One of the big reasons why relationships don’t work out is because of a lack of communication. Sometimes it can be hard to put into words how you feel.
Guys aren’t the only ones who aren’t always comfortable with talking about how they feel. Not all women are the emotional type that can be open about their feelings.
That’s where music, and in particular, quotes from lyrics of the best love songs come in.
As Hans Christian Andersen said: “Where words fail, music speaks.” So why not let someone else say it for you by adding some special love songs for him to your romantic playlist?
You can even choose “your song” to perfectly show the sweet nature of your relationship as a couple.
Of course, it can be hard to find the perfect love songs for your boyfriend. Too often, you hear a song on the radio about love and think it could be your song, but then it turns into a song about revenge or being brokenhearted.
A song that you can dedicate to your boyfriend most likely should be one that means a lot to you and that you might think he would like. It’s best to pick a song that says “I love you” either literally or in your own way.
There are also loads of romantic songs about having a crush and there are songs that you could dedicate to your guy crush that might mention feelings and liking somebody like Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me” or The Kinks “You Really Got Me.”
The best songs to tell someone you are in love with them come from the heart — for example, songs like “All Of Me” by John Legend or “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele.
Thankfully musicians are just like us and write about their feelings about love in songs, so there’s always a song to listen to whenever you’re feeling a type of way.
Here are the best love songs for him to add to a romantic playlist (and show him how you feel).
Best love songs of all time
1. “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen
Your love makes you a bit crazy, but in a good and passionate kind of way. This song is fun and upbeat, perfect to describe your romance.
2. “I Want To Know What Love Is” by Foreigner
This song is meant to be belted out. There is literally no other way to sing it. The perfectly passionate serenade to sing to your lover.
3. “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None The Richer
Some songs just seem to work for couples. This one is special and unique, and your partner will truly feel like the love of your life.
4. “Harvest Moon” by Neil Young
“Because I’m still in love with you, I want to see you dance again, because I’m still in love with you, on this harvest moon.”
5. “Your Song” by Elton John
This song has been covered by so many artists because it’s that good. This song is the perfect heartfelt song that has feelings in every word.
6. “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion
If you haven’t heard of this song then you must be living under a rock. Known as the famous song from the movie “Titanic,” Celine Dion knows how to sing her heart out in this song.
7. “Can’t Help Falling In Love.” by Elvis Presley
If anyone doesn’t think this is romantic I’m not sure what they think is as this is one of the greatest love songs.
8. “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper
This song is one of the greatest love songs about being there for the one you love time and time again.
9. “Something” by The Beatles
The Beatles knew how to do love songs right and this song is the perfect love song about falling in love with someone.
10. “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys know how to write a sweet love ballad and this song can last till the end of time.
Best pop love songs
11. “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele
There is no singer who is able to get more emotion across than Adele. This song is perfect when you want all of those feels.
12. “How Deep Is Your Love” by Calvin Harris & Disciples
A great funky song to get you up and dancing all while feeling the love. It’s modern music made to showcase the timeless emotion of love.
13. “Pillowtalk” by Zayn
This song just screams passionate lovemaking, perfect for night alone together. Get the speakers blaring and get down to business!
14. “All of Me” by John Legend
If you want a sweet love ballad to play for your lover, look no further. John Legend has the perfect voice to help you serenade your boo.
15. “Unconditionally” by Katy Perry
A sweet sweet song to show your loyalty and faith in your love with your partner. This song will cement just how committed you are.
16. “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
These Ed Sheeran lyrics are the perfect way to express all the love you’ve got for your man inside your heart.
17. “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé
Queen B can do no wrong, especially with this love song. Crazy in love says it all — you’re crazy in love and nothing can change that.
18. “We Found Love” by Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris
This song is great to dance to. Bring your boo out on the dance floor and let the lyrics speak for themselves.
19. “I’m Yours” by Alessia Cara
Everyone loves to hear someone say they are completely and totally yours. This song is a great way to get that message across.
20. “Love Song” cover by Adele
Adele’s version of this ballad originally recorded by The Cure will do the trick to help get all that emotion across. Who wouldn’t want that voice to be played for them by their significant other?
Best slow love songs
21. “Adore You” by Miley Cyrus
You more than just love them. You absolutely adore them. You can only showcase that through a song with lyrics as beautiful as this.
22. “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith
What a perfect way to say that you want to be with your love forever. This song is so meaningful it’s hard not to get emotional.
23. “At Last” by Etta James
This song will melt your heart listening to it from the first beat. Etta James sings her heart out in this song and you can feel it and relate if you are in love.
24. “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers
The Righteous brothers are right about one thing and it’s knowing how to write a heartfelt love song.
25. “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King
What you need in a partner is for your partner to stand by you and support you and this song describes why that is so important.
26. “Lover” by Taylor Swift
Taylor knew what she was doing when she made this song because this is what love feels like and it’s ever so sweet.
27. “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green
Al Green knows how to write a soulful love song and this song gives it his all and makes you feel all the feels.
28. “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole
This song is the perfect slow dance song to listen to with your lover and he’ll know much much you love him if you play this.
