50 Best Songs About Falling In Love (That'll Make You Want To Fall All Over Again)

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Oftentimes, when that certain song comes on, our minds immediately float off to the person in our lives we love most.

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 driving. There's nothing like being on a three-hour car ride with nothing but you, your thoughts, and some poignant love song lyrics.

Somehow, music has the ability to whimsically serenade us with passionate lyrics expressing those feelings we can’t always put into words ourselves. That's why we compiled this list of the best songs about falling in love of all time.

Add them to your own romantic playlist to make you feel good and nostalgic.

Love can hurt sometimes, but it's also the best feeling in the world, right?

There are tons of songs out there that not only express a love you've had but also make you want to fall in love all over again after being hurt, like almost every Taylor Swift song out there.

And 90 percent of the music out there is made up of songs about love but also falling in love.

The best song to tell someone you love them is a song that is personal to both of you. If you're in the mood to dedicate a song to a crush of yours make it romantic and confident. But the best song to say 'I love you' is a song that encapsulates what you want to say to that person, so choose wisely! 

People fall in love in so many different ways that's there's bound to be a song out there that perfectly captures how your love feels.

Here are the best love songs of all time for your romantic playlist, along with quotes from the lyrics sure to get stuck in your head and make your heart sing.

The 50 Best Songs About Falling In Love

1. Bruno Mars, "Just The Way You Are"

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

Best lyric about falling in love:

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

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2. Savage Garden, "Truly Madly Deeply"

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

Best lyric about falling in love:

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

3. Bon Iver, "Skinny Love"

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.

Best lyric about falling in 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

4. The Lumineers, "Ho Hey"

Upbeat with a happy tune. The lyrics and the melody are the perfect combination to daydream about your lover.

Best lyric about falling in love:

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

5. Ingrid Michaelson, "You and I"

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

Best lyric about falling in love:

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

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

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

Best lyric about falling in love:

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

7. St Lucia, "All Eyes On You"

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

Best lyric about falling in love:

'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

8. Grover Washington Jr. feat. Bill Withers, "Just the Two of Us"

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

Best lyric about falling in love:

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"

9. Tim McGraw, "It’s Your Love"

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

Best lyric about falling in 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

10. Jason Derulo, "Marry Me"

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

Best lyric about falling in love:

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

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11. Damien Rice, "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.

Best lyric about falling in love:

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

12. Rihanna, "We Found Love"

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."

Best lyric about falling in 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

13. Twenty-One Pilots cover of "Can’t Help Falling in Love" (Elvis Presley OG)

This one is a remake of Elvis Presley's oldie, but still so good. Falling in love happens fast, that's why it's called falling. And you can't help it!

Best lyric about 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

14. Leo Sayer, "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.

Best lyric about falling in love:

I miss you ev'ry single day/Why must my life be filled with sorrow

Oh love you more than I can say

15. Alison Sudol, "Almost Lover"

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

Best lyric about falling in love:

We walked along a crowded street/You took my hand and danced with me/Images

And when you left, you kissed my lips/You told me you would never, never forget/These images

16. Beyoncé, "Crazy in Love"

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?

Best lyric about falling 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

17. Ke$ha, "Your Love is My Drug"

Some say love can be "addicting." This song is all about that hard to resist the feeling of falling in love with someone.

Best lyric about falling in love:

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

18. Amy Shark, "Adore"

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.

Best lyric about falling in love:

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 you're ready my heads/Getting heavy pressed against your arm

I adore you

19. Paramore, "Still 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.

Best lyric about falling in love:

'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

20. Snow Patrol, "Chasing Cars"

There are 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.

Best lyric about falling in love:

If I lay here, If I just lay here

Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

21. Ed Sheeran, "Shape of You"

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.

Best lyric about falling in love:

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

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

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!

Best lyric about falling in love:

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

And spend my time admiring instead

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

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

Best lyric about falling in love:

You are beautiful/Like a dream come alive, incredible

A centerfold miracle, lyrical/You saved my life again

24. Ben Rector, "Forever Like That"

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

Best lyric about falling in love:

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

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

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

Best lyric about falling in love:

Love is in the air, everywhere I look around

Love is in the air, every sight and every sound

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

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

Best lyric about falling in love:

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

27. Maroon 5, "Love Somebody"

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.

Best lyric about falling in love:

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

28. Dylan Scott, "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.

Best lyric about falling in love:

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

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

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

Best lyric about falling in love:

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

30. Frankie Valli, "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.

Best lyric about falling in love:

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

31. Panic at the Disco, "Sarah Smiles"

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.

