The goal of any single person should be to find their soulmate, but that word means a lot of different things to people. Whether you think your soulmate is some person who’s destined to be with you or just someone who makes you feel like you’re meant to be with them, there’s a ‘right person’ out there for everyone.
In this article, we’ll go over 21 of the best and most powerful songs about soulmates.
1. My Best Friend – Tim McGraw
When you meet your soulmate, things are easy. Now relationships always have troubles, and you have to put work in, but a soulmate makes putting that effort in easy. You wind up growing closer to them than anyone else in your life, having a romantic partner and a best friend.
My Best Friend by Tim McGraw is probably the best example of a song about soulmates that discusses that side of it. You want to do everything you can for your best friend, and life just isn’t the same without them. Honestly, if your partner isn’t also your best friend, you’re really just missing out.
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2. Heaven – Bryan Adams
Sometimes you get so wrapped up in love that you’re floating on a cloud. Just being around a person, lying in bed, and wasting the day away can feel as blissful as being in heaven. That’s the kind of love you’ll find in this song.
Heaven is a major classic. Bryan Adams sang the original version, but Jason Aldean’s cover did the first one justice. Overall, it’s a beautiful song that’s been (badly) sung by many a man to their partner in the years since Bryan Adams first laid it down.
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3. God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton
The religious often credit God for all the good things in their lives. In all honesty, sometimes finding your soulmate can feel like an absolute miracle, especially if you’ve given up hope. Often, love comes into your life unexpectedly and surprisingly, the same way a heaven-sent miracle would change everything. That’s the sentiment Blake Shelton puts in God Gave Me You. He’s so in love with his partner and so thankful for her coming into his life that she couldn’t have come from anywhere except divine intervention.
4. There Is No Greater Love – Amy Winehouse
There Is No Greater Love was a jazz classic from 1936, but it found newfound fanfare when Amy Winehouse picked it up. Overall, it’s a pretty simple number, singing to your partner of your love and telling them that there’s no way any other form of love could be any better. And for soulmates, this is really the case. You won’t find anyone else out there that’s better for you, from your weird habits to the support they offer you.
5. Dying Man – Morgan Wallen
This song is relatively new, and it’s on here more for personal reasons than because it’s a classic for soulmates. When the right person comes into your life, it fundamentally changes how you look at things. The narrator for this song was hellbent on dying, not seeing a future for himself, and sort of just waiting for something to take him out. That is until his soulmate walked into his life and gave him a reason to stick around. Dying Man by Morgan Wallen is an extremely personal song for me and the perfect piece for anyone who believes they wouldn’t be here had their partner not come into their life.
6. Haven’t Met You Yet – Michael Buble
We’d be remiss not to have at least one song on here about finding your soulmate instead of what it’s like to be with one. Before you find them, many people just dream of finding the right person. They have what they want in mind but are still searching through all of the broken hearts and bad relationships along the way. Haven’t Met You Yet is about Michael Buble finally running into a girl he instantly falls for despite his guarded ways. He hasn’t met her, though, only seen her at this point. Here’s to hoping that budding romance works out the way he wants.
7. XO – John Mayer
John Mayer lays down a lot of love songs, with plenty of them being absolutely perfect to describe what it’s like to be with a soulmate. XO was originally a song by Beyoncé, but his version somehow took the song to even greater heights. What was meant to be a love song from Beyoncé to her fans turned into a song about the butterflies in your stomach that come along when you’re in love with just the right person.
8. In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel released In Your Eyes in 1986, and it remains a classic today. It speaks of how the narrator’s partner sees him, valuing him much more than he values himself. We tend to see the best parts in our significant others, which can be both a blessing and a curse. However, it’s always good to see the good things about yourself through someone else perspective.
9. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
Can’t Help Falling In Love is probably one of the greatest love songs of all time, and it perfectly captures how unstoppable falling in love is once you meet your soulmate. One of Elvis’ biggest hits was outside of his normal range, a pure love song rather than a leg-bouncing jammer. When you start to fall in love, you can’t really stop yourself, no matter whether or not it’s what you wanted in the first place. That loss of control can be scary, even if everything works out for the best. No matter what, you just want to be together forever.
10. Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinéad O’Connor
There are some solid debates between Sinéad O’Connor and Prince about who actually wrote this song. It’s generally credited to Prince, but O’Connor’s version was the one to become a worldwide hit. It’s hard to describe your feelings for your soulmate, verging on impossible to put into words. The best way to do it would probably be to say nothing else compares to them, a sentiment that song conveys incredibly well.
11. Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
Even if you’re naturally a loner, once you find your soulmate, you want to spend all your time with them. Having someone around all the time used to feel like an invasion of your space, but somehow, this one person doesn’t make you feel that way. Come Away With Me by Norah Jones is all about how spending time with your soulmate is the only thing that matters. Even if all you do is run errands, it’s an infinitely better time if they’re with you.
12. Crazy For You – Adele
Finding a soulmate and falling in love will make you feel a little crazy, especially when you’re so infatuated that they’re the only thing you can think about. Adele was inspired to write Crazy For You by that exact feeling, as she was trying to write for a new album but was so distracted by the new love that she couldn’t get much done.
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13. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
You know Ed Sheeran was going to make this list. Thinking Out Loud won him several awards after it came out in 2014 because of how perfect it was. It’s a snapshot of the feeling you get when you’re with the person you’re in love with. From those kisses under the night sky to just holding each other, those moments where the world stops for you two are so peaceful.
14. I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
Sometimes things with your soulmate don’t end up working out. For whatever reason, the best thing to do at that point is to separate. But the feelings will never go away, and you’ll always love them and remember the lessons learned from the relationship. I Will Always Love You was written by Dolly Parton, but Whitney Houston picked it up and turned it into a major international hit. In it, the two lovers are parting ways, but she promises that she will always love them no matter what.
15. Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel
One sign that you’ve found your soulmate is that you wouldn’t change anything about them. In reality, there are probably some things you wish were a little different, but they don’t bother you the way they normally would, and you wouldn’t change that person for anything. Just The Way You Are by Billy Joel expresses that feeling of loving your soulmate exactly how they are, were, and will be. This song won Joel a Grammy Award and remains one of the best love songs out there to this day.
16. Closer to You – The Wallflowers
I talked about how your soulmate will typically become your best friend, but that’s because you grow closer to them than you do with anyone else. Closer To You by The Wallflowers is a fairly simple declaration of love, but the song’s essence captures the feeling of being closer to your partner than anyone else to a tee.
17. If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
One sentiment I can really get behind about soulmates is that they give your life purpose. You find new things to care about thanks to them that you wouldn’t have otherwise, more things to look forward to, and more motivation actually to achieve things. If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys nails how pointless everything would seem if you somehow lost your soulmate.
18. Couldn’t Love You More – John Martyn
When you’re in love with the right person, you’re completely in love. It will feel like you couldn’t possibly love someone any more than you already do now. But with soulmates, that isn’t really the case. You’ll find things that deepen your love, whether it’s something they do or some little thing about them. Couldn’t Love You More is about that feeling, seeing John Martyn expressing the depths of his emotions to his partner and telling her that nothing could make him love her anymore.
19. Love of a Lifetime – FireHouse
After you’ve been through many rocky relationships or had those special chances not to turn out the way you wanted, it’s easy to give up. It’s something a lot of people go through, being downtrodden so many times they believe they will never find the right person for them. Love Of A Lifetime by Firehouse sees the narrator (who feels that way) finally meet their soulmate. It wound up being the band’s biggest hit of the 90s, too, probably because of how relatable the song felt.
20. I Knew I Loved You – Savage Garden
One of the most interesting things about soulmates is that you typically don’t realize it at first. You just kind of wake up one day and have a realization of how much you love them. I Knew I Loved You is about that point, becoming a huge international hit and topping charts in the US after Savage Garden released it in 1999. It’s a sweet, almost sappy single for the list.
21. Hopelessly Devoted To You – Olivia Newton-John
Look, almost all of the songs in Grease were absolute bangers. The entire musical is just plain good, but that’s very much thanks to Olivia Newton-John. No matter how difficult things got between Sandy and Danny, she knew she would be helplessly attracted to him. And that’s basically the premise of her solo song Hopelessly Devoted To You.
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