25 Best Love Songs to listen to while Driving


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Love songs are very essential while on a drive with that special person. Read on to discover the list of the 25 best love songs to listen to while driving!

Driving and listening to music has always been two activities that go hand in hand because it's relaxing on another level. It gets better when you are listening to some of the best love songs ever made in this world. 

It won't matter whether you are in with somebody or not, as long as you are driving a car in Nigeria and the road is free and silent you will feel loved by nature. There are some types of songs you must avoid while driving but top love songs are some of the best types of songs to listen to while driving because of how therapeutic it is.


We would help you with those 25 songs

Now, this brings us to the main gig of the day. What are the best 25 love songs to listen to while driving? We have prepared a hotlist for you so, all you have to do is create a playlist and download all these songs to your device so you can listen in your car whenever you need to relax. 

25 Best Love Songs to Listen to while Driving  

1. 'When A Man Loves a Woman' by Percy Sledge

 It's no wonder why the song made number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B singles chart upon its first release in 1966. When a man loves a woman by Percy Sledge would forever be one of the best love songs of all time. 


Percy Sledge was a sensation 

2. 'Signed Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours' by Stevie Wonder.

Stevie Wonder was merely 20 years old when he released his apologetic anthem, Signed, Sealed Delivered I’m Yours”. Even at that tender age, the song felt like it was from a love doctor with 50 years of experience.


You would never know he is blind

Drive in a convertible listening to this song and you will feel like you are flying

3. Eye know' by De la Soul

 Eye Know is a 1989 top love song single from De La Soul's debut album 3 Feet High and Rising. It peaked at number 14 on the UK singles chart. It was not released as a single in the United States. This song is a lyrical love letter to a girl. With lines like “ Eye know Eye love you better”, it's no surprise this song easily made it to our list of the 25 best love songs.

4. 'I only have eyes for you' by The Flamingos

This Flamingos' 1959 classic is a perfect love song. A long drive into the starry night when everyone and everything fades away at that moment. 

5. 'My Baby Just Cares for Me' by Nina Simone

Written by Walter Donalson, Nina Simone stylized version of this song and was a top 10 hit in the United Kingdom after it was used in a 1987 perfume commercial. Nina was highlighting a rejection of materials and cultural distractions. 


Such a beautiful woman 

This song had an unusual performance in the UK music chart list. It started climbing up the ladder 30 years after the song was released. This just tells you it is one of the best love songs ever.

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6. 'Slow Show' by the National

 No band captures mundane lives being given grandiose meanings better than National. Slow Show is perfection because it is so harrowingly believable, so perfectly meddled that you almost wish you were living in that love story.

7. 'It had to be you' by Harry Connick Jr.

This love song was released in 1924 has been a staple for both the old and new generations. Harry recorded this soundtrack when he was just 2, with a mix of youthful adventure and retro finesse this song is one that you would not want to miss on that long drive with the one you love. 

8. 'Never Far Away' by Lagbaja

Released by Lagbaja in 2005, this classic love song has been talked about since then till date and that is because of the Ego effect in the song. Lagbaja is the mysterious Nigerian Calypso singer that wears a mask all the time. 


Lagbaja the masked man; such a gem in the Nigerian Music Industry

'Never Far Away'  is one of the best love songs ever to come out of Nigeria and you should totally listen to it while you are driving for good vibes. 

9. 'I will always love you' by Dolly Parton

This song by Dolly Parton was written as a farewell to her long-time partner and mentor, Porter Wagoner, and it became quite a sensation in 1994. It has gone on to become one of the best love songs of all time. 


Dolly Parton will always be beautiful

Dolly Parton will always be a name to remember if you are a fan of country music.

10. 'Maps' by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

'Wait, they don’t love you like I love you' is a line we’re all too familiar with. This song play may sound more like a heartbreak song. Maps might guide you to new love.

11. 'Vision of Love' by Mariah Carey

Though we could not list all of Mariah Carey’s song as the top 25, this 1990 smash single made the cut for its satisfying lyrics. Vision of love perfectly describes what a love fairytale would feel like.

12. 'That’s How Strong My love is' by Otis Redding 

We were beleaguered to think of an artist who croons the good, bad and ugly of love as heartbreakingly well as Otis, and this 1965 cover is no exception. The lyrics are so comforting and reassuring-especially on a drive to see the one you love- that makes you feel adored just to hear them on the stereo of your car.

