The Best Alternative Love Songs for Your Playlist
If you're a fan of alternative music, you know that a good playlist is crucial. And what better addition to any playlist than some alternative love songs? Whether you're a hopeless romantic or just in the mood for some heartfelt tunes, these songs will definitely have you feeling all the feels. Here are some of the best alternative love songs for your playlist.
"The One" by Kodaline
This Irish band has been tugging on heartstrings since their debut in 2012, and "The One" is no exception. With lyrics like "You make my heart feel like it's summer / when the rain is pouring down," it's impossible not to feel the sweet sentimentality.
"I Will Follow You Into The Dark" by Death Cab for Cutie
This melancholic tune speaks to the power of love even in the face of death. The acoustic guitar and Ben Gibbard's subdued vocals make this song a soft, yet powerful addition to any playlist.
"If I Can't Have You" by Yvonne Elliman
Originally released in 1977, "If I Can't Have You" is the perfect blend of disco and rock and roll. Elliman's impassioned vocals and the catchy chorus ("If I can't have you, I don't want nobody baby") make this song a classic.
"The Only Exception" by Paramore
Paramore may have made their mark with pop-punk hits like "Misery Business," but they also know how to slow things down. "The Only Exception" showcases Hayley Williams' soulful vocals and a chorus that'll have you belting along.
"First Day of My Life" by Bright Eyes
Conor Oberst's indie ballad highlights the hopefulness that comes with falling in love. With gentle guitar strums and sentimental lyrics ("Yours was the first face that I saw / I think I was blind before I met you"), "First Day of My Life" leaves a lasting impression.
"Breathless" by The Corrs
This Irish family band's track features a catchy chorus and infectious instrumentation. The upbeat melody and playful lyrics make "Breathless" an ideal choice for any happy-go-lucky playlist.
"Lovefool" by The Cardigans
A staple from the '90s, "Lovefool" is a poppy tune with an intense emotional undercurrent. The infectious hook ("Love me, love me, say that you love me") will have you singing along and dancing away.
"You Are The Best Thing" by Ray LaMontagne
This soulful, bluesy number features LaMontagne's gravelly vocals and a brass section that'll have you swaying. It's hard not to have a smile on your face and a skip in your step while listening to this upbeat love song.
"Wonderwall" by Oasis
This iconic track from Oasis needs no introduction. Its memorable guitar riff and Liam Gallagher's infamous vocals instantly transport you to the 1990s. The passionate lyrics make "Wonderwall" a timeless choice for any playlist.
"I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston
Originally written and performed by Dolly Parton, Whitney Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You" is the definitive take on the classic love ballad. Houston's powerful vocals and the soaring chorus ("And I will always love you") make this song a must-have for any playlist.
Whether you're a fan of indie rock, pop, or anything in between, these alternative love songs are the perfect way to add a little romance to your playlist. So light some candles, pour a glass of wine, and let the music transport you to a place of love and tenderness.