33 Best Lover-themed Songs for Your Wedding Playlist

What defines a person as a lover?  Well, a lover is a person you are having a romantic relationship with but are not in an official relationship.  Typically a lover would be outside of marriage.  This is because a lover becomes a spouse after marriage.

I celebrate all lovers with our list of the top lover songs – songs with lover in the title.

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  1. “Lover – First Dance Remix” by Taylor Swift (Pop – 2019)
  2. “Lover” by Taylor Swift (Pop – 2019)
  3. “Lover, Lover” by Jerrod Niemann (Country – 2010)
  4. “Lover” by Paul Hankinson Covers (Pop – 2020)
  5. “Lipstick Lover” by Janelle Monae (R&B – 2023)
  6. “Lover” by G Flip (Pop – 2019)
  7. “Lover” by The National Parks
  8. “Lovers and Friends” by Lil Jon & East Side Boyz, Ludacris (Hip Hop – 2004)
  9. “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” by Adele (Pop – 2015)
  10. “Lover” by Genevra Munoa (Pop – 2022)
  11. “Lover” by Noah Gundersen (Alternative – 2019)
  12. “Lover” by Water and Salt (Alternative – 2020)
  13. “Lover” by Otto Knows, Dice of Nights, Alex Aris (Dance – 2022)
  14. “Lover” by Matt Corby (Indie Pop – 2023)
  15. “Hey Lover” by The Daughters of Eve (Rock – 1966)
  16. “Lover” by Eneli (Dance – 2021)
  17. “Lovergirl” by Teena Marie (R&B – 1984)
  18. “What Lovers Do” by Maroon 5, SZA (Pop – 2017)
  19. “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over” by Jeff Buckley (Alternative – 1994)
  20. “Hey Lover” by Wabie (Rock – 2019)
  21. “Lover Of Mine” by John Vincent III (Alternative – 2019)
  22. “Lover” by Alter Bridge (Rock – 2013)
  23. “Lover, Please Stay” by Nothing But Thieves (Alternative – 2015)
  24. “Lover Of The Night” by Mumford & Sons (Alternative – 2012)
  25. “Lovers Rock” by Sade (R&B – 2000)

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Lover – Taylor Swift
Released in 2019 on the album Lover
Genre: Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Can we always be this close forever and ever?
And ah, take me out, and take me home
You’re my, my, my, my
Lover

Lover, Leaver – Greta Van Fleet
Released in 2018 on the album Anthem Of The Peaceful Army
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Lover
Leaver
Taker
Believer

What Lovers Do – Maroon 5 feat. SZA
Released in 2017 on the album Red Pill Blues
Genre: Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, been wishin’ for you
Ooh, ooh
Tryna do what lovers do ooh

Lover, Lover – Jerrod Niemann
Released in 2010 on the album Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury
Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Whoa lover, lover, lover,
You don’t treat me no good no more
Whoa lover, lover, lover,
You don’t treat me no good no more

Lovers And Friends – Lil Jon
Released in 2004 on the album Crunk Juice
Genre: Hip Hop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Tell me again (Tell me again, my baby)
That we’ll be lovers and friends (Oh, I gotta know baby, oh yeah)

Tender Lover – Babyface
Released in 2001 on the album Tender Lover
Genre: R&B

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Tender lover, girl, I’m so sorry
Well I never meant to hurt you
I never meant to break your heart

Be My Lover – La Bouche
Released in 1996 on the album Sweet Dreams
Genre: Dance

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Go ahead and take your time, boy, you gotta feel secure
Before I make you mine, baby, you have to be sure
You wanna be my lover, wanna be my lover, wanna be my lover

Lover, You Should’ve Come Over – Jeff Buckley
Released in 1994 on the album Grace
Genre: Rock

Lyric Quote:

Will I ever see your sweet return?
Oh, will I ever learn?
Oh-oh, lover, you should’ve come over
‘Cause it’s not too late

