If you’ve ever been in love, you’re well aware that there’s a distinct feeling deep down inside that can’t be matched. A feeling of warmth and butterflies overcomes you when you see that special someone for the first time. Songs about love at first sight are all about that feeling, from the first time you laid eyes on your new love to the realization that they’re the person you’ve been searching for.
1. “Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur
James Arthur released this famous love song in 2016, and it’s about a guy who falls for a girl at first sight. It’s a simple song with a catchy chorus full of promise. The beginning is slow and the camera lingers on the couple, building up to the powerful message that you won’t lose these feelings. It’s a very optimistic song about love at first sight.
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2. “I Knew I Loved You” by Savage Garden
It is one of our favorite love songs, and it’s also one of the most romantic. This Savage Garden song was written in 1996 by lead singer Darren Hayes, and Darren’s breakup inspired it with a boy named Soren Baker. When he met his former boyfriend’s girlfriend, she had her headphones on and heard the song she’d been listening to all morning. After that first time hearing it, she decided the song was about her.
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3. “Just One Look” by Doris Troy
Doris Troy had a successful career in music in the ’60s and ’70s, and her song “Just One Look” is all about love at first sight. It’s all about trying to forget that person you just saw because you know that it’s not going to work out. How do you decide when your heart tries to tell you what to do, but your mind tries to talk sense into you? It’s one of the saddest songs about love at first sight there are.
4. “I Met a Girl” by William Michael Morgan
This song is about how a guy meets a girl after getting “hit by one of those New York City taxis” and how he meets her. It’s another love song that talks about how happy they are to be with each other, and it has a very upbeat tone. When you hear someone sing it often enough, you’ll want to dance along to the beat. The original version included a little more detail about the girl every time the chorus returned.
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5. “Love at First Sight” by The Brobecks
“Love at First Sight” is one of our favorite love songs, and it’s also a viral track. It’s about how a guy meets his future wife at a fair and even though she looks different than he thought she would, they fall in love instantly. The music video is about the two feeling their first true love when they meet, and you’ll see the rest of the band smiling at the camera with their arms around each other.
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6. “Sea of Love” by The Honeydrippers
This song was written and originally sung by the Honeydrippers around 1958, but it wasn’t until 1969 that it was featured in a movie called “Sea of Love” that helped make it even more popular. The song is about a man who is only interested in one woman, and he meets her at the beach when she unexpectedly turns up. He’s been waiting for her all his life, and the two share a magical moment.
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7. “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)” by John Michael Montgomery
This love song is about a farmer named Earl who is in love with a woman engaged to someone else. This song was made famous in 1991 by John Michael Montgomery, and it became one of his biggest hits.
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8. “Love at First Sight” by Michael Bublé
Michael Bublé released a cover of the 1984 song by its original artist, Howard Jones. This one is a little different because it’s actually about falling in love with your good friend. The guy and girl are best friends who’ve known each other since they were kids, but when they meet each other at one of his gigs in London, they’ve both found true love.
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9. “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” by Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack is one of the best singers ever in our opinion, and this love song is a little different because it’s about two guys falling for the same girl. It’s about how he sees her for the first time in his life, but she doesn’t recognize him. He has to wait until the next time they meet before she tells him it’s him she wants.
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10. “Penny Lover” by Lionel Richie
This is another one of our favorite love songs, and it’s a sweet one at that. Lionel Richie wrote and recorded “Penny Lover” in 2014, and it was part of his biggest album of all time. It’s about how a guy can never be with the most beautiful woman because he has eyes for a girl who wears glasses. She has to give him the money to buy her coffee because she only has pennies to her name.
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11. “Heartache on the Dance Floor” by John Pardi
If you happen to be at a country music dance, this song is the perfect song to hear. It’s about a man who instantly sees a woman dancing on the dance floor and immediately falls in love with her. The rest of the song talks about how he wants to make every night one where she’ll want to dance for him again. It’s slow, romantic and makes us want to dance every time we hear it.
12. “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes
This song has been voted number one on a few lists, and it’s about falling in love for the first time. The music video is about a young girl falling in love with her boyfriend, and it’s all about meeting at a dance. Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich wrote it, but it includes lyrics from Phil Spector. This song was also featured in the 1988 movie “Quinn.”
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13. “Love Story” by Taylor Swift
One of the queens of love songs, Taylor Swift, delivers for us here. A love story is another popular song that many people know. A young girl falls in love with a guy, but her father disapproves of the relationship. He tells the guy to leave town and never return, but the two secretly meet each other. With some help from Taylor Swift and her song, you can now keep this song fresh in your mind all day long.
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14. “Change Your Name” by Brett Young
This love song was written by Brett Young and released in 2017. It’s about how a girl is afraid she’ll lose her boyfriend if she changes her name, but he assures her that she won’t. This song is slow, sweet and will have you loving it from the first time you hear it. It’s about how good it feels to change your name for someone and see them happy for the first time.
