Love is in the air as we hear some of the best love songs being played around while we celebrate Valentine’s Day. 

Won’t you agree with me when I say, Love is one of the most beautiful emotions on this planet Earth? I also believe that it is one of the most powerful emotion as well. Powerful enough to evoke or provoke other feelings. Isn’t it?

Music has always aided to bring out the best out of this emotion ‘Love’. For me, they go hand in hand. And oh how many facets of love we have all around in this world. It is a joy to see and enjoy each of them.

And there are Love songs to celebrate each phase as well. So, this season of love let us look back to some of the best love songs which helped in making this world a wonderful place to live – the world full of love.

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20 Best Love Songs On This Valentine’s Day

This span of ten years gave so many beautiful love songs that it is absolutely impossible to choose the best. Added to that the personal choice of a person does count. 

However, I present a list of 20 Best Love Songs (from the past decade) on this Valentine’s Day which may meet the expectations of many who are willing to express their love profusely to their soulmates this Valentine.

Disclaimer: These songs are in no ranking order and solely based on personal choice.

1. JUST THE WAY YOU ARE by BRUNO MARS (2010)

Suitable for the newly found love between two people, this song, even after 10 years, still pulls your heartstrings. Of course, the voice of Bruno Mars is to die for. 

Lovable Lyrics:
When I see your face
There’s not a thing that I would change ’cause you’re amazing
Just the way you are


2. A THOUSAND YEARS by CHRISTINA PERRI (2011)

This song took my breath away from the first moment when I heard it. It brings forth all the lovely feelings on the surface for the person with whom one would like to spend life and beyond. 

The music, the lyrics, the voice of the singer are just the right combination to make it one of the best love song. A perfect song to listen to, for the ones who have found their soulmates.

Lovable Lyrics:
How can I love when I’m afraid to fall
But watching you stand alone
All of my doubt, suddenly goes away somehow


3. BENEATH YOUR BEAUTIFUL by LABRINTH (2012)

They say that one should spend their life with a person who loves them rather than the one whom they love. This song is all about loving the real person… looking beneath the facade a person carries, to uncover the beauty that person hides within.

The singers have done such fabulous work that the song just gets engraved in your heart.

Lovable Lyrics:
Would you let me see beneath you beautiful
Would you let me see beneath you perfect
Take it off now girl, take it off now girl
I wanna see inside 


4. ALL OF ME by JOHN LEGEND (2013)

John Legend is an immensely talented artist who needs no introduction. His voice just puts a spell on you.

It is the magic spun by the singer’s voice, in this song, that wraps you in the bubble of love. The passion lurking within the lyrics thrums through your heart making you realise what it feels like to be head over heels for each other. 

And this version of the song with violin just touches your soul. Check the video below

Lovable Lyrics:
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you 


5. YOU AND I by ONE DIRECTION (2013)

One Direction took hold of the early years of this decade gone by. ‘You and I’ is one of the many best love songs that they have sung. The lyrics are so meaningful. 

There are so many parts of this song which I absolutely adore. Not to mention the concept of the official video for this song is very impressive.

Lovable Lyrics:
I figured it out
Saw the mistakes of up and down
Meet in the middle
There’s always room for common ground
I see what it’s like
I see what it’s like for day and night
Never together
‘Cause they see things in a different light
Like us, but they never tried
Like us


6. SUGAR by MAROON5 (2014)

This 2014 song by Maroon5 was an instant hit. It is a peppy song where the guy speaks about wanting to be deep in love.

Of course, the voice of Adam Levine makes this song spectacular but I also liked this song for the super cute video they shot, crashing the wedding of many couples.

If you haven’t watched, check it out below.

Lovable Lyrics:
‘Cause I really don’t care where you are
I just wanna be there where you are


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7. THINKING OUT LOUD by ED SHEERAN (2014)

This song is perfect for what we call as ‘Evergreen Love’ or ‘Eternal Love’. Every word, every line of this song is so sweet and soulful. One feels like falling in love all over again after hearing this song. 

Best love song for those couples who are lucky to live their life together till the end. It is the song of being forever in love. Ah!! who wouldn’t wish for such love?

Lovable Lyrics:
And darling I will be loving you ’til we’re 70
Nd baby my heart could still fall as hard at 23
And I’m thinking ’bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways
Maybe just the touch of a hand
Oh me I fall in love with you every single day


8. LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO by ELLIE GOULDING (2015)

Although this song comes a bit on the seductive side I will blame it all on Ellie Goulding for having such an amazingly sensuous voice. I have always been an ardent fan of the quality of voice this singer has. 

She brings the songs alive and this love song is no exception. For all those couples who are dizzy in love, this song is for you…

Lovable Lyrics:
You’re the light, you’re the night
Your the color of my blood
You’re the cure, you’re the pain


9. PERFECT by ONE DIRECTION (2015)

True Love is all about loving someone completely with all their good and bad… to be beside them in their wrongs or rights. I get the same vibe from this song by One Direction whenever I hear it. 

A perfect partner is the one who is happy in the happiness of his/her other half. If you are that partner then this song is definitely for you.

