100 Upbeat Love Songs Guaranteed to Rock Your Wedding Reception

From your processional to your reception, these upbeat tunes will set a positive mood.

Groom spinning bride on the dance floor

Photo by Natalie Bray

Ceremony aside, the most exciting part of any wedding is what goes down on the dance floor. It’s where all the pressure leading up to the big day gets released. Perfectly dressed guests get sweaty, high heels get kicked off, and people of all ages bust out their best dance moves. A playlist full of feel-good, happy love songs will never fail to create that totally awesome, high-energy environment at your reception.

Upbeat love songs will not only mark the occasion but will get your friends and family in the mood to move. Songs from The Beatles and Marvin Gaye will pull parents (and even grandparents!) into the party while hits from Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga will have your friends dancing all night. Including a wide variety of tunes from all genres and decades will ensure everyone has something to groove to.

From sweet ballads to cheerful tracks, here's our list of 100 upbeat love songs to play at your wedding.

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“Just The Way You Are,” by Bruno Mars

Lyrics of Love: “When I see your face/There's not a thing that I would change/'Cause you're amazing/Just the way you are”

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“Can’t Stop The Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake

Lyrics of Love: “And under the lights when everything goes/Nowhere to hide when I'm gettin' you close”

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“24K Magic,” by Bruno Mars

Lyrics of Love: “Tonight/I just want to take you higher/Throw your hands up in the sky/let’s set this party off right”

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“Never Gonna Give You Up,” by Rick Astley

Lyrics of Love: “Inside we both know what's been going on/We know the game and we're gonna play it”

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“We Found Love,” by Rihanna

Lyrics of Love: Yellow diamonds in the light/And we're standing side by side”

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“Happy,” by Pharrell Williams

Lyrics of Love: “Bring me down/Can’t nothing bring me down/My level’s too high to bring me down/Can’t nothing bring me down, I said”

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“Livin’ on a Prayer,” by Bon Jovi

Lyrics of Love: “We've got each other and that's a lot for love/We'll give it a shot”

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“One Kiss,” by Calvin Harris feat. Dua Lipa

Lyrics of Love: “One kiss is all it takes/Fallin' in love with me”

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“A Sky Full of Stars,” by Coldplay

Lyrics of Love: “I'm gonna give you my heart/'Cause you're a sky, 'cause you're a sky full of stars”

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“Love You Like a Love Song,” by Selena Gomez & The Scene

Lyrics of Love: “Constantly, boy you played through my mind like a symphony/There's no way to describe what you do to me”

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"Take Me To Church," by Hozier

Lyrics of Love: "Good God, let me give you my life/Take me to church/I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies"

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“Crazy in Love,” by Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z

Lyrics of Love: “I look and stare so deep in your eyes/I touch on you more and more every time”

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“I Gotta Feeling,” by Black Eyed Peas

Lyrics of Love: “I know that we'll have a ball/If we get down and go out and just lose it all/I feel stressed out, I wanna let it go”

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“September,” by Earth, Wind & Fire

Lyrics of Love: “Remember! How we knew love was here to stay/Now December found the love we shared in September”

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"Intentions," by Justin Bieber feat. Quavo

Lyrics of Love: “Gorgeous, make 'em drop dead, you're a killer/Shower you with all my attention/Yeah, these are my only intentions"

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“Your Love,” by The Outfield

Lyrics of Love: “I just want to use your love tonight/I don't want to lose your love tonight”

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“Love on Top,” by Beyoncé

Lyrics of Love: “I can feel the sun whenever you're near/Every time you touch me I just melt away”

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"Everybody (Backstreet's Back)," by Backstreet Boys

Lyrics of Love: "Now throw your hands up in the air/Wave them around like you just don't care/If you wanna party, let me hear you yell"

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“Latch,” by Disclosure

Lyrics of Love: “How do you do it, you got me losing every breath/What did you give me to make my heart beat out my chest?”

