th Annual Academy Awards. Bob Dylan was so moved by the film that he personally invited Hansard and his band, the Frames, to support his tour across Australia and New Zealand. “Falling Slowly” peaked at #61 on the Billboard Hot 100 and, despite a relatively lackluster chart performance, remains one of the most hauntingly beautiful love songs.
15. No One by Alicia Keys
|Album||As I Am|
“No One” is a passionate and soulful love song recorded by the estimable Alicia Keys. It was released on her 2007 album As I Am. The song is about being so confident in your relationship that you can say for certain that no one can ever come between the two of you. Simply put, it’s one of the greatest love songs of all time. Keys’ virtuoso piano play, along with her soul-wrenching R&B vocals, helped “No One” win Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards.
16. Crush by Dave Matthews Band
|Genre||Jazz-Rock, Soft Rock, Jam Band|
|Album||Before These Crowded Streets|
“Crush” was written and recorded by the Dave Matthews Band at the Electric Lady Studios in New York City. The jazz fusion, blues rock song speaks about falling deeper in love with someone every moment you spend together. The song almost didn’t make it on the band’s chart-topping album Before These Crowded Streets at all, as the band was having a hard time figuring out the direction to take Dave’s idea. Thankfully, DMB bassist, Stefan Lessard, came up with the funky bass riff in the song’s intro, and the rest fell into place. “Crush” earned Dave Matthews Band a Top 20 hit on both the Billboard Adult Top 40 and Alternative Airplay charts, where it peaked at #20 and #11, respectively. If you enjoyed this song, we have a playlist of songs about crushes we know you’ll love.
17. Kiss Me by Sixpence None the Richer
|Genre||Pop, Alternative Rock|
|Album||Sixpence None the Richer|
“Kiss Me” is a song about young love. Complete with images of fireflies dancing and a silver moon sparkling. The lyrics tell the story of a young lovers’ tryst where everything feels right and is leading up to the perfect moment for a kiss. Written by Sixpence None the Richer lead guitarist Matt Slocum, the song earned the band a gold record and #1 hit on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart. Additionally, “Kiss Me” was the sixth-most played on all USA radio in 1999, thanks in large part to the song being featured in the romantic comedy She’s All That, featuring Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Rachel Leigh Cook. If you like this song, check out of full playlist of songs that tell a story.
18. Something Like That by Tim McGraw
|Album||A Place in the Sun|
“Something Like That” is a country song about falling in love for the first time. It was co-written by Rick Ferrell and 2001 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, Kith Follesé. Tim McGraw recorded the tune and it enjoyed tremendous success, thanks in large part to the undeniably catchy chorus. The song topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, where it spent five weeks at #1. According to Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, “Something Like That” was the most-played song on the radio of the 2000-2010 decade across all genres.
19. Truly, Madly, Deeply by Savage Garden
“Truly, Madly, Deeply” is a song about being everything your lover wants and needs, written and recorded by the Australian pop duo Savage Garden. It earned the group a #1 record on the Billboard Hot 100, Adult Contemporary, and Mainstream Top 40 charts. The song was ranked the #1 Adult Contemporary song of all time by Billboard. “Truly, Madly, Deeply” won Single of the Year and Highest Selling Single at the 1997 Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards. It was recently added to Australia’s National Film and Sound Archive for its cultural and historical significance.
20. Green Eyes by Coldplay
|Album||A Rush of Blood to the Head|
“Green Eyes” is a song about feeling at home with your lover. They are your rock and your compass in life. Chris Martin sings that he could never go on without his green-eyed lover. The acoustic love ballad was written and recorded by Coldplay. It was released on the band’s acclaimed album A Rush of Blood to the Head, which won three Grammy Awards and is considered one of the greatest albums of all time. While it was never released as a single, the song remains a favorite among die-hard Coldplay fans.
