When you think of love songs, artists like Frank Sinatra, Etta James, the Beatles, Al Green, and Dolly Parton probably come to mind first. Sure, it's country, pop, and R&B that have spawned most of the biggest hits under the perennial theme, but "love songs" are so much more than sentimental ballads.
While EDM is known for its heavy bass drops and rousing synth beats, a growing number of dance tracks also feature thoughtful and emotional lyrics. Multiple top 10 hits have shown that the reach of EDM extends beyond the club and rave scene. DJs like Calvin Harris have made the genre more accessible to all music lovers, including Rihanna, Ellie Goulding, Frank Ocean, and Migos.among collaboratorswho accompanied his skilful arrangements with singing.
When EDM's trademark strong words and beats are combined, it's no surprise that love is one of the most popular themes. Whether the lyrics describe the search for that soul mate or the realization that you still harbor feelings for the one that got away, there are hundreds of electronic tracks that sum up the hazy feeling you get when you're around that special someone.billboardI whittled it down and compiled a list of our favorite EDM love songs of all time.
Let's face it, saying "I love you" isn't always easy. Or if so, it may be difficult to show. Fortunately, music is there to do the work for you, or at least encourage you to show the person you love how much you care. Listen to 55 dance-ready ways to say those three little words below.
Maceo Plex, „Under the sheets“ (2011)
With a supremely subtle sample of the Fugees' "Ready Or Not" (hear Lauryn Hills' vocals at the 0:44 and 0:59 markers), Maceo delivers a seven-minute seduction to which the sparse, moody production contributes in greatly to the Heavy work to create an atmosphere of lust and love.
Loving text:"I want you under the sheets."
RÜFÜS DU SOL, „Treat You Better“ (2018)
Lasting love is built on breakups and mends, and few improvisations make sonic forgiveness sound as good, and as possible, as the title track from RÜFÜS's 2018 LP.Trost.
Loving text:"I want your love/And I love it so much/I just want to treat you better."
Caribou, "Your Love Will Set You Free (Set U Free RMX from c2)" (2014)
It is already widely accepted that Caribou's "Your Love Will Set You Free" (from his 2014 masterpieceOur love) is the perfection. Later on the LP, however, is Carl Craig's equally perfect edit of the track, cranking up the BPM, adding crunchy synth and more percussion, giving weight and urgency to this love letter to that special someone you'll miss with. dance.
Loving text:"In my dreams love/You're here by my side in my room/All night love/Hold yourself like I never left you."
Axwell /\ Ingrosso, „More Than You Know“ (2017)
Created by two-thirds of the Swedish House Mafia during the group's mid-2010s hiatus, "More Than You Know" is pure EDM perfection, fusing a catchy melody with a funky little guitar riff and lyrics to sing about longing. , respect and desire. The Grammy-nominated track is a late EDM-era classic and is still used in Swedish House Mafia sets even after the trio got together.
Loving text:"You should know that honey, you're the best, yes more than you think."
Kaytranada Feat. H.E.R., „Intimidated“ (2021)
A jam for anyone who has ever felt like the object of their affection is just out of reach: this jam from Kaytra and H.E.R. it is presented from the bully's perspective, urging the other to stop wasting time and just get closer.
loving texts:"Don't run away if you could love me."
Axwell, "Center of the Universe" (2013)
Axwell's first post-Swedish House Mafia solo release is a feel-good affair with endearing lyrics and soulful melodies.
Loving text:“We are the center of the universe. Just you and me and me and me
Filo & Peri with Audrey Gallagher, "Tonight (Dash Berlin Remix)" (2010)
Dash Berlin's gut-wrenching touch of trance underscores the soothing vocals of the original.
Loving text:"And all this pain will be gone when tonight is over. And when you speak, that's the only voice I'll hear. You're the one."
Kaskade & Tiesto with Haley, „Only You“ (2010)
Simple and seductive, this classic Dynasty vocal cut can still touch your heart.