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“Shut Up and Dance,” by Walk the Moon

Lyrics of Love: “We were victims of the night/the chemical, physical kryptonite/helpless to the bass and the fading light/oh, we were bound to get together”

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“I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me),” by Whitney Houston

Lyrics of Love: “I need a man who'll take a chance/On a love that burns hot enough to last”

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"Sucker," by Jonas Brothers

Lyrics of Love: “You're the medicine and the pain, the tattoo inside my brain/And, baby, you know it's obvious/I'm a sucker for you"

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“Adore You,” by Harry Styles

Lyrics of Love: “I'd walk through fire for you/Just let me adore you”

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“Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” by Michael Jackson

Lyrics of Love: “Touch me and I feel on fire/Ain't nothin' like a love desire”

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“You Give Love a Bad Name,” by Bon Jovi

Lyrics of Love: “Shot through the heart and you're to blame/Darlin’ you give love a bad name”

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“Domino,” by Jessie J

Lyrics of Love: “We can do this all night/Damn, this love is skin tight”

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“Teenage Dream,” by Katy Perry

Lyrics of Love: “Let's go all the way tonight/No regrets, just love"

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“Feel So Close,” by Calvin Harris

Lyrics of Love: “I wear my heart upon my sleeve, like a big deal/Your love bows down, I mean surround me like a waterfall”

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“You Shook Me All Night Long,” by AC/DC

Lyrics of Love: “Working double time on the seduction line/She was one of a kind, she's just mine all mine”

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“Best Day of My Life,” by American Authors

Lyrics of Love: “This is gonna be, this is gonna be/This has gotta be the best day of my life”

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“Raise Your Glass,” by Pink

Lyrics of Love: “So raise your glass if you are wrong/In all the right ways, all my underdogs/We will never be, never be anything but loud”

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“Dreams,” by The Cranberries

Lyrics of Love: “Now I tell you openly/You have my heart so don't hurt me”

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“Pretty Woman,” by Roy Orbison

Lyrics of Love: “Pretty woman, you look lovely as can be/Are you lonely just like me?”

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“Uptown Girl,” by Billy Joel

Lyrics of Love: “She'll say I'm not so tough, just because I'm in love/With an uptown girl”

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“Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” by Queen

Lyrics of Love: “This thing called love, I just can't handle it/This thing called love, I must get round to it”

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“I Like Me Better,” by Lauv

Lyrics of Love: “To be young and in love in New York City/To not know who I am but still know that I'm good long as you're here with me”

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“Hold On, We’re Going Home,” by Drake

Lyrics of Love: “I got my eyes on you/You're everything that I see”

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“Beautiful Day,” by U2

Lyrics of Love: “Touch me/Take me to that other place/Reach me/I know I’m not a hopeless case”

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“Dog Days Are Over,” by Florence + the Machine

Lyrics of Love: “And I never wanted anything from you/Except everything you had/And what was left after that too, oh”

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“(I Just) Died in Your Arms,” by Cutting Crew

Lyrics of Love: “Oh I, I just died in your arms tonight/It must've been some kind of kiss”

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“Stupid Love,” by Lady Gaga

Lyrics of Love: “You're the one that I've been waiting for/Gotta quit this crying, nobody's gonna heal me if I don't open the door”

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"What a Man Gotta Do," by Jonas Brothers

Lyrics of Love: “What a man gotta do?/To be totally locked up by you/What a man gotta say?/What a man gotta pray?"

