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Love Songs Played on Piano
The following list features 10 of the most moving and romantic love songs ever performed on the piano. This video list consists of simple compositions in which the piano is prominent. There is nothing too fancy here, just music that pulls at your heartstrings.
Whether you play the recorded version or learn to play it on the piano, these 10 songs will make anyone fall in love.
The Top 10 Piano Love Songs
- "My Heart Will Go On" (Titanic Theme Song)
- "A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton
- "Always" by Bon Jovi
- "Viva Forever" by The Spice Girls
- "My Immortal" by Evanescence
- "Passion" by Hikaru Utada
- "A Whole New World" From Disney's Aladdin
- "Numb" by Linkin Park
- "Everytime" by Britney Spears
- "Everytime We Touch" by Cascada
1. "My Heart Will Go On" (Titanic Theme Song)
This one is really a no-brainer. We've probably all heard it at least once. My Heart Will Go On sung by Céline Dion is the theme song/love theme of the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic, with music by James Horner, lyrics by Will Jennings, and production by Walter Afanasieff.
2. "A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton
A Thousand Miles is an awesome love song. After just one listen, it will be playing inside your head for weeks. This is a pop song written by American singer Vanessa Carlton and recorded for her 2002 debut album Be Not Nobody. The original version was titled Interlude and the piano played a major part.
3. "Always" by Bon Jovi
Nostalgic and beautiful, Always is a power ballad by Bon Jovi. It was released as a single from their 1994 album Cross Road, and went on to become their best-selling single. The song reached No. 4 on the U.S. billboard charts, No. 2 on the top 40 mainstream, and was also an international hit, reaching No. 2 in both the United Kingdom and Australia and No. 4 in Germany. I've included a great cover version below.
4. "Viva Forever" by The Spice Girls
Touching and gentle, Viva Forever is a song the Spice Girls did for their second album, Spiceworld. Originally set to be released alongside the track Never Give Up on the Good Times, the B-side was then pulled when member Geri Halliwell left the group. The song was later released on July 20, 1998 in the United Kingdom and won positive reviews from critics. Sputnikmusic called it "a genuinely great song," deemed it "sincerely moving," and said, "never would I have imagined the Spice Girls could pull off a song like this."
The piano isn't prominent in this version, which is mostly characterized by flamenco guitar, but it would sound nice played on a piano so I included it on this list.
5. "My Immortal" by Evanescence
This is a really touching and somewhat sad song that's great to play on the piano. My Immortal is a song by American rock band Evanescence and was released on December 8, 2003 as the third single from their debut album, Fallen. It was written entirely by former guitarist Ben Moody with the exception of the bridge, which was later added by Amy Lee. The song was produced by Dave Fortman. It has since become their second highest charting single, peaking in the top ten in more than ten countries. It was certified Gold status by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on February 17, 2009 when it sold more than 500,000 copies. Below is a piano cover of the song.
6. "Passion" by Hikaru Utada
This song is rare and not many people have heard it, but it is just terrific! Listen to the gorgeous cover below and you'll see what I mean. Passion was released in Japan on December 14, 2005. It was used as the theme song for the Disney Interactive Studios/Square Enix game Kingdom Hearts II in Japan. An English version titled Sanctuary, also sung by Utada, was used for the international release of the game.
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7. "A Whole New World" From Disney's Aladdin
Let's face it. Almost everyone has watched this movie, and its popularity has a lot to do with this song. This piece doesn't need any animation to sound fabulous so I've included a cover version. A Whole New World is an Oscar-winning featured pop single composed by Alan Menken, with lyrics by Tim Rice. It is sung as a duet between the primary characters Aladdin and Jasmine and talks about the new world they are going to discover together.
8. "Numb" by Linkin Park
Numb, a nice, touching melody, is foolproof. Everyone has heard it, and for good reason. It's a song by American rock band Linkin Park that was released as the third single from their second studio album, Meteora, and is listed as the final track on the record. As one of Linkin Park's most well-known and critically acclaimed songs, Numb topped the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart for 12 weeks!
9. "Everytime" by Britney Spears
Okay, I know... it's Britney. But this song is still impressive and excellent for piano. Everytime is a song featured on Britney Spears' fourth album In the Zone. It was released on May 17, 2004 by Jive Records as the third single from the album. After Spears ended her relationship with pop singer Justin Timberlake, she became friends with her backing vocalist Annet Artani. The two began writing songs together and Everytime was their dual effort.
10. "Everytime We Touch" by Cascada
This was a huge hit in 2006, and if you haven't yet heard it, you will understand why when you play it! EveryTime We Touch is the debut Eurodance track by German act Cascada, and it borrows the chorus from the song EveryTime We Touch from Maggie Reilly's 1992 album Echoes. The song was produced by Manuel Reuter and Yann Pfeiffer and was received positively by music critics. In the United States, it reached the top 10 in 2006, peaking at No. 10, and was certified double platinum by the RIAA.
Additional Romantic Piano Songs
1. "Clair de Lune" by Claude Debussy
While 110% of girls have probably watched Twilight and heard this song, -10% of boys have. "Clair de lune," which means "moonlight" in French, is one of the Suite bergamasque's four movements. The suite was first composed by Debussy around 1890 but was significantly revised just before its publication in 1905. It seems that by the time a publisher came to Debussy to have these pieces published, Debussy loathed the earlier piano style in which they were written. While it is not known how much of the Suite was written in 1890 and how much was written in 1905, we do know that Debussy changed the names of at least two of the pieces.
2. "In the End" by Linkin Park
This is another no-brainer. This piece is easy to play, but the repeating vocal part (TI-TI-TI x 100) might be too much. The intro and chorus are nice, though.
3. "Apologize" by OneRepublic
This song is dummyproof: easy to find and easy to play. Apologize (marketed in many countries using the British spelling Apologise) is a song written by OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder for their debut album Dreaming Out Loud. A remix version was included on the Timbaland album Shock Value and on the deluxe version of Dreaming Out Loud.
4. "Hokage's Funeral"
5. "The 14th Song"
These 2 songs are decent for manga/anime lovers!
This is my list of personal favorites, but everyone will have their own preferences. Add yours to the comments section below!
Becca on March 18, 2016:
The way the Hokage's funeral was played was absolutely moving.
Andy P on September 07, 2015:
Superheroes - The Script
Is This Love - SAO
A Tender Feeling - SAO
Start Again - Conrad Sewell
jpavs on December 11, 2014:
playing love, the legend of 1900, beats all of these
KingKong on April 12, 2014:
What about Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel? and Numb has not even a single piano solo....its a biased list....go a little back in time and find out what music was intended to sound like...
nightflight9 (author) from Scandinavia on July 08, 2011:
Thanks! I'm glad You like it!! :)
VioletSun from Oregon/ Name: Marie on July 07, 2011:
Have bookmarked this hub and shared in Facebook. It's beautiful! Something to come back to and listen again and again.
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