21. I’m Yours by Jason Mraz
|Genre||Soft Rock, Folk-Pop|
|Album||We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.|
“I’m Yours” is a wildly successful single written and recorded by folk-pop artist Jason Mraz. At the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, it was nominated for Song of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. The song endured lasting success, topping four Billboard charts, and eventually earned Jason Mraz a Diamond record when “I’m Yours” surpassed 10 million sales. The lyrics are about letting go and giving yourself away to someone or something. Mraz is happy that the song can be a love song for one person and a song of empowerment for someone else.
22. Shameless by Garth Brooks
|Album||Ropin’ the Wind|
“Shameless” was originally written and recorded by the Piano Man Billy Joel. The song found an entirely different audience and enjoyed tremendous popularity when Garth Brooks released his version of the tune on his 1991 album Ropin’ the Wind. Garth Brooks’ wife, Trisha Yearwood, joined him on the record, providing gritty harmony vocals in the outro. In 2002, Billy Joel accompanied Brooks in his performance of “Shameless” during Brooks’ induction to the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The power ballad turned country rock song spent two weeks atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, and no doubt played a large part in Garth Brooks being the #1-selling solo artist of the 20th century.
23. Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
|Genre||Soft Rock, Pop Rock|
|Album||Blowin’ Your Mind|
Considered one of Van Morrison’s signature songs, “Brown Eyed Girl” features American R&B group the Sweet Inspirations on backing vocals. The song put the musician from Northern Ireland on the map as it was his first single from his debut studio album. It quickly climbed the charts in the summer of 1967 and peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Rolling Stone magazine ranked “Brown Eyed Girl” #110 on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame some 50 years after its release in 2007.
24. In Case You Didn’t Know by Brett Young
“In Case You Didn’t Know” is Brett Young’s first song to sell one million copies. It was co-written during a songwriters’ retreat in Puerto Vallarto, Mexico by Young, Tyler Reeve, Trent Tomlinson, and Kyle Schlienger. The inspiration for the song came from a story Tomlinson told the group about his mother, who would stop him as he was about to leave every morning for school and say, in case you didn’t know, I love you. The song topped the Billboard Country Airplay chart and peaked at #2 on the Hot Country Songs chart. It has since been certified 8x Multi-Platinum.
25. I Melt With You by Modern English
|Genre||New Wave, Post-Punk|
|Album||After the Snow|
“I Melt With You” is a new wave love song recorded by a band from Essex, England, known as Modern English. Put simply; it’s about focusing on your lover and letting the world and all of its problems simply melt away. The song enjoyed decent commercial success in the United States, thanks in large part to being featured in the 1983 romantic comedy film Valley Girl, as well as frequent plays of the music video on MTV. It peaked at #7 on the Billboard Rock Albums & Top Tracks chart.
26. The Way You Love Me by Faith Hill
“The Way You Love Me” was written by Keith Follesé and Michael Dulaney. It was recorded by Faith Hill and released on her 2000 album Breathe. It’s an upbeat love song about being infatuated with someone and wishing that they could see what they truly mean to you. “The Way You Love Me” spent four weeks atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and also earned Hill a Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. This is easily one of the most famous songs about falling in love ever written.
27. Dreams by The Cranberries
|Genre||Pop Rock, Alternative Rock|
|Album||Everybody Else’s Doing It, So Why Can’t We?|
“Dreams” is a song about one’s first love, written and recorded by the Irish alternative rock band The Cranberries. Lead singer and songwriter Dolores O’Riordan claimed the song was written about her first love and all of the feelings associated with falling for the first time, from when she was living in Ireland. The late O’Riordan had one of the most recognizable voices of her time, combining traditional Irish singing and yodeling with her strong Limerick accent. As the band’s debut single, the original release of “Dreams” charted well in the USA, but a stripped-down acoustic version released in 2018 fared even better, peaking at #16 on the Billboard Digital Songs Sales and #7 on the Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart
28. Lovin’ You Is Fun by Easton Corbin
|Album||All Over The Road|
In his 2012 single, “Lovin’ You Is Fun,” Easton Corbin reminds us that love doesn’t always have to be complicated. In fact, according to Corbin, it should come naturally and be fun to fall in love and get to know someone more intimately. The song was written by two of Nashville’s best songwriters, Jim Beavers and Bob DiPiero, while the two were conversing about how modern love had become so complicated. It should be simple and fun; the lyrics tell listeners. The tune’s upbeat, feel-good musical backing reflects this sentiment. The song was the eighth-most listened-to song on country radio in 2012 and was certified Platinum by the RIAA.
