Looking for the perfect love songs for him? Whether you’re just falling in love or want to show him your love is here to stay, these songs are perfect for your special guy.
It wasn’t so long ago that if couples were dating, they usually made a “mixed tape” to show their love interests how much they cared and felt for each other. While that seems to have passed by the roadside, people still dedicate love songs over the radio or have their song as a couple.
To find a love song for him is complex, since your guy may be interested in certain genres of music, certain musicians, certain eras, etc.
The other aspect of this is the newness of your relationship. If you are just starting to date, you don’t want to come on too strong with a very mushy love song.
If you are in a strong and dedicated relationship for more than a year, and feelings have been expressed, you might want to pick a much more romantic and heartfelt song. To help you decide what song to pick, we’ve broken down the top ten best love songs for him based on the stage or level of your current relationship with your guy.
Diary by Alicia Keys
Diary is the perfect song for when you want to show him that he can trust you with his emotions and secrets. This song describes a scenario where a man is entrusting his every thought with the woman he loves as if she is his personal diary.
It’s not only a song about trust, but about the strength or bond of two lovers and their ability to communicate with each other, which is essential for any relationship. If you want him to understand how deep your connection is with him, play him this one.
Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac
If you want to spend more time with him and he’s not getting the hint, it might be time to play Fleetwood Mac’s “Everywhere” for him. This magical-sounding tune, for many listeners, brings to mind a theme of romantic adventure and traveling with a loved one.
But the lyrics are so much deeper than just that. It’s about not having enough nerve to come right out and say “I love you” to him, while instead conveying this by saying that you want to be with him everywhere.
Angel by Madonna
A lighthearted and poppy song for conveying just how head over heels you are for him. In the lyrics, Madonna compares her lover to an angel, stating that he must be an angel in disguise.
She describes exactly how many people feel when they first come across someone and realize they’re falling for them. All the excitement that you might feel when you’re completely awestruck and enamored with a new lover is captured perfectly in this song.
Breathe by Faith Hill
For times when you want to emphasize how intimate and close you feel to him, there’s probably no better song than Breathe. Faith Hill’s words in this song paint a mental picture of a man closely holding a woman in bed as they’re first waking in the morning.
All the feelings of closeness and security she feels to him are vividly captured here. He’s holding her so close that she can hear his heartbeat and feel his breath. There are also metaphors of natural elements and floods, as she describes being washed over and swept away by these feelings she’s experiencing.
Be My Baby by The Ronettes
When you don’t yet have him and need to win him over, Be My Baby is a classic pop song that says everything you need to say. The song details the first moments when you meet someone and know they’re the one for you. Ronnie Spector, the lead vocalist of this all-girl group, goes on to sing about how much she will cherish the man in the song as the object of her affection. This one is about telling him not only how you feel, but also all the reasons why he should consider being with you.
Rush Rush by Paula Abdul
If he’s keeping himself at a distance while you’re wanting to move things along more quickly, Rush Rush might help you get the message across.
This early 90s ballad is about a man who is keeping himself at a distance in a relationship and not jumping in and committing himself as fully as his lover would like. The lyrics encapsulate how you might feel when completely in love and ready to settle down with someone who might not be as sure as you are.
St. Patrick by PVRIS
This energetic and upbeat love ode draws comparisons between a lover and a religious saint. Vocalist Lynn Gunn describes her lover in this song as a “miracle” and someone who brings renewed excitement into her life.
But at the same time, she’s trying to use her inner strength to get a grip on her feelings by reminding herself that “it’s chemical” and that her feelings are a serotonin effect within the brain.
This is for when you need to tell him how you feel, while also reminding him that you’re normally a strong and independent person who doesn’t normally fall in love easily.
Under Your Spell by Desire
This electric retro-80’s sleeper hit, made famous by the movie Drive, is about extreme obsession and being completely dazzled by someone. It has a melancholy tone, so it’s more of a love song that could be dedicated to someone you’re not currently in a relationship with.
