Ah, love at first sight. It’s that moment when your heart starts racing, your palms get sweaty, and you feel like you’ve just been hit by a bolt of lightning. It’s a feeling that’s so intense, so overwhelming, that it’s inspired countless songs throughout history. And let’s face it, who doesn’t love a good love song?
So, if you’re feeling sentimental (or just in the mood for a good cry), then this list of the 28 best songs about love, at first sight, is sure to hit you right in the feels.
Top Best Songs about Love At First Sight
1. Love on Top by Beyoncé
In this song, Beyoncé celebrates finally finding love with someone who puts her first. She expresses her joy and gratitude for having found him despite the difficulties of finding love.
I can see the stars all the way from here
Can’t you see the glow on the window pane?
I can feel the sun whenever you’re near
Every time you touch me, I just melt away
2. First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack
This song perfectly describes the overwhelming feeling of falling in love for the first time. The lyrics describe the initial moments of a romantic encounter with someone who takes the singer’s breath away, from the first time they laid eyes on each other to their first kiss and intimate moments together.
The first time ever I saw your face
I thought the sun rose in your eyes
And the moon and the stars were the gifts you gave
To the dark and the endless skies
3. Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley
One of the most covered songs of all time, Can’t Help Falling in Love talks about the feeling of falling deeply in love with someone despite knowing the risks and potential consequences. Elvis is acknowledging the wisdom of the saying “only fools rush in” but also confesses that he cannot help his feelings for his beloved.
Take my hand
Take my whole life, too
For I can’t help
Falling in love with you
For I can’t help
Falling in love with you
4. Love at First Sight by Kylie Minogue
If you’re looking for a song that captures the thrill of that first-moment connection, then this one is a must-have on your playlist. Love at First Sight by Kylie Minogue is all about the notion of finding love unexpectedly and instantly. As well as the transformative power of such an encounter.
And everything went from wrong to right
And the stars came out, filled up the sky
The music you were playing really blew my mind
It was love at first sight
5. I Knew I Loved You by Savage Garden
This Savage Garden song expresses a deep sense of longing and completion upon finally finding the person the narrator had been waiting for as if he had been dreaming her into existence.
Maybe it’s intuition
But some things you just don’t question
Like in your eyes, I see my future in an instant
And there it goes, I think I’ve found my best friend
6. Call Me Maybe By Carly Rae Jepsen
In the song “Call Me Maybe”, Carly describes a love-at-first-sight experience and gives her phone number to a guy she just met, hoping he will call her. She expresses her strong attraction to him and her longing for his attention while acknowledging the craziness of the situation.
It’s a relatable experience that anyone who’s ever had a crush can understand, and the catchy chorus will stay stuck in your head long after the song ends.
Hey, I just met you and this is crazy
But here’s my number, so call me, maybe
It’s hard to look right at you, baby
But here’s my number, so call me, maybe
7. Love At First Sight By Michael Bublé
Love At First Sight By Michael Bublé is a song we all can relate to. It’s all about Michael’s feeling of love at first sight and his hope that her feelings are reciprocated. The track is 2 minutes long but it’s enough to make you feel like you’re floating on a cloud of love.
The first time I saw you
I knew love at first sight must be true,
so true, oh so true
And now I just have to explain why I feel this way
I feel joy, I feel pain
8. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You by Frankie Valli
This one by Frankie is covered by many artists, but the original version is still one of the best. It is about the narrator who has fallen deeply in love at first sight with someone who he believes is too good to be true.
You’re just too good to be true
Can’t take my eyes off of you
You’d be like Heaven to touch
I wanna hold you so much
9. First Day Of My Life by Bright Eyes
If you believe in instant connections, then First Day Of My Life by Bright Eyes is the perfect song for you. Used in many TV commercials, It tells the story of two people who meet and instantly feel a connection that changes their lives forever. They are both struck by the realization that they were incomplete without each other and that they have finally found the missing piece to their life’s puzzle.
I went out in the rain, suddenly everything changed
They’re spreading blankets on the beach
Yours is the first face that I saw
I think I was blind before I met you
Now I don’t know where I am, I don’t know where I’ve been
10. You Had Me from Hello by Kenny Chesney
A bit of country in the mix, but this song by Kenny Chesney is one of the best love songs out there. The title itself is a reference to the famous line from the movie Jerry Maguire, and the song captures the same feeling of instant connection that the movie did. Chesney sings about the moment he met someone special and how she had him hooked from the very first hello.
