Your Forever Song – Find the Perfect Tune for Your Proposal
Why Do I Need Music?
You’ve decided it’s time to pop the question, to get down on bended knee, to confess the feelings burning within your soul and ask your special someone to meet you at the alter.
Knowing this is one of those moments you will both remember forever, you want it to be perfect. Like your favorite movie the two lovers meet, gaze into each other’s eyes and then . . . cue the music.
But how do you find that perfect song, the song that convey’s all the emotion churning inside you? Do you want to speak to your love, or your compatibility? Your undying devotion, or perhaps your knowledge that your soon-to-be finance is the only individual in the world that can make life worth living.
While there are no doubt thousands upon thousands of songs to express this intangible emotion, we’ve compiled a short list to give you the go-ahead push.
First on the list is the Depeche Mode classic Somebody. From the opening line, “I want somebody to share, share the rest of my life,” this song encapsulates an ideal relationship. Someone to share our innermost thoughts, someone to count on for support, someone with whom we can disagree but in the end reach an understanding and most importantly someone who loves us passionately, “with every thought and with every breath.” Ideal proposal song? Definitely.
Thinking Out Loud
A more recent selection is Ed Sheeran’s, Thinking Out Loud. If it’s time to make that humongous commitment, you’re thinking in terms of forever. Sheeran’s song talks not only about being in love today but also tomorrow, and the next day as well. Thinking Out Loud covers growing old, loving from the soul, and loving for a lifetime. It’s the ideal that every couple envisions as they begin a new journey together.
All I Want Is You
Next on the list is U2’s, All I Want Is You. If you are ready to take that next step in your relationship the title and repetitive line of this song sums up everything you feel and everything your partner wants to hear. Nothing can top hearing that you’re desired beyond all else. And Bono sings it over and over again.
No One’s Gonna Love You
No One’s Gonna Love You, by Band of Horses is a great option from the alternative genre to declare your feelings. Marriage should start with unbounded, unrequited love and proclaiming that sentiment to your intended can only be a good thing. The chorus of this song sums it up, “No one’s gonna love you more than I do.” Ring the wedding bells.
Who I Am With You
If you want to go country, try Chris Young’s, Who I Am With You. It’s a song about going through life all alone until being found by your one true love. Who I Am With You, highlights all the ways life is better when you’re with the one you love. You become better when your sweetheart’s by your side, or better yet, in your arms.
The Lumineers hit Ho Hey is a great choice if you want to state the obvious. “I belong with you, you belong with me, you’re my sweetheart.” This song could be the perfect choice if you’ve been with your loved one for a while and you both know marriage is the next step because . . . well, you do. In essence this song states that your relationship works, your love works. We’re two peas in a pod so let’s get married.
You Are So Beautiful
If you prefer a classic ballad, cue up Joe Cocker’s, You Are So Beautiful. Who doesn’t want to hear an ode to their beauty? And not only does this song apply to physical attraction but Cocker’s soulful rendition adequately covers the beauty on the inside, too. The simple verse, “You’re everything I hope for, you’re everything I need,” sums up the message of this timeless love song.
Looking for something more lighthearted? Try Jack Johnson’s, Better Together. The song touches on the simple things of life, sifting through a box of pictures, stargazing together, and through the craziness of it all, ending up with the one that makes you better. With the plucky guitar and Johnson’s mellow voice, you can propose then sweep your fiancé into your arms for a turn around the dance floor.
How To Choose
Savage Garden’s, Truly, Madly, Deeply, Christina Perri’s, A Thousand Years, Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling in Love, and the list goes on and on. Musicians, songwriters and performers have always written about that emotion that pushes us forward, drives us to distraction, makes us want to be better and do better for someone else.
Why are you taking this next step? Is it because of your undying love? Your knowledge that your intended is the one? Or maybe you’ve always known this individual completes you, makes you better. Maybe it’s a combination of all of the above.
While our list covers several decades and genres, the bottom line is that the song has to mean something to you, and more importantly it has to touch the heart of the one person you are asking to unite with you for a lifetime of love.
In closing, we will leave you with a fantastic obscure song that makes for a great marriage proposal song.