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An anniversary is a special time for a couple. It’s not every day that you set aside the time to celebrate your relationship, be it your 10th wedding anniversary or celebrating one year of dating, it’s time to stop and give each other a high five and love it up a little. But you need a key essential to seal the deal: an anniversary song to remember.
Indeed, music and romance go hand in hand. Compiling the right background soundtrack helps set the mood for your party for two. If you want to plan a romantic rendezvous, the finishing flourish is the music.
So we set out to find the selection of love songs that cover all your bases and created the ultimate romantic Spotify® playlist of the top anniversary songs. If music be the food of love, play on!
Your Spotify® Anniversary Playlist
25 anniversary songs about celebrating someone you love
1. All Of You – John Legend
The ultimate in delightfully sweet love songs, celebrating commitment and unconditional love, this love ballad is our number one anniversary love song for pulling at all the right heartstrings.
Lovestruck lyric: ‘Cause all of me loves all of you / Love your curves and all your edges / All your perfect imperfections
2. Yellow – Coldplay
A simple but steady declaration that your partner is the light of your life, with its laid back melody it’s bound to ease you both into your anniversary festivities.
Lovestruck lyric: Look at the stars / Look how they shine for you
3. The Best Is Yet To Come – Frank Sinatra
When you want to up the ante and celebrate with a little extra class, who better than ‘Ol Blue Eyes himself. From a love song for your first anniversary to favorite anniversary songs for parents, this is a stylish celebration of love and all that’s yet to come.
Lovestruck lyric: Best is yet to come and babe, won’t it be fine? / You think you’ve seen the sun, but you ain’t seen it shine
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4. Eight Days A Week – The Beatles
Get on your feet and get moving to this Beatles’ classic – the golden oldie anniversary song to dance to.
Lovestruck lyric: Ain’t got nothing but love, babe / Eight days a week
5. Dance Me To The End Of Love – Leonard Cohen
With its crooning poetic lyrics, this is the ideal song to enjoy an anniversary waltz. You’re going to want to hold on tight as master musician Mr. Cohen dances you to the end of love.
Lovestruck lyric: Dance me very tenderly and dance me very long / We’re both of us beneath our love, we’re both of us above / Dance me to the end of love
6. Everything – Michael Buble
This slick ballad says it all – slip into a tuxedo and tell your partner that they’re your everything.
Lovestruck lyric: You’re every line, you’re every word, you’re everything / You’re every song, and I sing along
7. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
For when you want to laugh about the time you met in a bar and danced until the early hours to cheesy, catchy tunes. The ultimate anniversary song for her – let her know you will do the distance!
Lovestruck lyric: And I would walk five hundred more / Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles / To fall down at your door
8. How Deep Is Your Love – Bee Gees
Want to host an anniversary song karaoke? This smooth love song begs a couples’ sing off and is the romantic classic to give you some cool 70s street credit in the romance department.
Lovestruck lyric: When they all should let us be / We belong to you and me
9. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Remind your partner that you’re in it for the long-haul – whether times are good or bad, happy or sad! You also can’t go wrong with this song selection if you’re looking for an anniversary song/wedding dance number to last alongside your relationship.
Lovestruck lyric: ‘Cause you… make me feel so brand new…/ And I… want to spend my life with you…
10. Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
This is a top anniversary song thanks to its message of acceptance –turn on the charm with the silky serenade to real love.
Lovestruck lyric: And when you smile (smile, smile…) / The whole world stops and stares for a while / ‘Cause, girl, you’re amazing (amazing) / Just the way you are (are)
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11. Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
The 90’s pop classic is a smooth and sexy love song about forever kind of love. Turn up the volume and hold each other a little closer!
Lovestruck lyric: I’ll be your hope I’ll be your love / Be everything that you need / I’ll love you more with every breath / Truly, madly, deeply do
12. Please Forgive Me – Bryan Adams
What anniversary playlist would be complete without a booming Bryan Adams ballad? It reminds you the best part of lasting love – it can still feel like the first night together!