The protagonist in the lyrics explains how she’s so enamored with someone else to the point where she can’t eat or sleep.
Always Be My Baby by Mariah Carey
All relationships have their ups and downs, but true love can survive through it all. Always Be My Baby is a love ballad for when your lover is distancing themselves or when a break-up has occurred.
It’s for when he might need a reminder as to how strong your bond is with him. If you’re going through a rough time in your relationship and need to remind him of how strong your love is, this is worth showing him.
Dreams by The Cranberries
Dreams is for when you’re in a relationship that’s so perfect that you have to pinch yourself to see if it’s real. In this inspiring love song, the late Dolores O’Riordan sings about a love that is changing her life “in every possible way.”
Her lover in the song is like a dream to her because she’s in disbelief that she’s met somebody with such great qualities. If you want to compliment your significant other, while also putting some romantic context around things, Dreams might be perfect for the occasion.
Starting to Date
Here are three songs you might want to dedicate to your very new guy that reveal your emotion and interest without being too much, too soon:
Eternal Flame by The Bangles
The pop song that asks if your love interest feels the same as you, without getting too “heavy” into the subject. Perfect for new relationships.
Just a Kiss by Lady A
Yet another perfect song for early dating couples, this one reminds you to take it slow, don’t rush anything, and ask for simple things from someone you really like.
Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Japsen
Attraction is great, but getting someone to call you for a second date is tricky stuff. Dedicate this song with its “I’m definitely interested so call me” lyrics to the guy you just met.
New Relationship: Feelings Are Emerging
I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston
Perfect for a relationship that is still in the fun, fresh and getting to know the best of each other phase, this song is a feel-good dance tune that may make your guy smile.
Touch Me (All Night Long) by Cathy Dennis
A sensuous song that sends a message to your new love that you really want to be close to him, and that you are ready to move into a deeper level of your relationship and physical intimacy. He’ll get the message listening to these lyrics for sure.
That’s the Way Love Goes by Janet Jackson
A sultry number that easily seduces with each silky note sung by Ms. Jackson herself, your love will love that you picked this to remind him about the heat that exists between the two of you. Always pick a song that sends exactly the message for the stage of the relationship and you won’t go wrong.
Long-Term Relationship (Two Years or More)
Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper
A passionate song about faithfulness and a willingness to give all to the one you love, Ms. Lauper delivers the song that states it all. Your dedication to your long-term man could not be said with any more feeling than this song.
Don’t Know Much by Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville
An endearing song for couples that have been together a long time and have been through a lot, this song may be exactly what you need to express the depth of what you feel for your guy. It may even get him to see that you are ready for the next level of commitment.
Wonderful World by Hermans Hermits
A great and funny old pop song about trying to get someone’s love and affection, it can still be a lighthearted song about how much you really love your guy and how well you know him and the closeness you share. If you are from an older generation, then this song is probably more apropos too.
How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding
While there is no song guaranteed to get your guy to ask you to marry him, this one might come close. Its lyrics vault into undying promises of forever love and faithfulness, which is clearly the right message to send to your guy if you have been in a relationship a really long time and you definitely see yourself married to this man.
Love Songs For Him: Selection Tips
A lot of people tend to pick what they think are romantic songs, but if you check the lyrics, the songs may not be romantic at all. Some songs are actually breakup or post-breakup songs, like Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus or Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus (his daughter).
Some songs are more about lost loves, or lovers lost in death, which do definitely not love songs you want to be dedicated to a living and current love. Several other songs that seem like love songs are actually about obsession and stalker-like behavior, which is never a message you want to send.
If you think that a certain song is something you want to dedicate to your guy, be sure to review the lyrics first. No matter how great the melody or music to which the song lyrics are set to, it may not be quite right to express the sentiment you want him to know or feel.
There are hundreds of songs related to love and relationships, so you do have options. Pick the right songs at the right times in your relationship and your guy will get exactly the message you want to send without misconstruing it.