20 Best Songs About Cupid

By Nico Gonzalez

Love is in the air this time of year and no one celebrates Cupid quite like musicians. Across the globe, love songs abound in honor of the god of love. Here are 20 of the best songs about Cupid-from country to pop and everything in between!


Who Shot Cupid? – Juice WRLD

Juice WRLD - Who Shot Cupid (Official Audio)

In the song “Who Shot Cupid?”, Juice WRLD reflects on the idea that love is often portrayed as this perfect, unattainable thing. He questions who could have shot Cupid, the mythological figure associated with love, because love is often more painful than it is pleasant. The lyrics hint at the idea that Juice WRLD has been hurt by love in the past, and he’s not sure if he’s ready to open himself up to that kind of pain again. Despite the sad undertones of the song, it’s ultimately a hopeful track about moving on from heartbreak and finding love again.

Cupid’s Trick – Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith - Cupid's Trick (from Either/Or)

On February 14th, we celebrate the Roman god Cupid, the patron deity of love and affection. In many ways, Cupid is responsible for the flurry of romance that fills the air on Valentine’s Day. However, as Elliott Smith’s song “Cupid’s Trick” suggests, there may be a darker side to the god’s power. The song tells the story of a young man who falls victim to Cupid’s arrows and finds himself head-over-heels in love with a cold-hearted woman.

Bulletproof Cupid – Placebo

Placebo - Bulletproof Cupid (Official Audio)

Bulletproof Cupid is a song by English rock band Placebo. The song was released as the second single from their self-titled debut album in 1996. Bulletproof Cupid is a dark and brooding track that tells the story of Cupid, the Roman god of love, who is jaded by his job of making people fall in love. The lyrics describe how Cupid is fed up with seeing people get hurt by love, and how he has become immune to its arrows. Despite its pessimistic themes, Bulletproof Cupid is an undeniably catchy song that helped to launch Placebo into the mainstream.

Cupid – Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke - Cupid (Original Version with lyrics)

Cupid is one of the most popular songs written by Sam Cooke. It was originally released in 1957 and has been covered by many artists over the years. The song tells the story of a man who is infatuated with a woman he can’t have. cupid, the god of love, intervenes and shoots the man with an arrow, causing him to fall in love with the woman. Cooke’s version of the song became a top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and is considered one of his signature songs. Cupid has been described as a “perfect pop song” and has been praised for its catchy melody and romantic lyrics.

Cupid Come – My Bloody Valentine

My Bloody Valentine’s “Cupid Come” is a haunting, ethereal track that masterfully evokes the feeling of being consumed by love. The song starts with a delicate, reverberating guitar line that sets the tone for the rest of the track. As the song builds, layers of distorted guitars and shimmering vocals are added, creating an overwhelming sense of yearning and desire. The lyrics themselves are relatively simple, but they are sung with such passion and intensity that they become deeply moving. The result is a song that is both beautiful and heartbreaking, and which perfectly captures the experience of being madly in love.

Cupid De Locke – The Smashing Pumpkins

Cupid De Locke (Remastered 2012)

Cupid De Locke is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins. It is a song about Cupid, the Roman god of love. The lyrics tell the story of how Cupid came to be associated with love and how he uses his powers to make people fall in love. The song also talks about how love can be both a good and a bad thing. TheSmashing Pumpkins is an American alternative rock band that formed in Chicago in 1988. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Billy Corgan, drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, and bassist D’arcy Wretzky.

Cupid Boy – Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue - Cupid Boy - Aphrodite

Kylie Minogue’s “Cupid Boy” is a song about the love and loss experienced by the mythical figure of Cupid. The song begins with Cupid realizing that his arrows have lost their power, and that he can no longer make people fall in love. He then remembers a time when he was in love himself, and how it ended in heartbreak. The chorus of the song reflects on the pain of love, and how even though it can be hurtful, it is still worth experiencing.

