When the word “heart” comes to mind, we often associate it with emotions, particularly love and affection. Whether it’s a soft rock or pop track, there will always be songs that speak different stories of the heart.
Here is a curated list of 20 songs from various genres that mention the “heart” in their lyrics.
- 1. “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion
- 2. “Stereo Hearts” by Gym Class Heroes
- 3. “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” by One Direction
- 4. “Anyone Who Had a Heart” by Dusty Springfield
- 5. “All Of My Heart” by ABC
- 6. “Foolish Heart” by Steve Perry
- 7. “Take These Chains From My Heart” by Ray Charles
- 8. “Heart Of Gold” by Neil Young
- 9. “Bonfire Heart” by James Blunt
- 10. “Let your Heart Dance” by Secret Affair
- 11. “This Is How a Heart Breaks” by Rob Thomas
- 12. “Straight from the Heart” by Bryan Adams
- 13. “Raining In My Heart” by Buddy Holly
- 14. “Heart Break” by Lady Antebellum
- 15. “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” by Elton John and Kiki Dee
- 16. “Tearin’ Up My Heart” by NSync
- 17. “Heart Of The Sunrise” by Yes
- 18. “You’re in my Heart” by Rod Stewart
- 19. “Unbreak My Heart” by Toni Braxton
- 20. “I’ll Never Break Your Heart” by Backstreet Boys
- Final Words
1. “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion
This song is considered one of the most romantic songs ever since its release. It serves as an intimate reminder to live life to the fullest. Featured in the iconic movie ‘Titanic,’ its beautiful lyrics convey the message that even in the face of hardships and unfulfilled desires, you must continue moving forward.
The song begins softly, gradually building up until it reaches a powerful climax with soaring high notes. Celine Dion’s powerful vocals make sure that the audience understands the importance of persevering.
2. “Stereo Hearts” by Gym Class Heroes
In this song the heart is represented by a stereo wherein you can tune in and listen to whatever beat and music it can play. It talks about how the heart beats differently for people it loves. The lyrics suggest that if you listen closely enough, you will understand the real feelings of love and its intentions.
With Adam Levine’s smooth vocals in the chorus, the track reaches new heights of catchy pop and hip-hop fusion, making it a truly enjoyable track.
3. “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” by One Direction
This is a song that dwells on sadness caused by a broken heart. The song speaks about the regret of being lonely because of losing someone you love and the bittersweet memories that linger with the pain.
Despite the melancholy lyrics, the song has an upbeat feel and left a lasting impact on the music scene upon its initial release.
4. “Anyone Who Had a Heart” by Dusty Springfield
Anyone Who Had a Heart is a very emotional song that speaks about feelings of despair. The lyrics talk about the vulnerability of the heart, emphasizing its need for affection and compassion. The song suggests that ideal match for a loving heart is a person who is pure and capable of loving in return.
Other versions of the song made a good rendition but this classic rendition by Dusty Springfield gave it a more emotional vibe.
5. “All Of My Heart” by ABC
This is a classic song for all those people who find themselves in love with someone who doesn’t love them back. The song discusses the hopelessness that comes in a situation like that and all those wishful thoughts that we waste time and effort on.
The song is a subtle nod to move on and use the energy to find people who will love you in return.
6. “Foolish Heart” by Steve Perry
Many times, we go to great lengths and do daring things just to get the love of someone who may not feel the same way about us. This song talks about all the foolish things the heart makes us do and the risks we take.
In this song, Steve Perry tells his listeners to stay calm and avoid getting hurt again by putting too much effort to unrequited love. The song conveys the message that we should stop allowing our heart to beat for someone who has caused us pain in the past, avoiding to repeat the same mistakes.
7. “Take These Chains From My Heart” by Ray Charles
This singer is talking to his unrequited love and asking they free them from all those feelings of love that have kept him chained. It’s a heartfelt plea for liberation, so they can let go of those feelings and find someone who truly deserves their love.
The song talks about the unwanted feeling of love that a person needs to stop to avoid getting hurt again.
