Song Lyrics About Love
Song lyrics about love have been around as long as singing and performing. While love is one of the most popular subjects in music of all types, from country ballads to heavy metal masterpieces, choosing just a few of the best lyrics about love is subjective. Asked to choose the best love lyrics of all time, ten different people would come up with ten different lists. In developing a list of this type, consider looking at the songs that have endured the test of time and capture those emotions universal to anyone who knows what it feels like to be in love.
- "Have I Told You Lately" Written by Van Morrison, this song has been covered by country artists as well as by Rod Stewart. "Have I told you lately that I love You? Have I told you there's no one above you? Fill my heart with gladness, take away all my sadness, ease my troubles, that's what you do." These lyrics are singable, recognizable and capture the feelings of someone who is completely moved by the object of his desire.
- "Can't Help Falling in Love" "Wise men say only fools rush in, but I can't help falling in love with you." Almost everyone recognizes the lyrics to this song, which has been a wedding song standard since Elvis Presley first sang it in 1961. Since then, countless artists in different genres have covered the song.
- "Unchained Melody" This song by the Righteous Brothers was featured in the movie "Ghost," starring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze. It's haunting melody and lyrics highlight the heartbreak of being away from someone you can't be without.
- "Breathe" Not all of the most popular love and wedding songs are classics. Country artist Faith Hill's performance of the song "Breathe," released in 1999, became one of the highest charting country singles of all time. " And I can feel you breathe, it's washing over me; suddenly I'm melting into you." Faith's soaring vocals give this song the breathless feeling of being in love, just like the song lyrics suggest.
- "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing" Aerosmith's pop ballad "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing," which spent four weeks at number one on the charts in 1998 is another popular wedding song. "Cause even when I dream of you, the sweetest dream will never do. I still miss you, babe, and I don't wanna miss a thing."
- "You Light up My Life" This song became one of the biggest hits of the 1970s and has become one of the most recognizable love standards of all time. "You light up my life; you give me hope to carry on. You light up my days, and fill my nights with song."
- "Just the Way You Are" This love song by Billy Joel, who tells the woman he loves to be who she is because that's why he loves her, is another wedding choice. The first line of the song is almost always recognizable. "Don't go changing to try and please me. You've never let me down before."
- "When You Say Nothing at All" A country hit written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz, this song was a big hit for three country stars, including Alison Krauss and Keith Whitley. Almost any wedding song sheet music collection will include this song. "Try as they may, they can never define what's been said between your heart and mine. You say it best when you say nothing at all."
- "When a Man Loves a Woman" A wedding classic that has been covered by numerous artists. Who doesn't recognize the verse "When a man loves a woman, can't keep his mind on nothing else. Trade the world for the good thing he's found." Originally performed by Percy Sledge and later covered by Michael Bolton.
- "Crazy" Written by Willie Nelson and performed by Patsy Cline, "Crazy" is a country classic that showcases the heartbreak of love. Not all love songs have happy endings, and this is a classic example.