When it comes to getting down on one knee andÂ asking for your belovedâ€™s hand in marriage, music can play a big role in setting the mood. When it comes to choosing the right proposal songs for your â€œpop the question playlist,â€ there are lots of ways you could goâ€”something totally lovey-dovey and romantic, upbeat and fun, or maybe even a little silly. It all depends on yourÂ personality and the ambianceÂ youâ€™re trying to create.
Check out some of our favourite proposal songs to play as you pop the question.
â€œMarry Youâ€ by Bruno Mars
Yes, we knowâ€”this is probably the most-played engagement song of the moment, but donâ€™t hate. This upbeat, happy tune has all of the ingredients for a perfect proposal songâ€”it has a joyful feel, is romantic without being too sappy, and even has the line â€œJust say I do…â€ What could be more perfect for the moment when you get down on one knee?
â€œTrue Companionâ€ by Marc Cohn
This song skews toward the more overtly romantic of the marriage proposal songs on this list, and with the line â€œI’ve got my heart set on our wedding dayâ€ itâ€™s clear to see why. The lyrics are particularly emotional, so if youâ€™re okay withÂ tears flowing, have the Kleenex ready when you hit â€œplayâ€ on this song. Itâ€™s a bit of an older tune, but if youâ€™re never heard it, we recommend you take a listen (and prepare to get the weepies).
â€œI Choose Youâ€ by Sara Bareilles
We love the sweet and lighthearted feel of this tune by Sara Bareilles, which totally reflects the happiness of this special moment. We also appreciate how this song expresses theÂ ups and downsÂ of a romantic relationship with the lyrics: â€œWe are not perfect/we learn from our mistakes/And as long as it takes/I will prove my love to you.â€ Itâ€™s one of the most â€œrealâ€ of the proposal songs on this list.
â€œAll of Meâ€ by John Legend
One of the most popular love songs in recent memory, who could be a better embodiment of pure, adorable romance than John Legend and Chrissy Teigen? This song truly sums up how it feels to be in loveâ€”the â€œIâ€™m so dizzy, I donâ€™t know what hit meâ€ feeling, the idea of loving someone for exactly who they areâ€”imperfections and all.
â€œMarry Meâ€ by Train
This song was pretty much written to be one of the most-used proposal songs of the decade (just watch the video). If youâ€™re not the type whoâ€™s comfortable giving a long speech during your marriage proposal, this song will do the work for you.
â€œMake You Feel My Loveâ€ by Adele
Couples who have been through tough times together will appreciate the lyrics of this beautiful song, originally written by Bob Dylan but more recently covered by Adele. This song is definitely a tear-jerker, so itâ€™s best forÂ more private proposals as things are likely to get a bit emotional.
â€œThinking Out Loudâ€ by Ed Sheeran
In essence, a proposal is asking someone to be your partnerÂ for the rest of your lifeâ€”and this song expresses that sentiment beautifully. With lyrics like, â€œI will be loving you â€˜til weâ€™re 70/And baby, my heart could still fall as hard at 23,â€ it clearly delivers the message that you want to be with this person for many years to come.
â€œJust Say Yesâ€ by Snow Patrol
It couldnâ€™t be clearer than telling your partner â€œjust say yes!â€ This song has a great beat, and we particularly like it if youâ€™re creating a proposal videoâ€”it makes a great background song!
â€œGrow Old with Youâ€ by Adam Sandler
If your relationship is more silly than sappy, this song is one of the funniest proposal songs weâ€™ve heard. From the movieÂ The Wedding Singer, it includes lines like â€œI wanna make you smile whenever you’re sad/Carry you around when your arthritis is bad/All I wanna do is grow old with you.â€ Itâ€™s a tune with humor, but also a lot of heartâ€”perfect if you want your beloved to laugh and cry at the same time.
â€œWho I Am with Youâ€ by Chris Young
This is one of the best country proposal songs, as the lyrics truly express the idea of settling down as a married couple after a lifetime of searching. Consider this a more updated version of the classic country love song â€œBless the Broken Roadâ€ by Rascal Flatts (another nice proposal song).
â€œMarry Meâ€ Jason DeRulo
Another song that pretty much says everything you need to say. If youâ€™reÂ a bit anxiousÂ about popping the question, this R&B song has a smooth, confident feel to help you build up the nerve to get down on one knee.
â€œWhen Iâ€™m 64â€ by the Beatles
Thereâ€™s no reason why your proposal has to be serious or emotionalâ€”donâ€™t be afraid to have a little fun with this milestone moment. This classic song is cheeky, yes, but is still totally romantic. Your partner definitely needs to have a sense of humor if youâ€™re planning on playing this song, but if he/she does, itâ€™s a winner!
â€œLetâ€™s Stay Togetherâ€ by Al Green
Thereâ€™s nothing like an old-school Motown classic to get you in the mood for love. This Al Green favorite is popular at weddings, but it also makes an upbeat proposal song, with lyrics like â€œCause you make me feel so brand new/And I want to spend my life with you.â€