What does a soulmate mean to you? The word often has a romantic connotation, but that’s not always the case.
Whether the word ‘soulmate’ makes you think of your partner, friend, or family member, one thing is sure – you trust that person and love them dearly.
If you’d like to share your love with them, here’s our playlist of songs about soulmates that will make your heart flutter.
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
One of the most famous writers and singers of modern-day love songs, Ed Sheeran will make you swoon over everything he writes. And this song is no different.
This 2014 award-winning hit perfectly captures the warm feeling you get when you’re with the person you love. Kissing under the stars and holding each other can only be described as tranquility, and that’s what we feel when we listen to this song.
Related: this track also features on our songs about true love playlist.
Crazy For You – Adele
Finding your soulmate brings a lot of craziness into your mind and soul, but only the good kind, of course. In this song, young Adele sings about how adoring someone made her feel.
Love can make people act like crazy. Imagine having to write an album, but all you can think about is the person you love and you just can’t stop fooling around – well, that’s what inspired ‘Crazy for You’.
Recommended: If you loved this, check out our pick of Adele’s best work.
XO – John Mayer
If anyone likes to sing about love and soulmates, it’s John Mayer. In 2014, he released a studio version of his take on Beyoncé’s ‘XO’, and we’re forever grateful.
XO translates to ‘hugs and kisses’, and it is often used in a romantic context. However, the original song was written for no other than Beyonce’s fans. Love is a wonderful thing, and there are no rules about who makes you feel butterflies in your stomach.
Related: Hear the original version by Beyoncé on our list of songs that start with the letter X.
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
Finding your better half often means you want to spend all the time in the world with them. Riding a bus with them, climbing mountains, or just walking in fields – it all sounds perfect.
In this song, the singer calls for her lover to go away with her. She wants to take them somewhere where no one can harm them and where they can be happy and safe. How could you say no to that?
First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes
Meeting your significant other can feel like starting a new life all over again. Sometimes, your partner can make you feel like a whole new person, and it’s the most beautiful thing.
In the song, the narrator realizes that meeting their soulmate made them start their life anew, and it perfectly depicts how transformative the relationship with the right person can be. With lines like “I think I was blind before I met you,” it’s one of the best songs about love at first sight in recent years.
Related: see our songs about new love playlist.
As – Stevie Wonder / Mary J. Blige and George Michael
There’s no better feeling than knowing that someone’s love for you is strong and real. Being able to trust the person you love and feeling safe around them is what makes a person your soulmate, and our wonderful Steve Wonder put it in a song.
‘As’ is all about a genuine love from one person to another. Soulmates are not always your lovers, and this song could be dedicated to anyone who you truly love and care about.
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Oftentimes, loves songs are misinterpreted as such, and this song is often mistaken for songs about soulmates. Luckily, we got an interpretation from Eric Clapton himself.
Clapton lived a crazy life back in his time, and a morally questionable one, too. He stole his best friend’s wife. Yes, you read that right. He was totally annoyed while waiting for her one night and wrote this song out of pure irritation. Yep, the lyrics are fully sarcastic.
Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
How could we not include one of the greatest romantic songs of all time? This type of music was unusual for our King of Rock N Roll, but it proved to be one of his biggest hits. The song is now used to celebrate love all over the world.
Falling in love can seem scary, especially because you have no control over it. Elvis sings about his feelings towards the person he’s falling in love with, asking her to be with him forever.
Related: see our songs about falling in love compilation.
I Got You – Jack Johnson
Life can get intense, and going through tough times all by yourself can be hard. Having someone by your side through thick and thin makes it all more meaningful.
The singer wrote this wonderful song for his wife, and how she’s the only person he needs in his life. He claims that now that he has her, he finally knows heaven, and everything’s much easier with her by his side.
Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel
Soulmates are often considered as people who are ideal for you just the way they are and, most importantly, they are someone you never get tired of.
‘Just the Way You Are’ is an expression of undying and unconditional love Billy Joel felt for his wife. Unfortunately, their marriage didn’t last, but this Grammy-winning tune still lives and continues to inspire people in love all over the world.
There Is No Greater Love – Amy Winehouse
What better way to celebrate your soulmate than with a little bit of jazz? This wonderful tune has been covered by many great artists, which shows how many of us are touched by love in the same way.
This 1936 Jazz classic is a simple love song that holds a lot of emotion. The narrator sings to their lover and tells them there’s nothing greater nor sweeter than the love they’re feeling for their better half.
Couldn’t Love You More – John Martyn
Love is a powerful feeling, and finding the right person who you can give all your love to is something we all dream of.
The narrator of this song is addressing his lover, expressing just how strong his love is. He lets his person know that there is nothing they could do that would make him love them more because he’s already completely in love.
Shallow – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
We have to include one song that can make you cry your eyes out, right? This ‘2018’ Oscar-winning hit by Lady Gaga and Bradly Cooper can hit just the spot.
Lady Gaga claims that the conversation in the song is what makes it so beautiful and why so many people find it emotional. It’s about connection, understanding, and trust – things we all seek and only the luckiest of us find.
Related: see our best karaoke duets playlist.
Forever – Ben Harper
Everyone promises ‘forever’, but it’s an abstract idea that only brings comfort. In your life, you’ll meet many ‘soulmates’ – the people you love and trust, and losing such people is always the hardest.
The song describes how easily people promise their ‘forever’, until one day they’re gone and you’re left with the hole in your soul that no other person can fill. If you’ve lost someone you loved deeply, you know best that that kind of pain is hard to describe – but this song comes close.
Related: check out our list of songs about losing someone.
Haven’t Met You Yet – Michael Buble
There’s hardly a person who doesn’t dream about meeting their special someone. Being alone can be great, but there’s always this feeling that there’s someone out there waiting for you – you just haven’t met them yet.
The narrator in the song had his fair share of broken hearts, and all he’s left with are trust issues and a guard he built up. One day it all changes when he sees a girl he immediately falls for.
I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
Leaving someone you love can sometimes be the best thing to do, and it doesn’t make your love any less meaningful. At times, soulmates are there to teach you a valuable lesson about loving and losing.
This timeless hit, originally written and performed by Dolly Parton, is one of the most powerful love ballads of all time. It tells a story of two lovers who have to part their ways, as the narrator promises she’ll love her ex-partner forever.
Related: see our compilation of songs about missing someone special.
God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton
Relationships always have ups and downs. It’s often an indicator that the relationship is healthy, and a soulmate is the one who stays when it gets hard.
The singer dedicated this song to his wife, Annie. He believes she was God-sent, and he thanks her for staying by his side through all the hardship since he can often be hard to deal with. We all have flaws and it’s important to find a person who can love your bad side, too.