100 Pre-Wedding Songs for Getting Ready with Your Bridesmaids

Who says you have to wait until the reception to start the party?

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The mimosas are being poured, your 'maids are getting excited, and your makeup artist has just arrived. What's next on the itinerary? Turning up the volume on a killer playlist of getting-ready wedding songs, of course. We've curated a mix of old and new songs, consisting of girl power anthems and upbeat hits about love across all genres and decades. They're songs that will keep a smile on your face all morning long. With that ring on your finger, your bridal squad by your side, and divas like Whitney and Mariah belting out the classics, you've got the perfect recipe for getting ready on the morning of your wedding.

These are our top 100 picks for the best pre-wedding tunes to get you and your gals pumped for the main event.

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"Chapel Of Love," by The Dixie Cups (from Chapel Of Love)

Lyrics of Love: "Gee, I really love you/And we're gonna get married/Goin' to the chapel of love"

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"Oh, Pretty Woman," by Roy Orbison (from Oh, Pretty Woman)

Lyrics of Love: "Pretty woman, walkin' down the street/Pretty woman the kind I like to meet"

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"Love On Top," by Beyoncé (from 4)

Lyrics of Love: "Baby it's you/You're the one I love/You're the one I need/You're the only one I see"

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"Halo," by Beyoncé (from I AM...SASHA FIERCE)

Lyrics of Love: "Everywhere I'm looking now/I'm surrounded by your embrace/Baby, I can see your halo"

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"Crazy In Love," by Beyoncé and JAY Z (from Dangerously In Love)

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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"One, Two Step," by Ciara and Missy Elliott (from Goodies)

Lyrics of Love: "Grab somebody, work ya body, work ya body/Let me see you one, two step"

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"Knock You Down," by Keri Hilson, Kanye West, and Ne-Yo (from In A Perfect World...)

Lyrics of Love: "Sometimes love comes around and it knocks you down/Just get back up when it knocks you down, knocks you down"

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"California Gurls," by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg (from Teenage Dream)

Lyrics of Love: "California girls/We're unforgettable/Daisy dukes/Bikinis on top/Sun-kissed skin/So hot"

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"I Don't Like It, I Love It," by Flo Rida featuring Verdine White and Robin Thicke (from MY HOUSE)

Lyrics of Love: "I don't like it, I love it, love it, love it, uh oh/So good it hurts/I don't want it, I gotta, gotta have it, uh oh"

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"I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)," by Whitney Houston (from Whitney)

Lyrics of Love: "Oh, I wanna dance with somebody/I wanna feel the heat with somebody"

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"How Will I Know," by Whitney Houston (from Whitney Houston)

Lyrics of Love: "How will I know if he really loves me?/I say a prayer with every heartbeat/I fall in love whenever we meet"

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"Call Me," by Blondie (from Call Me)

Lyrics of Love: "Cover me with kisses, baby/Cover me with love/Roll me in designer sheets/I'll never get enough"

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"Oops!...I Did It Again," by Britney Spears (from Oops!... I Did It Again)

Lyrics of Love: "Oops, I did it again/I played with your heart, got lost in the game"

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"...Baby One More Time," by Britney Spears (from ...Baby One More Time (Digital Deluxe Version))

Lyrics of Love: "When I'm not with you I lose my mind/Give me a sign/Hit me, baby, one more time"

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"I'm Every Woman," by Chaka Khan, Lew Hahn (from Epiphany: The Best Of Chaka Khan, Vol. 1)

Lyrics of Love: "I'm every woman, it's all in me/Anything you want done, baby/I'll do it naturally"

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"Gimme More," by Britney Spears (from Blackout)

Lyrics of Love: "Every time they turn the lights down/Just want to go that extra mile for you/You public display of affection"

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"I'm So Excited," by The Pointer Sisters (from So Excited!)

Lyrics of Love: "I want to love you, feel you/Wrap myself around you/I want to squeeze you, please you/I just can't get enough"

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"Bang Bang," by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj (from My Everything)

Lyrics of Love: "You see anybody could be bad to you/You need a good girl to blow your mind, yeah"

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"Into You," by Ariana Grande (from Dangerous Woman)

Lyrics of Love: "I'm so into you, I can barely breathe/And all I wanna do is to fall in deep"

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"Side To Side," by Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj (from Dangerous Woman)

Lyrics of Love: "See you standing over there with your body/Feeling like I wanna rock with your body"

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"Let's Go Crazy," by Prince (from Purple Rain)

Lyrics of Love: "Are we gonna let the elevator/Bring us down, oh, no let's go/Let's go crazy, let's get nuts"

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"Kiss," by Prince (from Parade - Music From The Motion Picture Under The Cherry Moon)

Lyrics of Love: "Don't have to be rich/To be my girl/You don't have to be cool/To rule my world"

