Love is in the air, and you’re ready to celebrate it with a song. And if you do play guitar and are looking for inspiration on the best ones to learn, here are 59 of the best guitar love songs.
Shania Twain’s “You’re Still The One” is one of the easiest love songs to play on guitar. With the beautiful melody and the powerful and emotional lyrics, anyone who will hear you play this song will surely be impressed.
Whether it’s a romantic evening with your significant other or an impromptu date night with your family and friends, these easy guitar love songs are sure to set the mood for your next jam session.
1. You’re Still The One by Shania Twain
“You’re Still the One” is not just a love song, it’s also a song that celebrates the kind of love that has stood the test of time.
This song was written by Shania Twain and her then-husband Mutt Lange who also produced it.
The lyrics are very positive and sentimental. They’re about someone who is singing about their love for another person—how they fell in love, how they met, and what they have been through together as a couple over all these years.
2. Foxy Lady by Jimi Hendrix
Hendrix is a legendary guitarist and this song is no exception. It’s the iconic guitar riff that most guitarists will recognize on first listen.
It was reportedly written about his girlfriend at the time, Heather Taylor (who later became his wife).
If you have ever seen Hendrix play live then you know this song should be played using electric guitars!
A recent article posted on this site discusses the differences in difficulty when playing a bass versus an acoustic guitar.
3. Love Me Do by The Beatles
This song is an oldie but a goodie, and it’s an easy song to remember how to play.
If you don’t know the barre chords for this one yet, don’t worry—all you need are a few basic chords to play like you’re Paul McCartney.
Did you know that while McCartney is right-handed, he prefers playing using his weaker side? If you’re wondering if a lefty can play a right-handed guitar, you should check out this recent article I wrote!
If you want to add some fun flair, try playing it using a capo on the second fret. This will give your voice a higher pitch and make your guitar sound like The Beatles from long ago!
4. Better Together by Jack Johnson
This tune is about the joys of being in love with someone, and it was released as a single from Jack Johnson’s 2006 album “In Between Dreams.”
Upbeat and catchy, the song talks about a relationship that is going well and how it makes you feel.
The opening guitar riff features some sliding up-and-down chords with a little bluesy flair. It even has room for improvisation if you want to play around with it on your own.
5. You’re Beautiful by James Blunt
This song is one of those songs that has been played by people all over the world a million times, and it just never gets old.
There’s something romantic about the guitar chords and the easy-to-learn melody.
The best part of this song is that while it sounds great on acoustic guitar (and even better with some finger picking), most beginners can learn how to play it using just some basic open chords—so anyone can play along!
6. Your Body Is A Wonderland by John Mayer
“Your Body Is A Wonderland” is a song about being in love with a woman. The guitar riff has a very catchy sound, and the lyrics describe how beautiful this woman’s body is.
The song was nominated for several Grammy Awards, including Best Male Pop Vocal Performance (which it won). Indeed, it’s one of the best acoustic songs.
This song would be a good choice for practicing fingerpicking as well.
7. Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton is a famous guitarist and “Wonderful Tonight” is his most well-known guitar love song.
It was originally a hit for him in 1977, but it’s been covered by countless artists since then.
Written for Pattie Boyd, the same woman who inspired The Beatles’ “Something”, this easy-to-learn tune has just five major chords and some simple strumming patterns.
8. Always by Bon Jovi
This song is a classic. It’s been covered by many artists, and it’s one of Bon Jovi’s best-selling singles.
The guitar solo is simple and easy to play, making it perfect for beginners. Plus this song will make any woman swoon!
It can be played on acoustic or electric guitar, but we suggest playing it on acoustic since the soft tone matches well with this romantic ballad.
9. Heaven by Bryan Adams
In 1985, Bryan Adams released “Heaven.”
This single gave him commercial success and helped him become a household name in pop culture.
If you like simple songs with easy chord progressions and a catchy melody, then this one is for you. You can play it in as few as five chords and sing along to your heart’s content!
10. Faithfully by Journey
As one of Journey’s most famous hits, “Faithfully” is a rock song in the classic rock band’s extensive collection.
A great love song made for beginners, this tune doesn’t require much more than five easy chords to play.
Classic Rock magazine named this tune The Greatest Power Ballad Ever Recorded in rock history.
