What Are the Best Songs to Propose to?
When you decide to propose to your girlfriend, you are likely to feel butterflies in your stomach. It doesn't matter how long you have known each other—you feel nervous when you propose to her. When you realize you want to spend your life with her, there's no holding back; you need to say it all to get her to say "yes."
Eventually, when the moment comes, the frequency of nervous thoughts and questions starts to diminish. When you have romantic proposal songs playing in the background as you propose, the occasion becomes even more memorable.
20 Most Romantic Proposal Songs
- "All of Me"—John Legend
- "Better Together"—Jack Johnson
- "Is This Love"—Whitesnake
- "Just Say Yes"—Snow Patrol
- "Making Memories of Us"—Keith Urban
- "Waiting For a Girl Like You"—Foreigner
- "Thinking Out Loud"—Ed Sheeran
- "Stay With Me"—Sam Smith
- "Let’s Stay Together"—Al Green
- "Right Here Waiting"—Richard Marx
- "Marry Me"—Train
- "Say You Won’t Let Go"—James Arthur
- "Heaven"—Bryan Adams
- "When You Love a Woman"—Journey
- "Perfect"—Ed Sheeran
- "There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back"—Shawn Mendes
- "Something"—The Beatles
- "Just Tell Me You Love Me"—England Dan & John Ford Coley
- "Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now"—Starship
Romantic Proposal Songs #21–40
21. "Just The Way You Are"
22. "I Swear"
23. "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You"
24. "(Everything I Do) l Do It For You"
26. "When You Say Nothing At All"
27. "Love Me Tender"
28. "Who I Am With"
29. "I’d Love You To Want Me"
30. "Who Hurt You"
31. "Can’t Help Falling In Love With You"
32. "Marry Me"
33. "Somewhere Only We Know"
34. "Marry You"
35. "Have I Told You Lately"
36. "I Live My Life For You"
37. "Unchained Melody"
The Righteous Brothers
38. "I’ll Make Love To You"
Boyz 2 Men
40. "Never Thought (That I Could Love)"
What's the Best Way to Propose to a Girl?
When it comes to selecting a playlist of love songs for your proposal, there are no rules. Still, it is wise to carefully pick songs that are heartwarming. After all, you are proposing to the person that means the world to you, and it makes perfect sense to put a lot of thought into your playlist of songs. Ideally, songs that tell a romantic story are perfect for playing when you are proposing to a girl. However, if your girl has an eclectic choice of music, you can get experimental with proposal songs from non-mainstream genres.
If you are going to propose to your girlfriend at a restaurant where a live band is performing, have a word with the band members and get the vocalist to dedicate a song to your girlfriend. If you feel confident about yourself, step up on stage and say the words you want to say before the band plays your song. As the song starts playing, surprise her with your marriage proposal.
If you plan on taking your girlfriend to a romantic getaway, make sure you do your homework well. While not many pay heed to the sequence of romantic proposal songs, a thoughtful sequence is vital because you need to build momentum to the final countdown.
If you are going to propose to her beneath the quiet night skies at a romantic isolated spot, use the headlights of your car or motorbike during your proposal. It’s a romantic way of putting the spotlight on her. You can have your playlist of love songs playing through a portable Bluetooth speaker, your car stereo, or your smartphone. You don’t have to worry about the volume on your smartphone. In the calm of night, every word that comes through the phone speaker is crystal clear.
Romantic Proposal Songs #41–60
41. "You Are The Best Thing"
42. "Truly Madly Deeply"
43. "When I Need You"
45. "I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing"
46. "You Are The Reason"
47. "I’ll Be"
48. "All Out of Love"
49. "She’s Got A Way"
50. "You Are So Beautiful"
51. "My Love"
Paul McCartney and the Wings
52. "You Make It Easy"
53. "Grow Old With Me"
54. "Baby, I Love Your Way"
55. "You Are The Sunshine of My Life"
56. "(I Just) Died In Your Arms"
57. "Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You"
59. "Forever and Ever"
60. "Stand By Me"
Ben E. King
Romantic Proposal Songs #61–80
61. "When A Man Loves a Woman"
62. "Only Love"
63. "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic"
64. "New Light"
65. "Chasing Cars"
66. "Best Day of My Life"
67. "This I Promise You"
68. "All I Have To Do Is Dream"
The Everly Brothers
69. "Fix You"
70. "To Be With You"
71. "Honey and the Moon"
72. "Just the Way You Are"
73. "I’ll Be There For You"
74. "How Deep Is Your Love"
75. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
76. "I’m Yours"
77. "I Want To Know What Love Is"
78. "Lady In Red"
Chris De Burgh
79. "I Just Want To Be your Everything"
Goo Goo Dolls
Romantic Proposal Songs #81–100
81. "The Blower’s Daughter"
82. "Remember When"
83. "The Way You Look Tonight"
84. "Your Song"
85. "Banana Pancakes"
86. "When The Girl In Your Arms Is The Girl In Your Heart"
87. "Take On Me"
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
90. "More Than Words"
91. "I Just Called To Say I Love You"
92. "Can You Feel The Love Tonight"
93. "Hold Back The River"
95. "I Cross My Heart"
96. "The Scientist"
97. "You’re My (Soul and Inspiration)"
The Righteous Brothers
98. "True Companion"
99. "Open Arms"
100. "As Long As You Love Me"
How to Make Your Proposal Playlist
The best romantic songs to have playing in the background while you propose to your girlfriend are ones that evoke an emotional response in her. You can have a playlist of proposal love songs from mixed genres or opt for love songs from a specific genre. Ideally, a mix of rock love songs, R&B love songs, pop love songs, country love songs, and indie love songs make a perfect blend for a proposal occasion.
Love songs that remind her of the beautiful times you have had together are the perfect buildup to the proposal. While you are having a conversation with her, you can start with songs that have cute lyrics that tease and gradually move to songs with lyrics that pertain to different aspects of your lives. Romantic songs that talk about commitment strike the right chords with girls. When you propose to your girl for marriage, it is important to bring to life moments of nostalgia with memories of love through a thoughtful selection and sequence of songs.
The song you choose for your proposal needs to be special in every sense. The song should paint a perfect picture of why she makes your life perfect. Lyrics that tell a heartwarming story of togetherness bring tears of joy. The sentiments of love and sacrifice expressed in the songs should bring joy and happiness. As your proposal song starts playing in the background, look into her eyes and speak your heart. She will get teary-eyed and overwhelmed with joy as she says "yes."
© 2018 Ansel Pereira
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