29. Amazed by Lonestar
Not only did the crossover hit “Amazed” earn Lonestar a #1 record on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the first country single in seventeen years to do so, but it was also the most-played song on country radio in all of 1999. The song was co-written by future husband and wife duo Chris Lindsey and Aimee Mayo, alongside Marv Green. Love was in the air while the trio wrote the song, and the passionate lyrics certainly reflect Lindsey and Mayo’s budding love affair. “Amazed” earned Song of the Year and Single Record of the Year at the 35th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
30. Maria by Animal Liberation Orchestra
|Album||Roses & Clover|
“Maria” is a piano-driven song about falling in love and the overwhelming sensation of feeling complete because of your lover. It was written by multi-instrumentalist Zach Gill, who is best known for his work with Animal Liberation Orchestra and college friend Jack Johnson. The song is the lead track from ALO’s 2007 album Roses & Clover, which peaked at #23 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart. This feel-good song celebrates falling in love.
31. Give It To You by G. Love (Featuring Jack Johnson)
|Genre||Folk Rock, Blues Rock|
“Give It To You” is a song recorded by Garrett “G. Love” Dutton and released on his first solo album, The Hustle. G. Love is joined on the track by fellow Brushfire Records musician Jack Johnson, who contributed background vocals and played acoustic guitar. The lyrics tell the story of falling in love with someone and not caring about what anyone else thinks about the relationship. It describes the “honeymoon” stage of a relationship when nothing in the world matters except being with one another.
32. Maybe I’m Amazed by Paul McCartney
|Genre||Soft Rock, White Soul|
Recorded by Paul McCartney at Abbey Road Studios just before the Beatles disbanded, “Maybe I’m Amazed” was originally included on McCartney’s debut solo album but never released as a single. The former Beatles member played every instrument on the track, including guitar, bass, piano, organ, and drums. He received some help from his wife Linda, who provided backing vocals as well as her loving support for Paul during the Beatles’ break up. The song failed to chart initially, but a live recording from McCartney’s band Wings peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
33. Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You by Brooks & Dunn
|Album||Steers & Stripes|
“Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You” peaked at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and topped the Hot Country Songs chart. Most impressively, the record was the #1 song on all of the country radio by the year’s end. Co-written by legendary country hitmakers Rivers Rutherford and Tom Shapiro, the song was destined for greatest as soon as it was penned. “Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You” helped secure career-defining awards for Brooks & Dunn, including Entertainer of the Year and Top Vocal Duo at the 37th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
34. To Make You Feel My Love by Adele
“Originally written and recorded by Bob Dylan, “To Make You Feel My Love” has been covered by many artists over the years. Adele’s amazingly powerful vocals place her version of the love ballad on a different level. The lyrics are like a vow from one lover to another, reassuring them that no matter what comes their way, they will always love them and stand by their side. The song earned Adele a gold record in the USA, where it climbed to #11 on the Billboard Digital Song Sales chart.
35. Why Don’t We Just Dance by Josh Turner
“Why Don’t We Just Dance” is a song recorded by Josh Turner and was released on his album Haywire. The lyrics were written by country songwriting trio Jim Beavers, Darrell Brown, and Jonathan Singleton. It was produced by Frank Rogers, who earned Billboard magazine’s #1 Hot Country Producer Award from 2006-2010. The song features Josh Turner’s signature bass vocal range layered on top of an upbeat, rocking piano and guitar riff. “Why Don’t We Just Dance” topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and was the third-most played song on country radio in 2009.