Well you had me from hello
I felt love start to grow
The moment I looked into your eyes you won me
It was over from the start you completely stole my heart
R&B Songs about Love At First Sight
11. Love @ 1st Sight by Mary J Blige ft. Method Man
Commercially one of the most successful songs about love at first sight, Love @ 1st Sight by Mary J Blige ft. Method Man is a hip-hop soul masterpiece. While the theme is the same as all the other songs on this list, Mary’s powerful vocals and Method Man’s rap verses make it stand out.
I can’t believe it
Could this be love, ya’ll?
Could it be love, could it be love
At first sight?
12. Penny Lover by Lionel Richie
In Penny Lover, Lionel recounts the first time he laid eyes on her and how she captured his heart. He sings about the warmth and tenderness of their nights together and how he is willing to do anything to keep her by his side. In poetic language, the song is a celebration of the enduring power of love and the way it can transform us and make us feel truly alive.
The first time I saw you
Oh, you looked so fine
And I had a feeling
One day you’d be mine
13. I’m Your Baby Tonight by Whitney Houston
This is one of the songs why we love Whitney Houston. In the track, Whitney describes how she never believed in love at first sight until she met this person, who possesses a magical quality that she can’t quite explain. Now she is willing to do anything for this person and wants them to know that she is their Baby Tonight.
From the moment I saw you
I went outta my mind
Oh, I never believed in love at first sight
But you got a magic, boy
That I just can’t explain
14. Be My Baby by The Ronettes
In Be My Baby, the narrator pleads for the attention of her love interest while assuring him of a great relationship once she’s given the chance. According to her, she knew right from the beginning that they were meant to be together but whether he feels the same way is the question. Though it is an oldie, the powerful emotion in the lyrics still makes it one of the best love-at-first-sight songs.
The night we met I knew I needed you so
And if I had the chance I’d never let you go
So won’t you say you love me?
I’ll make you so proud of me
15. Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder
Love at first sight doesn’t have to be about romantic love. Sometimes, it’s the love a parent feels for their child. That’s exactly what Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely” is all about. The song was written in celebration of the birth of his daughter, Aisha, and it reflects the joy, amazement, and helplessness that a new parent feels when looking at their newborn child.
Isn’t she lovely?
Isn’t she wonderful?
Isn’t she precious?
Less than one minute old
Country Songs about Love At First Sight
16. Love Story by Taylor Swift
Centered around the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet, Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” is the ultimate love-at-first-sight anthem. The song is a modern retelling of the famous Shakespearean tragedy, with Taylor singing about the moment she first saw her lover and how she knew they were meant to be together. With a happy ending for our protagonists, this song is sure to warm your heart.
We were both young when I first saw you
I close my eyes, and the flashback starts
I’m standing there
On a balcony in summer air
17. It’s You (I’ve Been Looking For) by Lewis Brice
This one is about Lewis who had always thought he would live a carefree life without making plans, and finding love was just a dream in movies. He tried to fill his loneliness with whiskey and empty nights with different girls but was unsuccessful until he met this woman. With her, he finally found what he was looking for and their connection is strong from the start.
Baby, it’s you I’ve been looking for
I knew right from the second you came walking through that door
It feels so right when you’re in my arms
Darling, it’s you I’ve been looking for
18. Hey Pretty Girl by Kip Moore
An underrated gem, “Hey Pretty Girl” by Kip Moore is a beautiful love song that speaks of the singer’s deep affection for a woman he has fallen in love with.
In it, Moore sings to the love of his life about the future he sees for them together. He says “my mommas gonna love you” and “hey pretty girl let’s build some dreams, and a house on a piece of land” meaning that he wants to spend his life with her. The lyrics of the song are pretty much the epitome of what every girl wants to hear from her guy.
Hey pretty girl, won’t you look my way
Love’s in the air tonight
You can bet you make this ol’ boy’s day
Hey pretty girl, won’t you look my way
19. Love at First Sight by Cameron Hawthorn
Another beautiful love-at-first-sight song, Cameron Hawthorn’s “Love at First Sight” captures the magic of serendipitous love and the hope that it can bring.
In the track Cameron imagines a future with this women, growing old together and sitting by the fire. However, at the moment, they are only strangers in a bar. Despite this, he is willing to take a chance on this person and try to make a connection.
I can see us now
A little two-room house out on the edge of town
You and me forever
I wanna hold you close
But tonight, we’re only strangers in the neon glow
20. I’d Love To Be Your Last by Clay Walker
Picture a man deeply in love with a woman, his heart ablaze with passion, and his soul consumed with the thought of being the only one for her. Well, this song by the iconic Clay Walker is exactly that. To be the last man she ever loves and to have her heart and soul forevermore.
