20 Best Songs About Crushes

By Nico Gonzalez

You have a crush on someone. You feel butterflies in your stomach when you see them. Your heart beats faster when they’re around. They’re all you can think about, and you’ll go to great lengths to spend time with them or get their attention. Everyone has had that feeling at some point- it’s the tingly, excited, happy, anxious, flustered feeling you get when you’re crushing on someone. Everyone knows what it feels like to really have a crush, but that doesn’t stop people from trying to capture what it feels like in music. Some songs are sappy ballads about love and how wonderful things can be between two people. Others are more ironic or playful about the feelings that come with having a crush. Here is a list of 20 songs about crushes that range from sweet to silly.


A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton

Vanessa Carlton - A Thousand Miles

The lyrics to this song are all about how the singer feels like she’s traveling a great distance for her crush, and she’s willing to travel even further because she is so infatuated with him. It begins by saying that “the miles between us disappear now” which implies that now that they’ve seen each other it feels like there is no distance between them.

Crush – David Archuleta

David Archuleta - Crush (Official Video)

This song by David Archuleta talks about how he’s crushed on someone for a long time and now that he’s finally met her he knows that she’s the one. He says “I’m so glad I found you girl,” to which she replies “I want you too.”

Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love (Official Audio)

This song by Elvis Presley is about how the singer can’t help but fall for this girl who has left an impression on his heart. He knows that if she stays with him she’ll be hurt, but it’s inevitable that he’ll fall even more in love with her.

Dream a Little Dream of Me – The Mamas and the Papas

The Mamas & The Papas - Dream A Little Dream of Me

The singers of this song want to fall asleep so they can dream about their lovers, and they hope that the sensation of dreaming about them will somehow bring their lovers closer.

A Thousand Years” – Christina Perri

Christina Perri - A Thousand Years [Official Music Video]

In this song, Christina tells a story set in a past, present and future about two lovers. In the first verse the girl dies unexpectedly, but Christina reassures her that whatever time they have together is unforgettable because she’s loved her a thousand years.

Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle

Bob Carlisle - Butterfly Kisses

The singer of this song talks about how his love for his lady is as sweet as butterfly kisses, and how he’s willing to be with her through the seasons. He absolutely adores her and wants to spend as much time with her as he can.

The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight (Official Audio)

This song by Frank Sinatra is about a man who sees his lover across a crowded room and realizes that she looks beautiful tonight. He knows that he can’t stop thinking about her because there is no other woman in the world who holds his heart like she does.

Love Song – Sara Bareilles

Sara Bareilles - Love Song (Official HD Video)

This song by Sara Bareilles is about how much she wishes that someone would write a love song about her- not just any love song, but one that would express how wonderful it feels to be loved by her.

Crush – Jennifer Paige

JENNIFER PAIGE 'CRUSH' - Original Version (Official Video) HQ

Jennifer Paige sings about how what she’s experiencing is “just a little crush” that she knows will lead to nothing in the future. She just can’t help but enjoy the feelings of being infatuated with someone because when you have a crush it feels so much better than being heartbroken.

Bubbly – Colbie Caillat

Colbie Caillat - Bubbly (Official Music Video)

This song is about how the singer has gone gaga over her crush, and she just wants to be with him all of the time. She feels such strong feelings for him that she gets what she describes as a bubbly feeling whenever he’s around.

I Think I’m in Love with You – Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson - I Think I'm in Love with You

Jessica Simpson sings about how she thinks that she’s fallen for her crush, but she isn’t really sure if it’s love. She doesn’t want to admit it, but she feels like he’s all she can think about and that the only thing she wants is to be with him.

I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) – Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf - I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) (Official Music Video)

This song is about how the singer has fallen in love with his lady, but he won’t do certain things like change or compromise because he loves himself too much. He will do anything to make her happy except the one thing she asks of him, which is to change.

Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You – Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill - Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You (I Love You Baby - Audio)

Lauryn Hill sings about how she loves the way her crush makes her feel, and that no matter what he does or where he goes she can’t stop looking at him. She would rather be with him even if it means being hurt in the end.

I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith

Aerosmith - I Don't Want to Miss a Thing (Official HD Video)

This song is about how the singer doesn’t want to miss anything that happens with his crush because even the little things are enjoyable. He wants to be with her always and treasure every moment he has with her.

You’re Beautiful – James Blunt

James Blunt - You're Beautiful (Official Music Video) [4K]

This song is about how the singer absolutely adores his crush and has a hard time believing that she could ever love someone like him. He wants to spend as much time with her as he can because she’s beautiful inside and out, but not only that- she makes him feel loved, wanted and needed.

Always Be My Baby – Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey - Always Be My Baby (Official Music Video)

Mariah Carey sings about how her love for her crush has never changed, and that she’d do anything to make him happy. She wants to be with him always because he’s the one person who makes her happy no matter what.

I Knew I Loved You – Savage Garden

Savage Garden - I Knew I Loved You (Official Video)

This song is about how the singer knew that he was in love with his crush when she smiled at him. They had never spoken before, but there was an instant connection between them that felt fulfilling.

Always – Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi - Always (Official Music Video)

This song is about how the singer wants to be with his crush from now until forever, and that he will always stand by her side. He promises to be there when she’s in need of help because he loves her too much to do anything else.

Stay with Me – Sam Smith

Sam Smith - Stay With Me (Official Video)

This song is about how the singer doesn’t want to be alone because when he is in his thoughts it just makes him unhappy. He wants his crush to stay by his side so that he can be happy and enjoy life.

Your Body is a Wonderland – John Mayer

John Mayer - Your Body Is a Wonderland (Official HD Video)

This song is about how the singer doesn’t know whether or not his crush feels the same way he does. He wants to at least get close to her because she’s beautiful, and he enjoys looking at her body.