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I Love You Playlist: 87 Songs About Falling in Love

Updated on October 23, 2017
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If you're falling in love, make an "I Love You" playlist for your sweetheart to express your devotion using these pop, rock, country, and R&B songs.  Share how you feel.
If you're falling in love, make an "I Love You" playlist for your sweetheart to express your devotion using these pop, rock, country, and R&B songs. Share how you feel. | Source

The Magic of Falling in Love

If you're fortunate, you've fallen in love once or more in your life. You understand the exhilarating experience of shutting out the entire world and tuning in to the only one who seems to matter.

Your focus changes. Your heart is lighter, your head dizzy. You do things that are irrational in the name of making your sweetheart happy.

I knew my boyfriend was in love with me when he flew half way across the country on short notice to see me. (We had both moved in different directions with our jobs.) He continued to make those long distance trips for four years. We've been married for more than 20 years now and trust that we've fallen so deeply in love that no one will be climbing out. I hope you have the same success.

If you're falling in love, why not share your feelings with your honey when the time is right? A playlist is the perfect way to communicate your love and devotion. We have a long list of pop, rock, country, and R&B "I love you" tunes that are bound to inspire.

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1. "Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars

Bruno professes unconditional love for his lady friend in this 2010 pop number, pointing out all the ways she is physically beautiful. Her eyes shine more brightly than the stars, her hair and face are perfect even if she doesn't think so, and he could kiss her lips all day.

I'm sure he loves her mind and her sense of humor, too, although he's just not expressing that here.

2. "Not a Bad Thing" by Justin Timberlake

When it comes to love, people often make promises they don't intend to keep, The man in this pop song from 2013 speaks from the heart, however, when he says he wants to be "the one" his girl can depend on.

It's not a bad thing to fall in love, she prods. He just might make her dreams come true.

3. "Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage Garden

Oh my, does this silver-tongued devil have the heart of a poet! Anything his lover is looking for, the guy in this 2006 international pop hit is determined to be. He's fallen in love and has set out to convince his partner of all he can provide:

I'll be your dream, I'll be your wish, I'll be your fantasy.
I'll be your hope, I'll be your love, be everything that you need.
I'll love you more with every breath, truly madly deeply do.

4. "Little Things" by One Direction

Smitten, the young man in this 2012 pop ditty makes a list of tender love confessions in which he describes the various ways he loves his girlfriend, flaws and all.

You never love yourself half as much as I love you
You'll never treat yourself right, darling, but I want you to
If I let you know, I'm here for you
Maybe you'll love yourself like I love you, oh.

How did you know that you had fallen in love? Tell us in the Comments Section below.

5. "Ho Hey!" by The Lumineers

This ironically upbeat 2012 pop song features a lonely man who declares his love for a woman who is dating another man:

I belong with you, you belong with me
You're my sweetheart.

He doesn't hesitate to express his belief that the man she's with isn't right for her and that he's suffering because they truly belong together.

6. "One Call Away" by Charlie Puth

Charlie Puth has explained that this 2016 gospel-inspired pop hit was inspired by a friend's long distance love relationship. In the song, the narrator expresses that all he wants is a chance.

He offers love, support, and even superpower emotional strength. Perceiving his sweetheart to be a Lois Lane who needs saving, the narrator believes that by giving her love he can save the day.

7. "How Long Will I Love You" by Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding has fallen hard for her lover in this 2012 pop song, and she is bursting with the need to tell him so. She asks, "How long will I love you?" then answers it in beatiful ways.

As long as ...

  • stars are above you
  • the seasons need to follow their plan
  • the sea is bound to wash up on the sand and
  • you want me to and longer by far.

8. "I Met a Girl" by William Michael Morgan

When you meet your other half, you magically know it. I know I did. The country boy in this 2016 tune tells the story of meeting a blue eyed beauty who turned his world upside down. He's in awe of her smile, her silly habits and mannerisms, and all of the special attributes that make her unique.

9. "Just the Two of Us" by Bill Withers

In this classic pop hit from 1981, a man seeks to convince his honey that they have a future together. He relies on crystal raindrops and rainbows (but no unicorns) to persuade her that the two of them can succeed in love if they try.

10. "It's Your Love" by Tim McGraw

Bursting with emotion, the narrator in this 1997 country song credits the transformative power of love for making him a happier, better man. His partner has cast a spell upon him, and the longer they are together the deeper he falls.