Lovable Lyrics:
But that dont mean that 
we cant live here in the moment
Cause I can be the one you love from time to time


10. ONE CALL AWAY by CHARLIE PUTH (2015)

The love which you can depend on. Who does not want such love where you know that you will be taken care of. A mate who will take away your worries in a moment.

The lyrics of this song portrays this feeling so vividly. So if your better half is one hell of a person who will come running to you in just one call… this song is just for you.

Lovable Lyrics:
No matter where you go
You know you’re not alone


11. LIKE I AM GONNA LOSE YOU by MEGHAN TRAINOR (2016)

Life is so fickle. One moment you are here, the other you might be gone. There is so little time to love and cherish the moments with your loved ones.

This fabulous song by Meghan Trainor makes one realise how blessed they are to be surrounded by people who shower them with love in this life. So keeping aside the differences and forgiving their mistakes, one should only focus on loving their dear ones as if there is no tomorrow.

Lovable Lyrics:
Wherever we’re standing
I won’t take you for granted
Cause we never know when
When we’ll run out of time


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12. LET ME LOVE YOU by JUSTIN BIEBER (2016)

If you are going through some rough patches in your relationship then this song is for you.

It talks about pushing yourself to work out the relation and not giving up easily. The song is about sailing through the crests and troughs of the high waves together no matter what.

Lovable Lyrics:
Go through the darkest of days
Heaven’s a heartbreak away
Never let you go
Never let me down


13. PERFECT by ED SHEERAN (2017)

Ed Sheeran nailed this song when he sang the duet with Beyonce. Their voices swirling with the emotions just give me goosebumps every single time I hear this song.

This song is befitting to anyone who has found his/her true love. Couples who have promised themselves to each other for the whole life can understand this song like no one else. 

It awakes sentiments in one’s heart… warms the heart from inside. One of the best love songs of the decade indeed.

Lovable Lyrics:
I found a love, to carry
More than just my secrets
To carry love, to carry children of our own


14. DUSK TILL DAWN by ZAYN MALLIK (2017)

Dusk till Dawn remained among the top ten for a very long period of time in the year 2017. It still has not lost its touch.  

This is another great duet of this decade. The voices of Zayn and Sia sound so pleasant together. The song brings out mixed emotions of sadness and longing in me.

Lovable Lyrics:
I’ll hold you when things go wrong
I’ll be with you from dusk till dawn
Baby, I am right here


15. LOVE SOMEONE by LUKAS GRAHAM (2018)

Do you remember when you fell in love for the first time? The feeling of being in love is so refreshing. It cheers you up but at the same time, you find it unbelievable.

The feeling of it being a dream always nags you yet you want to enjoy this new relationship. Lukas Graham’s song is very relatable to such couples. It will surely melt their hearts away. 

Lovable Lyrics:
All my life, I thought it’d be hard 
To find the one till I found you
And I find it bittersweet, ‘cause
You gave me something to lose


16. HAPPIER by MARSHMELLO (2018)

Love does not always end up in Happily Ever After. It is but a sad truth. Sometimes love is all about sacrifices. 

This song emphasises on that particular aspect of love where one needs to let go of his love so that they can be happy. And oh… the video will make you cry for sure.

Lovable Lyrics:
But we ran our course, we pretended we’re okay
Now if we jump together, at least we can swim
Far away from the wreck we made


17. THE MIDDLE by ZEDD (2018)

Sometimes a loving and caring relationship has to also face storms of misunderstanding, a difference of opinions and whatnot. But giving up should not be the solution.

It takes two people to build a relation. When the couple works together to save their relation, it will surely have a longer life. 

This song is about smoothening those wrinkled edges and carving a middle path.

Lovable Lyrics:
Of just how we got into this mess, got so aggressive
I know we meant all good intentions


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18. FOR YOU by RITA ORA & LIAM PAYNE(2018)

Love is a powerful emotion but many don’t find it easily. Some are looking in the wrong direction or some just don’t recognise when love crosses their path.

To those who are still searching for Yours Truly, this song is for you. Rita Ora ups the level of this song with her stunning voice and well there was always one Liam Payne ever. 

Absolutely befitting song for the ones seeking their love this valentine.

Lovable Lyrics:
In your eyes
I know I’m home (yeah)
Every tear, every fear
Gone with the thought of you


19. THERE YOU ARE by ZAYN MALLIK (2018)

Do you have a close one who is the ‘rock of your life’? Who is always there when you need him/her the most?

If yes, then this is the perfect song to dedicate to your lifeline… The one an only who will be with you when nobody else will.

Lovable Lyrics:
Need you when I’m broken
When I’m fixed
Need you when I’m well
When I’m sick
Friends that I rely on
Don’t come through
They run like the river
But not you


20. SENORITA by SHAWN & CAMILA (2019)

This sweet slow dance number is surely addictive I must say. The voice of the singers provides such a sensual texture to this song that one cannot stop swaying to it.

Highly recommended to the couples looking out for a romantic evening this Valentine’s Day as they fall in love all over again.

Lovable Lyrics:
I love it when you call me señorita
I wish I could pretend I didn’t need you
But every touch is ooh la la la


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So these were some of the best love songs of this decade. Do you have any love song which made into my Best Love Songs list? If no, would you like to let me know in the comment section below?

Until then, enjoy and cherish the loved ones beside you.
Written by Preeti

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