There’s nothing like playing some romantic tunes when you’re spending some quality time with your boyfriend. Whether you’re having an intimate dinner at home or cruising around town, playing some sweet music just puts you right in the mood for love. Of course, you’ll want to have a playlist ready for when you just want your guy to know how much you love him without outright saying it.
So what’s in this magical romantic playlist that will make your guy swoon? Here are some songs from recent years and years past that won’t let you down!
Adele – Make You Feel My Love
While the Bob Dylan original made so many women swoon with delight, it’s this version of Adele that might make your man fall even more in love with you. The lyrics talk about all the things you would do just to let your man know how much you love him. And with Adele’s powerful yet emotional vocals, your man is sure to feel each line!
Sweetest Lines: I could make you happy, make your dreams come true
Nothing that I wouldn’t do
Go to the ends of the earth for you
To make you feel my love
Sixpence None the Richer – Kiss Me
It’s a light, sweet song that you can play for your man whether you’re in a long-term relationship or just starting out. The lyrics are all about just wanting to kiss every time, everywhere. It’s short, sweet, simple, and will surely get you both in the mood for a bit of romance.
Sweetest Lines: Kiss me beneath the milky twilight,
Lead me out on the moonlit floor
Lift your open hand, strike up the band and make the fireflies dance silver moon’s sparkling
So kiss me
Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
For something a little more upbeat, try out this Ellie Goulding hit. Featured heavily on the 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack, it’s sure to get you in the mood for some lovin’. Lyrics-wise, it’s all about being so madly in love with each other that you want to explore every inch of each other’s skin. Definitely a song you want to add to your bedroom playlist!
Sweetest Lines: Fading in, fading out on the edge of paradise
Every inch of your skin is a holy grail I’ve got to find
Only you can set my heart on fire, on fire
I’ll let you set the pace, ‘cause I’m not thinking straight
My head’s spinning around, I can’t see clear no more
What are you waiting for?
Minnie Ripperton – Lovin’ You
Now this classic song from 1975 will surely strike a chord with both the romantic and the soul lover in your man. It definitely sets the mood with the songbirds chirping throughout the song, which perfectly complements Minnie’s sweet, soulful voice. This relaxing springtime tune is perfect for when you’re just spending some quality time lounging at home.
Sweetest Lines: Loving you is easy ‘cause you’re beautiful
Makin’ love with you is all I wanna do
Lovin’ you is more than just a dream come true
And everything that I do is out of lovin’ you
Celine Dion – Power of Love
If you’re looking for a dramatic (bordering on theatrical), emotional, and powerful song to dedicate to your man, you know you can count on this power ballad by Celine Dion. Power of Love is one of those hit songs that you know the lyrics to, and if you have the pipes for it, you can belt it alongside Celine when it plays.
Sweetest Lines: The sound of your heart beating made it clear suddenly
The feeling that I can’t go on is lightyears away
‘Cause I’m your lady, and you are my man
Whenever you reach for me, I’ll do all that I can
Donna Lewis – I Love You Always Forever
Let’s jump to another 90s song, but this time a more lighthearted one that you can sing and dance along to. Donna Lewis’ hit song from 1996 starts off slow, but once you hit the chorus, you’ll find yourself bopping along to the beat. It’s a simple song about just loving your boyfriend and feeling like each moment together is magical.
Sweetest Lines: You’ve got the most unbelievable blue eyes I’ve ever seen
You’ve got me almost melting away
As we lay there under a blue sky with pure white stars
Exotic sweetness, a magical time
Norah Jones – Come Away with Me
Now for something truly romantic and jazzy, this Norah Jones hit is right up your alley. Come Away with Me is about wanting to run away from the hustle and bustle of the city and just being together. It’s possibly one of the sweetest and most romantic songs ever written, and yet its simplicity is what makes it so unforgettable.
Sweetest Lines: And I want to wake up with the rain falling on a tin roof
While I’m safe there in your arms, so all I ask is for you to
Come away with me in the night, come away with me
Alicia Keys – No One
If wooing your man is your main goal, you can’t do that without at least one Alicia Keys track to sweep him off his feet. This song is perfect for couples who have been through hard times, with people trying to tear you apart. But as Alicia Keys passionately says, no one can get in the way.
Sweetest Lines: I know some people search the world
To find something like what we have
I know people will try, try to divide something so real,
So ‘til the end of time I’m telling you there is no one, no one, no one can get in the way of what I’m feeling
Colbie Caillat – Bubbly
You know that giddy feeling you have whenever you’re with your man? You feel tingles in the strangest places, and it just bubbles up and out of you because of pure joy? Colbie Caillat captures that feeling in this sweet song.
