14 Top Songs About Desire

Songs About Desire
Written by Corey Morgan

Top Desire Songs

When was the last time you felt an overwhelming want to be with another person? like you genuinely desire them?

You are not alone in feeling this kind of urge. In actuality, a large deal of the greatest love works of literature and art emerged from a profound desire (or passion) with someone.

Every person, and certainly every songwriter, has felt the compulsion to desire another person at some point in their lives. As you’re going to witness, there are actually some fantastic songs written on these feelings.

Without further ado, here are some of the greatest songs about desire for someone.

14 Top Songs About Desire

1. By Avril Lavigne, Wish You Were Here

Avril Lavigne - Wish You Were Here (Official Video)

Wish You Were Here, by Avril Lavigne, is another great yearning song. The American and European audiences were won over by the Canadian singer’s powerful voice and insightful lyrics. The song captures the emotion of desire for someone special at this very moment.

If you’ve ever felt lonely or isolated, this song will speak to you. Avril is one of the most successful and well-known Canadian musicians of the present day because of her easy-going, groovy sound.

2. “Je T’aime”

Song By Lara Fabian

Lara Fabian - Je t'aime

In this song Fabian expresses her love for someone in a way that is filled with desire. Lara has achieved a great deal of fame on a global scale and is especially popular France. The singer primarily sings in French, although she also has a large catalog of songs sung in English.

Lara is next to Celine Dion, one of the most successful francophone singers. The artist originally hailed from Belgium; she performed once at the European Song Contest. Celine took home the trophy, but Lara went on to have a string of songs on the international charts. Lara Fabian wins over listeners with her warm personality, great sound, and profound words.

3. Marvin Gaye  “I Want You”

Leon Ware, a member of Motown, and Diana Ross’s brother, ‘T-Boy,’ co-wrote the song. He wants this girl, but he also wants her to feel the same way about him (“I want you to want me, too. He cautions her, “Don’t play with something you should cherish for life.”

The rumor goes that Gaye met and married his future wife when she came to see him play at the studio with her mother, who was a huge fan of Gaye’s.

4. “I Want You,” by Kings of Leon

A fan favorite here by Southern rockers Kings of Leon. The lyrics are often a little explicit, and this song is no different. Despite the fact that he can see the girl he likes having a sexual encounter with another man on film (“the video proof”), the narrator still desires her despite the fact that “this is only bringin’ her down.” She must immediately take action to remove the film in question.

5. Prince’s “I Wanna Be Your Lover”

Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover (Official Music Video)

This early Prince song was a fan favorite at his sorely missed live shows (who else is having a hard time accepting his death?). Prince, seeming modest here, sings “I ain’t got no money,” but he promises this girl he can give her something the other guys can’t (namely, a good time in the bedroom).

6. Giveon’s “I Want You,”

Giveon - Like I Want You (Official Music Video)

The majority of the tracks here are about longing for someone afar. One can say that this one is unconventional. It’s about how much you miss the person you broke up with.

You wonder if they do the same because, even if you’re no longer together, you can’t help but think about this person all the time. He decides he must act as though everything is fine, even if deep down he is still in pain. In her presence, he finds himself unable to muster the words, “I want you.”

7. Jennifer Rush’s The Power of Love

Jennifer Rush - The Power Of Love (Official Video) (VOD)

Jennifer Rush also provided a song full of longing. Love is shown to be powerful in The Power of Love. It’s been sung by legends like Celine Dion and is universally hailed as a masterpiece of romantic music.

Jennifer Rush comes from the USA. In the 1980s, Jennifer rose to prominence, particularly in German-speaking regions. Jennifer writes about romantic feelings like love, desire, and want in the majority of her songs.

8. Taylor Swift’s Love Story

Taylor Swift - Love Story

There is a unique take on longing in this song. In this case, the protagonist is a young woman who is waiting impatiently for her sweetheart to come and ask for her hand in marriage.

The song’s sweeping romance has won over listeners all around the world. Taylor is one of the most beloved country music artists in the world. Nearly everything Taylor creates becomes a massive smash, and she is even held in high regard in Asia.

Love Story is a wonderful song and one of Taylor’s most well-known. Lyrically, this is one of the best songs about desire.

9. By Barbara Streisand, Memory

Barbra Streisand - Memory (Official Video)

Memory is a song by Barbara Streisand from the musical Cats. Barbara’s incredible vocal talent and her heartfelt performance style are awe-inspiring.

Even if it isn’t for a specific individual, wanting is still a part of memory. Here one mourns for one’s youth. It’s safe to assume that, beyond a certain age, we all start to pine for our younger selves.

We all wish we could revert back in time to our happiest, most carefree selves. Therefore, Memory is an emotionally powerful and immensely rewarding musical experience.

10. Adele’s “Hello”

Adele - Hello (Official Music Video)

With Hello, Adele created one of her most famous songs. Adele wins over listeners with her powerful voice and a catalogue of songs whose lyrics are just as compelling.

The song “Hello” is about missing a loved one even after a lengthy period has passed apart. In the song, Adele reaches out to her ex once more, expressing regret about their past relationship. However, despite the fact that Adele’s love remains unrequited, the song skyrocketed to superstardom in a matter of days.

11. Rita Ora, “Only Want You (Feat. 6LACK)”

Rita Ora - Only Want You (feat. 6LACK) [Official Video]

In this song, the former lovers resolve their issues and reconcile. Ora broke up with her partner, but now she realizes she was wrong to do so. However, it is possible that it is too late to win him back. In the final line, 6LACK, as the rejected lover, confesses his feelings for her (and has resisted the advances of many other women).

12. Taylor Swift: “You Belong With Me”

Taylor Swift - You Belong With Me

Here’s a timeless tune about the universal experience of desire for someone who will always elude us. The narrator has feelings for her male friend, but he has no knowledge about it.

She’s desperate for him, and she thinks she’d make a better girlfriend than she (“she’ll never know your story like I do,” she sings). He’s blind to all of it, unfortunately, like a bit of a numbskull. Don’t lose it!

13. “Ain’t No Sunshine”

Song By Bill Withers

Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine

There is no sugar coating in this song; only raw emotion and an overwhelming sense of want. The song, which is now regarded as a timeless classic, illustrates just how much you can miss a person. One of life’s greatest pains is losing someone you love.

When a loved one is gone, “ain’t no sunlight” means that life is no longer bright and happy. Many modern listeners will identify with the song’s protagonist as he sings about his pure yearning.

14. And When A Song by Xavier Naidoo

This song was Xavier Naidoo and the Söhne Mannheims’ big break in German-speaking countries. Songwriting is a primary priority for Xavier Naidoo, and he writes songs with deep, personal meaning.

This song also discusses yearning and the desire for someone else. There are few songs more wonderful than this one, in which a German guy declares his love for another.

The song is pure inspiration and longing in any event, with a fantastic sound and lovely lyrics. Anyone who doesn’t sing along to this song hysterically probably never will with any song.