It’s your wedding day. You have permission to get a little bit mushy! The day wouldn’t be complete without a few love songs littered here and there. Not just for your benefit, we might add either. While not many people are willing to admit it, they all do secretly enjoy having a smooch with their significant other from time to time. So go on, indulge your romantic side and also re-kindle that slightly lost love between your Uncle John and Auntie Mary. They may well not have even spoken to each other all day, but surely even they won’t be able to resist heading onto the dance floor when their favorite romantic song of 2018 comes on at the evening reception.
The wine has been flowing all day along with the good cheer, so it’s time to get all mellow and soften the mood with some swoon-inducing tunes. Everyone likes to get “it on” to a sexy, soulful ballad, and your wedding is the perfect excuse for you and your guests to indulge their inner Baby and Jonny. While we’re not advocating a full-on Dirty Dancing revival, a lovely nostalgic tete a tete with your nearest and dearest to a bit of Frank Ocean will keep the embers of love burning bright!
So let’s take a look at the Top 20 Romantic Love Songs of 2018 with links to YouTube so that you can download and add to your reception playlist.
Our List So Far
“The End of Love” – Florence and the Machine
With lyrics like “I’ve always been in love with you, Could you tell it from the moment that I met you?” this song is deeply romantic and really comes from the soul. It’s a delicate if slightly heartbreaking little ditty with Florence delivering an angelic and intimate vocal.
“Back to You” – Selena Gomez
With its old-school Hollywood style rom-com-esque vibes this has a lovely lighthearted vibe.
“About You” – G Flip
Can’t decide whether to make-up to break-up? Don’t do either, just dance it out together and deal with the fight tomorrow!
“Getting Over You” – Lauv
A slow groove that will have your reminiscing about past times and loves lost and found.
“For You” Rita Ora and Liam Payne
Yes it was from the soundtrack to Fifty Shades Freed, but it’s an upbeat and romantic pop ballad rather than something that will get your Granny’s hips gyrating (perish the thought!)
“No Going Back” – Yuno
OK – so this might have a bleak message for a wedding but don’t listen to the break up advise, just get lost in the music instead.
“Stay” – Post Malone
A more chilled and relaxed vibe from Post Malone. Quite a departure from his usual vibe.
“Butterflies” – Kacey Musgrave
Be transported to a whole new place with the sunny, happy and romantic vibes of this tune.
“Boo’d Up” – Ella Mai, Nicky Minaj and Quavo
Quite a collaboration and definitely worthy of being on that Romantic inspired wedding playlist.
“For You Too” – Yo La Tengo
Getting a more Latino vibe into the mix with this simple and romantic tune from Lo Ya Tengo.
“Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B
Yes, it’s that tune that all the girls love. How swoony anyway with Adam Levine? Sadly he’s not singing the song to you but to his gorgeous wife, Behati Prinsloo, but you can dream for 3 minutes!
“Faded Love” – Tinashe ft. Future
One of the most exciting collaborations of 2017 and sure to propel these two to future stardom.
“You Make It Easy” – Jason Aldean
One for the lovers of country music among you. This is romantic and a great edition to your playlist.
“Summer Games” – Drake
It might be slightly more upbeat, but its full of heartbreaking lyrics and is really relatable. OK, so you’re just got hitched and aren’t about to break up any time soon, but it’s still got that romantic vibe.
“New Light” – John Mayer
A new direction from Mayer and one that we love.
“Help Us to Love” – Tori Kelly ft. The Hamiltones
With its soothing gospel vibes and beautiful lyrics it makes you appreciate the happiness, you’ve just found.
“Call Out My Name” – The Weeknd
Doesn’t he always bring the romantic vibes? This tune is directed towards his ex Selena Gomez and is one of those heart-wrenching songs that will get you through the sad times played on repeat.
“Moon River” – Frank Ocean
He’s definitely a charmer is our Frank, and this is yet another prime example of a soothing ballad from this beautiful, soulful singer.
“Love Lies” – Khalid and Normani
A powerful yet sultry performance from these two unique voices delivers a romantic vibe fit for a wedding reception dance.
“Nothing Compares 2 U” – Prince
We know this was originally written in 1984, but this studio recording from Prince was released in 2018 and is nothing short of breath-taking. A firm warning though, this one just might induce you to tears!
We’re only half way through 2018, and already there have been plenty of note-worthy Romantic tunes to make it onto our Best of list. Who knows what heart-wrenching, tear jerkers the rest of 2018 will through up for us. After a long and exhausting but exhilarating wedding day, taking the level down a few notches will be appreciated by everyone. Dim the lights, grab your nearest and dearest and head onto the dance floor for a little smooch as you reminisce and remember all of your cherished moments together. Weddings, after all, are all about love and romance so doesn’t it make sense to end this blissful day with some low-key tunes. Providing everyone with a chance to take things down a notch and just relax and bask in what has been a truly spectacular day.