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"U Got The Look," by Prince (from Sign 'O' The Times)

Lyrics of Love: "You walked in, I woke up/I've never seen a pretty girl/Look so tough, baby/You got that look"

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"Always Be My Baby," by Mariah Carey (from Daydream)

Lyrics of Love: "Boy don't you know you can't escape me/Ooh darling 'cause you'll always be my baby"

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"Touch My Body," by Mariah Carey (from E=MC2)

Lyrics of Love: "Touch my body/Put me on the floor/Wrestle me around/Play with me some more"

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"Hollaback Girl," by Gwen Stefani (from Love Angel Music Baby)

Lyrics of Love: "Few times I've been around that track/So it's not just gonna happen like that/'Cause I ain't no hollaback girl"

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"Say My Name," by Destiny's Child (from The Writing's On The Wall)

Lyrics of Love: "Say my name, say my name/If no one is around you/Say baby I love you"

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"Fergalicious," by Fergie and will.i.am (from The Dutchess)

Lyrics of Love: "Fergalicious definition make them boys go loco/They want my treasure, so they get their pleasures from my photo"

29 of 100

"Don't Cha," by The Pussycat Dolls, Busta Rhymes (from PCD)

Lyrics of Love: "Don't cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?/Don't cha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me?"

30 of 100

"Wannabe - Radio Edit," by Spice Girls (from Spice)

Lyrics of Love: "If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends/Make it last forever, friendship never ends"

31 of 100

"Run the World (Girls)," by Beyoncé (from 4)

Lyrics of Love: "Boy you know you love it/How we're smart enough/To make these millions"

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"Hips Don't Lie," by Shakira and Wyclef Jean (from Oral Fixation Vol.1)

Lyrics of Love: "Hey, girl, I can see your body moving/And it's driving me crazy"

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"Buttons," by The Pussycat Dolls (from PCD)

Lyrics of Love: "You been saying all the right things all night long/But I can't seem to get you over here to help take this off"

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"Milkshake," by Kelis (from The Hits)

Lyrics of Love: "My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard/And they're like, it's better than yours"

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"Bootylicious," by Destiny's Child (from Survivor)

Lyrics of Love: "I don't think you're ready for this/'Cause my body too bootylicious for ya, babe"

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"Glamorous," by Fergie, Ludacris (from The Dutchess)

Lyrics of Love: "We flying the first class/Up in the sky/Poppin' champagne/Livin' my life/In the fast lane"

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"When I Grow Up," by The Pussycat Dolls (from Doll Domination)

Lyrics of Love: "Boys call you sexy/And you don't care what they say/See every time you turn around/They screaming your name"

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"Diva," by Beyoncé (from I AM...SASHA FIERCE)

Lyrics of Love: "I'm a diva, best believe her, you see how she gettin' paid?/She ain't callin' him to greet her, don't need him, her bed's made"

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"Jenny from the Block - Track Masters Remix," by Jennifer Lopez, Jadakiss and Styles P (from This Is Me...Then)

Lyrics of Love: "Don't be fooled by the rocks that I got/I'm still, I'm still Jenny from the block"

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"Just Dance," by Lady Gaga and Colby O'Donis (from The Fame)

Lyrics of Love: "Shawty I can see that you got so much energy/The way you're twirlin' up them hips 'round and 'round"

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"SexyBack," by Justin Timberlake and Timbaland (from FutureSex/LoveSounds)

Lyrics of Love: "I'm bringin' sexy back (yeah)/Them other boys don't know how to act (yeah)"

42 of 100

"Ain't No Other Man," by Christina Aguilera (from Back To Basics)

Lyrics of Love: "Ain't no other man on the planet does what you do/You're the kinda guy a girl finds in a blue moon"

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"Get Right," by Jennifer Lopez (from Rebirth)

Lyrics of Love: "I'm about to sign you up/We can get right before the night is up"

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"Work It," by Missy Elliott (from Under Construction)

Lyrics of Love: "To my fellas, I like the way you work that/To my ladies, you sure know how to work that"

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"Confident," by Demi Lovato (from Confident)

Lyrics of Love: "What's wrong with being, what's wrong with being/What's wrong with being confident?"

