Created By: MangeCAT on October 27, 2011 Last Edited By: MangeCAT on January 27, 2013

Love Theme

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Think of the last movie you saw.

During the romantic Crowning Moment of Heartwarming, there was probably a sweet, soft song in the background.

That "song" would be this trope.

In real life, couples try to come up with "that one special song" that represents their relationship.

It's no different than in fiction.

Often, a main couple in a fiction work will have a song about the two of them, and their relationship. These can be found in films, television and even anime.

This song might also be playing in their Falling-in-Love Montage

Another thing to note-many, many love theme songs will become an Award-Bait Song.


Films-Live Action

  • Titanic has "My Heart Will Go On, one of the most famous Love Themes of all time.
  • The Twilight movies had "Bella's Lullaby," a song Edward created just for Bella.

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  • October 27, 2011
  • March 4, 2012
    Bump. There's also the Star Wars Love Theme by John Williams, "Across the Stars."
  • March 4, 2012
    MST 3 K 's closing theme is called the Love Theme, though this makes no sense in context. It is much quieter and romantic sounding than the opening theme.
  • April 11, 2012
    The Cave of Two Lovers motif in Avatar The Last Airbender plays during the conclusion to the finale when Aang and Katara kiss.
  • April 12, 2012
  • April 12, 2012
    Back in the 70s and 80s these would often have "Love theme from ________" as a parenthetical title.

  • April 19, 2012
  • April 19, 2012
  • January 27, 2013
    TV shows also tend to have these, though they are usually instrumental tracks. Among the highlights:
    • Downton Abbey has Matthew and Mary's theme, "Such Good Luck", as well as the track "Emancipation" which features Tom and Sybil's love theme.
    • On Merlin, Gwen and Arthur's theme recurs in several pieces of music, but mostly in "Gwen and Arthur" and "Finale" from the Series 2 soundtrack.
    • Fringe's Peter and Olivia have "Love in the Time of Crossing Over."
    • On Doctor Who, "Rose's Theme" and "Life Among the Distant Stars" double as the character themes and recurring motifs for the Doctor and Rose.
    • Torchwood has "Jack's Love Theme"
  • January 27, 2013
    • All three Mass Effect games have their own themes that play during the romance scenes. The first game's is named "Love Theme", the second game's is named "Reflections", and the third game's is named "I Was Lost Without You". Love Theme also plays during Liara and Shepard's reunion aboard the Normandy if Liara was romanced in the first game, and Reflections plays in the third game if Miranda survives her encounter with Kai Leng in Sanctuary.