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100 Romantic Proposal Songs for Your Girlfriend

What are the best songs to use during a proposal?

What are the best songs to use during a proposal?

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

  1. "All of Me"—John Legend
  2. "Better Together"—Jack Johnson
  3. "Is This Love"—Whitesnake
  4. "Just Say Yes"—Snow Patrol
  5. "Making Memories of Us"—Keith Urban
  6. "Faithfully"—Journey
  7. "Waiting For a Girl Like You"—Foreigner
  8. "Thinking Out Loud"—Ed Sheeran
  9. "Stay With Me"—Sam Smith
  10. "Let’s Stay Together"—Al Green
  11. "Right Here Waiting"—Richard Marx
  12. "Marry Me"—Train
  13. "Say You Won’t Let Go"—James Arthur
  14. "Heaven"—Bryan Adams
  15. "When You Love a Woman"—Journey
  16. "Perfect"—Ed Sheeran
  17. "There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back"—Shawn Mendes
  18. "Something"—The Beatles
  19. "Just Tell Me You Love Me"—England Dan & John Ford Coley
  20. "Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now"—Starship

Romantic Proposal Songs #21–40


21. "Just The Way You Are"

Bruno Mars

22. "I Swear"


23. "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You"

Michael Bolton

24. "(Everything I Do) l Do It For You"

Bryan Adams

25. "Perfect"

One Direction

26. "When You Say Nothing At All"

Ronan Keating

27. "Love Me Tender"

Elvis Presley

28. "Who I Am With"

Chris Young

29. "I’d Love You To Want Me"


30. "Who Hurt You"

Daniel Caesar

31. "Can’t Help Falling In Love With You"

Elvis Presley

32. "Marry Me"

Jason DeRulo

33. "Somewhere Only We Know"


34. "Marry You"

Bruno Mars

35. "Have I Told You Lately"

Van Morrison

36. "I Live My Life For You"


37. "Unchained Melody"

The Righteous Brothers

38. "I’ll Make Love To You"

Boyz 2 Men

39. "Casablanca"

Bertie Higgins

40. "Never Thought (That I Could Love)"

Dan Hill

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"

Ray LaMontagne

42. "Truly Madly Deeply"

Savage Garden

43. "When I Need You"

Leo Sayer

44. "Hero"

Enrique Iglesias

45. "I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing"


46. "You Are The Reason"

Calum Scott

47. "I’ll Be"

Edwin McCain

48. "All Out of Love"

Air Supply

49. "She’s Got A Way"

Billy Joel

50. "You Are So Beautiful"

Joe Cocker

51. "My Love"

Paul McCartney and the Wings

52. "You Make It Easy"

Jason Aldean

53. "Grow Old With Me"

Tom Odell

54. "Baby, I Love Your Way"

Peter Frampton

55. "You Are The Sunshine of My Life"

Stevie Wonder

56. "(I Just) Died In Your Arms"

Cutting Crew

57. "Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You"

George Benson

58. "Hello"

Lionel Richie

59. "Forever and Ever"

Randy Travis

60. "Stand By Me"

Ben E. King

Romantic Proposal Songs #61–80


61. "When A Man Loves a Woman"

Percy Sledge

62. "Only Love"

Ben Howard

63. "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic"

The Police

64. "New Light"

John Mayer

65. "Chasing Cars"

Snow Patrol

66. "Best Day of My Life"

American Authors

67. "This I Promise You"


68. "All I Have To Do Is Dream"

The Everly Brothers

69. "Fix You"


70. "To Be With You"

Mr. Big

71. "Honey and the Moon"

Joseph Arthur

72. "Just the Way You Are"

Billy Joel

73. "I’ll Be There For You"

Bon Jovi

74. "How Deep Is Your Love"

Bee Gees

75. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"


76. "I’m Yours"

Jason Mraz

77. "I Want To Know What Love Is"


78. "Lady In Red"

Chris De Burgh

79. "I Just Want To Be your Everything"

Andy Gibb

80. "Iris"

Goo Goo Dolls

Romantic Proposal Songs #81–100


81. "The Blower’s Daughter"

Damien Rice

82. "Remember When"

Alan Jackson

83. "The Way You Look Tonight"

Frank Sinatra

84. "Your Song"

Elton John

85. "Banana Pancakes"

Jack Johnson

86. "When The Girl In Your Arms Is The Girl In Your Heart"

Cliff Richard

87. "Take On Me"


88. "Home"

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

89. "Amazed"


90. "More Than Words"


91. "I Just Called To Say I Love You"

Stevie Wonder

92. "Can You Feel The Love Tonight"

Elton John

93. "Hold Back The River"

James Bay

94. "Woman"

John Lennon

95. "I Cross My Heart"

George Strait

96. "The Scientist"


97. "You’re My (Soul and Inspiration)"

The Righteous Brothers

98. "True Companion"

Marc Cohn

99. "Open Arms"


100. "As Long As You Love Me"

Backstreet Boys

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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