Whether about true love, family, or friendship, these are some of my favorite love songs (with lyric excerpts).

I Just Can't Stop Loving You by Michael Jackson (1987)
“I hear your voice now, you are my choice now, the love you bring
Heaven's in my heart, at your call I hear harps and angels sing
You know how I feel, this thing can't go wrong
I can't live my life without you
I just can't hold on, I feel we belong
My life ain't worth living if I can't be with you”

Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley (1961)
“Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes, some things are meant to be
Take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can't help falling in love with you”

Olivia by One Direction (2015)
“When you go and I'm alone, you live in my imagination
The summertime and butterflies all belong to your creation
I love you, it's all I do, I love you
I live for you, I long for you, Olivia
I've been idolizing the light in your eyes, Olivia
I live for you, I long for you, Olivia, don't let me go”

In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel (1986)
“All my instincts, they return
And the grand façade, so soon will burn
Without a noise, without my pride
I reach out from the inside, in your eyes
The light the heat, I am complete
I see the doorway to a thousand churches
The resolution of all the fruitless searches
I see the light and the heat
Oh, I want to be that complete
I want to touch the light, the heat I see in your eyes”

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I’ll Be There by The Jackson 5 (1970)
“Let me fill your heart with joy and laughter
Togetherness, girl, is all I'm after
Whenever you need me, I'll be there
I'll be there to protect you, with unselfish love that respects you
Just call my name, I'll be there”

Sweet Creature by Harry Styles (2017)
“I know when we started, just two hearts in one home
It gets harder when we argue, we're both stubborn, I know
But oh, sweet creature, sweet creature
Wherever I go, you bring me home
Sweet creature, sweet creature
When I run out of road, you bring me home, you'll bring me home”

My Life Would Suck Without You by Kelly Clarkson (2009)
“Maybe I was stupid for telling you goodbye
Maybe I was wrong for trying to pick a fight
I know that I've got issues, but you're pretty messed up too
Either way I found out I'm nothing without you
'Cause we belong together now, forever united here somehow
You got a piece of me, and honestly, my life would suck without you”

This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) by Natalie Cole (1975)
“You've brought a lot of sunshine into my life
You've filled me with happiness I never knew
You gave me more joy than I ever dreamed of
And no one, no one can take the place of you”

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Lovebug by the Jonas Brothers (2008)
“I can't get your smile out of my mind
I think about your eyes all the time
You're beautiful but you don't even try
Modesty is just so hard to find
Now I'm speechless, over the edge, I'm just breathless
I never thought that I'd catch this love bug again
Hopeless, head over heels in the moment
I never thought that I'd get hit by this love bug again”

How Deep Is Your Love by the Bee Gees (1977)
“And you come to me on a summer breeze
Keep me warm in your love and then softly leave
And it’s me you need to show, how deep is your love
I really need to learn
‘Cause we’re living in a world of fools, breaking us down
When they all should let us be
We belong to you and me”

The Only Exception by Paramore (2009)
"And I've always lived like this
Keeping a comfortable distance
And up until now I had sworn to myself that I'm content with loneliness
Because none of it was ever worth the risk
But you are the only exception"

You Matter to Me by Sara Bareilles & Jason Mraz (from Waitress) (2015)
“It's addictive the minute you let yourself think
The things that I say just might matter to someone
All of this time I've been keeping my mind on the running away
And for the first time I think I'd consider the stay
Because you matter to me
Simple and plain and not much to ask from somebody
You matter to me, I promise you do, you, you matter too
I promise you do, you see, you matter to me”

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