My top 5 most romantic songs ever

“If it weren’t for music, I would think that love is mortal.”
― Mark Helprin


image by Rae Marshall

Art exists to speak on the human experience, and music is one of its ultimate forms.  It inspires me as an artist, and as a human being.  I have fallen in love with many songs over my lifetime because they have expressed emotions and realizations that I couldn’t have put into words.  It felt like I was not alone.  Our experiences are powerful and they are special to us.  This is the gift that music and other art forms can give.  A way to say “this is how I feel,” and that is something can connect us to one another.

I have many favorite songs for different reasons, but I am a wedding photographer so today I wanted to blog my top 5 personal favorite romantic songs!

These are songs that I think express a pure true love.   I think it can be harder to express this lasting contentment in love than suffering in heartbreak.  Anyway, I hope you can enjoy a few of these tunes on your next date night.  Here is my list of most romantic songs! <3

5. “Our Love is Easy” – Melody Gardot

“If you ask me plainly I would gladly say
I’d like to have you round just for them rainy days
I like the touch of your hand, the way you make no demands”


4. “Young and Beautiful”- Lana Del Rey (Orchestral Version)


“Dear Lord, when I get to heaven
Please let me bring my man
When he comes tell me that you’ll let him in”


3. “The Dress Looks Nice on You”- Sufjan Stevens

“I can see a lot of life in you.
I can see a lot of bright in you.”


2. “It Had To Be You”- Frank Sinatra

“I saw them all, just couldn’t fall, ’til we met”


1. “Sophia”- Nerina Pallot

“You, with your new born eyes,
Have you ever loved a man like I love him?
Do you hurt but still feel alive, like never before?”

Special Mentions-

  • Ordinary People- John Legend
  • Falling Slowly- Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova
  • For You- Angus & Julia Stone
  • Everybody Loves Somebody- Dean Martin


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