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Top 100 Love Songs (1)

Love songs are central to pop music. This is a list of 100 of the greatest romantic classics of all time.

100. Tears for Fears – Head Over Heels (1985)

Tears for Fears - Courtesy Mercury Records

This is probably the most straightforward romantic song ever recorded by new wave pop duo Tears for Fears.

99. Christina Aguilera – Ain’t No Other Man (2006)

Christina AguileraCourtesy RCA

If this song is any indication, marriage has been a very good thing for Christina Aguilera.

98. Rupert Holmes – Escape (The Pina Colada Song) (1979)

Rupert Holmes - Courtesy Infinity Records

Best known as a songwriter and stage composer, Rupert Holmes became an unlikely pop star with this clever tale of love and personal ads.

97. Amy Grant – Baby Baby (1991)

Amy Grant - Courtesy A&M Records

Amy Grant’s effervescent, ebullient expression of love became a #1 pop smash.

96. Anne Murray – You Needed Me (1978)

Anne Murray - Courtesy Capitol Records

This powerful expression of romantic appreciation is Anne Murray’s only #1 pop hit in the US.

95. Barbra Streisand – Love Theme From ‘A Star Is Born’ (Evergreen) (1976)

Barbra Streisand - Courtesy Columbia Records

Barbra Streisand took home both an Academy Award for Best Song from a Motion Picture and Grammy Award for Song of the Year for this record.

94. Melanie – Brand New Key (1971)

Melanie - Courtesy Neighborhood Records

Folk-pop singer Melanie hit #1 on the pop singles chart with this clever romance. Some radio stations banned it claiming sexual implications in the lyrics.

93. Savage Garden – Truly, Madly, Deeply (1997)

Savage Garden - Courtesy Columbia Records

This was the first #1 hit, an unabashedly romantic song, for Australian pop duo Savage Garden.

92. Orleans – Still the One (1976)

Orleans - Courtesy Asylum Records

This expression of appreciation for long-term relationships became the subject of controversy when George W. Bush’s 2004 campaign began using the song without seeking permission from the band, including future Democratic congressman John Hall.

91. Tina Turner – The Best (1989)

Tina Turner - Courtesy Capitol Records

February 6, 2010 - Posted by | 1

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