Love is an amazing feeling—it can makes your heart grow change your entire demeanor and outlook on life. And that’s why, in this article, I’m going to share with you my absolute favorite songs with love in the title.
Whether you’re in the early days of love at first sight, or you just enjoy listening to love songs, hopefully you walk away from this list with an appreciation of at least a new couple songs.
Songs with Love in the Title from the 60s
Let’s kick off this list with a song by Elvis Presley.
Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley
Honestly, “Can’t Help Falling in Love” has to be one of the most romantic songs of all time. The combination of Elvis’s velvet voice and heart-throb lyrics makes this song an absolute legend amongst love songs.
If you’re going on a date and you’re not sure what to put on your playlist, “Can’t Help Falling in Love” is a song you can’t go wrong with. It’s a tune that’s slow and steady, but gets the emotions across in a way that not many songs can claim.
What more could you ask for on a date?
All You Need Is Love” by The Beatles
“All You Need Is Love” is not the most romantic song ever, but I think it perfectly embodies the tone of the ‘60s.
If you were to think of a song that would truly spread love or peace to others, “All You Need Is Love” would probably be it. Through this song, the Beatles were perfectly able to get across just how universal love is. The beat behind this track is so catchy that you’ll have it stuck in your head for days.
The Beatles were certainly no strangers to having songs with extreme popularity and “All You Need Is Love” is certainly not an exception.
Songs with Love in the Title from the 70s
Let’s kick off this section with a Redbone track.
Come and Get Your Love by Redbone
Who could forget this absolute hit, especially in its most recent appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy?
“Come and Get Your Love” is a song that speaks to the heart as a message to a lover that they are good enough just as they are. Redbone made it abundantly clear with this song that self-love was a topic on the rise. Ultimately, this song was extremely romantic in the thought of not having to change who you are for others (or to find love.)
Ready For Love by Bad Company
“Ready For Love” has to be one of the sexiest songs of the time, drawing listeners in until the very last line of the track. The way that “Ready for Love” presents a tone of longing is utterly beautiful, truly putting you in the mindset of the song.
This is a song that will have you singing along without fail every time it comes on. Bad Company has an amazing arsenal of power and range, rivaled by very few during the ‘70s.
Somebody to Love by Queen
If you want to talk about a powerful love song that moved the world, look no further than “Somebody to Love” by Queen. Freddie Mercury’s voice is always candy on the ears, but the notes he hits in this song are truly remarkable.
I think the best thing about “Somebody to Love” is that this song so easily relates to many people. Everyone is looking for love and acceptance, and that is something that stays true no matter how many years roll by.
Songs with Love in the Title from the 80s
Let’s begin the ’80s with a great Foreigner track.
I Want to Know What Love Is by Foreigner
This is a song that appeals to individuals who truly had to work at love and relationships, as so many of us have. Simply put, love isn’t something that comes easy to a lot of people.
With “I Want to Know What Love Is,” Foreigner demonstrates how hard it is to be vulnerable and open with someone. Remember that scene in Rock of Ages when “I Want to Know What Love Is” was playing? That scene was an absolute masterpiece that could not have happened without Foreigner’s excellent and forever memorable song.
What’s Love Got to Do With It by Tina Turner
“What’s Love Got to Do with It” addresses the idea that love isn’t always on the table for some, even if strong emotions are present. Tina Turner drove home the point that just because you’re attracted to someone, it doesn’t always mean you want to be in a relationship with them.
“What’s Love Got to Do with It” has a catchy tune that can have you humming as you go about your day, and it still stands as a timeless love song all these years later.
You Give Love a Bad Name by Bon Jovi
“You Give Love a Bad Name” is a complete rock and roll classic. With this song, Bon Jovi created the perfect tune for listeners who are going through heavy heartache and are ready to sing it out.
Frankly, “You Give Love a Bad Name” is a love song unlike many of the typical heartfelt and warm love songs. This is a song about betrayal and, well, shining a different light on what love can sometimes do to people. There’s nothing wrong with telling the truth, of course, and with “You Give Love a Bad Name,” the truth is that love and heartbreak are two sides of the same coin.
Songs with Love in the Title from the 90s
Let’s begin with the great Elton John.
Can You Feel the Love Tonight by Elton John
If you think back to the Disney classic The Lion King, I’m sure you can already hear the song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” by Elton John.
First off, this song was everywhere in the mid-90s. It was on the radio, performed at award shows and birthday parties, and who knows, perhaps even a strange club or two. Point is, if you weren’t a fan of The Lion King, this song probably got you incredibly agitated thirty years ago.
But “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” discusses the impact love can have on people—and truly how beautiful love can be. Listening to the song, it’s easy to see how the relaxing yet powerful nature of this tune was so perfectly integrated into the starry scene of The Lion King. To this day, in my mind and many others, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” brings back childhood nostalgia and happiness.
