Since the release of Twilight, Rob Pattinson has been in our hearts and on our lips. With its unique blend of romance and fantasy, the vampire saga has captivated audiences and inspired some wonderful songs. Here are our top picks for the best songs of Rob Pattinson.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
We’ll begin with the final installment of the Twilight Saga, the stunningly-titled Breaking Dawn – Part 1. The song’s lyrics, written by Taylor Swift, describe Bella’s encounter with the ultimate enemy of vampires—the werewolf. After a long day of battling, the vampire queen Annette asks her lover, the imprisoned Edward Cullen, to keep guard while she rests. Unfortunately, it is a false alarm as Bella is able to seduce Edward into giving her his bite. This triggers a chain reaction that leads to a vicious battle between the two species that will leave Bella’s physical and emotional health in tatters. The music video perfectly encapsulates this heart-breaking storyline with its dark cinematography and visceral editing. It also features cameos from some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Shia LaBeouf, Rosario Dawson, and even Taylor Swift herself! The video was co-directed by Daniel Espinosa, and you can check out their previous collaboration, Mockingjay – Part 2, here as well.
When You Were Mine
After spending four years locked away in a cabin, the man himself, Rob Pattinson, finally returns to show us the world as he sees it. When You Were Mine is the director’s cut of Twilight’s most emotional storyline. Set to the tune of “Tiger Rag”, this ballad allows us to roam the halls of the Cullen mansion and catch a glimpse of the reformed Edward—now a happy family man. The song also features cameos from some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Ryan Gosling and Julianne Moore. The video perfectly encapsulates this heart-warming storyline with its sweeping views of the majestic Ozark Mountains and breathtaking cinematography. It was directed by James Duggan, and you can check out his previous work, The Rum Diary, here as well.
While the other songs on this list offer beautiful and creative lyrics, it is difficult to find a more direct song about a relationship than Only Honest. The ballad’s verses detail a cheating lover’s descent into the abyss. The song’s bridge, however, offers an optimistic outlook for those seeking true romance. The video perfectly captures this sense of longing through a gorgeous and creative cinematic style that is as sensual as it is cinematic. It was directed by Marc Webb, and you can check out his previous work, The Princess Bond, here too.
Another heartbreaking love story awaits in Beautiful. During the making of Twilight, the camera crews followed Rob as he filmed a love scene with Kristen Stewart. The songwriters, Glen E. Lamb, Jr. and Miki Howard, offer a masterful display of Shakespeare’s sonnet 116. The lyrics of the song perfectly encapsulate Rob’s deep feelings for Kristen. The music video perfectly encapsulates this storyline with its dreamlike cinematography and haunting violin. It was directed by Bill Pope, and you can check out his previous work, Pierrot La Francoise, here as well.
The Princess Meets Prince
If there is one song that perfectly captures the essence of Princess Twilight, it is The Princess Meets Prince. The collaboration between Glen E. Lamb, Jr. and Miki Howard is both sweet and melancholy. In the song, Roy, a commoner, desperately seeks the love of a fairytale princess. The song perfectly encapsulates this romance through its dreamy production and imaginative lyrics. The music video perfectly encapsulates this feeling of longing with its sweeping romantic imagery, lavish production, and haunting carnival-like atmosphere. The video was directed by Bill Pope, and you can check out his previous work, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, here too.
All I Want
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is one of James Duggan’s The Twilight Saga music videos. Set to Bernstein’s captivating musical score, the video perfectly encapsulates the tale of The Nutcracker and its titular character. Like many of the stories on this list, All I Want focuses on the impossible desire of its central character, Valentin. In the end, it is not love—but duty—that consoles him. The video’s cinematography is gorgeous, but it is the heartbreaking tune that lingers in your mind that forms the true lasting impression.
One More Day
The saga of Rob Pattinson continues with the bittersweet romance of One More Day. The lyrics of the song perfectly encapsulate the longing felt by those hoping to spend a little more time with their loved ones. Set to the tune of an evocative musical sequence, the song offers an optimistic outlook for those seeking true joy. The music video perfectly encapsulates this feeling of hope with its sweeping romantic imagery and colorful costumes. The video was directed by Bill Pope, and you can check out his previous work, An American Tail, here as well.
If there’s one song that perfectly encapsulates the longing felt by the female fans of Rob Pattinson, it is Honeycomb. The beautiful and haunting music video perfectly encapsulates this story of unrequited love through its rich and colorful imagery and creative choreography. It was directed by Bill Pope, and you can check out his previous work, The Princess Bond, here as well.
Let Me Love You
Let Me Love You is one of the most heartfelt songs in the entire Twilight soundtrack. The song perfectly encapsulates a mother’s enduring love for her child. While making The Twilight Saga, the producers asked Rob to read a mother’s letter that was included in the book. In the song, Elle, a poet, laments her lost love for her daughter. The song perfectly captures the desperate yearning felt by devoted mothers and their tender care and protection of their children. It was co-written by Elle and Adam Levy, and the music video perfectly encapsulates this heart-wrenching feeling through its poetic imagery and creative direction. The lyric video for the song was directed by Adam Levy, and you can check out his previous work, Forgiveness, here as well.
Let Me Love You (Reprise)
Let Me Love You (Reprise) continues the heart-wrenching romance found in the previous song. It is part of the remix to the song, and it was also inspired by a letter from Rob’s mother. Here, Elle and Adam pay homage to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet through their creative adaptation of the famous love story. The music video perfectly encapsulates this bittersweet tale of young lovers with its sweeping views of Italy and creative editing.
One of the most sensual songs in the entire Twilight soundtrack, Wedding Ring perfectly encapsulates the longing felt by those seeking true love. Set to the tune of a rousing barn-burner, the song perfectly captures the joy felt by romantics. The music video perfectly encapsulates this feeling of optimism for those seeking true happiness through its kaleidoscopic imagery and creative editing. The video was directed by Johan Renck, and you can check out his previous work, I Do, here too.
The final song on our list is Wedding Wire. The song’s lyrics perfectly encapsulate the Romantic Ideal found in Love And Spirits. Set to the hypnotic drumming of Thom Egan, the song perfectly encapsulates this sense of longing through its sweeping cinematic imagery and creative editing. The video perfectly encapsulates this spirit of romance through its gorgeous imagery, colorful costumes, and imaginative sets. It was directed by Johan Renck, and you can check out his previous work, I Do, here as well.