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50 Best Love Song Quotes (That Aren't Corny Or Cheesy)

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50 Best Love Song Quotes That Aren’t Corny Or Cheesy
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Love song quotes don’t have to suck.

Love songs are supposed to be from the heart, but at times, what our hearts say really isn’t that flattering. Though the best love songs have their own uniquely relatable side, most love songs are pretty repetitive and hackneyed. There’s only so many times you can hear someone say “I love you” before it loses meaning, right?

Song writers do, on occasion, find ways to convey their feelings beautiful. It’s rare, but it happens. I decided to take a look at some love song quotes on the net — because, you know, I’m a softie at heart. Hopefully these love quotes will strike a chord with you.

1. “You’re Still The One” by Shania Twain

Leave it to Shania’s achy, breaky heart to bring that country romance to life. Her song is all about defying the odds together, and coming out victorious.

Ain't nothin' better

We beat the odds together

I'm glad we didn't listen

Look at what we would be missin’

2. “Pretty Green Eyes” by Ultrabeat

This electronic song is one of the few that has made me cry.

Pretty green eyes

So full of wonder and despair

It's alright to cry

For I'll be there to wipe your tears

And in your arms

Together we're in paradise

And it's so nice

You'll never have to be alone

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3. “Waiting For a Girl Like You” by Foreigner

Foreigner rules. End of story.

This heart of mine has been hurt before

This time I wanna be sure

4. “Bizarre Love Triangle” by New Order

This New Wave smash hit was all about a cheating spouse you just can’t leave. It’s oddly beautiful, in a melancholy way.

Every time I see you falling

I get down on my knees and pray

I'm waiting for that final moment

You'll say the words that I can't say

5. “Why Can’t I?” by Liz Phair

Ever have a guy who just takes your breath away? Yeah, that’s what Liz Phair is all about in this song.

Why can't I breathe whenever I think about you?

Why can't I speak whenever I talk about you?

It's inevitable, it's a fact that we're gonna get down to it

So tell me

Why can't I breathe whenever I think about you?

6. “Cherish” by Kool and the Gang

This lyric says it all...

If you receive your calling before I awake

Could I make it through the night?

7. “The Reason” by Hoobastank

Say what you will, but this old alternative rock song really was a good title for people who want to change for the better... for love.

I've found a reason for me

To change who I used to be

A reason to start over new

And the reason is you

8. “Lips of an Angel” by Hinder

This might be a song about an affair, but it still remains incredibly romantic — for a sleazy fling, anyway.

And I never wanna say goodbye

But, girl, you make it hard to be faithful

With the lips of an angel

9. “Something” by The Beatles

Yes, the Beatles can write a good love song. Of course, they can.

Something in the way she moves

Attracts me like no other lover

Something in the way she woos me

I don't want to leave her now

10. “Jesse’s Girl” by Rick Springfield

Did you ever want someone you can’t have? Rick Springfield definitely understands you.

I play along with the charade

There doesn't seem to be a reason to change

You know, I feel so dirty when they start talking cute

I wanna tell her that I love her

But the point is probably moot

11. “Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars has a natural romantic streak that comes out in his lyrics. This has to be his best line ever, though.

And when you smile

The whole world stops and stares for awhile

'Cause you’re amazing

Just the way you are

12. “All of Me” by John Legend

This is romantic AF, and it’s such a nice way to say you’re a perfect person.

'Cause all of me loves all of you

Love your curves and all your edges

All your perfect imperfections

13. “Your Song” by Elton John

Just bring out the tissues already!

I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words

How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

14. “Unconditionally” by Katy Perry

Who’d have thought that Katy Perry would be so down-to-earth?

All your insecurities

All the dirty laundry

Never made me blink one time.

15. “Kiss from a Rose” by Seal

I don’t care if it sounds like a song that kids at Renfair makeout to; it’s still romantic as can be.

There used to be a graying tower alone on the sea

You became the light on the dark side of me

Love remained a drug that’s the high and not the pill

But did you know

That when it snows

My eyes become large and

The light that you shine can be seen

16. “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys

No, really, what good is wealth without love?

Hand me the world on a silver platter

And what good would it be

With no one to share, with no one who truly cares for me

17. “Amazed” by Lonestar

In the late 90s, this was the best song to slow dance to.

Every little thing you do

Baby I’m amazed by you

18. “How Sweet It Is” by James Taylor

Oh, this crooner knew how to show gratitude towards a partner. He really brought it home!