Loving text:“I will repeat that phrase for the rest of my life. With my last breath only you."
Third Party vs Cicada, „Feel“ (2012)
This 2012 festival on Steve Angello's SIZE Records turned heads with its lavish production and catchy chorus.
Loving text:"And I feel what you feel. And I feel what you do. And I feel like I'm falling for you."
Fedde Le Grand, „So much love“ (2011)
Forget joking: the Dutch artist's no-nonsense take on tech-house is proven filler, thanks to killer sampling from Thomas Bangalter and DJ Falcon.
Loving text:"I have so much love to give."
Major Lazer with Wild Belle, "Be Together" (2015)
don't sleep anymore"Peace is the mission"s Opener - Wild Belle's nostalgic hook is an instant catchy tune.
Loving text:"Maybe when the stars align, maybe when our worlds collide. Maybe we could be together on the dark side."
Herzog Dumont, „The Giver (reprise)“ (2015)
The British artist's dance club hit sends a powerful message reminiscent of the classic 'Show Me Love'.
Loving text:"You are that special person that makes me want to give."
Alison Wonderland, „I love you“ (2014)
Australia's fast-rising queen of trap handles both vocals and production on this fast-paced ode to desire.
Loving text:"Just look at me. I want you."
Nadia Ali, "Ecstasy (Avicii Remix)" (2010)
The then-rising Swede turned Nadia Ali's most successful solo release into a festival favorite with this daring makeover.
Loving text:"My love, don't you know? My love, I love you like this. Sugar, you complete my soul. Ecstasy tastes so sweet."
Gareth Emery con Lucy Saunders, "Santuario" (2010)
The hearts of many entranced families have exploded at the serene vocal collapse of this song.
Loving text:"If there's nowhere left to run, run with me. May the moment be a sanctuary."
Magnetic man, „I need air“ (2010)
The thrilling first single from the London dubstep super-trio (Skream, Benga and Artwork) explores how love can be exhilarating and crushing at the same time.
Loving text:"Now I'm drowning in your ocean, running and feeling like I don't care. You invade my space and now you look out of place. Because you make it hard for me, I need air."
Moore Kismet feat. Pauline Herr, „You should run“ (2020)
Released when Moore Kismet was just 17 years old, this hypnotic debut single explores love and longing.
Loving text:"I would run with you if I could, if I could. Nobody understands me like you do.
Late Night Alumni, "Empty Streets" (2005)
Kaskade's four-piece house outfit really got their money's worth with this street-lit contemplative ballad.
Loving text:"If this love isn't meant to be. When the heart isn't ready to open. If we make it, I won't see it break."
Above & Beyond with Richard Bedford, „Thing Called Love“ (2011)
Hegroup therapyThe fan favorite is a cautionary tale to always express your true feelings, accompanied by a euphoric trance beat.
Loving text:"There's something called love that we all forget. And it's wasted love that we all regret. You only live your life once. So don't forget, forget something called love."
Tiësto ft. Sneaky Soundsystem, "I Will Be Here (Wolfgang Gartner Remix)" (2009)
One of Tiësto's most underrated tracks was given an even less acclaimed remix by Wolfgang Gartner, which actually holds up better than the original.
Loving text:"When the big world falls apart and you think the feeling will last. You need a start. I'll be here."
Tim Berg, „Buscar Bromance“ (2010)
Before becoming Avicii, the Swedish artist was known as Tim Berg, and this hit single marked his entrance into the world of dance.
Loving text:"I will give you the love you seek and more. So what are you waiting for?"
Oliver Heldens x Becky Hill, „Gecko (Overdrive)“ (2014)
The rising Dutch star topped the UK singles chart after Becky Hill channeled a sense of overwhelming attraction with her highly dynamic instrumental.
Loving text:"I can't stop this feeling. Boy. Only you can bring me to life. When we collide, let's have passion. Boy, you got my heart racing."