36. When You Say Nothing At All by Alison Krauss & Union Station
|Album||Keith Whitley: A Tribute Album|
Written by esteemed country music songwriters Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz, “When You Say Nothing At All” was originally recorded by Keith Whitley and earned the pair a #1 record. But it’s Allison Kraus’ cover of the tune that brings out the song’s full emotional potential. Recorded for a Keith Whitley tribute album after he died of alcohol poisoning, Krauss’ version won Single of the year at the 1995 Country Music Association Awards. Co-writer Paul Overstreet thought Krauss’ version was great and said all the hair stood up all over his body when he first heard her cover. The song peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
37. Check Yes or No by George Strait
|Album||Strait Out of the Box|
“Check Yes or No” is a love song recorded by country music legend Georg Strait. Amazingly, it was the first-ever cut by songwriters Danny Wells and Dana Hunt Black. The lyrics follow the love story of two childhood sweethearts who grew up, got married, and are still deeply in love. Upon hearing the first cut, George Strait realized the song had the potential to be a big hit, so he committed to record it. “Check Yes or No” earned Strait a #1 record and also the Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year.
38. Loving You by Paolo Nutini
“Loving You” is a song recorded by Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini. It was released on his 2006 debut studio album, These Streets. Nutini co-wrote the song with Jim Duguid and Chris Leonard, with Duguid also playing several instruments on the record. The album charted well in the USA, peaking at #48 and #12 on the Billboard 200 and Top Rock Albums charts, respectively. It was produced by Ken Nelson, who is best known for working with Coldplay. Nutini’s album was inspired primarily by his longterm relationship with model girlfriend Teri Brogan.
39. First Day of My Life by Bright Eyes
|Genre||Indie Folk, Acoustic|
|Album||I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning|
“First Day of My Life” is an acoustic love song written by Conor Oberst and recorded by his band Bright Eyes. It was released on their album I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning. The album peaked at #2 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and #10 on the Billboard 200. The music video for the song was recognized by the GLAAD Media Awards for its inclusivity of gay and lesbian couples. The lyrics are about falling in love with someone and feeling like you weren’t really living until you met them.
40. We Danced by Brad Paisley
|Album||Who Needs Pictures|
“We Danced” is one of the best slowdance songs of all time. It was co-written by Brad Paisley and his longtime collaborator, Country Songwriter of the Year award recipient Chris DuBois. It was DuBois’ first of seventeen songs to reach #1. The song climbed to #29 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The lyrics tell the story of a young couple that meet afterhours one night at a bar. The young lady came back for her forgotten purse, and the two hit it off instantly. They shared a slow dance before the barkeep returned her purse. The song captures the feeling of love at first sight.
41. Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton
|Genre||Country, Blues Rock, Soul|
Originally recorded by David Allen Coe, “Tennessee Whiskey” was co-written by Dean Dillon and Linda Hargrove. The song was subsequently covered by country legend George Jones and became a staple at his concerts. Allen Coe and Jones gave a memorable performance the song together at the first Farm Aid concert in 1985. Chris Stapleton recorded his R&B-inspired version of the song on his album Traveler. But it wasn’t until Stapleton performed the song as a duet with Justin Timberlake at the 2015 CMA Awards that the song reached peak popularity. After the awards show, “Tennessee Whiskey” topped Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and has been certified 13x Multi-Platinum.
42. Head Over Feet by Alanis Morissette
|Album||Jagged Little Pill|
“Head Over Feet” is a song about falling in love with your best friend. It was co-written by Alanis Morissette and Glen Ballard, who also produced the breakthrough album. In addition to being ranked as one of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, it won Grammy Awards for Album of the Year and Best Rock Album. “Head Over Feet” was Morissette’s first #1 hit when it topped the Billboard Adult Top 40 and also the Mainstream Top 40 charts. The lyrics describe the beginning of a romantic relationship between Alanis and her best friend, who had only recently become her lover. If you’re looking for falling in love songs that are super cute, you’ll love this one.
43. Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me for Me) by Blessed Union of Souls
|Album||Walking Off the Buzz|
What’s better than falling in love? Having your partner truly love and accept you for who you are on the inside, regardless of how you look, the numbers in your bank account, or the friends you keep. “Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me for Me)” is a song about just that. It was written by Blessed Union of Souls members Eliot Sloan and Jeff Pence, alongside producer Emosia. The alternative rock love ballad peaked at #8 and #16 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 and Adult Top 40 charts, respectively.
44. I Want to Know What Love Is by Foreigner
“I Want to Know What Love Is” was written by guitarist Mick Jones and recorded by his band Foreigner. The song was a massive hit around the world, including in the USA, where it reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Mainstream Rock charts. Mick Jones wrote the song at three in the morning and believes it was written by a higher force and sent through him to share with the world. Covered by artists from Wynonna Judd to Mariah Carey, “I Want to Know What Love Is” is considered one of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
45. I Believe in a Thing Called Love by The Darkness
|Album||Permission to Land|
“I Believe in a Thing Called Love” is a rocking love ballad written and recorded by British rock band the Darkness. It is considered one of the best hard rock songs of all time and features epic electric guitar playing. The futuristic music video has the band performing the song on a spaceship while battling aliens. As of early 2023, the video has over 26 million views on YouTube. Even more impressive, the song has nearly 200 million streams on Spotify. It became a #1 hit in the UK and charted fairly well in the USA, peaking at #9 on the Billboard Alternative Airplay chart.
46. Like I’m Gonna Lose You by Meghan Trainor (Featuring John Legend)
“Like I’m Gonna Lose You” is a country soul ballad recorded by Meghan Trainor, featuring the guest vocals of John Legend. It’s much different than the doo-wop sound of Trainor’s first international hit, “All About the Bass.” Trainor says that she wrote the song after having a dream in which she lost a loved one, only to wake up in relief that it was just a dream. She then determines not to take anything for granted, especially the love of her partner. The song became a Top 10 hit on four separate Billboard charts and was certified 4x Multi-Platinum. This is a great song because it’s about gratitude and remembering to appreciate what we have.
47. Die A Happy Man by Thomas Rhett
|Genre||Country Pop, Soft Rock|
“Die A Happy Man” is a song about living a fulfilled life as long as you are with the person you love. It was co-written and recorded by Thomas Rhett and dedicated to his wife Lauren Gregory. He met his future wife in the sixth grade and the two dated briefly in high school. It wasn’t until both of them found themselves in and out of other serious relationships that they decided to rekindle their love. The song went to #1 on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs charts and was certified 7x Multi-Platinum.
48. Wanted by Hunter Hayes
Just a week after turning 21, Hunter Hayes earned his first #1 record on country radio with the song “Wanted,” making him the youngest solo make act to do so. Hayes co-wrote the song with fellow Louisianan, Troy Verges. Hunter Hayes admitted the song was written as a love letter to confess his feelings for a girl he liked at the time. They didn’t end up together, but Hayes fared well with his hit single. The song was certified 5x Multi-Platinum and is ranked #3 by Billboard magazine on their list of the Greatest Hot Country Songs of All Time.
49. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You by Frankie Valli
|Album||Frankie Valli: Solo|
“Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” was written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio of the Four Seasons. It was recorded by their fellow band member Frankie Valli for his 1967 solo album. The song earned Valli a gold record and spent a week atop the Billboard Hot 100. It’s one of the best love songs ever recorded and is known for its soft, melodic verses, which build to a belting, dramatic chorus where Valli proclaims his love for his partner. “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” has been covered by artists from DIana Ross and the Temptations, to Lauryn Hill and Julio Iglesias.
