45 Best Upbeat Love Songs

We all enjoy love songs, but let’s be real; sometimes they aren’t that dance worthy!

If however you’re looking for a more upbeat love song, there are plenty of those too. Below you’ll see some of the best.

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1. Together We Can by the Cheetah Girls

Song Year: 2003

The opening song to their first movie, Together We Can doesn't get as much attention as some other Cheetah Girls songs. But the lyrics talk about taking on the world with someone.

In the movie, the characters may refer to their friends, but it also makes for a great love song. Their love shines through when they sing it again later.

2. I Want You Back by The Jackson 5

Song Year: 1969

Some of the most upbeat love songs are about the fun times you had. The Jackson 5 sings about the good times and not taking advantage of them.

Many artists have done covers of the song, so if you're not a fan of the original, you can listen to others to still enjoy the lyrics and beat.

3. P.Y.T. by Michael Jackson

Song Year: 1982

One of Michael Jackson's solo releases about love is P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing). The song talks about wanting to love and care for someone.

Of course, it's also easy to dance to, so you can enjoy yourself when you're alone or add it to a wedding setlist.

4. New Classic by Drew Seeley and Selena Gomez

Song Year: 2008

This duet between Drew Seeley and Selena Gomez shows two sides of life, from the famous teen pop star to the regular teen trying to survive.

Seeley sings about how Gomez is the new classic or the new PYT (a reference to Jackson's song) and has a great beat behind the lyrics.

5. Dance With Me by Drew Seeley and Belinda

Year: 2006

Dance With Me may be a bit slower, but it's still upbeat and gets faster throughout the song. It has a Spanish flare and makes for a great tango song.

However, you can also dance in other styles, like hip-hop. The duet is also fun to sing along with.

6. Happy by Pharell Williams

Song Year: 2013

As the name suggests, this song's lyrics talk about being happy. While it's not specifically about love, it feels like how it may feel to be in love with your soulmate.

Nothing can bring Pharell down, and the instrumentals are also very upbeat and fun to dance to. The lyrics do repeat a bit more than in some songs, but that also makes it easy to sing along with.

7. Que Bailas Conmigo Hoy by Fifth Harmony

Song Year: 2013

Fifth Harmony recorded some Spanish songs, one of which was Que Bailas Conmigo Hoy. That translates to “dance with me today.”

The lyrics talk about how others in the world don't matter.

8. Señorita by Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes

Song Year: 2019

Former Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello sings a duet with Shawn Mendes. She sings about how she loves when he calls her “señorita.”

The two sing very well together, and that helps make it a great upbeat love song.

9. Love Me Like You by Little Mix

Song Year: 2015

Little Mix sings about loving a guy even though he doesn't have a super fancy car. The lyrics are a great reminder that what's on the inside counts more.

You can dance to this song with a partner, such as at your wedding. It's not super fast, but it's still upbeat.

10. Love You Like a Love Song by Selena Gomez

Song Year: 2011

Selena Gomez sings about loving someone and how that's like loving a song. The tempo is relatively fast throughout the song, but there are some calmer moments.

The lyrics talk about how the person she loves is unique and magical. The chorus repeats a few times, emphasizing how she loves someone like a love song.

11. Love Is the Name by Sofia Carson

Song Year: 2016

The lyrics of this song talk about how life is a game, and love is the name of that game. Other lyrics refer to ruling the world and not living with regrets.

While the song isn't necessarily about romantic love, it can be. The version featuring J Balvin is great if you'd prefer to listen to a duet.

12. Kiss Me More by Doja Cat

Song Year: 2021

In this song, Doja Cat sings about getting straight to kissing her partner. Of course, it has a fun, danceable beat.

Meanwhile, SZA adds even more flare to her rap, making this even more upbeat.

13. I Like You by Post Malone featuring Doja Cat

Song Year: 2022

Post Malone and Doja Cat sing a duet about how they like each other. Post Malone's lyrics cover how he wants a real girl rather than someone who just wants to use him.

Doja Cat raps in the song and adds her own personality. You can dance to this song in your room or at a party.

14. Love Story by Taylor Swift

Song Year: 2008

Love Story put Taylor Swift on the map as a singer and songwriter. This song may not be the fastest, but it tells a great love story.

Like many of her other songs, Swift released Taylor's Version of the song. You can listen to either version that you prefer.

15. Teenage Dream by Katy Perry

Song Year: 2010

Katy Perry's Teenage Dream has lyrics about dancing and being in love. It's an excellent song for any couples who got together as teenagers.