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"The Heart Wants What It Wants," by Selena Gomez (from For You)

Lyrics of Love: "There's a million reasons why I should give you up/But the heart wants what it wants"

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"Good For You," by Selena Gomez and A$AP Rocky (from Revival)

Lyrics of Love: "Gonna wear that dress you like, skin-tight/Do my hair up real, real nice"

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"Anaconda," by Nicki Minaj (from The Pinkprint)

Lyrics of Love: "My anaconda don't, my anaconda don't/My anaconda don't want none unless you got buns, hun"

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"Can't Get You Out Of My Head," by Kylie Minogue (from Fever)

Lyrics of Love: "I just can't get you out of my head/Boy, your lovin' is all I think about"

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"Yeah!," by Usher, Lil Jon, and Ludacris (from Confessions)

Lyrics of Love: "Yeah!/Shorty got down low said, come and get me"

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"Say It Right," by Nelly Furtado (from Loose)

Lyrics of Love: "No, you don't mean nothing at all to me/But you got what it takes to set me free"

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"Sugar," by Maroon 5 (from V)

Lyrics of Love: "I don't wanna be needing your love/I just wanna be deep in your love"

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"I Love It," by Icona Pop featuring Charli XCX (from I Love It)

Lyrics of Love: "I got this feeling on the summer day when you were gone/I crashed my car into the bridge, I watched, I let it burn"

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"Super Bass," by Nicki Minaj (from Pink Friday)

Lyrics of Love: "Boy you got my heartbeat runnin' away/Beating like a drum and it's coming your way"

55 of 100

"Girl On Fire," by Alicia Keys (from Girl On Fire)

Lyrics of Love: "She's just a girl, and she's on fire/Hotter than a fantasy, longer like a highway"

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"We Found Love" by Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris

Lyrics of Love: "Yellow diamonds in the light/And we're standing side by side/As your shadow crosses mine"

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"Independent Women, Pt. 1," by Destiny's Child (from Survivor)

Lyrics of Love: "All the women, who are independent/Throw your hands up at me"

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"Can't Hold Us," by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton (from The Heist)

Lyrics of Love: "Tonight is the night, we'll fight till it's over/So we put our hands up like the ceiling can't hold us"

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"Born This Way," by Lady Gaga (from Born This Way)

Lyrics of Love: "It doesn't matter if you love him, or capital H-I-M/Just put your paws up 'cause you were born this way, baby"

60 of 100

"Born to Fly," by Sara Evans (from Born To Fly)

Lyrics of Love: "So I confess my sins to the preacher/About the love I'd been prayin' to find/Is there a brown-eyed boy in my future, yeah"

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"Only Girl (In The World)," by Rihanna (from Loud)

Lyrics of Love: "Want you to make me feel/Like I'm the only girl in the world/Like I'm the only one that you'll ever love"

62 of 100

"You Sexy Thing," by Hot Chocolate (from Hot Chocolate)

Lyrics of Love: "I believe in miracles/Where you from/You sexy thing, sexy thing you"

63 of 100

"Man! I Feel Like A Woman!," by Shania Twain (from Greatest Hits)

Lyrics of Love: "Let's go girls, come on/I'm going out tonight, I'm feelin' alright/Gonna let it all hang out"

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"One Way or Another," by Blondie (from Greatest Hits Blondie)

Lyrics of Love: "I will drive past your house/And if the lights are all down/I'll see who's around"

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"I'm Coming Out," by Diana Ross (from Diana)

Lyrics of Love: "I'm coming out/I want the world to know/Got to let it show"

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"Work," by Rihanna, Drake (from ANTI)

Lyrics of Love: "You mistaken my love I brought for you for foundation/All that I wanted from you was to give me/Something that I never had"

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"Fancy," by Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX (from The New Classic (Deluxe Version))

Lyrics of Love: "I'm so fancy/You already know/I'm in the fast lane/From L.A. to Tokyo/I'm so fancy"

68 of 100

"Booty," by Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea (from Booty)

Lyrics of Love: "All the sexy girls in the party/Go and grab a man, bring him to the dance floor"

69 of 100

"The Way I Are," by Timbaland, Keri Hilson and D.O.E. (from Shock Value)

Lyrics of Love: "Baby if you strip, you can get a tip/'Cause I like you just the way you are"

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"Pon de Replay," by Rihanna (from Music Of The Sun)

Lyrics of Love: "It goes one by one even two by two/Everybody on the floor let me show you how we do"

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"What a Girl Wants," by Christina Aguilera (from Keeps Gettin' Better A Decade Of Hits)

Lyrics of Love: "What a girl wants, what a girl needs/Whatever makes me happy and sets you free."

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"Like A Virgin," by Madonna (from Like A Virgin)

Lyrics of Love: "Hoo, like a virgin/Touched for the very first time/Like a virgin/When your heart beats/Next to mine"

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"Like A Prayer," by Madonna (from Celebration (double disc version))

Lyrics of Love: "When you call my name it's like a little prayer/I'm down on my knees, I wanna take you there"

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"Straight Up," by Paula Abdul (from Forever Your Girl)

Lyrics of Love: "Straight up, now tell me/Do you really wanna love me forever/Oh, oh, or am I caught in hit and run?"

