The person you’re absolutely in love with deserves to hear these awesome songs!
We’ve all been through the whole wanting phase of a relationship. You recall the moment you first laid eyes on them, and that could be enough to convince yourself that you’ve found The One. For others, wanting someone comes after the first conversation, the first date, the first kiss, or even the first time you hook up.
Wanting to be with someone is one of those relatable feelings that it’s no surprise so many songs are centered around that theme. And while there are times when we don’t get to be with the one we want (we’ve made a playlist for that), it’s always nice to have that one “I want you” song to dedicate someone you’re head-over-heels in love with!
The Wonders – That Thing You Do
A song so awesome that it has its own movie. That Thing You Do is a song that appears in a movie of the same name, and it’s performed by the fictional band The Wonders. It’s a catchy song that’s perfect for those days when you want to swoon over your crush. However, it’s a little bittersweet because the singer of the song can’t seem to get the girl he wants… Not that it stops him from still being in love with her.
Lovestruck lyrics: I know all the games you play
And I’m gonna find a way to let you know that
You’ll be mine someday
‘Cause we could be happy, can’t you see?
If you’d only let me be the one to hold you
And keep you here with me
Bread – Baby I’m A Want You
It’s cheesy, but it works! Baby I’m A Want You is one of Bread’s highest-charting singles, and it’s one of those songs that you can’t help but sing along to. It’s sweet and simple – a classic love song that never gets old.
Lovestruck lyrics: Your lovin’ and affection
Givin’ me direction
Like a guiding light to help me through my darkest hour
Lately I’m a-prayin’
That you’ll always be a-stayin’ beside me
Alison Kraus – Baby, Now That I’ve Found You
Have you ever wanted someone so bad that you’ve basically built your life around them? This sentiment is perfectly captured in this Alison Kraus song. Baby, Now That I’ve Found You is a sweet little melody about a girl whose lover is about to leave her because he doesn’t need her anymore.
Lovestruck lyrics: Baby, now that I’ve found you I won’t let you go
I’ve built my world around you
I need you so, baby, even though
You don’t need me now
Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way
If you want a truly iconic and borderline cheesy song about wanting someone, there’s nowhere else to go but into the realm of boy bands. And the king of them all is undoubtedly the Backstreet Boys. This 1999 single might just be one of their most famous ones yet. One possible reason for this is because of how it resonates so well with people who are madly in love.
Lovestruck lyrics: You are my fire, the one desire
Believe when I say I want it that way
Savage Garden – I Knew I Loved You
The thing about love is that it’s sometimes so magical that it happens before you even meet the object of your desires. I Knew I Loved You is the song for that kind of love! For the more pragmatic types, you might see the song as a great description of how love is all about intuition; you don’t really know why you’re in love or when it started or how, but you just know deep down that the feeling is there and there’s no escaping it!
Lovestruck lyrics: Maybe it’s intuition
But some things you just don’t question
Like in your eyes
I see my future in an instant, and there it goes
I think I’ve found my best friend
I know that it might sound more than a little crazy but I believe
I knew I loved you before I met you
Usher – You Got It Bad
In You Got It Bad, Usher plays the role of that friend who tells us that we’re in love no matter how in denial we are. In this song, Usher perfectly describes what it’s like to want someone to the point of it being illogical. Basically he’s saying that when you want someone, you change completely – you say goodbye to your partying ways, you’re hung up on every word your crush says, and you can’t seem to shake the thought of them no matter what you do.
Lovestruck lyrics: When you feel it in your body
You found somebody who makes you change your ways
Like hanging with your crew
Said you act like you’re ready
But you don’t really know
And everything in your past – you wanna let it go
The Darkness – I Believe in a Thing Called Love
This feel-good song is a tribute to the glam rock gods of the 80s. I Believe in a Thing Called Love is a super catchy song about that one person in your life who makes you believe in love again. There are no deep and eloquent lyrics in this track. It’s mostly just cheesy lyrics with awesome vocals and phenomenal guitar riffs.