29. “When A Man Loves A Woman” by Percy Sledge
Your man will definitely know how you feel for him if you can play this song with him because the lyrics in this song are so powerful.
30. “Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Crowded House
The song of the late 80’s early 90’s that lives forever, this song is just the perfect song about longing and love.
Best upbeat love songs
31. “Never Forget You” by Zara Larsson & MNEK
Is your man unforgettable? Then play him this song to really show him what you think about him and your relationship.
32. “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding
A beautiful and uplifting song to sing along to. If you love the way your man loves you, then this is the song for you two.
33. “Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake
JT said it right in this song. You are so connected that you feel as though he’s a mirror of you in your life. A sweet way of showing your love.
34. “You’ve Got the Love” by Florence + The Machine
Florence + The Machine slay. Especially with this tune. It’s funky and fun but the lyrics are beautiful and sweet.
35. “Adore You” by Harry Styles
Harry Styles knows how to write a good love song and this one says it all, “just let me adore you.”
36. “Love On Top” by Beyonce
If your partner is the one you love and the one you need then this song is perfect for the two of you.
37. “Walking On Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves
This song is perfect to share with your partner after you found out the two of you loved each other because it describes all those feelings into one song.
38. “September” by Earth Wind and Fire
The love that you and your partner share doesn’t just last the month of September but throughout your life and this song is a great love song to cherish the time the two of you might have first met, even if it wasn’t in September.
39. “Sucker” by The Jonas Brothers
Are you a sucker for your boyfriend or husband? Then this is the song for you.
40. “I Like Me Better” by Lauv
Now this song isn’t what you think it is when you read the title, it’s about liking yourself better when you’re with the person you love.
Best Folk Love Songs
41. “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers
“I belong with you, you belong with me, you’re my sweetheart.” How cute is that?
42. “Only Love” by Ben Howard
If you feel as if your partner is your only love and you feel them with you and always around you then this is the love song for you.
43. “First Day Of My Life” by Bright Eyes
This is a classic Folk love song about your life finally starting when you meet the love of your life.
44. “Love And Some Verse” by Iron & Wine
Iron and Wine are probably one of the most popular folk bands that are known for their love songs and after listening to this one, you’ll know why.
45. “Home” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
When you are in love with someone they become your home and your love for them is unlike anyone other.
46. “Grow Old With Me” by Tom Odell
The folk version of Elton John, Tom Odell’s love songs are beautiful and this song describes how simple and addictive love can be.
47. “To Be Alone With You” by Sufjan Stevens
There’s nothing like the feeling of being alone with your lover and doing anything just to spend time together.
48. “Bloom” by Paper Kites
“Can I be close to you?” writes this song and that’s exactly what you want to do with your lover.
49. “Turning Page” by Sleeping At Last
Once you hear this song you will immediately recognize it if you have seen the movie “Twilight,” however, it’s such a moving love song and you and feel its strength in every word.
50. “Cherry Wine” by Hozier
This Irish signers voice will make you melt as his songs are so powerful and this song is for you and yours.
Best Country Love Songs
51. “Soul” by Lee Brice
The best love songs are about loving your partner till you are old and gray and this country song sings just about that.
52. “There’s a Place for Us” by Carrie Underwood
This song is about being anywhere or going anywhere in the world and being happy with the one you love, and that’s what love is all about right?
53. “Lovin’ On You” by Luke Combs
Some of the best love songs talk about being in love and showing them through actions, how much they love them, or in this case, all you need to feel is someone “lovin’ on you.”
54. “Simple” by Florida Georgia Line
Even the worst things in life can feel better if you are together with the one you love because, with love, you can get through any challenge in life.
55. “More Than My Hometown” by Morgan Wallen
It’s hard for a country boy to love you more than his hometown but he will love you more than anything else in the world.
56. “Speechless” by Dan and Shay
The song that caught The Bachelor nation by storm, Dan and Shay are country gods who know how to write a great love song.
57. “It’s Your Love” by Tim McGraw
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s duet in this song is the perfect country love song and it will for sure make your heart melt.
58. “Somebody Like You” by Keith Urban
You know the words, “I wanna love somebody, love somebody like you.” That’s the best feeling to have found the one you want.
59. “You’re Still The One” by Shania Twain
Time will always tell when you find the one you love because they will always be the one you want.
60. “I Will Always Love You” by Dolly Parton
Love is all about someone who can pick you up when you’re down and be there for you whenever and always love you.
Best 90’s Love Songs
61. “Friday And I’m In Love” by The Cure
It may not just be Friday, but you can listen to this song any day and feel the love that The Cure is singing about.
62. “Iris” by The Goo Goo Dolls
This song is one of the greatest love songs from the ’90s and it’s the perfect love song to share with your partner if you just want them to know who you are.
63. “Wonderwall” by Oasis
Are you gonna be the one that saves your partner? Cause, after all, you’re their “Wonderwall.”
64. “Tearin’ Up My Heart” by NSYNC
NSYNC did it right with their love songs and this song describes perfectly how it feels to be lovesick.
