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43 Songs About Love at First Sight

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When you meet that special someone, something just clicks. Celebrate the magic of love at first sight with a playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs about the subject.

When you meet that special someone, something just clicks. Celebrate the magic of love at first sight with a playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs about the subject.

An Instant Connection: Love at First Sight

Call it fate or a happy accident. Call it divine intervention or what you will, but every once in a while one set of eyes meets another as heartbeats quicken and sparks fly. Love can take hold in an instant when you're least expecting it, and you sense that your future stands ready to unfold right in front of you. You simply need to take the next step and introduce yourself.

If you've ever experienced love at first sight, you know the exhilarating feeling. Celebrate the adventure of love of first sight with a playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs. We have a long list to start you out.

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1. "Say You Won't Let Go" by James Arthur

The tender-hearted man in this 2016 love ballad reminisces about meeting his significant other. In a magical love at first sight encounter, she lit him up like a light bulb with good feelings, making him feel like he was enough.

The two danced, drank too much, and the alcohol got the better of her while he remained sober. The ultimate gentleman, he held her hair as she tossed her cookies. He was already in love, mentally fast-forwarding to a busy family life together. This is a madly in love:

I knew I loved you then, but you'd never know
'Cause I played it cool
When I was scared of letting go
I knew I needed you, but I never showed
But I wanna stay with you
Until we're grey and old
Just say you won't let go, just say you won't let go.

2. "I Knew I Loved You" by Savage Garden

Australian duo Savage Garden hit it big with this romantic 1999 pop song about a guy who in one fateful glance finds both his best friend and forever lover. The song topped the charts in the US and was popular worldwide.

When the narrator meets his girlfriend, he experiences a magnetic connection, as if he had found a missing piece of a jigsaw puzzle:

I knew I loved you before I met you
I think I dreamed you into life
I knew I loved you before I met you
I have been waiting all my life
I am complete now that I found you.

3. "Just One Look" by Doris Troy

This 1963 R&B number by Doris Troy made the artist a one-hit-wonder, but oh, what a tune it is! It features a song narrator who becomes utterly smitten by a man after laying eyes on him just once.

After just one look, she's ready to build her entire world around him and is eager for him to reciprocate her expressions of love and lifelong commitment. The song was covered by many artists over the years and used in commercials for Pepsi and Mazda.

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

When the fella in this 2015 country song met a blue-eyed girl with crazy shoes, he smiled and his whole world changed. He recounts all the quirky things he loves about her: her laughter, her no-frills beauty, and the way she dances like nobody is watching. His world has been changed by that one simple meeting.

5. "Love at First Sight" by The Brobecks

The socially awkward dude in this 2009 indie-rock tune fumbles over his words as he tries to introduce himself to the woman he covets. He has fallen in love at first sight but doesn't make a great impression. The man describes how everything seems wonderful when you're in love, even the creepy things. (Like him perhaps?) Let's hope she feels the same way and overlooks his lack of social finesse.

6. "Sea of Love" by The Honeydrippers

In 1985, Robert Plant's rock and roll band The Honeydrippers covered this R&B-influenced number that was originally a hit for Phil Phillips. Over his lifetime, Phillips reportedly received only $6,800 for the 1959 recording despite the song's tremendous success, multiple cover versions, and use in a major motion picture by the same name—all of which should have garnered him royalties.

The simple, elegant tune features a protagonist who declares that he knew when he met his lover that she was his "pet." He beckons her to the seaside, where he can romantically express his deepest emotions for her.

7. "Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)" by John Michael Montgomery

You never know what you'll encounter at the county auction. This toe-tapping country ditty from 1995 describes a fella who attends an auction and falls in love on the spot with a pretty lady:

Man I gotta have her, she's a one of a kind
I'm goin' once, goin' twice
I'm sold to the lady in the second row
She's an eight, she's a nine, she's a ten I know
She's got ruby red lips, blond hair, blue eyes
And I'm about to bid my heart good-bye.

