Falling for someone new feels like you’re walking on clouds. It makes you so happy that you just want to get up and dance and sing and shout your new feelings to the world. And the best love songs out there make those feelings even better! Here are the 15 best love songs to listen to when you’re ready to dive into a new relationship head-first.
“Adore You” by Harry Styles
Trust Harry to sum it up perfectly for us. When you’re falling for someone new, you really do feel like walking through fire for them. Or, at the very least, grabbing them and saying, “Just let me adore you!”
“Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” by Elvis Presley
An oldie but a goodie. From the romantic music to the poetic lyrics, this Elvis tune captures what it’s really like to be starry-eyed in love.
“Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars
You know when you like someone so much that their flaws don’t matter to you? You’ll take them just the way they are. Bruno knows!
“At Last” by Etta James
This Etta James classic is a must if you’ve been dating for a while and feel like you’ve finally found someone different. Dating can feel hopeless, and when you do find someone great, you really do feel like shouting, “At last!”
“Dilemma” by Nelly (featuring Kelly Rowland)
Singing along to Nelly and Kelly warms the heart. The lyrics describe the feeling of being in love and falling head over heels for someone to perfection.
“Finally” by Fergie
Although this Fergie track is lesser-known than some of the mega-hits on this list, it’s still worth a listen to if you’re in the process of falling in love, purely for these lyrics: “Finally, now my destiny can begin. Though we will have our differences. Something strange and new is happening. Finally, now my life doesn’t seem so bad. It’s the best that I’ve ever had. Give my love to him, finally.”
“Love on the Brain” by Rihanna
Sometimes, falling in love can make you feel like you’re losing your mind. That’s when you should listen to this Rihanna tune. She understands exactly what it’s like to fist-fight with fire just to get close to them. To run for miles, just to get a taste. Must be love on the brain!
“Heaven” by Bryan Adams
Love is so complicated, and yet so simple. While the emotions are probably rushing through you, making you do and say all kinds of strange things, the feeling can be summed up in one word: heaven.
“Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry
It doesn’t matter that you’re no longer a teenager. Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ will always intensify those excited butterflies you have in your stomach when you fall for someone new.
“Fallin'” by Alicia Keys
The soulful voice of Alicia Keys pairs beautifully with feelings of love. Listen to this when you’re falling for someone new and get lost in the rhythm.
“What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction
There are a bunch of One Direction songs that make for great listening when you’re falling for someone new. Though the boys went on to have a string of hits afterward, their debut single still packs a punch. If you’re falling in love, that person probably does light up your world like nobody else.
“Bubbly” by Colbie Caillat
Falling hard for someone new leaves you with the best kind of butterflies. Or as Colbie Caillat describes the feeling, it leaves you feeling bubbly. This should be a go-to happy tune for whenever you’re so in love that you just want to smile.
“Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
You can’t have a list of love songs and not include Ed Sheeran. The British superstar is a master of writing songs that tug at the heartstrings, and ‘Thinking Out Loud’ is no exception. While ‘Perfect’ is now widely considered to be his most romantic song, that’s more of a wedding first-dance song. This track, on the other hand, is slightly lighter, slightly more bouncy, and ideal for when you’re still falling.
“What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
Why not? It might feel a little dramatic to anyone who’s not head over heels in love, but if you feel like the whole world’s wonderful after meeting someone, that’s okay. This is a total classic and will make you feel like you’re in an old black and white movie, which is super romantic in and of itself.
“Love On Top” by Beyoncé
There are a few Beyoncé songs that would fit perfectly on this list. But if you only listen to one Bey song when you’re falling for someone new and you’re kind of obsessed, let it be this one. This is the kind of song that fills you with joy, just like the experience of falling in love. Trust: you’ll be jumping out of your chair and dancing like no one’s watching.