Beliebers no longer have to wait anxiously in the stands to be chosen as Justin Bieber’s “One Less Lonely Girl” — because he finally found her. TMZ initially reported over the weekend that Bieber and his model girlfriend Hailey Baldwin got engaged in the Bahamas and released new photos Sunday of a sparkling ring on Baldwin’s finger.
Fans have reacted on social media with mixed emotions. Many cited Bieber’s iconic heartbreak single “That Should Be Me,” as they attempted to grapple with the fact that their first love may be taken forever. Bieber, on the other hand, has written an array of love songs over his 10-year career to celebrate — and who knows? The union may spark an era of new music for the 24-year-old.
Streets Talkin has compiled the singer’s top 10 best love songs, along with the most memorable lyrics from each song, to congratulate the Prince of Pop.
Listen to the playlist below:
1. “One Less Lonely Girl”
“And when you’re mine, in the world/ There’s gonna be one less lonely girl”
“One Less Lonely Girl” is one of the most notable love songs from Bieber's concert lineups. Since he started performing the track on the My World tour, it became a tradition for the singer to choose one lucky girl from the audience to serenade onstage. Now, the coveted one less lonely girl is Hailey Baldwin, and he can serenade her forever.
2. “Love Me”
“With me, girl, is where you belong/ Just stay right here/ I promise my dear/ I'll put nothin' above ya, above ya.”
Another song from My World, “Love Me” was one of Bieber’s most popular romantic tracks during his early years. Who could forget the image of a young Bieber holding up his signature heart sign over his chest? The heart symbol soon became a staple for Bieber and his fans, and they would often hold up the sign during live concert performances.
3. “Fairytale” feat. Jaden Smith
“Dear princess, dear darling promise/ I will be your prince charming/ I know that you want the perfect wedding”
“Fairytale” is a hidden gem from Bieber's album Believe and features none other than Jaden Smith. Bieber's proposal was truly a fairytale: He popped the question while the couple was vacationing in paradise. Bieber is definitely music royalty — he is the youngest artist to have six No. 1 albums on the Streets Talkin 200 chart — making Baldwin his lucky princess.
4. “Catching Feelings”
“We were best of friends since we were this high/ So why do I get nervous every time you walk by?”
In “Catching Feelings,” Bieber sings: “We were best of friends since we were this high.” A video resurfaced from 2009 of Bieber and Baldwin meeting for the first time when they were itty-bitty tweens. The two youngsters were introduced by Baldwin's father, actor Stephen Baldwin. Bieber does his signature hair flip and gives a smile to Baldwin, who uncrosses her arms for a second to shake his hand.
5. “Favorite Girl”
“You're my special/ Little lady/ The one that makes me crazy”
“Favorite Girl” is another one of Bieber's love anthems. The song merges elements of pop and R&B and is a fan favorite from My World. In the track's chorus, Bieber sings: “The one I can't live without, that's you, that's you.” The couple has been inseparable since rekindling their romance last month.
6. “Never Let You Go”
“And this love's too strong/ So baby know for sure/ That I'll never let you go”
This slowed-down, catchy, intimate ballad is about Bieber dreaming about his perfect girl. When he's with her, nothing else matters. “Hold my hand/ Let's just dance,” he sings. Bieber and Baldwin haven't minded the onlookers: Videos have surfaced of the couple having fun and dancing together following their engagement.
7. “All That Matters”
“You're all that matters to me/ Yeah, yeah, what's a king bed without a queen”
“All That Matters” is the second single from Bieber's second compilation album, Journals, rumored to be about ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez. Bieber echoes the words in the chorus: ”You make me complete/ You're all that matters to me.” Right now, Bieber's only got his eyes on Baldwin.
8. “One Love”
“All I need is you by my side/ All I wanna do is dance under the moon/ 'Cause all I need is one love, one love, one heart”
“One Love” is about acknowledging mistakes in a relationship – and the couple have surely experienced their ups and downs. Bieber sings: “Your love is like a roller coaster/ The way that you take my breath away.” Baldwin and Bieber were in a non-exclusive relationship in early 2016. Now, it looks like the singer has made up his mind to go exclusive right away.
9. “Die in Your Arms”
“'Cause every time you touch me I just die in your arms/ Ooh, it feels so right”
“Die in Your Arms” is a funky, upbeat track from the singer's album Believe. The music style has been compared to that of the Jackson 5 and Bruno Mars. ”Oh, I can't help it, I'm just selfish/ There's no way that I could share you,” Bieber sings.
10. “One Life”
“I wanna dream what you dream, go where you're going/ I only have one life and I only wanna live it with you”
“One Life,” another song from Journals, talks about how Bieber only wants one thing in life: someone to give him love. Bieber and Baldwin have not been shy about expressing their love for one another. They were publicly spotted smooching away at a park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, earlier this month for the world to see.