There are hundreds of great love songs that spark the romance between couples. Here are some classic romantic songs that have meaningful lyrics for those in a committed relationship. Some are suitable for the wedding reception, or make a playlist for that special evening together.
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Nat King Cole sings this song on the album "Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer" (1963). With lyrics like this, it's not hard to imagine why Nat King Cole is one of the most popular romantic singers of the 1960s.
"If I had to choose just one day
To last my whole life through
It would surely be that Sunday
The day that I met you"
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John Lennon released this song on the album "Milk & Honey" (1983). By the song title alone, this love song is for long-term lovers and daydreamers. With lyrics directly alluding to spending their lives together as man and wife, it's obvious John Lennon and Yoko Ono knew a thing or two about true love.
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This Elvis Presley was released on the album "Blue Hawaii" (1961). It is a song covered by many artists like all-time romantic Andrea Bocelli. Couples are bound to know this beautiful, classic Elvis song that has also been in numerous films like "Blue Hawaii," "Coyote Ugly," "Lilo & Stitch," "The Conjuring" and more.
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'Have I Told You Lately' by Van Morrison
Van Morrison released this song on the album "Avalon Sunset" (1989). Straight to the point, Van Morrison truly sings with his heart in this song about being grateful for his lover who eases his troubles and takes away his sadness. This romantic ballad often makes an appearance at weddings.
There's a love less defined
And its yours and its mine
Like the sun
And at the end of the day
We should give thanks and pray
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Nat King Cole is in a posthumous duet with daughter Natalie Cole in this hit from the album "Unforgettable, With Love" (1991). The American singer, who was first known as a jazz pianist, sings in this unforgettable duet using his famous baritone voice. Offering a smooth vocal style that made him the pop vocalist of his time, it's no wonder "Unforgettable" became a popular hit song everyone knows today.
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Gladys Knight released this song as a single and saw it zoom to number three on the charts. It was written by Jim Weatherly and previously released as a country song by Ray Price.
This song intertwines a lover and a life story with both pain and glory. Married couples know what it's like to have a strong love throughout the ups and downs in a relationship.
Oh, there have been times when times were hard
But always somehow I made it, I made it through
'Cause for every moment that I've spent hurting
There was a moment that I spent, ah, just loving you
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Celine Dion sang this song on the album "The Colour Of My Love" (1993). Known as a classic "chick song," Celine Dion's "When I Fall in Love" was first sung by Doris Day and covered by other artists like Nat King Cole. Dion passionately sings this song with a deep aspiration for what love will be to her when she finds the right person, claiming "it will be forever."
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Cyndi Lauper sang this song on the album "True Colors" (1986). Whether you know the modern cover by Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake or love the original by Cyndi Lauper, "True Colors" received a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey covered this song originally written by Lionel Richie in 1994. This soulful song was Richie's highest charting single and nominated for multiple awards.
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Huey Lewis sings this tune on the album "The Heart Of Rock & Roll" (2000). Written for the movie "Back to the Future," this rock band's fun love song first pops up when Marty McFly skateboards on his way to school.
Tougher than diamonds, whips like cream
Stronger and harder than a bad girls dream
Make a bad one good, mmm make a wrong right
Power of love will keep you home at night
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Frank Sinatra sings this song on the album "I've Got A Crush On You" (1995). Anyone into easy listening knows Frank Sinatra is one of the top pioneers of romantic love songs. While this song has been recorded by over 50 famous singers, Sinatra's influential, classic taste makes this song sweet for any couple.