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“The Fighter,” by Keith Urban

Lyrics of Love: “Look in the mirror/You're beautiful, so beautiful/I'm here to remind you/You're my only one, let me be the one”

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“Like a Virgin,” by Madonna

Lyrics of Love: “Been saving it all for you/'Cause only love can last”

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“I Want You Back,” by The Jackson 5

Lyrics of Love: “But someone picked you from the bunch/One glance was all it took”

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“Like I Love You,” by Justin Timberlake

Lyrics of Love: “Ain't nobody love you like I love you/You're a good girl and that's what makes me trust ya”

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“Friday I’m in Love,” by The Cure

Lyrics of Love: “Thursday I don't care about you/It's Friday I'm in love”

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"Brown Eyed Girl," by Van Morrison

Lyrics of Love: "In the misty morning fog with/Our hearts a thumpin' and you/My brown-eyed girl/You, my brown-eyed girl"

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“End of Time,” by Beyoncé

Lyrics of Love: “I will be the one to kiss you at night/I will love you until the end of time”

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"You’ve Got the Love," by Florence + the Machine

Lyrics of Love: "When food is gone you are my daily meal/When friends are gone I know my saviour's love is real/You know it's real/'Cause you've got the love"

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“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” by Elton John and Kiki Dee

Lyrics of Love: “Oh, honey, when you knock on my door/Ooh, I gave you my key”

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“Burning Love,” by Elvis

Lyrics of Love: “Your kisses lift me higher/Like the sweet song of a choir”

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“Walking on Sunshine,” by Katrina and the Waves

Lyrics of Love: “I used to think maybe you loved me now baby I'm sure/And I just can't wait till the day when you knock on my door”

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“Just Can’t Get Enough,” by Depeche Mode

Lyrics of Love: “We slip and slide as we fall in love/And I just can't seem to get enough of”

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“Love Shack,” by the B-52’s

Lyrics of Love: “I'm headin' down the Atlanta highway/Lookin' for the love getaway”

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“Don’t You (Forget About Me),” by Simple Minds

Lyrics of Love: “Won't you come see about me?/I'll be alone, dancing you know it baby”

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“Shout, Pt. 1 & 2,” The Isley Brothers

Lyrics of Love: “You been good to me baby/Better than I been to myself, hey! Hey!”

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“P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing),” by Michael Jackson

Lyrics of Love: “Nothin' can stop this burnin'/Desire to be with you”

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"Ain't No Mountain High Enough," by Marvin Gaye

Lyrics of Love: "If you need me, call me/No matter where you are/No matter how far (don't worry, baby)/Just call my name"

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“I Do,” by Colbie Caillat

Lyrics of Love: “You know me well enough to know that I'm not playing games/I promise I won't turn around and I won't let you down”

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“Only Wanna Be With You,” by Hootie & The Blowfish

Lyrics of Love: “I just want to love you but you wanna wear my ring/Well there's nothing I can do, I only wanna be with you”

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“(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher,” by Jackie Wilson

Lyrics of Love: “I'm so glad, I've finally found you/Yes that one, in a million girls”

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"Somebody Loves You," by Betty Who

Lyrics of Love: "I’m around when your day’s gone all wrong/I care that you feel at home/Cause I know that you feel alone"

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“Kiss,” by Prince

Lyrics of Love: “You just leave it all up to me/I'm gonna show you what it's all about”

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“Marry You,” by Bruno Mars

Lyrics of Love: “Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you/Is it the look in your eyes/Or is it this dancing juice?”

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“Let’s Get Married,” by Jagged Edge feat. Run

Lyrics of Love: “Meet me in the altar in your white dress/We ain't getting no younger, we might as well do it”

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“Never Too Much,” by Luther Vandross

Lyrics of Love: “Love is a gamble and I’m so glad that I am winning/We’ve come a long way and yet this is only the beginning”

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“Twist and Shout,” by The Beatles

Lyrics of Love: “Come on and twist a little closer now/And let me know that you're mine”

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“You Can’t Hurry Love,” by The Supremes

Lyrics of Love: “I need love, love to ease my mind/I need to find, find someone to call mine”

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“You Make My Dreams,” by Hall & Oates

Lyrics of Love: “What I want, you've got/And it might be hard to handle”

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“I Need You Tonight,” by INXS

Lyrics of Love: “There's something about you girl/That makes me sweat”

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“I Got You (I Feel Good),” by James Brown

Lyrics of Love: “When I hold you in my arms/I know that I can't do no wrong”

