20 Lovely Love Songs

by Samantha Plotner
Love is a frequent theme for songwriters. After all what else inspires such strong emotions? What follows is a list, in no particular order, of some great love songs, that highlight love at its best and not just the standard crooning ballad.
1) “Something” by the Beatles
Sample lyrics: “I don’t want to leave her now/you know I believe and how”
2) “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z
Sample lyrics: “The way that you know what I thought I know/It’s the beat that my heart skips when I’m with you”
3) “Two is Better Than One” by Boys Like Girls featuring Taylor Swift
Sample lyrics: “Cause when I close my eyes and drift away/I think of you and everything’s okay”
4) “That’s Love” by Brad Paisley
Sample lyrics: “you’re starring at a burnt steak/ you bite the bullet and you clean your plate/you go on and on about how great it was/that’s not a lie, that’s love”
5) “Everytime We Touch” by Cascada
Sample lyrics: “Every time we touch I get this feeling/And every time we kiss I swear I could fly”
6) “Heaven” by DJ Sammy and Yanou featuring Do
Sample lyrics: “And love is all that I need/ And I found it there in your heart”
7) “Silly Love Songs” by Paul McCarthy
Sample lyrics: “I only know that when I’m in it/ It isn’t silly, no it isn’t silly, love isn’t silly at all”
8) “You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt
Sample lyrics: “But we shared a moment that will last till the end”
9) “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz
Sample lyrics: “I won’t hesitate no more, no more/ it can not wait, I’m yours”
10) “Some Kind of Wonderful” by Joss Stone
Sample lyrics: “When he holds me in his arms/ he sets my soul on fire”
11) “My Love” by Justin Timberlake
Sample lyrics: “See what’s the point in waiting anymore/ Cause girl I’ve never been more sure”
12) “A Moment Like This” by Kelly Clarkson
Sample lyrics: “Everything changes but beauty remains/something so tender, I can’t explain”
13) “Miss Independent” by Kelly Clarkson
Sample lyrics: “What is this feeling taking over?/Thinking no one could open the door/Surprise! It’s time to feel what’s real”
14) “Being Alive” from the musical Company
Sample lyrics: “Somebody hold me too close/somebody hurt me too deep/ somebody sit in my chair and ruin my sleep/ And make me aware of being alive”
15) “Who’d Have Known” by Lily Allen
Sample lyrics: “Who’d have known, who’d have known/when you flash up on my phone/ I’d no longer feel alone”
16) “Everything” by Michael Buble
Sample lyrics: And I can’t believe that I’m your man/ And I get to kiss you baby just because I can”
17) “Wonderwall” by Oasis
Sample lyrics: Because maybe/You’re gonna be the one that saves me/And after all/ you’re my wonderwall”
18) “Fever” by Ray Charles and Natalie Cole
Sample lyrics: “I light up when you call my name/and you know I’m gonna treat you right”
19) “I Just Called to Say I Love You” by Stevie Wonder
Sample lyrics: “I just called to say I love you/ I just called to say how much I care”
20) “Mine” by Taylor Swift
Sample lyrics: “You made a rebel of a carless man’s careful daughter/ You are the best thing that’s ever been mine”
 Samantha is a sophomore at Barnard College and Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Nine Ways of Knowing.
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