Have you ever wondered why certain love songs are your favorites over others? Often, what sets music above the rest is song lyrics that speak to your very soul.
The words that make up a song's meaning are such an important factor when it comes to those you want to hear on repeat, so much so that you're quick to add them to your most heavily rotated playlists.
And depending on what you're in the mood for, you're most likely to choose songs that help you express or get through a certain feeling as you sing along.
Honestly shared thoughts about the emotions and feelings associated with being in love are something that most everyone enjoys hearing, even when (or maybe especially when) they aren't so easy to express yourself.
Knowing an artist out there gets you and your quirks and has captured them in your favorite music is an amazing feeling only the very best songs capture. And the lyrics of the songs listed below can easily inspire the heights of romantic feelings in many of our own lives.
Here's our list of the 50 best, most romantic love song lyrics, captured in quotes and videos perfect for sharing with the love of your life.
72 Best Love Song Lyrics Of All Time
1. "All of Me" — John Legend
"Cause all of me loves all of you. Love your curves and all your edges, all your perfect imperfections."
When you want the person you love to know you love everything about them.
2. "Mirrors" — Justin Timberlake
"And I can’t help but stare, cause I see truth somewhere in your eyes."
For when you've finally found your other half.
3. "My All" — Mariah Carey
"I am thinking of you in my sleepless solitude tonight, if it’s wrong to love you then my heart just won’t let me be right."
When you can't bear to be without the one you love.
4. "I Won't Give Up" — Jason Mraz
"And when you’re needing your space to do some navigating, I’ll be here patiently waiting to see what you find."
When your partner needs some space, but you want them to know you'll be here when they come back.
5. "Perfect" — Ed Sheeran
"Well I found a woman, stronger than anyone I know. She shares my dreams, I hope that someday I'll share her home."
When you're ready to take the next step with someone.
6. "We Belong Together" — Mariah Carey
"When you left I lost a part of me. It's still so hard to believe. Come back baby please 'cause we belong together."
When you want to get back together with someone.
7. "Because You Loved Me" — Celine Dion
"You've been my inspiration. Through the lies, you were the truth. My world is a better place because of you."
When your partner has turned your whole world around.
8. "Just the Way You Are" — Bruno Mars
"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 can't stop looking at the person you love.
9. "I Have Nothing" — Whitney Houston
"Take my love. I'll never ask for too much. Just all that you are. And everything that you do."
When the only thing you want from your partner is their love.
10. "My Man" — Barbra Streisand
"For whatever my man is. I am his forevermore."
When you want to be with your man forever.
11. "Love Me Tender" — Elvis Presley
"Take me to your heart. For it's there that I belong. And will never part."
When you desperately want to be with someone.
12. "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" — Aretha Franklin
"Before the day I met you, life was so unkind. But you're the key to my peace of mind."
When you're finally with someone who makes your world a better place.
13. "Love On Top" — Beyoncé
"Baby it's you. You're the one I love, You're the one I need, You're the only one I see."
When you've finally found 'The One.'
14. "Make You Feel My Love" — Adele
"When the evening shadows and the stars appear. And there is no one there to dry your tears. Oh, I hold you for a million years. To make you feel my love."
When you want your person to know you're there for them.
15. "Bleeding Love" — Leona Lewis
"But nothing's greater, than the rush that comes with your embrace."
When you love affection from your person.
16. "Umbrella" — Rihanna featuring Jay-Z
"These fancy things will never come in between. You're part of my entity, here for infinity."
When no material things will come between you and your partner.
17. "Crazy Crazy 4 U" — Empire Cast featuring Rumer Willis
"Oh, my darlin', there's no limit to my lovin'. You got everything I need, and then I'm wanting."
When you're head over heels for someone.
18. "Heartbeat Song" — Kelly Clarkson
"Until tonight I only dreamed about you. I can't believe I ever breathed without you. Baby, you make me feel alive and brand new."
When you can't imagine life without your person.
19. "Baby Love" — The Supremes
"All of my whole life through. I never love no one but you."
When this is the only person you'll ever love.
20. "I Knew I Loved You" — Savage Garden
"I knew I loved you before I met you. I have been waiting all my life."
When you knew right away this was the person for you.
21. "My Everything" — Ariana Grande
"And it's taken me a lot to say. And now that you're gone, my heart is missing something."
