Love is not planned. Usually, you don’t see the signs that you’re in love until you’re already falling head over heels for someone. Are you in the midst of falling for someone you never thought you’d fall in love with? If you are, then this is the perfect playlist for you.
Counting Crows – Accidentally in Love
In a list of songs about unexpected love, we can’t leave out this song by Counting Crows. Lead singer Adam Durits says that he’s not used to writing songs on demand, so he was told to write a song about his own experience. And it was through a happy coincidence that he was falling in love with someone he wasn’t supposed to at a time, and thus made writing this hit an instant success.
Accidental love lyrics: Well baby I surrender
To the strawberry ice cream
Never ever end of all this love
Well I didn’t mean to do it
But there’s no escaping your love
Jason Mraz feat. Colbie Caillat – Lucky
Sometimes the best type of love we experience is the one we share with a friend who turns into a lover. In this carefree, summery song, Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat express their gratefulness at fall in love with their best friend. In this case, accidentally falling in love with your best friend is a happy coincidence that can lead to a wonderful relationship.
Accidental love lyrics: I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again
Lucky we’re in love in every way
Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed
Lucky to be coming home someday
Usher – U Got It Bad
When you fall in love, you don’t always know that it’s love immediately. It sometimes starts off with little changes in the way you act – like choosing to hang out with her instead of hanging out at the club. And when you’re the type whose been in and out of relationships, you find yourself surprised that you’re genuinely starting to develop real feelings for someone unexpected.
Accidental love lyrics: When you say that you love ’em
And you really know
Everything that used to matter, don’t matter no more
Like my money, all my cars
(You can have it all back)
Flowers, cards and candy
(I do it just cause I’m…)
Said I’m fortunate to have you girl
I want you to know
I really adore you
Paolo Nutini – Better Man
Here’s a slightly more modern take on the same theme Usher sang about in U Got It Bad. In Better Man, Paolo Nutini is at the beginning of a budding relationship with a woman who’s everything he’s ever wanted. In this song, he finds himself wanting to be a better man for her. And while it might not be love yet, you can feel it in the song that his feelings are growing stronger.
Accidental love lyrics: She makes me smile
She thinks the way I think
That girl makes me wanna be better
Took her down Bleecker Street
Saw she drank the way I drink
I kiss the sky to send her blue a letter
Roberta Flack – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
There’s no denying that initial spark you feel when you first lay eyes on someone. Seeing them seems to make the world a brighter place, and all the darkness in your life seems to evaporate. And isn’t that exactly what love at first like feels like? Seeing their face for the first time and realizing that you want to open up your heart to this person?
Accidental love lyrics: The first time ever I saw your face
I thought the sun rose in your eyes
And the moon and the stars were the gifts you gave
To the dark and the endless skies
Michael Buble – Love at First Sight
As with Roberta Flack, Michael Buble also knows what it’s like to fall in love the second you lay your eyes on someone. In Love at First Sight, he decides to express the exact moment when he fell in love with someone. He knew from the moment he saw her that she had found a permanent space in his heart.
Accidental love lyrics: The first time I saw you
I knew love at first sight must be true, so true, oh so true
And now I just have to explain why I feel this way
I feel joy, I feel pain
You’re in my heart and it’s tearing me apart
‘Cause I love you, I love you, I love you!
Elle Goulding – Still Falling for You
Still Falling for You was written specifically for the film Bridget Jones’ Baby, and it’s a summary of everything that happens in the titular Bridget’s life. If you’re a fan of the Bridget Jones movies, she fall in love with someone who’s so different from her that it’s unexpected that they’d even form a relationship. And in this song, Ellie Goulding perfectly captures what it’s like to fall in love with someone regardless of their differences, and to stay in love through the years.
Accidental love lyrics: It took us a while
With every breath a new day
With love on the line
We’ve had our share of mistakes
But all your flaws and scars are mine
Still falling for you
Still falling for you
Ella Fitzgerald – I’ve Got a Crush on You
Don’t you just miss those carefree days when your crush seems to fill every thought in your head? In this song, Ella Fitzgerald sings about an unexpected crush she has on someone who wore down her resistance and made her open up her heart. She admits that she didn’t expect to fall so hard for someone, and yet here she is, cooing and swooning over the guy she likes.
Accidental love lyrics: I’ve got a crush on someone, guess who
I’ve got a crush on you, sweetie pie
All day and night time give me sign
I never had the least notion that
I could fall with so much emotion
Beyonce – Halo
In a song that describes a love so wonderful that it’s borderline heavenly, Beyonce sings about the love she developed for someone despite having her guard up. In Halo, describes how she no longer wanted to put up a fight before she let this man into her heart. And since they started being in love, she feels like she’s on a higher plane of being.
Accidental love lyrics: Remember those walls I built
Well, baby, they’re tumbling down
And they didn’t even put up a fight
They didn’t even make a sound
I found a way to let you win
But I never really had a doubt
Standing in the light of your halo
I got my angel now
Katharine McPhee – Terrified
For many of us, love is a terrifying feeling. It leaves us feeling weak and vulnerable. However, when an unexpected love comes your way and starts to make everything in your life brighter and better, you become terrified of what it would be like to lose this person.
Accidental love lyrics: You said it again
My heart’s in motion
Every word feels like a shooting star
Watching the shadows burning in the dark
And I’m in love
And I’m terrified
For the first time
In the last time
In my only life
When you find yourself falling hard for someone, the best advice we can give is to just go with the flow and listen to these songs as you fall!