50. Do Friends Fall In Love by Rachael & Vilray
|Genre||Classic Jazz, Pop Standards|
|Album||Rachael & Vilray|
“Do Friends Fall In Love” is a song written and recorded by Rachael Price and Vilray. Price is best known as being the lead singer of the band Lake Street Dive. The two initially met while they were both studying music at the New England Conservatory. They connected years later through their love of vintage 1930s and 1940s jazz and pop standards. “Do Friends Fall In Love” is a song about two best friends taking their relationship to the next level and realizing how much they love each other. Vilray’s talent for writing old-timey sounding songs, along with Price’s brilliant jazz vocals makes this song a must-listen.
51. I Met A Girl by William Michael Morgan
Meeting the right person can change your world forever. William Michael Morgan’s recording of “I Met A Girl” captures this phenomenon perfectly. Originally co-written and recorded by Sam Hunt for his mixtape Between the Pines, Morgan’s version features his undeniable baritone that lends credence to the heartfelt lyrics. “I Met A Girl” charted well in the USA, peaking at #1 and #8 on the Billboard Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs charts, respectively. The song spent an incredible 58 weeks on country radio airwaves before finally earning Morgan a #1 record, making it the longest climb to the top ever.
52. Maggie May by Rod Stewart
|Genre||Soft Rock, Folk Rock|
|Album||Every Picture Tells a Story|
The woman’s name was not Maggie May, and Stewart says the song’s title is taken from “‘Maggie Mae,’ an old Liverpudlian folk song about a prostitute.” Contrary to the character in the song, Rod Stewart did not return to school and instead continued to pursue his career in music. The woman’s name was not Maggie May, and Stewart says the song’s title is taken from “‘Maggie Mae,’ an old Liverpudlian folk song about a prostitute.” Contrary to the character in the song, Rod Stewart did not return to school and instead continued to pursue his career in music.
53. Love You Madly by Cake
|Genre||Rock, Pop, Funk|
Written by the lead singer of the band Cake, John McCrea, “Love You Madly” was released on the band’s 2001 album Comfort Eagle. The album peaked at #13 on the Billboard 200 chart, thanks in large part to the Platinum certified song “Short Skirt/Long Jacket.” The lyrics seem to be influenced by Bob Dylan’s “All I Really Want to Do,” as John McCrea sings about all of the things he doesn’t want to change about his lover or their relationship. He just wants to love his partner and not worry about any of the uncertainties that come with modern dating.
54. Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop by Landon Pigg
|Genre||Indie Pop, Easy Listening|
|Album||The Boy Who Never|
“Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop” is a declarative love song written and recorded by Landon Pigg. It was first released as a single and later appeared on Pigg’s 2009 album The Boy Who Never. It’s a simple and sweet song driven mainly by an acoustic guitar and piano. The lyrics tell the story of falling in love at a coffee shop. Some places we frequent as part of our daily routines, and may not know why we enjoy going there so much until we meet a special person there and the reason becomes clear. The song peaked at #33 on the Billboard Adult Pop Top 40 chart.
55. Sweet Pea by Amos Lee
|Genre||Folk Rock, Neo Soul|
|Album||Supply and Demand|
“Sweet Pea” was written and recorded by Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter Amos Lee. You may remember hearing it in an ad campaign for AT&T. Lee got his big break after opening for Norah Jones and later Bob Dylan. After his first album was released, Rolling Stone named Amos Lee one of the Top 10 Artists to Watch. “Sweet Pea” is equal parts folk and soul. Lee’s vocals will have you wishing this song about the apple of his eye were just a bit longer than its two-minute playing time.
56. Mess Is Mine by Vancy Joy
|Genre||Indie Pop, Indie Folk|
|Album||Dream Your Life Away|
“Mess Is Mine” is a song about accepting the good and bad characteristics of someone you love. When you’re in a loving relationship, you take on all aspects of their personality. The song was written by Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy and released on his 2014 album Dream Your Life Away. The song was a top 40 hit on three separate Billboard charts, including its best performance, where it reached #8 on the Billboard Rock Airplay chart. A couple of years after its release, the single was certified Platinum by the RIAA.
