Best Love Songs
We fall back on love songs to express sentiments that perhaps in real life, we find it hard to put into words. In most cases they are penned by the songwriter having gone through the experience and some of the best love songs have been the ones that are an account of a personal experience or emotion. The songs with meaningful lyrics are touching, comforting, and uplifting all at the same time.
The most powerful memories are evoked when you listen to a love song that takes you back in time to reminisce a special person or moment. It will overwhelm you with that warm and happy feeling that only a love song can bring.
We all have that special song with our significant other that either brought us together or reminds you of a special and important milestone of your relationship. These songs of love could either be current modern hits ruling the chart or evergreen classics or even a one hit wonder which finds itself in all the romantic playlists.
There is no argument that sometimes a song can say things better than you can. Invariably, the first dance at every wedding is a love song, carefully chosen by the couple. Of course the ultimate say in the matter is always and every time that of the bride. Choosing the right love song at your wedding is very important and sets the tone for things to follow.
When you do a search online for love songs, you are bound to get a lot many songs from your father and grandfather’s era. While, you may have a more contemporary taste and would like to sample the newer versions and that’s why you are reading this article. You can find a sea of current romantic songs on the radio. Here we have carefully selected a bunch of the best love songs from the recent times with artists like Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber.
These are our absolute favorites that have been big hits in the last few years and we have also included some older tracks. So here is the list of the best love songs.
Lover by Taylor Swift
This is the title track is from the seventh album of Taylor Swift that was released in 2019. The song is a romantic ballad in which Taylor Swift apparently is talking about her British actor boyfriend Joe Alwyn. Her romantic relationships have always been at the center of her music and here she declares her joy at finding long-lasting love. In an interview she revealed the record is “a love letter’ to love, in all of its maddening, passionate, exciting, enchanting, horrific, tragic, wonderful glory.” This song is perfect for those wedding vows and the first dance. The love song is sweet, slow, and has a youthful quality to it that we simply love. The song is also a hot favorite and perfect for people like me who cannot dance.
Can’t Help Falling In Love with You By Haley Reinhart
The song is one of the most popular songs of Elvis Presley and the original was released way back in 1961. The song has been played at almost half the weddings ever since and found its self on our wedding video as well. But here we are not talking about the Elvis original but of the latest cover done by Haley Reinhart. The song was released by Haley as the first single for her second studio album – Better. The love song was released in October , 2015 after being used in a commercial for Extra Gum and was a huge success on YouTube and Facebook. Haley Reinhart’s version beautifully blends the vintage sound with the modern to produce one of the best new love songs.
Perfect by Ed Sheeran
You possibly can not have a list of the modern love songs without having a song by Ed Sheeran. The guy who famously slept on a couch in Jamie Foxx’s pad before he became famous, has been ruling the love charts in the recent times. This Ed Sheeran ballad reached the number 1 spot in UK, US and 16 other countries in 2017, the year it was released. The romantic song was written by Sheeran about his wife-to-be Cherry Seaborn, whom he knew from school and then reconnected with when she was working in New York. The video for the song was filmed at an Austrian ski resort and featured Zoey Deutch.
La Vie En Rose By Emily Watts
The song is a 2021 released cover version by the Kent based singer-songwriter Emily Watts. Originally written in 1945 by Edith Piaf in France, La Vie En Rose was translated into English and re-mastered by Emily Watts. The title of the song translated from French to English means ‘Life in Pink’. Emily Watts uses piano and vocals to perform her haunting self-penned songs and this song describes the pink hue that covers life when you fall in love. You see everything through rose colored glasses. This version of the 1945 original is a perfect modern love song and is surely one of the most romantic love songs.
Anyone by Justin Bieber
The song was released in January 2021, as the third single from Justin Bieber’s sixth studio album, Justice. The romantic ballad was written by him about Hailey Baldwin and reached the top 10 on the Billboard charts upon its release. The Rocky inspired video for the song features Zoey Deutch, again for the second time in this list of the top love songs. For the video of the song Justin Bieber spent two days training with a fight coordinator and spent close to three hours each day getting all his tattoos covered up so he would look more accurate to the time period set in the 1940’s. Anyone is a heart-on-the-sleeve love song and is one the best love songs of 2021.
