From sexual freedom, to sacrifice, and self-confidence—a good love song can say a lot more than just a declaration of simple attraction. Janelle Monae, Kacey Musgraves, and even the late Prince have released songs in so far that have transcended the emotion into something greater, more complex, and ultimately more human. Robyn has been gone for eight long years, but her music has never been too far away. Welcome back, Robyn. Teyana Taylor's "Gonna Love Me" begins with an apology. They personify the emotion as a beach on an ocean, symbolizing the ebb and flow of relationships and the washing of sins. As the tide of their struggles recedes, it's all making love in the summertime. The inspiration for The Internet's "Come Over" is as simple as the message. With her silky smooth vocals, Syd imagines a life with this person where they just do couple things like watch TV in bed. That's real love right there.
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When talking about so far at Billboard , it's hard to avoid the fact that the chart year has only had 24 editions of the Hot , and Drake has been No. It's the most that any one artist has dominated the listing's top spot in a year's first six months this decade -- though shout-out to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' combined 11 weeks on top in the first half of -- and it essentially leaves the non-Drake part of the field wide open when it comes to discussing the year's best and biggest singles. But that's fine.
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We take our love songs very seriously, and if the past year is any indication of the bullshit we'll continue to encounter in , we're going to need them. Of course, there will always be a special place in our hearts for the classics , but there's nothing like a fresh song to put us in our feels five or 10? Hit play and pretend you're in a romantic music video with the best new love songs has to offer, below. Miley Cyrus is back and taking a very different route from her album, Younger Now.
Big names like Justin Timberlake , Kacey Musgraves , and Shawn Mendes were clearly feeling the love this year, singing about the perfect girl, getting butterflies, and "fallin' all in you. Even though only six of the selections on our Best Love Songs of playlist contain the word "love" in their titles, there's no shortage of lovey-dovey lyrics here. And our favorite tunes gave us some expert?