The Most Romantic Love Songs to Listen to on Valentine’s Day

Carlie Stewart, Staff Writer

February 14th is almost here, and love is in the air!  What’s the secret to winning over that special someone who has caught your eye? Rather than giving the traditional box of chocolates or love note, give them the gift of music! Who needs Cupid’s arrows when you’ve got a great romantic music playlist? Here are 15 songs to listen to with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day.

“Perfect” by Ed Sheeran

-Most romantic lyric: “But, just kiss me slow, your heart is all I own / And in your eyes you’re holding mine”

-Fun fact: Ed Sheeran wrote this love song for his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, who is an old school friend of his.

“Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley

-Most romantic lyric: “Take my hand, take my whole life, too / For I can’t help falling in love with you”

-Fun fact: The soundtrack to Blue Hawaii hit #1 on the US charts in the fall of 1961 and remained there for 20 weeks in a row. The record was not broken until 1977.

“Something” by The Beatles

-Most romantic lyric: “Somewhere in her smile she knows, that I don’t need no other lover”

-Fun fact: George Harrison, the writer of the song, was really into his studies of Krishna Consciousness when he wrote the song, and its original intent was as a devotion to Lord Krishna.

“We Found Love” by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris

-Most romantic lyric: “It’s the way I’m feeling I just can’t deny”

-Fun Fact: The son’s 8 consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 broke Rihanna’s personal record of 7 with “Umbrella.”

“Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur

-Most romantic lyric: “Darling your love is more than worth its weight in gold”

– Fun fact: James Arthur told Genius: “The inspiration was to look at someone’s life and the path through it with a partner. Some of it is personal and some of it is inspired by people around me as well as imagining what life is like in other people’s relationships.”

“Love on Top” by Beyoncé

-Most romantic lyric: “You’re the one that gives your all / You’re the one I can always call / When I need you make everything stop / Finally put my love on top.”

– Fun fact: Beyoncé produced the track with the help of producer Shea Taylor, who has also made music for the likes of Ne-Yo and Janet Jackson.

“Lucky” by Jason Mraz featuring Colbie Caillat

-Most romantic lyric: “Lucky I’m in love with my best friend / Lucky we’re in love in every way”

– Fun fact: Mraz told Billboard magazine that this song was written back and forth over email. He explained that the song’s recording was “completely underground, because neither of our labels were into the idea.”

“Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars

-Most romantic lyric: “And when you smile / The whole world stops and stares for a while / ‘Cause girl you’re amazing / Just the way you are”

– Fun fact: The song was originally written for Cee-Lo Green in mind, but he didn’t feel it was right for himself.

“Make You Feel My Love” by Adele

-Most romantic lyric: “I’ve known it from the moment that we met / No doubt in my mind where you belong”

-Fun fact: This is a cover of a Bob Dylan song from his 1997 Time Out of my Mind.

“Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol

-Most romantic lyric: “If I lay here / If I just lay here / Would you lie with me and just forget the world?”

– Fun fact: This was used in the TV shows One Tree Hill and Grey’s Anatomy. The song made the scene have more emotion from the viewer.

“There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” by Shawn Mendes

-Most romantic lyric: “If you are by my side and we stumbled in the dark / I know we’d be alright, I know we’d be alright”

– Fun fact: This song isn’t about a real-life girl. It’s about a character in a movie. “I was reading a movie script that I was possibly going to be in and the girl who my character kind of falls in love with, I actually loved, like I really liked the character,” Mendes stated in a video interview.

“How Would You Feel (Paean)” by Ed Sheeran

-Most romantic lyric: “I’ll be taking my time, spending my life / Falling deeper in love with you”

-Fun fact: Written and produced by Ed Sheeran himself, the singer released this love ballad at midnight on February 17th, 2017 to celebrate his 26th birthday.

“Bleeding Love” by Leona Lewis

-Most romantic lyric: “But I don’t care what they say, I’m in love with you”

-Fun fact: The track was produced and co-written by OneRepublic front man Ryan Tedder and was recorded in Los Angeles.

“Sweet Creature” by Harry Styles

-Most romantic lyric: “Wherever I go, you bring me home” / “When I run out of road, you bring me home”

-Fun fact: Harry Styles wrote the song with frequent Florence Welch collaborator Kid Harpoon.

“All of Me” by John Legend

-Most romantic lyric: “All of me loves all of you / All your perfect imperfections /Love your curves and all your edges”

-Fun fact: John Legend wrote the song for his then-fiancée, now wife, model Chrissy Teigen.