If words aren’t enough to express your affection, you can always count on heartfelt tunes and lyrics to get the job done. However, picking the right song for your loved one is a lot trickier than it sounds.
To give you some ideas, here are the top 20 timeless songs that are worth considering:
1. Love Story – Taylor Swift (2008)
Love Story is arguably one of the most iconic Taylor Swift songs of all time. It’s from her “Fearless” album, which perfectly embodies the plethora of emotions in adolescent love.
2. Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden (1997)
Did you know that two music videos were filmed for Savage Garden’s hit single: Truly Madly Deeply? The first one was for the Australian release, while the other was made for the international audience.
3. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley (1961)
It doesn’t matter how many renditions of Can’t Help Falling in Love will be made — it’ll always be one of the sweetest songs you can dedicate to anyone. But if you are to pick from the countless versions out there, nothing beats the original piece from the King himself.
4. Hanggang Ngayon – Regine Velasquez (2004)
Perhaps you want to win your ex back. Or maybe, you just want to prove that you’ll never grow tired of waiting. Regardless, Regine Velasquez’s Hanggang Ngayon will surely tug at someone’s heartstrings.
5. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz (2008)
Fun fact: even before the release of Jason Mraz’s I’m Yours, it was already one of the crowd favorites in his gigs throughout 2004 and 2005.
6. Forevermore – Side A (2002)
Some people believe that true love is undying, regardless if you manage to end up together or not. Fortunately, Side A’s Forevermore paints a more optimistic and thankful picture. Did you know that international singer, David Archuleta, recorded his version of this song in 2012?
7. Paint My Love – Michael Learns to Rock (1996)
Paint My Love by Michael Learns to Rock perfectly suits love confessions, particularly coming from guys. It was actually released in two albums — first in “Paint My Love” (1996) and second in “Nothing to Lose” (1997).
8. Kahit Kailan – South Border (1996)
In the year of its release, Kahit Kailan by South Border was awarded “Song of the Year” by a number of radio stations.
9. Yellow – Coldplay (2000)
When Apple’s Steve Jobs first heard Yellow, he told the band that “they would never make it” in the music industry. Today, it’s one of the most popular alternative rock pieces in the world. Numerous instrumental versions on YouTube also surfaced and were used in weddings.
10. Loving You – Minnie Riperton (1974)
Loving You was written by Minnie Riperton and her husband, Richard Rudolph. It peaked at no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1975.
11. Torete – Moonstar88 (2000)
According to the official Moonstar88 Facebook page, Torete was the last song to be added in their first-ever album — “Popcorn”. Interestingly, it turned out to be one of the most successful.
12. Wag Na Wag Mong Sasabihin – Kitchie Nadal (2004)
Wag Na Wag Mong Sasabihin is Kitchie Nadal’s second single as a solo artist after leaving Mojofly. The song won her a handful of awards, including “Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist” and “Best Ballad”.
13. She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5 (2002)
She Will Be Loved is one of the songs that built Maroon 5’s brand in the music industry. It came from the album, “Songs About Jane” — named after frontman Adam Levine’s ex-girlfriend.
14. Lego House – Ed Sheeran (2011)
Before Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud and Shape of You, there was Lego House. Its music video starred Rupert Grint, who is best known for his role as Ronald Weasley in the Harry Potter franchise.
15. Harana – Parokya ni Edgar (2005)
Harana by Parokya ni Edgar is a song about courtship. In 2014, the band collaborated with Rico Blanco of Rivermaya to create Panahon Na Naman ng Harana — a mashup of this song and Panahon Na Naman.
16. Beautiful Girl – Jose Mari Chan (1989)
The music video for Jose Mari Chan’s Beautiful Girl featured celebrities like Sharon Cuneta, Vilma Santos, and Regine Velasquez. Despite its star-studded cast, the video ended with a photo of Chan and his wife, Mary Ann Ansaldo.
17. True – Ryan Cabrera (2004)
Ryan Cabrera’s True peaked at No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 — No. 8 on Mainstream Top 40. It’s simple, sincere, meaningful, and highly LSS-inducing.
18. Buko – Jireh Lim (2013)
As Buko (short for “Buhay Ko”) by Jireh Lim reached 1.4 million views on YouTube, the single appeared multiple times in MYX Philippines’ Daily Top Ten. According to Lim himself, the inspiration for Buko came from his grandparents and their lasting love.
19. Akin Ka Nalang – Itchyworms (2005)
The melody of Itchyworms’ Akin Ka Nalang is so catchy, it spawned dozens of covers online — primarily on YouTube. This includes a Japanese version called Boku No Mono Ni Natte, which was uploaded in July 2017.
20. More Than Words – Extreme (1990)
The lyrics of More Than Words by Extreme is perhaps the most accurate description of how love should be. Spoken language — not even through songs — will never be enough to convey what it really means. If you want to prove your love, focus on the moments you spend and cherish together.
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