Regardless of your relationship status, there’s nothing like a good love song. Whether you hear them on the radio, on your breakup playlists, or in your favorite Hollywood movies, love songs can trigger emotions that both make and break us.
Some of the best love songs from movies
What’s the first love song that comes to mind for you?
For me, it’s Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On from Titanic. This tear jerker brings me back to the scene where Jack and Rose are at the front of the ship and Rose says “I’m flying!” (Take our quiz to find out how well you remember Titanic.)
Mega-pop star and celeb activist Lady Gaga’s Always Remember Us This Way from A Star is Born sends chills up my arms and down my spine every time I hear it. Her and Bradley Cooper wrote and performed so many amazing songs for this movie, including Shallow, which got Gaga her first Oscar for Best Original Song.
Love songs from movies have the power to teleport us right back to the scene from the movie––or even a scene from our own real-life or imagined love story.
The range of emotions you feel while listening to love songs from movies illustrates the complexity and beauty of romantic love.
Some movie love songs make us want to get up and dance:
- (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life by Bill Medley featuring Jennifer Warnes in Dirty Dancing
- You’re The One That I Want by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in Grease
Others make us want to sing along like we’re at our favorite karaoke bar:
- I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston from The Bodyguard
- Your Song by Ewan McGregor featuring Alessandro Safina from Moulin Rouge!
While other hit songs are given a new meaning when included in movie soundtracks:
- Take My Breath Away by Berlin in the 1986 film Top Gun
- Supercut by Lorde in Netflix’s 2019 rom-com Someone Great
Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2021 with our playlist
You don’t need to be in a relationship to celebrate love! We’re showing our love for YOU with a specially curated Valentine’s Day 2021 playlist. Consider it your soundtrack for Valentine’s Day 2021.
Our Spotify playlist includes 75 of the best love songs from movies including Rewrite The Stars by Zendaya and Zac Efron from The Greatest Showman, Young And Beautiful by Lana Del Rey from The Great Gatsby, Mystery of Love by Sufjan Stevens from Call Me By Your Name, and many more.
Check it out here:
If you’re in the mood to watch something instead, take a look at our Galentine’s Day ideas, including a watchlist of romantic comedy movies, friendship movies, and binge worthy TV shows about love and friendship that can be enjoyed any day of the year.
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