40 Best Songs About Falling In Love (Because It's The Best Feeling In The World)

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songs about falling in love

Let your heart sing.

Often times when that song comes on, our minds immediately float off to the one person in our lives. Heck, I didn’t even know I still had feelings for my ex until Usher's “You Got It Bad” came on one day while I was I driving. There's nothing like being on a three-hour car ride with nothing but you and your thoughts.

Somehow, music has the ability to whimsically serenade lyrics onto us that we just can’t put into words ourselves. Love hurts, but it also is the best feeling in the world, right? And 90 percent of the music out there are songs about falling in love.

Here are 40 of the best love songs that will get stuck in your head and make your heart sing.

1. 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

And when you smile

The whole world stops and stares for a while

'Cause girl you're amazing

Just the way you are

When you're in love, your person is always amazing. Time stands still and everything just seems perfect. 

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2. Savage Garden - "Truly Madly Deeply"

And when the stars are shining brightly in the velvet sky,

I'll make a wish send it to heaven then make you want to cry

The tears of joy for all the pleasure and the certainty

That we're surrounded by the comfort and protection of

The highest power, in lonely hours, the tears devour you

This song is very intense, but isn't that just the feeling of love anyway? It's the best.

3. Bon Iver – "Skinny Love"

I tell my love to wreck it all

Cut out all the ropes and let me fall

My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my

Right in the moment this order's tall

If you haven't listened to this song, do yourself a favor and just do it. It's hard to NOT think about the person you're in love with while listening.

4. The Lumineers – "Ho Hey"

I don't think you're right for him

Think of what it might have been if we

Took a bus to Chinatown

I'd be standin' on Canal and Bowery 

She'd be standin' next to me 

Upbeat with a happy tune. The lyrics and the melody are the perfect combination to daydream about lover-boy/girl. 

5. Ingrid Michaelson – "You and I"

Oh, let's get rich and buy our parents

Homes in the South of France

Let's get rich and give everybody nice sweaters

And teach them how to dance

Let's get rich and build our house on a mountain

Making everybody look like ants

From way up there, you and I, you and I

Even if you're not falling in love right now, you'll feel like you are after listening to this song. 

6. Ellie Goulding – "How Long Will I Love You"

How long will I love you

As long as stars are above you

And longer if I can

How long will I need you

As long as the seasons need to

Follow their plan

Yearning, longing, loving — Goulding always just knows the right words to say about love when you can't find them yourself. 

7. St Lucia – "All Eyes On You"

'Cause I hope

We will never have to take back

What we said in the night

I hope that I will always have

All eyes on you

Know that I will take what I can

When you are there standing by

Soft, spoken in the dead of night

All eyes on you

Upbeat and addicting. All eyes on you for when you have your eyes locked on your loved one. 

8. Bill Withers – "Just the Two of Us"

I see the crystal raindrops fall

And the beauty of it all

Is when the sun comes shining through

To make those rainbows in my mind

When I think of you sometime

And I want to spend some time with you

This song speaks of the feelings you get in the honeymoon stage. Rainbows in my mind? I mean, come on. 

9. Tim McGraw – "It’s Your Love"

Oh, it's a beautiful thing

Don't think I can keep it all in

I've just gotta let you know

What it is that won't let me go

How can I make a list for songs about falling in love and not include Tim McGraw? It's expected and you're welcome. 

10. Jason Derulo – "Marry Me"

And you know one of these days when I get my money right

Buy you everything and show you all the finer things in life

Will forever be enough, so there ain't no need to rush

But one day, I won't be able to ask you loud enough

This song has become very popular for obvious reasons. People everywhere are falling in love and all over themslves. We just can't seem to pull ourselves together listening to this.

11. Damien Rice – "I Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You"

And so it is, just like you said it would be

Life goes easy, on me, most of the time

I can’t take my eyes off of you

I can’t take my eyes off of you

Beautiful and almost haunting. Just the words "I can't keep my eyes off of you" will make your heart pull. 

