Not every guy is blessed with a talent for singing. However, it never hurt to give it a shot, especially if you know your girl will absolutely love it.
So for those of you who just want to dedicate a romantic song to your girlfriend, check out this playlist. We’ve made sure to include a selection of vocal ranges that you can pick to suit your voice!
Tony Bennett – The Way You Look Tonight
On those days when you want to let your girl know just how wonderful she is, sing this song for her. It’s one of the sweetest ways to tell her that even when time passes, you’ll still remember how lovely she looks at this moment. It’s definitely a song that will make her swoon!
Romantic lyrics: Someday when I’m awfully low
When the world is cold
I will feel a glow just thinking of you
And the way you look tonight
Nat King Cole – I Love You for Sentimental Reasons
Since we’re on the topic of sentimentality, here’s a song from the legendary Nat King Cole. This is one of those slow, romantic songs that you can play while you’re having an intimate candlelit dinner. And while many other versions of this song exist, Nat King Cole’s chart-topping version is undoubtedly one of the best renditions of this song!
Romantic lyrics: I love you for sentimental reasons
I hope you do believe me
I’ve given you my heart
Frank Sinatra – Fly Me to the Moon
If you feel like mixing in a bit of dancing with your romantic date with your girlfriend, this is the song to choose. Its catchy tune will have you tapping your feet until you can’t help but get up and dance. Fly Me to the Moon was recorded by Frank Sinatra shortly before he was set to get married, so you can really hear the delight and excitement in his voice.
Romantic lyrics: Fill my heart with song and let me sing for ever more
You are all I long for
All I worship and adore
In other words, please be true
In other words, I love you
The Platters – Only You
Want to make your girlfriend feel that you have eyes for no one but her? Sing her Only You by The Platters and you’re sure to convince her. For all you guys out there whose world brightened up when your girlfriend came into your life, Only You the song to sing.
Romantic lyrics: Only you can make all this world seem right
Only you can make the darkness bright
Only you and you alone can thrill me like you do
And fill my heart with love for only you
Elvis Presley – Love Me Tender
There’s no way we can have a playlist of romantic songs without at least one song from the King of Rock and Roll. Love Me Tender was originally written as the theme song for the first movie Elvis Presley starred in. While his character was only supposed to played a minor role, the movie capitalized on his rising success and gave him a bigger part.
Romantic lyrics: Love me tender, love me sweet,
Never let me go
You have made my life complete,
And I love you so.
Love me tender, love me true,
All my dreams fulfilled.
For my darlin’ I love you,
And I always will
Stevie Wonder – I just Called to Say I Love You
Whether you’re on a long-distance relationship or you and your girlfriend just like making phone calls to each other, this is the perfect song choice. After all, what’s sweeter than making a phone call just to tell her that you love her? Stevie Wonder admits that he wrote the song with John Lennon in mind, He imagined that he’d one day get to sing this song with the Beatles. Sadly, in 1981 John Lennon was killed, and Stevie knew that his dream would never be fulfilled.
Romantic lyrics: I just called to say I love you
I just called to say how much I care
I just called to say I love you
And I mean it from the bottom of my heart
Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
This one goes out to all those couples out there whose relationships may be a little rocky, but you’re still fighting to stay together. This rings true for so many couples out there, but only a few couples can survive through the toughest of times. If you and your girlfriend are determined to stay together, through the good, bad, happy, or sad, this is definitely the perfect song to sing to her.
Romantic lyrics: I, I’m I’m so in love with you
Whatever you want to do
Is all right with me
Cause you make me feel so brand new
And I want to spend my life with you
Billy Joel – Just the Way You Are
Everyone has insecurities, and it’s your job as their significant other to help them get through it in any way you can. If you love your girlfriend as she is and you don’t want her to change despite the passing fads, sing her this song. It’s a song that might make her realize that you love her no matter what, and that she doesn’t have to change herself… That is, unless she really wants to.