Best lyric about falling in love:

I was fine, just a guy living on my own

Waiting for the sky to fall

Then you called and changed it all, doll.

32. The Cure, "Love Song"

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

Best lyric about falling in love:

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

33. Oasis, "Wonderwall"

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

Best lyric about falling in love:

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

34. The Pretenders, "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.

Best lyric about falling in love:

When you’re standing at the crossroads/And don’t know which path to choose

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Let me come along, cause even if you’re wrong/I’ll stand by you

35. Foo Fighters, "Everlong"

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.

Best lyric about falling in love:

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

36. K-Ci and JoJo, "All My Life"

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.

Best lyric about falling in love:

All my life, I prayed for someone like you

And I thank God that I finally found you

37. Jewel, "You Were Meant For Me"

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.

Best lyric about falling in love:

You were meant for me/And I was meant for you

38. Madonna, "Crazy For You"

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

Best lyric about falling in love:

I'm crazy for you/Touch me once and know it's true

I never wanted anyone like this/It's all brand new

That feeling in your kiss/I'm crazy for you

39. Etta James, "At Last"

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.

Best lyric about falling in love:

At last, my love has come along

And my lonely days are over

And life is like a song

40. Peter Gabriel, "In Your Eyes"

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.

Best lyric about falling in love:

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)

41. Alexander Cardinale, "Made for You"

This is a song for those that believe in searching for their soulmate.

Best lyric about falling in love:

There's not much that I know/ Been searching high and low

The one thing that is true/ Darling I as made for you

42. Ruelle, "I Get to Love You"

Ruelle mixes her beautiful voice with a magical melody in this song about love lasting forever. Its a great song for that special day where you may one day say "I do".

Best lyric about falling in love:

I get to love you/ It's the best thing that I'll ever do

I get to love you/ It's a promise I'm making to you

Whatever may come your heart I will choose

Forever I'm yours, forever I do

43. Taylor Swift, "Mary's Song (Oh My, My, My)"

Okay, what would this list be if it didn't have a T Swift song on it? Not the one you thought it would be though, I bet? The song is a cute love story of childhood friends who grow old together. I'd put the entire lyrics on this page if i could!

Best lyric about falling in love:

I'll be eighty-seven; you'll be eighty-nine

I'll still look at you like the stars that shine in the sky

Oh my my my

44. Katy Perry, "Unconditionally"

A song about loving someone despite their flaws, and that each person deserves love.

Best lyric about falling in love:

Come just as you are to me

Don't need apologies

Know that you are worthy

45. Ed Sheeran, "Perfect"

The title says it all. It isn't about finding a perfect person but finding someone who loves you perfectly.  Excuse me while I go swoon in a corner.

Best lyric about love:

We are still kids, but we're so in love/Fighting against all odds

I know we'll be alright this time

Darling, just hold my hand/ Be my girl, I'll be your man

I see my future in your eyes

46. Andy Grammar, "I Choose You"

This upbeat song has such a monumental action involved in love and that is choosing the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. Bonus: There are no gender-specific pronouns in the song!

Best lyric about falling in love:

With so little we control, thank God it's in the rules

We get to choose, and I choose you

47. Sonny & Cher, "I Got You Babe"

The lyrics in this song are so simple, but hold such power behind them. If you really listen to this song and I mean actually sit down and listen to it word for word, it would make for great wedding vows. I'm just saying!

Best lyric about falling in love:

I got you to hold my hand/ I got you to understand

I got you to walk with me/ I got you to talk with me

I got you to kiss goodnight/ I got you to hold me tight

I got you, I won't let go/ I got you to love me so

48. Lauv, "I Like Me Better"

The song beautifully talks about how love and your other half can make yu a better version of yourself.

Best lyric about falling in love:

I knew from the first time, I'd stay for a long time 'cause

I like me better when /I like me better when I'm with you

49. Natalie Cole, "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)"

To fall in love sometimes you got to be optimistic and this song has so much of it. It starts out cautious as most loves do but by the end joy is overflowing.

Best lyric about falling in love:

You brought a lot of sunshine into my life

You filled me with happiness I never knew

You gave me more joy than I ever dreamed of

And no one, no one can take the place of you

50. Brandi Carlile, "Heart's Content"

A song about evolving love and not knowing where it'll take you. But You put your all into love, regardless of teh fear it may not last.

Best lyric about falling in love:

We never lie/ And we don't tell tales

We bite our tongues/ And our fingernails

We fall in love/ And we don't fall out

Maybe we speak too soon

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Christina Wright is a New York-based freelance writer covering entertainment, beauty, interior design and all things fashionably interesting.