50 Romantic Love Songs Guaranteed to Make You Melt

Not "Shape of You."

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If you're in the mood for romance and your boyfriend/girlfriend/Tinder/chocolate isn't doing it for you, please enjoy this handy list of loved-up songs that will make you turn into a literal puddle. And we're not talking basics. This is a highly-curated group honed from the top minds in romance (read: the MarieClaire.com staff)—we've got you covered with the best of the best.

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"Something" by The Beatles

Most romantic line: "Something in the way she moves / Attracts me like no other lover / Something in the way she woos me / I don't want to leave her now."

Vibe: It's complicated.

"All of Me" by John Legend

Most romantic line: "'Cause all of me / Loves all of you / Love your curves and all your edges / All your perfect imperfections."

Vibe: Picturing your 50th wedding anniversary.

"Drops of Jupiter" by Train

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Most romantic line: "But tell me did the wind sweep you off your feet / Did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day / And head back to the milky way / And tell me, did Venus blow your mind / Was it everything you wanted to find / And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there?"

Vibe: Being very into metaphors and not feeling bad about it.

"Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry

Most romantic line: "I'mma get your heart racing / In my skin-tight jeans / Be your teenage dream tonight / Let you put your hands on me / In my skin-tight jeans / Be your teenage dream tonight."

Vibe: Remembering being a teenager as way better than it actually was.

"How Sweet It Is" by James Taylor

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Most romantic line: "I needed the shelter of someone's arms / And there you were / I needed someone to understand my ups and downs / And there you were."

Vibe: Grateful for your S.O.

"I Really Like You" by Carly Rae Jepsen

Most romantic line: "Late night watching television / But how'd we get in this position / It's way too soon, I know this isn't love."

Vibe: A really (really, really, really, really, really) good Tinder date.

"Your Song" by Elton John

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Most romantic line: "I hope you don't mind / That I put down in words / How wonderful life is while you're in the world."

Vibe: Classic.

"Sugar" by Maroon 5

Most romantic line: "I don't wanna be needing your love / I just wanna be deep in your love / And it's killing me when you're away, ooh, baby, / 'Cause I really don't care where you are / I just wanna be there where you are / And I gotta get one little taste."

Vibe: A ~sexy~ honeymoon.

"Let's Stay Together" by Al Green

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Most romantic line: "I'm so in love with you / Whatever you want to do / Is all right with me / Cause you make me feel so brand new / And I want to spend my life with you."

Vibe: First love.

"The Way You Make Me Feel" by Michael Jackson

Most romantic line: "I like the feelin' you're givin' me / Just hold me baby and I'm in ecstasy."

Vibe: That sexy dance class scene from Center Stage.

"Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis

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Most romantic line: "But I don't care what they say, I'm in love with you / They try to pull me away, but they don't know the truth."

Vibe: Getting dramatic about your "haters."

"Wildest Dreams" by Taylor Swift

Most romantic line: "You see me in hindsight / Tangled up with you all night / Burn it down / Some day when you leave me / I bet these memories hunt you around."

Vibe: Looking for a sexy fling.

"September" by Earth, Wind & Fire

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Most romantic line: "My thoughts are with you / Holding hands with your heart to see you / Only blue talk and love, / Remember how we knew love was here to stay."

Vibe: So in love that you want to dance.

"Crazy in Love" by Beyoncé ft. JAY Z

Most romantic line: "Tennis shoes, don't even need to buy a new dress / If you ain't there, ain't nobody else to impress / It's the way that you know what I thought I knew / It's the beat my heart skips when I'm with you."

Vibe: Needing to channel Beyoncé.

"At Last" by Etta James

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Most romantic line: "At last My love has come along / My lonely days are over / And life is like a song."

Vibe: A wedding that you actually want to be at.

"A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton

Most romantic line: "If I could fall into the sky / Do you think time would pass me by? / 'Cause you know I'd walk a thousand miles / If I could just see you tonight."

Vibe: The year 2000.

"If It Hadn't Been for Love" by Adele

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Most romantic line: "Never woulda run through the blindin' rain / Without one dollar to my name / If it hadn't been, if it hadn't been for love."

Vibe: Needing a good cry.

"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

Most romantic line: "Remember the day I set you free I told you you could always count on me darling / From that day on, I made a vow / I'll be there when you want me / Some way, some how."

Vibe: Eternal love.

"Fidelity" by Regina Spektor

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Most romantic line: "Suppose I never ever met you / Suppose we never fell in love / Suppose I never ever let you / Kiss me so sweet and so soft."

Vibe: Indie cool.

"Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars

Most romantic line: "Oh, you know, you know, you know I'd never ask you to change / If perfect's what you're searching for, then just stay the same."

Vibe: Everything you wrote about wanting in your middle school diary.

"Wouldn't It Be Nice?" by The Beach Boys

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Most romantic line: "You know it seems the more we talk about it / It only makes it worse to live without it / But let's talk about it / Wouldn't it be nice?"

Vibe: Crushing on John Stamos as Uncle Jesse.

"You and I Both" by Jason Mraz

Most romantic line: "'Cause you and I both loved / What you and I spoke of / And others just read of / Others only read of the love, the love that I love."

Vibe: Feeling very superior about your relationship.

"You Make My Dreams" by Hall & Oates

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Most romantic line: "And wrap yourself around me / 'Cause I ain't the way you found me / And I'll never be the same, oh yeah."

Vibe: Joseph Gordon-Levitt in (500) Days of Summer.

