Fun fact: I create soundtracks for all of my books. They’re usually pretty detailed, and often each scene will have a specific song assigned to it. I also include a few songs that capture the overall vibe of the book. Some playlists feature one genre heavily (for example, Primal Instinct had a lot of classic rock on its playlist), and others are more of a mix.
I’ve noticed that certain songs keep popping up on my playlists, so I thought I’d share some of those songs with you. Scroll down for your ultimate romance playlist.
Butterflies by Kacey Musgraves
Sweet and emotional.
Shallow by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
This song makes me think of that moment at the end of the book when either the hero or the heroine makes a grand gesture and pledges their undying love to the other. Swoon.
Mine by Bazzi
This belongs on every sex scene playlist. Is it getting hot in here, or is it just me?
Sure Thing by Miguel
The vibe of this song is pure sex, but the lyrics are all love.
Kiss Me by Ed Sheeran
The perfect song for that first kiss scene with all the butterflies.
It’s You by Zayn
An angsty song perfect for that moment when the hero realizes the heroine might just be the one for him, even though he’s been fighting it.
You Make My Dreams by Hall and Oates
The ultimate cheesy happy in love bop. This works really well for the honeymoon phase when it seems like everything’s going to work out, and they can’t see the storm clouds up ahead.
Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley
Straight up proposal vibes.
You + Me by You and Me
Oh, hi, are you my soulmate?
This is just a small sampling of what I have on my list—there are so many good ones it was hard to choose! What are your favorite romantic songs?