Of course, the song talks about how it feels like a teenage dream. So even adults can listen and dance along to this tune.

16. Adore You by Harry Styles

Song Year: 2019

Styles talks about wanting to adore someone, and he'll do whatever it takes for that to happen. Like many other songs, the chorus is a bit repetitive, but that's okay.

That makes it easier to listen to the nice beat and to dance along if you choose.

17. We Can Work It Out by The Beatles

Song Year: 1965

Some of the most upbeat songs about love are about the struggles of being in love. In this song, The Beatles sing about how you have to see eye to eye.

The song has some great instrumentals that make it danceable. You can play the song when you and your partner have a small fight as a way to help you forget about your disagreement.

18. Sucker by the Jonas Brothers

Song Year: 2019

One of their big comeback songs after a hiatus was Sucker. The Jonas Brothers sing about how they'll follow the women they love no matter what.

Like many upbeat songs, this one is fun to dance to and sing along with. It's a great addition to any party or wedding setlist.

19. What a Man Gotta Do by the Jonas Brothers

Song Year: 2020

Another excellent recent song from the Jonas Brothers is What a Man Gotta Do. In it, they ask what they have to do to be with the women they love.

It has a bit of an old-school feel, but that offers a unique beat for dancing alone or at a party.

20. Glad You Came by The Wanted

Song Year: 2012

British boy band The Wanted's song Glad You Came has all of the elements of a great party song, from a fast tempo to catchy lyrics.

The lyrics are about how they want to spend time with someone. Parts of the song are a bit slow, but they make the faster parts even more upbeat.

21. What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction

Song Year: 2011

Rival boy band One Direction came out with a breakout hit. The song talks about how you're beautiful no matter what, so it's a great song to sing to someone you love.

You can also dance to it and enjoy the message that you're perfect how you are.

22. Fall by Big Time Rush

Song Year: 2022

After a seven-year hiatus, American boy band Big Time Rush has released a few singles, including Fall. The lyrics talk about falling for someone and following them.

Meanwhile, the beat is a bit slow but still very danceable, either alone or with a partner.

23. Any Kind of Guy by Big Time Rush

Song Year: 2010

A classic Big Time Rush song is Any Kind of Guy, which in their TV show, started as a slow ballad. When their producer can't get it to work, the guys use it to battle over a new girl in town.

That leads the producer to realize it should be a faster song that you can dance to. It talks about being any kind of guy your partner needs.

24. Countdown by Leon Thomas III and Victoria Justice

Song Year: 2012

In Victorious, Thomas's character needs to perform at his girlfriend's party. He sings the song, counting down to how she's his number one.

Justice's character provides harmonies, and you can recreate that as a duet with your partner. Then, you can sing and dance about loving each other.

25. You're the Reason by Victoria Justice

Song Year: 2010

Another love song from Victorious is You're the Reason. While the show uses it as a song about sisterly love, it also works for romance.

The show's version is more upbeat and is the one to dance to. But there's also a slower acoustic version.

26. The Way by Ariana Grande featuring Mac Miller

Song Year: 2013

Ariana Grande and Mac Miller performed an amazing duet for The Way. They were either dating or great friends at the time, and that shows in the song.

You can dance to the upbeat instrumentals and listen to the English version or the Spanish version of the song.

27. Rain on Me by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande

Song Year: 2020

Another great upbeat love song collaboration from Grande is Rain on Me. This song is more about loving yourself and the world around you.

However, you can apply it to romantic or familial love. The two singers ask for it to rain down, a metaphor for getting over their pasts.

28. With Ur Love by Cher Lloyd featuring Mike Posner

Song Year: 2011

Cher Lloyd's song With Ur Love talks about how your partner is able to help you bring down your guard and enjoy being with them.

The beat is fast and fun to dance to, and Posner's rap adds another layer of entertainment. You can listen to a version without the rap as well.

29. He Could Be the One by Hannah Montana

Song Year: 2009

One of the best upbeat songs from Hannah Montana is the love song He Could Be the One. In the show, it leads to drama for Miley as she develops a crush on a guy that the song isn't about.

But in real life, it's an excellent song about how you can't stop thinking about someone. The beat isn't too slow or fast.

30. Did I Mention by Mitchell Hope

Song Year: 2015

The first Descendants movie sees Mal give Ben a love potion. Then, Ben's actor sings about how his love for her is ridiculous.

This song gets the entire crowd of characters to dance, but it does make Mal feel a bit awkward. Still, it's a fun song to sing when you love someone.

