By Rachel Lankester, Editor

For a bit of fun, we went looking for some really great love songs about growing old together. To celebrate enduring love. We’ve put together a list of top songs that celebrate the love that stands the test of time.

These tunes are often a beautiful reminder that hopefully love only gets stronger as we get older – yay! We can always hope! Here’s our pick of classic love songs that celebrate endless love! Enjoy!

You’ll find a Spotify playlist of these fabulous songs at the bottom of this post!

1. “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston

“I Will Always Love You” is the classic love song about endless love! A powerful ballad originally written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton in 1973, it gained widespread popularity when Whitney Houston covered the song for the soundtrack of the 1992 film “The Bodyguard,” in which she starred alongside Kevin Costner. It became a massive hit and is often considered one of the greatest and most iconic love songs of all time. 

2. “Grow Old With You” by Adam Sandler 

“Grow Old with You” was performed by Adam Sandler for the 1998 romantic comedy film “The Wedding Singer.” Adam Sandler’s character, Robbie Hart, sings the song to Drew Barrymore’s character, Julia Sullivan, as a heartfelt and impromptu declaration of love. It fits the vibe of endless love perfectly!

3. “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri

“A Thousand Years” is by American singer-songwriter Christina Perri, written for the soundtrack of the 2011 film “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.” The song gained significant popularity for its emotive lyrics and Perri’s soulful performance. It’s beautiful!

4. “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran

“Thinking Out Loud” is a romantic ballad by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. It was released as the third single from his second studio album, “x”  in 2014. The song became a massive commercial success and is one of Ed Sheeran’s most popular and recognizable tracks.

5. “Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur

“Say You Won’t Let Go” is a song by British singer-songwriter James Arthur. It was released as a single in 2016 and later included on his second studio album, “Back from the Edge.” Gorgeous!

 6. “I Wanna Grow Old With You” by Westlife

The song “I Wanna Grow Old With You” by Westlife is a beautiful and heartfelt ballad that captures the essence of true love and the desire to spend a lifetime together. Released in 1999, this song quickly became a favorite among fans and remains one of Westlife’s most popular tracks.

7. “Grow Old With Me” by Tom Odell

The song “Grow Old with Me,” written and performed by British singer-songwriter Tom Odell, is an ardent ballad that touches on themes of love, companionship, and the passage of time. With its emotionally charged lyrics and soothing melody, the song has resonated with fans around the world.

8. “Mary’s Song” by Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is known for her emotion-filled songs, and “Mary’s Song (Oh My My My)” is no different. Released in 2006 and written when she was just 16, as part of her self-titled debut album, the song tells the story of a young couple in love and their journey together. The lyrics are full of vivid imagery and emotions, making it a timeless favorite among fans. 

The song is based on the love story of her neighbors, who’d been married for over 60 years. It follows their journey from childhood friends to young lovers and finally to a married couple with children. In an interview with CMT, Swift said, “I would sit out on my front porch, I was probably about 12, and I would watch them drive by. They’d go on dates, and they’d been married for decades. I just thought it was so cool.” The lyrics paint a picture of a beautiful, enduring love that lasts a lifetime.

9. “You’re Still The One” by Shania Twain

“You’re Still the One” is a song by Canadian singer Shania Twain. It was released in 1998 as the third single from her third studio album, “Come On Over” (1997). The song is a country-pop ballad that reflects on enduring love and the strength of a relationship that has stood the test of time. It became one of Shania’s most successful and iconic songs.

10. “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion

Celine Dion’s hit song, “Because You Loved Me” is a classic love ballad that’s been played at countless weddings and anniversary celebrations since its release in 1996. It spent several weeks at the top of the charts and earned a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year. The lyrics are a testament to the power of unconditional love. 

11. “Tunnel of Love” by Bruce Springsteen

“Tunnel of Love” is a song by Bruce Springsteen from his album of the same name, released in 1987. The album and the song mark a departure from the more overtly political themes of some of Springsteen’s earlier work and delve into more personal and introspective territory. “Tunnel of Love,” both the song and the album, explores love, relationships, and the complexities of romantic partnerships. The song is often interpreted as a reflection on the challenges and uncertainties that can arise in a romantic relationship, particularly in the face of fame and the pressures of Springsteen’s own public life.

12. “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong

“What a Wonderful World” is a classic song performed by Louis Armstrong. The song was written by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss and was first released in 1967. Though not strictly about love between people, the lyrics express a deep and enduring love and appreciation for the beauty and wonders of the world. It’s such a great song we wanted to include it here.

13. “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys

Few songs have captured the hearts of audiences worldwide in the way that “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys did. Released in 1966, the track quickly became an iconic love song with its signature melody, innovative instrumentation, dense harmonies, and poetic lyrics. Written by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher, the song has been hailed as a timeless masterpiece that continues to inspire new generations of fans to this day.

14. “A Face To Call Home” by John Mayer

A Face to Call Home is a heartfelt song written and performed by John Mayer. Released in 2012 as part of his album “Born and Raised,” this beautiful composition delves deep into the longing for love and companionship. The lyrics paint a vivid picture of the search for that special someone who will truly understand and accept you for who you are, forever.

15. “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding

“How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding is a beautiful song that expresses deep and enduring love. The song was originally written and recorded by Mike Scott of The Waterboys, and Ellie Goulding covered it for the soundtrack of the 2013 romantic comedy film “About Time.”