12. Rihanna – "We Found Love"

Shine a light through an open door

Love and life I will divide

Turn away 'cause I need you more

Feel the heartbeat in my mind

So what? You met your boyfriend at a dive bar and you're head over heels in love with him. Rihanna knew what she was talking about when she said "we found love in a hopeless place."

13. Twenty One Pilots – "I Can’t Help Falling in Love"

Wise men say only fools rush in

But I can’t help falling in love with you

Like a river flows surely to the sea

Darling so it goes, some things are meant to be.

A remake of the oldie, but still so good. Falling in love happens fast, that's why it's called falling. And you can't help it!

14. Leo Sayer – "More Than I Can Say"

I miss you ev'ry single day

Why must my life be filled with sorrow

Oh love you more than I can say

Sometimes you're falling in love, and sometimes it hurts when things aren't quite aligned. This song speaks of that feeling.

15. Alison Sudol – "Almost Lover"

We walked along a crowded street

You took my hand and danced with me


And when you left, you kissed my lips

You told me you would never, never forget

These images

This song will speak to anyone who has fallen in love but nothing progresses. It just leaves you falling. 

16. Beyoncé – "Crazy in Love"

When I talk to my friends so quietly

Who he think he is? Look at what you did to me

Tennis shoes don't even need to buy a new dress

If you ain;t there, ain't nobody there to impress

It's the way that you know what I thought I knew

It's the beat my heart skips when I'm with you

Beyoncé knows a thing or two about love and we love that this song is about Jay Z and has Jay Z in it. And who doesn't want to have a relationship like them?

17. Ke$ha – "Your Love is My Drug"

What you've got, boy, is hard to find

I think about it all the time

I'm all strung out, my heart is fried

I just can't get you off my mind

Love is addicting, much like a drug is. This song is all about that hard to resist feeling of falling in love with someone. 

18. Amy Shark – "Adore"

Get me a drink, I get drunk off one sip 

Just so I can adore you

I want the entire street out of town 

Just so I can be alone with you

Now go when your ready my heads 

Getting heavy pressed against your arm

I adore you

I mean, it's just such a good song. Reminiscent of being young and falling in love, feeling like the whole world melts away and it's just you and that one person. 

19. Paramore – "Still Into You"

'Cause after all this time

I'm still into you

I should be over all the butterflies, but I'm into you

And even baby on your worst nights

I'm into you

When you're in love, no matter for how long, that person just has the ability to do no wrong. That's love for ya. 

20. Snow Patrol – "Chasing Cars"

If I lay here

If I just lay here

Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

There's two reasons why people in love just want to lay in bed all day: you want to be near that person away from everyone else, and... you know.

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21. Ed Sheeran – "Shape of You"

I'm in love with the shape of you

We push and pull like a magnet do

Although my heart is falling too

I'm in love with your body

This might be the only song that is played on the radio to this day, yet it is the perfect song about falling in love and the instant attraction that goes with it. 

22. Chester See – "I’m Falling For You"

Cause every time I'm near you I just seem to lose my head

And spend my time admiring instead

Biologically speaking, our brains do funny things when we're in love. We get kind of stupid and goo-goo eyed, and you know what? That's okay!

23. Selena Gomez – "Love You Like a Love Song"

You are beautiful

Like a dream come alive, incredible

A centerfold miracle, lyrical

You saved my life again

This song is like when you realize for the first time that you actually are falling for this person.

24. Ben Rector – "Forever Like That"

Well, I wanna love you, forever I do

I wanna spend all of my days with you

Will carry your burdens and be the wind at your back

Well, I wanna spend my forever, forever like that

Falling in love or in a committed relationship, this song goes the extra mile. Forever, baby!

25. John Paul Young – "Love is in the Air"

Love is in the air, everywhere I look around

Love is in the air, every sight and every sound

The birds chirp, the sun shines, you say, "Good morning!" to strangers. Yeah, love makes everything better, including your outlook. 

