When you think of love songs, artists like Frank Sinatra, Etta James, The Beatles, Al Green and Dolly Parton are probably some of the first that come to mind. Sure, it’s country, pop and R&B that have seen most of the biggest hits under the eternal theme – but ‘love songs’ encompass so much more than just sentimental ballads.
EDM may have a reputation for heavy bass and addictive synth beats, but a growing number of dance tracks also feature thoughtful and emotional lyrics. Several top 10s have proven that the reach of EDM goes beyond the club and rave scenes. DJs like Calvin Harris made the genre more accessible to all music lovers – with Rihanna, Ellie Goulding, Frank Ocean and Migos among the collaborators who brought the vocals to its deft arrangements.
When the heart-pounding words and beats of the EDM brand join forces, it’s no surprise that love is among the most popular topics. Whether the lyrics detail the search for your soul mate or you realize you still have feelings for the one who got away, there are hundreds of electronic tracks that highlight the fuzzy feeling you get when you’re with this special person. Billboard narrowed them down and put together a list of our all-time favorite EDM love songs.
Let’s be honest, saying “I love you” isn’t always easy. Or if so, it may be difficult to show it. Luckily, music is there to do the work for you – or at least encourage you to show your loved one how much you care. Listen to 55 ways to dance to say those three little words below.