Ahh, love. Warm hearts, butterflies, light-headedness, goosebumps. No, we’re not talking about chicken pox, we’re talking about the art of love. No genre embraces love like country music and these following songs are proof of that. From the boot-tapping dance songs to the best first wedding songs, here are some country songs that Cupid would put on his iPod immediately.
“Amazed” – Lonestar
This love song by Lonestar is their highest and longest charted single. It actually was the last country song to top the Billboard Hot 100 charts until 2012 when Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” was released.
“It’s Your Love” – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
A love song of major proportions, this song actually features country music’s own royal couple Tim McGraw & Faith Hill. If you watch the music video, you can see Faith Hill noticeably pregnant with their first child Gracie.
“Love Story” – Taylor Swift
This Romeo & Juliet song fortunately comes with a happy ending. Swift wrote this song about a boy her family and friends didn’t approve of, relating it to the tragic love story by William Shakespeare. This song was also deemed quintuple platinum by RIAA, that’s five times platinum.
“Lost In This Moment” – Big & Rich
This was Big & Rich’s first number one hit and actually was co-written by fellow country artist Keith Anderson.
“I Cross My Heart” – George Strait
“I Cross My Heart” is the finale song for the movie Pure Country, which starred George Strait.
“Some Hearts” – Carrie Underwood
Did you know this song was originally supposed to be released by Belinda Carlisle, but never made the final track listing for her album. In 2005, Carrie Underwood covered the song as the title track of her album.
“Don’t Happen Twice” – Kenny Chesney
This love song tells of a man meeting his first love after a period of time and her asking if he remembered. He then tells about all the times they were together and that things like that don’t happen twice in someone’s life.
“Then” – Brad Paisley
This ballad showcases Brad Paisley’s smooth vocals and became his 10th consecutive number one single.
“(Kissed You) Goodnight” – Gloriana
Everyone’s been in that situation where you just aren’t sure if you should kiss someone after a night out or not and this song by the trio is the ultimate ode to making the first move to a happy life. Of course, it doesn’t mean we still won’t be nervous as all get out!
“Come A Little Closer” – Dierks Bentley
Dierks Bentley decided to push the sexy envelope when he released this song about wanting to take a girl to bed. The song delves into the physical love a relationship lives on.
“Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” – Thompson Square
Thompson Square’s GRAMMY nominated single is their first number one hit as a band. It’s a love song that goes through the journey of being nervous to make the first move all the way to the wedding day and the future of the couple.
“You’re Still The One” – Shania Twain
Shania Twain wrote this love song as an ode to her relationship with Mutt Lange after people criticized her for being with him just to further her career. She wrote the song to explain her feelings for Lange to the country world.
“How Forever Feels” – Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney almost didn’t release this hit love song because Tim McGraw had already cut it. Thankfully, McGraw didn’t release it and actually told Chesney it fit his style more than his own.
“Somebody Like You” – Keith Urban
This upbeat ode to love spent over 40 weeks on the charts and was ranked by Billboard as the number one country song for the first decade of the 21st century.