11. "Marry Me" by Jason Derulo

Just to be clear, the loverboy in this 2013 pop song is not saying that he wants to marry his sweetheart right now. He'd have to produce a ring for that. And he's a little tight on funds.

But the boyfriend knows just the right thing to say. He describes how one day—you know, when he gets his money right—he'll propose and make all her dreams come true.

Already he has fallen in love. Having discovered that no other girl can make him feel the way she does, this fella wants to be together with his mate until they're both geriatric. No matter how in love she is too, this technique will only work for so long before his lady love wants him to deliver on his promises.

12. "I Can Love You Like That" by John Michael Montgomery

This 1995 country song was so successful that it was also recorded that year by R&B group All-4-One. It features a man describing every girl's Cinderella dreams of being swept off her feet.

The narrator is falling in love and seeks to persuade his special someone to give him a chance to be her real life Prince Charming:

I can love you like that
I will make you my world
Move heaven and earth
If you were my girl.

13. "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not" by Thompson Square

Smacked upside the head by love, the bashful guy in this 2010 country song has to be goaded by his girl into going in for the kiss. His assertive girlfriend asks,

Are we gonna do this or what?
I think you know I like you a lot
But you're 'bout to miss your shot
Are you gonna kiss me or not?

It must have worked, however, because they eventually married. (What do you want to bet that she proposed to him?)

14. "Bonfire Hearts" by James Blunt

In a world where people now avoid eye contact and interpersonal communication, the narrator in this 2013 pop song is taking a chance on love. He reaches out to make a connection with a woman who has sparked love in his heart. He knows he could get burned, but love is worth the chance.

15. "We Found Love" by Rihanna (featuring Calvin Harris)

Whether it's war, natural disasters, or crime-filled communities that seem inescapable, people often find one another in crisis. This 2011 song is catchy albeit simple, probably because the singers are so surprised to find themselves falling in love. They repeat, "We found love in a hopeless place." A lot.

"Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves" - Unknown
"Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves" - Unknown | Source

11 Reasons Why People Fall in Love According to Psychology

 
 
 
Similarity: similar beliefs and values and to a lesser extent their personality traits and thinking styles
Reciprocal liking: there is a general tendency to like others who express liking for us
Specific features: A specific feature of a person (body parts or facial features) may be particularly compelling.
Propinquity: physical or psychological closeness to someone, including spending time together, living nearby, interacting frequently, thinking about someone frequently
Mystery about another person and uncertainty regading their thoughts or feelings and whether they will call, text, or contact you can contribute to passion.
Readiness: The more ready you are to fall in love, the lower your self defenses.
Desirable characteristics such as physical attractiveness and (to a lesser extent) personality traits
Spending isolated time together can contribute to a sense of passion.
Arousal situation: Being in an unusal or adrenaline-boosting environment can create a sense of intimacy, even if it's a dangerous or difficult environment such as a war.
Social acceptability: If a person is accepted by one's social network and the relationship would satisfy general social norms, there is a greater chance of falling in love.
Need fulfillment: People fall in love because others fulfill an important need, such as that for companionship, love, sex, social status, mating, etc.
 
Source: Research as summarized by Psychology Today

16. "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Twenty One Pilots

I love this 2012 remake of Elvis' 1961 classic, a lovestricken man confesses his feelings for the woman he loves. He labels their relationship as meant to be and asks her, perhaps prematurely, to take his hand and his whole life, too.

17. "Look at Me" by Carrie Underwood

The girl in this 2009 country song feels herself falling fast and has the need to share it with the object of her affection. She feels like a fool in love who would do anything to make him happy.

18. "Be My Baby" by The Ronettes

Named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, this 1964 is about a girl's attempt to persuade her man that her feelings of love at first sight are real. She thinks they can be together forever, so she seeks to convince him to give her a chance.

Singer Ronnie (Bennett) Spector was only 15 years old when she recorded the chart-topping hit. And Cher (prior to Sony and Cher fame) sang back-up vocals on the recording.

19. "More Than I Can Say" by Leo Sayer

When you fall in love, don't always know where you stand with your beloved. You can find yourself vulnerable. That's the situation with the guy in this 1983 pop ballad.

