Lana Del Rey is not only queen of darkness and sadness, but also goddess of romance and sensuality. I decided to take a look at her top 25 most romantic and sensual songs. Remember, we’re looking for 50% romance and 50% sensuality. Here we go…
25. West Coast (Ultraviolence)
“Down on the west coast, they got a saying: ‘if you’re not drinking, then you’re not playing.'”
This song is very free. It’s about feeling more in love with a place / setting rather than a person.
24. Mariners Apartment Complex (Norman F***ing Rockwell!)
“You’re lost at sea then I’ll command your boat to me again.”
Beautiful and deep yet a little sad and melancholy.
23. Lucky Ones (Born to Die)
“Every now and then the stars align.”
So rare it is to feel like you are connected with someone. Completely romantic but still lacking sensuality.
22. Music To Watch Boys To (Honeymoon)
“Pink flamingos always fascinated me.”
Extremely sultry melody.
21. You Can Be The Boss (unreleased)
“Bad to the bone, sick as a dog.”
It’s too bad the song never made it on any of her albums, but most of her fans should know this one.
20. Summer Bummer (ft. A$AP Rocky & Playboi Carti) (Lust For Life)
“Don’t be a bummer, babe. Be my undercover lover, babe.”
A spin on summertime sadness.
19. Lust For Life (ft. The Weeknd) (Lust For Life)
“Keeping it hot like July forever.”
18. Groupie Love (ft. A$AP Rocky) (Lust For Life)
“And every time we hook up, I know what you’re thinking of.”
She’s a groupie!
17. Salvatore (Honeymoon)
“I adore you, can’t you see, you’re meant for me?”
16. Freak (Honeymoon)
“We could slow dance to rock music”
Super fiery song.
15. Be My Daddy (unreleased)
“I’m neon phosphorescent!”
Lana Del Rey teaching chemistry, literally.
14. Cola (Paradise)
“Harvey’s in the sky with diamonds and he’s making me crazy.”
This is one of her most hated songs, but one of my favorites…
13. White Mustang (Lust For Life)
“You’re gonna hit me like lightning.”
So mellow and dreamy.
12. Cherry (Lust For Life)
“I fall to pieces when I’m with you.”
It took me many listens but the song really grew on me! I like how it has a jazzy and out of control vibe.
11. Diet Mountain Dew (Born To Die)
“Baby, put on heart-shaped sunglasses cause we’re gonna take a ride.”
10. Love (Lust For Life)
“Don’t worry baby.”
Nostalgic vibes, space feels.
9. Love song (Norman F***ing Rockwell!)
“The taste, the touch, the way we love”
Soft and sweet.
8. **** it I love you (Norman F***ing Rockwell!)
“I like to see everything in neon.”
OK, I give up!
7. Radio (Born to Die)
“Now my life is sweet like cinnamon, like a f***ing dream I’m living in.”
Romance & sensuality makes life so much better.
6. Swan Song (Honeymoon)
“Why you work so hard, when you could just be free?”
Beautiful song about wanting to run away with someone and never work again, just live a simple life of fun and play. The title “Swan Song” refers to the Led Zeppelin song which is only instrumental and no lyrics. She sings, “I’ll never sing again,” because singing is her profession.
5. Religion (Honeymoon)
“It never was about the money or the drugs, for you there is only love.”
When you love someone so much that they are your religion, your way of life.
4. Burning Desire (Paradise)
“I drive fast, wind in my hair, push it to the limits ’cause I just don’t care.”
The song title just says it all.
3. Video Games (Born to Die)
“I heard that you like the bad girls, honey, is that true?”
One of her classics.
2. Honeymoon (Honeymoon)
“There are violets in your eyes, there are guns that blaze around you. There are roses in between my thighs, and a fire that surrounds you.”
50% romance, 50% sensuality, and 100% timeless.
1. Young & Beautiful (The Great Gatsby soundtrack)
“The way you’d play with me like a child.”
The perfect match: romantic + sensual. A very passionate connection that will stand the test of time.