5 Best Love Songs of 2017

best love songs - paper heart on a guitarRomance is a universal theme that resonates with listeners over generations. A good song can awaken nostalgia, and transport listeners through memories. Reminiscing about loved ones and time spent together is a great way to spend the month of love. With that in mind, here are some of the best love songs of 2017!

Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”

This particular song was ever-present over radio waves in 2017. You couldn’t go anywhere without hearing “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran. Not only did this new pop anthem make it to the #1 spot in the singles charts, but it’s unique blend of Caribbean influences kept it #1 for several weeks and in the hearts of many.

Kendrick Lamar – “Love.”

Typically love songs fall into genres like R&B or pop music, but this song by American rapper Kendrick Lamar defies these expectations. “Love.” focuses on Lamar’s affection, and dedication, to his fiancee. It pairs a supremely catchy tune with beautiful sentiments and it stayed on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for over 26 weeks.

John Mayer – “Love on the Weekend”

Beautiful in its simplicity, “Love on the Weekend” is a soothing song from renowned romantic musician John Mayer. Focusing on that long wait before getting to see your loved one on the weekend, it easily taps into that universal feeling of anticipation. Its sweet and addicting tune will cement this song in the annals of romance for years. Though released November 2016, it held spots on several Billboard charts well into 2017.

Sevyn Streeter – “My Love for You”

“My Love for You” by Sevyn Streeter has meaningful lyrics and a soulful melody. She describes her partner’s devotion through everyday examples, and leaves the listener feeling confident in their mutual affection. She expresses how thrilling it is to finally have an open, trusting relationship with someone she can depend on. This single was released in September 2016 for the 2017 studio album, Girl Disrupted. Upon release, the album charted on both the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.

Carly Rae Jepsen – “Cut to the Feeling”

Carly Rae Jepsen brings the bopping 80s back with her single “Cut to the Feeling”. Her toe-tapping love song flawlessly embodies the adrenaline rush of new love. She lyrically represents the impatience, and simplicity, of a girl getting to know her beaux. The single grabbed spots on several Billboard charts and received accolades from several publications including Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Spin, and more.

2017 was a brilliant year for romantics all over! Share these love-happy hits with your loved ones this Valentine’s Day to show them how you really feel!