Love is the strongest and the most magical of all emotions that we have the ability to experience. There are a million ways to say “I love you” to someone but often, when the time comes, even those millions ways seem too less. Those three words are said millions of times everyday across the globe, more often through small little gestures than actually saying them out loud. People say it in own different ways. Some use flowers and chocolates, some use more expensive gifts like jewelry and watches, and sometimes, just a peck on the cheek is enough. Then there is my favorite kind of people: who say it through music.
Music and love have this unspoken intimate relationship that has existed ever since music was first produced. In the earlier times, their coexistence could be seen in the poems of the famous poets. Then, songs began being produced of different genres. Rock songs and pop songs were the two major favorite categories through the 60s, 70s and 80s. Both these genres saw the release of thousands of songs which spoke- sometimes directly, sometimes indirectly- of love of all sorts. Then, the world saw the prominent appearance of other genres- some of them sub- categories of rock and pop (more or less). Again, most of these genres often saw the release of songs that spoke of love. Even today, almost every other day, some band or artist releases a love song with a catchy tune.
All in all, quite evidently, love and music are inseparable. So, if you’re looking to say those three special words to someone, choosing a song to get the idea across is one of those more romantic ways of doing it.
Finally, here we have list of some amazing romantic love songs you can choose to dedicate to your special someone:
10. Love Story- Taylor Swift
This is a song from the album Fearless that was released by Taylor Swift in the year 2008. The song was written by Taylor Swift and produced by Nathan Chapman, along with Swift. Taylor Swift wrote this song about a love interest of hers who wasn’t accepted as well by her friends and family. Taylor related the circumstances to William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. However, she replaced Romeo and Juliet’s originally tragic ending with a happy one. The lyrics, of course, are from the viewpoint of Taylor as Juliet. The song was a critical as well as a huge commercial success, selling over 8 million copies worldwide. It’s a nice song, and is quite suitable to dedicate to someone.
9. Faster- Matt Nathanson
Faster is a song that was released in the year 2011 by Matt Nathanson and was recorded for his studio album Modern Love. It falls under the genre of soft rock and acoustic. It is a very upbeat song that talks of the more playful aspects of love. Matt uses imagery to compare his apparent lover to the little joys of life like sundaes and strawberry bubblegum. The chorus sings “You make my heart beat faster”. Unfortunately, the song only reached a peak position of 84 in the USA Billboard Hot 100, when it deserved to go higher.
8. I Will Always Love You- Whitney Houston
The song was originally recorded by famous American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton in 1974. Whitney Houston recorded this song in 1992 for the soundtrack of The Bodyguard, her film debut. Whitney’s version was a worldwide success. It reached number 49 on Billboard’s “Greatest Songs Of All Time”. The song is sung beautifully by Houston. It is a song about letting go of someone who you love and always love, but not wanting to let go. The lyrics convey that in an amazing way. It’s a song for those of you who believe love stays forever, no matter what happens. Definitely a song powerful enough to mend damaged relationships.
7. I Knew I Loved You- Savage Garden
I Knew I Loved You is a song recorded by the well known Australian pop duo Savage Garden. It was released as the second single from their second studio album Affirmation. The song received immense success as soon as it was released, taking it straight to number one in the Billboard Hot 100. Its music video was recorded on a New York City Subway set and featured he famous Spider-Man actress Kirsten Dunst and Darren Hayes. It is an amazing pop- adult contemporary song with brilliant lyrics and composition. If you haven’t already, it’s worth a listen!
6. Breathless- Shayne Ward
Breathless is a song by the English singer Shayne Ward that was released in November, 2007 as the second single from his studio album Breathless. Breathless speaks of a woman so wonderful and gorgeous, that she can take a man’s breath away. It is speculated that Ward conceived the song possibly during his relationship with his then-wife Faye McKeever. There comes a point in the song when Ward strikes a note so high that it leaves the listener awestruck, wondering if it is even humanly possible to do so. An awesome song with dreamy lyrics, it is one of the most apt songs to dedicate to your lover.
5. A Thousand Years- Christina Perri
This is a song by the popular American singer-songwriter Christina Perri and David Hodges. It is taken from the album The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. It was released in October 2011. It is played in the movie during a wedding scene of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. The song has magical lyrics complimented exquisitely with the ever so mesmerizing voice of Christina Perri. It speaks of the eternal existence of love and how it continues to live on even after us. A beautiful sentiment, wouldn’t you say?
4. Shiver- Coldplay
Shiver was written and recorded by Coldplay in 1999 and was released in March, 2000. It was a part of their debut album Parachutes which was produced by Coldplay along with Ken Nelson. The song falls under the genre- alternative rock and post Britpop. There are several theories behind the inspiration for the song; some say it was Chris Martin (band’s lead singer) teenage girlfriend, other say it was Natalie Imbruglia, the woman he was linked to back then. Whatever the inspiration may be, Coldplay managed to produce one of their most genius songs in Shiver. It’s a song about a guy loving a girl who doesn’t even notice him. Something quite a few of us can relate to, right?
3. All of Me- John Legend
This song is from the fourth studio album of the American artist, John Legend. The song was co-written by Toby Gad and co-produced by Dave Tozer. It was released in 2013 and is dedicated to John’s wife Chrissy Teigen. It speaks beautifully of the sentiment of love and how someone can love another person disregarding their imperfections. Give it a listen and you’ll know exactly why it’s on this list.
2. Yellow- Coldplay
Yellow is again a song by the British alternative rock band Coldplay. It’s the same albums as Shiver, i.e., Parachutes. The song was recorded in March 2000 and released in the month of June. The song’s lyrics are reportedly a reference to the band lead singer- Chris Martin’s unrequited love. Along with soothing music, the song has lyrics like “For you I’d bleed myself dry” which strike a chord every time you listen to it.
1. I Won’t Give Up- Jason Mraz
I Won’t Give Up is a single from the studio album ‘Love Is a Four Letter Word’ by Jason Mraz released in January, 2013. The song was co-written by Mraz and Michael Natter and reached number 8 on Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song is a ray of hope for all those who are having troubles with their relationship and is quite inspirational. It’s a favorite among many and is one the best songs to slow dance to with your partner. Mushy lyrics, melodious tune and amazing voice- this song has got all the ingredients for the perfect love song.