Romantic lyrics: Don’t go changing, to try and please me
You never let me down before
Don’t imagine you’re too familiar
And I don’t see you anymore
I would not leave you in times of trouble
We never could have come this far
I took the good times, I’ll take the bad times
I’ll take you just the way you are
Lionel Richie and Diana Ross – Endless Love
It may be a duet, but we simply couldn’t pass up on the chance to add this song to our playlist. Endless Love is one of those songs you’d hear at weddings and anniversaries, and that’s not at all surprising. Endless Love is a song about celebrating how much you love your partner. Yes, it may be a little cheesy now, but no other song quite embodies eternal love as well as this song!
Romantic lyrics: My love, there’s only you in my life,
The only thing that’s bright
My first love
You’re every breath that I take
You’re every step I make
Backstreet Boys – As Long as You Love Me
This one goes out to all the guys who grew up in the 90s. How can you not love the Backstreet Boys and their songs? Out of all the songs they’ve released, this is perhaps the most romantic one. As Long as You Love Me is a song about a guy who doesn’t care about his girl’s past, as long as the love she bears him is true. This is the perfect song for all you 90s couples out there.
Romantic lyrics: Although loneliness has always been a friend of mine
I’m leavin’ my life in your hands
People say I’m crazy and that I am blind
Risking it all in a glance
And how you got me blind is still a mystery
I can’t get you out of my head
Don’t care what is written in your history
As long as you’re here with me
Howie Day – Collide
This sweet acoustic song embodied the popular love songs of the early 2000s. In this song, Howie Day sings about a girl whose personality is the complete opposite of his. This is the song to sing if you’re the type of guy who’s more closed off and quiet, while your girl is more social and extroverted. What’s great about this song is how it manages to convey the message about opposites being attracted to each other without being too explicit about it.
Romantic lyrics: Even the best fall down sometimes
Even the wrong words seem to rhyme
Out of the doubt that fills your mind
You finally find
You and I collide
Train – Marry Me
Before you panic and think we’re telling you to ask your girlfriend to marry you, better understand what this song is about first. The song is actually a fantasy of the guy singing, where he’s thinking of all the possibilities that could happen when he suddenly asks his girl to marry him. In the song, the girl is someone he’s just met. But this can also apply to your girlfriend if you one day intend to marry her, and you started falling in love with her at first sight.
Romantic lyrics: Forever can never be long enough for me
Feel like I’ve had long enough with you
Forget the world now we won’t let them see
But there’s one thing left to do
Now that the weight has lifted
Love has surely shifted my way
Marry me, today and every day
Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up
Not every relationship is perfect, and there will be times when the easier thing to do is to give up. However, that’s not the case for Jason Mraz when he wrote this song. It’s likely that this song was inspired by Jason Mraz’s relationship with and subsequent engagement to singer-songwriter Tristan Prettyman. Sadly, despite his adamant refusal to call it quits, they still ended up breaking up.
Romantic lyrics: Well I won’t give up on us, even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love, I’m still looking up
And when you’re needing your space, to do some navigating
I’ll be here patiently waiting, to see what you find
‘Cause even the stars they burn, Some even fall to the earth
We’ve got a lot to learn, God knows we’re worth it
No, I won’t give up
John Legend – All of Me
Songwriters from over half a century ago would make their songs as general as possible to cater to a wider audience. However, more modern songwriters add a bit of a personal flair to their songs by making it obvious who the song is about. All of Me is John Legend’s song for his wife Chrissy Teigen. He’s never shied away from describing how their personalities balance each other out, and that’s why so many of his songs feel so honest and heartfelt.
Romantic lyrics: ‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I’m winning
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
For the ultimate modern romantic song guys can dedicate to their girl, nothing beats Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud. It has that perfect soft melody with the acoustic guitar, and it’s paired with the sweetest and most heartfelt lyrics.
Romantic lyrics: Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart
I’m thinking out loud
That maybe we found love right where we are
What’s sweeter than a song that, even when not pitch-perfect, is sung from the heart? Very little else. So pick out the perfect song to sing to your girl today!