Love is beautiful. The stomach does somersaults, the heart races, and it makes you do things you wouldn’t have imagined yourself doing earlier. You look for romantic articles and start listening to love songs. Suddenly, every song speaks directly to you about your relationship and every lyric make so much more sense. So roses are red, violets are blue and here’s ten best love songs, just for you.
1.CHASING CARS – SNOW PATROL
If I lay here.
If I just lay here,
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?”
When you’re in love, you feel like you’re on top of the world, that if you just have your love next to you, everything else is just background noise. This desire for the other person to feel the same way is beautifully brought out in Chasing Cars. The gentle build-up of the song leaves you gasping for more.
2. MY HEART WILL GO ON – CELINE DION
“Once more you open the door
And you’re here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on.”
Near, far, wherever you are, there’s a part of your brain that’s probably still playing “My Heart Will Go On” on an endless loop. One of the most iconic love songs of all times, you listen to it once and get back all kinds of memories and feels.
3. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU – WHITNEY HOUSTON
“Please don’t cry,
We both know I’m not what you, you need
And I… will always love you.”
The song is very powerful and full of emotions. The lyrics are heartfelt in the sense that the singer will always love the person she is singing to, even though she knows that they are not right for each other and she must let him go. Very heartbreaking and yet so beautiful. Love makes us and then it breaks us. It definitely makes the world go round.
4. I DON’T WANNA MISS A THING – AEROSMITH
“Don’t want to close my eyes
I don’t want to fall asleep
‘Cause I’d miss you baby
And I don’t want to miss a thing”
The song describes how if you love someone, you should never allow yourself to miss that person. The lyrics state that the person doesn’t want to miss a thing by falling asleep, because his reality is better than his dreams. One of the greatest hits of the 90’s.
5. WONDERFUL TONIGHT ERIC CLAPTON
“We go to a party and everyone turns to see
This beautiful lady that’s walking around with me.
And then she asks me, “Do you feel all right?”
And I say, “Yes, I feel wonderful tonight.”
A fixture at proms and weddings, Eric Clapton wrote Wonderful Tonight’ while waiting for his girlfriend, Pattie to get ready for a night out. The song’s narrator has too much to drink and has to be carried home by his unnamed love. But all’s well that ends well, because through his aching head, the narrator tells his love twice, “Oh my darling, you were wonderful tonight.”
6. TRULY MADLY DEEPLY SAVAGE GARDEN
“I want to stand with you on a mountain
I want to bathe with you in the sea
I want to live like this forever
Until the sky falls down on me.”
Who can’t admit to humming along to this super-earnest mid-tempo ballad in the 90s? Well, if you are in love with your beloved truly, madly and deeply, you should definitely give this song a listen.
7. BRUNO MARS – JUST THE WAY YOU ARE
“When I see your face
There’s not a thing that I would change
‘Cause you’re amazing
Just the way you are.
Bruno Mars gave us the best dating advice: If you think someone is beautiful, you should tell him/her every day. What an incredible way to make someone’s day. We don’t really need to dress up and wear makeup to look beautiful. We’re all very beautiful just the way we are.
8. ALL I WANT IS YOU – U2
“But all the promises we make
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you.”
The song is a journey in itself. Instead of leading, Bono’s voice is following his instrumental accompaniments like gentle footsteps. The song is delivered in musically diverse, passionate portions. It’s everything you want to say, summed up into five words, All I Want Is You.
9. ALL OF ME – JOHN LEGEND
“Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections”
‘All of me’ tugs in our heart strings like no other. John Legend, known for his soulful voice and simple piano accompaniment, has always been loved for sensitivity and the heart he puts to his lyrics. The lyrics emphasizes on being committed and loving to a person fully not partly. Give all you have. Fall in love with everything you have got.
10. A THOUSAND YEARS – CHRISTINA PERRI
“I have died every day waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more.”
Christina Perri’s poetic lyric about finally getting her moment alone with the person she loves, is truly beautiful. We must love knowing there are risks involved, how else can we love if we are not afraid to fall. The lyrics are as heart touching as the tune.
You now know what your playlist needs. Some love and some good music.
– SHRAMONA PODDAR