Top 10 Best Romantic Dinner Music Songs, According To Lovers

Music can play a key role in the success of any romantic dinner.

Set the right mood with these romantic dinner song choices and your evening is guaranteed to be a loving success.

Skip this step and suffer the consequences!

We’ve tapped into the New Music World team’s collective hearts and gathered the most popular romantic dinner music.

Love and romance is the thread that connects all these songs in a human celebration!


Say It (Over and over again)

Say It - Coltrane Ballads
ALBUM: Ballads
ARTIST: John Coltrane Quartet

John Coltrane’ Ballads recording is audio proof of his slow tempo mastery.

For all the fire of Coltrane’s live quartet performances, you can be forgiven for overlooking his ballads.

Say It (Over and over again) is the perfect accompaniment to a romantic culinary liason.

It’s in a standard AABA form with a lolling hypnotic A section followed by a bridge in the relative minor, before recapping the original A in the final eight bars. You can ignore all that and simply play and say it over and over again

The track features tenor, saxophone, drums, acoustic bass, and piano.

Listen to it here.


My One and Only Love

My One And Only Love - Kurt Elling
ALBUM: Dedicated To You
ARTIST: Kurt Elling

Kurt Elling is one of a handful of male jazz vocalists who continuously pushes the boundaries. On Dedicated ToYou he pays homage to the John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman LP.

This time with a modern string quartet, he recreates the 1963 masterpiece and wrings every last drop of musicality out of these gorgeous tunes.

My One And Only Love is an often sung standard that gets the royal treatment.

Listen to it here.


Lets Get It On

Lets Get It On - Marvin Gaye
ALBUM: Lets Get It On
ARTIST: Marvin Gaye

Ok. Gotta place this one carefully on the playlist. As in everything else, life is timing.

The preacher’s son got down like nobody’s business.

This anthem to human contact should be played after dinner sharing a fine cognac and wordless eye contact.

Listen to it here.


Never, Never Gonna Give You Up

Never Gonna Give You Up - Barry White
ALBUM: Stone Gon’
ARTIST: Barry White

Barry’s baritone (bass actually) voice was responsible for more ladies panties being thrown onstage than any other solo artist in the 70’s (hmm… not sure about that sentence).

From Barry White’s second LP recorded June 1973, Neggup was a staple on dance floors during the disco years. It’ll fit right in while you’re stirring the pasta sauce, but be careful, it’s hot.

The recording features drums, bass, guitar, synths, string machine.

Listen to it here.


Stir It Up

Stir It Up - Bob Marley
ALBUM: Stir It Up
ARTIST: Bob Marley

Bob Marley’s sexiest song, hands down. Speaking of stirring the sauce… grab a glass of wine, grab your partner and have a little cuddle time in the kitchen.

Stir It Up little darlings. The night is young

Guitar with phase shifter, bass, clavinet, female back vocals, and more.

Listen to it here.


Je l’aime A Mourir

Je l’aime A Mourir – Francis Canbrel
ALBUM: Les Chemins De Traverse
ARTIST: Francis Canbrel

The title of this song – Je l’aime a Mourir – means I love you to death.

A popular cover song in Shakira’s live performances, this ode to love and death will add some foreign intrigue into your evening.

And if your French isn’t quite up to par, Francis says, “I was nothing, look at me now, She opened her arms and I rebuilt my world.”

I love her to death. Close enough to get the picture.

Listen to it here.


Do Right Woman, Do Right Man

Do Right Woman - Do Right Man - Aretha Franklin
ALBUM: Lets Get It On
ARTIST: Aretha Franklin

The Queen of Soul takes any line she sings and makes you a believer.

In this 6/8 time soul tune, she sings about her simple needs and wants. Be a do right, all night man, and she’ll be yours.

The track features B3 organ, drum kit, electric bass, and the one and only Ms. Franklin.

Did you know Aretha was a fine pianist in her own right? She could play with the best of them.

Listen to it here.


Love and Happiness

Love And Happiness - Al Green
ALBUM: Love and Happiness
ARTIST: Al Green

That’s the only thing that there’s just too little of.

The Rev. Green in this 1972 R&B classic, will have you dancing a bit between the main course and the dessert, but as the lyrics say, be careful- “Love and Happiness – Something that can make you do right – make you do wrong”

This recording has that old school drum, bass, b3 organ, trumpet and tenor saxophone vibe to it.

The Rev Green delivers the goods in his signature soulful songstyle.

Listen to it here.


Besame Mucho

Besame Mucho - Cesario Evora
ALBUM: Besame Mucho
ARTIST: Cesaria Evora

A classic Spanish language plea for lip time.

Written in 1940 and recorded as a Bolero, it’s an internationally recognized standard.

It’s been recorded by the likes of Sinatra, Placido Domingo and The Beatles

No one sings like Ms Evoria, Pucker up kids.

Listen to it here.


Dance Me To The End of Love

Dance Me To The End Of Love - Leonardo Cohen
ALBUM: Besame Mucho
ARTIST: Leonard Cohen

The internationally loved Canadian icon penned this tune in 1984 and released it on the LP Various Positions in the same year.

It’s about another kind of surrender but still love is the thread that connects.

Cohen explains the lyrics of his ode to love:

‘It’s curious how songs begin because the origin of the song, every song, has a kind of grain or seed that somebody hands you or the world hands you and that’s why the process is so mysterious about writing a song.

The storyline aside, Dance Me To The End of Love, featuring Cohen’s intimate masculine vocal delivery, is a perfect late night addition to your playlist.

Listen to it here.

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