When you deeply miss being with your person.
22. "Eight Days A Week" — The Beatles
"Hold me, love me, hold me, love me. Ain’t got nothin’ but love babe, Eight days a week."
When you think about your person all the time.
23. "Ain't No Other Man" — Christina Aguilera
"Never thought I'd be alright, no, no, no. Till you came and changed my life, yeah, yeah, yeah!"
When there's no one else you can imagine being with.
24. "Won't Go Home Without You" — Maroon 5
"Of all the things I felt but never really shown. Perhaps the worst is that I ever let you go. I should not ever let you go."
When you're regretting a breakup.
25. "Fallin' All In You" — Shawn Mendes
"Every time I see you baby I get lost. If I'm dreaming, baby, please don't wake me up."
When you're completely mesmerized by your partner.
26. "Beneath Your Beautiful" — Labrinth featuring Emeli Sandé
"I wanna see inside. Would you let me see beneath your beautiful tonight."
When you're interested in more than someone's looks.
27. "Say Something" — A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
"And I will swallow my pride. You're the one that I love."
When you don't want anything to get in the way of your love.
28. "Fix You" — Coldplay
"Lights will guide you home. And ignite your bones. And I will try to fix you."
When your person is going through something and you want them to know you're there for them.
29. "It's Gotta Be You" — Isaiah Firebrace
"Now my arms are open wide. They're hanging forever there. Waiting forever for you."
When you're there for your person whenever they need you.
30. "I Can't Fall In Love Without You" — Zara Larsson
"I can't fall in love without you."
When you only have eyes for one person.
31. "Always" — Gavin James
"Trouble sleeping. Restless dreaming. You're in my head."
When you can't stop thinking of someone.
32. "Us" — James Bay
"Tell me how to be in this world. Tell me how to breathe in and feel no hurt. Tell me how could I believe in something. I believe in us."
When the person you love is your whole world.
33. "All These Years" — Camila Cabello
"'Cause after all these years. I still feel everything when you are near."
When you still have feelings for someone after being with them for a long time.
34. "Let Her Go" — Passenger
"But dreams come slow and they go so fast. You see her when you close your eyes."
When a special someone is always on your mind.
35. "If I Ain't Got You" — Alicia Keys
"Some just want everything. But everything means nothing. If I ain't got you, yeah."
When nothing in the world matters without having your person by your side.
36. "Ocean Eyes" — Billie Eilish
"I've been watching you for some time. Can't stop staring at those ocean eyes."
When you're captivated by someone's eyes.
37. "Love Song" — Pink
"So tell me when you look in my eyes, can you share all the pain and happy times? 'Cause I will love you for the rest of my life."
When you plan to love someone forever, no matter what you go through together.
38. "Never Let Me Go" — Lana Del Rey
"I just wanna be yours, like I always say. Never let me go."
When you simply just want to be with someone.
39. "Love On The Brain" — Rihanna
"No matter what I do, I'm no good without you and I can't get enough. Must be love on the brain."
When all you can think about is being with someone.
40. "Tus Pies" — Nahko and Medicine for the People
"And I love your feet for how they found me and how they walked upon four winds. Be my deer, I'll be your meadow. Come graze upon Bear skin."
When you're grateful for ending up with the person you're with.
41. "Turn Off The News (Build A Garden)" — Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real
"I just want to love you while I can, all these other thoughts have me confused. I don't need to try and understand. Maybe I'll get up, turn off the news."
When you want to forget about all the bad that's going on in the world and just love your person.
42. "Sweet Creature" — Harry Styles
"Sweet creature, sweet creature. When I run out of road, you bring me home."
For the person who's always able to get your back on track.
43. "You & Me" — Dave Matthews Band
"But right now it's you and me forever, girl. And you know we could do better than anything that we did. You know that you and me, we could do anything."
When you feel like you can do anything as long as you're with your person.
44. "Lovesong" — The Cure
"Whenever I'm alone with you, You make me feel like I am home again."
When you're completely comfortable with someone.
45. "Home Is In Your Arms" — The White Buffalo
"Take your sweet time if you can't decide. I know I've made up my simple mind that you're my heart. You're the missing part."
When you're completely committed to someone and waiting for them to make a decision about being in a relationship with you.
