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The music world has seen just about every kind of music come to popularity: revenge, breakups, world issues, depression, but the trials and tribulations of love are certainly the most abundant in music. It is difficult to name the “best” love song of the millions out there, but in all truth, I don’t think there’s any true “perfect” love song, but there are still many contenders.
For example, a few songs you may not know include “I don’t wanna watch the world end with someone else” by Clinton Kane, “Jewel” and “I choose you” by Adam Melchor, “Lost in you” by Khai Dreams and “Sparks” by Coldplay. These songs are less mainstream than others, but they encapsulate all of the lovey-dovey feelings that the music world has to offer.
While these are some of my favorite picks, some fellow classmates at Santa Rosa High School also contributed to my list of some of the best love songs. Senior Riley Zander suggested “Sweet Tooth” by Cavetown and “It’s been a long long time” by Harry James. Senior Ben Horvat also suggested “Count on me” by Bruno Mars, while Riley Willard suggested “Fantasy” by Khai Dreams. Senior Finn Mote also suggested “Amtrak” by Los Retros.
Some more nostalgic love songs you might like to listen to include “The only exception” by Paramore, “Somewhere only we know” by Keane and “Just the way you are” by Bruno Mars. Additionally, some other good picks include “Bubbly” by Colbie Caillat, “Line without a hook” by Ricky Montgomery and “Let’s fall in love for the night” by Finneas.
One of the most wholesome categories for love songs can be attributed to some popular ‘oldies’ such as “I’ve just seen a face” by The Beatles, “Fooled around and fell in love” by Elvin Bishop and “Can’t help falling in love” by Elvis Presley. Additionally, “La Vie En Rose,” specifically the Emily Watts version, is a beautiful rendition of the classic.
Some other sweet love songs I’d like to recommend include “Bubble Gum” by Clairo, “Cherry Wine” by Hozier and “Turning Page” by Sleeping At Last. Finally, my favorite newest love song discovery is “J’s Lullaby (Darlin’ I’d Wait For You)” by Delaney Bailey. Genuinely, I think it is one of the most beautiful love songs ever written and I think everyone should listen to it.
While it may be hard to sort through the millions of love songs that exist, these are some of my favorite songs that I would highly recommend you listen to if you’re in need of some new love songs. Happy listening!