11. All Of Me by John Legend
This is a sweet song dedicated to Legend’s wife, Chrissy Teigen.
Although it requires about 10 chords in total, the slow tempo will still make it fairly easy to learn. The chorus is simple and repetitive, so you can practice that part over and over without getting bored.
If you’re looking for the best love songs that make women go crazy then this could be one for you!
12. I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing by Aerosmith
A classic power ballad, “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” by Aerosmith is the perfect choice for those who want to impress their loved ones with the guitar.
The lyrics are romantic and easy to learn on guitar, so if you’re looking for something that will appeal to both men and women, this is a good bet.
Plus it was famously featured in Armageddon—a 1998 movie that has since become a cult classic.
13. Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
“Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol is a famous love song of this generation.
The Irish rock band’s most famous single to date, it’s played in a lot of movies and shows.
A lot of people can recognize the songs with just the first few notes. It’s also an easy one to strum away with just 5 chords!
14. Something by The Beatles
This classic love song is written by George Harrison and performed by The Beatles, who released it in 1969.
It’s said to be his best guitar work ever, and has been described as “the most beautiful love song ever created.”
If you’re looking for a great acoustic song with a strong melody, “Something” will have you covered.
15. XO by John Mayer
When you’re in love, you don’t need a whole lot of words to get the message across.
“XO” is just one of those songs that are perfect for showing your love through music. The song was originally recorded by Beyonce but John Mayer’s stripped-down acoustic rendition just hits differently.
It’s easy to play and only uses 5 easy chords with a simple strumming pattern.
16. More Than Words by Extreme
Released in 1991, this is one of the best guitar love songs.
The lyrics were written by Gary Cherone, who sings them with such passion that it’s hard not to fall in love yourself when listening.
The song’s message is that love can be so strong that words are not enough; instead, the singer will show his lover how much he cares through actions and time spent together: “I’ll give you more than words.”
17. Everything I Do, I Do It For You by Bryan Adams
It’s hard to think of a more iconic love song than “Everything I Do, I Do It For You.”
Released in 1991, the song has sold over 13 million copies worldwide and was the theme song for Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
This easy guitar love song requires only eight basic chords so you shouldn’t skip learning this one!
18. Can’t Help Fallin In Love by Elvis Presley
If you’re looking for a love song that’s not too complicated and can be learned quickly, then this one is perfect.
It was originally recorded by Elvis Presley in 1961 and released as a single in the same year.
The chord changes are quick but not too difficult, making this song an easy choice for beginners or those who want to add something new to their repertoire without spending hours learning new chords.
19. Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls
Iris is a song that first came out in 1998, and it’s become one of the most famous wedding dance songs of all time.
The lyrics are so sweet and loving, and I think that’s why it became such a popular choice for wedding ceremony songs.
It makes you feel so in love when you hear it! The tuning of the original song version is quite bizarre but can still be played in standard tuning if that’s what you prefer.
20. Someone Like You by Adele
Adele’s “Someone Like You” is a hit song that was released in 2011.
It was one of the most popular songs of 2011, reaching number one on several Billboard charts and holding that position for many weeks.
The song won two Grammy Awards in 2012. This track will impress anyone who hears it because it sounds so professional!
21. Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars
This song is one of the most beautiful pop songs, and it’s also one of Bruno Mars’ greatest love songs.
The lyrics are very romantic, and the guitar chords are easy to learn.
“Just The Way You Are” was released in 2010, won a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 2011, and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2011.
22. Stay With Me by Sam Smith
“Stay With Me” is a beautiful love song by British singer-songwriter Sam Smith.
The song was released in 2014, and it has since become one of the most popular slow songs of all time.
This is an easy guitar song to learn because it only uses some minor chords: E minor, Cadd9, and G. The strumming pattern is simple too!
This song will help you fall in love with your sweetheart as well as appreciate what they mean to you.
23. I’m Yours by Jason Mraz
“I’m Yours” is a Grammy-nominated song that’s perfect for beginners.
The melody is catchy and easy to pick up, and the chords are easy to play on guitar.
The strumming throughout the song is very straightforward, so you can focus on learning the basic chord shapes.
It’s an excellent choice if you’re just starting out with guitar and want something that sounds great but doesn’t require much skill to perform well.