46. "Underneath It All" — No Doubt
"You give me the most gorgeous sleep that I've ever had."
When you sleep well knowing you're in a relationship with that someone special.
47. "I'm Into You" — Chet Faker
"I got a feeling we are gonna win. Our bodies make it perfect and your eyes can make me swim."
When you know you're a perfect fit.
48. "Do I Wanna Know?" — Arctic Monkeys
"How many secrets can you keep? 'Cause there's this tune I found that makes me think of you somehow and I play it on repeat."
When you can't stop thinking about someone.
49. "Video Games" — Lana Del Rey
"It's you, it's you, it's all for you, everything I do. I tell you all the time, Heaven is a place on Earth where you tell me all the things you want to do."
When you only have eyes for one person.
50. "Meet You In The Middle" — Chuck Ragan
"Well tell me what you want, I'm all ears. I'll give you all I got, blood, sweat, and tears. Yeah, tell me what you need and I'll do my job and meet you in the middle like it's going out of style."
When you realize successful relationships take compromise.
51. "Mine" — Taylor Swift
"You are the best thing, that's ever been mine."
When you're so grateful to be with your person.
52. "Is That Alright?" — Lady Gaga
"It felt like summer when I kissed you in the rain."
When you're remembering your first kiss.
53. "Smile" — Avril Lavigne
"And suddenly you're all I need, the reason why I smile."
When you can't help but smile when thinking of your person.
54. "Despacito" — Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber
"You are my sunrise on the darkest day."
When your person makes even your worst days better.
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55. "Little Things" — One Direction
"I'm in love with you and all these little things."
When you realize it's the little things that make a relationship great.
56. "Say You Won't Let Go" — James Arthur
"I wanna live with you even when we're ghosts."
When you say forever and literally mean forever.
57. "Adore You" — Miley Cyrus
"When you say you love me, know I love you more."
When you know how strong your love is.
58. "Just the Way You Are" — Billy Joel
"I love you just the way you are."
When you love someone for exactly who they are.
59. "Back To You" — Selena Gomez
"You're stuck in my head and I can't get you out of it."
When you can't stop thinking about someone.
60. "(You Drive Me) Crazy" — Britney Spears
"You drive me crazy, I just can't sleep. I'm so excited, I'm in too deep."
When you're truly excited about someone.
61. "Never Be Alone" — Shawn Mendes
"And take a piece of my heart and make it all your own, so when we are apart, you'll never be alone."
When you want your person to know you're always with them.
62. "Your Love Is My Drug" — Kesha
"I'm all strung out, my heart is fried. I just can't get you off my mind."
When you're constantly thinking about someone.
63. "Eastside" — Benny Blanco, Halsey, and Khalid
"We can go anywhere we want. Drive down to the coast, jump in the sea. Just take my hand and come with me."
When you're completely content doing the most mundane of things as long as you're with your person.
64. "Him & I" — G-Eazy and Halsey
"We've got that love, the crazy kind. I am his and he is mine. In the end, it's him and I."
When you can't imagine being with anyone else, even if your relationship gets a little overwhelming at times.
65. "Still Into You" — Paramore
"After all this time I'm still into you."
When you still love someone even after years of being with them.
66. "No Goodbyes" — Dua Lipa
"Let's love like there's no goodbyes."
When all you want to think about is the here and now.
67. "Fall" — Justin Bieber
"Let me tell you a story about a girl and a boy. He fell in love with his best friend, when she's around he feels nothing but joy."
When you've fallen in love with your best friend.
68. "She Looks So Perfect" — 5 Seconds of Summer
"Your lipstick stain is a work of art, I got your name tattooed in an arrow heart."
When you make your love permanent.
69. "No Way" — Fifth Harmony
"Everyone comes with scars, but you can love them away."
When no amount of baggage can keep you away from the person you love.
70. "On Purpose" — Sabrina Carpenter
"My dreams running into your dreams. It's as if we wished on the same star."
When you know you're meant to be.
71. "I'll Never Love Again" — Lady Gaga
"Don't wanna know another kiss. No other name falling off my lips."
When you know you'll never be with anyone else.
72. "Love You Like a Love Song" — Selena Gomez
"I love you like a love song baby, and I keep hitting repeat."
When your feelings are exactly like your favorite love songs.
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Jonathan Mui is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationships.