Love hits us often when we least expect it. There are times when we’re struck by Cupid’s arrow the first time we lay eyes on someone, and it’s as if we instinctively know that we’ve met the person who will change our life.
If you want to commemorate the first time you met someone special in your life, these songs are for you.
Savage Garden – I Knew I Loved You
Imagine already knowing that you love someone before you met them. Now isn’t that the epitome of romance and destiny? You may think it’s not a big deal these days when people get to know each other online before meeting. But keep in mind that this song was released in 1999, a time when people would often meet their potential partners in real life as opposed to online.
Meeting for the first time lyrics: I knew I loved you before I met you. I think I dreamed you into life. I knew I loved you before I met you. I have been waiting all my life.
Tony Tuff – The First Time I Met You
Every genre has their own take on falling in love for the first time, and we just had to pick Tony Tuff’s The First Time I Met You for the reggae genre. In this song, Tony recalls how he just met the girl of his dreams and how we knew he just had to be with her. The lyrics are adorable in that there’s an entire verse dedicated to the usual questions we ask a person we’re interested in.
Meeting for the first time lyrics: The first time I met you I couldn’t forget you. Girl I know, I really had to get you. The first time I met you I couldn’t forget you. Girl I know, I really had to get you.
Michael Buble – Love at First Sight
Talk about meeting someone and falling with them all in the same instant – the moment when you start to believe in love at first sight. In this song, Michael Buble sings as a love-struck man hoping that the person he has fallen in love with feels the same way about him.
Meeting for the first time lyrics: Don’t be scared of what you might see there. 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.
Kylie Minogue – Love at First Sight
In a time when a lot of people can fall in love at a club, we give you this catchy dance track from Kylie Minogue. Imagine feeling down on your luck, as if you were about to go nuts. You hit the club, not expecting much, and then there you meet someone who looks like he could really turn your grey skies blue again, like he could turn everything wrong into something right. Now isn’t that the kind of love we someday hope to find?
Meeting for the first time lyrics: And everything went from wrong to right and the stars came out to fill up the sky. The music you were playin’ really blew my mind. It was love at first sight. ‘Cause baby, when I heard you for the first time I knew we were meant to be as one.
Hellogoodbye – When We First Met
When we meet someone special for the first time, we always take note of what they looked like the first time we laid eyes on them. In this song by Hellogoodbye, the singer describes his relationship with a girl through the length of her hair. Her hair is just as long as it was when they first met, but before the present, she had cut her hair, grown it long, and cut it short, and now it’s long again. In the end, he adds that he hopes their love goes on as their hair grows long. Now isn’t that so sweet and quaint?
Meeting for the first time lyrics: When we first met your hair was long and brown. You hadn’t yet cut it all off, and now it’s long once again, oh. Oh, it’s long once again. As I kept track of every haircut that we ever had I could, I could see how long it had been, oh. Oh, how long it had been.
Roberta Flack – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
When you fall in love with someone at first sight, it’s easy to imagine a whirlwind of scenarios that comprise your future together. In the case of this song, it was written by folk singer Ewan MacColl for his lover, Peggy Seeger, in less than an hour. And even though both he was married to his second wife at the time, they eventually divorced so that he could marry the inspiration for this song.
Meeting for the first time 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.
Lord Huron – The Night We Met
One of the most profound lines in the most unexpected movies is this: “I guess in the end, you start thinking about the beginning.” And this is absolutely the case with Lord Huron’s The Night We Met. The singer is a man lost, looking for direction in his life as he is haunted by a single memory – the memory of the first time he met the woman he loved. But now she has gone away.
Meeting for the first time lyrics: I had all and then most of you. Some and now none of you. Take me back to the night we met. I don’t know what I’m supposed to do. Haunted by the ghost of you. Take me back to the night we met.
Surface – The First Time
There are just some romances that make you remember every significant detail. And in the case of this song from Surface, it recounts every first time in the relationship – from the moment they fell in love to the first kiss until now when their love has remained true throughout the years.
Meeting for the first time lyrics: Although some time has passed I still remember just like it was yesterday. But time is movin’ fast. The love I had for you time won’t ever change. I’ll always feel the same now until the end.
Madonna – Crazy for You
Did you know that the writers of this song initially didn’t take too kindly to the idea of Madonna aka Material Girl singing it? Looking back, we don’t think we can imagine anyone BUT Madonna lending her voice to this track. Who else but she could capture meeting the one you love in the dark, smoky dance floor in such a way that she makes it sound so romantic?
Meeting for the first time lyrics: Trying hard to control my heart, I walk over to where you are. Eye to eye we meet, no words at all. Slowly now we begin to move, every breath I’m deeper into you. Soon we two are standing still in time. If you read my mind, you’ll see I’m crazy for you.
Dean Martin – Just in Time
Love often finds us when we least expect it. But there are times when love comes right in the nick of time, as in this classic track by Dean Martin. In this song, he sings about how love saved him from a directionless life.
Meeting for the first time lyrics: Now you’re here, now I know just where I’m going. No more doubt or fears I’ve found my way, for love came just in time. You found me just in time, and changed my lonely life that lucky day.
Which of these songs about meeting someone for the first time do you like the best? Share them with us in the comments below!