Patch's 100 Most Romantic Songs

Our top picks to set the mood tonight, from Adele to Whitney Houston


As much as the candles, candy, and flowers, setting the mood on Valentine's Day is all about selecting the right songs. Don't believe us? We witnessed nuptials where the first dance was a Metallica tune ... and watched their union dissolve inside of two years.

Since we all hope that love lasts, Patch has produced a playlist of the 100 most romantic songs that will, with a little luck, make this a memorable night. We have the classics (Al Green, Barry White, Sam Cooke) and the contemporary (Adele, Alicia Keys, Norah Jones) covered here.

Without further adieu, our 100 songs that are the musical equivalent of getting struck by Cupid's arrow:

  • Aaron Neville & Linda Ronstadt: All My Life
  • Adele: Make You Feel My Love
  • Al Green: Let's Stay Together
  • Al Green: Love and Happiness
  • Alicia Keys: If I Don't Have You
  • Anita Baker: Rapture
  • Anita Baker: Sweet Love
  • Anthony Hamilton/Jill Scott: So In Love
  • Babyface: Everytime I Close My Eyes
  • Barry White: My First, My Last, My Everything
  • Beyonce (featuring Jay-Z): Crazy In Love
  • Billy Joel: Just the Way You Are
  • Bob Seger: We've Got Tonight
  • Boyz II Men: I'll Make Love to You
  • Boyz II Men: On Bended Knee
  • Brandon Chandler & The Revival: Here I Am Now
  • Brandon Heath: Love Never Fails
  • Bruce Springsteen: Secret Garden
  • Bruno Mars: The Way You Are
  • Carly Simon: Nobody Does it Better
  • Carole King: You Make Me Feel (Like a Natural Woman)
  • Chicago: Colour My World
  • Coldplay: God Put a Smile Upon Your Face
  • Coldplay: Yellow
  • Crowded House: Better Be Home Soon
  • Daryl Hall and John Oates: One on One
  • Daryl Hall and John Oates: Sara Smile
  • Dave Matthews Band: You and Me
  • Dean Martin: That's Amore
  • Dean Martin: You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You
  • Don Henley: The Last Worthless Evening
  • Donny Hathaway/Roberta Flack: Where Is The Love?
  • Earth Wind & Fire: All About Love
  • Earth Wind & Fire: Reasons
  • Edwin McCain: I'll Be
  • Edwin McCain: I Could Not Ask for More
  • Elton John: Your Song
  • Englebert Humperdinck: After The Lovin'
  • Eric Clapton: Wonderful Tonight
  • Etta James: At Last
  • Fleetwood Mac: You Make Loving Fun
  • Frank Sinatra: I've Got You Under My Skin
  • Frank Sinatra: The Best Is Yet to Come
  • Frank Sinatra: The Way You Look Tonight
  • India Arie: Can I Walk With You
  • James Morrison: You Make It Real
  • Joe Cocker: You Are So Beautiful
  • John Legend: Save Room
  • John Lennon: Woman
  • Johnny Mathis: Fly Me To The Moon
  • Josh Kelley: Stay Awake
  • Justin Nozuka: Golden Train
  • K-Ci and JoJo: All My Life
  • Lady Antebellum: Just A Kiss
  • Luther Vandross: Always And Forever
  • Luther Vandross: Here And Now
  • Madonna: Crazy For You
  • Marvin Gaye: Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
  • Marvin Gaye: Let's Get It On
  • Maxwell: Pretty Wings
  • Melissa Etheridge: Come To My Window
  • Michael Buble: Everything
  • Mumford and Sons: Sigh No More
  • Musiq Soulchild: Halfcrazy
  • Norah Jones: Come Away With Me
  • Norah Jones: Nearness of You
  • Oasis: Wonderwall
  • Otis Redding: Try A Little Tenderness
  • Paul McCartney: Maybe I'm Amazed
  • Peabo Bryson: If Ever You're In My Arms Again
  • Peter Gabriel: In Your Eyes
  • Plain White T's: Hey There Delilah
  • Percy Sledge: When A Man Loves A Woman
  • Roberta Flack: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  • Sade: No Ordinary Love
  • Sam Cooke: Cupid
  • Sam Cooke: You Send Me
  • Smokey Robinson and The Miracles: Ooo Baby Baby
  • Snow Patrol: Chasing Cars
  • Stevie Wonder: My Cherie Amour
  • Stevie Wonder: You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
  • The Beach Boys: God Only Knows
  • The Beatles: If I Fell
  • The Beatles: Something
  • The Civil Wars: Poison & Wine
  • The Cure: Love Song
  • The Four Tops: Baby I Need Your Loving
  • The Fray: You Found Me
  • The Pretenders: I'll Stand By You
  • The Righteous Brothers: Unchained Melody
  • The Rolling Stones: Wild Horses
  • The Stylistics: Betcha By Golly Wow
  • The Temptations: My Girl
  • Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
  • Tony Bennett: Body And Soul
  • U2: All I Want Is You
  • Van Morrison: Brown-Eyed Girl
  • Van Morrison: Moondance
  • Whitney Houston: I Will Always Love You
  • Whitney Houston: Saving All My Love For You

If there are any songs on this list you disagree with, or others you would add, please share in the comments below!

Steve Sears February 14, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Hey Brian -- Nice list. I just hear Foreigner's " Don't Wanna LIve Without You" on the radio. That's a super love song that, compared to other Foreigner hits, I think doesn't get much recognition. Also, in 1989, Chicago had a single called "We Can Last Forever." Not one of their biggest hits, the lyrics are great. Steve


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