Sweetest Lines: It starts in my toes, and I crinkle my nose
Wherever it goes, I always know
That you make me smile, please stay for a while
Just take your time wherever you go
Alisson Krauss – When You Say Nothing at All
Now this song is perfect for ladies whose boyfriends are men of few words. When You Say Nothing at All is a great song for when you want to tell your guy that even if he doesn’t talk much, you still understand him perfectly.
Sweetest Lines: The smile on your face lets me know that you need me
There’s a truth in your eyes saying you’ll never leave me
The touch of your hand says you’ll catch me if ever I fall
You say it best when you say nothing at all
Etta James – At Last
Romantic and beautiful enough to be a wedding song, this Etta James hit is all about finally finding the man who’s right for you. Everything feels perfect and beautiful, now that you have each other.
Sweetest Lines: You smiled, you smiled, oh and then the spell was cast
And here we are in heaven, for you are mine at last
Justine Skye – I’m Yours
If you and your man are frequent customers at bars and clubs, then you surely must have heard this song. This song is about finally finding love and wanting to give yourself to the man who captured your heart. You want to be his, his baby, his best friend, his everything.
Sweetest Lines: And now I wanna call you my baby, I wanna be your best friend
It’s so crazy, amazing and you know it
You know I’m feeling’ you, and you like it
You like it ‘cause you know I’m yours
Shania Twain – You’re Still the One
For all the couples who have been together for years, here’s the song for you. You’re Still the One is the perfect song that captures what it’s like to stay together even though you were the only ones to have faith in being together for the long haul.
Sweetest Lines: They said, “I’ll bet they’ll never make it,”
But just look at us holding on
We’re still together, still going strong
Jasmine Thompson – Crystal Heart
It’s fun, upbeat, and adorably optimistic. Crystal Heart is about feeling vulnerable and open when you’re with the one you love. You’ve finally lowered your defenses to let love inside your heart.
Sweetest Lines: I’ll take a leap of faith, don’t let me fall
You always raise me up by breaking down my walls
Rachel Platten – Superman
Is your man always working so hard being the strong one? If he is, then this song is one that you definitely need to sing to him. It’s like telling him that he doesn’t have to always carry the burden alone now that you’re here for him too.
Sweetest Lines: You don’t have to be Superman
You don’t have to hold the world in your hands
You’ve already shown me that you can
Don’t have to be superman
Aretha Franklin – You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman
Now you know you can’t make a romantic playlist for your man without an entry from the Queen of Soul. You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman is a song that will surely make your man melt. After all, what better way to stroke your man’s ego than by telling him that he has everything it takes to make you feel like a woman?
Sweetest Lines: Before the day I met you, life was so unkind
But you’re the key to my peace of mind
‘Cause you make me feel, you make me feel
You make me feel like a natural woman
Dido – Thank You
Do you always feel like you’re constantly being dragged down by life? The weather’s awful, you’ve got bills to pay, and on top of that, you’re late for work. But despite all this, does your man still manage to make you feel like you can get it all together? That’s love; and that’s what this sweet thank you song is all about.
Sweetest Lines: And even if my house falls down now, I wouldn’t have a clue
Because you’re near me
And I want to thank you for giving me the best day of my life,
Oh just to be with you is having the best day of my life
Billie Holiday – The Very Thought of You
Being in love can sometimes be a little distracting. You sometimes forget all the things you need to do because your mind is filled with daydreams about those times you spent with the man you love. You feel like everything reminds you of him, and just thinking of him throughout the day is enough to make you happy.
Sweetest Lines: The very thought of you, and I forget to do
Those little ordinary things that everyone ought to do
I’m livin’ in a kind of daydream, I’m happy as a queen
And foolish though it may seem, to me that’s everything
Diana Krall – The Look of Love
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed with love whenever your man does something as simple as looking your way? Then he’s got the look of love that Diana Krall is crooning about in this beautiful jazzy song!
Sweetest Lines: I can hardly wait to hold you, feel my arms around you
How long I have waited, waited just to love you
Now that I have found you, don’t ever go
Carole King – Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
When you’ve found the love that is perfect for you, you want to do everything to make sure it’s there to stay. And so you ask your man, “Is this forever?” If you want your boyfriend to start waxing poetic about how he wants to cherish the love you have for each other, play him this song.
Sweetest Lines: I’d like to know that you love is a love I can be sure of
So tell me now and I won’t ask again, will you still love me tomorrow?
Get your boyfriend in the mood for a romantic night together with these great love songs!