Music is the universal language of love. Whether you are in a committed relationship or you just want to listen to a breakup song that will help you get over your ex, love songs are the perfect way to relay your feelings. Some of the greats like Prince and Whitney left us with songs that perfectly speak to your emotions and tug at your heart strings. The following list describes 7 of the love songs you must have on your romance playlist:
“Purple Rain” by Prince
“Purple Rain” was originally written as a country song and was meant to be a collaboration with Steve Nicks. When asked, Prince described the song as a symbol of being with the one you love when the world comes to an end. The “Purple Rain” symbolizes blood in the sky during the end times. With millions of records sold, it comes as no surprise that this passionate song is ranked at number 144 on the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
“Faithfully” by Journey
“Faithfully” was written by Journey keyboard player Jonathan Cain on a piece of napkin, while the band was heading to Saratoga Springs, New York. The song was inspired by the longing of their loved ones while on the road. Up till this day, it is one of the rock band’s most famous hits.
“If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys was inspired to write this lovely song following the death of a famous singer, Aaliyah, in the September 11 attacks. Other events that were happening in her life at that time also played a huge role in the song’s composition. It puts to perspective what is important and attempts to portray how material things doesn’t feed the soul. It is the perfect song to express to your loved ones just how much you value them.
“By Your Side” by Sade
Nothing screams soul and romance like the sultry voice of Sade Adu in her 2000 hit “By Your Side”. This Grammy nominated love ballad talks about how love is comforting, and two lovers will go through thick and thin and never leave each other’s side.
“I’ll Stand By You” by The Pretenders
This heartfelt 1994 love song was written by Chrissie Hynde as a pledge of faithful assistance and love in times of personal darkness. It had appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 list and had been used in an episode of Dawson’s Creek.
“Endless Love” by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross
Considered one of the greatest song duets of all-time, “Endless Love” is one song that has withstood the test of time. With cover versions from great artists like Mariah Carey and Luther Vandross, the song is the perfect declaration of a love that never ends. If you are into romance and soulful music, you need to have this love song in your playlist.
“My Girl” by The Temptations
This 1991 hit borrowed its soundtrack and title from the Motown tune written by the legendary Smokey Robinson in 1964. It is a feel-good song that adds a little sunshine to anyone’s cloudy day and is a must have in your playlist.
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