Lovestruck lyrics: I believe in a thing called love
Just listen to the rhythm of my heart
There’s a chance we could make it now
We’ll be rocking ’til the sun goes down
I believe in a thing called love
John Mayer – Your Body is a Wonderland
Wanting someone doesn’t always necessarily mean being in love with someone, right? Sometimes it’s all about physical attraction. Of course, that sounds a little too crass, so why not make the sentiment a little more romantic by listening to a sensual, romantic song about wanting to stay in bed with someone? Your Body is a Wonderland is the perfect song if you want to tell someone you’re attracted to them, but not quite in love yet.
Lovestruck lyrics: We got the afternoon
You got this room for two
One thing I’ve left to do
Discover me discovering you
One mile to every inch of
Your skin like porcelain
One pair of candy lips and
Your bubblegum tongue
Boys Like Girls – Thunder
Do you think a summer fling deserves a love song? Boys Like Girls seems to think so! Thunder is one of those summer staple songs that bring you back to a time when you were frolicking in the grass and going on carefree road trips. It may not be a song about a love to last a lifetime, but it’s one that you can’t look back on without thinking of that one memorable summer fling. After all, we sometimes want someone intensely for a moment, and then we move on.
Lovestruck lyrics: Your voice was the soundtrack of my summer
Do you know you’re unlike any other?
You’ll always be my thunder, and I said
Your eyes are the brightest of all the colors
I don’t wanna ever love another
You’ll always be my thunder
So bring on the rain
Band of Horses – No One’s Gonna Love You
Admittedly, the title doesn’t seem too promising. But the whole line actually goes, “No one’s gonna love you more than I do.” No One’s Gonna Love You is a song written at the time when the relationship is starting to split at the seams. It’s the singer’s plea to his lover to consider not giving up on the relationship.
Lovestruck lyrics: Anything to make you smile
You are the ever-living ghost of what once was
I never want to hear you say
That you’d be better off
Or you liked it that way
And no one is ever gonna love you more than I do
No one’s gonna love you more than I do
Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
Whether you’re a fan of the Twilight franchise or not, you can’t deny that this one romantic song that you might consider walking down the aisle to. A Thousand Years is a song about fate and finally finding the person you’re destined to be with.
Lovestruck lyrics: I have died every day waiting for you
Darling, don’t be afraid.
I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more
And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more
Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know
From cheesy boy band tunes to romantic wedding songs, we go to this little modern gem on our list. Do I Wanna Know isn’t necessarily romantic, but it is realistic. It’s about the singer’s desire to get back together with an ex that he keeps seeing at the club. It’s like he can’t help but desire her each time he sees her, and he hopes she feels the same way.
Lovestruck lyrics: So have you got the guts?
Been wondering if your heart’s still open and
If so I wanna know what time it shuts
Simmer down and pucker up
I’m sorry to interrupt it’s just I’m constantly
On the cusp of trying to kiss you
I don’t know if you feel the same as I do
But we could be together, if you wanted to
Sam Smith – Latch
Latch is a song that’s perfect for a budding relationship. You know there’s a mutual attraction between the two of you. But even if it’s not quite love, you want to latch onto this person because he or she is everything you’ve ever wanted. Sure, the lyrics can come off as a little clingy, but isn’t that normal when you’re in a new and exciting relationship?
Lovestruck lyrics: I feel we’re close enough
Could I lock in your love?
Now I’ve got you in my space
I won’t let go of you
Got you shackled in my embrace
I’m latching on to you
Blue Suede – Hooked on a Feeling
You may know this as that catchy song from the Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy. Because of the movie’s affinity for oldschool songs, this tune became the perfect tune for the theme. Hooked on a Feeling is feel-good song that you’ll want to listen to over and over again if you’re in love.
Lovestruck lyrics: When you hold me
In your arms so tight
You let me know
Everything’s all right
I’m hooked on a feeling
I’m high on believing
That you’re in love with me
U2 – All I Want is You
Bono’s inspiration for this song was his wife, Ali. In the song he enumerates all the things she wants in the world. Bono’s reaction, however, is to tell her that all he really wants is her and nothing more. You can’t get any sweeter than that!
Lovestruck lyrics: You say you want your love to work out right
To last with me through the night
You say you want diamonds on a ring of gold
Your story to remain untold
Your love not to grow cold
All the promises we break
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you
What better way to tell someone you want them than with one of these songs on our list? So go on, start creating your perfect “I want you” playlist with these tracks!