Lovin’ You Against My Will by Gary Allen
If you’re looking for a country song about love, I’d like to believe “Lovin’ You Against My Will” by Gary Allen could be a track you rock with—even if you dislike country music. If you’re looking for a love song that pulls at your heartstrings (or maybe even makes you cry,) this one will definitely get the job done.
On the song, Gary Allen is truly a master of conveying the idea that sometimes, no matter how hard you don’t want to have feelings for someone, those feelings just ain’t going anywhere. The true highlight of “Lovin’ You Against My Will” is honestly the small attention to detail within the relationship that Gary Allen paints. Give the song a shot—you just might like what you hear.
Because of Love by Janet Jackson
Michael Jackson is of course iconic in any decade, but the 80s were especially his decade to shine. But nobody would’ve probably predicted that the 1990s would truly belong to his little sister, Janet.
Janet is no stranger to love songs. And while she has multiple songs with love in the title on the Janet album (That’s the Way Love Goes, for example), I decided to go with with the great song Because of Love.
This is a song that demonstrates the power of newfound love. On this track, Janet has found a man that she feels so connected to, it makes her feel like she’s on cloud nine. She doesn’t want to do anything or be with anyone else other than her man.
It’s a love that makes her feel reborn, or as Janet says in the bridge of this track, “you make me feel brand new.” If we can all find love like this, we’d all be winning at the game of life.
The Power of Love/Love Power by Luther Vandross
In the last entry above for Janet Jackson, I mentioned that Janet’s song Because of Love is an anthem showcasing the power of newfound love.
So, how appropriate then to have the next entry be a Luther Vandross song entitled The Power of Love. On this track, Luther sings of the significance of love, and how it not only needs to be embraced, but that its message must be spread to as many people as possible in an effort to make the world a better place.
Luther wants you to lean into love and let it “sweep you off your feet.” And by the time the choir strongly jumps onto this track, it takes the entire record to the next level.
This song could no doubt be a great record to play in church, as its upbeat and encourages faith and participation by everyone in earshot.
You’ve got to believe in love
It’s a feeling that’s next to none
Can’t stop until we are one
With the power of love
Tell everyone to try
I promise you’ll reach the sky
One thing that you can’t deny
Is the power of love
Songs with Love in the Title from the 2000s
Let’s check this section off with Hollywood’s biggest couple–Beyonce and Jay-Z.
Crazy in Love Beyoncé ft. Jay Z
I think most people can easily understand what Beyoncé means when she says, “your loves got me lookin’ so crazy in love.” Love does drive you crazy sometimes, and you do things you’d never imagine you would do for another person—or because of another person.
The beat in “Crazy in Love” completely screams “early 2000s”—memories of listening to this hit on the radio bring back a lot of good nostalgia. The early 2000s probably wouldn’t have been the same without this hit, and it’s easy to see exactly why this song was so popular.
I Don’t Wanna Be In Love (Dance Floor Anthem) by Good Charlotte
“I Don’t Wanna Be in Love (Dance Floor Anthem)” is an absolute classic that truly brings to light what can sometimes be the trials of love. With this song, Good Charlotte shot to popularity in the early 2000s, and this is a song that you can still hear on the radio occasionally.
Sometimes when you love someone, it means you break up several different times—only to get back together because you still have feelings for one another (or perhaps you’re petty, and you just you hate seeing them with anyone else.)
“I Don’t Wanna Be in Love (Dance Floor Anthem)” is a fantastic song that talks about the harder side of love, while still being a song you can rock out to.
I Don’t Love You My Chemical Romance
If you’re looking for more of a “make me cry” love song, look no further than “I Don’t Love You” by My Chemical Romance. This is a song that appeals to anyone who once had strong feelings for someone…and then one day, those strong feelings just…kind of disappeared.
Growing out of love with someone is painful for all parties involved, but the truth is that, well, that’s just life. It happens. My Chemical Romance perfectly embodies the idea of loneliness and sadness that can sometimes come with love.
Love Story by Taylor Swift
“Love Story” is a song that many young girls listen to (or have listened to) while they are developing feelings for someone. It’s almost a rite of passage at this point.
The song follows a young couple’s road to an engagement. “Love Story” is what many would consider a “fairy-tale” type romance laced with innocence, and that’s what makes it such a classic.
I think almost everyone at some point craves a “fairy-tale” of some sort, and if you’re looking for a song that takes you back to those feelings, this is definitely it.
It’s almost impossible to come up with a definite list of songs with love in the title that will make everyone satisfied and happy. There’s just too many songs to name, and quite frankly, my fingers would start to go numb if I tried to make this list any longer.
But hopefully, you’ve enjoyed this article and discovered one or two new songs that you’ll be adding to your playlist!
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