Hot Natured, „Blessing“ (2012)
Jamie Jones, Lee Foss and Ali Love broke into the UK Top 40 in 2012 with this soft-singing house number.
Loving text:"Feel my love, feel my love found a home. I feel our love has found a home. Blessings on my head, blessings on my heart and soul."
Gorgon City ft. MNEK „Ready for Your Love“ (2014)
Gorgon City's best-selling single explores cathartic renewal against a catchy house backdrop.
Loving text:"I'm ready for the rain to fall on me. I'm ready for a change that will set me free. I'm ready to turn defeat into victory. But most of all, most of all, I'm ready for your love."
Duke Dumont con Jax Jones, „I Got U“ (2014)
Duke Dumont's hit single is a feel-good anthem that sheds material concerns in favor of a cherished connection.
Loving text:"Ask me what I've done with my life, I've spent it with you. If I lose my fame and fortune, it doesn't really matter. As long as I have you baby."
Marvin Gaye, „Sexual Healing (Kygo Remix)“ (2013)
The tropical house star has had plenty of lovey-dovey makeovers, but her bouncy take on Gaye's standard is arguably her most electrifying.
Loving text:“And when I have that feeling, I want sexual healing. Sexual healing is good for me."
The Chainsmokers, "Te amo" (2022)
Opening with an example of a Japanese video gamegranblue-fantasyThe DJ duo assume they are still in love with someone after a breakup.
Loving text:"I love you, my God. It's hard to find a reason why we can't figure this out."
Porter Robinson, „Language“ (2012)
Porter Robinson tested the deeper waters that would eventually lead to its spread.worldsLP featuring this sentimental fan favorite in 2012.
Loving text:"Give me salvation. Let the waves of time and space surround me. Yes, because I need room to breathe. Let me float back to where you found me. I'm doing fine."
Seven Lions, „Days to Come“ (2012)
The Santa Barbara producer's opening salvo on OWSLA was a mesmerizing, melodic dubstep gem that explores love and longing in mythical terms.
Loving text:"I have you silently close to me. I feel you silently when I dream."
Galantis, „Gold Dust“ (2015)
Galantis' beautifully produced ballad always gives you goosebumps.
Loving text:“Keep walking down this path. There is a hole in this house wherever you go.
Benny Benassi, „Cine (Skrillex Remix)“ (2011)
There's nothing sensual about Skrillex's hard-hitting dubstep release, but the verses that precede it have proven to be soulful.
Loving text:"I could watch you all my life. You are my favorite movie A thousand extremes. You are everything to me."
Frank Wiedemann & Ry X, „Aullando (Âme Remix)“ (2012)
This haunting tale of nocturnal seduction features ethereal atmospheres and outstanding composition.
Loving text:"Cold, I fell under your spell. In God's rite we fell. You were luxurious and I was naked. You make me cry. Cold, I fell into your skin. In the night you led me under your sin. You make me cry."
Calvin Harris with Ellie Goulding, "I Need Your Love" (2012)
Harris' fifth Hot 100 Top 40 single is raw, direct and delivers his message effectively.
Loving text:"I need your love. I need your time. When everything is wrong, you fix it. I feel so good. I come alive. I need to be free with you tonight."
Armin van Buuren ft. Laura V, "Drowning (Avicii Remix)" (2010)
Avicii's big makeover came to his 2010BBC Radio 1 Essential Mixand on festival stages around the world.
Loving text:"Because for the first time I feel like I'm right. And every time I accept you, I feel my heart skip a beat again. I'm drowning in your love."
Die Chemical Brothers, „Nieve“ (2010)
Lively vocals resonate with love describing over scratchy synths and breathy sweeps in the opening of the British duo's magnificent 2010 album.Further.This tune also had a memorable cameo in 2011.EDC experienceDocumentary film.
Loving text:"Your love keeps me going. Your love always keeps me going. lift me higher lift me higher."
Fatboy Slim, "Praise You" (1999)
The hit single from the British artist is an enduring anthem of recognition.