13. 'Love Hangover' by Diana Ross

'Love Hangover' is a song by Motown singer Diana Ross, recorded in 1975 and released as a single on March 16, 1976. It rose to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot-Selling Soul Singles. It also hit number one on the Record World disco charts. That is a straight best love song spot. 


Diana Ross's voice could bring the dead back to life 

This is a very sexual song where Diana Ross sings about the feeling after making love, and wishing it wouldn't end.

14. 'Sea of Love' by Cat Power

Although the song is a one-hit-wonder, the first two lines of Sea of Love would make you fall in love immediately. This three-stanza song would definitely leave you love-struck and wanting more. 

15. 'Olufunmi' by Styl Plus

Olufunmi was released in 2006 and became an instant banger. Olufunmi is easily one of the greatest love songs ever to hit Nigeria. From its adoring lyrics to the sonorous voices of the trio, Styl Plus definitely had the road on their mind when they sang. Kanye specifically wrote this as a tribute to Kim and if that isn’t romantic I don’t know what else is! Brilliantly honest.

With all the controversies surrounding their marriage, writing one of the best love songs of all time was the best thing Kanye could do to make everyone stop talking negatively about his love affair with Kim Kardashian.

16. 'The power of love' by Frankie Goes to Hollywood

"The Power of Love" is a song originally recorded and released by the British band Frankie Goes to Hollywood. It was written by Holly Johnson, Peter Gill, Mark O'Toole and Brian Nash, four of five members of the band. It was released by the group as their third single.

17. 'Hello' by Lionel Richie

Taken as the third single from his second solo album Can't Slow Down (1983), this song was released in 1984 and reached number one on three Billboard music charts.


Lionel Richie can never be forgotten in any affair of love

Hello is a perfect song for a first date. When she enters the car, just light up the music and she'd never want to leave you. It's definitely is an ice breaker with sultry and enticing lines.\

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18. 'Angel of my Life' by Paul Play Dairo

Paul Play Dairo is the son of popular Nigerian artist I.K Dairo. In 2006, Paul Play released one of the best love songs in the history of Nigerian Music. It was also a one-hit-wonder because till date, no other song made even half airplay like 'Angel of my Life' 

19. 'Cherish' by Madonna

We love a lot about Madonna’s we’ve seen over the years, but we have rarely seen mushy, love-struck Madonna. This unabashedly cheery romp released in 1989 would put those novices Romeo and Juliet to shame.

20. 'Ain’t Nobody' by Rufus & Chaka Khan

Ain't nobody is an American love song by band "Rufus" and singer "Chaka Khan". It was released in 1983 and it went on to become one of the best love songs ever and it has become one of Khan's signature songs. 

This song makes you feel good while you behind the wheel. 

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21. 'Everywhere' by Fleetwood Mac

Everywhere is a song by British-American rock band, Fleetwood Mac, from their 14th studio album titled "Tango in the Night". The high-speed acoustic guitar makes it a very good song for driving, especially at night when activities are down.

22. 'The way you make me feel' by Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson has always been a sensation from the Jackson 5 band to being the superstar of the world.


Michael Jackson the Legend

Love song was not his forte but he gave the world one of the best love songs ever. 'The way you make me feel' is a love song that will make you dance. 

23. 'African Queen' by Tuface

African Queen might just be the most popular love song from Africa by Nigeria's very own Tuface Idibia. This song was released in 2004 and later in 2015, we found out that this song was actually written by blackface which was part of Tufaces' 'plantashun boiz' trio. However, Tuface had been paying full royalties to blackface for writing this song.


Can we ever forget this video?

Thank you to Tuface, one of the richest Nigerian artistes, one of the best love songs ever was given to us in 2004. 

24. 'Bound 2' by Kanye West


Kanye West and Kim K really inspired the world on love

Kanye specifically wrote this as a tribute to Kim and if that isn’t romantic, I don’t know what else is! Brilliantly honest.

25. 'Hallelujah, I love her so' by Ray Charles

You know that person you cannot really get out of your head, even in the middle of 3-hour traffic? Ray Charles knows the feeling. Between Don Wilkerson’s tenor sax solo and the sweet lyrics about the quiet kindnesses of romance, this song captures the perfect love moment in its entirety.


Ray Charles wrote songs for the soul

This places this song amongst the best love songs ever in the history of the world. 


Now that you know the 25 best love songs to listen to while driving, you should go on to check out other important car tips and advice for you as a Nigerian car driver.

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