24. It Must Have Been Love by Roxette
“It Must Have Been Love” is a song that you can play with just four chords, and its melody is easy to remember.
It’s also a classic love song that you’ll want to learn if you’re looking for some new tunes. The first two verses are played in the key of C, which makes it perfect for beginners who want to learn how to use their capo properly.
Plus, there are plenty of great artists who’ve covered this tune over the years—so it’s sure to become one of your favorites!
25. Stand By Me by Ben King
This song is one of the most romantic songs ever written and can be easily played by beginners.
It uses only four chords, so you don’t have to learn any new chord shapes or fingerings.
Additionally, it uses a traditional strumming pattern that begins with an upstroke on each beat of the measure.
26. Fix You by Coldplay
“Fix You” is a song by Coldplay, released as the third single from their 2005 album X&Y. It was written by Chris Martin for his then-wife Gwyneth Paltrow.
The song is one of the easiest songs to play on guitar: you only need four chords—D, Bm, G major, and A.
There are also many different versions with different keys of “Fix You” that have been released over time. It’s THAT good!
27. One Last Time by Ariana Grande
“One Last Time” by Ariana Grande is a pop song that many people are familiar with.
It was released in 2014 and has been covered by several other artists since then.
The chord progression for this song is G, C, Em, Am, and D (with some variations). A capo can be used for this chord progression if you want to make it easier for yourself!
28. Wonderwall by Oasis
“Wonderwall” by Oasis is a classic and iconic acoustic guitar song that will surely impress anyone.
It’s a simple progression, with lovely lyrics, but the strumming pattern can be a little bit challenging for newbies.
This song is worth every effort you put into learning it because once you master it, you’ll be able to play this tune on demand—and your audience will love it!
29. Fallin by Alicia Keys
This song is a great example of what a simple chord progression can do when used with the right lyrics.
You can play this song on acoustic guitar or electric guitar, but the acoustic version is the best way to play this one.
The song is about love and relationships, and the lyrics have a lot of double meanings.
30. Don’t Let Me Down by The Beatles
This Beatles song is a perfect example of how a simple strumming pattern can create a great sound.
The theme goes along with the phrase “don’t let me down” and is repeated throughout the entire song. This makes it easy for beginners to remember, especially when it comes time to play live or sing karaoke!
If you’re just learning how to do some guitar playing and don’t have time for complex fingerings or chord shapes then this one’s for you!
31. Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
“Hallelujah” is one of the most romantic songs, and it’s easy to see why.
This song is perfect for any guitar player who’s just starting out and wants to put together a basic acoustic set list for their next gig.
The chords are very simple and open up many opportunities for improvisation or chord substitution depending on what you want out of the song.
32. Yellow by Coldplay
“Yellow” by Coldplay is another one of those songs that’s perfect for beginners to learn. It’s one of the band’s best songs.
It’s the kind of song you can play around with and add your own flavor to, making it feel more like your own.
You only need to mostly play four simple open chords: G, D, C, and Em. The strumming is pretty easy too!
33. Dance The Night Away by The Mavericks
“Dance The Night Away” by The Mavericks is an easy-to-play song that’s good for beginners, especially at weddings and parties.
It’s also a great tune for a group performance or solo acoustic performance.
This song is an ode to the positive side of breakups and will surely make any of your sad friends smile!
34. Dust In The Wind by Kansas
“Dust in the Wind” was written by Kerry Livgren and released in 1977.
Although it’s not entirely a love song if taken literally, it’s a song that will surely touch anyone’s heart.
It requires just four simple chords and a classic strumming pattern. The original is played through finger-picking but it sounds great either way!
35. Always On My Mind by Elvis Presley
“Always On My Mind” is an Elvis Presley song from 1972.
The tempo of this song is quite slow so it’s not very difficult to learn!
The lyrics are really simple and easy to remember as well. After a couple of tries at playing this tune, your friends will be asking themselves: “how did he do that?!”
36. Hey There Delilah by Plain White T’s
Released in 2006, “Hey There Delilah” is a melancholic song about unrequited love.
It’s the perfect song to play if you’re feeling down because it’s so easy to relate to. This song uses finger-picking techniques which makes it great practice material for anyone who wants to learn how to play guitar.