Loving text:"We've come a long way together, through the hard times and the good times. I've got to celebrate you baby. I've got to praise you as I should."
Calvin Harris, "Feel So Close" (2012)
Harris takes the microphone on her second Hot 100 Top 40 single and sings rousing verses about the irrepressible power of attraction.
Loving text:“I feel so close to you right now, it's a force field. I wear my heart on my sleeve like a big deal. Your love pours over me, surrounds me like a waterfall. And now no one can stop us. I feel so close to you right now."
Alex Gaudino, „I'm in love (I want to do it)“ (2010)
A staple of Kaskades Sets 2010, this song is as upbeat and soulful as it gets.
Loving text:"I won't let go. My body shows. You're all I need. Won't you still be mine? From morning to night. To live our imagination. I'm in love, I want to."
Nadia Ali con Starkillers y Alex Kenji, "Pressure (Alesso Remix)" (2011)
The undeniable EDM song of the summer (and maybe of the year) 2011 was all but inevitable and helped propel Alesso's burgeoning career to new heights.
Loving text:"Come on, feel the sound. Boy you make my heart beat faster Fill me up, bring me down When I hear your sound."
Zedd con Matthew Koma, „Spectrum“ (2012)
clarityThe album's first single features a chord progression that Zedd says captures "feeling and emotion, unpredictability and the unknown" and an otherworldly epic music video.
Loving text:"We will run where no light follows us. Hide where love can save us. I will never let you go."
Galantis, „Runaway (U&I)“ (2014)
Top-notch songwriting, unparalleled production, and an irresistible tagline. Galantis at his best.
Loving text:"I think I can fly, I think I can fly when I'm with you. My arms are outstretched and catch fire when the wind blows. I know I'm rich enough to be proud, I see a billion dollars in your eyes. Even if we're still strangers till we die".
Marshmello feat. CHVRCHES, „Here with me“ (2019)
Whether the strongest love in your life is your partner, your parents, or your child, you can find some solace in Marshmello's 2019 single.
Loving text:"Can I tell you something between you and me? When I hear your voice I know I'm finally free. Every word is as perfect as can be. Because I need you here with me."
Avicii, „Fade Into Darkness“ (2011)
The late Avicii layers juicy (but satisfying) vocals over his original "Penguin" instrumental, providing the EDM equivalent of "I Will Follow You Into the Dark."
Loving text:“When you look up, there is always the sky. Rest your head, I'll take you upstairs. We will not disappear into the dark. I won't let you fade into the dark."
Elderbrook & Rudimental, "Something About You" (2019)
Although the mid-tempo track's lyrics suggest it's a typical love song between two parties, the music video highlights an important message about self-love and breaking away from toxic masculinity.
Loving text:“We stayed up all night and slept until noon. It's so nice to wake up next to you. Let's start the day with breakfast in bed. I think I'll love you until I die.
Alesso & Ingrosso with Ryan Tedder, "Calling (Lose My Mind)" (2012)
This standout single, with its thoughtful lyrics and powerful synth-driven drop, became the soundtrack to Coachella 2012's "Sahara Tent."
Loving text:"Maybe heaven is just a devil or an angel away. That won't change. Together we promise our colors will make faith shine. And I will find you. I will find you. I will reach you. Or I, I, will lose my mind."
Stardust, „Music sounds better with you“ (1998)
Resurrected as an encore to Daft Punk's legendary 2007 Alive tour, the only song produced by the Thomas Bangalter supergroup was an undisputed club hit.
Loving text:"Ooh baby, I feel good. His music sounds better. Love could bring us both together. I feel so good."
Daft Punk, "Something About Us" (2001)
Robots express delightfully coded thoughts about awkward love in this timeless piece.discoverycut.
Loving text:"It might not be the right time. Maybe I'm not the one. But there's something about us, I mean. Because there's something between us anyway.
kolsch feat. Troels Abrahamsen, "All That Matters" (2012)
The Danish artist's nine-minute confessional is melancholic, melodic and fascinating at the same time.
