We've all been there. You want to send song recommendations to your crush without being direct, but still sending a message. Keep reading for our best recs.
Here's how it happens. You are texting your crush after a day spent together where your friends handed you the aux, and they point out your superb taste in music. You are floating. Naturally, your crush asks for songs recommendations to add to their playlist. This is your chance, but you don't want to come across as too obvious. So, what to send them?
We compile a list of songs that will spark thoughts in their mind, but that are not too obvious for them to freak out.
1. Places We Were Made by Maisie Peters
Subtle, cute, and definitely sentimental. This song is a romantic favorite, but it's also such an iconic song from Maisie that sending it to your crush is a safe play. If they confront you about it and you're not ready to confess, you can say that Maisie's old discography reminds you of your high school friends.
2. August by Flipturn
This song is so good it will raise their serotonin levels. When they listen to it, they will think about the person who sent it to them. You're welcome.
3. Perfect Places by Lorde
Lorde inspires the "I like you but in a deep, complex way" which is perfect for a crush that is a friend or someone you don't know fully. If you can, play this song with them in the car. With the wind adding the necessary special effects, this song on the open road will give them an adrenaline rush they will associate with you. Extra points if you feel like singing at the top of your lungs.
3. Perfect Places by Lorde
If you can, play this song with them in the car. With the wind adding the necessary special effects, this song on the open road will give them an adrenaline rush they will associate with you. Extra points if you feel like singing at the top of your lungs.
4. Good Grief by Bastille
This song went viral on TikTok for a reason. When you send it, tell your crush that it reminds you of a moment you shared together. When they listen to it, they will think of that moment, and we guarantee this song as the background will make it more special.
5. Supercut by Lorde
Another Lorde song because as we said, she's the queen of putting complex romantic feelings into words. Supercut is romantic, but it's also about living one moment at a time. It's a good song to listen to at night when your crush and you are the only ones left at the party.
6. Only Love by Mumford and Sons
If your crush is more into indie-pop, then Mumford and Sons is always a great pick. It shows that you enjoy different types of music, and that you care about stories that are presented in songwriting lyrics. This song is perfect for a backyard BBQ or a stargazing night.
7. Someone New by Hozier
Sometimes your crush might be on a person you just met. After all, it's a crush and crushes are easy to develop. This song by Hozier is a perfect way to introduce yourself to them. Especially if they're new and you're not afraid to be bold, this song is direct yet so good you can shape it however you like.
8. Delicate by Taylor Swift
If your crush has never listened to Taylor Swift (red flag), Delicate is the perfect introduction for them. It combines romantic lyrics with awesome music that will make them turn it up on the radio.
9. Holy Ground by Taylor Swift
Back-to-back T-Swift songs because why not? Holy Ground is serotonin in a song. If you send this to your crush after a day of hanging out together, it will make them smile and think about you.
10. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall by Coldplay
We hope your crush listens to Coldplay on the daily, but if they don't, this is a great song to send them. It's upbeat, romantic, and carries a unique melody that makes everyone feel fuzzy inside.
11. A Song by Dua Lipa, ABBA, or Harry Styles
We're getting general here for a reason. Odds are that if you got to a bar, club or party with your crush, a song by one of these artists will play. Making a party song "your song" with your crush is key. Why? Because making a song "your song" will guarantee that every time they listen to it, they will think about you.
12. Someone to You by BANNERS
This is advanced, so if you're sending this song, please prepare for them to actually get a hint. Someone to You by Banners is a love letter or crush confession. The lyrics make it very clear that whoever sends it to you wants something more than just a friendship; they want to be someone to you. If you're preparing to confess your love to your crush, this is a great song to send them so they get on the same page.
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