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35 Best Songs About New Love & New Relationships

December 12, 2023
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I’ve curated a collection of the best songs about new love and new relationships, each track echoing the excitement and optimism of budding romance.

This article is a celebration of those heart-fluttering beginnings, capturing the magic of love’s early stages through music.

Table of Contents

Top songs about new love & new relationships

  • “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley
  • “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes
  • “Who You Love” by John Mayer ft. Katy Perry
  • “This Is the One” by The Stone Roses
  • “For Once In My Life” by Stevie Wonder
  • “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes
  • “Something” by The Beatles
  • “Walking On Sunshine” by Katrina & The Waves
  • “Crazy Love” by Beyoncé ft Jay-Z
  • “The Cure” by Lady Gaga

1. “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley

Like Elvis Presley, you can’t help yourself falling in love when you find the right one. 

The romantic song talks about The King Of Rock n’ Roll’s special affection for a special someone. 

From the first time, Elvis is convinced they were made for each other. 

The song also featured in Elvis Presley’s 1961 movie, “Blue Hawaii,” and peaked at #1 in many countries, including the UK, Canada, the USA, and France.

2. “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes

“I think I was blind before I met you.”

If love can cure loneliness, the narrator might have just found the perfect therapy. 

Finding the right partner will make you want to start your life again. 

3. “Who You Love” by John Mayer ft. Katy Perry

John Mayer’s beautiful song is about falling in love with someone because you’ve chosen to love them.

The soft ballad is about opening your heart for love and accepting a new person into your life. 

Katy Perry’s contribution to the song includes a love giggle towards the end as she sings, “you’re the one I love.” 

4. “This Is the One” by The Stone Roses

Ever experienced love at first sight?

It’s an incredible feeling. 

We can’t tell if this is a romantic song.

But it deserves a place in your wedding playlist

5. “For Once In My Life” by Stevie Wonder 

There’s a sense of calmness that comes with finding a soulmate. 

He might have been hurt before.

Probably even swore never to love again.

But here’s Stevie Wonder, swept off his feet by someone special.

He recognizes that his lover is special and could be all he’s been looking for all this time. 

His enthusiastic tone, beautiful lyrics, and catchy melody tell the whole story.

Indeed, love is beautiful. 

6. “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes

“The night we met I knew I needed you so/and if I had the chance I’d never let you go.”

The narrator has found the one, and she won’t let go.

She’s pleading for a chance, and all she wants is for the guy to say, “I love you.” 

The song may not have any fancy lyrics.

But The Ronettes’ emotional voice has made the 1963 song a timeless classic. 

7. “Something” by The Beatles

The Beatles’ (Something) is one of the best songs about new love.

Pattie Boyd, George Harrison’s wife, inspired the lyrics.

The wonderful song about new love describes the narrator’s obsession with his lover. 

He loves her style and smile and doesn’t want to leave her. 

8. “Walking On Sunshine” by Katrina & The Waves

The relationship clicks from the first day when you meet the right one. 

It is like a little paradise. 

And sometimes, this is akin to walking on sunshine. 

9. “Crazy Love” by Beyoncé ft Jay-Z

Queen B admits her new love has her doing all the craziest things in the world. 

She has fallen in love for the first time, and reason has suddenly gone out the window. 

Not even the vocalist can understand her new lover’s profound effect on her. 

Guess it’s just the power of love. 

10. “The Cure” by Lady Gaga

Almost two decades later and Lady Gaga is still an iconic singer in many people’s eyes. 

In “The Cure”, the versatile New York-born singer expresses unconditional love to a special someone. 

Gaga believes love is the cure.

And she would do anything to make her lover feel better.

Some say the song was a tribute to Gaga’s friend, Sonja Durham, who was diagnosed with cancer at the time. 

11. “You Had Me From Hello” by Kenny Chesney

You had me from the first conversation. 

Kenny Chesney’s song is the classic representation of love at first sight. 

He felt “their love starting to grow” from the first time they met.

His lover’s smile wows him, and he now wants to spend the rest of his life with her.  

The track peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Country Songs chart. 

12. “Shelter from the Storm” by Bob Dylan

Love brings comfort. 

