From sexual freedom, to sacrifice, and self-confidence—a good love song can say a lot more than just a declaration of simple attraction. Janelle Monae, Kacey Musgraves, and even the late Prince have released songs in so far that have transcended the emotion into something greater, more complex, and ultimately more human. Robyn has been gone for eight long years, but her music has never been too far away. Welcome back, Robyn. Teyana Taylor's "Gonna Love Me" begins with an apology. They personify the emotion as a beach on an ocean, symbolizing the ebb and flow of relationships and the washing of sins.
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Listen to 30 of This Year's Best Love Songs, Significant Other Optional
Big names like Justin Timberlake , Kacey Musgraves , and Shawn Mendes were clearly feeling the love this year, singing about the perfect girl, getting butterflies, and "fallin' all in you. Even though only six of the selections on our Best Love Songs of playlist contain the word "love" in their titles, there's no shortage of lovey-dovey lyrics here. And our favorite tunes gave us some expert?
Best Love Songs 2018
We take our love songs very seriously, and if the past year is any indication of the bullshit we'll continue to encounter in , we're going to need them. Of course, there will always be a special place in our hearts for the classics , but there's nothing like a fresh song to put us in our feels five or 10? Hit play and pretend you're in a romantic music video with the best new love songs has to offer, below. Miley Cyrus is back and taking a very different route from her album, Younger Now. The singer decided to close with the release of her new pop single, "Nothing Breaks Like a Heart," co-written with Mark Ronson. It very much sticks to their upbeat, EDM style—this time reminding us why we're much better off without our ex. If you don't know Dean Lewis from his hit song, "Waves," allow us to introduce you to the Aussie dreamboat and his newest single, "Be Alright. If you don't have a crush, "R. It's one of the better hits on her highly-praised album, Sweetener. Yet here we are.
As a Libra, I might as well have "hopeless romantic" tattooed over my heart. I've always been the kind of person who's reached first for books about 19th-century matchmakers, forbidden love on pirate ships, or supernatural situationships doomed from the start. For me, love songs are the best. They're romance novels tucked into 3-minute-andsecond nuggets. And had a bunch of excellent ones. Whether you're three years into your relationship, swiping the nights away on Tinder, or figuring out if you should DTR, there's probably a song for you in this round-up of the best love songs of This year came through with romance, in all its forms. You had best friends and newcomers delivering songs about flirtationships — mainly set in the club or parties where guests are slinking around in Gucci.