With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to get romantic with some of the best alternative love songs out there.
Though it is really hard to pick “the very best” from a large pool of alternative love songs, these definitely find their way to the top.
The Cure – Pictures of You
The Cure are responsible for a whole bunch of love songs, Robert Smith‘s wallowing is actually kind of endearing.
Runner Up: ‘Lovesong’
Swoon Worthy Lyrics: “there is nothing in the world that I ever wanted more, than to feel you deep in my heart.”
Death Cab for Cutie – I Will Follow You Into the Dark
A beautiful song that is solely singer Ben Gibbard and an acoustic guitar. Musically it is so simple, but lyrically it makes for a great love song about joining the after life.
Runner Up: ‘I Will Posses Your Heart’
Swoon Worthy Lyrics: “if there’s no one beside you when your soul embarks, then I’ll follow you into the dark.”
Kings of Leon – Use Somebody
Not your overly romantic kind of guys, but this heartfelt song exploded becoming one of their biggest hits.
Runner Up: ‘Mary’
Swoon Worthy Lyrics: “you know that I could use somebody, someone like you”
Coldplay – Yellow
Singer Chris Martin has a very emotional voice, this song will make you feel things.
Runner Up: ‘The Scientist’
Swoon Worthy Lyrics: “Do you know for you I’d bleed myself dry.”
Blink 182 – I Miss You
A bit of a romantic twist to the normal high energy Blink 182, but great lyrics (see below).
Runner Up: ‘Always’
Swoon Worthy Lyrics: “We can live like Jack and Sally if we want”
The Lumineers – Ho Hey
The chorus gets right to the point and this may be one of the catchiest love songs of all time.
Runner Up: Brand new song ‘Ophelia’
Swoon Worthy Lyrics: “I belong with you, you belong with me, you’re my sweetheart”
Oasis – Wonderwall
The classic of all acoustic-y love songs. Everyone knows it and the perfect song to serenade your lover/lover-to-be with.
Runner Up: ‘Stand by Me’
Swoon Worthy Lyrics: “You’re gonna be the one that saves me and after all, you’re my wonderwall.”
Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine?
Not your typical slow, sentimental love song. But Alex Turner’s persistent questioning and longing for this girl paired with loud guitars and percussion is oh so sweet.
Runner Up: ‘You and I’
Swoon Worthy Lyrics: “In my mind when she’s not right there beside me, I go crazy cause here isn’t where I wanna be.”
Vance Joy – Georgia
The most sentimental song to come off an album full of love, Vance Joy sings from the heart.
Runner Up: ‘Mess is Mine’
Swoon Worthy Lyrics: “And I could easily lose my mind the way you kiss me will work each time.”
City and Colour – The Girl
Dallas Green is the king of romantic songs, but this one takes the cake.
Runner Up: ‘We Found Eachother in the Dark’
Swoon Worthy Lyrics: “Please know that I’m yours to keep my beautiful girl”