Love is beautiful.

And it shelters you from the storm. 

The song’s lyrics can represent new love or breakup. 

13. “You’re In My Heart” by Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart’s song will have you convinced that love is truly a beautiful thing. 

Theirs was love at first sight, and he remembers how it all began. 

Many assume Stewart wrote this song for his lover, Britt Ekland, before their ugly breakup in 1977. 

14. “Don’t Know Much” by Linda Ronstadt And Aaron Neville

This song is a beautiful declaration of love.

The singer may only know a few things. 

He may not even know the addressee’s name. 

But he knows one thing.

That he loves her.

And that’s all that matters. 

A simple declaration of love is all you need on the first date.

15. “Say Love” by James TW

Before its release, TW confirmed that (Say Love) is “about the balance of excitement and patience when it comes to pursuing a new relationship.”

He doesn’t want to rush the process now that their love is starting to grow.

He wants to take their love a day at a time and see how it goes. 

He’s being a little cautious, having seen the word love getting misused every other time. 

16. “Shivers” by Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran’s song describes the beautiful feeling of being with a special someone. 

Finding a new partner feels like a huge relief when you’ve been through love, grief, loss, and new life. 

Sometimes, it gives shivers. 

17. “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz

Like John Mayer’s (Who You Love), this Jason Mraz’s hit is about opening your heart up for love. 

When you are in love, you want to maximize the moment. 

And that always means listening to beautiful tunes that warm your heart. 

Jason is ready to submit to his romantic interest.

18. “All My Life” by K-Ci & JoJo

“All My Life” is a soulful love ballad you want to play on repeat in the company of someone special. 

Initially, it was a tribute to Kayla, JoJo’s 7-year-old daughter. 

But you can still use it to express your feelings to your better half.  

You will never meet a sweeter, more loving, and caring partner.

And the lyrics are just about that. 

19. “Brighter Than The Sun” by Colbie Callait

You can feel it.

The flurry of excitement that comes with starting a new relationship. 

That’s the message of Colbie Callait’s song.

There’s a lot of excitement when love’s in the air.

And as you begin to plan your future together, such relationship songs are the ones you want to listen to. 

20. “Make Me Feel” by Janelle Monae 

Janelle Monae is expressing her feelings to a special someone in this song. 

She says it is a celebratory song about freedom. 

But you can dedicate the sweet lyrics to your romantic interest. 

21. “All of Me” by John Legend

John Legend’s “All Of Me” is the classic love song for new love birds.

It is an honest confession of true love.  

The whole point is that pure love endures. 

And when you truly love someone, you will be happy to see beyond their flaws. 

Your new lover would be proud if you dedicated the beautiful tune to them. 

22. “Lovesong” by Adele

One of the first confessions you will want to make to your new lover is to love them and be there for them no matter what happens. 

And that’s Adele’s confession in her 2011 pop song. 

The emotional lyrics set the tone for the entire song, with Adele expressing how her lover makes her feel special. 

23. “Mystery of Love” by Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens gives us a glimpse of a man’s first love in this acoustic song

Love evokes beautiful memories. 

But at the same time, it brings sadness and anxiety when you think about the end. 

It’s impossible to revel in beautiful moments without thinking about a potential breakup. 

Or let’s just say, love is a mystery not many people can understand. 

24. “Lover” by Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift’s (Lover) is as good as many pop songs for new love. 

The song is about Swift’s boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, with the singer reveling in her lover’s company. 

If the American singer’s lyrics don’t stick in your head, the beautiful melody will. 

The song takes us back to the old Swift.

Thankfully, she’s finally in a happy and settled relationship, not blaming one of her ex-lovers. 

25. “Adore You” by Harry Styles

All Harry Styles wants to do is adore his lover. 

He only wants to love and take care of her without expecting anything in return. 

Isn’t that what new love is all about? 

26. “Love On Top” by Beyoncé 

Beyoncé’s “Love On Top” is the song you want to listen to when love is at stake. 

She’s simply confessing her love for a man who won her heart. 

They’ve sacrificed to make the relationship work, and they finally enjoy each other’s company. 

You won’t be the first one to assume that Beyoncé is probably referring to her longtime lover and husband, rapper Jay-Z. 