20. "When We Fall In" by Sean Hayes

The narrator in this 2010 indie rock song tells his lover that he's in deep with her. He invites her into a magical cocoon world where all they have to worry about is each other.

"Nobody is perfect until you fall in love with them" - Unknown
"Nobody is perfect until you fall in love with them" - Unknown | Source

Even More "I Love You" Songs About Falling in Love

Song
Artist
Year Released
21. Crazy in Love
Beyonce (featuring Jay Z)
2003
22. I Love You
Celine Dion
1996
23. I Knew I Loved You
Savage Garden
1999
24. I Love You More Than Words Can Say
Otis Redding
1968
25. I Just Called to Say I Love You
Stevie Wonder
1984
26. I Honestly Love You
Olivia Newton John
1974
27. I Love You
April Lavigne
2011
28. Let Me Love You
Lonestar
2010
29. The Way You Do the Things You Do
The Temptations
1964
30. Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)
Ne-Yo
2012
31. Adore You
Miley Cyrus
2013
32. Because I Love You
Mark Wills
2000
33. Fall Into Me
Brantley Gilbert
2010
34. When You Say Nothing At All
Keith Whitley
1988
35. Baby I Love You
Tiffany Alvord
2012
36. All On Me
Devin Dawson
2017
37. I Say a Little Prayer for You
Aretha Franklin
1968
38. Somebody Like You
Keith Urban
2002
39. Hello I Love You
The Doors
1968
40. I Cross My Heart
George Strait
1992
41. Die a Happy Man
Thomas Rhett
2015
42. Closer
Tegan and Sara
2013
43. Something
The Beatles
1969
44. Amazed
Lonestar
1999
45. Your Love Is My Drug
Kesha
2010
46. We Danced
Brad Paisley
2000
47. In Case You Didn't Know
Brett Young
2017
48. Still Into You
Paramore
2013
49. Craving You
Thomas Rhett (eaturing Maren Morris)
2017
50. I Believe In a Thing Called Love
The Darkness
2003
51. You Won't Ever Be Lonely
Andy Griggs
1998
52. I Want to Be Loved Like That
Shenandoah
1993
53. You and Me
Lifehouse
2005
54. A Walk Through Hell
Say Anything
2004
55. Say You Won't Let Go
James Arthur
2016
56. Be the One
Dua Lipa
2017
57. Love Story
Taylor Swift
2008
58. There's a Girl
Trent Harmon
2016
59. Head Over Boots
Jon Pardi
2016
60. Love Somebody
Maroon 5
2012
61. 1,2,3,4
Plain White T's
2008
62. Sarah Smiles
Panic! At the Disco
2011
63. The Promise
Sturgill Simpson
2014
64. I Would Do Anything for Love
Foster the People
2011
65. Chasing Cars
Snow Patrol
2006
66. My Girl
Dylan Scott
2016
67. First Day of My Life
Bright Eyes
2005
68. Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Frankie Valli
1967
69. Love Song
The Cure
1989
70. Somethin' I'm Good At
Brett Eldredge
2017
71. You Are the Best Thing
Ray Montagne
2008
72. I'm Crazy for You
Madonna
1985
73. If the Boot Fits
Granger Smith
2016
74. Shape of You
Ed Sheeran
2017
75. Yours If You Want It
Rascal Flatts
2017
76. Bad Things
Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello
2017
77. The Cure
Lady Gaga
2017
78. What Ifs
Kane Brown (featuring Alaina)
2016
79. Written in the Sand
Old Dominion
2017
80. Love You Out Loud
Rascal Flatts
2002
81. I'm Falling for You
Chester See
2010
82. Love Is In the Air
John Paul Young
1977
83. I Think I Love You
The Partridge Family
1970
84. I Love You
Barenaked Ladies
1992
85. I Love You Like a Love Song
Selena Gomez & The Scene
2011
86. I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song
Jim Croce
1973
87. Perfect
Ed Sheeran
2017
Do you know an "I love you" song that should be on this playlist? Make a suggestion in the Comments Section below.