Shouldn’t Matter but It Does by John Mayer
The song is all about reflecting on a relationship and contemplating and pondering over all the things you both should have done but didn’t—and where you could be now if you had. The song is about still having feelings over a relationship that ended a considerable amount of time ago as through the song we can gather some clues as to what drove the two of them apart. The song is from the eighth studio album of John Mayer – Sob Rock, which was released in the summer of 2021.
Deja Vu by Olivia Rodrigo
The song was released in the spring of 2021, as the second single from Olivia Rodrigo’s debut studio album – Sour. The High School Musical Series star keeps churning hits after hits and Deja Vu is one of her best love songs. This relatable song is all about seeing a former love do all the things with their new partner that they used to do with you. Deja Vu debuted at number 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100, marking the second consecutive single from this album to enter the top 10 of the chart, after her song – Drivers License.
Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers
The song was first recorded in 1955 and the music of the song was intended to be used for a film titled Unchained and hence the title of the song. The song has had many cover versions from around the world but the most popular and well-loved is most definitely the one by the Righteous Brothers in 1965. The song reappeared on the US Billboard charts in 1990 after The Righteous Brothers’ recording was used in the box office blockbuster film Ghost, starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. The popularity of the song can be judged by the fact that there have been 1500 recordings of the song by 670 artists in various languages and makes it one of the best love songs of all times.
Something by the Beatles
This was a written by George Harrison and was released in 1969 as part of the album Abbey Road. The song beautifully captures the triumph of infatuation and the tune of this song would become the second-most-covered song of the Beatles after Yesterday. By the late 70s, the song has been by more than 150 artists including James Brown, Elvis Presley, and Frank Sinatra, who famously chose it to be the ‘greatest love song ever written.’ The love song is generally considered a love song to Pattie Boyd, Harrison’s first wife who also featured in the promotional video for the song. There are a number of love songs by the Beatles that were very popular but this remains a true gem for its simple melody and touching lyrics.
The Power of Love by Celine Dion
Another example of a cover version becoming more popular than the original song is this love ballad sung by Celine Dion which was released in 1993 as part of her album The Color of My Love. However, the first release of the song was way back in 1984 by Jennifer Rush who found international success with this her fourth single. The song was a low charter till this version powerfully sung by Celine Dion which made it to number one in the United States, Canada and Australia in 1994. The song has been translated into several languages. The Power of Love is widely considered one of Celine Dion’s signature songs and is part of all her concert performances. The song is a soaring rendition and remains powerful and faithful to the original version and is surely one of the best love songs of all time.
You can be either crushing on someone or currently in a loving relationship and for both the situations you need to rely on love songs to sail through. These carefully chosen new songs about love are great for your ears and your heart.
The best love songs are the ones that speak to you on a personal level. Here we have compiled a playlist of the best new love songs that will surely appeal to your romantic side. If you haven’t already heard them on the radio, then look for them now and share it with your loved one.
If you are trying to find the perfect songs to add to your playlist for your date or your love interest then we have done the heavy lifting for you and put together a list of the 10 romantic love songs for you to choose from. These amazing and beautiful love songs will always remind you about the time you fell in love for the first time and the time spent with that special someone. In all probability, that particular song will be the #1 love song for you.
There are a number of love songs that we have included in the list that were released in 2021. Always by Justin Bieber seems to be the one that topped the charts in many countries and would edge out the rest as the #1 love song of 2021. But that’s just going by the music charts, you may have your own pick.
So when you really need to set the mood, you need to turn to some of the most moving love songs ever recorded. There are a ton of evergreen classics that have stood the test of time but the list above is skewed towards the modern love songs which confidently stake claim to be on any list of the most romantic songs of all time.