Are you looking for a unique way to express your love this Valentine’s day? Or you may be searching for a wedding song that perfectly describes your love story.
Regardless of why you’re looking for piano love songs to play on the piano, today’s post will give you several great options across various genres.
Without further ado, let’s get started!
Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John
Let’s start with one of the greatest love songs of all time (or at least those in the Disney franchise!): Elton John’s “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.”
This classic tune is perfect for playing on the piano if you want to make a romantic gesture. Its slow melody and simple chords make it a great song to learn on the instrument. And the vocal range is also versatile, making it a great option if you want to sing along.
I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
Easily one of the most romantic songs of all time, Whitney Houston’s remake of “I Will Always Love You” is perfect for those moments when you want to express your deepest love and commitment. Initially written by Dolly Parton, this song has been covered countless times by artists from all genres.
The piano version of this song is incredibly moving, as it allows you to focus on the heartfelt lyrics and melody. Plus, it’s a great way to show off your skills if you’re an intermediate player.
Come Away with Me – Norah Jones
Norah Jones’ “Come Away With Me” is an excellent choice if you’re looking for something a bit more subtle. The piano arrangement of this pop-jazz song expertly captures the essence of love in a relaxed and romantic way.
This track also has gorgeous chord changes and moments of harmonic complexity that will challenge even the most experienced pianists.
Clair de Lune – Claude Debussy
One of the most beautiful pieces of classical music, Claude Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” is perfect for showing your special someone how much they mean to you.
This piano piece’s dreamy, almost hypnotic quality will transport you and your partner to a romantic place. Clair de Lune works well as background music or as the processional for the wedding party during a wedding ceremony.
The complexity of this piano solo also provides some additional challenges for more advanced players. This piece can easily be considered the original classic wedding song!
My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
No list of romantic piano love songs would be complete without Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On.” This song is one of the most iconic love ballads of all time. It remains a favorite in both karaoke bars and wedding receptions.
The piano arrangement of this track is simple yet powerful, perfectly conveying the lyrics’ emotion. Plus, this song’s beautiful arrangements at all levels make it a great choice whether you’re a beginner or an advanced pianist.
The Story – Brandi Carlile
This gem of a love song is slightly off the mainstream path, but don’t let that fool you. This song is just as romantic and moving as any other love song.
The piano arrangement of this track is perfect for anyone looking for a unique love song to play for their special someone. This song allows any budding pianist to dial up or down the chord structure, creating a sense of peace or urgency.
It has unmatched harmonic interest and chord changes that keep your fingers busy while the soulful melody tugs at your heartstrings.
If you’re looking for something unique, don’t pass this one up!
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
This classic tune has been covered countless times by artists from all genres, and it’s just as beautiful when played on the piano.
The lyrics of this song are perfect for expressing your love for each other in the most profound way. It’s a sweet reminder that even in this chaotic world, the one thing that will remain constant is your love for each other.
All of Me – John Legend
John Legend’s “All of Me” is another one of those popular songs that’s perfect for playing on the piano. Legend wrote the Grammy Award-nominated pop song for his wife, which has been popularized as a wedding love song ever since.
The piano arrangement of this track includes many variations, so no matter your skill level, you can find one that suits your playing style. The slow tempo of this song makes it perfect for expressing love and appreciation in a meaningful way.
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” is one of the most romantic songs ever written. It was initially released as a single in 2017 and has since become popular for weddings and other special occasions.
This beautiful song is easily adapted to a stunning arrangement on the piano. Whether you’re playing this track at a wedding or just in the comfort of your own home, it’s sure to leave you and your loved one feeling connected and fulfilled.
To Make You Feel My Love – Garth Brooks
This sweet, sentimental song by country legend Garth Brooks is a timeless classic. Its simplicity adds to the aesthetic of this great love song.
And the chord progression is basic, so it’s the perfect song for anyone who wants to try accompanying themselves while singing. If you’re new to playing this piano, give this one a try!
Ave Maria – Franz Schubert
Although the song itself is not technically a love song, Ave Maria is one of the most popular processional songs for weddings. It’s a gorgeous piece whether played solo or with a vocalist.
This piece is perfect for intermediate to advanced pianists, as it has a lot of beauty and complexity. The song builds on an incredibly powerful harmonic foundation that will leave your guests in awe, especially when performed by a gifted vocalist.
There are many different arrangements for all levels of this piece. Advanced pianists may enjoy the Franz Liszt version.
Liebestraum #3 – Franz Liszt
And speaking of Liszt, this next one is one of the most famous classical pieces of all time. Liszt published a set of 3 works whose title translates to Dreams of Love in 1850.
The third piece in the work is the most famous of the set and was inspired by a poem about unconditional love.
Although Liszt has a reputation for composing challenging music, the original transcription for this piece can be managed by late intermediate-level pianists. The piece begins with a fairly sparse, simply left hand accompaniment and blossoms into sparkling right hand ornaments by partway through.
The entire song takes work to master, but it’s one of the most beautiful piano songs in the classical repertoire. It can easily be considered the original love theme of the romantic music genre.
And if you’re looking for a tutorial on this piece, check out this video by Dr. Josh Wright. He’s an outstanding piano teacher and mentor who offers a course on playing and performing classical piano music. You can learn more by reading my ProPractice review post.
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Try Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You for a fun, upbeat take on traditional love songs. This upbeat song will liven up any occasion, and it’s surprisingly easy for beginner pianists.
As with most pop songs, the harmonic pattern of this song is repetitive, allowing you to dress it up or down depending on the occasion. It’s an insanely fun piece that will have you and your love grinning ear to ear by the end!
Endless Love – Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
Try Endless Love by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross for an iconic love ballad. This classic track is sure to pull at your heartstrings with its enduring message of unconditional love.
The intro starts with a simple chord progression that’s easy enough for any beginner pianist to learn. And the rest of the song follows a basic pattern that is easy enough to play once you have the chords down.
Plus, if you’re feeling brave enough, there are lots of opportunities to create tasty harmonic variations that’ll show off your musicality. This song is sure to leave your partner completely smitten!
Strip it Down – Luke Bryan
This sultry country hit is guaranteed to spice up your night! The chord progression is straightforward, making it approachable for beginners and more advanced pianists.
The verses are very sparse, allowing a lot of room to add your own flavor. And the chorus is an excellent opportunity to really show off your chops!
Although Strip it Down is an unconventional choice, it’s one of my all-time favorite country hits!
No matter what you choose, playing one of these beautiful pieces on the piano is sure to bring a special feeling of love and appreciation from that special someone.
The next time you’re sharing an intimate moment with your significant other, why not make it extra special by adding the perfect piece of music? Whether that be Ed Sheeran, Garth Brooks, or Franz Schubert–the options are limitless! Just pick a piece that resonates with you and your love and trust me, if it’s heartfelt enough, you won’t be disappointed.
Who knows? Maybe one day you’ll even have “your song!”
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