The talent of some musicians is undeniable. They can make us feel a wide range of emotions with their music, from happiness and nostalgia to anger and sorrow. Some songs are so beautifully written and performed that they can even make us believe in things that we wouldn’t normally believe in, like love at first sight. There are many songs about love at first sight, but these ten are some of the best. They all have different perspectives on love at first sight, but they all agree on one thing: when you know, you know.
10. Lady In Red by Chris De Burgh (1986)
From this end, we start with a tale of love at first sight that most people can probably relate to. “Lady In Red” is a song about a man who sees a woman across a crowded room and is instantly smitten. He doesn’t even know her name, but he knows that he will love her for the rest of his life. This is the kind of love at first sight that most of us have experienced at one point or another, and it’s the perfect way to start this list. It was a hit in the 1980s and is still a popular choice for weddings and other romantic occasions.
9. I Met a Girl by William Michael Morgan (2016)
If you’re a country music fan, you’re probably already familiar with this next song. “I Met a Girl” is a beautiful country love song that tells the story of a man who falls in love with a woman the moment he sees her. It was a debut song recorded by American country music singer William Michael Morgan, and it quickly rose to the top of the country charts. The song was written by Sam Hunt, Trevor Rosen, and Shane McAnally, and Jimmy Ritchey and Scott Hendricks produced it. It has a soft, acoustic sound, and together with Morgan’s smooth baritone voice, it is a truly enjoyable listen.
8. I’m Your Baby Tonight by Whitney Houston (1990)
Next, we have a song from one of the most successful female artists of all time, Whitney Houston. “I’m Your Baby Tonight” is a song about a woman who has found the man of her dreams and is ready to do whatever it takes to make him hers. The song is full of sexual innuendos and is a bit on the risque side for a pop song, but that didn’t stop it from becoming a huge hit. The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
7. Penny Lover by Lionel Richie (1983)
Our list won’t be complete without a love song from the one and only Lionel Richie. “Penny Lover” delivers a classic love story of a boy who falls for a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Despite their different backgrounds, the pair are drawn to each other and find a way to make their relationship work. The song’s simple yet catchy melody will get stuck in your head, while its lyrics will leave you feeling all the feels. It was a hit when it was released in 1983, picking up a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, and it remains a favorite among fans of Lionel Richie’s music.
6. Love at First Sight by The Brobecks (2009)
When you listen to this next song, you can’t help but feel the intense love and passion that The Brobecks have for one another. This song is the epitome of love at first sight romance and will have you swooning from the very first listen. Released under the indie rock genre, this song is the perfect listen for anyone who’s been struck by Cupid’s arrow. It’s is one of the band’s most popular songs to date.
5. Just One Look by Doris Troy(1963)
Next up is another impressive piece by Doris Troy, “Just One Look.” This 1963 release was co-written by American R&B singers Doris Troy and Gregory Carroll. The recording by Doris Troy was a hit, then making its way onto the Billboard Hot 100 chart and Cash Box Top 100. The song spent 14 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #10 while reaching #3 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, #8 on New Zealand’s “Lever Hit Parade,” and #1 on Canada’s CHUM Hit Parade. It’s a song with a relatable storyline about love at first sight and being swept off your feet.
4. Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae (2012)
“Call Me Maybe” is our next song. It’s a masterpiece by Carly Rae, a Canadian singer-songwriter. The song is about the inconvenience that love, at first sight, brings to a girl who hopes for a call back from a new crush. It was released in 2012 as the lead single from her EP Curiosity and later appeared on her second studio album, Kiss. The song topped the Canadian Hot 100 and the charts in many other countries. It’s a teen pop, dance-pop, and bubblegum pop track that will make you want to dance and even call someone you’ve just met.
3. I Knew I Loved You by Savage Garden (1999)
This 1999 ballad by Australian pop duo Savage Garden is all about the moment when you know you’ve found the one. The song’s lyrics describe the feeling of finally meeting the person you’re meant to be with and knowing that your life will never be the same. The song’s reception was very positive, with many critics praising its catchy melody and romantic lyrics. The song became a huge international hit, topping charts in multiple countries and becoming the band’s second number-one single in the United States.
2. Say You Won’t Let Go by James Arthur (2016)
In the second place, we have “Say You Won’t Let Go,” a song about a man asking his lover not to leave him. It was released in 2016 as a digital download and quickly became a hit worldwide, topping charts in several countries. In the lyrics, you can feel the desperation and fear of the protagonist, who is ready to do anything to keep his love by his side. It’s a piece that brings out the tale of true love overcoming all odds is always a popular one.
1. At Last by Etta James (1960)
And finally, in the first place, we have “At Last” by Etta James. The song tells the story of a love that has been long-awaited and is finally realized. It was written by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren, two prolific Hollywood songwriters of the early 20th century. It was originally written for the 1941 musical film Sun Valley Serenade, but Glenn Miller and his orchestra made the song famous with their 1942 recording. The song became a huge hit, reaching number two on the US Billboard pop music chart.
Love at first sight might seem like a Hollywood fantasy, but it’s a real phenomenon that happens to people every day. And what better way to celebrate this feeling than with music? The songs on this list are some of the best love at first sight songs, so put them on and enjoy. Maybe you’ll even find your anthem for this feeling.