Being in a relationship is one thing, but having a healthy relationship is a whole other story. And although we often think about what we should do to have a healthy relationship, we don’t always think about the music that captures those healthy aspects of a relationship.
So if you’re looking for some tunes to help you achieve (or maintain) a healthy relationship, you’ve come to the right place. From country to pop, we’ve rounded up 20 songs about healthy relationships that will make you smile, reminisce, and maybe even cry!
- 1. “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
- 2. “At My Most Beautiful” by R.E.M.
- 3. “pov” by Ariana Grande
- 4. “All of Me” by John Legend
- 5. “Between Us” by Little Mix
- 6. “Love Song” by Sara Bareilles
- 7. “Animal” by Troye Sivan
- 8. “Let Me Hold You” by Bow Wow
- 9. “Official” by Charli XCX
- 10. “From the Ground Up” by Dan + Shay
- 11. “Paper Rings” by Taylor Swift
- 12. “Adore You” by Harry Styles
- 13. “As You Are” by Charlie Puth
- 14. “Through the Years” by Kenny Rogers
- 15. “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton
- 16. “You’re Still the One” by Shania Twain
- 17. “Head over Feet” by Alanis Morissette
- 18. “Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher and Higher” by Jackie Wilson
- 19. “Buck” by Nina Simone
- 20. “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding
- Final Thoughts
1. “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
Starting off the list is this beautiful ballad by Ed Sheeran. In “Thinking Out Loud,” he sings about all the things he loves about his partner, and how those things will continue to hold true even as they grow older together.
This will make a perfect background track when you’re slow dancing with your partner or just feeling extra romantic.
2. “At My Most Beautiful” by R.E.M.
The next song is all about appreciating the inner beauty of your partner. In “At My Most Beautiful,” R.E.M. croons about how their partner is beautiful even when they’re not trying to be, and how that’s the most special kind of beauty there is. It was released in 1998 as part of the Up album.
3. “pov” by Ariana Grande
If you’re opting for something more modern, then you might want to give Ariana Grande’s “pov” a listen.
It’s all about how she loves seeing things from her partner’s perspective, and how they always make her feel special and loved. Playing this track while on a road trip or cuddling up on the couch will set the right mood.
4. “All of Me” by John Legend
This next song never fails to tug at the heartstrings. “All of Me” by John Legend is all about loving your person with all that she is, and being grateful for having found each other.
It’s the perfect tune to play on a special anniversary or while you’re getting ready for a date night. It will surely get you feeling all the love!
5. “Between Us” by Little Mix
Little Mix was formed on the British talent show The X Factor in 2011, and they’ve been making music together before they knew what hit them. “Between Us” is a song about the special, unbreakable bond between girlfriends.
They sing about how they’ll always be there for each other, no matter what life throws their way. Healthy relationships are not just limited to romantic partnerships after all.
6. “Love Song” by Sara Bareilles
Next up is a song about how love can be found in the most unexpected places. “Love Song” by Sara Bareilles is all about how love doesn’t have to be perfect to be worth fighting for.
We all know that relationships can be messy, but this song is a reminder that they’re worth it anyway. It was released in 2007 and helped her gain mainstream popularity.
7. “Animal” by Troye Sivan
“Animal” is a song about the passionate, all-consuming nature of love. Troye Sivan sings about how love can make you feel alive and wild, like nothing else in the world matters.
It’s a reminder that relationships should be exciting and make you feel something. This song was released in 2018 as part of his album Bloom.
8. “Let Me Hold You” by Bow Wow
The next song is about a young, healthy relationship. In the song, Bow Wow talks about how he wants to love and cherish his partner.
He also talks about how he’s never felt this way before, which is a common feeling in new relationships. This will be a feel-good song that makes you want to be in a healthy relationship if you’re not in one yet.
9. “Official” by Charli XCX
What better way to describe a healthy relationship than with a song called “Official?” This song is about being in a committed, monogamous relationship.
It’s about being with someone who makes you feel loved and supported. This is the type of relationship we all should be striving for. You can find it on her self-titled album, Charli.
10. “From the Ground Up” by Dan + Shay
Another great song about a young, healthy relationship is “From the Ground Up” by Dan + Shay. This song is all about taking things slow and building a strong foundation for your relationship.
It’s a beautiful song that will make you appreciate the good things in your life. It was released in 2016 as part of their Obsessed album.
11. “Paper Rings” by Taylor Swift
“Paper Rings” is a song about being in a committed relationship. It’s about love and sacrifice. In the song, Taylor Swift talks about how she would do anything for the person she loves.
This is a great song for people who are in healthy, committed relationships. It was released in 2019 as part of her album Lover.
12. “Adore You” by Harry Styles
The next song is “Adore You” by Harry Styles. This is a song where the lyrics talk about how much the speaker loves and adores their partner.
The lyrics talk about how the speaker would do anything for their partner and how they are the best thing in the speaker’s life. This is a healthy relationship because it is based on love and mutual respect.
13. “As You Are” by Charlie Puth
Charlie Puth is known for his heartfelt lyrics and “As You Are” is no exception. This song is about doing anything and everything for the person you love. Love is about sacrifice and this song really demonstrates that. It was released in 2016 for his best selling album, Nine Track Mind.
14. “Through the Years” by Kenny Rogers
If your partner loves old country music, then they are sure to appreciate this song. “Through the Years” is a beautiful ballad that talks about how a couple has been through everything together and their love has only grown stronger. This is a timeless song that will definitely make your partner feel loved.
15. “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton
Date nights are a great way to keep the spark alive in a relationship and this song is the perfect soundtrack. “Wonderful Tonight” is all about appreciating your girl and everything she does.
It is a simple, but beautiful song that is sure to make your partner feel loved. This is also a timeless classic that will be loved for years to come.
16. “You’re Still the One” by Shania Twain
“You’re Still the One” is a great song for couples who have been together for a long time. It talks about how even though the years have gone by, the love is still there.
This is a beautiful song that is sure to make your partner feel loved and appreciated. Shania Twain is one of the best-selling female artists of all time, so you can’t go wrong with this song.
17. “Head over Feet” by Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette is known for her deep and meaningful lyrics and “Head over Feet” is no exception. This song is about being in a relationship where you are completely yourself and your partner loves you for it.
It is a beautiful song that talks about what it really feels like to be in love. You can find it on her Jagged Little Pill album released in 1995.
18. “Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher and Higher” by Jackie Wilson
This next song is a bit older, but it is definitely a classic. “Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher and Higher” is a perfect song for a couple that is madly in love with each other.
The lyrics describe how being in love makes you feel on top of the world, and how nothing can bring you down. If you and your partner are always making each other laugh and feel loved, then this song is definitely for you!
19. “Buck” by Nina Simone
Nina Simone’s “Buck” is a great song for couples who have been through a lot together. The lyrics describe how, no matter what life throws at them, they will always stick together.
If you and your partner have been through some tough times but have come out stronger for it, this song will resonate with you.
20. “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding
Wrapping up the list is “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding. This song is a beautiful ode to everlasting love.
The lyrics talk about how love never dies, it just changes and grows over time. This can be a theme song for long-term relationships if you’re looking for a song that captures the feeling of being in it for the long haul.
We hope you enjoyed our compilation of songs about healthy relationships! If you’re in a relationship, we hope these tunes inspire you to work on keeping things strong (or help you realize that it’s time to move on).
And if you’re single, we hope these make you feel excited about the possibilities for finding your perfect match. Thanks for reading!