31. One Kiss by Sofia Carson

Song Year: 2019

In the third Descendants movie, Sofia Carson's character has to wake her partner. Like all Disney movies, true love's kiss will save the day, but she's unsure if he loves her back.

This song sees the character Evie go through many emotions as she dances around her castle. Finally, she kisses her partner and successfully wakes him.

32. Breaking Free by Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens

Song Year: 2006

Another classic Disney Channel movie is High School Musical. Efron and Hudgens sing this song as their callback audition for the musical.

The lyrics talk about how they're helping each other believe in their dreams. It's a bit slow but still has a nice groove throughout.

33. Shower by Becky G

Song Year: 2014

Becky G sings about how the person she loves lights her up and how she can't live without them. The love has her singing in the shower.

This song is also fun to dance to. After all, Becky G is a dancer. Plus, many of us can relate to wanting to sing and dance when we feel happy or in love.

34. I Gotta Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas

Song Year: 2009

The Black Eyed Peas sings I Gotta Feeling and pairs it with a fun dance beat. It's more of a party song than strictly a love song.

However, it talks about partying with your friends and loved ones. You can dance to the song with your partner at a party or at home.

35. Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon

Song Year: 2014

The song title makes it clear that the band wants you to dance. The lyrics talk about a partner asking you to go on the dance floor.

Of course, it has a nice beat under the lyrics that helps make the song fast and danceable.

36. Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds

Song Year: 1985

Many people first heard this song at the end of The Breakfast Club. However, it stands alone as an excellent upbeat song about love.

The lyrics talk about how you shouldn't forget the singer, even if you grow apart. Of course, it's fast and fun to dance to.

37. We Found Love by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris

Song Year: 2011

In this song, Rihanna sings about how she found love somewhere she'd never expected. The lyrics repeat, and the beat makes it fun to dance to this song.

It feels like a party song, and it can be easy to forget the lyrics are about love. But the message still shines through, and it's quite danceable.

38. I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston

Song Year: 1987

This song is one of Houston's most famous. She talks about how she wants to dance with a person who loves her.

Under the lyrics, the instrumentals are upbeat and help make the song catchy. Even if you don't know it well, you'll probably recognize it when you hear it.

39. Emotions by Mariah Carey

Song Year: 1991

You can hear the entire range of Carey's voice in Emotions. She sings about how she's feeling things she's never felt before and how that's exciting.

The 90s song has a great beat for listening, singing, or dancing along. However, you may need to take a break when Carey sings her high whistle tones.

40. Yeah by Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris

Song Year: 2004

Usher sings about how he's in the club and sees a woman checking him out. He goes after her, and they dance together.

This may not be a traditional love song, but the beat is high energy and great for any party. If you want a good song for your party guests, many people will probably recognize it.

41. Finesse by Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B

Song Year: 2016

Bruno Mars and Cardi B talk about how they turn heads in a room. The lyrics don't mention love explicitly, but you can assume the two are in love.

This song's beat sounds similar to many 90s songs, and you can see that in the video as well. It's a great party song for couples to dance to.

42. Taki Taki by DJ Snake featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna, and Cardi B

Song Year: 2019

If you like Latin music, you'll love Taki Taki, which has English and Spanish lyrics. DJ Snake's instrumentals sound great and make the song a good dance tune.

Meanwhile, the other three performers each have their moment in the sun with a verse or chorus. The song starts slow, but keep listening for it to speed up.

43. Baila Conmigo by Selena Gomez and Rauw Alejandro

Song Year: 2021

Another Spanish upbeat love song is Baila Conmigo (dance with me). Gomez and Alejandro sing about how they want to dance and kiss each other.

Even if you don't speak Spanish, you can still enjoy the flow of the lyrics and instrumentals so that you can dance along.

44. Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves

Song Year: 1983

Walking on Sunshine is about loving yourself and getting over a tough relationship. But you can listen and dance to it with a partner if you're both happy and in love.

The lyrics talk about not wanting to wait around for someone. You have to be happy being yourself, and that's a great message for anyone.

45. Love Shack by the B-52s

Song Year: 1989

The B-52s sing about going to the love shack to get together with the person they love. There's glitter all over, and no one else is allowed into the shack.

Along with those lyrics, the instrumentals make this song super upbeat and great for dancing. If you like their other songs, you'll probably love this one.

Top Upbeat Love Songs, Final Thoughts

If you want to dance or just feel happy, upbeat love songs are great. Some mention romantic love, while others focus on any type of love.

Consider some classics as well as newer releases to expand your musical tastes. Then, you can add the songs you like to your next party playlist.

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