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“December 1963 (Oh, What a Night),” by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Lyrics of Love: “What a lady, what a night/Oh, I, I got a funny feelin' when she walked in the room”

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“I Melt With You,” by Modern English

Lyrics of Love: “Moving forward using all my breath/Making love to you was never second best”

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“You’re the One That I Want,” by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

Lyrics of Love: “You're the one that I want/You, oo, oo, honey"

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“You Really Got Me,” by The Kinks

Lyrics of Love: “See, don't ever set me free/I always want to be by your side”

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“I Believe in a Thing Called Love,” by The Darkness

Lyrics of Love: “I believe in a thing called love/Just listen to the rhythm of my heart/There's a chance we could make it now"

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"I Want Crazy," by Hunter Hayes

Lyrics of Love: "I love that we're rebels, and we still believe/We're the kind of crazy people wish that they could be"

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“Happy Together,” by The Turtles

Lyrics of Love: “I think about you day and night, it's only right/To think about the girl you love and hold her tight”

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"Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me For Me)," by Blessid Union of Souls

Lyrics of Love: "She's the one for me/And I just can't live without her/My arms belong around her"

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“Tainted Love,” by Soft Cell

Lyrics of Love: “I give you all a boy could give you/Take my tears and that's not nearly all/Oh, tainted love"

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“Got to Be Real,” by Cheryl Lynn

Lyrics of Love: “You know that your love is my love, my love is your love/Our love is here to stay”

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“Love Me Do,” by The Beatles

Lyrics of Love: “Love, love me do/You know I love you”

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"Only Love," by Ben Howard

Lyrics of Love: "Darling, you're with me, always around me/Only love, only love"

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“You Got It,” by Roy Orbison

Lyrics of Love: “Every time I hold you I begin to understand/Everything about you tells me I'm your man”

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"You & Me Song," by The Wannadies

Lyrics of Love: "It was always/You and me always"

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“I Wanna Be Your Lover,” by Prince

Lyrics of Love: “I want to turn you on, turn you out/All night long, make you shout”

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“Ain’t Nobody,” by Chaka Khan

Lyrics of Love: “Happened so naturally/I did not know it was love”

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“A Good Night,” by John Legend

Lyrics of Love: “I can't think when you're looking like that/Can't breathe when you're moving like that/Tell me when you're gonna do me like that”

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"Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours," by Stevie Wonder

Lyrics of Love: “Ooh baby, here I am/Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours/Here I am, baby/You got my future in your hands"

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“My Guy,” by Mary Wells

Lyrics of Love: “I gave my guy my word of honor to be faithful, and I'm gonna/You best be believing I won't be deceiving my guy”

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“Hallelujah I Love Her So,” by Ray Charles

Lyrics of Love: “She kisses me and then she holds me tight/Says, ‘Baby everything's alright’”

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“Real Love,” by Mary J. Blige

Lyrics of Love: “You see I'm searching for a real love/And I don't know where to go”

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“Best of My Love,” by The Emotions

Lyrics of Love: “I like the way you make me feel about you, baby/Want the whole wide world to see”

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"Bigger Love," by John Legend

Lyrics of Love: “'Cause we got a bigger love/Won't ever give it up/We got a one-way ticket love/We ain't going no place but up"

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“Love You for a Long Time,” by Maggie Rogers

Lyrics of Love: “I felt the fever and I knew he was mine/Oh I, I'm gonna love you for a long time”

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“Then He Kissed Me,” by The Crystals

Lyrics of Love: “I knew that he was mine so I gave him all the love that I had/And one day he took me home to meet his mom and his dad”

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“It Takes Two,” by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston

Lyrics of Love: “One can talk about being in love/Two can say how it really feels”

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“(Ain’t That) Good News,” by Sam Cooke

Lyrics of Love: In the letter, she told me she still loved me/Ain't that good news?”

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“You & Me,” by Jennie

Lyrics of Love: “I love you and me/Dancing in the moonlight/Nobody can see/It’s just you and me tonight”

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