Now that no at-home proposal would be complete without the perfect song to propose to, we round up the best proposal songs.
Lockdown has put a lot of things on hold, but your proposal doesn’t have to be one of them. For the couples that are currently enjoying the longest staycation ever, make the most of the time you have together and plan a special way to pop the question.
To make it easier for you, Learning Jewellery have conducted a study to find the top ten most popular songs to propose to. For the perfect romantic atmosphere, turn up the volume and turn down the lights for a guaranteed ‘yes!’
10 Best Songs To Propose To
The ultimate proposal playlist:
- All of Me – John Legend
- Perfect – Ed Sheeran
- Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
- A Thousand Year – Christina Perri
- Make You Feel My Love – Adele
- Marry You – Bruno Mars
- Marry Me – Train
- On Bended Knee – Boyz II Men
- Just Say Yes – Snow Patrol
- I Swear – All-4-One
All Of Me by John Legend
Perfect for: The big romantics.
It’s hard to think of anything more romantic than the music video to this song, featuring John Legend’s wife, and inspiration for the song, Chrissy Teigen. So it’s no surprise that it featured in 100% of the proposal playlists on Spotify, and is the most popular song to propose to. It’s also a great one for the wedding receptions to get all guests singing and dancing along to.
Perfect by Ed Sheeran
Perfect for: childhood sweethearts.
The master of romantic ballads, this song has the sweetest lyrics to listen to while you get down on one knee. One of the infamous lyrics describes how Ed and his wife Cherry dance together while “listening to our favourite song”. If this song is your partner’s favourite, then play it while you dance together, before you pop the question.
Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
Perfect for: the whirlwind lovers.
Being the romantic that he is, it’s no surprise that Ed Sheeran features twice in this propsal playlist. In third place is Thinking Out Loud, and it’s the perfect song to surprise your partner with as you get down on one knee, while listening to Ed sing about finding love “right where we are”.
A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
Perfect for: old-fashioned loves.
It’s hard to hear this song without flashbacks of Edward Cullen and Bella Swan’s tumultuous Twilight love story, but maybe that’s why it’s so popular. For a love that will last forever (a thousand years, to be precise), play this song during your proposal.
Make You Feel My Love by Adele
Perfect for: The drama-lovers.
This romantic melody will guarantee a ‘yes!’ But there’s also a high-risk of waterworks. Adele’s lyrics are heartbreaking and heartwarming all at the same time, and it’s the perfect song to make them feel your love.
Marry You by Bruno Mars
Perfect for: fun-loving couples.
Nothing gets to the point like this song by Bruno Mars. A fun, upbeat declaration of love, it’s the perfect accompaniment to any at-home proposal. Take your date night to the next level and leave this song blaring while you pop the question.
Marry Me by Train
Perfect for: sweet and soppy couples.
When the question is in the song, there is no better way to cut to the chase and get down on one knee to your other half. Simple, to the point, and ever so romantic.
On Bended Knee by Boyz II Men
Perfect for: the ‘break up and make up’ couples.
When you’re quarantining together, it’s understandable that you might encounter a few spats with your partner along the way. But nothing washes away the tension better than this all-time favourite love song by Boyz II Men.
Just Say Yes by Snow Patrol
Perfect for: The passionate couple.
If you’re a little nervous for what your partner’s answer might be, why not push them in the right direction with this love song from the noughties. After all, who can say no to Snow Patrol?
I Swear by All-4-One
Perfect for: the ‘joined at the hip’ couple.
Any love-song list wouldn’t be complete without this classic song by All-4-One. For a proposal that promises your partner a lifetime of loyalty and love, this one can’t be beaten.
For more of the best songs to propose to, check out this proposal playlist on Spotify.
Why make a proposal playlist?
In case you had any doubts about how powerful choosing the right music for your proposal can be, Learning Jewellery spoke to music producer, Niraj Naik, about how important he thinks that special song can be when you pop the question.
“Not all music is going to help create a feeling of love, just the music you resonate with, Niraj explains.
“Music has a measurable physiological effect based on whether you resonate with it or not and music that resonates with you has the ability to light up all areas of your brain and boost low alpha brain waves associated with optimum cognitive function.”
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