8. “Heart Of Gold” by Neil Young
This song refers to a person with a heart of gold. The singer is on a journey to find someone who is compassionate and kind. Neil Young approves of love where you find someone who never gets tired of giving.
9. “Bonfire Heart” by James Blunt
James Blunt is talking about a new love that caused a spark and livened up the darkness around him like a bonfire lights up the night. This is a catchy song is about togetherness and love that makes a person happy,
10. “Let your Heart Dance” by Secret Affair
This feel-good classic song is about letting it all out for joy and dancing to your heart’s content! There are no certain rules in this life and all you need to do is to let your heart dance.
The lyrics of the song talk about freedom and the heart needs to be able to do all that it desires to for it to be happy.
11. “This Is How a Heart Breaks” by Rob Thomas
Rob Thomas speaks about the process of being in love. At first, we think that it’s everything we ever dreamed of as it captures and inspires us but then we realize that everything is not as it appears. The song is a tribute to broken hearts and all the disappointment that comes with it.
12. “Straight from the Heart” by Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams believes that we should tell our feelings directly if we feel them. The singer uses his lyrics and strong vocals to convey that if we are lucky enough in love, we must be frank about telling somebody what we feel.
13. “Raining In My Heart” by Buddy Holly
The rain in this song is used to describe the tears we shed when we lose someone we love. The song talks about the sadness deep inside and holding back the tears because of heartache from somebody that is gone.
Just like you cannot stop the rain, you cannot stop the tears that flow out of your eyes after losing someone you love.
14. “Heart Break” by Lady Antebellum
This song is for all those who rely on being in a relationship to be happy. This track wants you to know that you are enough for yourself and can find happiness on your own. This song tells you to take a break from relationships because your heart deserves a break.
15. “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” by Elton John and Kiki Dee
This Elton John classic talks about letting somebody into your life and making them promise that they will not break your heart. It’s a light and joyful song about opening your heart to love and happiness.
16. “Tearin’ Up My Heart” by NSync
One of NSync’s most famous videos, the song talks about the pain of being in a relationship with someone and the hurt you feel when they go. It feels like someone is tearing up your heart from the inside and the pain is unbearable and you cannot decide whether to stay or go away.
17. “Heart Of The Sunrise” by Yes
Heart Of The Sunrise is a very uplifting song that tells its listeners to pursue their dreams even if the society tries to hold them back to conform to their standards. It is a motivating song that encourages people to listen to their heart and follow their dreams like the power and energy of the sunrise.
18. “You’re in my Heart” by Rod Stewart
This classic song by Rod Stewart is a powerful rendition for the person you love. The song discusses how the singer fell in love with the physical attributes and gradually discovering and appreciating their unique personality traits.
The track praises every trait of their loved one. It is a perfect tribute for people in love and how you want to grow old with them. It speaks about how you adore that person so much that they become a natural part of you.
19. “Unbreak My Heart” by Toni Braxton
This song tells about the desperation of letting someone return to your life and undo the damages that they caused by “unbreaking” your heart. It is hoping for somebody that will bring comfort in your life after causing heartache.
The soulful lyrics and Toni Brqaxton’s powerful vocals have the power to move anyone who has experienced pain and heartache.
20. “I’ll Never Break Your Heart” by Backstreet Boys
The Backstreet Boys made a splash with this song as it became an anthem for lovers. It is heartening to hear a group of boys promise to forever love and care and not cause any heartache to their partner.
The song passionately appeals to their loved one, pleading for an opportunity to shower them with happiness. It’s a guarantee of unconditional love translated into this song which makes it a crowd favorite.
And there you have it! The compilation of songs with “Heart” in the title never fails to strike a chord! We hope that each song on the list resonates deeply within you, and we encourage you to watch the linked videos in the description.
We have tried to include a wide variety of songs from different genres and different phases of the heart. This list caters to everyone’s taste, and we believe that the lyrics and the artists’ interpretations will definitely tug at your heartstrings. As we all know, pouring your heart into everything you do adds meaning and value to life.