Kissing is one of the most intimate things two people can do. It’s a gesture of love and affection, and it can convey so much emotion. That’s probably why songs about kissing are so popular.
There are hundreds of songs about kissing, but we’ve narrowed it down to our 20 favorites. From slow ballads to upbeat pop songs, these tunes will make you long for someone special to share a kiss with!
- 1. “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None the Richer
- 2. “Kiss” by Prince
- 3. “This Kiss” by Faith Hill
- 4. “Just a kiss” by Lady Antebellum
- 5. “Kiss On My List” by Hall & Oates
- 6. “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” by P!nk
- 7. “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me” by Mel Carter
- 8. “Kissing a Fool” by Michael Bublé
- 9. “Kiss You” by One Direction
- 10. “Kiss from a Rose” by Seal
- 11. “Kiss Me Deadly” by Lita Ford
- 12. “Could I Have This Kiss Forever” by Enrique Iglesias and Whitney Houston
- 13. “Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss)” by Cher
- 14. “‘Till I Kissed ya” by Everly Brothers
- 15. “One Kiss” by Calvin Harris ft. Dua Lipa
- 16. “Kiss Me Quick” by Elvis Presley
- 17. “Kiss and Say Goodbye” by The Manhattans
- 18. “Kiss Me, Baby” by The Beach Boys
- 19. “Shut Up and Kiss Me” by Mary Chapin Carpenter
- 20. “A Kiss to Build a Dream On” by Louis Armstrong
- Final Thoughts
1. “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None the Richer
Probably the most popular song about kissing, “Kiss Me” was released in 1997 and quickly became a radio hit.
It’s a sweet and simple love song with an infectious melody that remained a staple of wedding receptions and proms for years. This song will always make us think of that classic scene from She’s All That!
2. “Kiss” by Prince
“Kiss” is an urban, funky, and upbeat song that Prince originally wrote for the band “Mararati.” They decided to pass on it, so he released it himself.
The message of the song is that women don’t have to be wealthy or popular to catch his eye–he’s more likely to be interested in them if they’re themselves.
3. “This Kiss” by Faith Hill
Faith Hill’s “This Kiss” is a cute and flirty song about a young couple’s first kiss. The song was released in 1998 and quickly rose to the top of the charts and won various music awards, thanks in part to its catchy melody and Hill’s sultry vocals.
4. “Just a kiss” by Lady Antebellum
Getting caught up in the moment and wanting to take things further is a feeling we can all relate to, and that’s what Lady Antebellum’s “Just a Kiss” is all about.
This song was released in 2011 and quickly became a hit, thanks to its relatable lyrics and catchy chorus. You can find it on their Own the Night album.
5. “Kiss On My List” by Hall & Oates
“Kiss On My List” became Hall & Oates’s second #1 hit on the Billboard 100 after it was released as a single from their ninth studio album, Voices, in 1980.
It’s about a man who finally realizes that the woman he’s been seeing is the one he wants to be with forever. He then proceeds to list all of the things he loves about her, including her kisses.
6. “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” by P!nk
Next on the list is P!nk’s “Blow Me (One Last Kiss),” a break-up anthem with a catchy chorus and attitude to spare. The song was released in 2012 as the lead single from P!nk’s sixth studio album, The Truth About Love. It quickly rose to the top of the charts and received critical acclaim.
7. “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me” by Mel Carter
Another song that will make you long for someone special is Mel Carter’s “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me.” This 1952 ballad was originally recorded by Karen Chandler but didn’t gain much traction.
However, it was covered by Carter in 1965 and became a hit. It has also been famously covered by Gloria Estefan.
8. “Kissing a Fool” by Michael Bublé
The ballad, with a barebones instrumental and jazzy feel, speaks to Michael’s fears of being an inadequate partner because of his history and reputation.
The vocals for “Kissing a Fool” were recorded in one take, without any instrumental accompaniment. The album was originally going to be titled “Kissing a Fool” too, but it ended up being named Faith instead.