I needed the shelter of someone's arms

And there you were

I needed someone to understand my ups and downs

And there you were.

19. “The Way You Make Me Feel” by Michael Jackson

During the 80s, the King of Pop really had a following for his love songs. This danceable number had a couple of adorable lines I still love.

But I don't care what they say

I'm in love with you

They try to pull me away

But they don't know the truth

20. “Sunshine of Your Love” by Cream

I’m pretty sure playing this is the fastest way to channel that inner sexy hippie we all have. Just saying.

I’ve been waiting so long

To be where I’m coming

In the sunshine of your love

21. “Call Me” by Blondie

Blondie always had a sexy voice, but here, she’s totally passionate. This is an amazing hookup love song.

Emotions come

I don't know why

Cover up love's alibi

22. “Black Velvet” by Alannah Myles

This is one of the sexiest love songs out there, and honestly, it’s the kind of song you have sex to. Even today, Myles manages to outdo sexy crooners because of her spectacular voice and the way the lyrics describe the guy.

Black velvet with that slow southern style

A new religion that'll bring you to your knees

Black velvet if you please

23. “Enjoy the Silence” by Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode is a band that’s known for having a lot of amazing love (uhhh... lust?) songs. This is just the cream of the crop.

All I ever wanted

All I ever needed

Is here, in my arms

Words are very

Unnecessary

They can only do harm

24. “My Guy” by Mary Wells

This old 60s Motown hit deserves a little more modern love. It’s still fresh as ever.

Nothing you could do could make me be untrue to my guy

Nothing you could buy could make me tell a lie to my guy

I gave my guy my word of honor, to be faithful... and I'm gonna

You'd better be believing

I won't be deceiving my guy

25. “You Make Me Feel (Like A Natural Woman)” by Aretha Franklin

The Queen of Soul really knew how to kick up the heat, all while staying away from the typical cliches.

Before the day I met you

Life was so unkind

But you’re the key to my peace of mind

26. “Unchained Melody” by Righteous Brothers

This is a tearjerker, and remains one of the most difficult to sing songs of the 1950s. Somehow, that actually makes it even more romantic

Oh, my love, my darling

I've hungered for your touch

A long, lonely time

Time goes by so slowly

And time can do so much

Are you still mine?

I need your love

27. “Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey

We all worry our partners will ditch us as we age. Lana’s song is amazingly adept at bringing that to life beautifully.

Will you still love me

When I'm no longer young and beautiful?

Will you still love me

When I've got nothing but my aching soul?

I know you will

I know you will

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28. “Halo” by Beyoncé

You might have heard this song 50,000 times, but it never gets old. It’s that perfect song for explaining love.

Hit me like a ray of sun

Burning through my darkest night

You're the only one that I want

Think I'm addicted to your light

29. “Nothing Compares 2U" by Sinéad O'Connor

Oh, Sinéad. Your career was cut short too quickly. This heartbreaking song really shows how much passion you had for an ex.

I went to the doctor and guess what he told me?

Guess what he told me?

He said girl you better try to have fun

No matter what you do, but he's a fool

'Cause nothing compares

Nothing compares to you

30. “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton

Was there any song that better captured teen prom dances?

It's time to go home now and I've got an aching head

So I give her the car keys and she helps me to bed

And then I tell her, as I turn out the light

I say, 'My darling, you were wonderful tonight.'

31. “Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak

We all have our emo sides to love. Chris Isaak knew how to bring that to a head, and created one of the most romantic breakup songs of all time.

It's strange what desire will make foolish people do

I never dreamed that I'd meet somebody like you

And I never dreamed that I'd lose somebody like you

32. “Earth Angel” by The Penguins

This is basically 1950s romance wrapped up in a bow.

I fell for you and I knew

The vision of your love-loveliness

I hoped and I pray that someday

I'll be the vision of your hap-happiness oh, oh, oh, oh!

33. “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith

Aerosmith’s glam rock classic is a favorite because of how well it conveys the need to experience the moment of love.

I don’t wanna close my eyes

I don’t wanna fall asleep

'Cause I’ll miss you baby

And I don’t wanna miss a thing

34. “Illusion” by VNV Nation

This is a deep cut that’s still very popular among goths and rivet heads. It’s all about telling you to love yourself, and doing so romantically.