Cupids Chokehold – Gym Class Heroes

Gym Class Heroes: Cupid's Chokehold ft. Patrick Stump [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Cupid’s Chokehold is a song by Gym Class Heroes. The song is about the Greek god Cupid and his role in love and relationships. In the song, Cupid is portrayed as a mischievous figure who causes couples to fall in love and then breaks them up. The song tells the story of a man who is trying to get over a break-up by listening to the song on repeat. However, every time he hears the song, he is reminded of his ex-girlfriend and the happy times they had together. As a result, he is unable to move on. Although the song is light-hearted and catchy, it contains a deep message about the struggle of moving on from a broken relationship.

Cupid Carries a Gun – Marilyn Manson

MARILYN MANSON - CUPID CARRIES A GUN (OFFICIAL AUDIO)

Cupid Carries a Gun by Marilyn Manson is a song about the Roman god of love, Cupid. The song explores the dark side of love, with lyrics that depict Cupid as a jaded and bitter figure who takes pleasure in causing pain. The song also touches on the theme of unrequited love, with Manson singing about how he “carries a gun” for the one he loves but who does not love him back. Despite its dark subject matter, the song is catchy and memorable, with a chorus that will stay stuck in your head for days. Whether you’re a fan of Marilyn Manson or not, Cupid Carries a Gun is definitely worth a listen. 

CUPID – Alexandra Savior

Alexandra Savior - Cupid [Live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA - 17-04-2016]

Alexandra Savior’s “Cupid” is a haunting, ethereal track that tells the story of the titular character. Cupid is often associated with love and happiness, but in this song he is portrayed as a figure of pain and sorrow. Savior’s lyrics explore the dark side of love, and how it can sometimes lead to heartbreak and suffering. The song starts with a simple piano melody, but builds to a climax of swirling strings and pounding drums. This reflects the emotional journey that the protagonist takes, from hope and desire to despair and pain. “Cupid” is a beautiful and moving song that captures the complexities of love.

Cupid – Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse - Cupid (Live Glastonbury 2007)

Amy Winehouse’s song “Cupid” is a playfully seductive ode to the Roman god of love. The song starts with a sultry, slow-burning R&B intro before picking up the pace with a catchy pop hook. Throughout the song, Winehouse’s sultry vocals are punctuated by playful lyrics about tempting Cupid with her charms. The result is a fun and flirty track that’s sure to get your heart racing. Whether you’re in the mood for some lighthearted romance or just looking for a fun dance tune, “Cupid” is sure to hit the spot.

Stupid Cupid – Connie Francis

Stupid Cupid - Connie Francis 1958 {Stereo}

First released in 1958, “Stupid Cupid” was one of Connie Francis’ first big hits. The song tells the story of a woman who has been jilted by her lover and is now seeking revenge. She calls on Cupid to shoot him with one of his arrows, but she warns that if he misses, she’ll shoot him herself. “Stupid Cupid” was a crossover hit, reaching #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the Billboard R&B chart. It also helped to launch Francis’ career as a major recording artist. In the years since its release, the song has been covered by numerous artists, including Etta James, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera.

Cupid Shuffle – Cupid

Cupid - Cupid Shuffle (Music Video)

Cupid Shuffle is a song by Cupid that was released in 2007. The song is about the mythological figure of Cupid, who is often associated with love and relationships. In the song, Cupid is depicted as a fun-loving character who enjoys making people fall in love. The lyrics of the song encourage listeners to dance and have fun, while also teaching them how to do the titular cupid shuffle dance move. The song has been praised for its catchy melodies and easy-to-follow instructions, making it a popular choice for weddings and other special occasions.