65. “Always Be My Baby” by Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey is the queen of 90’s love songs and this song describes how your love will never die because your partner will always be your baby.
67. “I’ll Stand By You” by The Pretenders
This song is about being there for the one you love emotionally especially during the bad times, and standing by them through thick and thin.
68. “Dreams” by The Cranberries
This song is about falling in love for the first time and you’re letting yourself fall because it’s worth it. That’s what love is about
69. “Love Sneakin’ Up On You” by Bonnie Raitt
Love can come at the most random times and it really can sneak up on you but sometimes that’s the best because it’s meant to be.
70. “I’d Do Anything For Love” by Meatloaf
Some people would honestly do anything for love and if that’s how you and your partner feel then this is the perfect song for the two of you.
Best Love Songs From The 2000s
71. “She Will Be Loved” by Maroon 5
You know the guy who drove for miles and miles to go see you and says he wants to make you feel beautiful.
72. “Come Away With Me” by Nora Jones
This song is by far one of the greatest love songs from the early 2000s because of how beautiful Nora Jones’ voice is and how peaceful the song is.
73. “Bubbly” by Colbie Caillat
Colbie Caillat knows how to sing about first love and that bubbly feeling that starts in your toes and makes your crinkle your nose.
74. “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz
There’s no more time to hesitate when you’re in love you have to go after it and this song is all about those feelings of being so sure that you’ve found your person.
75. “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys
This song is the perfect love song for you and your partner if you feel that everything means nothing unless you have your lover.
76. “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton
You know this is you and your partner’s love song if you would walk a thousand miles just to see each other.
77. “You And Me” by Lifehouse
“It’s you and me and all of the people and I don’t know why, I can’t keep my eyes off of you.”
78. “Yellow” by Coldplay
This is such a simple song but also it has such a beautiful meaning and is the perfect 2000s love song.
79. “Hero” by Enrique Iglesìas
Enrique knows how to start off a good love song by whispering, “let me be your hero.”
80. “Everything” by Michael Bublé
If your partner is everything or means everything to you in your life then this is the perfect love song for the two of you.
Best R&B Love Songs
81. “I’ll Make Love To You” by Boyz II Men
Isn’t that the best thing to hear from your partner, “I’ll make love to you like you want me to.”
82. “Endless Love” by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross
This song is by far one of the greatest love songs and you could duet with your partner and sing along if you wanted to.
83. “If I Ever Fall In Love” by Shai
Love, at first sight, comes once in a lifetime, and more than anything it can be great if that person can also be your best friend.
84. “Real Love” by Mary J. Blige
If you and your partner were searching for real love and found each other then this is the love song for you.
85. Untitled (How does it feel)” by D’Angelo
This is the perfect love song to slow dance with and feel each other’s love so deep in your soul.
86. “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” by Aretha Franklin
Get yourself a man who makes you want to belt out this classic love song.
87. “Midnight Train To Georgia” by Gladys Knight and The Pips
Would your lover travel miles and miles just to go see you? If so then this love song is perfect for both of you.
88. “My Boo” by Usher and Alicia Keys
“There’s always that one person that will always have your heart.”
89. “Adorn” by Miguel
The anticipation that you have until you see your lover after a long time is what this song perfectly describes. Miguel’s voice also will melt your heart and get the two of you feeling excited.
90. “Love On The Brain” by Rihanna
“Baby, you got me like ah, woo, ah. Don’t you stop loving me (loving me). Don’t quit loving me (loving me). Just start loving me (loving me).”
Best Rock Love Songs
91. “How Deep Is Your Love” by The Bee Gees
The Beegees have some of the best rock songs ever and they will always last for generations so this song is a great pick for a love playlist.
92. “More Than A Feeling” by Boston
Love can be sometimes more than a feeling and this is the perfect love song for you and your partner to scream and dance and be in love.
93. “Can’t Fight This Feeling” by REO Speedwagon
If you are dating and haven’t said the L-word yet then this is the perfect song to express your feelings to your partner, don’t fight the feeling anymore.
94. “R U Mine?” by Arctic Monkeys
This is the most intense but also loving rock song and it’s also a great song to get some clarity on where you and your partner stand and if they are officially yours.
95. “You & Me” by Dave Matthews Band
“You & Me” is all about what true love is really about and that anything is possible with love.
96. “Can’t Stop Lovin’ You” by Van Halen
Once you’re in love it’s hard for that love to go away and once you feel it you “can’t stop lovin'” your person.
97. “With Or Without You” by U2
Love makes you go crazy that you feel like you can’t live with or without someone.
98. “I Want You To Want Me” by Cheap Trick
Love is all about the want, the need, the desire, and the yearning for someone, and this song is all about that.
99. “Why Can’t I?” by Liz Phair
This song is the perfect song that describes what being lovesick feels like, “Why can’t I breathe whenever I think about you? Why can’t I speak whenever I talk about you?”
100. “Gimme All Your Love” by Alabama Shakes
The Alabama Shakes give it all in this amazing song about love and it’s the perfect song to put on your love playlist because of how passionate it is and how real it is.
Tess Griman is a writer whose work focuses on relationships and pop culture.