Having a crush can be a thrilling experience. While some crushes fizzle out after a few weeks, others might develop into a lasting infatuation. No matter the outcome, it’s always fun to express your feelings through song. Here are ten fantastic songs about crushes.
10. Close by Nick Jonas ft. Tove Lo (2016)
The haunting lyrics of this song make it the perfect choice for someone who’s feeling conflicted about their crush. Jonas sings about being drawn to someone even though he knows it’s not good for him, and Tove Lo provides the perfect counterpoint with her seductive vocals. The song is about the dangers of getting too close to someone you can’t have, and it’s an ideal addition to any playlist.
9. I Like Me Better by Lauv (2018)
I Like Me Better is a song by American singer and songwriter Lauv. It was released in 2018, through AWAL Recordings, as the lead single from his debut studio album, How I’m Feeling (2019). The song peaked at number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100. Lyrically, “I Like Me Better” is a self-love anthem in which the artist affirms his independence and praises his qualities. Musically, the song is a synth-pop and tropical house track that contains elements of R&B. The song received mixed reviews from critics. Some praised the song’s production and Lauv’s vocal performance, while others criticized its lyrical content.
8. You Belong With Me by Taylor Swift (2008)
You Belong With Me is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. It was released in 2009 by Big Machine Records as the lead single from her second studio album, Fearless (2008). The song was written by Swift and Liz Rose and produced by Nathan Chapman with Swift. It is about a high school girl in love with a boy and her best friend who is in love with the same boy. The song was released to critical acclaim and commercial success. You Belong With Me was the most-played song on radio in the United States in 2009 and won multiple awards, including the MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video and the Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Song.
7. Can I Be Him by James Arthur (2016)
This song is about having a crush on someone who seems unattainable. The singer wonders if he could ever be the object of his affection’s affections. The song is sad but also uplifting, as it speaks to the power of love. The lyrics are beautiful, and the song is just all-around amazing. They describe being in love with someone you can’t have ideally. If you’re currently pining after someone who doesn’t seem to return your feelings, this is the perfect song.
6. Treat You Better by Shawn Mendes (2016)
This isn’t exactly a feel-good song about having a crush, but it is an excellent example of how a guy can be torn between wanting to treat the girl he likes well and wanting to keep her at a distance. Mendes sings about wanting to be a better man for his crush, but he also doesn’t want to get too close to her. It’s a complex and relatable song that perfectly captures the confusing emotions of having a crush.
5. Can’t Get You Out Of My Head by Kylie Minogue
The song was written by Cathy Dennis and Rob Davis and produced by Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, and Pete Waterman. In an interview with Smash Hits, Minogue stated that the song was “a cross between disco and electronica.” The song became Minogue’s first number one on the UK Singles Chart, spending four weeks at the top in September 2001. It also reached number one in Ireland, Denmark, Italy, and Spain. In the United States, the song peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Minogue’s first top-ten single there. Additionally, it topped the Hot Dance Club Play chart.
4. Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen (2012)
This upbeat song is about a girl crushing on a guy but is too shy to tell him. She keeps hoping that he will notice her and finally ask her out. The chorus goes, “Hey, I just met you / And this is crazy / But here’s my number / So call me maybe?” The song was a huge hit and was even featured in an episode of “Glee.” It’s the perfect song to listen to when you’re crushing on someone and feeling a little nervous about it.
3. Bad Liar by Selena Gomez (2017)
Bad Liar is a song by Selena Gomez. It was released on May 18, 2017, as the lead single from her second studio album, Rare. The song was written by Gomez, Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels, and its producer Ian Kirkpatrick. “Bad Liar” is a synth-pop and disco track that uses a simple three-chord progression. The lyrics see Gomez attempting to convince herself she is over an ex-lover. Gomez has said that the song is “about lying to yourself, about being in denial” and that it was inspired by the end of a relationship. Bad Liar received positive reviews from music critics.
2. Crush by Jennifer Paige (1998)
Crush is a song by American pop singer Jennifer Paige. It was released in July 1998 as the second single from her debut album, Jennifer Paige. The song reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number one in Australia, making it Paige’s only number-one single in both countries. The song was certified Gold in Australia and Platinum in the United States.
1. Into You by Ariana Grande (2016)
“Into You” is a song by American singer Ariana Grande from her third studio album, Dangerous Woman (2016). The song was released to contemporary hit radio on May 24, 2016, as the album’s second single. It was written by Grande, Savan Kotecha, Max Martin, and Ilya Salmanzadeh. “Into You” is a midtempo pop and R&B song with an infectious hook. The song’s lyrics are about being attracted to someone.