26. Foster the People – "I Would Do Anything For You"

I don't know what the plan is

But you can share with me

'Cause I'll be listening here

To everything you say, I won't turn away

And I listen, open up my heart and

I must say that I love you, so

When you're falling in love with someone, you are just naturally going to make yourself available anyway you can for that person. This song speaks of that. 

27. Maroon 5 – "Love Somebody"

I know your insides are feeling so hollow

And it's a hard pill for you to swallow, yeah

But if I fall for you, I'll never recover

If I fall for you, I'll never be the same

Another one of the best love songs that has become super popular. It's about that love in your life that just changes everything, and nothing will ever be the same. 

28. Dylan Scott – "My Girl"

Every night before she goes to bed

She hits her knees and bows her head

Thanks the Lord for another day

I just thank him for my girl

When you're falling in love, it's easy to feel grateful for what you have in your life. I mean, that's what life is all about. 

29. Bright Eyes – "First Day of My Life"

Yours was the first face that I saw

I think I was blind before I met you

I don't know where I am, I don't know where I've been

But I know where I want to go

Often times when we fall in love, it's as if it's the first time even if we've been in love before.

30. Frankie Valli – "Can’t Take My Eyes Off You"

At long last love has arrived

And I thank God I'm alive

You're just too good to be true

Can't take my eyes off you

Another goo-goo-eyed love song. I guess we all do "the love stare" when we're falling. Feast your eyes and your ears on this song. 

31. Panic at the Disco – "Sarah Smiles"

I was fine, just a guy living on my own,

Waiting for the sky to fall.

Then you called and changed it all, doll.

When love comes along and life has not been very kind to us, it can give us a new lease on life. This song is perfect for those who have been given that one person who seems to make everything better. 

32. The Cure – "Love Song"

Whenever I'm alone with you

You make me feel like I am home again

Whenever I'm alone with you

You make me feel like I am whole again

Ah yes, being alone with the person you love most. Feelings of rejuvenation and safety. 

33. Oasis - "Wonderwall"

I don’t believe that anybody 

Feels the way I do about you now

'Cause maybe, you’re gonna be the one that saves me

We all feel like we have been saved when we start falling in love with someone. And 90s kids can relate well. 

34. The Pretenders – "I’ll Stand By You"

When you’re standing at the crossroads

And don’t know which path to choose

Let me come along, cause even if you’re wrong

I’ll stand by you

This song is all about standing by that person, through thick and thin. Being the shoulder to cry on for them and giving it everything you've got. 

35. Foo Fighters – "Everlong"

And I wonder

As I sing along with you

If everything could ever feel this real forever

If anything could ever be this good again

Nothing lasts forever, but listening to this song while you're in the middle of falling in love might just make that feeling last a little longer.

36. K-Ci and JoJo – "All My Life"

All my life, I prayed for someone like you

And I thank God that I finally found you

When you meet that person that's just right for you and is exactly what you've always wanted in a partner, there is nothing better. This song says it just right. 

37. Jewel – "You Were Meant For Me"

You were meant for me

And I was meant for you

We have all felt like someone was meant for us. Jewel's lyrics in this song have the power to give just a few simple words more feeling and emotion. 

38. Madonna – "Crazy For You"

I'm crazy for you

Touch me once and know it's true

I never wanted anyone like this

Madonna had it right. Falling in love can feel like we're a little crazy. Just one touch? We can feel the shivers. 

39. Etta James - "At Last"

At last, my love has come along

And my lonely days are over

And life is like a song

Who doesn't love this song? Her voice is unreal and even if you're not in love, you always sing along. Then, of course, your mind goes to that person who you're secretly in love with. Great.

40. Peter Gabriel - "In Your Eyes"

In your eyes

The light, the heat

In your eyes

I am complete

In your eyes

I see the doorway to a thousand churches

In your eyes

The resolution of all the fruitless searches

When you just don't have the words to tell someone you love them, you feel like it's impossible. But this song just proves how you can't escape love you feel so strongly.

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Christina Wright is a New York based freelance writer covering entertainment, beauty, interior design and all things fashionably interesting. Christina mostly enjoys reading, and doing things “for the funny story later.”