But we can all agree that this is one of the best new love songs to play on repeat. 

27. “I Knew I Loved You” by Savage Garden 

Finding the right partner complements your life. 

They become your one and only, your best friend, and your biggest fan. 

“I Knew I Loved You” is another way to say I knew you were my soulmate. 

I knew you were the right one for me. 

And I knew we could build our future together. 

Savage Garden’s love song is about finding the one person who completes your world.

28. “I Love You Always Forever” by Donna Lewis

Donna Lewis recalls her first love, terming it a “magical wonderful feeling.” 

The song is an assurance that she will always be there for her lover and that nothing will come between them. 

It is what many people call unconditional love. 

29. “Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars

Bruno Mar’s ultimate love song finds him complimenting his lover for the special person she is. 

Everybody needs that one person to call a soulmate, a lover, and a best friend. 

And when Mars finds all the qualities in one person, he can’t help himself falling in love with her. 

It might have taken him months to come up with the lyrics, but the song is hauntingly beautiful.

And we promise you will like it. 

30. “At Last” by Etta James

Etta James’ lonely days are over because he’s finally found the one. 

This super romantic song expresses the singer’s feelings about falling in love. 

It is a beautiful representation of romance and affection. 

It looks like James’ life changed as soon as he found a new love. 

“At last/My love has come along/My lonely days are over/And life is like a song.” 

31. “Truly Madly Deeply” by Savage Garden

The gorgeous ballad by the Australian pop duo is a pure affirmation of unconditional love. 

Nothing will ever come between you when you are guided by true love. 

“I’ll be your dream/I’ll be your wish/I’ll be your fantasy/I’ll be your hope.”

We bet your romantic interest will want to hear those lines on your first love encounter. 

32. “This Kiss” by Faith Hill 

The first kiss from your lover is unforgettable. 

And Faith Hill’s breezy song expresses her feelings after a memorable first kiss from a special someone.

Anyone can relate to the lyrics. 

And that’s why the song has never lost relevance among lovebirds. 

There’s a level of intimacy in the lyrics that only Faith Hill could express.

And when you are ready to set the mood for a dream date, we hope you will find the song’s lyrics quite useful. 

33. “We Found Love” by Rihanna Feat. Calvin Harris 

Rihanna’s song is about the power of love. 

When you love someone, you want to overlook their shortcomings. 

And love can be so blinding that sometimes, you find yourself with an abusive partner. 

We will never know if Rihanna’s partner in this song is abusive. 

But one thing is for certain; they aren’t compatible with one another. 

But it isn’t like that matters anyway.

That’s what makes the lyrics quite relatable and desirable for many lovers. 

34. “Butterflies” by Kacey Musgraves

Don’t lie, ladies. 

You know the feeling. 

“It’s actually the first song I wrote after meeting my now husband,” says Kacey.

“Everything from the lyrics down to the production really represents this floaty, dreamy feeling that I got as soon as he came into my life.”

It looks like the past relationships haven’t been kind to Kacey Musgraves. 

But the one that begins with a butterfly feeling is truly special. 

And long may it last. 

See also: Songs About a Husband

35. “I Met A Girl” by William Michael Morgan

The last song on our list is one of the most romantic country songs. 

It is the tale of a young man and a girl who caught his attention.  

The lyrics are achingly beautiful. 

And William Michael Morgan sings with so much passion that he paints a picture in the listeners’ minds. 

Best Songs About New Love – Final Thoughts 

New romance energy is just as real as anything else. 

And there’s a whirlwind of emotions that comes with finding the right partner

For a minute, you won’t think straight when you bump into your crush. 

And you begin to imagine spending the rest of your lives together. 

For some, the genuine thrill of finding a soul mate throws reason out the window.

And their new partner becomes the new center of attention. 

No matter your experiences with new love, there’s always a perfect song to capture every emotion. 

Bring the feel-good vibes to your love life with our 35 best new relationship songs. 

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Will Fenton

Will, the founder of MIDDER, is a multifaceted individual with a deep passion for music and personal finance. As a self-proclaimed music and personal finance geek, he has a keen eye for futuristic technologies, especially those that empower creators and the public.

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