Love it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us. What better time for lovebirds and crooners alike to flex those vocal chords and serenade their loved ones with a song or three. Forget 50 shades of grey, we’ve compiled our 50 best karaoke love songs for Valentine’s Day.
Who else could we kick off our best karaoke love song list off with? The Titanic theme tune has stood the test of time as one of the most iconic love songs of our ages.
What could be more romantic than having your actual real life lover star in your music video? For that reason alone, John Legend makes it on to our best karaoke love songs list.
Another pop star who brings his real life lover into his art, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ is a romantic ballad written about his wife to be at the time, Cherry Seaborn.
This beautiful song is a perfect track for lovers looking for that special V Day karaoke duet. What’s more romantic than comparing your partner to paracetamol during a headache?!
Velvet voiced Sam was always bound to make it on to your best karaoke love songs list. We’ve picked ‘Stay With Me’, which sees them yearning for a lasting relationship after a one night stand.
Proving that it’s not all roses when it comes to romance, Leona Lewis sings about being ‘cut open’ in her relationship, causing her to quite literally bleed love. We hope she’s a got a good first aid kit to hand!
‘Mirrors’ was written in honour of Justin Timberlake’s grandparents’ 63 year marriage anniversary. Grandparent goals, AND relationship goals? We’re here for it.
Valentine’s Day isn’t just about choccies, romantic dinners, roses. All the real romance aficionados know that you gotta throw in a bit of dancing. Cue Whitney Houston with the ultimate romantic invitation to dance.
Coming up next on our best karaoke love songs list is Alicia Keys with ‘No One’ – a song about the person you love, and how they will stay close no matter what happens.
Ari knows a thing or two about romance. Just ask her hubby Dalton Gomez. ‘Positions’ is the first single from her sixth studio album, and is an R&B banger and ode to her man.
Taken from arguably the most romantic film of all time, Baz Luhrman’s ‘Romeo And Juliet’, Lovefool is number 11 on our best karaoke love songs list. But don’t let the cute, kitsch guitars fool you. It’s actually a song about a girl who is in love with a guy who no longer loves her.
12. Stevie Wonder – I Just Called To Say I Love You
The clue is in the song title for this one. And what a great guy Stevie is. He can call us any day he likes, just to say he loves us.
13. Meghan Trainor – Dear Future Husband
If you want a lesson in manifesting your perfect partner, look no further than Ms. Trainor. She has nailed the technique in her love song ‘Dear Future Husband’.
14. Savage Garden – Truly, Madly, Deeply
We’re taking it back. Way back on our best karaoke love songs list. ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply’ by Savage Garden was released in 1997 and is as romantic as it gets. Like a fine wine, TRULY it gets better with age.
Guitar toting Mraz was bound to make it on our best karaoke love songs list. He’s full of ‘em! Of his song ‘I’m Yours’, he says it’s about giving oneself out of love to someone.
16. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow
We simply stan Gaga and Cooper. That chemistry, oof! This Valentine’s, stick on this duet and yearn for something more with your singer partner… Just like in ‘Shallow’.
‘You & I’ is one of our best karaoke love songs. It’s a song that talks about being inseparable, where nothing can get in the way of you and your love. Cue millions of Directioners around the world thinking this song was written about them.
Next up on our best karaoke love songs list is ‘Stand By Me’. An age old classic by Ben E King which is a sweet tribute to the singer’s partner in life.
How exactly does one receive a kiss from a plant? It’s a question that’s been on our mind ever since Seal released his romantic opus all the way back in 1994.
20. Celine Dion – Because You Loved Me
If anyone deserves a second spot on our best karaoke love songs list, it’s Ms Dion. Coming in at number 20 is ‘Because You Loved Me’ , taken from the 1996 Jon Avnet film ‘Up Close and Personal’.
21. Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time
With lyrics like ‘If you’re lost, you can look and you will find me’, and ‘if you fall, I will catch you, I will be waiting’, you’ll be singing this absolute classic from Cyndi Lauper to your lover time after time.
22. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
While we’re still recovering from the romance romp fests that were the Fifty Shades of Grey film series, that’s not going to stop us singing this love song by Ellie Goulding, that was part of the soundtrack.
23. Backstreet Boys – As Long As You Love Me
They say love is unconditional. That’s certainly the case for the Backstreet Boys, who ‘don’t care who you are, where you’re from, what you did’, as long as you love them.
24. James Blunt – You’re Beautiful
You could say that James Blunt has had a career change of late, from churner outer of schmaltzy ballads such as ‘You’re Beautiful, to social media funnyman and all round self-deprecating comedian. Not sure what we’re on about? Head to his Twitter to see some Grade A comedy.
25. James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go
We’re half way there, folks! 2012 British X Factor winner has stayed the test of time, becoming a successful pop star in his own right. His acoustic ballad ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ is number 25 in our best karaoke love songs list.
26. Tracy Chapman – Baby Can I Hold You
Love sure is complex. Nobody knows that better than Tracy Chapman, who gives a well rounded view of how saying ‘I love you’ can be difficult at times on ‘Baby Can I Hold You’.
27. Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love
Next up on our best karaoke love songs list is The King aka Elvis, with ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’. Ever had that feeling of uncontrollably falling head over heels for someone? Well so has Elvis on this beautiful lullaby, making it one of the most popular wedding songs to date.
28. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Our Ed makes it on to our best karaoke love songs list for a second time, with ‘Thinking Out Loud’, a song about lifelong love.
When Harry dropped ‘Adore You’, fans all over the world started guessing the hidden meaning behind the lyrics. Luckily for us all, he cleared up the matter at his NPR Tiny Desk Concert when he said: “It’s kind of about that initial I guess euphoria of when you start seeing someone or sleeping with someone or just like being around someone and you have that kind of excitement about them”.
It’s often said in love, that if you can’t handle me at my worst, you don’t deserve me at my best. Nobody knows this better than Pink Sweat$, who dedicated a whole song to the matter!
31. Becky G – Shower
In at number 31 on our best karaoke love songs list is American singer Becky G with her 2014 love song, ‘Shower’.
32. Lana Del Rey – Young And Beautiful
With her dreamy soundscapes and retro glamour vocals, Lana Del Rey is a perfect candidate for a Valentine’s Day banger. Case in point, ‘Young And Beautiful’, a track she made for The Great Gatsby, has all the hallmarks of a fantastic love song.
Because it’s not all fun and games in love and war, we have to include a song about break ups too. Because sadly sometimes what comes up must come down. ‘Linger’ by Irish rock legends The Cranberries is a song about singer Dolores O’Riordan’s breakup with her first boyfriend – a soldier who broke her heart.
34. The Police – Every Breath You Take
There’s two ways to read ‘Every Breath You Take’ by The Police. Often thought of as a lover song, the lyrics can also be interpreted as the words of a possessive lover who is, quite literally, watching everything their partner does. Just something to bear in mind before you bring it out at your Valentine’s Day singalong!
35. New West – Those Eyes
Next up on our best karaoke songs list is indie Toronto rockers New West with ‘Those Eyes’, taken off their debut EP ‘Call Me When You Hear This Song’. You’ll need to provide us with a number for that, guys.
36. Maroon 5 – She Will Be Loved
You gotta hand it to Maroon 5, even though they can see that their female friend is in a bad relationship, they’re willing to stick by her and reassure her that (altogether now), she wiiiiiiiill be loved.
For those of you still guessing, ‘pov’ stands for point of view. Which is exactly what Ariana is trying to see, from her partner’s side in this love song.
38. Jeremy Zucker, Chelsea Cutler – this is how you fall in love
Are you a couple ready to take the next step in your relationship? Look no further, we’ve found the song for you – ‘this is how you fall in love’, a beautiful duet serenade by Jeremy Zucker and Chelsea Cutler.
39. Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing
Never one to beat around the bush, Marvin is straight out with the healing powers of making love with his love song, ‘Sexual Healing’.
You’re into the final 10 songs in our best 50 karaoke love songs list! How does it feel? Who better to lead us into the final stages, than American crooner Bryan Adams, with one of the most covered love songs of all time, ‘Heaven’.
41. The Script – The Man Who Can’t Be Moved
In the words of frontman Danny, “The song was about true emotion and true love and not having, in a day where a lot of people would be able to buy somebody back or give them enough flowers to win them back. What happens to the people who don’t have money? What do they do? To do something selfless and to do something that you don’t really know and to kind of put it out there with fate. That’s what we wanted from the song.”
42. Grease – You’re The One That I Want
The love story between Sandy and Danny in Grease is one for the ages. So it’s only natural that a song from the film makes it on to our best karaoke love songs list.
‘My Girl’ by The Temptations has all the makings of a classic love song – it’s uncomplicated, down to earth and upbeat, recounting the story of a person in love with a girl.
44. Big Mountain – Baby I Love Your Way
In at number 44 on our best karaoke love songs list is ‘Baby I Love Your Way’, the 1994 cover by reggae pop band Big Mountain of the 1975 Peter Frampton original.
45. Plain White T’s – Hey There Delilah
This one’s for all the long distance lovers out there. Based on the real life experience of the lead singer of the band, Tom Higginson, ‘Hey There Delilah’ by American rock band Plain White T’s is a song about long distance love, and all the pitfalls it involves.
46. Clinton Kane – I GUESS I’M IN LOVE
Alright, Clinton, no need to shout. We get it, you guess you’re in love.
47. Whitney Houston – I Have Nothing
Next up on our best karaoke love songs list is Whitney Houston, with ‘I Have Nothing’. With a voice like hers, Whitney is just made for a power ballad. And boy, does she deliver with this number.
48. Alicia Keys – If I Ain’t Got You
Though she is no doubt a very rich singer, Alicia Keys doesn’t care about material things, as long as she’s got her lover. We don’t know about you, but we’d probably be happy with a bit of both!
49. Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
Taken from the Twilight Saga soundtrack, Christina Perri’s ‘A Thousand Years’ is a song about the eternal love of, er, a vampire (Edward) and a mortal human (Bella). Don’t worry though, you can sing it as a love song from human-to-human too.
50. Boyz II Men – End Of The Road
We did it, gang! You made it all the way to the end of our bumper karaoke love songs list. Congratulations. Number 50 is Boyz II Men with the age-old classic ‘End Of The Road’. Now go have a breather and a big sip of a drink. You deserve it after singing all 50 of our tracks.
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