It goes without saying that everyday is a good day to tell someone you love them, however there is a certain added Je Ne Sais Quoi when you declare that love for someone on Valentine’s Day!
Whether you are spending a romantic evening in, are preparing for date night or are thinking of your loved one who is miles away, we’ve compiled a list of some of our top love songs from Movies to really get you in the mood. Not only will these songs make a great Valentine’s Day playlist but we think they’d be perfect at weddings too!
‘All You Need Is Love’ – Love, Actually
Love Actually is one of the best-loved Christmas-themed romantic comedies to date! The film follows nine intertwined stories which feature different elements and stages of love between the films characters.
In this scene, Juliet (Keira Knightley) and Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) get married in front of their friends and family at a beautiful church wedding. To their surprise, Lynden David Hall appears above the altar with a gospel choice and bursts into song, singing the Beatles ‘All You Need Is Love’.
Whilst the Beatles version of the song is arguably the best, the message of this song (and the movie, too!) is quite clear: Love is all you need.
‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You’ – 10 Things I Hate About You
In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare’s the Taming of The Shrew, in order for the new boy at school to be able to date his crush, he must first get somebody to date her independent and ill-tempered older sister Kat (Julia Stiles). He enlists high school bad boy Patrick (Heath Ledger) who agrees to try and date Kat in exchange for money. Somewhere along the way, the two really fall for eachother but Kat’s world is blown wide open when she finds out about the deal. In this scene, Patrick serenades Kat following one of many fall-outs, with his charming take on ‘Can’t Take My Eyes off of You’.
‘Grow Old With You’ – The Wedding Singer
Robbie (Adam Sandler) is a nice guy who works as a wedding singer but unfortunately, he has his heart broken when his fiance leaves him at the altar. Robbie is enlisted to help plan Julia’s (Drew Barrymore) wedding but he soon realises that he has fallen for her in the process. In this scene, Robbie serenades Julia with a song he wrote for her in the hopes of winning her over before she gets married to someone else.
Psst…when you book the Silver Service Singers, you might not get an introduction from Billy Idol, but we promise to give one heck of a performance!‘In Your Eyes’ – Say Anything
There are a few film scenes which spring to mind when you think of hopeless romantic gestures and Lloyd’s (John Cusack) boombox serenade in Say Anything is one of them.
Lloyd has feelings for Diane (Ione Skye), a high-school beauty and straight-A student. Much to everyone’s surprise Diane feels the same way. The two experience what it feels like to be in love and to eventually hurt because of it. In this scene, Lloyd serenades Diane with Peter Gabriel’s ‘In Your Eyes’, the song that was playing when they first made love, in an attempt to win her back. We see Diane’s conflict as the music plays out, and we feel Lloyd’s nervousness as he waits to see how she will respond. Does true love conquer all?
‘I Will Always Love You’ – The Bodyguard
Whitney Houston’s ‘I Will Always Love You’ is a romantic classic which provides the soundtrack for romantic thriller, The Bodyguard. Rachel (Whitney Houston) is a high profile pop star who hires a personal bodyguard when a bomb blows up her dressing room. Frank
(Kevin Costner) initially thinks of Rachel as a spoiled diva but the two eventually form a bond and fall in love. In this scene, Rachel says her final farewell to Frank before getting on the plane. The two share a passionate kiss as the song plays in the background.
‘The Time of My Life’ – Dirty Dancing
This song hardly needs an introduction, as it plays in one of the most iconic movie scenes of all time!
Baby Houseman (Jennifer Grey) is on holiday with her affluent family at the Kellerman’s resort when she meets working class ‘ladies man’ Johnny (Patrick Swayze), who works as a part of the entertainment staff as a dancing instructor.
The two are worlds apart but they form a when Baby offers to step in for Johnny’s dancing partner. Their relationship initially causes upset but in this scene, the pair perform their end of show dance in front of the guests and staff at Kellerman’s, showing everyone just how great they are for each other!
‘Unchained Melody’ – Ghost
Another number which needs no introduction. ‘Unchained Melody’ provides the soundtrack for one of most heartbreaking romantic movies of all time. Sam (Patrick Swayze) and Molly (Demi Moore) who are madly in love. When Sam is murdered by a corrupt business partner following a shady business deal, Molly is left heartbroken. Sam’s spirit is left roaming around on Earth, unable to move on until he meets a Psychic who can help him get justice and protect Molly.
In this scene, Molly sits at her pottery wheel in the middle of the night whilst “Unchained Melody” plays in the background. A shirtless Sam comes and sits behind her and ttwo work the clay together before abandoning the project in a moment of passion. This scene shows the emotional and physical connection the couple have, which makes the films tragic events even harder to bare!
Here are just some of the top love songs from movies that we felt would not only make a great romantic Valentine’s Day playlist but that would be strong contenders for wedding songs too! What do you think to our list? Would you have any of these songs at your wedding?