Valentine’s Day is all about showing the ones you love how much they mean to you. Whether that means your crush, your significant other, your friends, or family, everyone deserves to feel a little love from someone during the holiday. From heartfelt ballads to fun dance tracks, these songs will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Sometimes, trying to find the perfect song for that big surprise that you’re planning or just to show that person what they mean to you can be super tough. Luckily, we’ve gone through tons of the world’s best love songs and picked out some of our biggest favorites that will be perfect for anything you have planned.
So gather your loved ones and get ready to dance and sing-along to some of these fun tracks that they will definitely be obsessed with. Here are the best love songs that are perfect for Valentine’s Day…
“Golden Hour” by Kacey Musgraves
Most romantic lyric: “Baby, don’t you know? That you’re my golden hour. The color of my sky. You’ve set my world on fire. And I know, I know everything’s gonna be alright.”
Kacey’s lyrics always say what we wish we could admit to our crush.
“Can’t Help Falling in Love” covered by Haley Reinhart
Most romantic lyric: “Take my hand. Take my whole life too. For I can’t help falling in love with you.”
Haley’s incredible cover of the Elvis Presley classic made us shed several tears while watching Crazy Rich Asians and might make us experience even more feels when we play it for our partners.
“A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
Most romantic lyric: “I have loved you for a thousand years. I’ll love you for a thousand more.”
While this might have been Edward and Bella’s song, we don’t think Christina Perri will mind letting us use it for own V-Day festivities.
“A Moment Like This” by Kelly Clarkson
Most romantic lyric: “Could this be the greatest love of all? I wanna know that you will catch me when I fall. So let me tell you this. Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this.”
Kelly Clarkson’s American Idol-winning song has growing into one of the greatest love songs of all time that we’ll be listening for years to come.
“Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry
Most romantic lyric: “I finally found you. my missing puzzle piece. I’m complete.”
Katy Perry’s most iconic track, “Teenage Dream”, will always get us feeling like it’s Valentine’s Day.
“Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli
“Adore You” by Harry Styles
Most romantic lyric: “I’d walk through fire for you, just let me adore you like it’s the only thing I’ll ever do.”
Harry Styles is clearly falling for someone hard in this track that will also make you fall in love with him over how good he sounds on it.
“Finally // beautiful stranger” by Halsey
Most romantic lyric: “Beautiful stranger, here you are in my arms. But I think it’s finally, finally, finally, finally, finally safe for me to fall.“
Halsey shows a different side of herself in this heartfelt ballad about finally finding someone that makes you feel safe enough to fall in love.
“All Me” by Kehlani
Most romantic lyric: “Yeah, you know you’re my heart. Yeah, they know I’m about you. I hate when we’re apart ’cause I love me around you.”
While fans of Kehlani might be used to some of her breakup hits and songs where she’s pining over her crushes, in this fierce track, she is raving about her current love and showing that what they have is 100 percent real.
“I Really Like You” by Carly Rae Jepsen
Most romantic lyric: “I think I’m coming alive with you.”
Carly can’t stop gushing about her brand new love and their new relationship together in this song that will certainly make you feel all warm and fuzzy when thinking about your loved one.
“Ease My Mind” by Ben Platt
Most romantic lyric: “Darling, only you can ease my mind.“
Dear Evan Hansen and The Politician star Ben Platt is beautifully honest and open in this song that is the perfect love letter for that person who makes you feel like everything will be okay, no matter what is going on in your life.
“My Favorite Part” by Mac Miller ft. Ariana Grande
Most romantic lyric: “You just don’t know how beautiful you areAnd baby that’s my favorite part.”
Written during the height of their relationship, Mac can’t stop gushing about Ariana in this song that is just one of the romantic gems in his The Divine Feminine album.
“Always” by Panic! At the Disco
Most romantic lyric: “I’m the light blinking at the end of the road. Blink back to let me know.
Panic! At the Disco might be known for their fun rock tracks, but this ballad is a fun soft jam that is perfect to show your crush what they mean to you.
“Still Into You” by Paramore
Most romantic lyrics: “I should be over all the butterflies, but I’m into you.”
Paramore has had a lot of hits over the years, but this anthem for all the long-term lovers who are still head over heels in love with each other after so many years will certainly bring a smile to your SO’s face.
“Best I Ever Had” by Drake
Most romantic lyric: “Baby, you my everything, you all I ever wanted.”
Drake might not be known for being the romantic type, but this song is perfect for showing your GF how perfect they are just being themselves.
“Perfect” by Ed Sheeran
Most romantic lyric: “I see my future in your eyes”
“Perfect” is as good as it gets for Valentine’s Day because it represents all that it means to be in love. It shows the magic of love and wanting to grow with that person. The beauty of just Ed Sheeran’s voice gives the real meaning and lyrics a chance to blossom.
“Love Story” by Taylor Swift
Most romantic lyric: “This love is difficult, but it’s real”
This Taylor Swift-classic is a Romeo-and-Juliet-inspired masterpiece that embodies being young and in love. It’s all about forbidden love and following your heart and hoping it works out in the end. Valentine’s Day is all about love and the hope love brings, and this song matches that.
“There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” by Shawn Mendes
Most romantic lyric: “I know we’d be alright, I know we would be alright”
Shawn made this song about the craziness love brings and that sometimes you have no choice but to let loose with the person you love. The point of this song is that you just want to be with this person and you’d do whatever it takes to make that happen. Shawn’s hit is all about the craziness of love and Valentine’s Day is just that.
