Like love, music is eternal. The language of music is the language of love—complicated, yet simple. It makes sense when nothing else is comprehensible. And since time immemorial, music has been the language of love.
Serenading the woman of your dreams by singing love songs while she sits in the balcony has been penned down in books. One of the most iconic romantic scenes of the ’80s is a scene from Say Anything when John Cusack holds a boombox high above his head as it belts out Peter Gabriel’s In Your Eyes for his lady love being played by Ione Skye. It has become a classic move almost three decades later to make that move for your lady love.
Perhaps, you don’t have to carry a boombox on your shoulders to woo the person you love, but playing music for your beloved is certainly something that should be on your Valentine’s to-do list of making it the most romantic. Here are 10 songs that are absolutely spot on to describe your love for your beloved.
- Etta James – At Last
Etta James’s version of At Last is one of the most romantic songs from the blues era. It was inducted into the Grammy’s Hall of Fame in 1999 and rightly so! The lyrics and the rendition would touch your heart strings. Beyonce has done a splendid version of it as well.
- Your Song – Elton John
A beautifully simple song by the masterful Elton John, which earned praise by the critics when it was released in 1970 and was even deemed ‘near perfect’. Even John Lennon called it one of the best things to happen to America since ‘The Beatles’.
- Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton made this song unforgettable with his rendition with the perfect guitar. This song is the one to play when you want your companion to know how beautiful you think she is.
- All of me – John Legend
This fantastic song about love by Legend is one of the biggest hits in the last few years which took over charts of UK, Australia, and America for weeks in one go. It is about the eternal kind of love where you love one another with all your heart and soul.
- More than words – Extreme
This acoustic song by the rock band Extreme is one of the best expressions as it talks about the love that goes beyond words. Later in the ’90s, boy band Westlife also covered it and became quite popular with their pop rendition of it.
- Tell him – Barbara Streisand and Celine Dion
One of the best female duets ever, this song was a single that is a powerful ballad for a woman who is on the threshold of expressing her love to the man of her dreams. The passion and power with which this song is sung is enough to make you realise the immense love you have for him.
- First time ever I saw your face – Roberta Flack
This love song was originally written by Ewan MacColl for his future wife and you never know it might become lucky for you, too. Many other artists have covered it since Flack’s 1972 Grammy winning version, but not many have come close to the perfect way that she sings it.
- Endless Love – Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
‘Endless Love’ is a sweet romantic ballad for two people who are absolutely in love with each other. Even if you don’t believe in romance, this song will make you fall head over heels with your beloved all over again.
- Make you feel my love – Adele
If Adele’s powerhouse vocals are not enough to make you feel love, the lyrics of this Bob Dylan cover will do the job. Beautifully set with just a piano, this song will evoke the romance in you especially when you remember how your love pulled you through in the darkest times of your life.
- Strangers in the night – Frank Sinatra
No list of romantic songs can be over without inducing the king of it all. There are countless songs Sinatra has sung for two loving hearts like ‘It had to be you’, ‘Your Love for me’ and so many more. But this one is a fan favourite.