Kill Cupid – Dro Kenji

Dro Kenji - Kill Cupid Featuring $NOT (Official Audio)

Cupid is often depicted as a chubby, winged cherub with a bow and arrow. He is usually considered to be a symbol of romance and love. However, in the song “Kill Cupid” by Japanese singer Dro Kenji, Cupid is presented in a very different light. In the song, Cupid is portrayed as a cold-blooded killer who takes pleasure in causing pain and heartbreak. The lyrics describe how Cupid’s arrows pierce the hearts of his victims, leaving them bleeding and broken. The song speaks of how love can be a cruel weapon that destroys everything it touches. It is a dark and powerful ballad that provides a different perspective on the popular figure of Cupid.

Cupid’s Quiver – Cuco

CUCO - Cupid's Quiver (Audio)

Cuco’s “Cupid’s Quiver” is a fun and upbeat song about the iconic figure of Cupid. The song begins with a description of Cupid shooting his arrows, and the various effects they have on people. Some fall in love, while others become jealous or angry. The song goes on to describe how Cupid himself is sometimes affected by his own arrows, and how he sometimes finds it difficult to choose who to shoot. In the end, the song encourages listeners to take a chance and let themselves be hit by one of Cupid’s arrows. After all, you never know what might happen!

I Shot Cupid – Stela Cole

Stela Cole - I Shot Cupid - Official Visualizer

“I Shot Cupid” is a song by Stela Cole about the mythical figure of Cupid. In the song, the narrator describes how she was “sick of feeling empty” and decided to take matters into her own hands by shooting Cupid. The lyrics describe the narrator’s sense of relief and empowerment after taking this action. Cole’s voice is emotive and vulnerable, conveying the narrator’s feelings of confusion and sorrow. The song has an ethereal quality, with gentle acoustic guitars and sweeping strings. This creates a sense of space and emptiness, which mirrors the narrator’s emotional state. “I Shot Cupid” is a powerful song about love, loss, and taking control of one’s own destiny.

Cupid’s Victim – Tiger Army

Tiger Army - Cupid's Victim

Tiger Army is a band from Los Angeles, California, and “Cupid’s Victim” is a song from their self-titled debut album. The song is about the Roman god Cupid, who is often portrayed as a winged creature who shoots arrows into the hearts of people, causing them to fall in love. In the song, the narrator describes how he was struck by one of Cupid’s arrows and now suffers from unrequited love. The lyrics paint a picture of a person who is desperately in love with someone who does not return their feelings, and as a result, they are left feeling empty and alone.

Cupidwing – Clams Casino

Clams Casino - Cupidwing (Moon Trip Radio Official)

Clams Casino’s “Cupidwing” is a haunting and beautiful song about the mythical figure of Cupid. The song opens with a slow, ethereal melody that sets the tone for the entire track. This melody is punctuated by Clams Casino’s signature atmospheric beats, which create an otherworldly feeling. The lyrics of “Cupidwing” are both sensual and mystical, hinting at the mysterious power that Cupid holds over our hearts. The track culminates in a gorgeous chorus that is both catchy and unforgettable. “Cupidwing” is a truly stunning song that is sure to leave its mark on any listener.

Cupid – 112

112 - Cupid (Official Music Video)

Cupid is a popular song by R&B group 112. The song was released in 1997 and quickly rose to the top of the charts, thanks in part to its catchy melody and relatable lyrics. The song tells the story of a man who is trying to win over the heart of a woman he is interested in. However, no matter how hard he tries, she seems immune to his charms. In desperation, he turns to Cupid for help, hopeful that the legendary god of love will be able to work his magic. As it turns out, Cupid is up to the task, and the woman soon falls head-over-heels in love with the man. The song ends with the two of them riding off into the sunset together, presumably headed for a happy ever after.

Cupid – King’s X

“Cupid” is a song by the American rock band King’s X. It was released as the lead single from their fourth studio album, Gretchen Goes to Nebraska (1992). The song was written by band members Ty Tabor and Doug Pinnick, and it tells the story of Cupid, the Roman god of love, who is struck by one of his own arrows and falls in love with a mortal woman. Despite being a god, Cupid is unable to control his own emotions and ends up causing her pain instead of happiness.