35 Top Songs About Falling in Love That Describe the Feeling Perfectly
One of the best things you can experience in life is the excitement and thrill of falling in love. If it’s your first time, or even if it’s not, you may want some songs to help describe that feeling.
Well here are some of the best songs about falling in love. I’m sure you’ll find many of them describe love perfectly.
“Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton
Song Year: 2015
This song talks about how a man always used to use alcohol to help him cope with life and feel like he was going to be okay. After he falls in love with a woman, this man tells her that she helped save him from himself and his bad habits.
He describes his love as being sweeter and warmer than even the best drinks out there, and tells her that if he could have his way, he would not need alcohol ever again, because she does the trick.
“I Love You Always Forever” by Donna Lewis
Song Year: 1996
This tune has to be one of the most accurate representations of what it feels like to be in love with someone. The entire song has an almost ethereal feeling and captures the emotions involved with love in an indescribable way.
Lewis sings about her memories of falling for her love for the first time and how she wants to be with her love forever. This is an excellent song to listen to with your sweetheart as it can convey how you feel without you stumbling for the right words.
“I Try” by Macy Gray
Song Year: 1999
Sometimes our love for someone is not reciprocated and while that is a part of life and growing up, it never feels good to want someone and have them not reciprocate that emotion.
Macy Gray wrote this song for all the people that have loved someone and either have to let them go or live knowing that it would never work out between the two of them. The longing emotions are definitely there, as are the almost helpless desperation for requited love.
“Truly Madly Deeply” by Savage Garden
Song Year: 1997
Savage Garden literally says in this song that there is no way to use words to describe the feeling of being in love, but this song does the emotion justice. Falling in love can feel transcendental and if you add a cool 90s beat to that feeling, you would probably get this song.
This song also describes how when you are in love, all you can do is hang on and enjoy the ride. No one falls in love to break up or have it not work out, but as long as you spend the time with your beloved enjoying every moment with them, you can at least get everything possible out of it.
“Ramona” by Guster
Song Year: 2003
This song is obviously about a love for a woman by the name of Ramona. With the exception of all of Taylor Swift’s exes, most people dream of having a song written about them and then named after them.
Ramona is a beauty queen that does not seem to treat her beau as well as he treats her, but it would appear that he can not stop loving her. One can only hope for someone to reciprocate love as much as they can give.
“Head Over Feet” by Alanis Morissette
Song Year: 1995
Alanis Morissette is a little more famous for her songs about breaking up and exacting revenge, but this sweet love song is about falling for someone head over feet. In the song, she sings that she was not prepared to love someone as deeply as she does, and the reality of falling in love could not be any closer.
Falling in love always seems to happen in the strangest ways and never when or with whom you would expect. If you are still waiting to fall in love, hang in there. Love can be better than you could ever imagine.
“She’s so High” by Tal Bachman
Song Year: 1999
When you are in love you may put the source of your affections on a pedestal. Being in love does not mean that this person is perfect, but a frequent side effect of being in love can mean that you only see the good in them, for better or for worse, and this song is all about that.
“One Week” by Barenaked Ladies
Song Year: 1998
This song paints a little bit more accurate representation of what it is like to fall in love and be in love. So many times Disney movies and love songs paint this perfect picture of two good-looking people that fall for each other at the perfect time.
Life is far funnier than that though, and this song talks about the benefits of laughing with each other to avoid a fight, and allowing each other time and space until the time to forgive rolls around.
“Linger” by The Cranberries
Song Year: 1993
This song is about being eternally forgiving of the one you fall for. The hardest part when you are in love is learning when to stand up for yourself and your needs and when you need to pick your battles and let some things slide. This song shares the intimate details of struggling between the two as the woman falls for someone.
“Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me For Me)” by Blessid Union Of Souls
Song Year: 1999
This is a cute and funny song about how even though the singer is not particularly talented, handsome, funny, or wealthy, his girl loves him for who he is all the same. A wise person once said that you do not fall for perfection, you fall for potential. This gives you both the opportunity to grow and progress together.
“Kiss Me” by Sixpence None The Richer
Song Year: 1997
Summer love has always felt like a beautiful dream and is something everyone deserves to experience at least once in this life. This late 90s tune is all about how a couple created the perfect moment to share a sweet kiss together.
People talk about falling in love, but it is not usually something that just happens to you. Falling in love and staying in love can require work and some intense date planning, like the couple in this song.
“Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper
Song Year: 1983
When you fall in love, you can feel like no matter what this person does, no matter where this person or the relationship ends up, you want to be able to be there for them unconditionally. Cyndi Lauper captures this emotion perfectly. When you truly fall in love with someone, you will have their best interests at heart.
Like it says in this song, when your love falls down, you want to be the one that is right by their side to catch them and help them back up. If your love does not know what to do or where to go, you want to be the one to help them through it, for the good times and the bad.
“Let’s Hear It for the Boy” by Deniece Williams
Song Year: 1984
This song truly captures the spirit of falling in love. Sometimes there can just be something about a person that makes you fall for them. Even if no one else sees the appeal, you are the one that fell for their charms and in your eyes, they are perfect for you.
“Let’s Hear It for the Boy” is about a woman admitting that to some people, her guy may not look like anything special, but to her, he is her whole world. This is definitely something you feel when you are in love.
“No One’s Gonna Love You” by Band of Horses
Song Year: 2007
This sweet song talks about how the average difficulties of life are no match for the love the singer has for his partner. He sings that he would do anything to make her smile and feel good. He tells her that even when things are looking like they are falling apart, he will be there and assures her that no one will love her as much as he does.
When in the midst of a life turmoil, it can be easy to lash out at the ones you love because you assume that they will always be there for you. It is much healthier to look at problems as being you and your partner teamed up against the matter at hand, rather than turn your love against you on top of your problems.
“To Be With You” by Mr. Big
Song Year: 1991
This song is about how a guy recognizes that a girl has not always been treated nicely by her partners and how he wants to be the one to show her that she deserves to be loved and appreciated. He sings that he would much rather be by her side and love her than allow her to be mistreated any more by men that do not deserve her.
“She’s Always a Woman” by Billy Joel
Song Year: 1977
When you are falling in love with someone, it is often true that you can see their faults, but almost like you are outside yourself, looking at the human side of them through a window. You can not always recognize that even though you are in love with them, they are still human and are bound to make mistakes.
Billy Joel is the ultimate singer/storyteller, and this song tells the story of a man who falls for a woman that lies, cheats, and abuses people in her life, but he loves her anyway. Love can open your eyes but it can also make you blind to the truth.
“Maggie May” by Rod Stewart
Song Year: 1971
This tune by Rod Stewart is all about a young man waking up one day and realizing that the woman he fell in love with made him totally blind and pulled him away from his family, his studies, and his old life.
When you are in love, there is no end to the things that person could do or say to you and you will blindly follow them to the ends of the earth. This is why it is so important to know what kind of person you are falling for before you get in too deep. A good love will put your own well-being above or at least at the same level as their own.
“My Guy” by Mary Wells
Song Year: 1964
Mary Wells sings the praises of her man and how no one could ever pull her away from him. She mentions that he is the absolute best of the best and no matter how handsome or big or strong of a man tried to take her away from her fella, they could never be who she truly loves.
When you fall for someone head over feet like this, it is normal to recognize the beauty and good qualities in other people, but you also know that no one else would be worth your time and love.
“Everywhere” by Fleetwood Mac
Song Year: 1987
Fleetwood Mac is a band that has a rough history of relationships between its members. They have written multiple songs about the ups and downs of falling in love, but this song is all about wanting to be wherever your love is.
The song says that they would go anywhere, do anything, and do whatever it takes to stay by the side of the person they love. Love can certainly make you do some wacky things, and no one knows that better than the band members of Fleetwood Mac.
“Countdown” by Beyonce
Song Year: 2011
When you truly fall in love with someone, it does not matter to you what anyone else says about the person you care for. Beyonce does an excellent job of describing this emotion. She sings that she has loved her man for ten years and the whole time, people have spread untrue rumours. She loves her guy and that will never change.
Beyonce also mentions that she continues to fall for her man, time and time again. This can take a lot of effort from both members of the relationship, but the end result of a happy couple is worth it.
“Kathy’s Song” by Simon & Garfunkel
Song Year: 1966
Some of the best love songs sound like how love makes you feel. Love truly can feel indescribable and while many songwriters can come close, there is no better way to describe love than to compare it to something that makes you feel the same way.
Simon and Garfunkel write this song in a very cozy way, and the way they describe love is so comforting. When you fall in love, it can sometimes almost make you feel like you have found your place and you finally feel like you have come home after a long trip.
“White Flag” by Dido
Song Year: 2003
Falling in love with someone can feel like you are floating above the clouds. Sometimes though, people do not want to fall in love, or they have been hurt so many times before that it does not feel worth it to try again. Dido perfectly describes the hesitation and then reckless abandon with which she fell in love.
