“You say it best, when you say nothing at all.”
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I’ve always felt that songs speak our heart better than we can. I mean, sure language was created to help us communicate, but somehow music has it figured out. With the right words, voice, and atmosphere that music creates, it perhaps conveys emotions, one can never put to words (Cue: every single song by Pink Floyd). So, as Valentine’s day rolls closer, here is a list of 30 songs to get you in the mood.
1. Love On The Weekend by John Mayer
“It’s a Friday, we finally made it
I can’t believe I get to see your face
You’ve been working and I’ve been waiting
To pick you up and take you from this place”
Weekends can never come too early, especially when it means you get to spend time with your Significant Other.
2. Stereo Hearts by Gym Class Heroes ft. Adam Levine
“My heart’s a stereo,
It’s beats for you, so listen close,
Hear my thoughts in every note.”
Have you ever noticed how his/her heart beats faster when you’re near them? It’s the most beautiful thing, ever.
3. Sleep On The Floor by The Lumineers
“‘Cause if we don’t leave this town
We might never make it out
I was not born to drown
Baby come on.”
There’s something about true love that makes it invincible.
4. Take Me To Church by Hozier
“No masters or kings when the ritual begins
There is no sweeter innocence than our gentle sin
In the madness and soil of that sad earthly scene
Only then I am human
Only then I am clean.”
Initially intended to be on a homosexual theme, this song always hits home because of how honestly it speaks of love.
5. Forever And For Always by Shania Twain
“In your arms I can still feel the way you
Want me when you hold me
I can still hear the words you whispered
When you told me
I can stay right here forever in your arms.”
Like John Green wrote, they’re your “forever” in the “numbered days”.
6. You’re Still The One by Shania Twain
“You’re still the one I run to
The one that I belong to
You’re still the one I want for life
You’re still the one that I love
The only one I dream of
You’re still the one I kiss good night.”
There’s an inexplicable relief in finding your home in another person.
7. Vanilla Twilight by Owl City
“The silence isn’t so bad
‘Til I look at my hands and feel sad
‘Cause the spaces between my fingers
Are right where yours fit perfectly.”
Soulmates ARE like jigsaw pieces; you fit together to make one beautiful picture.
8. Hey There Delilah by Plain White T’s
“A thousand miles seem pretty far,
But they’ve got planes and trains and cars,
I’d walk to you if I had no other way.”
If you believe in each other, there really isn’t anything that can stand in your way, is there? I mean, who could possibly dare to pull you down?
9. Your Guardian Angel by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
“I will never let you fall,
I’ll stand up with you forever,
I’ll be there for you through it all,
Even if saving you sends me to heaven.”
This song has been my favorite for over eight years now. Your SO is your comrade, and they’ll always be on your side of the war. They’ve got you covered, homie!
10. Annie’s Song by John Denver
“Like a storm in the desert
Like a sleepy blue ocean
You fill up my senses
Come fill me again.”
I’ve always felt that love completes us. It fills us to the brim with all the magic the universe has to offer.
11. Anywhere by Evanescence
“Forget this life
Come with me
Don’t look back you’re safe now
Unlock your heart
Drop your guard
No one’s left to stop you.”
You’d pack your bags and leave with them in a jiggy, wouldn’t you?
12. Just The Way You Are by Billy Joel
“I wouldn’t leave you in times of trouble
We never could have come this far
I took the good times; I’ll take the bad times
I’ll take you just the way you are.”
“For better or for worse”, right, love?
13. Patient Love by Passenger
“And though the sand may be washed by the sea
And the old will be lost in the new
Well four will not wait for three
For three never waited for two
And though you will not wait for me
I’ll wait for you.”
Kindness is underrated in our world. Don’t you love it when your SO is patient during trying times?
14. I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You by Elvis Presley
“As the river flows
gently to the sea
Darling, so we go
Some things were meant to be.”
This tops the list of songs to get you in the mood. This song will live on across time because it sings of love, perfectly.
Suggested read: My top 50 Bollywood romantic songs list
15. One by Ed Sheeran
“Take my hand and my
Heart and soul, I will
Only have these eyes for you.”
Do you remember that one moment when you looked at them and realized: Oh dear, there they are, for whom, I have been waiting.