Loving text:"The only thing that matters is where you put your head. I just want you to be safe at all times."
David Guetta con Kelly Rowland, "When Love Takes Over" (2009)
The French superstar's Grammy-winning single explores the overwhelming power of love through a pop radio-friendly prism.
Loving text:"When love takes over, yeah. You know you can't deny it. When love takes over, yeah. 'Cause tonight there's something.
Skrillex, „With You, Friends (Long Drive)“ (2010)
Ask 10 Skrillex fans what this song means and you will get 10 different answers. Showcasing a distorted vocal from the first part "I Wish You All The Luck Of The World", this emotionally charged epic needs no explanation.
Loving text:"Bye. That's all. Bye. Thank you. I like you. We love you. Until next time. Bye. I miss you."
Waterfall, „Eyes“ (2011)
With numerous entries on this list (and many more that could have), Kaskade is clearly charming, and this first single from his 2011 albumFire and icehe is perhaps his most loving person to date.
Loving text:"You and I could paint the sky together. As the world passes, we will carry on forever. Look into my eyes."
Krewella, „Alive“ (2012)
The then-trio's breakthrough into the Hot 100 Top 40 was a rare rave anthem that flowed smoothly on the commercial radio station.
Loving text:"Just, just the beat of my soul. Take me home where my dreams are made of gold. In the zone where the shot goes wild. I know how it feels Come and make me feel alive."
Rihanna with Calvin Harris, "We Found Love" (2011)
The longest-running #1 single of 2011 propelled Harris into the EDM elite with strong songwriting and an impressive performance from Rihanna.
Loving text:"Yellow diamonds in the light. Now we stand side by side. As your shadow crosses mine. What it takes to come alive."
ODESZA feat. Leon Bridges, „Across the Room“ (2017)
Bridges delivers emotional vocals on ODESZA's upbeat ode to finding meaning in the little moments.
Loving text:"The smell of your perfume has me in a daze. And oh, that timing depends on what records the DJ is playing. Baby, come a little closer because I want to feel you, baby."
OneRepublic vs. Alesso, „If I get lost“ (2013)
Arguably Alesso's finest hour as a remixer, this stage-sized version of OneRepublic's pensive ballad is a melodic masterpiece.
Loving text:"If I get lost tonight, it will be by your side. If I get lost tonight, it will be you and me."
Disclosure with Sam Smith, „Latch“ (2012)
This heartfelt love song launched two major careers and captivated hearts around the world from the first listen.
Loving text:"I feel like we're close enough. Could I include your love? Now that I have you close to me, I won't let you go. I tied you in my embrace, I'm holding on to you."
Zedd con Foxes, „Clarity“ (2012)
Emotional yet catchy lyrics and top-notch production made "Clarity" a ubiquitous radio heavyweight upon its release in 2012.
Loving text:"Because you're the part of me that I wish I didn't need." I search tirelessly, still struggling and I don't know why. If our love is a tragedy, why are you my remedy? If our love is crazy, then why are you my clarity?
Steve Angello and Laidback Luke feat. Robin S., „Show Me Love“ (2009)
Thanks to its timeless "sore but not bent" narrative, the Robin S. classic has been remixed and remade perhaps more than any other house song.
Loving text:"So baby if you want me you gotta show me love. Words are so easy to say, oh ah yeah You gotta show me love."
Deadmau5 & Kaskade, "Memories" (2008)
Characterized by a long-lasting and distinctive chord progression, "I Remember" showcases the artists at their most mature and memorable.
Loving text:“Expand the memory you keep. Remember this when you fall asleep. Hold on to the love you know. You don't have to give up to let go."
Daft Punk, "Amor digital" (2001)
An immortal classic about dream love and longing. It is logical that the French pioneers top this list.
Loving text:"Oh, I don't know what to do. About this dream and about you. I hope that dream comes true."