Top 100 Indie Love Songs

Get ready for Valentines Day with our Top 100 Indie love songs - songs for romance, songs for weddings, songs for when love is elusive.... Check out our all time best indie love songs below;

1. The Cure - Lovesong

Robert Smith writes the best love song in history. Fact!

2. Arctic Monkeys - Baby Im Yours

A romantic offering by Arctic Monkeys

3. The Stone Roses - Ten Story Love Song

"Take my hand baby I'm your man / I got love maybe enough for two." Ten storeys! He's that into you! This was the lead track for The Stone Roses' long, long awaited album The Second Coming (1994).

4. The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

"And if a double decker bus / Crashes into us / To die by your side / Is such a heavenly way to die." The most unlikely romantic sentiment ever. courtesy of this Queen Is Dead album track.

5. Blur - To The End

"Well you and I collapsed in love..." They've made it to the end... of what, though?

6. The Maccabees - Toothpaste Kisses

“Cradle me, I’ll cradle you / I’ll win your heart with a woop-a-woo!” God, we’ll miss these guys.

7. Kodaline - Wherever You Are

Kodaline's 'Wherever You Are' is the most perfect wedding song probably ever! "When the world's getting hard, I will go to wherever you are

8. The White Stripes - Fell In Love With A Girl

We love this track by The White Stripes. Definitely one for the late night dance floors!

9. Arctic Monkeys - Cornerstone

A fractious relationship finally comes good in this Humbug track.

10. The Wannadies - You And Me Song

“You and me / Always / And forever.” A great tune for when you're at the top of your game.

11. Wolfman feat Pete Doherty - For Lovers

"I'm running away with you / That's all I ever do." One of Pete's more tender moments.

12. The Stone Roses - Sally Cinnamon

From the Roses' early years. Is it a true story, or just a letter that’s been found? “Sent to me from heaven. Sally Cinnamon, you're my world"

13. I Do - The Hunts

A perfect song for the partner of your dreams.

14. Arctic Monkeys - I Wanna Be Yours

A absolute masterpiece by Arctic Monkeys that truly deserves the No14 spot 

15. Jose Gonzalez - Stay Alive

Heartbeats by Jose Gonzalez is amazing but we have all heard it a thousand times. This one is just as beautiful with lyrics that fit perfectly with how it feels like to be in love. Insert heart emoji somewhere here. 

16. R.E.M - The One I Love

"This one goes out to the one I love"Its a no brainer.

17. Dan Auerbach - Never In My Wildest Dreams

That guy from the Black Keys delivers one of the best love songs ever with this modern age classic.

18. Elbow - One Day Like This

No wedding is complete without this one from Elbow “Kiss me like a final meal / Yeah, kiss me like we die tonight…”

19. Aqualung - Strange & Beautiful

The best-known song from Matt Hales and star of an advert.

20. Gerry Cinnamon - Belter

We played this last summer at a wedding at Huntsmill Farm for the closing song of the night. Everybody on the dance floor singing this to the bride! "She is a belter,, Different from the rest, Diamonds on her finger, And she always looks her best"

21. The Lumineers - Ho Hey

“I belong with you, you belong with me, you’re my sweetheart”

22. The Coral - Dreaming Of You

Throwing it back to 2002 with this indie classic! 

23. Oasis - Wonderwall

"Because maybe, you're gonna be the one that saves me" Its another classic track from one of the biggest U.K bands ever.

24. Bright Eyes - First Day Of My Life

Quite a lovely sentiment to this acoustic ditty: the first day you met that special someone, that was when your life truly began. Gooiest moment: “I think maybe this time it’s different, I mean I really think you like me.”

25. Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love

Love: quite a good thing, quite a scary thing. Like, it’s a bit of a risk to commit all your feelings to one person, right? That’s what Kate Bush had in mind when she portrayed love as a muscular beast capable of maiming you. 

26. Catfish & The Bottlemen - Cocoon

"You go all red like the first time – I love it when you do that / God, I love it when you do that."

27. Florence & The Machine - You Got The Love

Play this at your wedding breakfast or as you walk down the isle or even peak time on the dance floor. Its fits perfectly pretty much everywhere.

28. The Courteeners - Take Over The World

"I think it's time for me and you to take over the world," says Liam Fray. And who are we to argue?

29. Arcade Fire - Everything Now

Uplifting anthem by Arcade Fire. Play this at the end of the evening and make your party go out with a bang. 

