40 Songs about Love at First Sight (Rock, R&B, Rap/Hip & More)

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40 Songs about Love at First Sight (Rock, R&B, Rap/Hip & More)

Love is something we all crave, but an instant connection that leads to lasting love is close to a fairytale.

Whether or not you believe it’s possible to fall for someone that quickly, you can’t deny that the music inspired by instant attraction is loveable and romantic.

The songs that popularize love at first sight are all about the first look – what was she wearing, how is he different from all the rest, can you make them yours? These songs sing all about it.

1) Love at First Sight

Artist: Kylie Minogue
Album: Fever
Year: 2001
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2) The Way You Look Tonight

Artist: Frank Sinatra
Album: Days of Wine and Roses
Year: 1964
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Sinatra and romance go hand in hand. In this song Frank knows this moment, the first look of his love, is the one that he will remember fondly forever.

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3) Love at First Sight

Artist: Michael Buble
Album: Totally Buble
Year: 2003
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4) Be My Baby

Artist: The Rosettes
Album: Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes
Year: 1964
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“The night we met, I knew I needed you so.”

The Ronettes capture their desire and commitment in this fun and upbeat hit.

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II. Latest songs about love at first sight

Modern love looks different in the 2020s, but the instant connection remains the same. The immediate desire and longing make us desperate for more.

1) I Met Sarah in the Bathroom

Artist: Awfultune
Album: I Met Sarah in the Bathroom
Year: 2019
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A cute song about young lesbian love found at a party: when you’re young and discovering your sexuality, sometimes a “daredevil” will come along.

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2) Say You Won’t Let Go

Artist: James Arthur
Album: Back From the Edge
Year: 2016
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3) Everything Has Changed

Artist: Taylor Swift ft. Ed Sheeran
Album: Red (Taylor’s Version)
Year: 2021
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4) Fire in the Sky

Artist: Anderson .Paak
Album: Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings: The Album
Year: 2021
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Is there a better setting than a 4th of July fireworks display for a love at first sight meeting? No, probably not.

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III. R&B songs about love at first sight

Where other genres might romanticize the ‘chase,’ these songs rather assert that this love is soon to be there’s and there can’t be any other outcome of this desire.

1) The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Artist: Roberta Flack
Album: First Take
Year: 1969
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2) Penny Lover

Artist: Lionel Richie
Album: Can’t Slow Down
Year: 1983
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3)  I’m Your Baby Tonight

Artist: Whitney Houston
Album: I’m Your Baby Tonight
Year: 1990
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4) Isn’t She Lovely

Artist: Stevie Wonder
Album: The Definitive Collection
Year: 2002
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The definition of “love at first sight” is given a sweet new meaning when meeting your newborn child.

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IV. Rock songs about love at first sight

The feelings of frustration and desperation of finding love at first sight are expressed best through these indie and rock songs.

1) Love at First Sight

Artist: Brobecks
Album: Violent Things
Year: 2009
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2) First Day of My Life

Artist: Bright Eyes
Album: I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning
Year: 2005
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3)  Lady In Red

Artist: Chris de Burgh
Album: Into the Light
Year: 1986
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4)  I’m With You

Artist: Avril Lavigne
Album: Let Go
Year: 2002
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V. Rap/hip hop songs about love at first sight

Suppose you’re a critic of instant connections, then this genre’s songs are not for you. Nowhere else is the raw need and desire more obviously stated than in these rap lyrics. Love might not be possible at first sight, but there’s no doubt that lust at first sight occurs.

1) Love in This Club

Artist: Usher
Album: Here I Stand
Year: 2008
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2) Yo (Excuse Me, Miss)

Artist: Chris Brown
Album: Chris Brown
Year: 2005
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3) Love @ First Sight

Artist: Mary J. Blige
Album: Love & Life
Year: 2003
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4) Doo-Wop (That Thing)

Artist: Lauryn Hill
Album: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Year: 1998
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Instead of a tender love story, this Lauryn Hill hit warns the listener about ‘lust at first sight.’ In the genre where musicians shouldn’t waste words, this rap is a careful reminder to young romantic women to take care of their hearts.

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5)  Knock You Down

Artist: Keri Hilson ft. Kanye West and Ne-Yo
Album: In A Perfect World…
Year: 2009
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VI. Country songs about love at first sight

This genre loves to write about love at first sight. Listen closely to these cowboys and cowgirls if you want sweet, romantic, nostalgic, and emotional songs.

1)  I’m A Believer

Artist: The Monkees
Album: The Best of The Monkees
Year: 2006
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2)  I Met A Girl

Artist: William Michael Morgan
Album: Vinyl
Year: 2016
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3)  Love Story

Artist: Taylor Swift
Album: Fearless (Taylor’s Version)
Year: 2021
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4) I Saw Her Standing There

Artist: The Beatles
Album: Please Please Me
Year: 1963
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5) You Had Me From Hello

Artist: Kenny Chesney
Album: Everywhere We Go
Year: 1999
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6)  Look At Me

Artist: Carrie Underwood
Album: Play On
Year: 2009
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7)  Sea of Love

Artist: The Honeydrippers
Album: The Honeydrippers Vol. 1
Year: 1984
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8) Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)

Artist: John Michael Montgomery
Album: John Michael Montgomery
Year: 1995
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9) Heartache on The Dance Floor

Artist: Jon Pardi
Album: California Sunrise
Year: 2016
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10) Change Your Name

Artist: Brett Young
Album: Ticket To L.A
Year: 2018
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VII. Songs about falling in love unexpectedly

Love at first sight might be rare, but many people find themselves falling for someone more quickly than expected. Those first few weeks together seem to mean so much, and the music these feelings bring is good.

1) Can’t Help Falling In Love

Artist: Elvis Presley
Album: Blue Hawaii
Year: 1961
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2) Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)

Artist: Edison Lighthouse
Album: Love Grows
Year: 1970
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3)  Met A Girl

Artist: Tarune
Album: Met A Girl
Year: 2020
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4)  Somebody To You

Artist: The Vamps ft. Demi Lovato
Album: Meet The Vamps
Year: 2014
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VIII. Songs about love at first sight lyrics

If you want to believe a little more in magic connections, read into these lyrics, and you just might become a true believer.

1)  Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

Artist: Morten Harket
Album: Coneheads (Music from The Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Year: 1993
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2) You’re Beautiful

Artist: James Blunt
Album: Back to Bedlam
Year: 2005
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3)  Call Me Maybe

Artist: Carly Rae Jepsen
Album: Kiss
Year: 2012
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4)  I Knew I Loved You

Artist: Savage Garden
Album: Affirmation
Year: 1999
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5) Haven’t Met You Yet

Artist: Michael Buble
Album: Crazy Love
Year: 2009
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