I don’t care if I’m your first love
But I’d love to be your last
Rap Songs about Love At First Sight
If you love a little hip-hop in the mix then check out these rap songs about love at first sight.
21. Flight at First Sight / Advanced by Kid Cudi
Kid Cudi makes no bones about his feelings in this one. He professes a love for this lady and describes her as a hypnotist. He likes her looks and feels a strong connection with her at first sight. He goes on to emphasize that he can no longer wait and wants to take a flight with her.
I’m into it, I like that
She’s a hypnotist, I like that
And I’m on the list
Looks I can’t resist
22. Finesse by Drake
In this song, Drake is expressing his admiration and attraction towards an unknown woman, whom he wants to have a child with. He is also acknowledging that he is going against his own advice by developing feelings for her. While fans initially assumed he was targeting Kanye West, he doesn’t explicitly mention anyone in the song.
Just hitting my line
All the time, all the time, all the–
You stay on my mind
All the time, all the time
23. Yo (Excuse Me Miss) by Chris Brown
Yo (Excuse Me Miss) by Chris Brown talks about the narrator’s attempt to approach a woman he finds attractive at a party or club. He sees her from across the room and tries to come up with the perfect way to approach her. He finally decides to say “excuse me miss” and asks her to dance.
Yo, tell me fellas have you seen her? (Seen her)
It was about five minutes ago
When I seen the hottest chick that a youngin’ ever seen before
24. Falling by Trevor Daniel
In Falling, Trevor croons about the bad experiences with love in the past and how that had made him give up on trying to find love again. However, when he sees this women he is singing about, he feels a connection that he has never felt before. And he is willing to give his all and everything to this person if she treats him right.
In the outro, he talks about how he has been hurt before and is scared to open up and give his trust, but he is willing to take a chance on this new love.
My last made me feel like I would never try again
But when I saw you, I felt something I never felt
Come closer, I’ll give you all my love
If you treat me right, baby, I’ll give you everything
25. Love at First Sight by 1nonly ft. MKAY)
“Love at First Sight” by 1nonly and MKAY is about a person who fell in love with someone at first sight. Despite the problems and pain caused by the person they love, the protagonist still feels strongly for them. However, the other person seems to have moved on, and the protagonist is struggling with their own feelings of self-hatred and mistrust. The lyrics express a mixture of emotions, including love, regret, and sadness, as the protagonist tries to come to terms with their feelings and move on.
I swear it was love at first sight
W-when you told me you loved me
And I know I got problems,
you hate when I speak,
but I hope that you never gon’ dub me
Rock Songs about Love At First Sight
As a die-hard fan of rock music, I can’t help but feature some of the best rock songs about love at first sight. Here they are:
26. Love At First Sight by Styx
This song marked the Styx grand finale on the prestigious Billboard Hot 100 chart, where they achieved Top 40 success one last time. To date, this is their most recent and final entry. In it, the singer admits that he never thought that love, at first sight, could happen to him, but now he is consumed by thoughts of this other person, and he can’t concentrate or sleep because he is so preoccupied with his feelings for them.
You and I
Strangers lost in a moment
Eye to eye
We were caught unaware by this passion inside us
27. Love at First Sight by The Brobecks
Love at First Sight by The Brobecks is a song about a guy who falls in love with a girl he meets at a party. He is nervous and awkward around her, but he wants to kiss her and dance with her. He also needs a place to stay for the night, but he doesn’t want to bother her too much.
Dallon Weekes, the lead singer of the band, wrote this the first time he met his wife Breezy Weekes.
Could this be love at first sight,
or should I walk by again?
You’re photogenically dressed,
the conversation begins
Oh god, now what did I say?
Let me start over again
28. First Day of My Life by Bright Eyes
First Day of My Life by Bright Eyes is a song about finding true love and feeling like life has just begun. In the song, the singer describes how his life changed the moment he saw his lover’s face for the first time. He feels as though he was blind before meeting this person and now he knows where he wants to go in life.
And so I thought I’d let you know
Yeah, these things take forever,
I especially am slow
But I realize that I need you
And I wondered if I could come home
So, what did you think of our list of the 28 best songs about love at first sight? I am sure you had a fun time listening to these amazing love songs and found some old classics and new favorites. Now that you know what songs to play when you feel love at first sight, go out there and make it happen!