16. “At Last” by Etta James

“At Last” is a timeless classic that has captured the hearts of music lovers since its release in 1960. Etta James, with her soulful and powerful voice, delivered a powerful performance that continues to resonate with listeners to this day. The song’s lyrics, combined with James’ emotional delivery, evoke a deep sense of longing and fulfillment, exploring themes of love and finding that one special person.

17. “Truly” by Lionel Ritchie

“Truly” by Lionel Richie is a classic love ballad released in 1982 as part of his self-titled debut solo album. The song is a beautiful and moving expression of romantic love and deep affection.

18. “In Our Old Age” by Kenny Rogers

This moving song, by Kenny Rogers, shares the belief that as people age in love, their love gets stronger, through all their trials and tribulations.

19. “Stay With You” by John Legend

John Legend is known for his soulful ballads and meaningful lyrics, and one of his most beloved songs is “Stay with You.” Released in 2006, the song has resonated with listeners around the world, capturing the essence of love and commitment. 

20. “Always and Forever” by Luther Vandross

Always and Forever is a timeless song by Luther Vandross, released in 1983. It’s become an iconic love ballad that resonates deeply with listeners. 

21. “Through The Years” by Kenny Rogers

Another song from Kenny Rogers. His iconic country ballad, “Through The Years” has been a favorite among lovebirds and music enthusiasts alike. Its soulful words and touching melody have moved countless listeners over the years. One of the best country songs about lifelong love. 

22. “Like You’ll Never See Me Again” by Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys’ “Like You’ll Never See Me Again” is one of the most touching love songs of all time. It’s a soulful ballad that delivers poignant lyrics about the precious nature of time and the importance of cherishing every moment with our loved ones.

23. “The Real Love” by Bob Seger

The Real Love is a song by American rock band Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band. Frontman Bob Seger wrote the track for the band’s sixth studio album, The Fire Inside (1991). According to Seger, the song is about a man who searches for true love, with “simple” lyrics.

24. “Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake’s 2013 hit song ‘Mirrors’ is more than just a catchy tune. It holds deep meaning that resonates with many fans around the world. Timberlake wrote the song in tribute to his grandparents, William and Sadie Bomar, who were married for 63 years. In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Timberlake revealed that the song is about a long-lasting love that will never fade away, even after death.

25. “The Rest of Our Life” by Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

One of the most beautiful love songs in recent years, The Rest of Our Life by Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, tells the story of a couple who promise to spend the rest of their lives together. The song begins with the heartfelt lyrics “Sitting with you in a dark room / Warmed by a fireplace / You know there’s just something about you / You brighten my day.” It is a romantic, loving sentiment that encapsulates the essence of true love.

26. “Better Together” by Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson is known for his acoustic guitar-based music with laid-back rhythms and positive messages. One of his most popular songs is “Better Together,” released in 2005. This song is a romantic ballad about how two people are meant to be together. 

 27. “Want to Grow Old With You” by George Jones

“Want to Grow Old With You” by George Jones is a country song that expresses the desire for a lasting and enduring love. It’s a sentimental and romantic ballad that reflects on the prospect of growing old together with a loved one.

28. “Grow Old with Me” by Mary Chapin Carpenter

Mary Chapin Carpenter is a singer and songwriter best known for her uplifting, optimistic music. One of her most popular songs is “Grow Old with Me,” which has been covered by many famous artists, including John Lennon and Ringo Starr. The song’s lyrics are filled with heartfelt sentiments that speak to listeners of all ages and backgrounds.

29. “Dance Me to the End of Love” by Leonard Cohen

“Dance Me To the End of Love” is a timeless song written by the iconic Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. Released in 1984 as a part of his album “Various Positions,” it’s a hauntingly beautiful composition that captivates listeners with its poetic lyrics and mesmerizing melody.

30. “How Forever Feels” by Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney’s hit song, “How Forever Feels,” is a moving and catchy tune that enthralls listeners with its relatable lyrics and upbeat melody. Released in 1999 as part of his album “Everywhere We Go,” the song quickly became a fan favorite and climbed the charts, further solidifying Chesney’s status as a country music superstar.

It’s been fun visiting all this great music! We hope you enjoyed our list of the best timeless love songs about growing old together. There are some really beauties here. What are your favourite songs? Have we missed any great songs that you love? 

I reckon these songs capture the beauty of love that stays strong and vibrant as couples grow old together. Something we all can aspire to I hope. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or simply cherishing your love for someone special, here’s the perfect soundtrack for the occasion.

Click the link for our Spotify playlist of 30 Timeless Love Songs About Growing Older Together. Enjoy!

Rachel Lankester is the founder of Magnificent Midlife, author, host of the Magnificent Midlife Podcast, a midlife mentor and editor of the Mutton Club online magazine. After an initially devastating early menopause at 41, she dedicated herself to helping women vibrantly transition through the sometimes messy middle of life, helping them cope better with menopause and ageing in general, and create magnificent next chapters. She’s been featured in/on BBC Woman’s Hour, The Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, Thrive Global, Authority Magazine, The Age Buster, Woman’s Weekly, Prima Magazine, eShe, Tatler HK and Woman’s Own amongst others. She believes we just get better with age. Get her book Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause and Beyond which was recommended in the New York Times.

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