100 Romantic Proposal Songs for Your Girlfriend

Updated on November 9, 2018
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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 in your playlist of songs. Ideally, songs that tell a romantic story are perfect to play 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 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 in 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 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’.

The lines below bring to life an epic collection of romantic love songs that are apt when you propose to a girl.

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© 2018 Ansel Pereira


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