The Best Proposal Songs That’ll Almost Guarantee A YES!!

February 17, 2022

When it is time to pop up that big question of: "Will you marry me" it is pretty essential that you strive to make it one of a kind because it is genuinely like a once in a lifetime act. One big way of setting the mood right is through music. 

Music has a way of communicating with your emotions, creating an ambience, and setting the mood. But music is also an excellent way to pass a piece of information to your partner through the song's lyrics. 

Choosing the best song for a marriage proposal, in addition to other wonderful things like choosing the perfect ring to propose, will certainly elevate the mood. 

Don’t rack your brain any further by thinking of the best marriage proposal songs to use; we have put together an excellent list of the best proposal songs for you. 

All you need to do is read through and select the ones that match you and your lover's personality, vibe, and the ambience you are trying to achieve. With all these details in place, we can bet that you will be getting a big YES from your Boo. 

- VB Tip -

Use your favourite proposal song for the first dance at your wedding!

Our Top Songs Ideas for a Beautiful Proposal.

1. “Have I Told You Lately” by Rod Stewart 

Genre: R & B With A Folk Vibe 

This song was released in 1991, and it was featured in the Expanded Version of the Vagabond Heart album released by Rod Stewart at that time. This song has had a grammy nomination for the best male pop vocal performance after a live performance was done for the music. 

Rod Stewart is indeed an artist that knows how best to describe your feelings in words of songs, and he displayed this masterpiece for us with this. 

What exactly makes this song a beautiful fit as a proposal song? The answer is straightforward enough: the upbeat ambiance and lyrics of the song. 

Just the introduction of the song is enough to get the attention of the person you are proposing to. This is different from proposal songs requiring you to listen attentively to most of the words before understanding the meaning. 

You will find out that your partner is blushing just at the introduction of the music. It is even more interesting because the lyrics of the introductory part were repeated several times during the chorus so that you can get your lover blushing all through the song. 

To fully enjoy the enchanting effect, the environment matters as well. For example, a noisy atmosphere is not the best setting. 

A serene setting, with beautiful decor and the music playing not too loudly but audible enough to grasp the words. BOOM! They’ll be yours forever.

Here’s a look at the chorus. 

" Have I told you lately that I love you 

Have I told you there's no one else above you 

You fill my heart with gladness 

Take away all my sadness 

Ease my troubles, that's what you do." 

2. "Better Together" by Jack Johnson 

Genre: Acoustic Rock With An Alternative/Indie Vibe 

This song was written and performed by an American singer and songwriter named Jack Johnson. It was recorded in 2005 and released in 2006 under the label- "Brushfire" and producer- Mario Caldato Jr. This song is the first track in his third studio album- In Between Dreams. 

Our song snippet below is one of the best parts of this song, repeated more than once, making it perfect.

It just has a way of awakening the love hormones in your body. It's a throwback song, and this is one thing that can get your lover excited. Do you remember how you feel when your favourite throwback song comes on?

Here, your lover gets excited because of the nostalgia of a throwback song, and its sensual beats accompanied by a subtle instrument, plus the main factor, which is the lyrics. 

You can purposefully plan your proposal in a way that you both hold each other's hands and look sweetly into each other's eyes. 

Then, when the song reaches the part we highlighted below, give them a subtle forehead kiss and after that part is sung, go down on your knees to pop up the question. Definitely had to be on our “best song for wedding proposal” list. 

We can bet that you will get a "YES" answer. 

Here’s a small excerpt. 

"Mmm, it's always better when we're together 

Yeah, we'll look at the stars when we're together 

Well, it's always better when we're together 

Yeah, it's always better when we're together." 


3. “True Companion” by Marc Cohn 

Genre: Romantic Pop Music 

Marc Cohn is an American singer, songwriter, and music artist. In 1992, Marc Cohn won the Best New Artist Grammy Award. 

The "True Companion" song was released in 1991, and it is part of the track of his debut self-titled studio album titled "Marc Cohn." 

Even though most of his songs always fall under country and rock, this particular song falls under romantic pop music, making it a perfect marriage or proposal song. 

If you properly analyze the lyrics of this song, you will realize that overall it doesn't only center on "love" instead has a blend of love and finding peace with someone. 