57. Hands Down by Dashboard Confessional
|Genre||Alternative Rock, Acoustic, Emo|
|Album||A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar|
If you want a song about falling in love at first sight, this one’s for you. “Hands Down” is a song written and recorded by Dashboard Confessional frontman Chris Carrabba. First released as an acoustic version on the So Impossible EP, the song was re-recorded with the full band and re-released in the Summer of 2003. It delivered Dashboard and Carrabba their first Top 10 hit, peaking at #8 on the Billboard Adult Airplay chart. The lyrics reflect the heart-on-sleeve, emotional storytelling that has become a staple in Chris Carrabba’s career. They tell the story of the best date the narrator had ever been on.
58. You Are The Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne
|Genre||Folk Rock, Folk Blues|
|Album||Gossip in the Grain|
Perhaps my favorite karaoke song of all time, “You Are The Best Thing,” is a high-hearted song co-written and recorded by Ray LaMontagne. It was released as the first single to his 2008 album Gossip in the Grain. The song features a lively horn section that complements LaMontagne’s signature gritty vocals. “You Are The Best Thing” climbed to #5 on the Billboard Adult Alternative Songs chart. It has since been certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. The lyrics are about coming home to your partner after a long day and simply being happy to be with the love of your life.
59. Do You Remember by Jack Johnson
|Genre||Soft Rock, Acoustic Rock|
|Album||In Between Dreams|
“Do You Remember” appeared on Jack Johnson’s 2x Multi-Platinum album, In Between Dreams, which earned Johnson a #1 record in the UK and #2 hit in the US. It’s an endearing acoustic guitar-driven song that reminisces on the growth and passing landmarks of a relationship. Sometimes we meet someone and fall for them almost instantly. Jack sings about not wanting to lose that special person as he realizes how great they can be together. Johnson admits the song was written for and about his wife, who he met while attending college at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
60. Let’s Fall In Love by Frank Sinatra
|Genre||Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop|
Originally recorded by Art Jarrett and Ann Sothern for the 1933 film of the same name, “Let’s Fall In Love” is considered a jazz standard. The music was written by Harold Arlen, and the lyrics by Ted Koehler. It has been covered by artists from Ella Fitzgerald to Rod Stewart and Art Garfunkel, but it is Frank Sinatra’s version that stands out above the rest. Ol’ Blue Eyes has a way of bringing words to life, and it’s records like “Let’s Fall In Love” that helped cement Sinatra as one of the greatest singers of the 20th century.
61. Love Is In The Air by John Paul Young
|Album||Love Is In The Air|
Written and produced by the dynamic hit-making duo Harry Vanda and George Young, “Love Is In The Air” was recorded by Scottish-Australian pop singer John Paul Young. The songwriting team is also known for producing the early work of George’s brother, Angus Young, and his band AC/DC. “Love Is In The Air” earned John Paul Young a #1 hit when it topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and even peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2017, the song received the honor of being inducted into Australia’s National Film and Sound Archive.
62. Could It Be I’m Falling In Love by The Spinners
|Genre||Philadelphia Soul, R&B|
Co-written by songwriter brothers Mervin and Melvin Steals, also known as Lyric and Mystro, “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love” was recorded by the Michigan-based R&B group The Spinners. The song peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Best Selling Soul Singles chart. Falling in love is a transformative event. For many people, the only thing that matters after meeting someone special is developing a relationship with your new love interest. The lyrics set out to reassure the narrator’s partner that they will never leave them behind, as they are what brings them the most joy.
63. I’m A Believer by The Monkees
|Album||More of the Monkees|
Written by Neil Diamond and recorded by the Monkees, “I’m A Believer” went #1 in more than a dozen countries around the world, including the US, where it spent seven weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100. The song was later covered by the pop rock band Smash Mouth and appeared on the soundtrack for the 2001 DreamWorks Animation film Shrek. “I’m A Believer” is about being a skeptic of love and romance until you finally meet the right person, and it changes your attitude about love forever.
