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Top 10 Most Romantic Songs


Nothing sets the mood like music, and whether you’re planning a wedding or engagement party, or a Valentine’s day surprise, or a solo cry-fest, love songs are must-haves. Here is a collection of the top 10 most romantic songs of all time:


God Only Knows by The Beach Boys

“God only know what I’d be without you,” the Beach Boys sing in their beloved song from the 1966 masterpiece album “Pet Sounds.” Uplifting and charming, this is a classic choice.

Your Song by Elton John

This was a hit long before Ewan McGregor crooned his lovely take during “Moulin Rouge.” “I hope you don’t mind, I hope you don’t mind, that I put down in words how wonderful life is now you’re in the world.”

Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley

This ballad topped the charts in 1962, and The King often sang it as the closer or encore of his live performances, probably because he knew what a profound impact it had. “Wise men say only fools rush in, but I can’t help falling in love with you.”

At Last by Etta James

Etta James recorded this 1941 song in 1960, and it was an immediate smash hit. And recently, Beyoncé went on to record a cover of this song when she portrayed Etta James in the 2008 film “Cadillac Records.” “My lonely days are over, and life is like a song.”

The Book of Love by the Magnetic Fields

“The Book of Love is long and boring,” Stephin Merritt sings in the simple, 1999 concept album “69 Love Songs”. But this beautiful, no-frills love song gets at a deeper truth of love. “But I, I love it when you sing to me. And you, you can sing me anything.”

I Will Follow You into The Dark by Death Cab for Cutie

This song could have easily been too dark to be romantic, but in fact, it’s oddly comforting. “Love of mine, some day you will die, and I’ll be close behind. I’ll follow you into the dark.”

I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston

There are actually a number of versions of this song — by great stylists like Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, and Linda Ronstadt. But Whitney Houston’s version is theversion. “I’ll think of you every step of the way…”


The Luckiest by Ben Folds

This song is so simple and lovely, but the real heartbreaker is in the final verse: “Next door, there’s an old man who lived to his nineties and one day passed away in his sleep. And his wife, she stayed for a couple of days, and passed away. I’m sorry, I know that’s a strange way to tell you that I know we belong.”

Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers

Made famous by the movie Ghost, Unchained Melody is one of the most romantic songs ever. “I need your love, God speed your love to me.”


Time of My Life by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

Who doesn’t remember the end of “Dirty Dancing?” Well, it’s this phenomenally romantic song that makes it what it is. “I’ve had the time of my life and I owe it all to you.”

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