If you choose this as your first acoustic guitar love song, you’re sure to impress whoever is listening!
37. Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
If you’re a beginner acoustic guitar player, this song is perfect.
It’s easy to play and sounds great on acoustic guitar, which means you won’t have to buy any fancy equipment or set up an amplifier.
All it needs is five open chords: C, G, D, Em, and D7. You can even sing along if it helps!
38. With Or Without You by U2
“With or Without You” is a song by the Irish rock band U2.
It has since become one of U2’s most familiar songs and is played on almost every tour since it was released.
It’s a great song to learn because it uses just four easy chords—G, D, Em, and C—and has a steady strumming pattern that makes it easy to follow along with the video lesson.
39. Knockin On Heaven’s Door by Bob Dylan
“Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” is a classic song written and performed by Bob Dylan.
The song is about life and death, love and loss—and it’s easy enough for beginners to learn how to play during guitar lessons!
The chords are simple enough that you can strum along with your voice as you sing or find someone else who wants to play along with you.
40. Ain’t No Sunshine by Bill Withers
“Ain’t No Sunshine” is a classic that’s easy to play and sing along to. It has only four chords, but it doesn’t require a lot of fancy fingerwork.
You can also play it on acoustic guitar or electric guitar.
This song was originally released in 1971 by Bill Withers, who wrote the lyrics and performed lead vocals. The song was covered by hundreds of artists over the years—but none did it better than him!
41. Summer Wine by Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra
“Summer Wine” may not be a love song, but it will make you feel all sorts of beautiful emotions.
This song requires only three simple chords: Am, G, and Dm.
If you’re starting out as a beginner and want to learn some easy guitar songs, this one is great to start with because the strumming pattern is so easy to follow! And if all else fails, sing along at home—it’ll make your lover smile!
42. I Will Always Love You by Dolly Parton
If you want something more laid-back, you can’t go wrong with Dolly Parton.
Her hit “I Will Always Love You” is a great choice for both beginners and advanced guitar players.
The song has been covered by many artists over the years but Dolly’s interpretation will always be my favorite because it features a unique vocal style that makes it stand out from other versions.
43. You Are My Sunshine by Johnny Cash
“You Are My Sunshine” is a classic song that’s been covered by many artists.
It’s a simple but beautiful tune and it’s the perfect choice for beginners who want to learn how to play guitar. This song has a special place in every guitarists’ repertoire.
There are only three chords in this song: A, D, and E. It’s also played with a nice classic strumming pattern that you can play without breaking a lot of sweat!
44. Adore You by Harry Styles
“Adore You” is a song by Harry Styles and the lead single off his debut album, released in 2017.
This song was a huge hit and it just makes people fall deeper in love.
The easy tabs and sheet music will have you playing it in no time! Whoever listens to you play this song will surely be impressed.
45. Love Story by Taylor Swift
“Love Story” is a song performed by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift and is one of the most beautiful songs in the pop industry.
The song was inspired by the story of Romeo and Juliet and it always reminds me of young love.
A guitar strumming pattern can be challenging to learn especially at the opening line but is doable for beginners! Just start slow and work your way up to speed as you become more confident with this technique.
46. I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
Written by Dolly Parton, this song was originally recorded by the iconic legend in 1974.
However, the version we all know and love was recorded by Whitney Houston in 1992. It was just the right timing and the right place for the song to shine.
It reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. The song is played in the key of A and you can play it in G if you like.
47. Perfect by Ed Sheeran
“Perfect” is a song by the esteemed singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran.
It has a lovely melody and beautiful lyrics. This song will melt everyone’s hearts once you play it! The tune became a huge hit and it’s a great song to play on Valentine’s Day!
To play “Perfect”, put a capo on the first fret and in the key of G. It’s pretty quick to learn so you don’t have to worry!
48. Unchained Melody by Righteous Brothers
“Unchained Melody” by Righteous Brothers is another classic love tune that should be in your list of songs.
It was originally recorded in 1955 and has been covered by numerous artists.
This easy guitar song is one of the most popular love songs of all time, with a simple strumming pattern and easy chord changes that’ll have you playing it in no time.
49. Show Me The Way by Peter Frampton
This song is a classic rock love song.
It was released in 1975 and gained popularity later that year when Frampton played it on Saturday Night Live. The song has been covered by numerous artists.
