The Most Iconic Rom-Com Songs For Your Next Playlist

Heath Ledger in
Heath Ledger in "10 Things I Hate About You"

When making a playlist, most of the time we want to create a certain mood or setting as a theme. We want to think about how the playlist will make us feel and one of the best ways to feel is like we’re in a romantic comedy movie! Who among us hasn’t wished we were living a quirky, successful life with love waiting around every corner? Here are some of the best rom-com songs for a playlist that will have you walking down the street like you’ll bump into your future spouse at any moment.

10 Things I Hate About You

“Cruel to Be Kind” and “I Want You To Want Me” by Letters To Cleo.

These will give the playlist hype and have you dancing like a 90’s punk queen.

She’s All That

“Kiss Me” by Sixpence None the Richer.

While still an upbeat song, this classic jam will have you wistfully walking down the street as if you were walking down the aisle.

Say Anything

“In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel.

As the song playing on the boombox that John Cusack holds above his head in one of the best-known rom-com climaxes, this song is simply too iconic to leave out.


“Rollin’ With My Homies” by Coolio.

Played during the party, the song comes back later in the movie as a symbol of heartbreak–but it will also add some hip hop funk to your playlist.

Dirty Dancing

“I’ve Had the Time of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes.

As the song played during possibly the most well-known romantic movie moment of all time, when Patrick Swayze lifts Jennifer Grey above his head and her life changes forever, this song must be included on any good rom-com playlist.