Love, especially the romantic kind, is one of the most wonderful and exciting parts of being human — as well as one of the most difficult. It certainly does “take two” — the trick is to get and keep those two on the same page. That’s why so many different types of love songs have been written, about everything from new love to forever love to unrequited love. The list of love songs is as endless as the feelings love inspires. Here’s a peek at the romantic tunes each zodiac sign likes to hear, no matter what they’re feeling.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
This fiery sign doesn’t go for your basic Air Supply type stuff — and don’t ever, ever play Barry for them (Manilow, that is … Barry White will do fine, especially with champagne and chocolates). In particular, you Rams will like love songs that have a rock and roll beat to them. Something that reflects your Fire element — like Light My Fire by The Doors, or Fire on High by ELO. Oh, and if you’re angry? Turn right to What Doesn’t Kill You by Kelly Clarkson or I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus natives play for keeps in all departments, and when it comes to romantic love, the person you love belongs to you (in your mind, at least!). You, Taurus, are the personal property of Venus, the goddess of love, so the perks of being your companion are excellent. There are two romantic songs that immediately spring to mind when it comes to the type of love Taurus feels: Always and Forever by Luther Vandross, and Let’s Stay Together by Al Green.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
OK, so everything you’ve ever read about your sign says that you’re fickle. Well, that’s not exactly true. You can be as faithful and reliable as a Taurus, provided you’re amused. And that’s not as tough as it sounds. You’re tough, but you’re easy, too, as long as you have a mental equal who understands your need to banter and play. So let’s start with Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (Animals) for obvious reasons, and to dispel all those rumors about that fickleness, how about Unforgettable (Nat King Cole), a tribute to the one ultra-special person they truly must be to have landed you!
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Your sign is famous for many things, but what all your traits have in common is an incomparable talent for expressing love and affection. Even romantically, you do it through nurturing, protecting, and letting the lucky object of your attention know, in many ways, that you cherish them more than anyone or anything else on the planet. Here are two songs that really work for you: Love Me Tender by none other than Elvis Presley, and Like I’m Gonna Lose You by Meghan Trainor.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
Every sign has its own way of loving, and their own way of treating their loved one. But you, Leo, think of love the same way you think of everything else: as a magnificent, noble, elegant gift — the best and truest thing any two people can exchange. For that reason, there are two songs that suit your particular style of loving just perfectly: Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars, and Sunshine of Your Love by Cream, which even connects with the warmth of your ruling planet, the Sun.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
You approach love the same way you approach everything else, Virgo, and it’s all reflected beautifully by What’s Simple is True (Jewel). In many ways, it’s an ode to the way you live your life: by the basics. You work very hard to keep your life drama-free. No scenes, no crises, and as few arguments as possible. You’re also famous for being quite picky, and in the department of romance, that’s something other people really should learn. Once you do find your soul mate, there’s only one song you’d dedicate to them: Perfect by Ed Sheeran.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
In all things romantic, your objective remains the same, Libra: to find the right person, entice them to get to know you better, and then — if and when things work out — to romance them better than anyone else. The end goal is to find and keep your soulmate. The songs that come to mind for you are Your Song by Elton John, and I Will Always Love You by Dolly Parton (and many others), a classic that’s inspired more than one proposal.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Say the word “sexy” to any group of astrologers, and their immediate, unanimous response will be “Scorpio.” Obviously, any love song you identify with absolutely must have sexy words and a sexy beat. No sweet stuff here — just a potent, throbbing message, and lyrics that don’t play games. In that department, there are two songs that immediately come to mind: Skin by Rihanna, and Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye. Play those for a new flame. If they appreciate the message, great. If they play them for you first, pick up your jaw discreetly and start thinking about two-bedroom apartments.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
You’re a free-wheeling kind of soul, Sagittarius. You always have been and you always will be. For that reason, there are very few love songs that appeal to you. They’ve got to be the kind that reflect: 1) your love of freedom and 2) your secret wish to have the absolutely perfect travel partner on your arm as you patrol the planet looking for the next adventure. So, I’m Free by The Rolling Stones is perfect for category 1, and You and Me by Dave Matthews Band is tailor-made for number 2.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Your sign’s symbol is the steady Mountain Goat, who easily navigates even the most perilous ridge, showing its penchant for living life on the edge — but safely. So while you take your chances, especially with romance, they’re planned and deliberate. You wait until it’s safe, then go all out to scale that mountain. For all those reasons, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terell is a classic that suits you, your inner desires, and your ambition to succeed once you’ve set any goal.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
I’m Real by Jennifer Lopez — to be honest, it’s the best song ever written about your sign, and you should hand-deliver it to anyone you’re initially drawn to. The main reason is one line: “What you get is what you see.” You, Aquarius, are the most open, honest, and genuine sign out there. Another great song for your sign, I’m Yours by Jason Mraz, should also be hand-delivered, but not until you’re sure that he or she is the real deal. You know how you get with the independence thing, so until you are sure your love will be returned and your love of freedom will be respected, song number two will have to wait.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
Water signs are the most sympathetic, understanding, and warm-hearted of all — and if anyone knows how to express love (sometimes to a fault) it’s definitely you, Pisces. That makes choosing love songs a tough job — mostly because no matter what feeling the song describes, you’ve been there. Dozens appeal to your tender heart, especially when you’re madly, passionately in love, and absolutely spellbound by your beloved. Take, for example, I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith. Dream Weaver by Gary Wright reflects your spiritual side and your love of all things magical.