There are millions of love songs out there that are heart-meltingly sweet, but most aren’t exactly songs our favorite alpha book boyfriends are going to have on their playlists (or any real life alphas for that matter). When I’m coming up with playlists for my favorite series I like to have songs that represent what both the heroine and the hero are feeling. The women are easy to pick for but for the men, that can be a tall order to fill.
Alphas deserve love songs just as strong as they are, songs that show the depth of their feelings. You know what I’m talking about: the all-encompassing, passionate, don’t give a damn what anyone else thinks, burn the world down if anyone gets between them and their woman kind of feelings. An alpha in love can be all kinds of sexy and even a bit overwhelming for the woman in his life, but they don’t do sweet, or if they do, for goodness sakes don’t tell them about it.
I compiled this list with songs I felt were worthy, then made the mistake of playing it for my alpha male. He then proceeded to gut it, making comments like, “No. Oh Hell No. It’s barely started and I already want to throat punch the guy.” or “Maybe I’d like that sappy song after a 12 pack or two of Bud and am in that same stage of drunkenness when guys start saying ‘I love you, Bro’ to their friends”. Sometimes he’d just give me an eyebrow raise with a slightly disgusted look on his face. My list ended up shorter by more than twenty songs. It was brutal, but I’m sure it’s better for it.
This playlist has both old and new Country and Rock with very little Pop (if any) as most alphas wouldn’t be caught dead listening to Pop Music. It’s not a mellow list at all, but a good mix of both fast and slow that is quickly becoming one of my go-to playlists.
Picking a Top Ten was tough, especially after my guy nixed some of my favorites, but I pulled up my big girl panties and made it through. You can see the entire list at the end of the post or click here. Enjoy!
Work Song by Hozier
This is hands down one of the greatest love songs ever written and I get chills every single time I hear it. The words “When my time comes around, lay me gently in the cold dark earth. No grave can hold my body down, I’ll crawl home to her” perfectly describes how a true alpha feels about his woman.
Radar Love by Golden Earring
This has had a top spot on several of my playlists for decades. I love the old school feel of it, the beat, the cymbals, and those words. The singer has absolutely no doubt that the love between him and his woman is so strong, they know when the other one needs them, no phones or letters needed. Now that’s alpha sexy.
Love Don’t Die by The Fray
I have loved this song since the very first time I heard it. This man is in love, and it will never die. With it’s driving beat and super intense lyrics, this song demanded to be on my top ten list.
One Man Army by A Thousand Horses
With lyrics that declare he’ll be your one man army and whatever you need, this song sums up how an alpha feels about the woman he loves perfectly.
Pride and Joy by Stevie Ray Vaughn
There is nothing sexier than a man proclaiming to the world that not only is that woman his, she’s his pride and joy. It gets even better when he vows that if you mess with her, you’ll see a man get mean. That is alpha love at its finest.
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by Sleeping At Last
The original version of this song became somewhat of an earworm so color me shocked when my very alpha cousin used this song as his first dance with his new bride at his request! Totally swoon-worthy. It was love at first listen between me and this song. This version kicks the original versions’ ass as the new arrangement truly showcases the powerful and totally alpha feelings of the singer.
Feel Like Making Love by Bad Company
There is no doubt that alpha heroes are all about the sexy times and this points that out, but it brings in all the feels as it talks about why he wants to make love to his woman.
Highway Tune by Greta Van Fleet
With not a whole lot of lyrics, this gets it point across, which, when you think about it, is extremely alpha-like. This girl is so sweet, so fine, and she’s the one he’ll never pass up. Plus this song just plain old rocks.
All On My Mind by Anderson East
This song went straight to my “Sexy” playlist before I’d even heard the whole thing, but it’s worthy of this one too. It’s got a bluesy vibe and the chemistry between this man and his woman shines through.
When A Man Loves A Woman by Percy Sledge
Even my man agreed this song is all about alpha love (although it had to be Percy Sledge’s version, not the wussy Michael Bolton one). This lays it out there what a real man is willing to do for his woman and the fact that there will be no other woman for him—perfect.
Complete Playlist on Spotify
- When He’s An Alpha by Suzanne Wright - June 11, 2021
- Ancient Enemy by Katie Reus - August 25, 2020
- Losing It All by Kati Wilde - August 10, 2020
- Healing of the Wolf by Cherise Sinclair - July 3, 2020
- Ancient Protector by Katie Reus - June 29, 2020
- Lone Star by Lauren Gilley - June 5, 2020
- Prodigal Son by Lauren Gilley - May 20, 2020
- When He’s Dark by Suzanne Wright - May 4, 2020
- Angels’ Blood by Nalini Singh - February 24, 2020
- Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews - January 17, 2020