Do you want to learn some new romantic piano love songs? Below, piano teacher Liz T. shares 15 piano love songs that’ll make anyone’s heart melt…
Are you looking to add a few piano love songs to your existing repertoire?
Today, there are many well-known pianists who are able to transform a movie theme, classical piece, jazz standard, or pop song into a solo piece for the piano.
Below, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite piano love songs from a variety of styles. Try learning these piano love songs on your own or simply create a playlist you can enjoy.
15 Piano Love Songs That’ll Melt Your Heart
1. My Heart Will Go On: Titanic
This is a heart wrenching piano love song that will surely make you shed a tear. This is a great song for practicing a wide range of dynamics and phrasing. Start simple with the melody in the right hand, then incorporate the left hand.
2. Liszt “Love Dream” Liebestraum
This classical piano piece by Liszt truly makes you feel like you’re inside a sweet dream. Appropriate to play at formal events, even children emotionally feel connected to the piece.
3. All I Ask of You: Phantom of the Opera
This romantic piano song by Andrew Lloyd Webber touches everyone’s hearts. The piano melody is stunning in the right hand, and the constant motion in the left hand keeps the piece driving. The range of notes in the low and high octaves on the piano make your emotions want to soar.
4. To a Wild Rose: Edward MacDowell
This is very simple classical song for the piano, featuring a light and airy mezzo-piano feel. It’s amazing how the chords accompany the melody to convey a romantic emotion, without even having to use words.
5. One Hand, One Heart: West Side Story
This piano love song is great to play for a loved one. Originally written for musical theater, the song can easily transition as a classical piece. Try improvising with the melody in a classical context within the solo part.
6. When a Man Loves a Woman: Percy Sledge
This 80’s love song is flirty and romantic. It’s a great song to entertain people with, as it brings back old memories for many people.
7. Endless Love: Lionel Richie and Diana Ross
This pop love ballad gives you freedom to put your own touch. For example, you can add trills, re-harmonization of chords, and play with the rhythm to make this piece sound a little more romantically spontaneous.
8. Con te Partiro: Andrea Bocelli
“Time to Say Goodbye” is a classy, Mediterranean song. The piano makes it sound very affectionate, and will leave you wanting one last kiss! It’s also a great piece to practice key changes.
9. La Boheme: Opera by Puccini
Opera has been touching audience’s hearts for hundreds of years. While the song was initially written for full orchestra, it still provokes the same kind of emotion on the piano.
10. Corcovado: Antonio Carlos Jobim
This light jazz piano song always puts everyone into a romantic mood. Challenge yourself to see if you can come up with the most intimate chord voicing’s.
11. Sunday Kind of Love: Etta James
This 1960’s lovey-dovey tune is sure to make you want to be with your love on a Sunday. The way the song builds up in each verse, chorus, and bridge will have you on the edge of your seat.
12. Scenes From an Italian Restaurant: Billy Joel
The melody and chords in this piano love song paints a beautiful image in your mind. This song can be played either mid-tempo or as a very slow ballad. It’s also great for dramatic shaping.
13. Crazy After All These Years: Paul Simon
The lyrics in this folk song are very poetic, and you can easily sing along with the tune. This song is not too busy, so you can put in your own arpeggios and melodic phrasing to create the expression you want to convey.
14. Dreaming of You & I Could Fall in Love: Selena
These romantic piano songs from the 90’s would be a great medley put together. Perfect for background music or a performance, these songs will be very popular among young adults.
15. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell
This classic Motown song will certainly put your pop chops to the test, as you passionately play this song. Let your emotions run wild!
I hope that you’ve enjoyed learning about these 15 piano love songs that will absolutely melt your heart!
Don’t be afraid to pour your emotions out on the piano. For more guidance on how to approach these songs, ask your piano teacher for some help!