15. “I’m Your Baby Tonight” by Whitney Houston
It was written and originally sung by The Righteous Brothers, but Whitney Houston made it famous. She recorded “I’m Your Baby Tonight” in 1984, and it’s a slow pop song about being in love with a man that changes your life. It tells how they met, fell in love and were committing all of their nights to each other. The song is perfect for weddings as well.
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16. “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes
“First Day of My Life” is a song originally sung by the band Bright Eyes, but when it was recorded and released as a single, their lead singer had changed their name to Conor Oberst. The song describes all the things you feel when you first meet the person you love and fall in love with. It’s all about those butterflies in your stomach and being speechless at first, but you know they’re the one.
17. “Just Walk Away” by Céline Dion
It is a song about a relationship that’s over, and the only thing you can do is walk away. Céline Dion wanted to write her song about walking away from a bad relationship, but she wanted to have fun. She didn’t want it too sad or too much of a ballad, so she asked for help from Andy Hill and Vince Clark. The trio got together to write this one for Dion, and it was released as part of her third English album in 1998.
18. “Love @ 1st Sight” by Mary J. Blige (featuring Method Man)
It was written by Randy Jackson and released by Mary J. Blige in 2004, but she had a hard time finding the right rapper to sing alongside her. She knew she wanted Method Man since he was a friend of hers, and they agreed to work together on this song.
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19. “You Had Me from Hello” by Kenny Chesney
This song is all about finding love at first sight and screaming it to the world. Kenny Chesney originally wrote and recorded the song for his album “When the Sun Goes Down,” and it’s about a guy who loves a girl he just met on the beach. She’s been his obsession ever since she came into his life, and he wants everyone to know what he feels before she leaves him. You’ll be screaming at your friends that no one had you from hello like they did anytime you hear this romantic ballad.
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20. “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder
It is one of the famous love songs by Stevie Wonder, and it was initially released in 1962. It’s a sweet song about how a girl waits for her boyfriend to come home from work every day. Her feelings are burning in her heart, and she thinks she’s the most attractive woman. The song is all about how she can’t wait to see him, and it makes you want to sing along every time you hear it.
21. “Done” by Chris Janson
Chris Janson was on American Idol some years ago and his performance of “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” earned him the win. He had a lot of fans after that, and it allowed him to start writing songs for other people.
22. “One Boy, One Girl” by Collin Raye
All it takes is one girl and one boy to make the magic of love at first sight!
23. “Baby Be My Love Song” by Easton Corbin
It is a song by Easton Corbin, who won over the hearts of many fans after he appeared on the reality singing competition Nashville Star. He has written many songs on the side for himself and other artists, and he continues to win over new fans with his good looks and southern charm.
24. “Knock You Down” by Keri Hilson (featuring Kanye West, Ne-Yo)
This song was originally released in 2009, and it was featured on Hilson’s debut album “In a Perfect World.” We can’t get enough of Kanye, despite many of his shortcomings…
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24. “Call Me Maybe” By Carly Rae Jepsen
We know you’ve heard this track if you were alive in the early 2010s… This ultimate crush hit is all about how a girl feels when she sees a guy she likes for the very first time, and it will always stand the test of time for a great love at first sight anthem.
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25. “Look at Me” by Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood is one of the most popular singers in country music, and she’s known for her beautiful voice. This song is about the importance of being yourself and not trying to be someone you’re not. It’s a real message most people can appreciate, especially from Underwood’s sweet voice.
26. “Hello Mary Lou, Goodbye Heart” by Ricky Nelson
It is one of the most famous love songs by Ricky Nelson. It was initially released in 1963, and it’s a song about meeting a girl and falling in love with her right away. The next day, they run into each other again and are so happy to see that they decide to call a truce. They choose to be friends and hang out because they think that their new romance is better than anything else.
27. “Love at First Sight” by Kylie Minogue
It is another song by Kylie Minogue that won over the hearts of many American Idol fans when she was on season twelve. This song is all about falling in love with a person at first sight and not being able to get them out of your head.
28. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley is known as one of the greatest artists in music history. He’s also one of the most romantic singers, and this is a song that he wrote and performed for his wife, Priscilla. The song was released in 1956, written by Aaron Schroeder, Mark James and Presley himself. The song talks about how a girl can’t help falling in love with you no matter what you do.
29. “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli
Frankie Valli is a well-known singer, and he’s also known for his ability to write songs. He’s also known as a performer, and he’s had success on American Idol. Valli initially released this particular song in 1967. It takes you back to the 1950s when a woman falls in love with a man who’s not perfect but makes her feel so special.
30. “We Danced” by Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley has won over the hearts of many fans with his music, and he’s a romantic singer too. This song was initially released in 1991 when Paisley was starting, and he performed it on the television series Hee Haw on January 10.
31. “Hey Pretty Girl” by Kip Moore
Kip Moore is a newer artist on this list. This love song was initially released in 2011, and it’s about falling in love with a girl who is pretty and makes his heart beat faster.
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