Big names like Justin Timberlake , Kacey Musgraves , and Shawn Mendes were clearly feeling the love this year, singing about the perfect girl, getting butterflies, and "fallin' all in you. Even though only six of the selections on our Best Love Songs of playlist contain the word "love" in their titles, there's no shortage of lovey-dovey lyrics here. And our favorite tunes gave us some expert? Ella Mai and John Legend swear that "the way you pay attention" to your significant other makes all the difference. Frank Ocean begs his loves "wherever you're goin', I'm goin' that way. As with most art, some of the year's top songs illustrated reality. Ariana Grande turned "R. She wore her heart on her sleeve in the recording studio, even post-breakup, and now has six Grammy nominations to prove it. Bey and Jay used a joint tour and nine new loved-up tracks to rekindle their romance and prove that they're still just as crazy in love.
Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”
Subscriber Account active since. We looked at Billboard's list of the highest-charting songs from every year since and found the top love song from that time. This includes the hit romantic songs that resonated with listeners, from Whitney Houston's power ballads to Bruno Mars' soulful anthems. Listen to the romantic track here. Listen to the track here. Listen to the song here. Powerhouse vocalists Lionel Richie and Diana Ross teamed up for this swoon-worthy track. Watch Richie and Ross perform the song here. Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" is a classic love song from the '80s and was nominated for a Grammy for best female pop vocal performance. Watch the music video for the track here.
2017 Love Songs
Now is just the spring of our discontent, so maybe that's why music is making like it's cuffing season with love songs galore. Ahead, our top 25 of the year, from the borderline sappy to the "why am I crying in the club? Vibe: You're still into a person but something's gone wrong, so now you're sitting in a grimy bar by yourself trying to decide if you want to send a drunk text. But sadder. And waltzier. One to listen to with headphones in the early-morning quiet when you're feeling lonely and remembering. It's about Obama. But seriously, Barack—we've learned, we're more mature now, please come back. As epic as any film score, with a soaring hook that'll make your heart take flight, LDR will take you back to the cocoon of first love, when being together is all that matters.
Love songs have a lot of uses. They can be used as a mirror to reflect back your own feelings for someone else. They can be used to remind you of your own loneliness—to fill a void in your forsaken, longing heart. They can be a source of sadness, to remind you of what you lost in a broken relationship. That's why there are so many damn love songs.