50+ Songs About Crushes for When You’ve Got It Bad

A couple who listened to these songs about crushes laughing and flirting in a field of flowers at sunset.

There are few things in life more exciting than a new crush—that feeling of surprise, the rush of adrenaline, the nervousness, the expectation, the unexpected joy at finding someone and something that just might be the next big wonderful thing in your life. Or the next big terrifying thing, depending on your point of view.

Crushes come in many shapes and sizes. Maybe your crush is on someone you’ve known for a while and you’re only just realizing it. Maybe your crush is on someone you just met and can’t wait to see again. Or maybe your crush is on someone you’ve been into for a long time and it’s driving you crazy having them so close yet so far away. (Oh, the sweet agony.)

Whatever your particular situation, when there’s someone in your life you think is pretty amazing, it can do odd things to you. But, don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Many have felt a similar mix of exuberance and dread after realizing they have a crush on someone, and many have put their thoughts into song. We’ve gathered a few of them here.

If there’s someone in your life you just can’t stop thinking about, here are over 50 songs about crushes just for you. (Listen to the whole playlist at the bottom of the page or play it on Spotify.)

1. Just In Time, Dean Martin

Favorite Lyric:
Now you’re here and now I know just where I’m going.
No more doubt or fear, I found my way.

2. I’ve Just Seen a Face, The Beatles

Favorite Lyric:
I’ve just seen a face, I can’t forget the time or place,
where we just met.

3. Teenage Dream, Katy Perry

Favorite Lyric:
So let’s go all, the way tonight, no regrets, just love.
We can dance, until we die, you and I, we’ll be young forever.

4. I’ve Got a Crush On You, Ella Fitzgerald

Favorite Lyric:
But you had such persistence,
Your wore down my resistance
I fell and it was swell.

5. El Scorcho, Weezer

Favorite Lyric:
I’m a lot like you, so please.
Hello, I’m here, I’m waiting.
I think I’d be good for you,
and you’d be good for me.

6. Crush on You, Bruce Springsteen

Favorite Lyric:
Sometimes I spot a little stranger standing ‘cross the room.
My brain takes a vacation just to give my heart more room.
For one kiss, darling I swear everything I would give.
Cause you’re a walking, talking reason to live.

7. I’m Into Something, Herman’s Hermits

Favorite Lyric:
Woke up this mornin’ feelin’ fine.
There’s somethin’ special on my mind.
Last night I met a new girl in the neighbourhood.
Somethin’ tells me I’m into something good.

8. You Send Me, Sam Cooke

Favorite Lyric:
Darling, you send me.
I know you send me.
Darling, you send me.
Honest you do, honest you do.
Honest you do, whoa.

9. Bad Liar, Selena Gomez

Favorite Lyric:
Oh I’m tryin’, I’m tryin’, I’m tryin’
I’m tryin’, I’m tryin’
Oh tryin’, I’m tryin’, I’m tryin’
I’m tryin’, I’m tryin’
Not to think about you.

10. Gee Whiz, Look at His Eyes, Carla Thomas

Favorite Lyric:
Gee whiz, look at his eyes
Gee whiz, how they hypnotize
He’s got everything a girl could want
Man, oh, man, what a prize!

11. I Wanna Be Your Lover, Prince

Favorite Lyric:
I want to be your brother.
I want to be your mother and your sister, too.
There ain’t no other,
that can do the things that I’ll do to you.

12. Crush, Dave Matthews Band

Favorite Lyric:
Just knowing that the world is round
Here I’m dancing on the ground
Am I right side up or upside down
Is it real or am I dreaming

13. Surfer Girl, The Beach Boys

Favorite Lyric:
I have watched you on the shore,
standing by the ocean’s roar.
Do you love me do you surfer girl.

14. 1-2 Crush on You, The Clash

Favorite Lyric:
I want to get serious right away.
1-2, I got a crush on you.
What you doin’ today or any other day?
1-2, I got a crush on you.
Just one look and I go insane.
1-2, I got a crush on you.
It’s true.

15. Everything Has Changed, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran

Favorite Lyric:
I just want to know you better, know you better, know you better now.

16. Can’t Help Falling In Love, Elvis Presley

Favorite Lyric:
Like a river flows surely to the sea,
darling so it goes, some things are meant to be.

17. The New Teller, Jonathan Richman

Favorite Lyric:
Everybody in the bank line knows,
that I got a crush on the new teller.
It’s plain as day man, I might as well tell her.
She looks my way and she knows quite weller.

18. Crush, Smashing Pumpkins

Favorite Lyric:
Love comes in colors I can’t deny
All that matters is love, love, your love

19. Clumsy, Fergie


Favorite Lyric:
You got me trippin’, stumblin’, flippin’, fumblin’
Clumsy ’cause I’m fallin’ in love (in love)

20. Crush On You, Lil’ Kim

Favorite Lyric:
I know you seen me on the video. (true)
I know you heard me on the radio. (true)
But you still don’t pay me no attention.
Listenin’ to what your girlfriends mention.

21. You’ve Really Got Me, The Kinks

Favorite Lyric:
Yeah, you really got me now.
You got me so I don’t know what I’m doin’ now.
Oh yeah, you really got me now.
You got me so I can’t sleep at night.

22. Fantasy, Mariah Carey

Favorite Lyric:
Oh, when you walk by every night
talkin’ sweet and lookin’ fine
I get kinda hectic inside.
Mmm, baby, I’m so into you.
Darlin’, if you only knew
all the things that flow through my mind.

23. The Nearness of You, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Favorite Lyric:
It’s not the pale moon that excites me
that thrills and delights me.
It’s just the nearness of you.

