27 Songs About Love That Make You Want to Fall Again
Who doesn’t love being in love? When you meet someone you really connect with, it’s hard not to be giddy. You become the friend you were always mildly annoyed by before: The girl who brings their crush/significant other/love interest up in conversation at the weakest connection, the person who starts talking in plural first-person pronouns (We really love that movie! We went to dinner there last week!). In short, you will most likely become insufferable.
But here’s the good news: You generally get a pass. At least in the first few months, your family and friends will understand – and tolerate – your somewhat insane behavior. And even if they don’t, you don’t care because, hey – you’re in love! You have a cool person in your life that wants to hold your hand and cuddle and tell you you’re awesome. Someone who wants to go to brunch together. A person who texts you funny pictures or emails you a video or picks up a book he or she thought you might like. And you get to do all of these things, too, in return, which is just as fun.
Of course, the giddiness fades with time as the relationship becomes deeper, but why not bring back those sweet memories with a little music? Whether you have someone in your life now or just hope that you’ll fall in love someday, here are 27 songs to remind you why new love is one of the strongest, greatest forces in the world.
1. “At Last,” Etta James
This song will give you all the feels. All. The. Feels. Etta, you are a goddess, and your songs are a gift to the world. The world that is in love.
2. “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” Elvis Presley
Who doesn’t love The King? His voice is heavenly in this song. It honestly should make you want to slowly drift asleep with your favorite person in the world, holding hands.
3. “I Say a Little Prayer,” Aretha Franklin
If you’ve ever seen “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” you know why this song is awesome. Enough said.
4. “Drunk in Love,” Beyoncé, Jay-Z
Hey, we’ve all been in the lust phase, right? The I-Can’t-Keep-My-Hands-Off-You-And-I-Don’t-Care-Who-Sees time in your love, usually at the beginning. This song is the perfect soundtrack for that phase. Get it on, girl. Get. It. On.
5. “Love Song,” The Cure
There’s something quite perfect about this song. It’s so wonderfully 80s.
6. “Wonderful Tonight,” Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton, who are you? This song is almost too sweet, with the type of narrative that makes you wish, hope, and pray that someone will someday feel even a fraction of the emotions communicated in this song. Because that would be awesome.
7. “Make You Feel My Love,” Adele
It’s kind of hard to pick just one Adele song for this type of list, but this one is beautiful. Adele’s voice is the kind that is just meant to sing songs about love.
8. “Just The Way You Are,” Billy Joel
This is the music version of that scene in “Bridget Jones’s Diary” when Darcy tells Bridget he likes her “just as you are.” Swooooon.
9. “Baby Love,” The Supremes
There are all types of love. This song speaks to the kind where you’re not really sure if the dude is into you but he sometimes throws you a text at 2:34 a.m., so maybe he actually loves you? Babe, let it go. But know that everyone experiences this type of terrible, gut-wrenching, one-sided love, at least once. This is your anthem.
10. “I’ll Make Love To You,” Boyz II Men
THIS SONG THOUGH.
11. “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” Aerosmith
If there’s one good thing that came out of the 1998 science-fiction-disaster-slash-thriller film Armageddon, it’s this song.
12. “Stuck On You,” Meiko
This song will make you want to ride a tandem bicycle with an adorable person on your way to a perfectly executed picnic on a spring day. It’s just that cute.
13. “You Are The Best Thing,” Ray LaMontagne
When you’re falling hard, that other person can do no wrong. They’re basically The. Best. Person. In. The. World.
14.“Bonfire Heart,” James Blunt
Honestly, this song is way better than that one James Blunt was famous for a few years ago.
15. “You and I,” Ingrid Michaelson
The ukulele. Enough said.
16. “Home,” Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros
The only way to listen to this song is to imagine yourself in some dive bar with a bearded fella, drinking whiskey-lemonades and making out near the ironic Big Buck Hunter game.
17. “Walk Through Hell,” Say Anything
Ugh, one of the best things about being in love is being able to say outlandish things like “I’d walk through hell for you,” and get away with it. Say Anything understands. They totally understand.
18. “I Want to Belong to You,” Katie Herzig
Look, you should definitely be your own, independent person, even when you’re in love, because hey, you belong to no one! But this song is adorable, so, it gets a pass.
19. “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran
Ed says it best: "People fall in love in mysterious ways.” It’s hard to pinpoint the reasoning, but that’s half the fun.
20. “Latch (Acoustic),” Sam Smith
Sam Smith has the voice of an angel. Try not to fall in love with whoever is the closest to you when you’re listening to this song. Just try.
21. “Love Is Beginning,” Imaginary Future
The best part of love is the moment it starts. The part when you realize what’s happening, how you’re feeling, and what it really, truly means for your life.
22. “What I Wouldn’t Do,” A Fine Frenzy
Love makes us do some pretty crazy things. And some adorable things, like bake each other mud pies.
23. “Us,” Regina Spektor
The song that makes you want to find your very own Joseph Gordon-Levitt, a la (500) Days of Summer
24. “P.D.A. (We Just Don’t Care),” John Legend
We all know that kissing on the subway is not cute when you’re not the one doing it, but that won’t stop us when we have someone to do it with.
25. “Be My Baby,” The Ronettes
This song should make you want to put your hair in a killer bouffant, apply some classic red lipstick and go to the drive-in with your honey.
26. “That Thing You Do!,” The Wonders
Warning: This song will 100% be stuck in your head for days after hearing it.
27. “I Will Always Love You,” Whitney Houston
There’s no one better than Whitney. And there’s no love song better than this one. Case closed.