This is just the perfect theme we are looking for because everybody yearns to find that person you find peace with. 

Your lover will be more than excited to say yes to you by just finding out with the song's lyrics the much peace they bring into your life. 

This song might leave your partner shedding tears of happiness even while saying yes to your proposal. Right from the first line of the song till the last line of it seems to be helping you pop the question and state reasons. 

We trust that your proposal won't go wrong with this masterpiece from Marc Cohn. 

Here’s a look at the chorus. 

"So don't you dare and try to walk away 

I've got my heart set on our wedding day 

I've got this vision of a girl in white 

Made my decision that it's you alright." 

4. “Love Story” By Taylor Swift 

Genre: Pop Or Pop Country 

When it comes to choosing wedding songs, Taylor Swift is always there is always something special about her songs. 

She is an American songwriter and singer whose song genre is fun, inspiring, and filled with love; she displayed this expertise in this song - “Love Story,” making it look like a beautifully narrated love story. 

This beautiful masterpiece from Taylor swift is from her Album titled “Fearless”. It was released in 2008, and it has since been recognized both locally and internationally. Taylor Swift later got a Country Music Association Award for Music Video of the Year. 

The beauty of this song is not only limited to its lyrics. You can decide to sing out this song to ask your lover to marry you without necessarily adding any other line. 

The part where she sang, "It's a love story, baby, just say, "Yes" is genuinely a perfect phrase that your lover will appreciate, but it doesn't end there. 

The instruments accompanying the song add to it’s beauty, and the serene and chill aura provides the music with a romantic feel. A perfect tune for popping the question. 

Despite that, Taylor Swift has other pieces that give this aura, but this particular one seems to stand out because of the unique storytelling tactic added to the way the songwriter expressed her love. 

This song gets a high recommendation from us, and you should try it out.

Here’s a small, wonderful excerpt. 

"Romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone 

I'll be waiting; all there's left to do is run 

You'll be the prince, and I'll be the princess 

It's a love story, baby, just say, "Yes." 

Related: Best Romantic Valentine's Day Proposal Ideas

5. Just Say Yes” By Snow Patrol 

Genre: Synthpop 

"Just say yes" is a single track by Snow Patrol from the album "Up to now." Even the singer is snow patrol, and the songwriters are Gary Lightbody and Snow Patrol. It was released in 2009 and produced by Jackknife Lee. 

A good atmosphere for this song would be a public but serene environment, for example, a couple of customized lunch arenas. The lyrics are powerful, and it has all but takes to leave your partner as emotional as possible. 

Here’s a look at the chorus. 

“I want you to stay here beside me 

I won't be ok, and I won't pretend I am 

So just tell me today and take my hand 

Please take my hand 

Just say yes, just say there's nothing holding you back.” 

6. “Marry You” by Bruno Mars 

Genre: Pop, Soul, R & B 

This still might be one of the most popular wedding proposals songs. Sure! It’s been around for a while, but doesn’t it just make you happy? And of course, it’s absolutely appropriate as one of the best marriage proposal songs. 

Bruno Mars is an American Songwriter and Singer. Marry me is a song from his debut album titled Doo-Wops and Hooligans in 2010. It was released in 2012 and produced by The Smeezingtons and written by Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, and Ari Levine. 

This has been raring as one of the most-played proposing of the moment. But, it is truly worth it because the happy beat tune has elements for a perfect proposal song. It has a cheerful feel, is emotional, and even has a line that reads, “Just say I do...” 

Read a few verses of this wonderful song for your marriage proposal.

“It's a beautiful night; we're looking for something dumb to do 

Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you. 

Is it the look in your eyes, or is it this dancing juice? 

Who cares, baby? I think I wanna marry you.” 

Creating a proposal that is unforgettable and magical requires some planning and preparation. Choosing the perfect location: whether private or public, the best marriage proposal song will help develop the ambience and atmosphere you are trying to create 

The songs you choose to play during this time will definitely help immensely. 

There is no doubt that music stirs emotions, feelings and excitement. With the right song to propose, you can never go wrong with our suggestions above.

We hope you enjoyed our list of proposal song ideas. CIAO!

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