What's in a Name? Locations with Names Associated with Romantic Love

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A markerBliss, New York, USA -
Bliss, NY 14024, USA
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B markerCharm, Ohio, USA -
Charm, OH 44654, USA
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C markerEnchant, Canada -
Enchant, AB T0K 0V0, Canada
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D markerIntercourse, Pennsylvania, USA -
Intercourse, PA, USA
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E markerKissing, Germany -
Kissing, Germany
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F markerLove County, Oklahoma, USA -
Love County, OK, USA
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G markerLover's Leap, California, USA -
Lover's Leap, California 95735, USA
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H markerLoving, New Mexico, USA -
Loving, NM 88256, USA
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I markerPromise, South Dakota, USA -
Promise, SD 57601, USA
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J markerRomance, Arkansas, USA -
Romance, AR 72136, USA
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"The mark of a real man, is a man who can allow himself to fall deeply in love with a woman." - Unknown
"The mark of a real man, is a man who can allow himself to fall deeply in love with a woman." - Unknown | Source

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      FlourishAnyway 2 months ago from USA

      Catherine - Thanks for your kind comment. I really love music. There's not a day that goes by when I don't think about things to write about that are music-related, whether they are playlists or other articles. Have a great week!

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      Catherine Giordano 2 months ago from Orlando Florida

      I love your encyclopedic knowledge of music. Even more, I love your insightful and witty introductions to the songs. I have more or less lost touch with pop music (anything past the 70"s) so I always enjoy diving into your playlists.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 months ago from USA

      Devika - Falling in love is awesome. Staying in love is even better. Thanks for stopping by.

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      DDE 2 months ago

      Love songs are great to listen to anytime of day for me.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 months ago from USA

      ArisaLutfiyah - Thanks for your kind comment.

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      Anisa Lutfiyah 2 months ago from Indonesia

      Love Song always make my hart Melt. Good Choice.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

      Dora - We could all use a bit more love in our lives these days. Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

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      Dora Weithers 3 months ago from The Caribbean

      Great love stories! I guess the tunes are good too; too bad I don't know them, but I do know that falling in love is an exciting topic.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

      Devika - Thank you for your kind comment.

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      Devika Primić 3 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I like these songs and your list has good choices.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

      Jo - Thanks so much for reading.

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      Jo Miller 3 months ago from Tennessee

      Ah! Now that's a list.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

      Heidi - Glad you found some new options. Sometimes that's hard to do! Have a great week!

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      Heidi Thorne 3 months ago from Chicago Area

      Dang! Some new entries I never knew about. Thanks for pointing out some new choices for the playlist. Have a lovely week ahead!

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      FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

      Rasma - That's a nice jazz classic. Falling in love is something that almost everyone can relate to. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful week, my productive poet friend.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

      Suhail - It's a very popular theme, falling in love. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful week ahead.

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 3 months ago from Mississauga, ON

      Amazing list to choose from given that there are millions of songs covered on this theme!

      I will be listening to several of then on youtube now.

      Regards,

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Falling in love is insanity, wonderful and the world would not be livable if there was no love. I knew there would be many songs about love. I am still the one for the old-fashioned kind of song like Dean Martin's That's Amore where the moon in the sky starts looking like a big pizza pie, I can relate.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

      Larry - With all that is going on the world, we sure could use a little more love. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

      Genna - Thank you so much for your kind kudos. I can imagine lovers making a playlist for one another with this to share their feelings. Have a wonderful week!

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      Larry Rankin 3 months ago from Oklahoma

      A most magical and unnerving state and a favorite topic of artists, poets, and singers.

      Great list!

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      Genna East 3 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Falling in Love is a wonderful, favorite topic with tons of music to choose from, and your list is amazing. "Nobody is perfect until you fall in love with them..." So well done!

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      FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

      Linda - It's such a natural high, a highlight of one's life. No wonder people sing about it so much! Thanks for reading. Have a fabulous week ahead.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

      Linda - Falling in love is fabulous. Staying in love seems to be the big challenge for many. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Linda Crampton 3 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love the lyrics that you've shared from the Ellie Goulding song. Falling in love is a great topic for vocal music.

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      Linda Lum 3 months ago from Washington State, USA

      Flourish - This is probably the topic for which there are the most songs. We love to love! Thank you for such a fun article.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

      Bill - Lots of songs about this topic to be sure! Have a great weekend. I hear the heat wave has broken out there. My husband is flying out there for a week on business so he's been watching the weather.

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      Bill Holland 3 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I thought of the old Elvis classic immediately, but I thought of the cover by Christina Grimmie, which I thought was better than the original. :) Great list...so many songs about falling in love. You need about five articles to cover them all.