Dreamlover – Mariah Carey
Released in 1993 on the album Music Box
Genre: Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Dream lover come rescue me
Take me up, take me down
Take me anywhere you want to, baby now

Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover – Sophie B. Hawkins
Released in 1992 on the album Tongues and Tails
Genre: Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You’re the only shoe that fits
I can’t imagine I’ll grow out of it
Damn, I wish I was your lover, yeah

Friends & Lovers – Gloria Loring, Carl Anderson
Released in 1986 on the album Carl Anderson
Genre: Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

So I’ll be your friend and I’ll be your lover
‘Cause I know in our hearts we agree
We don’t have to be one or the other

Tip

Listen to the biggest hits about a wife.

Turbo Lover – Judas Priest
Released in 1986 on the album Turbo
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’m your turbo lover
Tell me there’s no other
I’m your turbo lover
Better run for cover

Part-Time Lover – Stevie Wonder
Released in 1985 on the album In Square Circle

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

But if there’s some emergency
Have a male friend to ask for me
So then she won’t peek its really you my part-time lover

Easy Lover – Philip Bailey & Phil Collins
Released in 1984 on the album Chinese Wall
Genre: R&B

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Easy lover
She’ll get a hold on you believe it
Like no other
Before you know it you’ll be on your knees

Some Kinda Lover – The Whispers
Released in 1984 on the album So Good
Genre: R&B

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You were not a lover
But you’re willing to give it a try
Some kinda lover
You turned out to be

Penny Lover – Lionel Richie
Released in 1983 on the album Can’t Slow Down
Genre: R&B

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Penny lover, my love’s on fire
Penny lover, you’re my one desire
Tell me baby could this be true

Tip

Put in your earbuds and listen to a Valentine playlist.

My Kinda Lover – Billy Squier
Released in 1981 on the album Don’t Say No
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I can never doubt you for too long
I can’t see no reason
You’re my kinda lover

This Is for the Lover in You – Shalamar
Released in 1980 on the album Three for Love
Genre: R&B

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

So this is (for the lover in you)
This ring (means I’ll always be true)
This is (how we’ll start love a new)

I Wanna Be Your Lover – Prince
Released in 1979 on the album Prince
Genre: R&B

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I wanna turn you on, turn you out
All night long, make you shout
Oh, lover, yeah
I wanna be the only one you come for

No Tell Lover – Chicago
Released in 1978 on the album Hot Streets
Genre: Pop Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Every minute is an hour
Every day’s a lonely lifetime
You’re my no tell lover

I Need A Lover – John Mellencamp
Released in 1978 on the album John Cougar
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

(I need a lover that won’t drive me crazy)
Some girl that knows the meaning of ah-
Hey hit the highway!

50 Ways To Leave Your Lover – Paul Simon
Released in 1975 on the album Still Crazy After All These Years
Genre: Soft Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

There must be fifty ways
To leave your lover
Fifty ways to leave your lover

Distant Lover – Marvin Gaye
Released in 1973 on the album Let’s Get It On
Genre: R&B

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Distant lover
(Lover, lover, lover)
Sugar, how can you treat my heart
So mean and cruel

My Lover’s Prayer – Otis Redding
Released in 1966
Genre: R&B

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Just come on home and help me solve ’em
Then I won’t be missing you, I would keep kissing you
And my lover’s prayer would be all over

Dream Lover – Bobby Darin
Released in 1959
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

A girl (yeah-yeah, yeah)
To call (yeah-yeah, yeah)
My own (yeah-yeah, yeah)
I want a dream lover
So I don’t have to dream alone

Other great Lover songs:

  • Secret Lovers – Atlantic Starr
  • Hey Lover – LL Cool J feat. Boyz II Men
  • A Woman A Lover A Friend – Jackie Wilson
  • Send My Love (To Your New Lover) – Adele
  • For Lovers Only – Maxwell
  • Lover To Lover – Florence + The Machine

If you have a favorite lover song not on my list or want to share, please do so below in the comments.

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