24. You Got What I Need, Joshua Radin

Favorite Lyric:
I want to be the one and only making you feel love.

25. San Dimas High School Football Rules, The Ataris

Favorite Lyric:
These are the things that make me free.
I feel like I’m stuck in “Stand By Me.”
This night was too good to be true.

26. I Want to Hold Your Hand, The Beatles

Favorite Lyric:
Oh please say to me,
you’ll let me be your man.
And please say to me,
you’ll let me hold your hand.

27. Crush, Mandy Moore

Favorite Lyric:
I know I should tell you how I feel.
I wish everyone would disappear.
Every time time you call me, I’m too scared to be me,
And I’m too shy to say,
ooh, I got a crush on you.

28. Denis, Blondie

Favorite Lyric:
Denis Denis, oh with your eyes so blue.
Denis Denis, I’ve got a crush on you.
Denis Denis, I’m so in love with you.

29. Bloom, The Paper Kites

Favorite Lyric:
Shall I write it in a letter?
Shall I try to get it down?
Oh, you fill my head with pieces
of a song I can’t get out.

30. Can’t Get You Out of My Head, Kylie Minogue

Favorite Lyric:
I just can’t get you out of my head.
Boy, your lovin’ is all I think about.
I just can’t get you out of my head.
Boy, its more than I dare to think about.

31. Just Like Heaven, The Cure

Favorite Lyric:
You, soft and only, you lost and lonely.
You, strange as angels
dancing in the deepest oceans
twisting in the water.
You’re just like a dream.

32. Love at First Sight, John Mellencamp

Favorite Lyric:
So I suppose it’s just hello
and that it’s time for us to go.
We got a little ahead of ourselves
like everybody else.
Maybe some other time.

33. Into You, Ariana Grande

Favorite Lyric:
Oh baby, look what you started.
The temperature’s rising in here.
Is this gonna happen?
Been waiting and waiting for you to make a move.
Before I make a move.

34. Everything Little Thing She Does Is Magic, The Police

Favorite Lyric:
Every little thing she does is magic.
Everything she do just turns me on.
Even though my life before was tragic.
Now I know my love for her goes on.

35. Love Is Beginning, Imaginary Future

Favorite Lyric:
Oh my love, love is beginning.
We have found something worth living for.
I’ve got my head in the clouds.
Oh my love, love is beginning.

36. Crush, Jennifer Paige

Favorite Lyric:
It’s just a little crush. (crush)
Not like I faint every time we touch.
It’s just some little thing. (crush)
Not like everything I do depends on you.

37. Night and Day, Ella Fitzgerald

Favorite Lyric:
Whether near to me, or far
it’s no matter darling where you are.
I think of you
night and day.

38. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend, The Ramones

Favorite Lyric:
Hey, little girl, I want to be your boyfriend.
Sweet little girl, I want to be your boyfriend.
Hey, little girl, I want to be your boyfriend.

39. There She Goes, Sixpence None the Richer

Favorite Lyric:
There she goes.
There she goes again.
Pulsing through my veins.
And I just can’t contain,
this feeling that remains.

40. You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away, The Beatles

Favorite Lyric:
Everywhere people stare
each and every day.
I can see them laugh at me
and I hear them say,
Hey you’ve got to hide your love away.

41. I Try, Macy Gray

Favorite Lyric:
I try to say goodbye and I choke.
Try to walk away and I stumble.
Though I try to hide it, it’s clear
my world crumbles when you are not here.

42. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Frankie Valli

Favorite Lyric:
You’re just too good to be true.
I can’t take my eyes off you.
You’d be like heaven to touch.
I wanna hold you so much.

43. Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepson

Favorite Lyric:
Hey, I just met you and this is crazy,
but here’s my number, so call me maybe.

44. He’s So Fine, The Chiffons

Favorite Lyric:
I don’t know how, I’m gonna do it
(Do-lang, do-lang, do-lang)
But I’m gonna make him mine.
(Do-lang, do-lang, do-lang)
He’s the envy of all the girls.
(Do-lang, do-lang, do-lang)
It’s just a matter of time.

45. I Try to Think About Elvis, Patty Loveless

Favorite Lyric:
My mind wanders where it will.
When it settles right on you,
I forget what I should say.
I forget what I should do.

46. I Only Want to Be With You, Dusty Springfield

Favorite Lyric:
You stopped and smiled at me,
Asked me if I’d care to dance.
I fell into your open arms.
I didn’t stand a chance.

47. Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop, Landon Pigg

Favorite Lyric:
I think that possibly, maybe I’m falling for you.
Yes, there’s a chance that I’ve fallen quite hard over you.
I’ve seen the paths that your eyes wander down, I wanna come too.
I think that possibly, maybe I’m falling for you.

48. What I Like About You, The Romantics

Favorite Lyric:
Keep on whispering in my ear,
tell me all the things that I wanna’ to hear, ’cause that’s true.

49. No Diggity, Blackstreet

Favorite Lyric:
I like the way you work it.
No diggity, I got to bag it up, bag it up.

50. Crush, David Archuleta

Favorite Lyric:
Do you ever think when you’re all alone
all that we can be, where this thing can go?
Am I crazy or falling in love?
Is it real or just another crush?

51. XO, Beyoncé

Favorite Lyric:
Our heart is glowing
and I’m crashing into you.
Baby kiss me, kiss me.

Megan Murray

Editor-in-Chief of The Date Mix

Megan Murray is the Editor-in-Chief of The Date Mix and works at the online dating site and app Zoosk, that has over 40 million members worldwide. She splits her time between writing for The Date Mix and working on the Zoosk product, which gives her behind-the-scenes knowledge about the world of online dating.

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