9. “Kiss You” by One Direction
Who remembers One Direction’s “Kiss You?” This upbeat pop song was released in 2012 as part of their second studio album, Take Me Home.
One Direction’s members were famously good-looking and charming, which probably partly explains why this song is about kissing and being kissed.
10. “Kiss from a Rose” by Seal
“Kiss from a Rose” was originally written for the Batman Forever soundtrack but was ultimately cut from the movie. It was then included in Seal’s second studio album, released in 1994. The song became a hit and has been covered by various artists over the years.
11. “Kiss Me Deadly” by Lita Ford
Lita Ford is a badass rocker, and “Kiss Me Deadly” is one of her most iconic songs. It was released in 1988 as the lead single from her self-titled album, Lita.
The song is about a woman who’s done with being treated poorly by men and is ready to take matters into her own hands. You can still stream this classic track on all music platforms out there.
12. “Could I Have This Kiss Forever” by Enrique Iglesias and Whitney Houston
Here’s another popular track for all the lovers out there. “Could I Have This Kiss Forever” is a duet between Enrique Iglesias and Whitney Houston that was released in 1999. It’s a beautiful ballad about wanting to freeze time and stay in the moment forever.
13. “Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss)” by Cher
Released in 1964, this song was originally sung by Merry Clayton. It’s been covered by many artists, including Cher. The lyrics describe a woman who is trying to figure out if her man truly loves her, and she comes to the conclusion that “it’s in his kiss.”
14. “‘Till I Kissed ya” by Everly Brothers
“‘Till I Kissed Ya” is a song about wondering where the love of your life has been all your life – until you finally meet and kiss them. The Everly Brothers released the song in 1960, and it became a hit. You can find it on their A Date with the Everly Brothers album.
15. “One Kiss” by Calvin Harris ft. Dua Lipa
A more recent song, “One Kiss” was released in 2018 by Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa. It’s a dance song with a catchy beat that will make you want to get up and move.
The lyrics describe the feeling of falling in love at first kiss, and this track made waves on the charts, reaching number one in several countries.
16. “Kiss Me Quick” by Elvis Presley
We can’t possibly forget about Elvis Presley and his many kissing songs. “Kiss Me Quick” was released in 1962 and became a hit in the US. The lyrics describe how Elvis is feeling – he wants to kiss his love quickly before she has a chance to change her mind.
17. “Kiss and Say Goodbye” by The Manhattans
“Kiss and Say Goodbye” is a sad song about saying goodbye to love. The Manhattans released the track in 1976, and it became a number-one hit in the US and a top-10 hit in a lot of countries.
The lyrics are about a couple who are breaking up, and they share one final kiss before going their separate ways.
18. “Kiss Me, Baby” by The Beach Boys
Here’s another kissing song from The Beach Boys. “Kiss Me, Baby” was released in 1965 and is a track off of The Beach Boys Today! album.
The lyrics are about a guy who is trying to woo a girl, and he’s hoping that a kiss will seal the deal. You can stream this song on all music platforms out there.
19. “Shut Up and Kiss Me” by Mary Chapin Carpenter
Next on the list is “Shut Up and Kiss Me” by Mary Chapin Carpenter. This song was released in 1994 and is taken from the album Stones in the Road.
The lyrics are about a woman who is fed up with all of the games that her lover is playing. She just wants him to be honest and tell her that he loves her – and then she wants him to kiss her. You can find this song on all major music streaming platforms.
20. “A Kiss to Build a Dream On” by Louis Armstrong
Finishing up the list is “A Kiss to Build a Dream On” by Louis Armstrong. This song was released in 1951 and has been covered by many artists over the years. You can find it on his album with the same title.
These are just a few of the many songs out there about kissing. If you’re ever feeling romantic or just want to listen to some good music, be sure to give these tracks a listen. You might just find your new favorite song!