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Top 100 Love Songs(4)

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

70. Delaney & Bonnie & Friends – Never Ending Song of Love (1971)

Delaney & Bonnie - "Never Ending Song Of Love"Courtesy Atco Records

Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett recorded a series of albums with a transient group of fellow musicians. This was one of their biggest hits.

69. Stevie Nicks with Don Henley – Leather and Lace (1981)

Stevie Nicks and Don Henley - "Leather and Lace"Courtesy Modern Records

This romantic classic was the first hit by Don Henley outside of the Eagles and the second hit for Stevie Nicks outside of Fleetwood Mac.

68. John Mayer – Your Body Is a Wonderland (2002)

John Mayer - "Your Body Is a Wonderland"Courtesy Columbia Records

John Mayer brings physical intimacy into the world of romantic classics.

67. Anita Baker – Sweet Love (1986)

Anita Baker - "Sweet Love"Courtesy Elektra

Anita Baker was a mildly successful r&b singer until this song landed in the pop top 10 and turned her into a household name.

66. Bread – If (1971)

Bread - "If"Courtesy Elektra

Perhaps the pinnacle of 70’s soft rock, this song has been a wedding and prom classic for decades.

65. Dawn featuring Tony Orlando – Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree (1973)

Dawn featuring Tony Orlando - "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree"Courtesy Bell Records

Originally inspired by a story of a convict returning home, this song has become best known as a tribute to overseas soldiers and their ultimate return home.

64. Wings – Silly Love Songs (1976)

Wings - "Silly Love Songs"Courtesy Capitol Records

Paul McCartney successfully answered his critics with this #1 pop smash.

63. Dan Fogelberg – Longer (1979)

Dan Fogelberg - "Longer"Courtesy Asylum

Singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg delivers a list of analogies for enduring love.

62. INXS – Never Tear Us Apart (1988)

INXS - "Never Tear Us Apart"Courtesy Atlantic

Filled with dramatic pauses and instrumental flourishes, this song was also played at the funeral for INXS lead vocalist Michael Hutchence.

61. Sting – Fields of Gold (1993)

Sting - "Fields of Gold"Courtesy A&M Records

Sting stikes a distinctly rural tone in this romantic tune.

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February 13, 2010 - Posted by | 1

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