30. Monsters Of Men - Little Talks

"I don't like walking around this old and empty house/So hold my hand, I'll walk with you my dear"

31. Blur - Out Of Time

From Damon Albarn's bittersweet period.

32. The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition

For some reason, this encapsulates a great summer romance perfectly.

33. The Cure - Just Like Heaven

A magical night for Robert Smith, kept for posterity as this classic 1987 song.

34. - Edward Shape & The Magnetic Zeros - Home

"Home is wherever Im with you" Lets face it.... its perfect.

35. Noah & The Whale - 5 Years Time

We just love this track from Noah & The Whale!

36. Foo Fighters - Everlong

Dave Grohl's most tender and affecting moment: "If everything could ever be this real forever." We now hire a stunning neon EVERLONG sign for your wedding! Click here for more info.

37. Ash - Girl From Mars

An ode to an intergalactic lover, from young Tim Wheeler.

38. Tom Walker - Just You And I

Tom Walker ticks all the boxes with this single from his debut album

39. Starsailor - Good Souls

"Thank goodness for the good souls, that make life better"

40. Take Her Back - The Pigeon Detectives

"She's got everything he wants, She's got everything he needs" Uplifting indie anthem by The Pigeon Detectives

41. Paolo Nutini - Someone Like You

wonderfully beautiful love song from Paolo Nutini

42. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps

"Wait... they don't love you like I love you"." So moving it made Karen O burst into tears.

43. Supergrass - Late In The Day

Supergrass show their more romantic side with this little number

44. The Mouldy Peaches - Anyone Else But You

The Mouldy Peaches offering from the Juno Soundtrack

45. Bon Iver - Skinny Love

Throwing it back to 2007 with this beaut

46. The xx - VCR

There was loads to choose from by The XX but this one is our fav :)

47. Richard Ashcroft - A Song For The Lovers

Its a modern day romantic masterpiece!

48. First Aid Kit - Waterloo Sunset

Don't be mad coz its not the original. This cover is just magical.

49. Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars

“If I just lay here, would you lie with me and just forget the world?” Wistful romance from Gary Lightbody.

50. Kodaline - The One

This is one you need to hear. Perfect for your first dance.

51. Noel Gallagher - Slide Away

"Let me be the one / that shines with you." An epic love song from the Gallaghers, in this peerless track from their debut album Definitely Maybe.

52. Coldplay - Fix You

Play this one at the end of the night and see your mates cry like little girls... "Lights will guide you home / And ignite your bones / And I will try to fix you."

53. James Blake - Come As You Are (Nirvana Cover)

A stripped back version of the grunge classic. 

54. City & Colour - The Girl

Alexisonfire frontman Dallas Green sounding beautiful

55. Paolo Nutini - Dont Let Me Down

A stunning cover of the Beatles. Trust us...... you need this one on your playlist!

56. The Verve - Lucky Man

Another classic love song from Richard Ashcroft

57. David Bowie - Heroes

"I, I will be king / And you, you will be queen / Though nothing will drive them away / We can beat them - just for one day" Bowie's most inspirational, anthemic lyric that was the title track of his 1977 album.

58. Ooberman - Amazing In Bed

Underrated indie band from the north of England. Tell her like it is!

59. Slow Club - When I Go

A track that would have been right at home on the Juno soundtrack.

60. Florence & The Machine - Cosmic Love

A standout track from their amazing album 'Lungs'

61. Embrace - Gravity

"Baby, it's been a long time waiting, Such a long, long time, And I can't stop smiling. No, I can't stop now"

62. Radiohead - House Of Cards

It’s the sexiest song in the Oxford, England brainiacs’ 23-year-deep catalog.

63. John Lennon - Woman

Of the many love songs John Lennon penned for Yoko Ono during his solo career, "Woman" reigns supreme

64. Band Of Horses - No One's Gonna Love You 

Perfect lyrics for your 1st dance

65. Iron & Wine - Call It Dreaming 

"Say it's here where our pieces fall in place" - we love this record :)

66. Johnny Cash & June Carter - Fever 

Get your wedding DJ to play this at the very end of your night. Go out on a bang and pay some respect to the man in black.

