The Best Love Song Lyrics To Relate To

Updated February 27, 2023by BetterHelp Editorial Team

Music is a powerful, almost magical art form. When it comes to music, there seems to be a song for just about everything. Still, the songs that tend to impact us the most are usually the ones written about love. Being that love is one of humanity's most intense and indescribable emotions, it makes sense that only music can truly get those feelings across. 

Whether you are hoping to make a dedication to your sweetheart, build your perfect wedding soundtrack or create the ultimate heartbreak playlist, there is a song out there for you. From the classics, to the underground, all the way to the hottest new hits, this article will highlight the most relatable lyrics about love.

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Songs To Fall In Love To

There are countless songs written about the beauty of falling in love. We have compiled a list of ten wildly relatable love songs of the past and present.

  1. “I can’t help falling in love with you.” - Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presely

    This 1961 classic made famous by Elvis Presley serves up a sweet, simple, to the point lyric about falling in love.

  2. “Got all this time on my hands, might as well cancel our plans. I could stay here for a lifetime.” - Stuck With U by Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber

    This modern hit combines the perfect mix of cozy overtones and a tongue-in-cheek chorus that touches on the indescribable comfort of being “stuck” with the one you love.

  3. “There ain’t no mountain high enough, ain’t no valley low enough, ain’t no river wide enough to keep me from getting to you baby.” - Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

    This buoyant ballad will have you and your lover dancing through the day and night. Marvin Gaye, a certifiable king of love songs, joins powerhouse Tammi Terrell on this timeless classic that says nothing can get in the way of true love.

  4. “You got all of my attention and you ain't even trying. Yeah, you're my kind of different, and I never seen nothin' like you.” - Nothin’ Like You by Dan and Shay

    Often credited for coining the “boyfriend country” genre, country duo Dan and Shay detail the countless little things to love about your partner in this charming track.

  5. “You are the only exception.” - The Only Exception by Paramore

    Alternative rock group Paramore describes the rewards of letting your guard down and falling in love. The Only Exceptions details the fear and uncertainty that keep many from taking a chance on love, as well as the wonder that comes with taking the leap.

  6. “I see sparks fly whenever you smile.” - Sparks Fly by Taylor Swift 

Country queen turned pop princess, Taylor Swift, is known for nailing it when it comes to feelings of love, heartbreak and everything in between. Sparks Fly creates a dynamic, energetic landscape that seems to flawlessly encapsulate the raw feelings of falling in love.

  1. “Something in the way she moves attracts me like no other lover.” - Something by The Beatles 

This sultry, iconic classic by historic rock and roll band, The Beatles is a must-have on any sensual lover’s playlist.

  1. “The world is ugly, but you’re beautiful to me.” - The World Is Ugly by My Chemical Romance

    In The World Is Ugly, New Jersey rock band My Chemical Romance, ruminates on the beauty and hope that love provides in a cold and often unwelcoming world.

  2. “I’d walk a thousand miles if I could just see you tonight.” - A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton

    Singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton sings of love, longing and the willingness to do anything to see the object of your affections in her 2002 Grammy-nominated hit, A Thousand Miles.

  3. “At last, my love has come along.” - At Last by Etta James

    Iconic American vocalist Etta James describes the magical feeling and freedom from lonely days when true love enters your life. At Last is a timeless choice for any wedding dance or love-centric playlist you are creating. 

Songs About Heartbreak

While finding love can fill us with indescribable joy, the loss of love can be one of the most painful experiences in a person’s lifetime. Thankfully, there are countless songs about heartbreak to get you through the ache. 

  1. “I’ve got all my life to live, and I’ve got all my love to give.” - I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor

This 1978 mega-hit by powerhouse vocalist Gloria Gaynor, serves as a magnificent reminder that despite living through great pain, you can and will survive.

  1. “I really feel that I’m losing my best friend. I can’t believe this could be the end.” - Don’t Speak by No Doubt

    No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani reflects on the highly relatable feeling of knowing your relationship has come to an end, but not wanting to face the harsh reality.

  2. “I've lost my mind, I've spent the night crying on the floor of my bathroom.” - Good 4 U by Olivia Rodrigo

    This attitude filled pop-rock anthem by rising star Olivia Rodrigo explores the rage and resentment of watching an ex-lover move on more quickly than you are able.

  3. “We only said goodbye with words. I died a hundred times.” - Back to Black by Amy Winehouse

    This haunting, moody number by the late Amy Winehouse describes the pain of losing a lover, time and time again.

  4. “Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone.” - Ain’t No Sunshine by Bill Withers 

This 1971 classic by blues icon Bill Withers describes the cold, and lonely feeling when a lover walks away. 

While relatable breakup songs can be used as tools when it comes to moving on after a devastating heartbreak, oftentimes, feelings of grief and loss can be difficult to manage alone. For this reason, it may be helpful to reach out to a therapist or mental health professional for guidance following a heartbreak. 

Benefits Of Online Therapy

Though music can serve as a powerful tool in coping with a wide array of emotion, speaking with a licensed therapist or counselor may provide the additional support needed to move on after a difficult heartbreak or breakup. 

If you have recently experienced a breakup or are having trouble moving on, it is possible that online therapy may provide a more accessible option than typical in-person therapy.

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Effectiveness Of Online Therapy

According to research, online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), also known as talk therapy,  is proven to be equally as effective as in-person therapy in regards to reducing the symptoms of certain mental illnesses including depression and anxiety. 


Love and music tend to go hand in hand. Whether the music expresses feelings of elation or heartbreak, it seems there is a song in nearly every genre that covers the topic of love in some way. While music can provide guidance to someone falling in love, or solace to someone experiencing a difficult breakup, consulting a therapist or mental health professional in the face of difficult or consuming emotions can often serve as an even more helpful tool.  

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