Each of us has our own favorite romantic songs. Do you have your own list of your favorite romantic songs? The most famous subjects for songs are usually love and romance.
It would be nice to listen to those romantic songs beside your loved one. If you want the ambiance to be more romantic then you can light up those candles and dim the lights. Romantic songs are also appropriate for celebrating Valentine’s Day with your partner.
These romantic love songs can also be used as the soundtrack of your wedding ceremony or engagement party. Here are the top 20 romantic love songs. Each of these songs conveys unique love messages.
Undying Romantic Songs
20. I Can’t Stop Loving You – Ray Charles
This song was written by Don Gibson in 1958. Charles recorded the song four years later after listening to the first two lines of the song.
19. I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
It is one of the best romantic songs of the late singer Whitney Houston. It is also known as the singer’s signature song.
18. Tonight I Celebrate My Love – Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack
This romantic love song was written by Michael Masser, an R & B songwriter, and Gerry Goffin, a famous pop songwriter.
17. Make You Feel My Love – Adele
The song was originally sung by Bob Dylan in 1997. It also has two different versions which were done by Garth Brooks and Billy Joel. However, Adele’s version was the one which touched a lot of people.
16. We Found Love – Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris
Can you really find love in a hopeless place? This song is one of Rihanna’s greatest hits and it is also one of the best romantic songs.
15. How Deep Is Your Love – Bee Gees
When Robin, Barry and Maurice Gibb wrote the song for the movie “Saturday Night Fever”, they do not have any idea what the movie is all about. They originally want Yvonne Elliman to sing the song. However, Robert Stigwood, the group’s manager, asserted that the group should record the song.
14. Endless Love – Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
This song became a hit when it was featured in Brooke Shields’ movie, “Love Story”. It was written by Lionel Richie. At first it was only an instrumental but later on Franco Zeffirelli, the director of the movie, requested the singer to add some lyrics to it.
13. You’re My Best Friend – Queen
This song was written by John Deacon, the bassist of the band, and dedicated this to his wife. It became one of the most enduring romantic songs of all time because of the deepest message of love.
12. You Make Loving Fun – Fleetwood Mac
Christine McVie wrote this song for his husband John. It talks about her affair with another man which caused their breakup. John would probably want to hear this song over and over again.
11. And I Love Her – The Beatles
According to Paul McCartney, this is the first ever ballad that impressed him. Despite the fact that is was in number 12 in the chart but it is considered as one of the greatest romantic songs of the group.
Heartfelt Romantic Songs
10. Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
This lovely romantic love song was featured in the movie, “Unchained” which was released in 1955. The song has three different versions in 1955. It was performed by Al Hibbler, Roy Hamilton and Les Baxter. In 1965, the Righteous Brothers released their own version. It became a hit single in 1990 when it was included in the movie, “Ghost.”
9. In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” is one of the nicest romantic songs ever written. It was featured in John Cusack’s movie, “Say Anything…” It is known as one of the best romantic love songs in the 80’s.
8. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton dedicated this song to his girlfriend Pattie Boyd. It was featured in the album Slowhand and became one of the top 20 singles in 1978.
7. Thank You – Led Zeppelin
This lovely love song was Robert Plant’s Valentine’s gift to his wife. Its lyrics are quite heavy and can definitely touch your hearts – “If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you”
6. Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel
Billy Joel dedicated this romantic song to his wife Elizabeth. It became number 3 in the Billboard Hot 100. It also won Grammy Awards for the Song and Record of the year.
5. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
This song by the Beach Boys has the most fabulous melodies. This is why; a lot of artists have already done their own versions of the song, “God Only Knows.”
4. Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney wrote this song for his lovely wife Linda McCartney. It was first featured on his first solo album entitled, “McCartney”. Later on, a live version of the song was included in the album “Wings Over America”.
3. Your Song – Elton John
“Your Song” was written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Despite the fact that they have finished writing the song in a short period of time but it became one of the most enduring romantic songs. The song expresses pure feelings of love.
2. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack
This song was written by Ewan MacColl in 1957. He dedicated this song to Peggy Seeger who eventually became his wife. It was interpreted by a lot of artists. However, the version of Roberta Flack in 1972 was the one who became famous. “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” became number one in the US pop chart after it was featured in the movie, “Play Misty For Me.”
1. Something – The Beatles
This song is considered as the all-time greatest romantic song from the Beatles. When George Harrison wrote this song, he admitted that he was greatly inspired by one of James Taylor’s song which is entitled “Something in the Way She Moves”, which is coincidentally the first line of the song. According to Harrison, the song was not actually meant for his wife. “Something” is one of the greatest romantic songs ever written.
These are just some of the most romantic songs ever written. When you hear these romantic songs, you will surely felt the emotions of love in it. Singing a love song to your loved one is one way of showing her how much you love her. You can also send heart touching quotes to your partner in order to let him/her know how much he/she means to you. On your wedding day or engagement party, make him/her feel special by sending him/her heartfelt engagement and wedding quotes.
Tina Gray is a freelance journalist, theatre enthusiast and aspiring author. She has a passion for telling stories through various mediums and regularly writes for various online publications. Her short stories will soon be published in her first volume. Currently, she resides in the San Fernando Valley and is studying screenwriting.