She admits that she gives up and accepts the fact that she is in love and likely will be forever. “White Flag” is about surrendering yourself to love and giving yourself over to it with all of you.
“Bad Liar” by Imagine Dragons
Song Year: 2019
When you have been in a relationship for a while, it can be easy to take advantage of all the best things that made you fall in love with the person in the first place. People also change, and sometimes people grow apart.
This song is a much more raw and vulnerable version of what it is like to fall in love. Imagine Dragons does a beautiful job sharing the message of what it is like to want to keep a happy face on for your love when you know that you are falling apart inside.
“Lovebug” by Jonas Brothers
Song Year: 2008
This is the ultimate sweet, teenage love song. Way back when the Jonas Brothers were first together and they came out with this song it was a hit, and their recent reunion has only made the song more popular.
This song is about finding the perfect girl and feeling completely overcome and awestruck. Falling in love for the first time is definitely the most powerful since you do not have anything to compare it to, but the feeling can be sweet whether it is your first time or your fiftieth.
“For Emily, Wherever I May Find Her” by Simon and Garfunkel
Song Year: 1966
Simon and Garfunkel are the kings of describing the intangible. Their lyrics are always profound, and this love song is no exception. As with the other song they wrote that is on this list, they describe love in such a cozy and intimate way, you truly have to hear it to understand.
“Love On The Brain” by Rhianna
Song Year: 2016
Rhianna perfectly describes what it is like to fall in love with someone who is not necessarily the best for you. It is likely that you have had at least one relationship that was at the least, not the healthiest, and at the most, downright toxic. Rhianna knows that she is in love with this person because it hurts her and she keeps coming back.
“Love You Madly” by Cake
Song Year: 2001
When you have been hurt by love before, you can have so many thoughts in the back of your mind of everything that could possibly go wrong. Cake’s “Love You Madly” is all about wanting to ignore all of those intrusive thoughts and just fall deeply, madly, and completely in love with someone.
“Call and Answer” by Barenaked Ladies
Song Year: 1998
This is another love song about being in love with someone to the point that you would go to the ends of the earth for them. When you fall for someone, you would do anything to ensure their well-being, or even just to bring some happiness to their life, and that is what this song is all about.
“Baby Can I Hold You” by Tracy Chapman
Song Year: 1988
So much of falling in love and being in love is knowing how to communicate with one another. You can fall in love with anyone, whether the affection is returned or not, but if you want the love to go somewhere, you have to know how to communicate. Tracy Chapman says that sometimes when “sorry” is not enough, these words mean the most.
“Our House” by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Song Year: 1970
70’s love songs must just be about cozy feelings of falling for someone. This love song depicts the day of a couple in love and just shares the warmth of being in love with someone and sharing your life with that person.
“Annie’s Song” by John Denver
Song Year: 1974
John Denver describes love in this song as filling up his world more than anything in life. A forest and the ocean have nothing on the grandeur of his love and he asks his lady to let him love her forever.
“Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop” by Landon Pigg
Song Year: 2009
This is a cute song that is literally about falling in love inside a coffee shop. Sights, sounds, smells, and tastes can all be associated with emotions, so a coffee shop, where one can experience all of that, reminds the singer of his love.
“Arms Of A Woman” by Amos Lee
Song Year: 2005
Love can make you feel safe, and that is exactly how this songwriter describes the emotion behind falling in love. Amos Lee perfectly compares the feeling of falling in love with the feeling of being completely at home.
“Mess Is Mine” by Vance Joy
Song Year: 2014
Vance Joy has some really cute love songs and “Mess Is Mine” is the sweetest declaration that when you fall in love with someone, even their messes become yours. This song shares the emotion that everyone has baggage and problems, and being in love makes you want to shoulder those burdens as well.
“Someone New” by Hozier
Song Year: 2014
Hozier has been described as a songwriter that sings about women the way that women feel when they are in love. This song is all about falling in love with the idea of people and that anyone walking past you on the street has the potential to be someone you could fall in love with.
“Someone New” is about keeping your mind and heart open to receiving love, and not putting too much pressure on where it will come from. This song is so beautiful and sweet, and is sure to make you feel that at least Hozier knows how you feel.
Best Songs About Falling in Love, Final Thoughts
Falling in love is such a feeling of exhilaration and pure thrill, there is no wonder that there are so many songs that have been written about the subject. Whether your love happens to be unrequited or reciprocated, this song list should help you know that you are not alone as you navigate the craziness that is the emotion of love.
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