10 Best Piano Love Songs!
10 Piano Songs to Love
Welcome to the place where you can hear the 10 best, most moving, most romantic love songs ever performed on the piano. This video list consists of rather simple compositions that let the piano speak for itself. Nothing too fancy here, just music to hit your heartstrings.
Whether you play the recorded version or learn to play it on the piano, these 10 songs will make anyone fall in lööve! (With you?)
#1: My Heart Will Go On (Titanic Theme Song)
Well this one is really a no-brainer, you just have to know/learn it! My Heart Will Go On sung by Céline Dion is the theme song/love theme of the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic, with music by James Horner, lyrics by Will Jennings, and production by Walter Afanasieff.
#2: A Thousand Miles (Vanessa Carlton)
A Thousand Miles is an awesome love song: after one listen, it will be playing inside your head for weeks. This is a pop song written by American singer Vanessa Carlton and recorded for her 2002 debut album Be Not Nobody. Originally titled "Interlude," in the original version piano plays a major part.
#3: Always (Bon Jovi)
Nostalgic and beautiful, Always is a power ballad by Bon Jovi. It was released as a single from their 1994 album, Cross Road, and went on to become their best-selling single. The song reached #4 in the U.S. billboard charts, #2 on the top 40 mainstream, and was also an international hit (hitting #2 in both the United Kingdom and Australia and #4 in Germany).
(I've included a great cover version here.)
#4: Viva Forever (The Spice Girls)
Touching and gentle, Viva Forever is a song the Spice Girls did for their second album, Spiceworld. Originally set to be released alongside the track Never Give Up on the Good Times, the B-Side was then pulled as member Geri Halliwell left the group. The song was released on July 20, 1998 in the United Kingdom and won positive reviews from critics. Sputnikmusic called it "a genuinely great song," deemed it "sincerely moving," and said, "never would I have imagined the Spice Girls could pull off a song like this."
(Piano isn't prominent in this version, which is mostly characterized by flamenco guitar, but it would work well on piano and I included it here anyway because it's so great.)
#5: My Immortal (Evanescence)
This is a really touching, somewhat sad song that's just so good to play on the piano! My Immortal is a song by American rock band Evanescence that was released on December 8, 2003 as the third single from their debut album, Fallen. It was written entirely by former guitarist Ben Moody with the exception of the bridge, which was later added by Amy Lee, and produced by Dave Fortman. It has since become their second-highest charting single, peaking in the top ten of more than ten countries. It was certified Gold status by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on February 17, 2009, selling more than 500,000 copies.
(I've included an excellent cover version for you here.)
#6: Passion (Hikaru Utada)
This song is rare and not many people have heard it but poor them, because it is just terrific! Listen to this gorgeous cover version now and you'll see what I mean. Passion is a song by Hikaru Utada, that was released in Japan as a single on December 14, 2005. It was used as the theme song for the Disney Interactive Studios/Square Enix game Kingdom Hearts II in Japan, while an English version, also sung by Utada, titled Sanctuary, was used for the international release of the game.
#7: A Whole New World (from Disney's Aladdin)
A Whole New World from Disney's Aladdin... let's face it, almost everyone has watched this movie and its popularity has a lot to do with this song. Learn it! This piece doesn't need any animation to sound fabulous so I've included a cover version for you here. It's a duet between the primary characters Aladdin and Jasmine about the new world they are going to discover together. A Whole New World is the Oscar-winning featured pop single composed by Alan Menken, with lyrics by Tim Rice.
#8: Numb (Linkin Park)
Numb, a nice, touching melody, is foolproof. Everyone has heard it, and for good reason. It's a song by American rock band Linkin Park that was released as the third single from their second studio album, Meteora, and is listed as the final track on the record. One of Linkin Park's most-well known and critically acclaimed songs, Numb topped the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart for 12 weeks!
#9: Everytime (Britney Spears)
Okay, I know... it's Britney. But still, this song is impressive and excellent for piano. Every time is a song by American recording artist Britney Spears from her fourth album, In the Zone. It was released on May 17, 2004, by Jive Records, as the third single from the album. After Spears ended her relationship with pop singer Justin Timberlake, she made friends with her backing vocalist Annet Artani. They began writing songs together: Every time was their dual effort.
Okay, so the piano on this cover is slightly out of tune, but still....
#10: Everytime We Touch (Cascada)
This was a huge hit in 2006: you will understand why when you play it! Every time We Touch is the debut Eurodance track by German act Cascada, which borrows the chorus from the song Every time We Touch from Maggie Reilly's 1992 album Echoes. The song was produced by Manuel Reuter and Yann Pfeiffer and received a positive reception from music critics. In the United States, it reached the top 10 in 2006, peaking at #10, and became certified double platinum by the RIAA.
More Romantic Piano Songs
(Because I can't stop at just 10!)
Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy. While 110% of girls have probably watched Twilight and heard this song, -10% of boys have, though. "Clair de lune"—meaning "moonlight" in French—is one of the Suite bergamasque's four movements. The suite was first composed by Debussy around 1890 but was significantly revised just before its publication in 1905. It seems that by the time a publisher came to Debussy to have these pieces published, Debussy loathed the earlier piano style in which they were written. While it is not known how much of the Suite was written in 1890 and how much was written in 1905, we do know that Debussy changed the names of at least two of the pieces.
In the End by Linkin Park. This is another no-brainer. Easy to play: the repeating "voice part" TI-TI-TI x 100 might be too much, but the intro and chorus are nice, though.
Apologize by OneRepublic. Just so good, easy to find, and easy to play ----> dummyproof. Apologize (marketed in many countries using the British/English spelling "Apologise") is a song written by OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder for their debut album Dreaming Out Loud. A remix version was included on the Timbaland album, Shock Value, and on the deluxe version of Dreaming Out Loud.
Finally, Hokage's Funeral and The 14th Song are decent for manga/anime lovers!
BTW, this is just my list of personal faves. Everyone should have their own likes. Add yours to the comments section below!