“Love Me Now” by John Legend
Most romantic lyric: “So I’m gonna love you now, like it’s all I have”
The romantic ballad KING, John Legend, nailed it with this song all about living in the moment with that one person. Not focusing on the future but just how perfect the present is will definitely give your Valentine’s date an idea of how special this moment is for you.
“All My Life” by K-Ci & JoJo
Most romantic lyric: “I will never find another love more precious than you”
All about being so madly in love with someone, this classic focuses on cherishing their love and appreciating them. It talks about how all of their life they wished for someone as amazing as them.
“Some Type of Love” by Charlie Puth
Most romantic lyric: “And when it’s said and done, I’ll give me to you”
Charlie Puth has charmed us with his cute smile and beautiful voice, but his extremely romantic lyrics are another story. This song have definitely inspired us to go out and find someone to love this Valentine’s Day.
“Almost is Never Enough” by Ariana Grande & Nathan Sykes
Most romantic lyric: “Try to deny it as much as you want, but in time our feelings will show”
Possibly one of the cutest and most innocent couples; we can’t help but miss this totally adorable duo. In this song, they talk about how close they came to falling in love and having the real deal. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen so they are in that awkward area of what could’ve been and what wasn’t. Although it doesn’t match your typical head-over-heels romantic song for Valentine’s Day, it still represents the powerful thing that is love and how special it is.
“Little of Your Love” by Haim
Most romantic lyric: “Oh, with a little strength baby, Oh I’ll never let you down”
Haim is a band made of 3 sisters who have a really unique sound. This song in particular is perfect for Valentine’s Day because its meaning represents how you don’t have to give all of yourself to someone. That giving love to show that you’re true and committed is enough for someone to love you back equally. It sets the tone that love doesn’t have to be so difficult, especially on Valentine’s Day.
“All You Need is Love” by The Beatles
Most romantic lyric: “There’s nowhere you can be that you aren’t meant to be, It’s easy”
The Beatles are widely known as the most popular band of all time. “All You Need is Love” gives examples of different parts of life that are all explained by love. It gives meaning to the word love and how life without love is meaningless.
“Love on Top” by Beyoncé
Most romantic lyric: “Every time you touch me I just melt away”
Obviously, Beyonce is the one and only queen so it’s no doubt this classic made the list. This song talks about breaking boundaries and showing your significant other that you prioritize your relationship. Valentine’s Day is about making your S.O. feel special and this song is perfect for just that.
“Rock With You” by Michael Jackson
Most romantic lyric: “There’s a magic that must be love”
Michael Jackson made all of us want to get up and dance with him with this song. “Rock With You” is about being in unison with your S.O. whilst being on the dance floor, and how he wouldn’t want to be anywhere else but there. This song will definitely get the “groove” going this Valentine’s Day.
“Thinkin’ Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
Most romantic lyric: “Baby your smile’s in my mind and memory”
Possibly one of the most romantic songs literally EVER written, Ed Sheeran makes our hearts explode every time we hear this bop. The simplicity of his vocals and the guitar give room for the magical lyrics to shine. Hands down one of the best representations of Valentine’s Day in a song.
“Like I’m Gonna Lose You” by Meghan Trainor ft. John Legend
Most romantic lyric: “I won’t take you for granted”
We didn’t know it at the time, but this duet is all we need in life. Meghan and John KILLED this song by portraying the fragile element of time. This song is about two people who are aware their love may not last forever, so they’re going to savor it for as long as they can.
“Truly, Madly, Deeply” by One Direction
Most romantic lyric: “Wish I could freeze this moment in a frame and stay like this”
This song could very well be one of One Direction’s sappiest songs and we’re definitely here for it. One Direction titled this “Truly, Madly, Deeply” because it’s all about being truly, madly, deeply in love with someone.
“I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston
Most romantic lyric: “Stay in my arms if you dare”
All about the fragile thing that is love, Whitney Houston is giving us all the feels. This song represents how lost you can be without the person you love, so you’re begging them to stay there with you. It’ll definitely show your S.O. on Valentine’s Day that you value them.
“All of Me” by John Legend
Most romantic lyric: “You’re my end and my beginning”
Let’s be honest, this song is just so beautiful it can make anyone cry. John Legend melted our hearts with this one. Besides his beautiful vocals, the lyrics themselves will set you on a magic carpet ride.
“First Time Ever I Saw your Face” by Roberta Flack
Most romantic lyric: “I knew our joy would fill the Earth”
A true classic, this song is short but sweet. Roberta gets the message across that this love is so powerful it can overcome anything. It’s clear that it definitely meets the standard of Valentine’s Day songs.
“Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars
Most romantic lyric: “If perfect’s what you’re searching for then just stay the same”
Bruno Mars is serving some serious romantic feels with this one. He can’t stress enough how perfect the girl he loves is and that’s the exact kind of thinking your Valentine’s Day date wants to hear! It’s a win-win for sure.
“Marry Me” by Jason Derulo
Most romantic lyric: “You’re the love of my life”
Jason Derulo hit this one out of the ballpark with its hopeless-romantic lyrics that can make anyone swoon. In this song, he says he wants to be married to this person and spend the rest of his life with them. Regardless of whether or not you and your S.O. are at the point in your relationship to talk about marriage, this song still works for you because it shows that you feel at some point your relationship could get to that level.
“Endless Love” by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
Most romantic lyric: “Two hearts that beat as one”
These two icons teamed up to give us this masterpiece. “Endless Love” is the perfect way to ensure to your S.O. knows how you feel about them.
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