Sometimes, articulating your innermost feelings can be tough because when you speak from the heart you are vulnerable and vulnerability is not something most are comfortable with.
Luckily we have music to help us.
Not to worry though, we have compiled a list of not only the greatest love songs from the love era of the 40’s and 50’s, for you to play while treating your special lady to a candlelit dinner, but also a list of the best lyrics in each of the songs in hopes that will inspire you to verbally express your love.
Love songs that were written in the 40’s and 50’s are by far my go to when wanting to lift the mood.
There’s something about the instrumentals and lyrics, maybe it’s authentic vintage feel, or maybe because the legends who sang these songs were all involved in some of the greatest love stories ever to be told. One thing is for certain, they know how to woo and inspire the romance in anybody.
The awesome thing about music is, it often speaks for you when words can’t.
Here is a list of the best love songs and lines from each song, guaranteed to put a smile on your lover’s dial and make them feel loved and appreciated:
1. I’ll Be Seeing You – Billie Holiday
“I’ll find you in the morning sun and when the night is new, I’ll be looking at the moon but I’ll be seeing you”
2. Fly me to the moon – Frank Sinatra
“You are all I long for, all I worship and adore.”
3. Cheek to cheek – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
“Heaven, I’m in heaven, and my heart beats so that I can hardly speak, and I seem to find the happiness I seek, when we’re out together dancing, cheek to cheek.”
4. The way you look tonight – Frank Sinatra
“You’re lovely, with your smile so warm, and your cheeks so soft, there is nothing for me but to love you and the way you look tonight.”
5. When you’re smiling – Louis Armstrong
“When you’re laughin’, oh when you’re laughin’, the sun comes shinin’ through”
6. At last – Etta James
“At last the skies above are blue, My heart was wrapped up in clover the night I looked at you”
7. Dream a little dream of me – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
“Stars fading but I linger on dear, still craving your kiss.”
8. I just wanna make love to you – Etta james
“I don’t want you, sad and blue, I just wanna make love to you.”
9. I want you, I need you, I love you – Elvis Presley
“I thought I could live without romance, until you came to me, but now I know that I will go on loving you eternally”
10. A kiss to build a dream on – Louis Armstrong
“Sweetheart, I ask no more than this, a kiss to build a dream on. Give me a kiss before you leave me, and my imagination will feed my hungry heart”
11. Will you still love me tomorrow – The Shirelles
“You give you love so sweetly, tonight the light of love is in your eyes”
12. I can’t believe you’re in love with me – Billie Holiday
“Yesterday you came my way, and when you smiled at me, in my heart I felt a thrill you see, that it was love at sight”
So, whenever you’re feeling lost for words, give these timeless songs a listen and allow their words to inspire your words.