Lovestruck lyric: Please forgive me if I need you like I do / Please believe me / Every word I say is true / Please forgive me / I can’t stop loving you
13. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
With the head nodding, booty bopping 60s classic, the Beach Boys will have you smiling your way through your anniversary date.
Lovestruck lyric: I may not always love you / But long as there are stars above you / You never need to doubt it / I’ll make you so sure about it
14. Wonderwall – Oasis
This stripped down cult love song knows that sometimes relationships are also tough but at the end of the day, you made it together. And celebrate the hell out of that.
Lovestruck lyric: Because maybe, you’re gonna be the one that saves me / And after all, you’re my wonderwall
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15. Always – Bon Jovi
This belting song lifts you up as it powers up to the crescendo – let your love song be played out loud!
Lovestruck lyric: And I will love you, baby, always / And I’ll be there forever and a day, always / I’ll be there ’til the stars don’t shine / ‘Til the heavens burst and the words don’t rhyme
16. Your Body Is A Wonderland – John Mayer
A little bit of adoration is never wasted. Slip into each other’s arms and enjoy the wonder of your love.
Lovestruck lyric: I know you’re mine all mine all mine / But you look so good it hurts sometimes / Your body is a wonderland
17. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
With just enough rhythm and soul to keep you grooving, this sexy number is a special anniversary song from wife to husband and any smitten partners who just want to say I like doing life with you!
Lovestruck lyric: And darling I will be loving you ’til we’re 70 / And baby my heart could still fall as hard at 23 / And I’m thinking ’bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways / Maybe just the touch of a hand / Oh me I fall in love with you every single day
18. Hanging By A Moment – Lifehouse
Easing in with a cool guitar riff, make time freeze and love up on your anniversary with this soft rock melody.
Lovestruck lyric: I’m falling even more in love with you / Letting go of all I’ve held onto / I’m standing here until you make me move / I’m hanging by a moment here with you
19. Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
Lift the mood and create your own sexy ambiance with this 50 Shades of Grey theme song.
Lovestruck lyric: So love me like you do, la-la-love me like you do / Love me like you do, la-la-love me like you do / Touch me like you do, ta-ta-touch me like you do / What are you waiting for?
20. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
This one is for those moments when you want the rest of the world to disappear. Hold hands and indulge in your own special space that only you two know.
Lovestruck lyric: If I lay here/ If I just lay here / Would you lie with me and just forget the world?
21. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Sexy and fun, this love song sounds like a holiday in the sun. On your anniversary, remind your lover that you’re all theirs!
Lovestruck lyric: There’s no need to complicate / Our time is short / This is our fate, I’m yours
22. My Girl – The Temptations
The Temptations showing you how to ramp up the romance. Play it loud and proud.
Lovestruck lyric: I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day / When it’s cold outside I’ve got the month of May / Well I guess you’d say / What can make me feel this way? / My girl (my girl, my girl)
23. All My Life – K-Ci & JoJo
Your love has got sass, it’s got soul and when you want to say thank you, this anniversary song selection has the lyrics and beat to boot.
Lovestruck lyric: You are the only one you are my everything and for you this song I sing
24. Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls
This song is made for slow dancing. Turn the lights down low, and hold each other tight.
Lovestruck lyrics: And I’d give up forever to touch you / Cause I know that you feel me somehow / You’re the closest to heaven that I’ll ever be / And I don’t want to go home right now
25. You’re Still The One – Shania Twain
A little country style cheese to remind you on your anniversary who your number one is. Kick off your celebrations with a twang.
Lovestruck lyric: You’re still the one I run to / The one that I belong to / You’re still the one I want for life
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If we missed out on your favorite anniversary song suggestion, let us know in the comments below. Missing the person you love? Listen to our songs about missing someone here