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"Lady Marmalade," by Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa, and P!nk (from Moulin Rouge)

Lyrics of Love: "Where's all my soul sistas?/Lemme hear ya'll flow, sistas/Hey sista, go sista, soul sista, flow sista"

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"My Boo," by Usher, Alicia Keys (from Confessions)

Lyrics of Love: "I know we haven't seen each other in a while/But you will always be my boo"

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"What's Love Got to Do with It," by Tina Turner (from Simply The Best)

Lyrics of Love: "What's love got to do, got to do with it/What's love but a second hand emotion"

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"Party In The U.S.A.," by Miley Cyrus (from The Time Of Our Lives)

Lyrics of Love: "They're playin' my song/You know I'm gonna be okay/Yeah, it's a party in the USA"

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"Toxic," by Britney Spears (from In The Zone)

Lyrics of Love: "I'm addicted to you/Don't you know that you're toxic?/And I love what you do/Don't you know that you're toxic?"

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"Promiscuous," by Nelly Furtado, Timbaland (from Loose)

Lyrics of Love: "Promiscuous boy, you already know/That I'm all yours, what you waiting for?"

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"Umbrella," by Rihanna and JAY Z (from Good Girl Gone Bad Reloaded)

Lyrics of Love: "You have my heart, and we'll never be worlds apart/Maybe in magazines, but you'll still be my star"

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"The Sweet Escape," by Gwen Stefani and Akon (from The Sweet Escape)

Lyrics of Love: "And I could be your favorite girl forever, perfectly together/Tell me boy now wouldn't that be sweet"

83 of 100

"Telephone," by Lady Gaga, Beyoncé (from The Fame Monster)

Lyrics of Love: "Stop callin', stop callin'/I don't wanna think any more/I left my head and heart on the dance floor"

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"SOS," by Rihanna (from A Girl Like Me)

Lyrics of Love: "S.O.S., please someone help me/It's not healthy for me to feel this/Y.O.U. are making this hard"

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"London Bridge," by Fergie (from The Dutchess)

Lyrics of Love: "How come every time you come around/My London, London Bridge wanna go down, like/London, London, London"

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"Girl On Fire," by Alicia Keys (from Girl On Fire)

Lyrics of Love: "This girl is on fire/This girl is on fire/She's walking on fire/This girl is on fire"

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"Drunk in Love," by Beyoncé, JAY Z (from BEYONCÉ)

Lyrics of Love: "Drunk in love we be all night/Last thing I remember is our beautiful bodies grinding up in that club"

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"At Last," by Etta James (from At Last!)

Lyrics of Love: "At last my love has come along/My lonely days are over and life is like a song, oh yeah"

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"Happy," by Pharrell Williams (from G I R L)

Lyrics of Love: "(Because I'm happy)/Clap along if you know what happiness is to you"

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"If It Makes You Happy," by Sheryl Crow (from Sheryl Crow)

Lyrics of Love: "If it makes you happy/It can't be that bad/If it makes you happy/Then why the hell are you so sad?"

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"My Love Is Your Love," by Whitney Houston (from My Love Is Your Love)

Lyrics of Love: "'Cause your love is my love/And my love is your love/It would take an eternity to break us"

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"Maneater," by Nelly Furtado (from Loose)

Lyrics of Love: "She's a man eater, make you buy cars, make you cut cards/Make you fall real hard in love"

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"Boom Clap," by Charli XCX (from SUCKER)

Lyrics of Love: "Boom clap/The sound of my heart/The beat goes on and on and on and on and/Boom clap"

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"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," by Aretha Franklin (from Lady Soul)

Lyrics of Love: "'Cause you make me feel/You make me feel/You make me feel like/A natural woman (woman)"

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"Respect," by Aretha Franklin (from I Never Loved a Man The Way That I Love You)

Lyrics of Love: "What you want, baby, I got it/What you need, do you know I got it?"

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"Girls Just Want To Have Fun," by Cyndi Lauper (from She's So Unusual)

Lyrics of Love: "And girls, they wanna have fun/Oh girls just want to have fun"

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"Roar," by Katy Perry (from PRISM)

Lyrics of Love: "I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter/Dancing through the fire/'Cause I am a champion, and you're gonna hear me roar"

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"Dear Future Husband," by Meghan Trainor (from Title)

Lyrics of Love: "Dear future husband/Here's a few things/You'll need to know if you wanna be/My one and only all my life"

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"Firework," by Katy Perry (from Katy Perry - Teenage Dream The Complete Confection)

Lyrics of Love: "'Cause baby you're a firework/Come on show 'em what your worth"

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"Sugar," by Robin Schulz featuring Francesco Yates (from SUGAR)

Lyrics of Love: "Ooh, baby it's the ultimate feeling/You got me lifted feeling so gifted/Sugar, how you get so fly?"

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