"Young and Beautiful" by Lana Del Rey

Most romantic line: "Will you still love me / When I'm no longer young and beautiful? / Will you still love me / When I've got nothing but my aching soul? / I know you will, I know you will."

Vibe: Long sighs that borderline annoy everyone else but feel right to you.

"Perfect" by Ed Sheeran ft. Beyoncé

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Most romantic line: "I'm dancing in the dark / With you between my arms / Barefoot on the grass / While listening to our favorite song."

Vibe: Cheesy on purpose.

"Friday I'm in Love" by The Cure

Most romantic line: "I don't care if Monday's black / Tuesday, Wednesday heart attack / Thursday never looking back / It's Friday I'm in love."

Vibe: Watching any given Sofia Coppola movie.

"There's a Light That Never Goes Out" by The Smiths

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Most romantic line: "And if a double-decker bus / crashes into us / to die by your side / is such a heavenly way to die."

Vibe: Doodling song lyrics on your Converse.

"Love on the Brain" by Rihanna

Most Romantic line: "Must be love on the brain / That's got me feeling this way / It beats me black and blue but it fucks me so good / And I can't get enough."

Vibe: Sex.

"Sea of Love" by Cat Power

Most romantic line: "Do you remember when we met? / That's the day I knew you were my pet."

Vibe: Creating a mix and feeling smug about your taste.

"Suzanne" by Leonard Cohen

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Most romantic line: "Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river / You can hear the boats go by, you can spend the night forever / And you know that she's half-crazy but that's why you want to be there."

Vibe: Realizing your parents don't have terrible taste in music after all.

"Heartbeats" by The Knife

Most romantic line: "Ten days of perfect tunes / The colors red and blue / We had a promise made / We were in love."

Vibe: Feeling romantic but also 😎 because you know the original is better.

"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis

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Most romantic line: "Take my hand, take my whole life too / For I can't help falling in love with you."

Vibe: Sobbing at a wedding.

"Maps" by The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Most romantic line: "Wait, they don't love you like I love you."

Vibe: When you were a hipster and refused to admit it.

"Halo" by Beyoncé

Most romantic line: "Hit me like a ray of sun / Burning through my darkest night / You're the only one that I want / Think I'm addicted to your light."

Vibe: The person you love doesn't love you back so you listen to this twelve times a day.

"Blu" by Mura Masa and Damon Albarn

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Most romantic line: "When you touch me in that way, I just don't know what to do, love / I'm so in love."

Vibe: Riding the subway and life feels like a sad, romantic music video starring you.

"Wuthering Heights" by Kate Bush

Most romantic line: "How could you leave me / When I needed to possess you? / I hated you, I loved you, too."

Vibe: The Brontë Sisters.

"Time After Time" by Cindi Lauper

Most romantic line: "If you're lost you can look and you will find me / Time after time / If you fall I will catch you, I'll be waiting / Time after time."

Vibe: Wishing you lived in the '80s.

"In the Cold Cold Night" by The White Stripes

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Most romantic line: "I see you walking by my front door / I hear the creaking of the kitchen floor / I don't care what other people say / I'm going to love you, anyway."

Vibe: Nostalgia.

"Wonderwall" by Oasis

Most romantic line: "I don't believe that anybody / Feels the way I do about you now."

Vibe: Not ashamed.

"You Send Me" by Sam Cooke

Most romantic line: "At first I thought it was infatuation / But, wooh, it's lasted so long / Now I find myself wanting / To marry you and take you home."

Vibe: Planning a wedding even though you're not engaged yet.

"Bless the Telephone" by Labi Siffre

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Most romantic line: "It's nice to hear you say hello / And how are things with you? / I love you."

Vibe: Sheer beauty.

"Playground Love" by Air

Most romantic line: "I'm a high school lover / And you're my favorite flavor / Love is all, all my soul / You're my playground love."

Vibe: Watching some more Sofia Coppola movies.

"I Found a Reason" by The Velvet Underground

Most romantic line: "I found a reason to keep livin' / Oh, and the reason dear is you."

Vibe: Wes Anderson.

"Chateau Lobby #4" by Father John Misty

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Most romantic line: "People are boring / But you're something else completely / Damn let's take our chances."

Vibe: Even more not ashamed.

"Nothing Compares 2U" by Sinéad O'Connor

Most romantic line: "I went to the doctor and guess what he told me? Guess what he told me? / He said girl you better try to have fun / No matter what you do, but he's a fool / 'Cause nothing compares / Nothing compares to you."

Vibe: Crying hysterically after two glasses of wine.

"In Love with You" by Erykah Badu

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Most romantic line: "I remember the first time that we met yo / How could I forget? / When you smiled and I turned and said to you / Yo, you're pure and true."

Vibe: Finding your soul mate.

"Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton

Most romantic line: "It's time to go home now and I've got an aching head / So I give her the car keys and she helps me to bed / And then I tell her, as I turn out the light / I say, 'My darling, you were wonderful tonight.'"

Vibe: Your mom's record collection.

"Made for You" by Alexander Cardinale

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Most romantic lyrics: "Any other guy / That made you say goodbye / Must've been a fool / But darling I was made for you."

Vibe: You in high school, feeling all the feelings.

"The Way You Look Tonight" by Frank Sinatra

Most romantic line: "Some day, when I'm awfully low / When the world is cold / I will feel a glow just thinking of you."

Vibe: Any movie starring Meg Ryan.

"I Could Fall in Love" by Selena

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Most romantic line: "'Cause I could take in my arms / And never let go / I could fall in love with you."

Vibe: Feeling a little cheesy and a lot here for it.

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