The original key of this song is D major chord but it can be played in E minor or C# major as well.
50. Everlong by Foo Fighters
This song is a great tune to learn if you’re just getting into the guitar.
It was released in 1997, and was written by Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters.
The song has a relatively easy-to-play melody on acoustic guitar, but it’ll need change your tuning to drop D to make it sound even better.
51. Higher and Higher by Jackie Wilson
Released in 1967, this upbeat love song is a great one to dance and sing along to.
The song only requires three chords throughout, which makes it a very easy guitar song for beginners.
While the chord progression may sound complicated at first listen, it’s actually just a single chord progression played over and over again.
52. Silly Love Songs by Wings
“Silly Love Songs” is a song by the British rock band Wings from their 1976 album Wings at the Speed of Sound.
A happy love song for all ages, this one is easy to play as it only has three chords and with a simple chord progression.
You will be able to master this one easily and play it to your loved ones like a pro!
53. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack
This song was originally written by Ewan MacColl, who wrote it for his then-mistress which later became her wife.
It was first recorded by Roberta Flack in 1967 and became a hit for her.
You can put a capo on the fifth fret and strum slowly to get the right effect.
54. I’ll Be by Edwin McCain
“I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain is a powerful love song about how strong one’s love is.
The song was originally written in the key of B, but most people play it in A with a capo on the second fret.
The song is in 6/8 time and has been commonly used as a wedding song—it’s THAT lovely!
55. Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper
So, you’re looking for an easy-to-learn guitar love song that everyone will sing along with? Look no further than “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper.
This classic was written in 1984. It reached number one in many countries, including the United States and Canada.
The song has also been covered by many artists over the years for all the good reasons.
56. Cruisin’ by Smokey Robinson
This song is a great choice if you want a sassy love song.
It was released in 1979, and it’s one of the most popular love songs of all time—a huge hit! The next time you get your hands on a guitar, you should definitely try this one.
You can play it with a capo on the second fret. Strum it with syncopated accents for the best results!
57. A Case Of You by Joni Mitchell
“A Case of You” is a love song written by Joni Mitchell herself.
It was released in 1971 from her album Blue.
James Taylor played this on guitar, which makes it perfect for beginners. Set your sights on learning this one if you want to play happy, easy guitar songs.
58. I Need My Girl by The National
“I Need My Girl” is a song by The National, a rock band specializing in indie rock music.
The song only needs four chords: A minor, C, F, and G.
It’s a great choice if you want to learn how to play guitar for the first time or just need something new for your repertoire.
59. I Can’t Quit You Baby by Willie Dixon
This one is a slow blues song that’s perfect for beginners. It has only three chords to play, G, C, and D.
The lyrics are lovely and heartwarming, which makes it an ideal song for first-timers who want something more than just a simple love song.
You’re not going to find yourself in over your head with this one—it’s fairly easy on both guitar and voice!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do girls like it when guys play guitar?
If you’re a guy, and you’re thinking about playing guitar for a girl (or girls), remember that it will be appreciated.
Girls like to hear guys play guitar. This is because girls are impressed by shows of talent, creativity, and ambition—and those are all things that go along with playing music on an instrument.
When it comes to love songs, many men mistakenly think that women only want to hear sappy ballads or power ballads. But the truth is female audiences can appreciate almost any type of music as long as it’s well-written and performed with passion.
What chords do love songs use?
Love songs are typically in the key of C major, which means they’re built around that chord.
The most common chord found in love songs is the G chord, with a C and D thrown in for good measure. They use these chords because they’re all pleasing to listen to when played together.
The time signature for a typical love song is 4/4, which means there are four beats per measure and each beat is counted as a quarter note. The tempo is typically 120 beats per minute.
I hope you’ve found this post helpful. This list of easy love songs is by no means comprehensive, but it does provide a good starting point for those who are looking to add some new music to their repertoire.
Remember: You don’t have to be an expert guitarist in order to play any of these tunes!
The purpose of this blog post is merely to provide ideas and inspiration for your own musical journey. And if you’re into acoustic covers, you should check out this list in this recent article I created.
Whether you’re a beginner or intermediate player, there’s something on this list that will work well with your skill set. Happy strumming!