For inquiring minds, Grundy County is an actual place, and you can take your pick from among three states: Illinois, Tennessee, and Missouri.

8. "Love at First Sight" by Michael Bublé

Approximately one in three people in Western society report having experienced love at first sight. Count this man among them. Michael Bublé feels the exhilaration of amore in suave, big band style, and he sets out to create a special evening for his lady friend in this 2018 track. In the song, he recalls experiencing love at first sight and hopes that the object of his desire feels the same way towards him.

In real life, Bublé reportedly fell head over heels for Argentine actress Luisana Lopilato. He chased after her romantically and one day confided, "You are my wife, you just don’t know it yet." The blonde beauty coyly responded that of course, every man wanted to marry her and they would just have to see. The couple married in 2011 and now have three children,

9. "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack

The first time ever I saw your face
I thought the sun rose in your eyes
And the moon and the stars were the gifts you gave
To the dark and the endless skies ... .

Although this R&B song was released almost 50 years ago—seriously, where does time go?—the 1972 tune perfectly captures the sensual magic of a couple's first meeting. The woman in the song then fondly recalls how her whole life changed as she became more intimately entwined with her lover.

In addition to Billboard naming it the top song of the year for 1972, "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" brought Roberta Flack a Grammy Award for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Amazingly, she repeated that feat the following year with "Killing Me Softly." No other solo artist has accomplished that. The legendary vocalist was subsequently awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020.

10. "Penny Lover" by Lionel Richie

Penny, the woman at the center of this 1984 pop love ballad, captured the narrator's heart when he first cast eyes upon her. However, this guy is really insecure that his Penny lover will leave him (red flag alert!), so he spends an inordinate proportion of the song begging her never to walk away from their relationship. It sounds like Penny needs to tell him to ease up with the neediness.

11. "Heartache on the Dance Floor" by John Pardi

If you fall in love at first sight, don't keep your feelings to yourself. Take a risk so you won't end up like the heartbroken cowboy in this rousing 2017 country number. He had stopped in a bar in some little west coast town for a few drinks when he was gobsmacked by the sight of a California redhead dancing to an old Motown song. Rather than introduce himself, however, he stood at the bar mesmerized. Now all he can think about is the memory of her and the lost opportunity. He's kicking himself over the what-ifs.

12. "Be My Baby" by The Ronettes

This is a girl with a goal. Since the night they met, the emotionally needy gal in this classic 1963 pop song has been obsessed by thoughts of the man she fell instantly in love with. Determined to make him hers forever, she now sets out to convince the object of her affection to love her back (as if that is a rational decision):

I'll make you happy, baby, just wait and see
For every kiss you give me, I'll give you three
Oh, since the day I saw you
I have been waiting for you
You know I will adore you 'til eternity.

"Be My Baby" is the epitome of Phil Spector's "wall of sound" style of music production. It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and was recognized by Rolling Stone magazine as one of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time."

A 2017 psychological study found that love at first sight may actually be a "positive illusion" or "confabulated memory that adds to the uniqueness of the relationship."

A 2017 psychological study found that love at first sight may actually be a "positive illusion" or "confabulated memory that adds to the uniqueness of the relationship."

13. "Love Story" by Taylor Swift

In fairy tale fashion, the narrator in this 2008 country-pop song relays the flashback memory of meeting her prince charming. She was suddenly lovestruck. The relationship between the young lovers is not endorsed by the girl's parents who think that the young man is all wrong for their daughter. Taylor Swift thus borrows a Romeo and Juliet theme for the song, but she gives it a creatively happy ending in which the young man proposes and the couple ends up blissful together.

13. "Change Your Name" by Brett Young

Have you ever walked into a room and one sexy someone instantly stole your attention? That's what happened to the man in this 2018 country song. The sight of one lady erased everyone else in the room and left him grappling for the right words or actions.