67. Rise Against - Swing Life Away 

"Lets pack our bags and settle down where palm trees grow

68. Incubus - Southern Girl

"If you're looking for an open book, Look no further, I am yours"

69. Jake Bugg - Someone Told Me

Song of heartbreak and true love by Jake Bugg

70. Ben Howard - Only Love

"And I'll be yours to keep / A wind in the shadow, a whale song in the deep."

71. Pulp - Something Changed

“Do you believe that there's someone up above? And does he have a timetable directing acts of love?” Jarvis Cocker does.

72. Paolo Nutini - Better Man

Another romantic offering from Paolo Nutini "That girl makes me wanna be a better man"

73. Tom Odell - Grow Old With Me

Tom Odells 2013 single is just the perfect love song

74. Tom Walker - Better Half Of Me

"That I'd have all I need, If you were standing right in front of me"

75. Snow Patrol - Run

Another indie classic from Snow Patrol

76. Florence & The Machine - Dog Days Are Over

If you want a little more pep in your step for your first dance, however, then you could do a lot worse than this jubilant effort from Florence. A crowd-pleaser, if ever there was one.

77. The Maccabees - Love You Better

One of the stand out tracks from the bands second album 'Wall Of Arms'

78. The Vaccines - I Always Knew

A song about being in love with your best friend. 

79. Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait

Imagine a beautiful country style wedding without playing Mumford & Sons..... No, we can't either!

80. Ryan Adams - Wonderwall

Ryan Adams picks up his acoustic guitar and creates this amazing cover of Wonderwall. You need to hear this!

81. George Ezra - Hold My Girl

Something a bit more modern for the younger generation

82. The Smiths - Hand In Glove

Remember your first relationship? Very “us versus the world”, wasn’t it? That spirit is bottled by this song, which Moz and Marr wrote after their second gig as The Smiths

83. Jake Bugg - Song About Love

Check out this little indie number from Jake Bugg. Its a song about love....

84. The Killers - Dustland Fairytale

Check out this little indie number from Jake Bugg. Its a song about love....

85. Brian Fallon - You Have Stolen My Heart

The Gaslight Anthem frontman leaves his punk roots behind with this perfect love song

86. Hellogoodbye - Oh, It Is Love

"Oh, it is love, From the first time I set my eyes upon yours" 

87. The Stone Roses - Waterfall

“She’ll carry on through it all - she’s a waterfall.”

88. English Rose - Paul Weller

The gentler sound of young Mr Weller.

89. Peace - Lovesick

"I don’t wanna go to school / I don’t wanna take the call / I just wanna be a fool and get lovesick with you / I don’t wanna move my head, lay around and die in bed."

90. Biffy Clyro - Re-arrange

Simon Neil said he wrote this for his wife. The woman he loves more than anyone in the world. Job done

91. Hozier - Work Song

"I just think about my baby, I'm so full of love I could barely eat"

92. Paul Weller - You Do Something To Me

The Modfather comes over all peculiar in this timeless song from his 1995 album Stanley Road.

93. Lianne La Havas ft Willy Mason - No Room For Doubt

A song for when it all goes wrong

94. Tom Odell - God Only Knows

Now we love the Beach Boys but this is a fantastic cover. Go on, press play

95. Damien Rice - Cannonball

Still a little bit of your song in my ear / Still a little bit of your words I long to hear / You step a little closer to me / So close that I can't see what's going on

96. Noel Gallagher - Live Forever (acoustic version)

This should be the last song at every wedding disco. We would be totally fine with that

97. Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Under The Bridge

We love this band. This will sound great at your wedding. You knows it and we knows it

98. Bears Den - Above The Clouds Of Pompeii

Not gonna lie its a real tear-jerker. But one hell of a track 

99. Morrissey - Alma Matters

We had this requested at a recent wedding in Oxford. Now, we are massive Smiths fans but had never really heard this one by Morrissey. We were so surprised when this FILLED the dance floor with pretty much everyone in the room singing along! 

100. FOALS - Birch Tree

Come meet me by the river, see how time it flows / I'll meet you by the river, see how time it flows

Kai has been a professional DJ for over 20 years and as well as working for Ministry Of Sound, Hedkandi & Digital he also ran his very own rock/indie night in Cornwall for over 10 years. Playing alongside the likes of The Libertines, The Pigeon Detectives, The Kooks & Juilette Lewis his knowledge of the alternative music scene is massive. If you are looking for a more alternative / indie feel to your wedding please contact us for a chat. 

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