64. Beautiful Crazy by Luke Combs
|Album||This One’s for You Too|
Co-written by Luke Combs, Robert Williford, and longtime Zac Brown Band collaborator Wyatt Durrette, “Beautiful Crazy” was recorded by Combs and debuted on the re-release of his first album, This One’s for You Too. The song went to #1 and spent seven weeks atop the Billboard Country Airplay chart. The success of “Beautiful Crazy” made Luke Combs the first artist to have their first five singles reach #1. The lyrics are about loving someone for all of their traits, even the ones that other people may find crazy.
65. Blue Clear Sky by George Strait
|Album||Blue Clear Sky|
The King of Country Music is back with another song about falling in love. “Blue Clear Sky” was co-written by Bob DiPiero, Mark D. Sanders, and John Jarrard. According to DiPiero, it was inspired by a scene in the classic film Forrest Gump where Forrest’s romantic interest, Jenny, comes back into his life out of nowhere. Recorded by George Strait and released on his album of the same name, “Blue Clear Sky” is a song about finding love when you had given up on it and when you are least expecting it.
66. That’s Amore by Dean Martin
|Album||Dean Martin Sings|
Since its release in 1953, “That’s Amore” has been one of the most popular songs about falling in love. It was composed by Harry Warren, with lyrics written by Jack Brooks. The song was recorded by Dean Martin and made its premier in the sports musical comedy film The Caddy, starring Martin and Jerry Lewis. It was nominated by the Academy Awards for Best Original Song and reached #2 on the Billboard charts. Decades after its release, Jerry Lewis admitted to secretly paying the songwriting duo $30,000 under the table to write a big song for his buddy Dean. The rest, as they say, is history.
67. I Want to Hold Your Hand by The Beatles
|Genre||Pop, Rock and Roll|
“I Want to Hold Your Hand” is the song that put the Beatles on the map and launched Beatlemania around the world. It was their first single to reach #1 in the USA, and by the time the Beatles performed the song on the Ed Sullivan show two months after its release, the British Invasion of the American music industry had officially begun. Co-written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, “I Want to Hold Your Hand” was the Beatles’ best-selling single ever, with sales in excess of 12 million worldwide.
68. I Like It, I Love It by Tim McGraw
|Genre||Country, Country Rock|
|Album||All I Want|
Recorded by Tim McGraw for his 1995 album All I Want, “I Like It, I Love It” tells the story of a couple’s first date at the county fair. McGraw recounts all of the things he would normally be doing, like hanging with friends and watching baseball games, but is instead spending all his time with his new girlfriend. She’s bringing out the best in him, and he’s hoping that their relationship keeps progressing. The song gave Tim McGraw his third #1 hit when it topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It has also been certified Platinum by the RIAA.
69. I Would Do Anything for You by Foster The People
“I Would Do Anything for You” was co-written by Mark Foster, frontman of the band Foster The People, alongside producers Paul Epworth and Tony Hoffer. It appeared on the band’s 2x Multi-Platinum certified album Torches. The record earned Foster a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Music Album. It went to #1 on both the Billboard Top Alternative Albums chart as well as the Top Rock Albums chart. The lyrics to “I Would Do Anything for You” are about trusting your lover with your life and happiness.
70. Crazy In Love by Beyoncé
|Genre||Pop, Hip Hop, R&B|
|Album||Dangerously in Love|
“Crazy In Love” begins with a loud horn section that sounds like it’s welcoming royalty to the court. In many ways, this is the song that made Beyoncé Queen B. It was her second collaboration with her future-husband Jay-Z. The song was a major hit around the world but performed exceptionally well in the US, where it would go on to become 6x Multi-Platinum certified. Incredibly, it went to #1 on six different Billboard charts, including the Hot 100. The Grammy Award-winning song was recently ranked by Rolling Stone as the sixteenth greatest song of all time.
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