Please don't go, I want you to stay

I'm begging you, please, please don't leave here

I don't want you to hate for all the hurt that you feel

The world is just illusion trying to change you

35. “Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day” by Morcheeba

Morcheeba’s upbeat love ballad is all about fighting against hate, loving one another, and also finding that special someone. If you need a pick-me-up in a song, you can’t get better than this one.

I'm having a day dream, we are getting somewhere

I'm kissing your lips and running fingers through your hair

I'm as nervous as you, 'bout making it right

Well we know we were wrong, we can't give up the fight

36. “How Deep Is the Ocean?” by Irving Berlin

This was published in the 1930s, and could easily pass for modern love lyrics.

How much do I love you?

I'll tell you no lie

How deep is the ocean?

How high is the sky?

37. “Isn’t It Romantic?” by Richard Rodgers

Another 1930s song that has been woefully forgotten. Still awesome.

Isn't it romantic?

Music in the night,

A dream that can be heard

Isn't it romantic?

38. “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica

Yes, metal can be romantic. If you actually listen to the lyrics, it’s pretty sweet.

Never opened myself this way

Life is ours, we live it our way

39. “Be Together” by Major Lazer ft. Wild Belle

Ever have a love that you knew wanted you back, but just couldn’t be with you for one reason or another? “Be Together” is your jam.

Maybe if the stars align

Maybe if our worlds collide

Maybe on the dark side

We could be together

40. “Cinema (Skrillex Remix)” by Benny Bennassi

Ever just get fascinated by a person?

I could watch you for a lifetime

You're my favorite movie

A thousand endings

You mean everything to me

41. “Won’t You Try/Saturday Afternoon” by Jefferson Airplane

Jefferson Airplane had a way of bringing out the necessity of love in the best possible ways.

Find a way to see

Find a way to need someone and the sunshine will set you free

Won't you try

With love before we're gone

42. “Happy Together” by Turtles

This song always struck me as really romantic, in a playful way.

The only one for me is you

For you is me

So happy together

43. “Time of the Season” by The Zombies

I can’t be the only one who feels like this is a really romantic song filled with flirty lyrics, right?

And let me try with pleasured hands

To take you in the sun to (promised lands)

To show you every one 

It's the time of the season for loving

44. “Moondance” by Van Morrison

"Moondance" has lyrics that sweep you off your feet in the most dazzling way ever, and you’ll love them for it.

Well, it's a marvelous night for a moondance

With the stars up above in your eyes

A fantabulous night to make romance

'Neath the cover of October skies

45. “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash

That cowboy swagger only helps make this a song that makes you hot under the collar.

The taste of love is sweet when two very hearts meet

I believe you like a child

Oh, but the fire went wild

46. “I Got Your Love” by Donna Summer

Donna Summer has a lot of amazing love songs, but this one is really overlooked. I mean, look at the lyrics.

Baby, in the heart of my heart, I want more

Of the man who just walked through that door

The only one that my eyes see

Baby, as the moments have drifted away

As the hours became lonely days

You're the answer to what I have prayed

I, I will be good to you, I, I will be true

47. “Because I’m Me” by Avalanches

The lyrics to this song all deal with childhood love and crushes. They’re innocent and adorable. So is the music video. This is heart-meltingly sweet.

If she don't love me, what can I do?

Just put on my best pair of shoes

Because I, I'm me

Because she said, 'he's the one that drill the charms

Honey let's go wrong'

I just want to know

What's wrong with me?

Being in love with you

48. “Because the Night” by Patti Smith

This is all sultry, and all about lovin’.

Have I doubt, baby, when I'm alone

Love is a ring on the telephone

Love is an angel, disguised as lust

Here in our bed 'til the morning comes

49. “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra

Ol’ blue eyes really knows how to add romance to a song. Swoon!

Yes, you're lovely, with your smile so warm

And your cheeks so soft

There is nothing for me but to love you

And the way you look tonight

50. "I Remember" by Deadmau5

It's really rare to see a romantic lyric in EDM that is truly thoughtful. Deadmau5 kills it.

Add to the memory you keep

Remember when you fall asleep

Hold to the love that you know

You don't have to give up to let go

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Ossiana Tepfenhart is a Jack-of-all-trades writer based out of Red Bank, New Jersey. When she's not writing, she's drinking red wine and chilling with some cool cats. You can follow her @bluntandwitty on Twitter.