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55 Classic Love Songs To Turn Up The Romance

Happy, romantic couple relaxing on safe with earphones in and listening to some classic love songs.

There’s no better way to set the mood than with classic love songs. We’ve all been there: You’ve dimmed the lights, lit some candles, and slipped into something more comfortable. Now the only thing missing is a smooth soundtrack. For an easy first date, the perfect playlist can take things from routine to romantic. 

From the emotional power ballads to the sugary-sweet pop songs, to the slow, soulful jams that inspire you to shout your love from the rooftops. These are kinds of songs that make you believe in love make you feel like anything is possible.

Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best classic love songs for your listening pleasure. Some are originals, others are covers. (Yes, we know Bob Dylan wrote “To Make You Feel My Love,” not Adele! We just love her soulful version the best.) Give these classic love songs a listen and we’re sure they’ll put you in the mood to spend some romantic time with your sweetheart.

55 Classic Love Songs That’ll Help You Set the Mood

1. “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston (1992)

2. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley (1962)

3. “Endless Love” by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (1981)

4. “I’ll Make Love to You” by Boyz II Men (1994)

5. “When a Man Loves a Woman” by Percy Sledge (1966)

6. “My Girl” by The Temptations (1964)

7. “Can’t Stop Loving You” by Phil Collins (2002)

8. “Something” by The Beatles (1969)

9. “Unchained Melody” by the Righteous Brothers (1965)

10. “The Best” by Tina Turner (1989)

11. “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green (1972)

12. “Honey” by Mariah Carey (1997)

13. “Hallelujah I Love Her So” by Ray Charles (1956)

14. “That’s How Strong My Love Is” by Otis Redding (1965)

15. “At Last” by Etta James (1960)

16. “Love Hangover” by Diana Ross (1975)

17. “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel (1986)

18. “The Greatest Love of All” by Whitney Houston (1986)

19. “I Love You Always Forever” by Donna Lewis (1996)

20. “Danny’s Song” by Loggins and Messina (1971)

21. “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King (1961)

22. “You Are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker (1974)

23. “The Power of Love” by Celine Dion

24. “Your Song” by Elton John (1970)

25. “You’re Still the One” by Shania Twain (1997)

26. “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (2009)

27. “My Baby Just Cares for Me” by Nina Simone (1958)

28. “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele (2008)

29. “Amazed” by Lonestar (1999)

30. “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston (1987)

31. “I’ll Stand by You” by The Pretenders (1994)

32. “Faithfully” by Journey (1983)

33. “Baby, Now That I’ve Found You” by Alison Krauss (1995)

34. “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” by Stevie Wonder (1970)

35. “Vision of Love” by Mariah Carey (1990)

36. “If I Never Met You” by Barbra Streisand (1999)

37. “Heartbeat” by Buddy Holly (1958)

38. “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton (1977)

39. “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion (1996)

40. “Everlong” by Foo Fighters (1997)

41. “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds (2001)

42. “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts (2004)

43. “Best of My Love” by The Emotions (1977)

44. “Cheek to Cheek” by Ella Fitzgerald (1958)

45. “Lover” by Taylor Swift (2019)

46. “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence and the Machine (2009)

47. “You’re the Inspiration” by Chicago (1984)

48. “I Want to Know What Love Is” by Foreigner (1984)

49. “Making Memories of Us” by Keith Urban (2004)

50. “Cherish” by Madonna (1989)

51. “Til Kingdom Come” by Coldplay (2005)

52. “I Knew I Loved You” by Savage Garden (2000)

53. “Sea of Love” by Cat Power (2000)

54. “Be My Baby” by the Ronettes (1963)

55. “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z (2003)

Embrace the Love!

Can you feel the love? We sure can! These classic love songs are classics for a reason. They have beautiful lyrics and some of the most memorable relationship quotes ever written. They also remind us of how powerful love can be and inspire us to nurture this in our lives. 

Music is a simple but effective way to communicate such complex emotions. Listening to a romantic song with your partner can be a very intimate experience. So, the next time you want to set the mood, put on these classic love songs. Your sweetie will be swooning in no time.

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